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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!!
Take them out and check them across the battery - new ones have been known to fail in a number of ways. One of mine lit up on the side rather than the tip, another blew within 2 days of fitting - they were Densos and I don't appear to be the only one who suffered with them.
The glow plug warning can also be a symptom of a weak battery.
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Fitted new boot struts after snapping the end off one

I'll get my HID's fitted at the weekend
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Just bought some POR15 Rust protection, will be treating the sub frame prior to winter setting in. I have also ordered some new Autoglym hood cleaner/protector to get the hood properly sealed and protected.
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This month have had Eibach springs fitted after MOT failure, had new track rod ends fitted after MOT advisory, had corroded front subframe and rear trailing arms cleaned and waxoyled, repaired broken undertray with alloy sheeting at a cost of £3.60 (new tray £300), repaired all the undertray fastenings butchered during services, replaced front and rear Alfa badges and fitted new wiper blades all round. Now just waiting for new door mirror glasses. Oh! and just changed the oil and air filters.

All this with just 31,000 miles on the clock!?

Not really as bad as it seems as I have now had the car for nearly eight years and it stands outside in the worst weather the Derbyshire Peak District can throw at it. Also, this is the first time I have really had to spend any money on it.

It drives beautifully, still turns heads and I love it to bits.
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I took my start motor out of my 159, blimey that was a pain...
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Listening to people's woes with corrosion. I am glad I live in a place where we don't have to contend with salt on the roads and Alfas don't rust at all.
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Remembered where I put the ashtray out of my long-gone and not lamented 159. It was at the back of the drawer.
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Discovered the V6 is now a V2 so cleared out all my stuff before it goes on an extended break at the Autolusso health farm and spa.

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30 mins to fit. Looking much better now, the front was badly stone chipped and rear was faded.
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Front pins removed without any problems. Pads could still go on for another couple hundred miles. Cleaned everything and put copper slip on pins. All in all an easy job (30min per corner), but handbrake cable is pita to remove from the calliper.
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Turbo refitted but not sure its been refurbed to a high standard??? There is a small leak on the exhaust turbine side but looking at heat shield it may have been doing this before the refurb. Also it sounds different on boost... kinda makes an "EEEEEEEEEE" noise rather than a whistle. Perhaps a new turbo would of been better, time will tell. The turbo seems to be functioning ok with no issues.Thanks to gus / alfatuner for the studs that i then butchered and national tyres who saved the day with replacements.
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Fitted an EGR blanking plate this morning, took me about 20 min as my ratchets weren't small enough to take out the lower bolts.. bit og a pita but my own fault!

Car running noticeably better, mucxh smoother through 1st and 2nd! Really pleased, easy fix at £3.99 too!
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Took out & gave my MAF a good spray with Disc brake cleaner...Totally solved the rough idle i had on warm engine
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It was full of rotting leaf litter, flushed some water through, now it's all good.
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Wash and brush up for the old girl today while the sun was shining.

Snow foamed
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Cleaned out the daily grit inside from the family
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Just fitted a new bleed valve, very kindly donated by TRACER. When I went to fit I noticed I already had a metal valve, but swapped anyway as it was a 5mm Allen key for the one that was already there... which meant I subsequently lost my 5mm Allen key... it fell into the unknown depths of the engine trying to loosen it! The 8mm Allen key made it alot easier to put in, and hopefully.. to remove if I need to aswell.

She'll be getting a quick clean later!
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novitec springs 4.5 h and quick wash 30 min , happy with result

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Regen came, regen gone on a sunday ride trough secondary roads, gave it a few beans on the motorway afterwards and the 150 romans are back on the engine. Got to get the dpf serviced, replaced or taken out, its getting me crazy.

So, I driven my car and felt happy whit it, pulled a few vags out of the way in the process, developed this major ear to ear grin... ohhhh, italians!!!!
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New Alfa Badge arrived today, that'll be going on the front tomorrow
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Did my front badge today in about 5 minutes. Looks a lot nicer and got it from evil bay. Also got some nice alfa mats. I also spent an hour playing with all the settings on the seats and multifunction thingy......just an excuse to sit in it really....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2512494735...84.m1439.l2649
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Did my front badge today in about 5 minutes. Looks a lot nicer and got it from evil bay. Also got some nice alfa mats. I also spent an hour playing with all the settings on the seats and multifunction thingy......just an excuse to sit in it really....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2512494735...84.m1439.l2649
Im going to have one of those, how did you fit it?.
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Its very very easy. Drill small hole in old badge, get a bradawl and pull the thing off. It might come off in small pieces. Clean off old sticky stuff, wipe with white spirit and then put new one on...simple!!
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