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Replaced the rear badge of my 159 this morning, the old one was discoloured and fading
I was surprised how easy it was (used bojo tools though)
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Turned over 4000klm today ,after 16 months ownership , i think i need a few more sunday drives
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Finally got around to upgrading one of the only things left which had not been done.

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Don't know how much performance gain I'll get. But hey who cares as they are just pure porn.

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Finally got around to upgrading one of the only things left which had not been done.

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Don't know how much performance gain I'll get. But hey who cares as they are just pure porn.
those are always going to look good

your modified air filter housing, what was done there?
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The intake pipe needed modifying and moving as it no longer fits due to the inter cooler taking up all the space, I also trimmed the internal tube too.

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Here's the mock up.

More of the wheels, sorry can't help myself.

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I have same wheels on the Brera ,In OZ some call them 8c wheels and others have named them Diablo.whatever the name Prodrive, Diablo ,or 8c they get regular admiring glances.:cool
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Thanks.

Yes in my opinion they are by far the best factory fit wheels but never an option on the 159, I await to be corrected.

I'd love to have fitted a set of OZ Ultraleggera HLT's, but these were the right price at the right time which made it a no brainer, fantastic upgrade from the standard 17" Lusso wheels.

Must say I never saw a single 159 or Brera when I was working in OZ based in Henderson at the Marine Complex just below Perth a couple of years back, but saying that due to the taxes it must make the Alfa's quite expensive. I priced up a Nissan GT-R at Magic Nissan in Perth, $145,000 ( 90,625 at the time ) which today are still only 65,000 new in the UK. I didn't buy one to state the obvious as it would have been cheaper to buy one in the UK wait a year then ship it over and pay the import and rego tax.

And the last photo is a typical British summers day. LOL.
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Thats over 750 Nm for you figure fiddlers

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brushed aluminium vinyl

Wrapped my interior trim in vinyl today and redone the worn gear knob cap
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159 s and Brera are very limited especially the TBi Ti versions ,that applies to most states I have visited, 147 156 and year 99-2004 spyders are spotted more often.I will check out the Ultraleggera and give my humble opinion
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159 s and Brera are very limited especially the TBi Ti versions ,that applies to most states I have visited, 147 156 and year 99-2004 spyders are spotted more often.I will check out the Ultraleggera and give my humble opinion
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I've seen them in the flesh on this car, pure sex and as light as pixy dust.
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Wrapped my interior trim in vinyl today and redone the worn gear knob cap
Nice work on the dash.
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Cheers was a bit of a nightmare but got there in the end, I need to get a proper fascia for the pioneer unit.
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I think you made the right choice with the prodrive ,totally unique ,look even better in the aussie sun lol.

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Just remember before you refit the gear cap, tighten up the bolt.

The best way is to turn the knob anti clockwise while tightening up the bolt, this removes any slack and stops it coming loose in the future.

Repainted mine a while back, getting close to require doing again.

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Far to many hours, but the end result was worth the effort. OCD who me ? no never
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I think you made the right choice with the prodrive ,totally unique ,look even better in the aussie sun lol.
You bugger !

Miss the weather, but the beer here is so much cheaper.

No worries, all to easy !
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Very nice! and thanks for the tip
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Yesterday, I found a couple of niggles that need sorting... Which I can see will keep me busy over the next weekend or two:

- Driver side window is making a horrible grinding noise, so will need to take the door panel off for a look-see. Hope its something a spot of oil / maintenance will fix!

- Blue and me was playing up; already reflashed an update which seems to have sorted it

- engine 'splutters' at 2k rpm when. Accelerate in 1st / 2nd, the engine hits 2k rpm and the turbo drops from 1.5 bar to just below 1, then builds up again as if no issues... Results in a bit of a kick when accelerating. From searches here, going to clean and check inlets & swirl valves etc.

- Lastly, tickover at starting from cold is a bit rough. I've filled up with cheapo Morrisons diesel, which I'm blaming. Rhino additive has been ordered!

Other than that, covered a few hundred miles on the weekend, smiling constantly. Despite the above, you cant help but love the car (159 2.4, remapped etc).
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Wrapped my interior trim in vinyl today and redone the worn gear knob cap
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That vinyl looks really good. what was the colour code if you dont mind me asking and where did you get it?
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Thanks , it is black brushed aluminium vinyl, I thought it would be too black but once it was in the car it looked much better. got it off ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390528896342 for 12 quid. With a little bit of patience it stretches around curves and corners quite nicely. Let me know how you get on with it.
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Thanks , it is black brushed aluminium vinyl, I thought it would be too black but once it was in the car it looked much better. got it off ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390528896342 for 12 quid. With a little bit of patience it stretches around curves and corners quite nicely. Let me know how you get on with it.
What sort of effort was required in getting the trim off and applying the vinyl? My interior is in urgent need of sorting!
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Installed a Snooper 3Zero to give me a heads up on blackspots
I'm looking at one of these myself JB - how much did it cost ?

Returning to thread...... put new front tyres on - hence no cash for Snooper!
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Had a pop at stopping the fuel pump resonance noise. Didn't really work!

Went in for a sulk after that
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I'm looking at one of these myself JB - how much did it cost ?

Returning to thread...... put new front tyres on - hence no cash for Snooper!
I bought it off ebay (new) with a permanent wiring in kit for about 150 all in delivered. I have it wired into the ignition switch so it starts up with the car.

In terms of location, I have it on the dash, by the right of the instrument cluster cowl facing slightly into the centre of the car (same sort of orientation and position as the tweeters on the dash) so the laser diodes stand a decent chance of picking up scatter from a gun on the side of the road or a bridge. Its the only place (other than the exact location on the other side) that I think is viable due to the windscreen wipers fowling line of sight at dash height.

It comes with a windscreen mount as well, so I tried it up high near the rear view mirror and it just looked shocking from inside and out!

I'll let you know if its any good as I haven't actually driven the car since installing it yet!


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