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Washed it yesterday,

Put in 10 of pump diesel to try and water down the rubbish Bio I put in last friday.

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Brought it to the garage with a possible timing chain issue
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2 new tyres, but just found a nackered steering tie rod. Bugger.
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Air on service, started replacing my crackly speakers with nice new Bose ones, started replacing old spec grey aluminium trim with new spec black aluminium trims... Oh and fitted Brera front badge and led puddle lights... Chuffed with what I got done!

Also got my final paperwork so I can fit my new plates when I got in..
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Oil change at the garage. They even washed it too. Bonus
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Put it on the drive so the public can enjoy the benefit of it's beauty! Plus I get to look at it every time I look at the loving room window. Usually there's a Kuga on the drive (not bad, but no Brera).
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New steering tie rod and tracking reset. Tie rod was easier than expected to do.
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Connected up Torque android app.

Bought a cheap OBDII bluetooth dongle and a OBDII cable extension. You need it really as there is no way of shutting the flap otherwise and it bangs on leg. With the extension cable the dongle sits under the steering wheel out of the way and is very esily accessible.

Paired it with Torque on my phone and now I can get a whole load of stuff from the car - 99% pointless but fun. 0-60, have tried that yet, MPG, interestingly the MPG figure is different than on the car's display. I have always wondered if Alfa use US Gallons as opposed to Imperial (lower mpg figure with US). Gee force meter, etc...

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Last week (is that ok for the thread??) was new pads to fronts, today was new wheel bearing as noted on way out whilst doing pads (covered by alfa care ) and a overhaul of rear brakes to stop binding and squeals. Tomorrow is new tyre and then 4 wheel alignment next week.
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Spent 4 hours cleaning it with the kids! Haven't had the passion for a car to do this since my old Stilo Schumacher...
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My Spider was washed, filled up with 79 of petrol and even had the hood down on the way back from a lovely wee Italian we went to for lunch
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Given it a good hoover out, a clean and a wax. Lookin' shiny!

Also taken a stack of pictures appearing in a thread near you soon...
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I'm ignoring my 159 until it decides to behave.
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Full wash, de-tar/de-bug & Paint Sealer 2 days ago
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Got an Alpine EZi-DAB installed in my Brera, connected to my Pioneer head unit.
DAB aerial hidden away out of sight. One of the benefits of a glass roof :-)

Fantastic to listen to Radio 5 Live in stereo!
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Booked the car in to have a spare key coded. Bizarrely it's 23 cheaper to have this done at the dealers than it is at a local independent specialist!
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Nothing today. Might take it through the car wash later though. On Sunday I will be installing the new battery.
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Just dropped off at Celtic Tuners for a remap, can't wait for 5pm to pick it up and see how it goes!!
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Washed it, again, due to sunshine and the need to get away from this damn computer for an hour!
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Just dropped off at Celtic Tuners for a remap, can't wait for 5pm to pick it up and see how it goes!!
Oh, you'll love it!

I've just found the major source of knocks and rattles on mine. The steering rack wasn't bolted down properly on the passenger side, bolt was so loose there was about 3mm of play
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Well, just collected, given the graph to show improved bhp (up to 215) and torque (up to 352), test drive with the engineer....very satisfied with their customer service and knowledge.....so far, very very pleased...feels so much perkier in every gear, smooth power throughout the range, huge reduction in turbo lag... anyway, will report back after the weekend once I've given it a good run, but so far sooooooo very good!
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Is your car a 1750?
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