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So it's been a few months but as promised update on what the wheels look like, not to sure i prefer them, but it drives so much better with these wheels with Pirelli p zero's Mrs says looks less chavvy more executive.

I'll take that as a compliment

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So it's been a few months but as promised update on what the wheels look like, not to sure i prefer them, but it drives so much better with these wheels with Pirelli p zero's Mrs says looks less chavvy more executive.

I'll take that as a compliment

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They're hatchback wheels aren't they?
Which ones were the ''chavvy'' wheels?
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So it's been a few months but as promised update on what the wheels look like, not to sure i prefer them, but it drives so much better with these wheels with Pirelli p zero's Mrs says looks less chavvy more executive.

I'll take that as a compliment

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Turbines suit the 159 and Spider very well - I'm thinking of doing the same on my Spider - this one looks really good.
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These are the wheels i had on, unfortunately I had something effect the lacker and they peeled really bad! I'm keeping them and going to refurbish. I did personally really like the look of them, the new ones are nice perhaps not as mean looking now tho
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These are the wheels i had on, unfortunately I had something effect the lacker and they peeled really bad! I'm keeping them and going to refurbish. I did personally really like the look of them, the new ones are nice perhaps not as mean looking now tho
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These are the wheels i had on, unfortunately I had something effect the lacker and they peeled really bad! I'm keeping them and going to refurbish. I did personally really like the look of them, the new ones are nice perhaps not as mean looking now tho
I quite like those and I think they suit your colour car. I would be inclinded to have the refurbished but in a different colour, maybe Graphite or Gunmetal
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So it's been a few months but as promised update on what the wheels look like, not to sure i prefer them, but it drives so much better with these wheels with Pirelli p zero's Mrs says looks less chavvy more executive.

I'll take that as a compliment

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These are the wheels i had on, unfortunately I had something effect the lacker and they peeled really bad! I'm keeping them and going to refurbish. I did personally really like the look of them, the new ones are nice perhaps not as mean looking now tho
Personally dont like black alloys, but those do look very smart on your colour car.

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Dropped off the car at my mechanic for its 120K service. Besides filter changes and MAF cleaning etc, the handbrake needs a replacement (hadn't noticed it, as I never really use it), and a new EGR is fitted - once again.

I bought the car three years ago with 69K on the clock. At the 90K service, my mechanic changed the EGR as well due to the lag at 2000 RPM that I could notice. Now a new one, only 30K and 1,5 years later (yes, there was a lag again but much less than the previous time). I do not know if the previous owner changed the EGR at all during her 6 year ownership - but currently the car is on its third EGR, at least - potentially even more.

Blanking the EGR is not an option for me over here in Switzerland. If I would get caught for doing it, the fine would be massive - so forget about even mentioning it. Luckily 95% of my driving is on highway in 5th or 6th gear and so far I have never had any clogged DPF/EGR issues.

Therefore, a question to the guys who still run with an EGR: have you had to change the EGR as well at regular service intervals?

P.s. Luckily my car is still under warranty, and both the handbrake and the EGR goes on the warranty. Added a picture what she looked like at the drop off at the garage
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Dropped off the car at my mechanic for its 120K service. Besides filter changes and MAF cleaning etc, the handbrake needs a replacement (hadn't noticed it, as I never really use it), and a new EGR is fitted - once again.



I bought the car three years ago with 69K on the clock. At the 90K service, my mechanic changed the EGR as well due to the lag at 2000 RPM that I could notice. Now a new one, only 30K and 1,5 years later (yes, there was a lag again but much less than the previous time). I do not know if the previous owner changed the EGR at all during her 6 year ownership - but currently the car is on its third EGR, at least - potentially even more.



Blanking the EGR is not an option for me over here in Switzerland. If I would get caught for doing it, the fine would be massive - so forget about even mentioning it. Luckily 95% of my driving is on highway in 5th or 6th gear and so far I have never had any clogged DPF/EGR issues.



Therefore, a question to the guys who still run with an EGR: have you had to change the EGR as well at regular service intervals?



P.s. Luckily my car is still under warranty, and both the handbrake and the EGR goes on the warranty. Added a picture what she looked like at the drop off at the garage
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Therefore, a question to the guys who still run with an EGR: have you had to change the EGR as well at regular service intervals?
Not sure which engine you have but in my previous car a 1.9 GT, I only ever had to clean it. Several times over four years.


My 159 last night after I reversed a fair way back down a road developed a fault. The hill start symbol came on followed by the "security system failure" warning message. I'd also been using the spare key. This morning it was still showing the error and I couldn't start the car. Now, I normally just use the clutch to start it but after trying the brake instead it started. The A/C display then went blank. I've had this display blanking once before.

After a few restarts and miles later everything goes out. Back to normal. I had read whilst out (I'd took my mum's car for an MOT) that a low or dead battery causes this from a thread on here, so I'm guessing that the battery had charged up properly as I've been off work since Thursday and only used it for short journeys.

Anyway, and I'm tempting fate, the "glow plug not available" warning has cleared too. Car currently on one of my Optimate chargers.

Self repairing "Christine" perhaps as it has now twice self healed I've now learned the car does have hill start but I'm damned if I can work out how to use it even after reading the manual. Incidently I also found out why my internal boot release stopped working, it's a menu option

What a Christmas so far........

