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London to Staffordshire for a family gathering. M40 very sticky on the way up, took nearly 4 hours.... Fine on the way back, average speed 62 mph over 130 miles of good roads and motorways with 39.8 mpg on the computer. Very civilised.
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Fitted a new set of Tyres today, I managed to get 22K miles from the Accelera's I fitted, they were adequate and did the job. This is the last set as she will be replaced in 2014 with a Petrol VRS estate...
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Got a set of roof bars, feet and a box from ebay and gumtree, mounted it all this weekend. Hoping to collect lots of presents in it over the next few days!!



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A man that speaks of performance but yet drives a " DIESEL"

is the type of man that stands at Alfa meets in his beige elasticated trousers boring everyone about performance figures then drives home watching his fuel gauge all the way home.....
sorry.

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Yes it is the solution, we worked on this for over 2 years to get it right, don't suppose you have driven a 159 or Brera with this done, no thought not

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Tried to get a better boot lid alignment, result is better, not perfect though.
How can one adjust a left/right difference? And no, not by the adjustable springs - they are just there to dampen closing and help openening the first cm.
Did same, had same issues but improved look but slightly harder to close.

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Had a bit of day of it.....

Modified my airbox: http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...irbox-mod.html

Added an oil catch can:

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...and pulled the headlights off to check on the status of Project Halo (and to change those crap LED H7 bulbs for some proper Philips Diamond Vision H7's !!)

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just changed the headlight bulbs on my 159 2.4 ti , decided to do an upgrade to osram nightbreakers !!! .
not tried ,em out yet . this job has just been a complete PITA. outers ,ie dip beam easy very straight forward , the high beams a complete and utter bas"%%& of a job .
i suppose there is a consolation in the bumper doesnt have to come off !!!!
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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.
I'd love a bigger garage, I have a standard width, but extra length, 'ooh er missus'! (23 feet) but I still have the same problem as you with the width. If I want to do anything on the car that isn't on the front of back, she has to go outside. I am fortunate in as much as I have the area behind the gates (which is where the car is now, up on stands) to keep prying eyes away.
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2008 159 1.9JTDm

Replaced the fuel pressure regulator, cleaned the MAP sensor and the EGR valve. EML came back on though due to insufficient air flow through the EGR so I'll have to do it again. Can't afford a remap at the mo. Oh, gave the car a clean as well.
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Lexus, Seat is the wifes.

Just got fed up with the knocking and rattling from the suspension, sort one thing only to be greeted with another noise a week later.

Pick the new car up tomorrow, hope I don't get too much dust in my eye when I leave her.
Thats something to get excited about.lol

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Good job were not all you, otherwise there would be no BMW, Audi or
Japanese car manufacturers to offer choice.
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Fitted the Autodelta rear splitter, 19" BBS alloys with P Zero's, and an alloy fuel flap cover. other than that it was a boring day!
Looks great

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Our community is split in half. The Purists vs the Mod'ers. I have entered into arguments with many over the mods to my own car & the Projects to mass modify others. What is clear is that while a purist might voice an opinion of dislike over a mod performed, I have to say, of all the forums I am on this one is the most accepting / least offensive in that regard.

Essentially, we all just agree to disagree and do it nicely like proper car lovers.

Beauty, after all is a relative concept.
The 159 is old enough and cheap enough to become a car for modifying esp suspension and mapping stance etc can add up to a much more pleasurable machine to own.

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You serious? R8's in a different league entirely .



Absolutely, and then some.
Compare it to the rival ie Ferrari and then the audi becomes a sports car not supercar.
V10 does sound good on the reps car though.
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I am lucky because my wife is a very good driver. The 159 is her car and during school term time covers over 60 km per day. The GT is mine and we let each other drive our cars. Our 22 year old son is also an excellent driver and is allowed to drive the 159 from time to time.

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Just got my baby back to-day from Alexanders, main Alfa dealer in Stockton. (they have 2 4C's in the showroom). I'm 2500 lighter in the wallet, but I think it was worth it. Bonnet re-sprayed, full Alfa OE body kit supplied, painted and fitted. Last bit is Autodelta back boxes which arrive next week.
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You've ruined it!
Like it, before and after

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Well its not a mod or a fix I would have considered, but the total f*@!king eejit that opened their door into mine denting the not so easy to fix swage line thought it would improve the look of my pristine black 159 ti SW. Some people just need to get over their envy. Was probably a BMW driver !
Annoying, had a few removed by a mate paintless dent removal swage line no probs only at edges where seams are layered.
Bought a set of door defenders from amazon . Foam covered strips with magnetic strip coveted in felt.
Anti theft wires to keep them from easy removal.
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Took delivery of engine oil, gear oil, brake fluid, air filter and pollen filter...all ready for the service next week. Saved a fortune ordering all the parts and getting a garage to do the labour.

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You reminded me I had some to fit to my car, just took me about 3hrs
Found it hard to get the drill in place
Still I think they look ok, I have kept the rubbers to fit over for the UK MOT, just in case!
Wow.
Now on my list of never ending upgrades

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Last thread was not showing the photo?
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Finally got round to taking some photos after the alloys were refurbed, they look great!! Unfortunately haven't got any before photos but they were pretty mashed up. They have done an excellent job of colour matching. All in came to 370 including a courtesy car for 2 days. Couldn't be happier, it has completely changed the look of the car.
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Rim Ringz alloy wheel protector installed
Have just got a set silver once scuffed wheel repaired will fit them on hopefully will keep missus from giving me a fill and paint every few months.

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Rim Ringz alloy wheel protector installed
Are they any good

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Just a couple of pic if you like ...
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Never checked and now I am in a business travel. I will tell you on Friday. Anyway I don't think you can mount any spacer on the 19/235.

A detail of the wheel if you need. Brake calipers must be renovated after 130.000 km
Fantastic picture

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Took it to the Eastern Europeans for a wash, then home to finish it off (on street parking only) with a polish and wax (AG's SRP and poorboys Nattys was and wheel sealant). Even gave it a quick clay (frightening how much it picks up!)
First proper wash since the Eibachs and tinting, looks the right height now !
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Couldnt do that with a black car.
Take a lifetime to remove the swirl marks they leave from contaminated sponge cloths.lol

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