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Washed myself for a change and refitted the centre armrest with new leather cover.

How was the fit? ( have leather gear and brake gaitors, well worth it), but heard less glowing reports for the arm rest, pictures and supplier please !
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Smoke limits are still legal. Even on a 2009 car. And now I don't have to dump the same amount of muck out in one blast during a regen in a built up area of where I live.

I'm sure the tail pipes are doing much less damage than my previous 156gta, whilst moving substantially quicker so no regrets here.
the particles released during a regen are much less harmful that the ones coming out of your exhausts

though whatever fuel is the source, more power comes at an environmental cost

but the main factor is how much mileage a person does in my opinion..
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Ironically the EGR increased the particulate output.


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Replaced the faulty lock on the O/S/R door so I can now open it from the outside!

Took about a leisurely two hours including a tea break. Quite pleased with myself.
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Ordered lots of new bits ready for a major overhaul / upgrade.

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Just ran obd11 sw for 1st time to look at a couple of codes, both very minor and reset and she is running very well on the remapped ecu so took her and Jo out for lunch in cobham. A quick blast on familiar B roads always feels good.

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Ok, thanks. Probably not something I can get done then without a long round trip .
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the particles released during a regen are much less harmful that the ones coming out of your exhausts

though whatever fuel is the source, more power comes at an environmental cost

but the main factor is how much mileage a person does in my opinion..
I do agree to be fair. My main reason was my inlet manifold being replaced 20k ago and showing signs of serious clogging already so the egr close was a must. And anyone who has had to have limp home due to clogging will forgive the dpf removal. And for the record my mileage is less than 8k a year and I use sustainable methods of transport for work 4 out of 5 days a week for work so my conscions is very clear!
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Ha, I do 25,000 miles a year, it's a toss up, do I release more particulates and NOX, or remove tEGR and DpF and reduce my consumption ( along with CO2)etc by 6%?


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Could be worse, you could be doing 25k in a 3.2 which is far less harmful!!??
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Could be worse, you could be doing 25k in a 3.2 which is far less harmful!!??
hamful to the bank balance, that's for sure !
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so eventually got around to taking the EGR and throttle body off to give a clean. Not as gunked up as expected. Fitted an EGR blanking plate for good measure anyway. A quick trip back to the forum and took the MAP sensor off - totally blocked. No longer sending out smoke signals when accelerating, and better pull from 1500 revs up. Something worked - have 12 months to wait to see if has cured my annual DPF related limp home............
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Found a way to set regens in motion whenever the car gets to limp and the Needed regen wont go! Experimentaly disconnected the MAF and forgot about it, driven for a few miles and felt the car pulling like a train, eventually a regen occured, massive heat from underneath the car and a burned smell made me check the engine bay and i then realised what i've done!!! Did this another time on purpose and it worked like a charm, performing a complete regen and reviving the engine's performance instantly!
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I do agree to be fair. My main reason was my inlet manifold being replaced 20k ago and showing signs of serious clogging already so the egr close was a must. And anyone who has had to have limp home due to clogging will forgive the dpf removal. And for the record my mileage is less than 8k a year and I use sustainable methods of transport for work 4 out of 5 days a week for work so my conscions is very clear!
Do you still have your inlet manifold? I really need an old one to play with.

p.s. I feel no guilt whatsoever with having my egr/dpf delete. My other car has an RB25 skyline engine and does about 10mpg, so it's all relative!
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Gave these 18" Rims a final Autoglym Alloy Seal and polish before tomorrows 4 wheel alignment once the Pirelli P Zero Nero GT are fitted.
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Done 420 miles over the last 2 days, 280 yesterday, the rest today.

Got 27.4mpg

Brembo Sport HP2000 arrived too ready for fitting on Friday. Service interval expired but had a 9k oil change done at Autolusso in May so not bother but fresh oil & filter being done too.

Hope the clonking & clanking will go with the PF pads........
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Had a quick oil and filter change at Alfatune. Also got the rear passenger side wheel bearing replaced.

Just a squeaky seat to sort out now.
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Just a squeaky seat to sort out now.
That could just be the seat belt. Try giving the 'stalk' a tug to reposition it and see if that helps?

A squeak drove me mad for ages until I found a slight movement of that sorted it for me.
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That could just be the seat belt. Try giving the 'stalk' a tug to reposition it and see if that helps?

A squeak drove me mad for ages until I found a slight movement of that sorted it for me.
Thanks, but I've tried that. The warranty doesn't run out until Feb so I may book it in. I'm just wondering what they will say as I've had some heating elements fitted.
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Do you still have your inlet manifold? I really need an old one to play with.

p.s. I feel no guilt whatsoever with having my egr/dpf delete. My other car has an RB25 skyline engine and does about 10mpg, so it's all relative!
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Had a DAB add on unit fitted yesterday from these Digital Car Radio, Car DAB radio, Convert car to DAB | JustCONNECT as I listen to some things on MW which isn't too good in a Brera. The box is installed hidden away and transmits on FM to the main unit and is supposed to change frequency if it gets interference. So far the quality is okay, although changing channel with the remote is a little slow but there are a number of presets.

When it was installed at home, the remote didn't work. One of the companies techie guys was in the area for a meeting and dropped another one off within the hour. Installation service was very good.
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Had it serviced, new brake pads too
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Not technically to my car, but updated the firmware and maps on my Pioneer AVIC F-30BT (to make it an F-40BT) thanks to some kind folks on the internet.
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I wanted to clean the inlet manifold, when I disassembled the manifold, I saw the EGR inlet plate was not in place, And my inlet manifold was completely choked. Also 4. cylinder inlet pipe has a ball like muddy-oily thing that works like check-valve and blocks the air for 4. cylinder under pressure. Found that Oil Separator outlet pipe connection was broken.Now all of them is clean, and I blocked the EGR both in&out. I made plates by myself. I drilled 3 mm diameter, 2 holes on it. now car uses almost 1lt/100km less than before. Goes better with lower rpms, Smoke decreased %70. And I feel that engine sound & vibration became powerful. I can feel engine grunt .
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Changed my rusty wheel bolts with some new shiny black ones from Fleabay. Just need to replace the locking wheel bolts now as I lost one a few days ago somehow
Also replaced my front drivers side fog light with a new one to balance it up with the other side that was replaced earlier this year
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