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Took my silver 159 to Brooklands. I agree not that many 159,s . made me realise I don't, like the look of the Berea but the 4c or 8c that's a looker. And the spider is lovely.
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I collected this yesterday So happy with it
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Put x2 Uniroyal 3's on the rear. Tried replacing x5 Glow Plugs but only managed x3. The last two are stuck! Any advice on how to 'force' them without snapping them into the engine bay?!
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Put x2 Uniroyal 3's on the rear. Tried replacing x5 Glow Plugs but only managed x3. The last two are stuck! Any advice on how to 'force' them without snapping them into the engine bay?!

Spray some WD40 around them and leave for the night, hopefully help loosen them


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Plus gas dismantling fluid is is what I would go for


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Also if the engine was cold when you tried to remove them, have another go when it's hot.
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After 440 miles in two days in my 500, used the Brera today. Just 16 miles but

The GT is coming to NAW though.....
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I collected this yesterday So happy with it
Looks luuurvely!
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Got it MOTd, but only by the skin of my teeth. Need to have the remap done properly.
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WD40 and a proper fully enclosed deep socket removed the stuck last 2 glow plugs. Also, filled the tank from very empty...didnt realise my 70litre tank cud take 72! @ 102.80!
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Booked the car to have the bumper repaired, it was already damaged when I picked it up, hopefully it will be dry on Monday afternoon....
Weather rubbish, now booked for Thursday...looking better for then
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"Snap"! You just need to get those calipers painted red and fit lower suspension..........

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"Snap"! You just need to get those calipers painted red and fit lower suspension..........

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I am just going to enjoy it for now and hopefully pry the keys out off the wife's hands and drive it!!!!! I even volunteer to drive home from the pub!!!! DPf and egr with remap wil be first on the list though
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WD40 and a proper fully enclosed deep socket removed the stuck last 2 glow plugs. Also, filled the tank from very empty...didnt realise my 70litre tank cud take 72! @ 102.80!
My OCD would have kicked in much earlier. I add an extra fore-aft ruche to the drivers seat if it falls under 1/8th of a tank
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What have I done to my 159 Today.

tried to part ex it for a eurobox Astra Sport Tourer (estate)

got turned down on the finance (seems I'm less credit worthy than the peoples republic of Congo)

Ho Hum,

Another couple of years of pain and expence it seems......

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