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Picked up new Koni's from the parcel depot as they got lost for a few weeks.

Hopefully start work on stripping off the old shocks and painting the subframe Friday.
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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!!
I took at mine the 'old fashioned way' a flat head screwdriver and a hammer... whole thing came off in one go, took all the sticky stuff with it, only a small scratch under the badge where the screwdriver caught the metal.. took me 20 seconds to remove and replace.. simples!
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Fitted a baby seat and bought my new son home from the John Radcliffe hospital, maybe a future alfisti?!


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You " bought " a new son?
Congratulations!
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They're expensive enough without having to buy them first, but congrats!
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Think 44 hours with no sleep did for me!
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I made use of Aqualea's guide: http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...bo-refurb.html to sort out my atrocious looking callipers!

The car is going to be used as a wedding car next weekend so I just had to sort them out!

They need a full refurb really, but for the sake of a few quid, they look pretty dam good now:

From this:

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With only this & some elbow grease:

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Cheap and effective mod !!
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Nice going!!!
Mine need some of that to, but i'll be going to coat them in high temperature resistant piano black...
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I let her tow my caravan for 50 miles, for what im 99.99% sure, was 1. time ever she tried such a thing :-) Effortless, is the verdict
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Works a treat ey. Another, only slightly more time consuming, job you could do is grab a paint and rust removal head for your drill, clean the discs up and spray them silver high temp.

If you're playing Chauffeur at the wedding, I hope the Bride is wearing a brown dress. I'm still unsure whether that gap you threaded the 159 thru on that roundabout was in fact a gap and not more commonly known as a hairline crack. Either way, a fine example of the point and shoot qualities of your motor and it saved me wasting money on laxatives. Your brakes have done me in too, I may have to get mine done now. Astonishing confidence in braking!

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Works a treat ey. Another, only slightly more time consuming, job you could do is grab a paint and rust removal head for your drill, clean the discs up and spray them silver high temp.

If you're playing Chauffeur at the wedding, I hope the Bride is wearing a brown dress. I'm still unsure whether that gap you threaded the 159 thru on that roundabout was in fact a gap and not more commonly known as a hairline crack. Either way, a fine example of the point and shoot qualities of your motor and it saved me wasting money on laxatives. Your brakes have done me in too, I may have to get mine done now. Astonishing confidence in braking!
hahaha, thanks Al, I can assure you my chauffeuring style is much more "miss daisy" than you experienced.

Glad I could show you the benefits of a remapped & modified 2.4 QTRONIC

I did wonder about painting the disk bells but decided I would just replace the discs as some point instead with some decent drilled & grooved MTEC ones.

Speak to Ned @ Autolusso about the PF Pads/Blue Fluid & Braided Lines combo, its epic as you felt!

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Drove it yesterday after a week. God, it made me feel good. Had a difficult and rubbish last week and the Alfa cheered me up!

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I had some work done to the car whilst I was away...I hope this link works:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...5379670&type=3

If it doesn't work, those of you with FB - search for Magic Touch Car Valeting and seek out the Alfa 159 for the work done. There are various other examples of work done on other cars including my old Afa 156...
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I had some work done to the car whilst I was away...I hope this link works:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...5379670&type=3

If it doesn't work, those of you with FB - search for Magic Touch Car Valeting and seek out the Alfa 159 for the work done. There are various other examples of work done on other cars including my old Afa 156...
Looks great!

How much did that set you back? And how long did it take?

I'm nowhere near them, but am in Surrey fairly often at the moment as we have some work on down there...
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Looks great!

How much did that set you back? And how long did it take?

I'm nowhere near them, but am in Surrey fairly often at the moment as we have some work on down there...
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I had some work done to the car whilst I was away...I hope this link works:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...5379670&type=3

If it doesn't work, those of you with FB - search for Magic Touch Car Valeting and seek out the Alfa 159 for the work done. There are various other examples of work done on other cars including my old Afa 156...
Just to clarify on my mate's work...

for winter coating he will simply strip contamination and coat surfaces rather than machine polish

enhancement is full decon and machine polish

the work can take around half a day or more at the weekends...
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Went to fit a new glow plug, two had failed, luckily I purchased two ( thinking I'd probably need one at a later date, didn't realise it would be so soon!). May just replace the other two as a precaution.
Very easy job, voltmeter, deep 9mm socket, an extender and you will be fine.


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Went to fit a new glow plug, two had failed, luckily I purchased two ( thinking I'd probably need one at a later date, didn't realise it would be so soon!). May just replace the other two as a precaution.
Very easy job, voltmeter, deep 9mm socket, an extender and you will be fine.


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Testing them across the battery is the only real way of seeing if they work. Gave up testing them with a meter years ago as they can send you on a wild goose chase.
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Bad news. Clipped my passenger side wing mirror avoiding a HGV on a parked fiesta. No real damage (to both cars) apart from the lens in my wing mirror which was smashed.

Good news. The reflective backing had been coming of that mirror and I'd bought 2 new blue tinted wing mirrors a couple of weeks ago but hadn't got round to fitting them. A few minutes after arriving home and it was fitted.
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yesterday I participated to my first Alfa rally
the lunch lasted from half past one to half past five - Sunday lunch in Italy
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Hearty congrats, fella.
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Testing them across the battery is the only real way of seeing if they work. Gave up testing them with a meter years ago as they can send you on a wild goose chase.
Thought I had it sorted, turned on today, seemed ok, but then the message popped up again, a little later than before though....


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