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Cheers, I know of one very local to my Mum. They did it, it was just that they don't seem to be open on a Saturday morning any more. I was off work Wednesday with other things to do so took the opportunity.
what tyres did you go for? im currently deliberating....and leaning toward Goodyear eagle f1 assym 3s....can get them for 130 each fitted so good price too
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passed MOT this morning, lost a week of the MOT as I had changed plates since the last one, and now they are all computerized it goes on the plate rather than chassis number .. strange.. but a pass with no advisories.
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MOT gained - advisory on Exhaust Flexi Joint - local exhaust shop should be able to cut and weld one in.
...which they did for half the cost of the Alfa part.
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I am designing a real LEd taillight for my 159 http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...7366eceb84.jpg
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push it! (it's bloody heavy) bloody thing lost all power, kept changing down gears, then it stopped. won't start. waiting on green flag to come.
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what tyres did you go for? im currently deliberating....and leaning toward Goodyear eagle f1 assym 3s....can get them for 130 each fitted so good price too
Michelin Primacy 3 on the rear and just some Nexen's on the front. Michelin's were 150+fitting and the Nexens 100+fitting, per pair obviously.
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For a week or so, have a V6 Brera to go along with the V6 SW.

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Service done and Piper Cross air filter fitted, also just put down deposit for Wizard pipes to be made up, no idea when they will be ready as there's quite a waiting list apparently, when they are done I'll see what its like and might then go for the re-map, hopefully bye bye hesitation that still catches me out now and again.
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Cursed the dealership I bought the 159 from! Total bodge job on a brand new top suspension arm fitted just before I bought the car which is now costing me 's to put right.
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Cursed the dealership I bought the 159 from! Total bodge job on a brand new top suspension arm fitted just before I bought the car which is now costing me 's to put right.
there's nothing worse than having to put right a bodged job. picked my bella up this morning, after having a pamper session at the alfa indy.
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Just back home from trip to Autolusso, the prognosis of my gearbox noises isn't good decision time for me, so nothing like putting off a decision for a little while, I'll take my beloved 200k mile 159 off the road, and I'm already hitting the used car guides and forums for a cheap Alfa with plenty MOT left to give me breathing room. Looking for something to have a lot fun with, maybe 147 petrol. No other brands will be considered.
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Just back home from trip to Autolusso, the prognosis of my gearbox noises isn't good decision time for me, so nothing like putting off a decision for a little while, I'll take my beloved 200k mile 159 off the road, and I'm already hitting the used car guides and forums for a cheap Alfa with plenty MOT left to give me breathing room. Looking for something to have a lot fun with, maybe 147 petrol. No other brands will be considered.
get a late model 166 3.2 v6
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get a late model 166 3.2 v6
Like your style!
Trouble is there's so few 166s around, never mind trying to find a good facelifted V6.
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Like your style!
Trouble is there's so few 166s around, never mind trying to find a good facelifted V6.
yeh I had a quick look after i'd posted that, rare as rocking horse s**t!
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yeh I had a quick look after i'd posted that, rare as rocking horse s**t!
Haha, we were probably looking at the same ad at the same time!
This does look good, albeit a TS. Alfa Romeo 166 2.0 T.Spark Lusso 4dr
The revised front end makes all the difference.
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Haha, we were probably looking at the same ad at the same time!
This does look good, albeit a TS. Alfa Romeo 166 2.0 T.Spark Lusso 4dr
The revised front end makes all the difference.
haha yes that is exactly the one :P....would have to be the 3.2 v6 though really....wouldn't be interested in the 2.0
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sorry 3.0....for some reason thought it was a 3.2

not face lift, but still....

Used 2000 Alfa Romeo 166 V6 24V SPORTRONIC for sale in Swansea | Pistonheads
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sorry 3.0....for some reason thought it was a 3.2

not face lift, but still....

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Now that car looks amazing.
What a collector's item. So much car for so little money
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