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10 minute job? Haha is there that much room I the 159 or are you just amazing with lamp changes?
haha, yeah, its the 2.4 159 so zero room, but given the amount of time I spent in that area of the car (3 HID kits, 6 diff types of sidelight LEDs and full LED conversion on the car)... I can change the bulbs in 10 minutes, including removing the ballasts which are bolted in place

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What did I do to my Brera today? I patted it on her beautiful behind (with love) to let it know I hadn't forgotten it during the snow / salt time of the year
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You gonna add W/M injection to keep it shiny
W/M allready fitted its a must as you say to keep the new inlet manifold clean and shiny, but I have no nasty EGR or DPF to worry about anymore thanks to Gus so mine should never gunk up.

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- Treat the leater seats with Sonax...clean in perfectly...polished the pedal pats...chance the pollen filter and stuck two nice leather scent air freshner above it...
- Tomorrow I am going for DPF remove/ remap/ EGR closed/ swirl valves latched at open position.
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Cruised back from Gatwick after a few days in Iceland (fab place, mostly full of Mum's )

We parked at Cophall Farm Parking near Copthorne - there was a silver 06 Brera there too !

I've lost a rear bumper fixing as it's a little loose on the drivers side now where it meets the rear quarter, we heard a rattle in the wheel arch on the way home, it's on the M40 somewhere if anyone is going that way !?
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Dropped her off with Ned @ Autolusso for a stopping power upgrade!!!
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Dropped her off with Ned @ Autolusso for a stopping power upgrade!!!
Fluid, braided hoses & PF's?
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Fluid, braided hoses & PF's?
Indeed, Blue fluid, PF pads, braided lines and 4 x new discs. Not cheap but nessecary!
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Mine is now excellent & that's without the PF's!
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Am hoping for some better stopping limited fade! Had a few clenching moments heading towards roundabouts!!
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Am hoping for some better stopping limited fade! Had a few clenching moments heading towards roundabouts!!
With that set up, you'll not get fade, even on a track! Be sure to seal your wheels though
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From today...remap/ EGR dleted/ DPF deleted...
Swirl valves stopped in open position from the ECU.
New pollen filter and air freshner..

Big difference now...better millage too.
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Brand new EGR fitted (part #55215031), on e-bay, delivered for 80 (dealer 180), actually advertised for vauxhall/ saab. After cleaning my old one (but not drilling it out) my power issue became more intermittent (rather than constant).

Interestingly, it seems to be a replacement for #55204250, so they evidently re-designed the EGR at some point.
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Paying for diesel is always that little more painful, luckily we get slightly more than 17mpg!
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The 17mpg isn't typical but knocking 40 minutes of a satnav ETA from Peterborough killed the usual 22mpg
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Is it me or is the SatNAV ETA just a challenge?
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Is it me or is the SatNAV ETA just a challenge?
That's how I see them. Knocking 40 minutes of that journey was some going though
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The 17mpg isn't typical but knocking 40 minutes of a satnav ETA from Peterborough killed the usual 22mpg
Next time your in the borough, look me up.
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Drove her after fitting a new EGR, what a difference! Better than she has ever driven ( got her at 40k and went fully AWOL at 49k). EGR must have been sticky for ages, far less lag down low now. I cleaned the EGR, but not the solenoid. Since replacing, did a full clean on the old one, and realised it was jammed! definitely going to map it shut!
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Oil and filters done. I couldnt believe how much illuminous diesel fuel came out of the water trap in fuel filter. I wonder if thats all the additives from v power fuel i think ill go back to standard diesel
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