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Decided im gonna start saving for the powerflex treatment at Autolusso, right in thinking its around £500?
Correct, you will need to come to our Dunstable branch for fitting due to the 4 wheel alignment

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something seems to have gone wrong with this thread?

The last post isnt showing?

EDIT: it seems to have fixed it self now
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something seems to have gone wrong with this thread?

The last post isnt showing?

EDIT: it seems to have fixed it self now
Yer I got that when I replied to your post

Fixed now

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Fitted night breakers, what a difference!!!!

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Fitted night breakers, what a difference!!!!
I put Night Breakers in last week. But, I haven't driven after dark since the December day I bought the Brera! At least I don't have to worry about burning them out!
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Correct, you will need to come to our Dunstable branch for fitting due to the 4 wheel alignment

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Cheers, might pop down to Bournemouth one saturday, not had my 159 long so would be good to have it looked at, see if there is any niggly bits
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Taken it to Ned at Autolusso for a service and some TLC...
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The bonnet badge has looked very discoloured ever since I bought the car so googled around for the complete chrome holder/badge ----- that scared me some what so eventually found a self adhesive badge only for £12 delivered . Hardest thing was getting the old one off without messing up the chrome edges . First attempt , I left a very tiny mark , using a sharpe blade on the chrome but low down and not obvious. Then very carefully raised the outer edge of the badge about every 8mm around the badge without further damage , This was just enough to slip a very sharpe and thin blade under the badge until about 20mm was lifted all round THEN simply pulled it off with pliers.
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No exactly today, but recent.
Got it cleaned - looks just lovely. Blue ultramarine metalic is sooo nice.

2 new tyres on the back - £384 but at least I don't have a puncture and slow leak any more. The old ones where worn badly on the shoulder so must check 2.8 bar front and 2.6 bar rear more often.

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I have found lists saying the battery should be a 110 size/spec but they look too long to go in the tray.....
The tray is the exact size for the 110
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Booked in on Thursday at Autolusso , for an upgrade of polybushes to Ned's latest development spec
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Booked in on Thursday at Autolusso , for an upgrade of polybushes to Ned's latest development spec
Mine will likely be in their getting the brakes sorted at the same time so you can get a close of of Project Halo if you want!
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Mine will likely be in their getting the brakes sorted at the same time so you can get a close of of Project Halo if you want!
HA! Would be tempted to take a trip over there myself just to see them! It's only a couple of hundred miles...
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3 new tyres, the vibrations on the rear appear to have come from the tyre going 'out of round' tread on one half, near bald the other side! Looks like the bridgestones had gone out of date!
On the plus side, looks like the calipers/ bearing/ driveshaft can be ruled out as an issue!
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3 new tyres, the vibrations on the rear appear to have come from the tyre going 'out of round' tread on one half, near bald the other side! Looks like the bridgestones had gone out of date!
On the plus side, looks like the calipers/ bearing/ driveshaft can be ruled out as an issue!
Could have been worse then!
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