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ELM 327 arrived . Downloaded Multiecuscan . Had a play . Discovered 4 fault codes! But DPF only 35% full

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Don't panic about the fault codes, they could be old ones generated from services or disconnected plugs etc. which have been refitted. See if the fault codes come back, then investigate
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Don't panic about the fault codes, they could be old ones generated from services or disconnected plugs etc. which have been refitted. See if the fault codes come back, then investigate
Yeah, I know what one is and when it happened. Dredded actuator/ swirl valve! Went in to limp mode on the motorway last weekend which prompted me to get the ELM 327, especially as it happened around 8 months ago as well. Hoping I can manage it without having to fork out for a new inlet manifold.
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Noticed that some fecker has nicked a logo valve cap off my Brera Part of my mirror went last week
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Seriously, just fit plastic dust caps. Anything else is just begging to get nicked.
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Seriously, just fit plastic dust caps. Anything else is just begging to get nicked.
Never happened before. They had a go at nicking a door mirror recently
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Those nice Eastern European ladies and gents gave the outside a quick wash first thing this morning and then I did a 400+ mile round trip to Arsenal and back.
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Scraped loads of rust away from the front bottom beam and applied some good paint over it.

It's odd that my 33's structural metal parts are in very good shape.... even if they have some odd rust spots (well it's 22 years old car).... but a 6 year old 159 has **** loads of rust in all the black painted parts underneath the car........ mosly because the paint coat applied to them is insanely thin and flakes of very easily
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Air-con clean and re-gas, ready for the Summer!
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Back from a weekend trip to Leuven (can thoroughly recommend it) in Belgium (and the Belgium beer festival), a horrible journey on the way down (Brussels ring road was gridlocked, adding 2hrs), but the drive back was lovely, and of course the car behaved perfectly. Filled up with some lovely Belgium diesel (1.15/litre! ) too.

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Fabric roof cleaned and treated with the Autoglym kit.
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Quick Day trip to Manchester and back via the Snake Pass, shame about the 20mph average speed on it due to the long queue of cars and lorries
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Fabric roof cleaned and treated with the Autoglym kit.
Interested in your opinion, might buy one for the Barchetta.
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Interested in your opinion, might buy one for the Barchetta.
Delighted with it. I now have a properly black, clean hood that is water repellent. The Autoglym kit is also very easy to use: Hoover the hood, wet it with a hosepipe (not a pressure washer), spray the cleaner sparingly, agitate with the included sponge, rinse off with a hosepipe, pat down with a towel and then spray the protector liberally over the hood while it's still damp.

The only downside is that the protector is a pain to clean off glass and paintwork. The hood looks like new.
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Delighted with it. I now have a properly black, clean hood that is water repellent. The Autoglym kit is also very easy to use: Hoover the hood, wet it with a hosepipe (not a pressure washer), spray the cleaner sparingly, agitate with the included sponge, rinse off with a hosepipe, pat down with a towel and then spray the protector liberally over the hood while it's still damp.

The only downside is that the protector is a pain to clean off glass and paintwork. The hood looks like new.
2nd that, it is very good. Need to do mine again soon.
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Quick Day trip to Manchester and back via the Snake Pass, shame about the 20mph average speed on it due to the long queue of cars and lorries
If you'd have said you were only 15 mins away you could have give me a call and seen the toy's
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Excellent, thanks fellas.
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