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Anyway I removed the pollen filter and the fan works very well. I think I'll leave the A/C once it empties. It did used to steam up in the winter without it but now the fan actually works I reckon it will be fine.
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I was looking forward to a testdrive of the Giulia QV today in the afternoon, until I got into my own 159 this morning and started it.

Turns out that not using it for 2 weeks had led to a christmas tree lighting up the dashboard: check engine light, too much cooling liquid and pollen filter clogged - I couldn't even expect the DPF to be clogged (I remember it did a nice regen just before parking it), but the pollen doesn't make any sense (I doubt it even has a sensor), and too much cooling liquid? Haven't filled it up for the last year or so, not possible to have too much. Anyways, she fired up nicely on the third attempt and drove off like normal, no limp mode, and accelerated nicely in 6th on the highway...

Oh, and in addition, the temperature has dropped 20 degrees in the past 2 weeks, and all my tires had deinflated remarkably. Oh boy, what a start of the day.

But as I'm dropping by the garage for the sake of the QV, I'll just use the ECUscan and see what's going on..

Still looking forward to the QV though, wonder if they take the 159 in for exchange? wishful thinking.
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I was looking forward to a testdrive of the Giulia QV today in the afternoon, until I got into my own 159 this morning and started it.

Turns out that not using it for 2 weeks had led to a christmas tree lighting up the dashboard: check engine light, too much cooling liquid and pollen filter clogged - I couldn't even expect the DPF to be clogged (I remember it did a nice regen just before parking it), but the pollen doesn't make any sense (I doubt it even has a sensor), and too much cooling liquid? Haven't filled it up for the last year or so, not possible to have too much. Anyways, she fired up nicely on the third attempt and drove off like normal, no limp mode, and accelerated nicely in 6th on the highway...

Oh, and in addition, the temperature has dropped 20 degrees in the past 2 weeks, and all my tires had deinflated remarkably. Oh boy, what a start of the day.

But as I'm dropping by the garage for the sake of the QV, I'll just use the ECUscan and see what's going on..

Still looking forward to the QV though, wonder if they take the 159 in for exchange? wishful thinking.

When the battery voltage is low it lights up the dash on starting. Charge and forget
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When the battery voltage is low it lights up the dash on starting. Charge and forget
Thanks, done and fine for now Will put up a few thoughts on the QV test drive in the Giulia lounge!
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Did battle with the air filter box lid grrrrrrrrr, finally fitted a BMC panel filter and took it for a test drive to find my rear parking sensors working again so bonus :-)
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Can anyone suggest the appropriate transmission oil for the 159 1.9 Qtronic Ti? I've had the car well over a year now and have no idea when it was last changed.
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Did battle with the air filter box lid grrrrrrrrr, finally fitted a BMC panel filter and took it for a test drive to find my rear parking sensors working again so bonus :-)
ah because it is an alfa there is a good chance that those two things are actually related :P haha

Tis a right faff doing the air filter on those engines! I ended up getting my up on an axle stand
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Did battle with the air filter box lid grrrrrrrrr, finally fitted a BMC panel filter and took it for a test drive to find my rear parking sensors working again so bonus :-)
ah because it is an alfa there is a good chance that those two things are actually related :P haha

Tis a right faff doing the air filter on those engines! I ended up getting my up on an axle stand http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/image...s/headache.gif
Ahhh I had a cunning plan, I drove two wheels onto the kerb right up to my dropped kerb driveway so the filter box was over the drive raising it up a bit :-)
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What have you done to your 159/Brera/Spider today?

Well, I put a rather nasty dent in it (wheelarch) and scratched the doors...
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What have you done to your 159/Brera/Spider today?

Well, I put a rather nasty dent in it (wheelarch) and scratched the doors...
Now why would you go and do a silly thing like that for?
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Cambelt service at A for Alfa (was in Aylesbury on business so seemed rude not to!), also got the drop link replaced and a (slightly) leaky turbo hose secured (that I was not aware of). So all good, usual great service from Paul.
Only downer was the braided brake hoses (I supplied) were the wrong fitment (they need Female-Female on the Brembos!). Nice ride home with no knocking and lovely smooth power delivery.
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Mashed two alloys on a pothole.......and Ive lost the chrome surround from the passenger side fog light surround. ****.
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Mashed two alloys on a pothole.......and Ive lost the chrome surround from the passenger side fog light surround. ****.
Try photo'ing potholes and damages and threaten highways agency for recompense.
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Try photo'ing potholes and damages and threaten highways agency for recompense.
its the council I believe. you can claim if it is of a certain depth and the fault has to have been reported and they have to have not done anything about it for 6 months I think. or maybe its 6 weeks :s
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Sold it- it died in an extraordinary expensive fashion

I feel your sorrow, how did it go? Ultimately mine was the weak M32 gearbox,did well though to reach 202k miles.
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Quick 200 mile round trip to collect her from Autolusso where she has been living for the last two and a half weeks having the dreaded centre prop shaft bearings sorted. Normally a new prop shaft at 1500.00 is required but Autolusso got it all sorted for a fraction of that cost.
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Well, bought mine last week. 2007 159 1.9 JTD Lusso in Oltremare blue, with beige leather.

I thought it felt a bit breathless at low revs, well it certainly didn't have the turbo kick I expect from a tdi,and felt unresponsive, although it has been remapped, but it pulled hard from 2k.

So today I cleaned the EGR, fitted restrictor plate, and cleaned the MAP sensor. The MAP was absolutely blocked solid.

Result? Much more response at low revs and torqueier. Happier all round.

Earlier in the week I fitted satin chrome Ti wing mirror covers, looks great!

Next job is to ascertain how bad the rust is to the front and rear sub frames (came up as advisories on last MOT....)
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Well, bought mine last week. 2007 159 1.9 JTD Lusso in Oltremare blue, with beige leather.

I thought it felt a bit breathless at low revs, well it certainly didn't have the turbo kick I expect from a tdi,and felt unresponsive, although it has been remapped, but it pulled hard from 2k.

So today I cleaned the EGR, fitted restrictor plate, and cleaned the MAP sensor. The MAP was absolutely blocked solid.

Result? Much more response at low revs and torqueier. Happier all round.

Yesterday I turned off the annoying unlock 'beeps'.

Earlier in the week I fitted satin chrome Ti wing mirror covers, looks great!

Next job is to ascertain how bad the rust is to the front and rear sub frames (came up as advisories on last MOT....)
Forgot to add I've already booked it in for a gearbox oil change next week as it's got a bit of a whine starting, and I doubt this has ever been done.
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It wouldn't start on Saturday morning . I think I need a new battery. However I'm not 100% certain it's not the alternator. Battery charges from my charger fine. Charging voltage is just 13.6v, though that's using some cig lighter eBay cheapy volt meter and right after the car is started.
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