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Replacement battery on guarantee from Halfrauds yesterday, been playing up for the last couple of days, hazards flashing a couple of times when starter button was pressed, and then nothing. Although it was only just about 2 yrs old, it didn't surprise me that a cell had blown, with all the excessive cranking I previously had to do until Ned and the boys waved their magic hands over the SFs
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And this week I will be playing with the paintwork, subject to the rain staying away after today. I need to spend a few more hours claying the Rsend first though, to remove all the diesel grease that's built up on the flanks, surprising how much gets on there until you start claying and see all the yellow it picks up.
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Last weekend....new Ring Xenon 130% H7 bulbs in both the dipped and high beams (goodbye knuckles). Saturday I fitted some silvatec front indicator bulbs to do away with the yellowy look in those units with cleaner sidelight bulbs. Today several sets of Philip's Ultra White Vision 501s have arrived for the sides, puddles and rear number plate bulbs, as well as some pressed metal number plates. Currently waiting on some Osram Fogbreaker H1 bulbs in yellow (fancied doing something a bit different) to arrive for the front fogs. Then I'll turn my attention to some replacement emblems (perhaps opt for the black and silver metal ones to see how they look against the white car) and a replacement rear light unit (inner drivers side on bootlid) as it is mysterioulsy cracked.

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Last weekend....new Ring Xenon 130% H7 bulbs in both the dipped and high beams (goodbye knuckles). Saturday I fitted some silvatec front indicator bulbs to do away with the yellowy look in those units with cleaner sidelight bulbs. Today several sets of Philip's Ultra White Vision 501s have arrived for the sides, puddles and rear number plate bulbs, as well as some pressed metal number plates. Currently waiting on some Osram Fogbreaker H1 bulbs in yellow (fancied doing something a bit different) to arrive for the front fogs. Then I'll turn my attention to some replacement emblems (perhaps opt for the black and silver metal ones to see how they look against the white car) and a replacement rear light unit (inner drivers side on bootlid) as it is mysterioulsy cracked.

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These might look better against a white body.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7x-SET-Alf...AAAOSwys5WWYLx
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parked near the building at work today, came out tonight and the car was peppered in bird bombs. so i've cleaned it in the rain.
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These might look better against a white body.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/7x-SET-Alf...AAAOSwys5WWYLx
Thanks Alfahemi! Those are certainly interesting! Hadnt seen them before! I'll have a think before ordering either set!

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Some C*** keyed the side of the brera.
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Some C*** keyed the side of the brera.
never understood people doing it, thats even worse than the ******s that smash their crappy car doors into yours in parking lots.
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Used up a bit of sticky-backed plastic I had lying around...
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Used up a bit of sticky-backed plastic I had lying around...
me likey! looks mint
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Some C*** keyed the side of the brera.
Feckers. Why damage somebody's property for no reason. I'm guessing kids.
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No idea, but I'm having CCTV fitted at the weekend, then someones legs are going to be broken.
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No idea, but I'm having CCTV fitted at the weekend, then someones legs are going to be broken.
It happened at home then?
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i think so, there have been a few incidents to other cars/vans on my street recently. Never had any trouble before.
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i think so, there have been a few incidents to other cars/vans on my street recently. Never had any trouble before.
That's worse then. If it happened random it is just some annoying t**t whom happened to be passing by. This sounds like a ****** without a cause You worry that as soon as you fix it..
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Put it through its MOT and passed with no advisories.
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Just gone over the 40k mark
Haha, i Just passed 215'000 kms on my 159 2.4 Q-tronic lol
She's still going strong and I can say that it has passed my reliability expectations by a mile - occasional checks are the key
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Thought i'd waste away my Friday polishing and waxing. Also added a couple of QFV emblems
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Does anyone have any ideas about a 'crunching' type noise from the left front end as I turn the steering wheel after parking? Of course, there's no way I'd hear it when I'm moving, but it may still be there. Additionally, there's a marked 'donk' noise also from the left front whenever I'm on an uneven surface......not looking forward to any replies, but need to know in case it's a precursor to something more sinister.
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