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Oooo lovely pic, TI with a mountain bike on the back= quality. where did you ride in the Hills?
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Oooo lovely pic, TI with a mountain bike on the back= quality. where did you ride in the Hills?
Cheers alcooker... Pic was at the vineyards in Docking.. did my usual route of Ranmore Common over to Peaslake then over to Leigh Hill and back to the vineyards
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My god the Brera looking amazing in white. I'm loving the Cloverleafs, might think about them for the Spider....
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Well not actually today but on Sunday my brother and I joined in an Alfa drive day (Vic AROC) from Melbourne to Ballarat with some 20 other Alfisti. It was a good day and covered over 300+ kms, only disappointment was that some of the roads were, well more suited to our Jeep cousins than for Alfas, in particular Ti variants and 75's with a few bottoming outs at times . Still, my 159 and by bro's Giulietta ran faultlessly. I got down to 7.6L/100 but ended up about 8.8L/100 overall. Happy with that
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Well not actually today but on Sunday my brother and I joined in an Alfa drive day (Vic AROC) from Melbourne to Ballarat with some 20 other Alfisti. It was a good day and covered over 300+ kms, only disappointment was that some of the roads were, well more suited to our Jeep cousins than for Alfas, in particular Ti variants and 75's with a few bottoming outs at times . Still, my 159 and by bro's Giulietta ran faultlessly. I got down to 7.6L/100 but ended up about 8.8L/100 overall. Happy with that
I've been through Ballarat, but 20 years ago. We went out of Melbourne in 2 cars and into South Australia on the coast road and came back through Ballarat. I remember visiting the open air gold mining museum in Ballarat, Sovereign Hill. We spent about 5 days driving with long leisurely stops.

We weren't luck enough to do it in Alfas though.

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Cheers alcooker... Pic was at the vineyards in Docking.. did my usual route of Ranmore Common over to Peaslake then over to Leigh Hill and back to the vineyards
I have interesting memories of Ranmore Common, cycling up there, particularly rough path, the welding between the seat stays and the seat tube gave way, the seat stays shot up and forwards, and were very close to making me a eunoch!
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I thought I would see how the PIAA wipers people have been fitting performed so I bought a set and installed them today.

Aside from being 3 times the cost of a set of Bosch ones, my first impressions are the mounts where they mate with the wiper arms are very chunky compared to the low profile Bosch ones that came off. I know they are "universal" so have to be a bit bigger, but they are substantially bigger and raise the arms off the window allot more than the bosch ones so they look quite pronounced.

If it annoys me too much they are coming off!

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Comparing the new and old units you can see that the sub standard repair and subsequent leaking of exhaust gas has been caused by the casing's not mating together flush as the washers / nuts do not sit level on the casing. How this repair ever passed the refurb company's QA process remains to be answered Hopefully I can get my money back for the original repair and have a spare turbo in the garage for hybrid purposes when funds allow
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Just fitted some new front speakers (some JBL GT6-6C's I got for 40). Nice improvement! Even though the speakers have not bedded in yet, a noticeable improvement in bass.

If you go down this route (the nice improvement, but on a budget), I can recommend getting the custom speaker spacers (essential!), the speaker plug adaptors (save splicing the car's wires), and some sort of dynamat to reduce vibrations.

Probably took an hour all in all, pretty simple too, could have done it quicker, but took off one of the door cards a second time to get rid of an annoying rattle.

Being components, I've got some tweeters that are next to go on.

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New wheels arrived today!

18" WSP one's. I wanted the 19" ones, but I can't justify the cost along with new tyres as well.

Can anyone who has the same confirm that they clear the Brembos?
The car's in for the clutch/flywheel replacement so I can't try yet. I can send them back if they don't fit as long as I don't put tyres on them.

I've also got a spare set of centre caps if anyone's interested, not original, but look ok.
I'll put them in the classifieds if I can figure it out.
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I have them. No problems with clearance at all!

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I thought I would see how the PIAA wipers people have been fitting performed so I bought a set and installed them today.

Aside from being 3 times the cost of a set of Bosch ones, my first impressions are the mounts where they mate with the wiper arms are very chunky compared to the low profile Bosch ones that came off. I know they are "universal" so have to be a bit bigger, but they are substantially bigger and raise the arms off the window allot more than the bosch ones so they look quite pronounced.

If it annoys me too much they are coming off!

They better be good at there job
I bought some Heyner wipers which were nearly as expensive as the Bosch ones. Unfortunately at motorway speed they leave a few gaps.

I've since bought the PIAA wipers as well, but haven't fitted them yet. I'm having the windows treated with Duxback on the 26th so I'll put them on after the treatment.

The Duxback website has a voucher code for a particular supplier which may be worth checking out if anybody else wants the PIAA wipers. I couldn't fault the delivery.
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I have them. No problems with clearance at all!

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Brilliant, thanks for that mate
I can take them all out the boxes now and get sealing!

Have you lowered yours? mine has a massive gap above the wheel at the back.

I was considering just changing the springs to the Eibachs but now i'm thinking of waiting a bit longer and doing the dampers as the same time.
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Brilliant, thanks for that mate
I can take them all out the boxes now and get sealing!

Have you lowered yours? mine has a massive gap above the wheel at the back.

I was considering just changing the springs to the Eibachs but now i'm thinking of waiting a bit longer and doing the dampers as the same time.
Yes, it's on Eibachs, with standard dampers though. Are pretty good with the OE damper to be honest. And it doesn't seem to have shortened the life of them.
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New wheels arrived today!

18" WSP one's. I wanted the 19" ones, but I can't justify the cost along with new tyres as well.

Can anyone who has the same confirm that they clear the Brembos?
The car's in for the clutch/flywheel replacement so I can't try yet. I can send them back if they don't fit as long as I don't put tyres on them.

I've also got a spare set of centre caps if anyone's interested, not original, but look ok.
I'll put them in the classifieds if I can figure it out.
send them back and wait for 19" the 18" don't have the same appeal on the eye
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send them back and wait for 19" the 18" don't have the same appeal on the eye
I've got some wobbly wheels on at the moment which are driving me crazy, and i've just spent 850 to have the clutch and flywheel replaced, so these are the best option at the moment.

Veloces seem to have put their prices up for the 19's (2400 ) and a grand for tyres on top nearly takes the total up to half the price i paid for the car!

I do love the 19's though, I'll probably still keep an eye out for any that pop up on ebay! (if they ever do)

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Look good Often thought about them (silver) for my Brera. Easy to fit / align?
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Look good Often thought about them (silver) for my Brera. Easy to fit / align?
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What about trying stickers first for a couple of quid, to see if you are happy before spending the cash on the others... I put some of the ones you can get from the AROC shop on my 159 and even after 4 months I have days when I'm not sure, but I did get asked today if it was a Cloverleaf...

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Look good Often thought about them (silver) for my Brera. Easy to fit / align?
It's very easy the kit include template
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On thursday picked her up from autolusso where they had powerflexed the front suspension and fitted a new clutch. Car now much tighter at the front end with far less rise and fall on acceleration/braking and best of all its silent! Ned and his crew did a great job and at a reasonable price. leant me a car for a couple of days too. Trip back to Liverpool completed in just over 2.5 hrs at 42 mpg. washed and polished her today to celebrate improvements.
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