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Got full interior and exterior valet, courtesy of element Autocare...
All the road salt had turned my car grey!
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Yesterday, my good pal GTleigh took the AutoDelta / Pipercross air filter out for a clean. The main struggle was the under tray bolts Why don't dealers copper grease them at each service

A drill & angle grinder came to the rescue

Anyway, will order a full set of under tray bolts for the next service (at Autolusso) & ask them to remove the remains of the bolt he couldn't get out.

After that, did some video footage of the new Wizard (see other thread) & his M3
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Found a well equipped 159 in a nearby breaker, so took quite a good amount of things for mine and assembled them:
- Cruise control lever and lower cover, now working like a charm, although I still have to activate the light and message with FiatEcuScan!
- Left side dash air vent, mine was a bit marked
- Right side door pull/window switch, mine was a bit deteriorated
- Front door sills, mine were black plastic, so I fitted these two with the "Alfa Romeo" metal logo in quite good condition.
- Driver's shade, mine didn't have mirror and light, now it does ;-)
- Rear "159" and "JTDm" logo, mine didn't have them

All this for 60 euro, so quite happy!
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It was time to get give her a winter clean, and try out Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Detailer. It is good stuff...
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It was time to get give her a winter clean, and try out Meguiar's Ultimate Quik Detailer. It is good stuff...
I swear by it!
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Hoovered, leather polished and a good wash to get rid of the salt deposits, looks shiny again!
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Had it valeted & displayed it here with some friends

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Let the Eastern Europeans give it a quick wash this evening. It was only polished on Tuesday but we went up to Sunderland for the football yesterday and she got rather dirty.
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Wheel alignment and Duxback treatment on the rear window. Lets see how it fares compared to the cheaper DIY versions I've tried
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Let the Eastern Europeans give it a clean (a bit of a rush job with the queue), then finished her off with a bit of poorboys wax!

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Took the Sportwagon Ti 2.4 JTDM to my trusty Alfa mechanic for its first service since we bought it in December last year. It now has new Penrite HP5 oil, (much cheaper than that gold dust containing Selenia stuff the dealers use, and probably even better quality), and new oil, air and fuel filters. Luigi had trouble getting some of the undertray bolts off due to the captive nuts spinning, but he has a special tool for that situation and has fixed them so they won't be a problem next time. He didn't enjoy replacing the worn alternator belt. He says it is now at the top of his worst jobs list and he works on all models of Alfas, Lambos, Ferraris, Maseratis and others. He had to undo the air conditioner compressor to get it on. He found a small hose that goes to the turbo from the front of the engine compartment that was almost worn through and constricted, due to rubbing on the plastic cover. I would have lost turbo boost fairly soon. That's what I love about Luigi. He is very thorough and conscientious and I always know my cars will be maintained at the highest possible standard.

We are going on a week's holiday to Victoria in a couple of weeks and are looking forward to driving the car through some great countryside and the Great Ocean Road, which is spectacular.

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Took the Sportwagon Ti 2.4 JTDM to my trusty Alfa mechanic for its first service since we bought it in December last year. It now has new Penrite HP5 oil, (much cheaper than that gold dust containing Selenia stuff the dealers use, and probably even better quality), and new oil, air and fuel filters. Luigi had trouble getting some of the undertray bolts off due to the captive nuts spinning, but he has a special tool for that situation and has fixed them so they won't be a problem next time. He didn't enjoy replacing the worn alternator belt. He says it is now at the top of his worst jobs list and he works on all models of Alfas, Lambos, Ferraris, Maseratis and others. He had to undo the air conditioner compressor to get it on. He found a small hose that goes to the turbo from the front of the engine compartment that was almost worn through and constricted, due to rubbing on the plastic cover. I would have lost turbo boost fairly soon. That's what I love about Luigi. He is very thorough and conscientious and I always know my cars will be maintained at the highest possible standard.

We are going on a week's holiday to Victoria in a couple of weeks and are looking forward to driving the car through some great countryside and the Great Ocean Road, which is spectacular.
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Sorry about the double post. I don't know how that happened. There doesn't seem to be a way of deleting a whole post as far as I can tell. If there is, please let me know how it is done.
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