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Removed the awful Phillips Nightbreakers I installed pre MOT and refitted HID's
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Removed the awful Phillips Nightbreakers I installed pre MOT and refitted HID's

Was that precautionary? I've passed 3/4 MoT with them in .


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Has anyone here had an Alfatune done on a 2.2 if so what are / were the 'real world' results?
I can't comment re Alfatune but this is what my local remap guys said.

"*In reality being a naturally aspirated engine they donít gain huge PEAK power figures above the factory 185bhp (they run around 192bhp peak tuned) but you have to remember these peak numbers are made just before the rev-limiter. The main improvements on the car are in the mid-range between 1800-4500rpm where the cars are typically driven. They become far more responsive with less hesitation and have a decent torque improvement all the way through the mid-range. Whilst this doesnít add to the peak numbers it makes them far more urgent where you actually drive the car.*"

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No ... i'd not had my lights properly aligned since fitting Halo's last year and as i'd only roughly set the adjusters I wanted to get them done with normal lamps in then revert back, as they are bloody awful on country lanes at night
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Left her at Autolusso on Monday to try and get this electrics bug sorted, Spring Alf Day just around the corner and I haven't got a car.
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Just had the call and I'm picking her up this afternoon, they've changed a relay that was getting hotter than it should be and that's the cheap option, next time it might have to be the steering lock ECU and that's going to cost me plenty.
Fingers crossed I get it back without breaking down.
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Just had the call and I'm picking her up this afternoon, they've changed a relay that was getting hotter than it should be and that's the cheap option, next time it might have to be the steering lock ECU and that's going to cost me plenty.
Fingers crossed I get it back without breaking down.
Good luck SS. It sounds like a right bloody nuisance.
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just finished fitting new front discs and pads , went for MTEC drilled only with the silver coating and mintex pads . got the rear discs and pads int garage ready to fit , hope the rears go as smoothly as the fronts .
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Good luck SS. It sounds like a right bloody nuisance.
Yep sure is, they ran it for 4 hours at the garage but it wouldnt break down, anyway, a relay has been changed so fingers crossed, I'll give it a good try on Sunday.
To be honest Laurence wasnt all that confident that the relay will sort it and is leaning towards the steering lock ecu, not as expensive as I at first thought @ under £300.
I now have the worst bit going on, Im waiting for it to break down and we wont know if its been fixed for a while or until it stops.
I would have had the steering ecu changed there and then to be honest be its a 2 to 3 week delivery time from Italy so makes sense to drive her now and hope the relay sorts it out.
At least I should be able to make it to the Spring Alfa Day at Beaulieu on the 17th

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Lapped up compliments from someone who came and said the 159 looks stunning and his other half wanted know how much he had to earn to own one :-)
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Lapped up compliments from someone who came and said the 159 looks stunning and his other half wanted know how much he had to earn to own one :-)
They have good taste.
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They have good taste.
Talking money is vulgar, people either possess good taste or they don't, and looking at the multitude of nondescript hatchbacks and SUVs out there, most don't.
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Talking money is vulgar, people either possess good taste or they don't, and looking at the multitude of nondescript hatchbacks and SUVs out there, most don't.
High five to that.
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Have any of you guys found an easy way to change the passenger's side front indicator bulb? Even my wife and son with their long thin fingers can't get inside the housing and twist the holder out. I have no chance at all with my short, thicker fingers. The driver's side one is probably worse. I have been thinking about making a tool with a knob on the end that will grip the thing and enable it to be twisted without having to get your fingers inside, but I haven't worked it out yet.
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I managed to damage the front bumper reversing the Spider into the garage. It's only about a 1cm long but annoying all the same and just before SAD as well
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I managed to damage the front bumper reversing the Spider into the garage. It's only about a 1cm long but annoying all the same and just before SAD as well
I managed to curb the passenger side rear wheel twice in two days on the Spider (something I never do!) - was raving mad at myself - I feel your pain..
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Have any of you guys found an easy way to change the passenger's side front indicator bulb? Even my wife and son with their long thin fingers can't get inside the housing and twist the holder out. I have no chance at all with my short, thicker fingers. The driver's side one is probably worse. I have been thinking about making a tool with a knob on the end that will grip the thing and enable it to be twisted without having to get your fingers inside, but I haven't worked it out yet.


I've done it several time, quite easy I thought. It's one of the most common for people to remove...ask anyone whose installed LED sidelights and had to retrieve the bulbs by putting blue tack on a stick through the indicator aperture!



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