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Agh heard a noise found both front upper wishbones are shot and both front tyres are as smooth as a baby's bum in the inside edge


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Sacrilege?

I know there was some debate about the wisdom of messing with the Giugiaro's, but I've taken the plunge. And, although I've been washing, polishing, waxing like an obsessed person, it took me 2 months to realise I had Goodyear's on the front and Pirelli's on the rear. So, I bought Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetrical 2's for the 18" Wolfrace rims and put Nokian winter tyres on the 17" original rims. (Didn't realise how much room they'd take up in the garage!) Plus, I kept the old tyres, which are only half worn.

Anyway, let the debate begin:
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I know there was some debate about the wisdom of messing with the Giugiaro's, but I've taken the plunge. And, although I've been washing, polishing, waxing like an obsessed person, it took me 2 months to realise I had Goodyear's on the front and Pirelli's on the rear. So, I bought Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetrical 2's for the 18" Wolfrace rims and put Nokian winter tyres on the 17" original rims. (Didn't realise how much room they'd take up in the garage!) Plus, I kept the old tyres, which are only half worn.



Anyway, let the debate begin:

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I know there was some debate about the wisdom of messing with the Giugiaro's, but I've taken the plunge. And, although I've been washing, polishing, waxing like an obsessed person, it took me 2 months to realise I had Goodyear's on the front and Pirelli's on the rear. So, I bought Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetrical 2's for the 18" Wolfrace rims and put Nokian winter tyres on the 17" original rims. (Didn't realise how much room they'd take up in the garage!) Plus, I kept the old tyres, which are only half worn.

Anyway, let the debate begin:
Your car, your choice !
Looks OK to me.

If your happy, crack on !
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The issue with the clutch pedal sticking to the floor came back today and left me stranded at the lights unable to select any gears. Had to start in gear and kangaroo off the line That's a pricey fix as to change the slave cylinder its a gearbox-off job so may as well do the clutch and dmf while its off
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Left front light warning came on, but all the lights are working. I wonder if the LED canbus side light or a HID bulb has gone a bit funny and is reporting back the wrong voltage?

I've some spare bulbs so I'll swap them around on Saturday if the weather holds.
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Left front light warning came on, but all the lights are working. I wonder if the LED canbus side light or a HID bulb has gone a bit funny and is reporting back the wrong voltage?

I've some spare bulbs so I'll swap them around on Saturday if the weather holds.
Only the side's are on canbus
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After refurbishing the metal parts of my interior, I found one of the door card fasteners missing and one bent, so I ordered a bag of 10 from a well known auction site, and fitted them today. No more creaking from the door panels!

Now here's a thing Alfa Romeo. If I was to get the door clips from my local Alfa dealer in (Leicester), and because they refused to deliver them, it would require me to take a 21 mile journey (35 minutes) to go and place the order, then a 21 mile journey home.
Once they are in stock it would require another 42 mile round trip costing me more fuel and time, totalling 84 miles and 140 minutes plus the fuel.
Where as what I actually did was order them from a trader on flea-bay and wait for the postman to bring them to my door. Never mind the trader I used was located in Australia, the parts arrived 7 days later! Now granted the carbon footprint wouldn't be pretty (if you're into that sort of thing) but this really shows that Alfa GB can't even get the basics of customer service right.
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I know there was some debate about the wisdom of messing with the Giugiaro's, but I've taken the plunge. And, although I've been washing, polishing, waxing like an obsessed person, it took me 2 months to realise I had Goodyear's on the front and Pirelli's on the rear. So, I bought Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetrical 2's for the 18" Wolfrace rims and put Nokian winter tyres on the 17" original rims. (Didn't realise how much room they'd take up in the garage!) Plus, I kept the old tyres, which are only half worn.

Anyway, let the debate begin:
I like 'em, they look like factory optional extras.
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Hand washed, polished and waxed the car today. She is GLEAMING!!!
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Passed its MOT on Friday only advisery was both front suspension arm ball joints have slight play. Anyone know much about these?
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