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Picked mine up this afternoon from NJS Alfa Romeo in Pershore. Full service, cam belt, new intake manifold, MOT, and remap. On the bread and beans for a couple of months me thinks!
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I bought my Alfa Romeo 159 in early December, got it back from the dealer this week with a new engine mount and wishbone. Drives so much more smoothly now!

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New badges (they're faded).
Fit an AUX or music streaming capable Bluetooth connection.
Refresh the interior trim, it's gotten quite groggy with ten years of use.
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Replaced my door mirror glass on both sides as they were a mess and Drivers side heat function was broke


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Driver's side is like that on mine. I probably should replace it.
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Driver's side is like that on mine. I probably should replace it.


Yeah mine flagged up on Multiecuscan as faulty, suspected it for a while. £24 for the pair off eBay.

Top tip, fit the supplied clip to the wing mirror mechanism and then stick the glass in place afterwards, it's easier to align correctly that way. Spade connectors are a PITA too ... some WD40 wouldn't go a miss on them


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I know mine is not working because the nearside clears with the rear windscreen heater on and the offside does not. The glass has started to delaminate at the edge too.
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I know mine is not working because the nearside clears with the rear windscreen heater on and the offside does not. The glass has started to delaminate at the edge too.


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Just had a 4 wheel alingment. Rears as factory recommended and front toes set to zero. Hopefully this will stay off my rubbing inside tyre shoulder a little!
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just passed the 100k miles mark....
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Bought a new glass, now I'll have to fit it at some time I guess, along with at least one new caliper or refurb kit and I still have the other side rear spring to replace (to make it equal to the offside). It seems the front is knocking more than ever, I'll have to address it soon as it sounds like a wheel is going to fall off
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Honestly, I couldn't be bothered trying to sell it myself. Webuyanycar offered £5,135 and I printed out their quote to take to the dealer. The dealer said we don't handle Alfas, so he went online and got three offers in five minutes for the car. It will probably be on Veloces' lot on Tuesday for £7K+.

My Brera had 31,700 miles, a small dent on the wheel well of the osf fender and aftermarket wheels. I was the third owner. It looked great when it was washed. I'll never own another black car. The new one's red.

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If anyone is interested in my old Brera, it's listed on AutoTrader:
Alfa Romeo Brera 2.2 JTS SV 3dr

Buy a car, wash it (looks like they've spent some time on the upholstery) then sell it. £2,500 profit. I'll be curious to see how long it stays on the market.
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9 years up and 4 since the last cambelt change so another one was due. So off to a 90,000 mile service at Alfa Workshop plus 4 wheel alignment as the tyre inside edges were wearing. Just a tad over the price of a small service at a main dealer I used originally. It is probably just me, but the handling feels just a shade sharper and I hope the tyres will now wear better.
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159 Service today at 86,360 miles. Engine fed with 5.4l Shell Helix Ultra 5/40 and Hengst filter, Gearbox oil swapped from 2.3l of Mobil1 SHC to 3l of Fuchs Sintofluid, New PCV membrane (original one was gunked up in 5000 miles after a thorough clean), Steering fluid reservoir syringed and refilled with GI/E and new spark plugs. Just brakes to be bled and pollen filter changed and we're ready for another Spring trip.
Time for a Peroni.
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Turns out that the swirl valve bushes were leaking, for the time being I have disconnected actuator arm put the swirl flaps to fully open position and sealed them in place with silicone sealant.
New inlet manifold due but will definitely be blanking off the swirl valves before fitting.
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Finished tidying up the front nearside wheel arch.

In the summer I noticed that some paint had gone from the bottom of the wheel arch, the target for stones and grit kicked up by the wheel. This winter the wear accelerated to the point where bare metal was visible. So Friday started by rubbing down to remove rust, painting with primer (high build primer from alloy repair kit - not ideal but a good base), when dry a light wet and dry then a coat of Chipex Alfa Red (the Chipex kit is almost 2 years old so needs using up and buy afresh). Finally on Saturday masked up for a couple of spray coats with HD Lacquer (also left over from wheel refurb) to hopefully resist further erosion, and an 'After' pic today.

Quite pleased with myself.
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Replaced Thermostat & Coolant,Cleaned Throttle body & Engine Bay Earths and completed recon for the fitment of the Oil Catch Tank next weekend.
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