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You must be a gambling man. I've never let mine go below about 30.
I'm not sure if it can be trusted!
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Had mine go into the dangerous zone at the weekend but very rarely let it get that low.
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You must be a gambling man. I've never let mine go below about 30.

I'm not sure if it can be trusted!

I got to the airport on Tuesday with over 70showing, start up with ---miles. On mine it won't show anything below 50. I've driven over 100miles with the fuel light on before so getting a bit more confident (cocky) with it, I'm sure I get caught out.

The light comes on with around 100 left, and miles left disappear at 50, which isn't too bad at a constant speed on the motorway.


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I'm think the light comes on at 50 with mine, and indicates miles 'remaining' below that (petrol engine).
It's only happened once or twice though, and a long time ago, so I could be mistaken.
Maybe SpiderSaint can tell us (same car and engine as mine).
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Replaced both the inlet and exhaust solenoids (used the GM ones, which are identical - and cheap!).
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I'm think the light comes on at 50 with mine, and indicates miles 'remaining' below that (petrol engine).
It's only happened once or twice though, and a long time ago, so I could be mistaken.
Maybe SpiderSaint can tell us (same car and engine as mine).
Mine gets to 1/8 of a tank then the alarm goes off, the fuel sign comes on and I get 'limited cruising' and just the 3 or 4 dashes but wont tell me how many miles are left.
Very rarely will I go as low as a 1/4 tank, think it was many years of diesel driving got me into that habit as you'd be pretty daft letting diesel get low.
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Mine gets to 1/8 of a tank then the alarm goes off, the fuel sign comes on and I get 'limited cruising' and just the 3 or 4 dashes but wont tell me how many miles are left.
Very rarely will I go as low as a 1/4 tank, think it was many years of diesel driving got me into that habit as you'd be pretty daft letting diesel get low.
You can have the miles displayed with the appropriate setting on the trip computer (A or B).
I remember the fuel sign but not an alarm.
I also do the 1/4 tank thing - it drinks petrol so damn quick!
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Cleaned bird mess off again. Really what is the point of birds? or are our local ones just targeting black Alfas
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I got a local body shop repair guy to "have a go" at sorting my rock n roll drivers seat,50 and it's 90% better so i guess i'll have to live with it.
popped in to Guests wolverhampton Alfa dealers, regards the problem a few days prior ,all they said is it's a complete new seat sir 2950. Ha Ha they clearly didn't want an 08 brera prodrive 2.2 cluttering up there posh dealership forecourt, and didn't want the hassle.
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Cleaned bird mess off again. Really what is the point of birds? or are our local ones just targeting black Alfas
Same here. It's like a scene from a Hitchcock film around here.

I've been parking in the same spot for 3 1/2 years now and never seen it so bad. And from the size of the hits, I'm guessing a flock of Canadian geese at least!

This is my first and last black car...
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Put the Prodrive wheels on with my summer tyres. Impressed, but certainly not blown away, TI wheels definitely look better. The gunmetal prodrives look a bit dull, I think the sportwagon in black needs the brightwork, so I reckon I'll get them resprayed silver for next summer.
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Agree with you alcooker.
Those wheels look great on a Brera, much less on a 159 IMHO.
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