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Got my grooved and dimpled MTEC disks and Brembo pads fitted this morning. How detailing the new paintwork.
Just wondering, would grooved disks class as a upgraded part?

So would the insurance company need informing?
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Just wondering, would grooved disks class as a upgraded part?

So would the insurance company need informing?
Not an upgrade really. Can get the grooved disks cheaper than OEM parts now...
I would only tell insurance if I upgraded the brake callipers too
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Ran a wire down the little drain hole under the petrol cover. Water tends to pool in there after rain or washing. Then blew down the hole with a can of compressed air. Seems okay.
Mine does the same, I'll have to give this a try. I had to get rid of loads of water the other day before I unscrewed the fuel cap.

Fixed the wobbly gear knob earlier today.
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70k service at Autodelta plus getting all transmission fluids in g box and all diffs changed just for the hell of it and finally the HIDs so I can at least see somewhat more where I'm going
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Fixed the wobbly gear knob earlier today.
You mean it's not supposed to wobble? More detail, please!
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You mean it's not supposed to wobble? More detail, please!
Under the silver cap (where your gears are located kinda drawing thingy)
There is a 6 or 8mm nut that needs tightening down. Can't remember the size off hand but just lock it down and violla
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Tried to get a better boot lid alignment, result is better, not perfect though.
How can one adjust a left/right difference? And no, not by the adjustable springs - they are just there to dampen closing and help openening the first cm.
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The allen bolt holes in the hinge are slotted so there's some adjustment there - but guessing you may have tried this already?
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'Anti-Pollution Filter Clogged' Message has appeared, it's gotten to a stage now whereby I know when it's about to happen... going home to find a very long drill bit tomorrow, any tips suggestions on how to do or what not to hit? (already have the Fixitsan dongle)
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Have taken my 159 to the garage, again. This time with a broken drivers electric window.

Second visit within a week, two different problems. She's pretty, but causing me real issues.
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'Anti-Pollution Filter Clogged' Message has appeared, it's gotten to a stage now whereby I know when it's about to happen... going home to find a very long drill bit tomorrow, any tips suggestions on how to do or what not to hit? (already have the Fixitsan dongle)
I've got the same, and totally cored mine (remember to remove the sensor first!), alternatively fixitsan reckons you can get away with just taking the 'face' off the back of the dpf structure (over a wide area).

If you do core it, you only need to go as far as the 'narrow' part halfway down the can (where the sensor is). Beyond this is a short open lattice catalyst to reduce hydrocarbon emissions.
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Under the silver cap (where your gears are located kinda drawing thingy)
There is a 6 or 8mm nut that needs tightening down. Can't remember the size off hand but just lock it down and violla
Yes, just what I did after seeing another post on this forum. Prised the silver cap off (not from the 12 or 6 o'clock position) with a little screwdriver.

Did a little experiment driving to work, then to a supplier's and back home. Since I bought the car, the radio crackles a lot with the heated rear windscreen on. I decided to use Internet radio through my iPhone to my Pioneer head unit now that I am on an all you can eat data plan.

It worked quite well and on one channel even displayed the song title on my head unit.

The crackling on FM is caused by loads of breaks on the rear windscreen heater grid. I've got some stuff to fix the grids, but ideally needs to be applied when the temperature is over 10 degrees, which it hasn't been for a while when I've had spare time. The weather is looking promising on Sunday though.
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Well today Mathew I confirmed to my friends and family that I will never grow up and fitted a under seat sub=woofer to the Brera finally getting some decent sound out of these puny speakers
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Well today Mathew I confirmed to my friends and family that I will never grow up and fitted a under seat sub=woofer to the Brera finally getting some decent sound out of these puny speakers
I was thinking of something like that, which one did you get? I've got one in the boot but am thinking of an under seat one instead.
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Washed and waxed the spider, also had 4 new tyres fitted.
Found a broken spring on rear LHS too so lowering springs need to be ordered before I ruin a brand new tyre...
The brake looks as though it had snapped a while ago though and car still rides and handles fine which is a bit strange...
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Also just fitted a brodit iPhone active holder.
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New windscreen fitted (due to a large crack), had a chat with the guy and made sure the windscreen clips were all sorted to stop any rattle.
Had so many tiny 'dints' in it, will be glad to have a new one.
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Nice when you get a new screen! Mine was quite chipped before I had it changed, it was awful when the sun hit it.
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