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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.
Swapped the sidelight LED out yesterday evening and alls well again.

Unusually for me, I didn't lose a bulb in the front of the headlight and so it only took a few minutes.
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My 7 year old daughter thought it was a bit of a funny thing to do as judging by the colour those cow's have been dead quite a while
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Took her off charge, pulled her out of the garage.

Fixed the sun visor back on, re-stuck the alloy tax disk holder on.

Also, two bottles of redex injector / fuel system cleaner in the tank just in case that hesitation comes back. Will top it off with V Power tomorrow.

Car is filthy & stone chipped. Needs a ruddy good sorting
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Kerbed my brand new rims.

I have a rat run through Earl's Court that I used to take on my bike all the time. I thought I'd see if it worked with the Brera, too.

At one point through a residential neighbourhood there is a truck barrier, i.e. two poles close enough to allow cars to pass, but not wide vehicles. The Brera is an effing wide car! I eased through, even closing my mirrors, and as I eased through I could feel my wheels rubbing on BOTH sides of the car! When I got home I had a look: a small mark I can probably rub out, so I got off light.
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I like 'em, they look like factory optional extras.
Thanks. That's what I thought: they rather echo the five hole horseshoe original design. A modern update, if you will...

I saw some alloys on a Range Rover Epoque that looked almost identical, except they must have been 20-inchers.
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Upgraded the suspension to Eibach Springs/Bilstein dampers. The difference is substantial. Ride remains good, handling much improved on my 2010 Q4 V6 Spider
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Gave it a pat after getting a back handed complement "you can't have had a busy weekend, to have been polishing the car..." However working at a cement works it is a slightly fruitless exercise.
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Gave it a pat after getting a back handed complement "you can't have had a busy weekend, to have been polishing the car..." However working at a cement works it is a slightly fruitless exercise.
Same as me, working at a granite transformation plant, i can't keep it clean and shining more than one day!!!
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giving my 3.2 brera a full service, bought her with 29k on the clock last october, shes a 56 plate q4, shes now sitting on 40k, being doing a lot of driving up and down the country recently, best alfa ive ever owned, but still pine for a V6 GTV now and again, shes got a seized rear brake caliper thats penciled in for next week,

i read in a post here, give her an engine flush and an oil change every 5k miles, to reduce chain stretch, my mechanic, a damn fine all rounder advised against engine flushing, because it softens built up carbon that can fall into and block the oil gauze very easily,
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Worked out mine does the same mpg at 30mph as it does at 80!
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giving my 3.2 brera a full service, bought her with 29k on the clock last october, shes a 56 plate q4, shes now sitting on 40k, being doing a lot of driving up and down the country recently, best alfa ive ever owned, but still pine for a V6 GTV now and again, shes got a seized rear brake caliper thats penciled in for next week,

i read in a post here, give her an engine flush and an oil change every 5k miles, to reduce chain stretch, my mechanic, a damn fine all rounder advised against engine flushing, because it softens built up carbon that can fall into and block the oil gauze very easily,
Personally , I would never use engine flush . If you want to clean her up before putting in some really good oil -- drain it hot , fill with a cheap oil then drive it sensibly for 20 miles --- drain and leave to drip dry while still hot , then fill with your chosen oil plus ZX1 Extralube. I'd agree with the 4 to 6000 mile oil change interval
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Spanked her around Llandow circuit. Very very impressed with the brakes and the rest of the car
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i read in a post here, give her an engine flush and an oil change every 5k miles, to reduce chain stretch, my mechanic, a damn fine all rounder advised against engine flushing, because it softens built up carbon that can fall into and block the oil gauze very easily,
Yeah I have heard that too, the only time you should use engine flush, is if you use it before every oil change and have used it from brand new zero miles. That's what I've been told by my mechanic.
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I had the bumper off to sort out a Halo related problem so while I was in theer I upgraded my main beam to 80w H7 Cool Blue's then set about the MAP & MAF with carb cleaner and checked out the boost pressure regulator as well.

I still have reduced power from take off below 1750 rpm but it cant be the EGR as that has been deleted. Further investigation required....
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I had the bumper off to sort out a Halo related problem so while I was in theer I upgraded my main beam to 80w H7 Cool Blue's then set about the MAP & MAF with carb cleaner and checked out the boost pressure regulator as well.

I still have reduced power from take off below 1750 rpm but it cant be the EGR as that has been deleted. Further investigation required....
Is it blanked off as well as deleted because if not then it may be parcially open
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nope not blanked off, just deleted. the power loss is recent, so unless it has shock open over the last 3 years its not the EGR, which was my first guess!
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Drove from home to RAF Cosford up through mid Wales (what a car for those roads) then onto Wolverampton for the night
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Expensive month but worth it

I had a Alfa-tune remap done but my car didn't like it as it had intake manifold problems and a leaky injector. Got a new intake manifold fitted, injector replaced the guts knocked out of my DPF and a custom remap done on rolling road giving me 23bhp more and 11NM of torque the Alfatune remap was just too much for my old engine unfortunately so that was 370 down the drain but if I hadn't gone to JJB for the remap I would have never found out about the other issues my car had. So in the last month I've spent 320 on two new tires, 290 on my service, 320 on getting my brakes rebuilt, 370 Alfatune Remap, 429 MAF and Map sensors,320 for DPF removal and another remap, 220 new injector and a whopping 1220 for new intake manifold fitted (which at least included a new Cambelt). But I have an Alfa Romeo so it's worth it
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Drove rather quickly from RAF Cosford to home, all across country on some amazing A & B roads.

The Brera is bloody epic on them & well up to an 8 car overtake
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Blanked off the EGR and fitted a fixitsan dongle to stop the error

Seem happier at lower rpm's!
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Spent the last 7 hours trying to find out why it wouldnt start!
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Spent the last 7 hours trying to find out why it wouldnt start!
Did you push the start button?

That would be where I would try first
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Did you push the start button?

That would be where I would try first
You know i never thought of that
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You know i never thought of that
Its always the last place you think of
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