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Fitted the new badges
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Added a bit of bling under the bonnet with some DEI products.... I could lie and say it was to help with heat soak, but I just wanted the bling
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Fitted some of them new embossed badges that are currently doing the rounds

Did the EGR/Air Intake sticky and fitted the AR EGR (with 4 holes) blanking plate.

Also discovered after 5 years of ownership that I only had 1/3 of a seal fitted intake (new one on order) ... Probably explaining the amount of crud on the outside of the intake as well as the inside (and under my nails still) ...had to fabricate a seal by cutting thin strip of rubber and wrapping it into the groove (wasn't that a song) as a quick fix until the new one arrives.

Next ... 4 new tyres, me and the car are loving the extra mileage to work these days but the kuhmos that I fitted last time are pants ... 7k max on the fronts ... Never again
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Pipercross filter, engine flushed, oil and filters changed and some of them new embossed badges fitted.
Search for replacement subframe and undertray has begun!
Nice burble coming from engine and flat spot seems to have diminished.
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Were you in north Preston this afternoon?
Saw an all black 159 (incl wheels).
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Much needed clean

Gave it the post-holiday-motorway wash, inside and out. Wow, the difference... the inside was a mess of sand, sweet wrappers and empty water bottles. The outside was a graveyard for hundreds of suicidal flying insects. Looks much better now.
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4 new Michelin pilot super sports, a full 4 wheel alignment and a change of oil.

....ready for the ring
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Took the 159 to Alfa Aid for service and MOT.

All OK!
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Replaced EGR valve. Perfect again, slight hesitancy gone!
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Replaced EGR valve. Perfect again, slight hesitancy gone!

Not gone completely! Try fitting this and cleaning the MAP sensor (check out how much gunk it's covered in!



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Sigh. Lucky white heather....just got her back from the bodyshop two weeks ago after damage from a council van.

Got rear ended by some auld codger on Friday evening, so back to the bodyshop she's going. She also seems to have sprung a wee leak. Bummer is that the spider is actually in need of a bumper respray....the brera isn't. Sods law I was driving the brera when I got bumped into.

Wonder what courtesy car I'll get.
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4 new Michelin pilot super sports, a full 4 wheel alignment and a change of oil.

....ready for the ring
Hope you've got a dash cam ready for that Jay
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Just fitted an E-Prance dash cam, nice and tidy as it sticks to the screen behind the rear view mirror.
I hate those on sucker pads.
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Just fitted an E-Prance dash cam, nice and tidy as it sticks to the screen behind the rear view mirror.
I hate those on sucker pads.
Which model? There seems to be loads by that brand on Amazon.
Thinking of getting one myself.
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Mine is the E-Prance 1296P full HD with GPS.
I have run the cable fully out of sight until it gets to the console where I have it plugged in, I will hard wire it later if I get on with it.
So far so good, better than I thought.
I had two things of equal measures when I was looking, of course it had to work well but also had to be small enough to be hidden right out of sight, so far both come up to the mark.
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Hi guys, just to let you know that the new 2015 style badges are now available as alloy wheel centre caps. Be warned though they weren't the easiest to fit on my 159s wheels, it seems some wheels require different size teeth on the back of the cap, even though the badge size is the same?! But a bit of silicone sealant on the back of the teeth sticks them in place perfectly.

(in the interest of transparency I am the seller)

http://ebay.co.uk/itm/4X-Alfa-Romeo-...-/281794373355
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Had the rear passenger side speaker replaced today. Couldn't stand that bzzz,bzzz, bzzz noise anymore ! Got a spare one going if needed.
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Fitted yet another LED side light. The original 9 LED started to go after a couple of years with a couple of the LED's failing, was replaced by a COB LED, when I noticed that one side had failed (raising canbus error).
Replaced by another, which, despite claiming to be CANBUS constantly threw up an error, and were incredibly thick so getting them in the hole was needless to say difficult.
Lost yet another LED inside the light cluster (was not going to be pulled back through the hole, so pushed through and fished out, only for it to fall to the bottom!

So new bulbs, beautiful fit! Even better than the original 9 LED ones.

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1st mod on my new 159... new LED number plate light units, I got a few of these in stock if anyone else wants a pair.

1st pic shows the difference between std 501 bulb and the new LED units !!

Also my COB angel eyes arrived for my project ...
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Think I picked up some points. :a typical country town, previously 40, now 30 with a long straight zone before you actually hit the town, comingfrom a 60, took my foot off the gas allowing natural deceleration as I saw the van (about 3-400m away), was doing about 45 I think at the time, quickly down to 30, but in time?


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Think I picked up some points. :a typical country town, previously 40, now 30 with a long straight zone before you actually hit the town, comingfrom a 60, took my foot off the gas allowing natural deceleration as I saw the van (about 3-400m away), was doing about 45 I think at the time, quickly down to 30, but in time?


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Probably not in time if they're anything like in my neck of the woods.
I was done from a long way away, when I saw the van, at some distance I might add, I was 100% certain I was dead on 30, but got done doing 35.
So expect the triple whammy of fine, points and more expensive insurance.
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Decided to inspect my rear sub-frame and trailing arms for rust and treat them before winter.
I could clearly see there was zero quality control at the company who made the trailing arms, if you want to find rust spots just wire brush any weld you can see, same goes for the sub-frame. Shocking bird poo welding and spatter all over the place.

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Front sub-frame next week which doesn't look too bad......
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Not today...but this week. Had to fit new clips to the headlights as the plastic surrounds had seperated only to find the bottom support had broke also I wonder if Alfa make these supports there must have been a problem with the original design of the units to begin with Then to end the week the crankshaft power steering pulley was replaced as it decided to seperate at 40 mph Monday night. While this was being done discovered the front sub-frame could do with a bit of fettling and the front pads are looking a bit low . Fingers crossed thats all for the moment.
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Spent the summer working in the French Alps with my 159... didn't take one picture of it and only washed it once. Awesome summer.
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