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Mine spent a week at heathrow parked right up against fence on flight line. Found it covered in a thick gunky layer of cr@p which took two washes to get off. There must have been a few jets with thier dpfs removed taking off!!!
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Mine spent a week at heathrow parked right up against fence on flight line. Found it covered in a thick gunky layer of cr@p which took two washes to get off. There must have been a few jets with thier dpfs removed taking off!!!
Either that or they were emptying the toilets before landing haha
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Noticed while giving it a wash, passenger side badge is comming off.
Anyone know of cheaper than this one listed below?.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Genuine-Al...ht_2094wt_1043
I know this wont help you any, but one of mine was peeling off, so I removed both. Now the flanks look cleaner (other opinions are available)
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Started stripping the rest of the interior, to get it re-finished.
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As I am on vacation gave it a Proper wash and clean, inside and outside, rims, engine bay, headlights, backlights, tail pipe, trunk, windows, paint varnish decontamination, just forgot to buy some sort of rubber treatment product. Found out that there's some sort of water infiltration on the left side rear door, as floor mat was moist and underneath to. Might be the door's rubber seal that's going out of business, no?

And of course, then minutes after all that cleaning effort the typical stormy rain came to say hello!
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What have you done to your 159/Brera/Spider today?

It visited Alfaworhop, got it's starting problem fixed (bad connection in the 'knee fuse box' for the fuel pump) then drove her home.
Had a quick chat with a Brera owner who drove up from Wiltshire to the workshop for some work, clearly the word has spread!

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Looks what's just arrived in the post!

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Nice little job for the weekend
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Took my car to Ned @ Autolusso for 4 wheel alignment as the car wasn't handling right. Since found out I need 4 new tyres and my lower wishbones bushes are shot...............so, power-flex, 4 new tyres and wheel alignment here I come, picking it up later. Gonna be a lot lighter in the pocket but I'm looking forward to feeling what it's like to drive!
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Took it to the tyre shop to found out why cant the left front tyre hold it's pressure on correct values, turns out it has this 1 inch long paralel to the rim gush on the inside! <two new contis coming this way, warranty supported!!!!
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All happening at the mo, got back to my car to find a barrier ( the type they line the road with for marathons with) had fallen onto the side of it, some paint damage, nothing major, but enough to claim on the car parks insurance


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And from this to this
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Shame its raining or would've washed her!
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Had a bit of day of it.....

Modified my airbox: http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...irbox-mod.html

Added an oil catch can:

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...and pulled the headlights off to check on the status of Project Halo (and to change those crap LED H7 bulbs for some proper Philips Diamond Vision H7's !!)
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Had a bit of day of it.....

Modified my airbox: http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...irbox-mod.html

Added an oil catch can:

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...and pulled the headlights off to check on the status of Project Halo (and to change those crap LED H7 bulbs for some proper Philips Diamond Vision H7's !!)
I'm glad you've done it using that little device Jay. I was browsing the possibilities without making up an ally container and saw that bit of kit but my thoughts were '' is it big enough for the job?'' Hopefully you'll let us know fairly quickly as I'm tempted but for the volume.
Don't remember where I came across it while googling ?
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I got mine off ebay for about 15 Rob. Installation was a doddle, I just cut the existing pipe 2" from the metal tube and inserted the unit direct into the path. There was plenty of movement in the existing pipe so nothing was overly strained. I did use some PTFE Gas/Plumbers tape to bolster the fittings slightly to ensure a Prefect seal, but think it would have been fine without.

I'll keep an eye on volume over the next few weeks but given there is already an Air/Oil Separator fitted to remove the majority of the oil, this really is just to catch a small amount of vapour that gets left over so it shouldn't fill too quickly....


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250 miles up to Alnwick Saturday (where I saw my cars twin), then the 250 miles home today, lovely and comfortable every inch oh the way, and still 3/8th of a tank left.


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Gave it a well overdue clean, and in the process discovered 2 key scratch marks, oh the joy of *****.
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washed mine today aswell and realised just how bad the previous owner treated the paintwork, its really bad, the back end looks like someone has rubbed stones all over it.

Detailers are way too expensive, I dont need them to do the full works, just get rid of all the marks the washing and polishing i can do my self
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I went to the local Albanian hand car wash: 5 wash/10 wash and clean inside. Took the opportunity of a beautiful day to wash off Friday's trauma. We drove to Chichester for Valentine's Day. I decided on the A286, instead of the A3, for the lovely twists and turns and countryside. Hmmmm....

All vehicles in both directions were hogging the middle of the road to try and avoid the encroaching lakes. Several times, I had to slow to a crawl to ford muddy streams washing across the road. I'm sure we made it to Chichester just before they closed large sections of the highway.

I parked at home and gave the the car a good once over in the bright sunshine. Like Greener123 above, it was easy to spot the lousy touch up spots that the previous owner had done prior to the sale. And the drips off the side of the car that the Albanians hadn't caught.

If you want a good job, do it yourself.
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Removed the rest of the dash trim and also the metal trim on steering wheel, ready for hydro dipping this week.
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I got mine off ebay for about 15 Rob. Installation was a doddle, I just cut the existing pipe 2" from the metal tube and inserted the unit direct into the path. There was plenty of movement in the existing pipe so nothing was overly strained. I did use some PTFE Gas/Plumbers tape to bolster the fittings slightly to ensure a Prefect seal, but think it would have been fine without.

I'll keep an eye on volume over the next few weeks but given there is already an Air/Oil Separator fitted to remove the majority of the oil, this really is just to catch a small amount of vapour that gets left over so it shouldn't fill too quickly....
I note from my search that it's a RUTLAND MOTORS developed catch can and that there is a mark 1 and 2 versions . Also that they can supply any valve sizes from 10mm to 19mm ---- which model is yours and valve sizes please ?
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That sounds familiar! no idea if its mk1 or mk2 but I think it has 1/2" fittings. Might be worth going a couple of mm bigger though for a better fit.


I didn't get an option to choose size etc as I bought it off ebay in an auction.
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Fitted a little toggle thing to stop the passenger side mat floating off up the footwell.
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Mot yesterday. All fine except one tyre which I knew was due, no advisories so just the tax and insurance to pay for and another years motoring ensues

Nearly sold it for a jag last year. Glad the wife convinced me to keep it. Still love driving it everywhere (except for the frequent shell station visits)



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" Took it for a wash "
idiots we wonna know about repairs or mods that benifit everyone how does washing you car or changing a light bulb benifit us reading your nonsense posts

Get a life and drive your car instead of talking about it to people you have never met on here
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