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[QUOTE=Wezley;14132769]Not sure which engine you have but in my previous car a 1.9 GT, I only ever had to clean it. Several times over four years.


My 159 last night after I reversed a fair way back down a road developed a fault. The hill start symbol came on followed by the "security system failure" warning message. I'd also been using the spare key. This morning it was still showing the error and I couldn't start the car. Now, I normally just use the clutch to start it but after trying the brake instead it started. The A/C display then went blank. I've had this display blanking once before.

After a few restarts and miles later everything goes out. Back to normal. I had read whilst out (I'd took my mum's car for an MOT) that a low or dead battery causes this from a thread on here, so I'm guessing that the battery had charged up properly as I've been off work since Thursday and only used it for short journeys.

Anyway, and I'm tempting fate, the "glow plug not available" warning has cleared too. Car currently on one of my Optimate chargers.

Self repairing "Christine" perhaps as it has now twice self healed I've now learned the car does have hill start but I'm damned if I can work out how to use it even after reading the manual. Incidently I also found out why my internal boot release stopped working, it's a menu option

What a Christmas so far........
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Not sure which engine you have but in my previous car a 1.9 GT, I only ever had to clean it. Several times over four years.


My 159 last night after I reversed a fair way back down a road developed a fault. The hill start symbol came on followed by the "security system failure" warning message. I'd also been using the spare key. This morning it was still showing the error and I couldn't start the car. Now, I normally just use the clutch to start it but after trying the brake instead it started. The A/C display then went blank. I've had this display blanking once before.

After a few restarts and miles later everything goes out. Back to normal. I had read whilst out (I'd took my mum's car for an MOT) that a low or dead battery causes this from a thread on here, so I'm guessing that the battery had charged up properly as I've been off work since Thursday and only used it for short journeys.

Anyway, and I'm tempting fate, the "glow plug not available" warning has cleared too. Car currently on one of my Optimate chargers.

Self repairing "Christine" perhaps as it has now twice self healed I've now learned the car does have hill start but I'm damned if I can work out how to use it even after reading the manual. Incidently I also found out why my internal boot release stopped working, it's a menu option

What a Christmas so far........
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After some experimenting with my Karcher pressure washer, I gave the Spider it's first wash at home today now that I have got the pressure washer approach ok enough to my liking. Will still be buying an air foam gun that uses a compressor in the future but still it is handy to have. I also did it to take the last pictures of it with its current wheels on before they are changed late January. Also I've never got any pictures of it with the roof down either.

Apart from going to a pro detailing/cleaning place at times in the future I'll be cleaning the Spider at home, given that there are some areas mainly around the windows that can let water in it if you give it a lot of force it is much better to do it at home since you have complete control. One thing though I did hear some couple after walking past and looking mumble with one of the lines I could hear "should have it valeted," yeah sure I can just go and get it properly valeted just like that. Some people never have anything positive to say.

Mind you, when I was taking the pictures in the location I picked quite a few people walk down there on a day like today and I did get a couple complement me and talk to me about the car for a few minutes, which was nice and restored things somewhat.

There are only 3 photos here, I did get more which I need to edit, I'll put those in the new thread I'll start when the wheels are on, along with some other changes.
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After having the silver roll hoop cover ripped off by the roof again - I've now done the electrical cord in the groove mod (pic 'borrowed' from original post) - so easy to do and the roof operation is definitely smoother - no more loud bangs!
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Completed the Nearside rear Disc and Pads as well as refurbishing under the arch etc.

Details are on my website 2008 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.2 JTS LE

Its getting quite long now so I might have to have a think about breaking it down.
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Completed the Nearside rear Disc and Pads as well as refurbishing under the arch etc.

Details are on my website 2008 Alfa Romeo Spider 2.2 JTS LE

Its getting quite long now so I might have to have a think about breaking it down.
Hi

Just had a browse of your website - really good. It's always in my mind to faff and do the stuff you've done, but I've just moved house from having a massive double garage that you could do a 3 point turn in, to a house with a garage you can drive in to but then can't open the doors wide enough to get out of the car.
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Dropped off the car at my mechanic for its 120K service. Besides filter changes and MAF cleaning etc, the handbrake needs a replacement (hadn't noticed it, as I never really use it), and a new EGR is fitted - once again.

I bought the car three years ago with 69K on the clock. At the 90K service, my mechanic changed the EGR as well due to the lag at 2000 RPM that I could notice. Now a new one, only 30K and 1,5 years later (yes, there was a lag again but much less than the previous time). I do not know if the previous owner changed the EGR at all during her 6 year ownership - but currently the car is on its third EGR, at least - potentially even more.

Blanking the EGR is not an option for me over here in Switzerland. If I would get caught for doing it, the fine would be massive - so forget about even mentioning it. Luckily 95% of my driving is on highway in 5th or 6th gear and so far I have never had any clogged DPF/EGR issues.

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P.s. Luckily my car is still under warranty, and both the handbrake and the EGR goes on the warranty. Added a picture what she looked like at the drop off at the garage
I have a 2008 2.4 JTDm. A reconditioned EGR valve was fitted at 43k miles in 2011 about a month after the warranty ended. This is still in the car now at 75K miles. So they can need replacing, but 3 seems quite a lot.
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