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Had 2 new tyres fitted to the rear. They were looking like slicks

It always give me a good excuse to have a look around the car whilst it's up on the ramp. I couldn't believe how much c**p there was behind the rear wheel arch liner so that was a job when I got home to remove both rear liners and jet wash behind them. Also cleaned the wheels with 'Dragons Breath' whilst they were off the car. A good job, well done
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Just about to take her back to Portsmouth to have the under tray put back properly after Mondays service.
Attention to detail, makes you wonder what else they didnt do properly.
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Just about to take her back to Portsmouth to have the under tray put back properly after Mondays service.
Attention to detail, makes you wonder what else they didnt do properly.
I find the 220 mile round trip to Alfa Workshop preferable to using the garage you're talking about despite MM only being 10 minutes down the road from where we live.

Finally got the 4 wheel alignment done on my 159 by Alfa Workshop yesterday, car feels much much better so money well spent.
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I find the 220 mile round trip to Alfa Workshop preferable to using the garage you're talking about despite MM only being 10 minutes down the road from where we live.



Finally got the 4 wheel alignment done on my 159 by Alfa Workshop yesterday, car feels much much better so money well spent.

Similar experience as my local dealer, thoroughly recommend Jamie at Alfa workshop, Autolusso, or A for Alfa.


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Similar experience as my local dealer, thoroughly recommend Jamie at Alfa workshop, Autolusso, or A for Alfa.


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I might try one of them next as it makes absolute sense price wise but in MM's favour, I can easily get a lift back and forth from pompey and that saves a whole load of ball ache.
Anyway, under tray refitted after I pointed out the error, they couldn't spot it, the fact that it was below the wing and not up inside.
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Collect my new to me 159ti tomorrow afternoon. No sure I will sleep much tonight.

Sadly my 156 failed its MOT and needs a little welding, it will be on ebay on Sunday as it has served me well for 18 months I can't grumble.
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I might try one of them next as it makes absolute sense price wise but in MM's favour, I can easily get a lift back and forth from pompey and that saves a whole load of ball ache.
Anyway, under tray refitted after I pointed out the error, they couldn't spot it, the fact that it was below the wing and not up inside.
You should try Monza Sport in Ashington, OK another 35 miles from Portsmouth but you will find dealing with Kieth and Kevin a breath of fresh air, trust me.
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Thanks, I'll look them up. Must say I've never heard of Ashington, is it down Brighton way ?
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Took off the BMC CDA and gave it a good clean and re-oil.

...she can breathe more easily now!
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Just got back from collecting my new 159Ti, its very nice so much more refined than my ageing 156.

The power delivery of the 2.0JTDM was ok, certainly on a par with my old Seat Exeo 170, I definitely think a remap will be on the cards soon.

A quick pic on my way home waiting at the kebab van !!

Anyone know how many 159's wear the same bodykit as this?

Just going to read the manual now !
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You probably did it, but always worth taking the MAF out when you refit the filter so any excess oil doesn't go all over it, give it a few revs then refit the MAF. I'm not great at the re oil, it's a tad fiddly, so I tend to leave it standing overnight for any excess to run off.

Ought to clean mine actually, been a year since last clean.
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You probably did it, but always worth taking the MAF out when you refit the filter so any excess oil doesn't go all over it, give it a few revs then refit the MAF. I'm not great at the re oil, it's a tad fiddly, so I tend to leave it standing overnight for any excess to run off.

Ought to clean mine actually, been a year since last clean.

Not me al, I only lightly re oil so no need to do the maf bypass trick. Also the angles on the silicon hoses and stretch make it a real ball ache to pull the maf out so laziness always wins
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Two new front tyres and some new brake pads for me today.

Waiting on the wizard exhaust to be made before I get to be a bit more loud, can't wait for the drive back with that.
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Anyone know how many 159's wear the same bodykit as this?
Not many!!! Is that the factory Bodykit? if so I have only ever seen one other. They do look tasty with it though!

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Not many!!! Is that the factory Bodykit? if so I have only ever seen one other. They do look tasty with it though!

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I am pretty sure its the factory bodykit, looks the same from what I have googled and fits very well.

does look different, and I am very happy with it. I like cars that are different and standout from the crowd, hence I have never owned a BMW !
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Got the engine oil light warning, so thought it best to top it up with 1litre, two hundred miles later got the light again...no oil.
Bit worried, so double checked the dip stick, looked fine, restarted and dashboard showed it as full, go figure!?


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Got the engine oil light warning, so thought it best to top it up with 1litre, two hundred miles later got the light again...no oil.
Bit worried, so double checked the dip stick, looked fine, restarted and dashboard showed it as full, go figure!?


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The dashboard warning/graph is a PITA and should be taken with a pinch of salt.
The first time I had the warning (not bar chart) it scared the life out of me.
Like yours, the dip stick was fine.
The culprit? Two wheels on the kerb...
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The dashboard warning/graph is a PITA and should be taken with a pinch of salt.
The first time I had the warning (not bar chart) it scared the life out of me.
Like yours, the dip stick was fine.
The culprit? Two wheels on the kerb...
I personbally find, if your on a level surface 1 bar = 100ml. (150ml tops!)
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What have you done to your 159/Brera/Spider today?

Cheers, I should note the first warning was expected as it had been 1/2 bars for a while before!

As always interesting that the consensus about the correct oil changes between 5w-40 and 5w-40 depending who you ask. Think 5w-40 is better for the engine long term though.

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This one is just about driving. Saturday we went for a run to Chipping Campden. A nice day out, about 2 hours each way. Yesterday up at the crack of dawn to get to Swanage for a dive by 10am high water. Back the same day. 3 hours each way. Just around 40 mpg both days. Considering the rate of progress and occasionally enthusiatic motoring I'm very happy with that. I still think replacing the dual mass flywheel has made the gear change a bit smoother. That eases my pain on the cost of it a little.
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MOT passed with no advisories, and 0.72 particulates with no DPF.
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Trip from Liverpool over to Sherburn Motor Spares to pick up a couple of 19" Ti alloys to make a full spare set for winter tyres as soon as they are refurbished.
Came home and removed both front wheels, and the wheel arch liners, ripped the one way valves off the sunroof drain tubes which should stop the interior flooding.
Fitted a pair of front mudflaps which ought to help reduce stone chipping to the rear doors.
Tomorrow a wash and a wax and fit the rear mudflaps I think.

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