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Passed mot today, no mention of dpf filter absence for this it any future tests. Oh and she blew. 0.6 on the smoke test (Ahm/alfatune/map via njs). And that was before it the went for a full service with full underbody waxoyl.

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My Alfa, my Alfa, oh my Alfa... Today, i toke it to this place (Portuguese style MOT Center!) where a pretty, very pretty ladie, ride in it, did things to it, toke it trough it's paces and finally gave it a Green Stamp, saying it's ok to drive for another year... Even gave me her mobile nr "if You have any doubts about my performance testing your ALfa..."

Is this what they call the Italian Effect??

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Starting 'childise' the 159, finally got a bootliner (why is it so difficult to get one for the saloon!?) as prams seem to collect muck, ended up ordering from Germany, and also got some custom fit blinds for the back of the car.

Still a little worried about the small vibration I have, seems to rear up about 40mph, then more around 80, so thinking wheel weights, warped discs, or bearing, new tyres soon so will narrow down one of them then.
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Starting 'childise' the 159, finally got a bootliner (why is it so difficult to get one for the saloon!?) as prams seem to collect muck, ended up ordering from Germany, and also got some custom fit blinds for the back of the car.

Still a little worried about the small vibration I have, seems to rear up about 40mph, then more around 80, so thinking wheel weights, warped discs, or bearing, new tyres soon so will narrow down one of them then.
Or drive shaft?
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Mine has the slightest vibration at 75mph indicated too, has been like this for a while - was also thinking driveshaft.
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Mine has the slightest vibration at 75mph indicated too, has been like this for a while - was also thinking driveshaft.
In not to sure what engine you have Pete but I believe it's more common on 1.9 jtdm?
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Mine's a 2.4 with 91,000 on the clock.
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Just driven back from a family lunch to hit a fox along a dual carriageway

So ****ed off as now my pride and joy has a smashed up front end!!!!!!
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What have I done to my 159 TODAY?

I BOUGHT IT
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MOT and all Power-flexed-up by Ned and the fella's at Autolusso....

Extremely happy with the difference in feel,feedback and handling.

Now to save up for Neds new collaboration with the Bilstein suspension Boys.
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Just driven back from a family lunch to hit a fox along a dual carriageway

So ****ed off as now my pride and joy has a smashed up front end!!!!!!
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MOT and all Power-flexed-up by Ned and the fella's at Autolusso....

Extremely happy with the difference in feel,feedback and handling.

Now to save up for Neds new collaboration with the Bilstein suspension Boys.
Aaaaaahhhhhh!... must save up. Need a service so this Ned may get a call
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Wrote a custom app for Android to format and copy all my contacts to SIM card. Put the SIM in the Connect nav+ in my Alfa 159. Recorded some voice commands, played with voice control to make a few phone calls after long and frustrating attempts.

I have not managed to change the voice language from Italian yet. I hope voice recognition will be better once I change that to English.
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MOT and all Power-flexed-up by Ned and the fella's at Autolusso....

Extremely happy with the difference in feel,feedback and handling.

Now to save up for Neds new collaboration with the Bilstein suspension Boys.
'new collaboration' Do tell, are we talking a specially valved B12 kit for 159?
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Haven't done it (yet) but planning to upgrade the suspension on my Spider 3.2 Q4, not for track but to improve on-road handling, without making the ride too harsh. Any recommendations/advice gratefully received.
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Just driven back from a family lunch to hit a fox along a dual carriageway

So ****ed off as now my pride and joy has a smashed up front end!!!!!!
Nightmare. I collected a hare with my last car, surprised how much mess it made!
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'new collaboration' Do tell, are we talking a specially valved B12 kit for 159?
Alex I will talk to you about it on Tuesday but basically we are making an Autolusso version of the B12 kit using different springs that don't lower the car further than Ti spec as this is what customers have been asking for. This kit will be exclusively available from us and branded

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MOT and all Power-flexed-up by Ned and the fella's at Autolusso....

Extremely happy with the difference in feel,feedback and handling.

Now to save up for Neds new collaboration with the Bilstein suspension Boys.
It is a great mod, pleased you are happy with it

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Still can't believe a fox managed to do this! ;-/

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Hit a fox at 50mph on a dual carriageway
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Really, a fox! are you sure it wasnt a VW fox
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Still can't believe a fox managed to do this! ;-/
Ouch I feel your pain. I hit a badger and they cause a huge amount of damage.
Bet the Fox isn't feeling to good either.

Are you looking at plastic welding or a new bumper ?
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