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Had it serviced at Bauer Millett's last week, bought and fitted new wiper motor after the old one packed up and seized. Took it for MOT today and flew through.

Going to need rear tyres in the not too distant future, I think but Mr MOT man said nothing.
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MOT time today !

So as I'm still off my feet after my latest operation I asked my Dad to do the honours, you have to treat them every now and then.

It flew through, as I knew it should.
Even with all the mods, no DPF, EGR or Cat look what she blew

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They tested it at the lower value even though my car is a 2006 for whatever reason, I don't know as I was not there.
Goes to show how refined the Alfa Tune remaps are. Thanks Gus.
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Driven it. Was pulling like a horse, amber light came on, toke it to the technician for a error readout, nothing funny detected. Unplugged the maf and it went back to life again. That's it, that's how my car goes this few last months.
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Ok, it was Monday not today but nevertheless...

Had mine picked up by the lovely Loz from Autolusso who was going to take it away for oil temp gauge replacement and some other bits and pieces. Got a phone call a couple of hours later to say he hadn't even made it back home before it broke down and needed to be towed to the garage. Duff fuel pump the diagnosis.

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Number of Alfa 159 fuel pumps now in transit from Italy to Dorset = 1

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0.13 !!!!!!!

That's practically a petrol
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0.13 !!!!!!!

That's practically a petrol
Hey Jay,

You know how well my car runs and that just goes to prove it.

Its 0.16 ( but the 3 and 6 are very close together ) dont think its the same thing they test for on petrols. But either way its still a bloody figure
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technically yesterday, but had my new tyres fitted:

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I couldn't have the new valves as they wouldn't take the Tyre Pressure Monitoring System. Never mind, they only cost 4!

The fitter liked the black tyre weights I had bought though
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I've just finished putting a new wheel bearing on the wife's 159.
So far this month we've done a battery, alternator, upper wishbones x2, 2 17" tyres, and now a wheel bearing.
Oh and syphoned the stinking nasty water out of the washer bottle, bleached it and refilled with proper screenwash!!!

Women!!!!!! (The car, not the wife!!!!)
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Oh and syphoned the stinking nasty water out of the washer bottle, bleached it and refilled with proper screenwash!!!(The car, not the wife!!!!)
Mine started to stink this summer so I sat on the drive with the washers on until it was empty and refilled with a heavy screen wash mix. Never come across this in any car I have ever owned so was a new one on me. Stank to high heaven whenever I washed the windows!!
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Hers was chucking up for a couple of minutes on start up. Thought it was the air con!!
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Mine started to stink this summer so I sat on the drive with the washers on until it was empty and refilled with a heavy screen wash mix. Never come across this in any car I have ever owned so was a new one on me. Stank to high heaven whenever I washed the windows!!
I've had to wash a few bottles out on cars, mostly 10yrs+ old ones though. One had a pump seized up as the gunge in the bottom had formed a substance like black cotton wool soaked in
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eeeeeeuuuuwww. yuck!
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Something a little nicer, got the Eastern Europeans to give it a clean, then used poorboys wax on.

Also have an intermittent buzz in 2/3rd gear. Happens until I am stopped or change up, maybe once in every other journey? No noise when foot on the. Clutch...


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Sorry JabawokJayUK

Have to ask what tyres are those?

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Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta XL FSL 245/40/19 98Y

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http://www.vredestein.co.uk/car-tyre...sessanta/info/

They are designed by the design house that designed the 159 which is why they look awesome, and they are made by a subsidiary of Michelin which is why they grip so well. Best entry level UHP tyre I have ever had.

Currently 181 EUR each on Reifen.com

All 4 delivered to my house in less than 4 days for 625
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Look good, and finally a tyre that sirs between acceleras and the others cost wise


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Ah cheers JabawokJayUK... Think they will be my next purchase for tyres
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Just changed the rear pads, switched the engine on to 'pump' the brakes, and....
"Glow plugs not available" pops up...Grrrrrrrrrrrr!


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Replaced the LED side light bulbs again with a similar type to the one that failed a couple of weeks ago. Also discovered that the bulb that I thought was broken was okay, it was the little resistor cable that came with it that was faulty.

Also retrieved the side light bulb that had fallen into the headlight. Bought a quality little gadget that can get into little nooks a crannies and retrieve things. Cost less than 4, a bargain.
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Just changed the rear pads, switched the engine on to 'pump' the brakes, and....
"Glow plugs not available" pops up...Grrrrrrrrrrrr!


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Having that as well, had all glowplugs changed about two weeks before it started, all seem fine when checked with a multimeter and the yellow fuse on the battery is ok so seems like the relay box - another 80 to the alfa benevolent fund I guess!!
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Took my Brera into my new local Indy, Waterfall garage in Bridgend with a view to getting the steering & suspension noises sorted. Diagnosis is steering rack ends corroded so hopefully a cheap fix GT going there straight after for some work too.
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Took my 2.0 JTDM TI out for it's first run - very pleased with its performance - my first introduction to diesel cars as opposed to Land Rovers.
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Vredestein Ultrac Sessanta XL FSL 245/40/19 98Y

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They are designed by the design house that designed the 159 which is why they look awesome, and they are made by a subsidiary of Michelin which is why they grip so well. Best entry level UHP tyre I have ever had.
Have to say, I had a set on my last S/W. Fantastic tyres, and highly rated in tests, too, as are their Ultrac Vortis. They'll be going on mine. Ta for the link!
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