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Finally got my winter tyres fitted today, £40 all in at tawes tyres, Inverurie . First class, couldn't fault them. They have a large warm waiting room that has big glass panels so that you can watch them at work on your car!!
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Took my 159 to Autolusso to get the wiper linkage fixed, it had properly snapped, met Dan (Pud237), who talked me through it.
Around ~£80 all in, certainly better than £200+ labour that it would have cost for a brand new one.
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Forgot to put the car in the garage overnight and woke to a frozen handbrake! Technical tap sorted it out though. Safely in bed tonight!
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Tried upgrading all my lights.

HID bulbs didn't work.
Couldn't get out the glove box light out as it was to stiff.
Didn't wana attempt the reading lights til I get the bojo tools.

Managed to upgrade the puddle lights and the boot light though along with reg lights, big improvement
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Left it with JRC Autos for some TLC - timing belt, water pump, anti freeze, a new EGR and leaking coolant.

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Nothing, its in the shop beeing seen too.....

Hpefully collecting tomorrow...
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Drove from the welsh borders to nottingham in the snow, was all happy and felt well chuffed...until i noticed the 8 inch crack in the windscreen. Bummer
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Changed the gearbox oil and, on retiring the lower crankcase protection, my service shop noted there was a slight oil leak from the oil temperature and pressure sensor...gosh!!!



I'll fix the next week or so. The whole crankcase must be unscrewed and separated from the engine block, so I foresee quite a few hours repairing this . €€€€ out of my wallet!!:

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Took it down a bloody scary steep, snowy ramp into the car park where I live. There's a sliding door and a pillar just beyond the entrance, so any overshoot would have been bound to send me into that.

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Been out in it. Q4 is amazing on untreated roads, even some quite steep ones
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I've been admiring Bellas new "two-tone" paint scheme: everything above the swage line is Carbonio Nero. Everything below the swage line is salt crust white.
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Replaced the front and rear Alfa badges
Out of interest, where did u get the badges? Mine are looking a bit faded
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Out of interest, where did u get the badges? Mine are looking a bit faded
Hi there, Alfashop Limited were the cheapest - Rear £39.95, front £36.95, free delivery.
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/ALFASHOP-LT...=p4634.c0.m322

Much easier to fit than the 916 Spider I had. Three bolts on the front, one on the back, sorted in about 30 minutes

159 appear more, but some have put the Brera badge on a 159.
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Hi there, Alfashop Limited were the cheapest - Rear £39.95, front £36.95, free delivery.
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/ALFASHOP-LT...=p4634.c0.m322

Much easier to fit than the 916 Spider I had. Three bolts on the front, one on the back, sorted in about 30 minutes

159 appear more, but some have put the Brera badge on a 159.
That's great, thanks. Was hoping it'd be easy. I'll order those now
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Removed my EGR restricter before the garage looks at the EGR tomorrow. only 2,000miles and already a fairly thick layer of soot on it, shows how much is going into engine, broke the bonnet release catch into the bargain, bugger!
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About to test my snow tyres on 50 miles of country roads with 1/2 foot of snow outside..... wish me luck!
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Today I mopped out the drivers footwell.

Which was flooded due to me crying all the way home yesterday.

Is there anything more painful (to a Scot, at least) than a hefty garage bill?
 
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Hmmm,
just back from Johnsons of solihull with my suspected EGR and broken bonnet catch. Well, lets say I was not very impressed. Said they couldn't get the bonnet open, but then read the OBD code, telling me I had sticky flutter valves and error with the cooling fan ecu.
Except they couldn't do anything about it, as they would have to replace my entire cabling to the bonnet catch, and dismantle the bonnet to get it open, they 'tried everything' to open it. Wanted £45 for the privilege of telling me that.

Got home, got the (broken) black plastic bonnet catch put it on the end of the cable, pulled, and opened the bonnet!!

Edit: Apparently their solution, and to fit an new cable, is 4hrs labour.....

159 1.9JTDM Ti and Giulietta 2.0 Veloce
ex: Punto 55s, Golf Mk5 1.4FSi, A3 (8P) Sportback 2.0TDi SE, A4 (B8) 2.0TDI S-Line, 306 HDI Meridian

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Drove 54 miles to & from Solihull on the most rural roads I could pick. Nothing phases Q4, even steep inclines.

Ground clearance is wanting though & declines prove bum twitchy
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