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Just noticed that some **** ran into the back of mine when I was parked at the office yesterday

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Whatever it was must be big/high as there's not a mark on the bumper

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Pick my car up from the body shop they had it all week last week, had the wing replaced both rear arches done everything resprayed apart from the roof and had mud guards fitted to the front ImageUploadedByAutoGuide1403631411.612222.jpgImageUploadedByAutoGuide1403631426.571182.jpgImageUploadedByAutoGuide1403631441.431593.jpgImageUploadedByAutoGuide1403631458.071670.jpgImageUploadedByAutoGuide1403631474.829598.jpg


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Get some protection film fitted asap or they will be pitted in no time

50507802, 50507801 for the rear of doors and 50507798,50507797 for the wheel arch.
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Might be worth getting some sheets of film rather than the genuine stuff as thought it was quite expensive and you could also make larger patches.
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Pick my car up from the body shop they had it all week last week, had the wing replaced both rear arches done everything resprayed apart from the roof and had mud guards fitted to the front Attachment 349169Attachment 349177Attachment 349185Attachment 349193Attachment 349201


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If you don't mind me asking , what sort of money for everything other than the roof ? --------------- mine's dotted all over the bonnet/wings and arches with ' chips ' .
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If you don't mind me asking , what sort of money for everything other than the roof ? --------------- mine's dotted all over the bonnet/wings and arches with ' chips ' .

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Her indoors decided to roll it in to a tree a couple of months ago and done something to the rear wheel arch (she's don't drive it any more I got her a little 147) and stone chips realigned front shut lines and resprayed everything bar the roof and fitted mudguard to the front cost £1090, wasn't the cheapest of quotes but wasn't the most expensive quote either,matey wants it back Friday afternoon to put another coat of polish on it


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Might be worth getting some sheets of film rather than the genuine stuff as thought it was quite expensive and you could also make larger patches.
Works about £30.00 per side just ordered mine.

Just fitted at weekend new window trims then a stone hit the windscreen today so a new screen being fitted on Friday.
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Might be worth getting some sheets of film rather than the genuine stuff as thought it was quite expensive and you could also make larger patches.

I have some already, I didn't want to fit it till the fella is finished on Friday. I didn't get the genuine stuff I brought a long and wide sheet of it to do the sill along the bottom as well


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Fitted spacers (4 x 15mm) and adjusted twin Ragazzon on my Alfa 159 2.0 JTDm TI SW .
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Opened up the bonnet to have a look at the power steering fluid, noticed it's above the max line. Is this something to worry about?
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New windscreen fitted today.
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Opened up the bonnet to have a look at the power steering fluid, noticed it's above the max line. Is this something to worry about?
There should be 2 levels on the dipstick.....a "Cold temp" level on one side of the stick and a Hot "70c temp" level on the other side? When car has been driven its normal for it obviously display a litte more on the cold level....
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Fitted spacers (4 x 15mm) and adjusted twin Ragazzon on my Alfa 159 2.0 JTDm TI SW .
Any chance of a photo?

Have often toyed with the idea of spacers myself
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Gave it the traditional saturday afternoon long drive trough quality secondary roads this time, and as night falls later by this time of the year around here, I ended up by washing and cleaning it to mint condition upon arrival at home. Still zero problems since the big overhaul i've given it, and I start to feel that the usual troublesome systems now appear to function properly.
A fresh washed Alfa Romeo, clear view to a horizon sunset and a supply of ice cold Voll-dam marzenbier, thats all you need to end your saturday smoothly... Do I love this car...?
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Another Sunday drive

Yesterday went on this month's AROCA Sunday drive to Kilcunda.

Ordinary day weather wise but still enjoyed the drive. Put her away dirty and wet at the end of the day!
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Hi all,

This kind of thread works well on several other forums I use and often sparks some great discussions / ideas. Just post up what it is you've done and feel free to comment on others posts, but be nice

Today - tracking set to zero toe as recommended on here. Needed doing as it's taken the inside edges off the fronts.
Had the roof down and enjoyed the sunshine. Brilliant weekend.
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Tracked down the old thread on preventing alarm beeps and tried it and it works, no more waking the neighbours when leaving for sparrows fart flights to eu. Bit of a finagle with key in, key out après this, press that but very chuffed I finally did it and so are the locals
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Had a flat tyre (literally the worst day for me get one), so changed to the space saver, good lord the jack on the 159 is utter sh*t!
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Tracked down the old thread on preventing alarm beeps and tried it and it works, no more waking the neighbours when leaving for sparrows fart flights to eu. Bit of a finagle with key in, key out après this, press that but very chuffed I finally did it and so are the locals
Can you provide the link or talk me through the process please?
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Can you provide the link or talk me through the process please?
Sorry cant find the link now try search
Apparently you can do it if you have ECU OBD software but i use dteh manual method whihc i think went like this....

Odd but it does work
key in
turn on hazards
press and hold rear foglight
key out, key in key out quickly
release foglight button
and you should hear 4 slow quiet beeps. this says your in prog mode.
then press the fog light 4 times (for Dutch setting no beeps but lights still flash, UK is 5)and then put key back in within 10 secs
the system then beeps again quietly 4 times (or the number you set it to)

Then key out and should be set but do a search here and you should find it

Then stand on one leg and spin around real fast-only kidding made that bit up but it is something very similar to above but i cant find the thread now- was a recent last post in this part of tech assistance forum

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Sorry cant find the link now try search
Apparently you can do it if you have ECU OBD software but i use dteh manual method whihc i think went like this....

Odd but it does work
key in
turn on hazards
press and hold rear foglight
key out, key in key out quickly
release foglight button
and you should hear 4 slow quiet beeps. this says your in prog mode.
then press the fog light 4 times (for Dutch setting no beeps but lights still flash, UK is 5)and then put key back in within 10 secs
the system then beeps again quietly 4 times (or the number you set it to)

Then key out and should be set but do a search here and you should find it

Then stand on one leg and spin around real fast-only kidding made that bit up but it is something very similar to above but i cant find the thread now- was a recent last post in this part of tech assistance forum

good luck
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Cheers, that's incredible - didn't think such a thing was possible!
I thought I'd read most things on here over the years but this is a new one .
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Not tied it, but was this the one you were referring to

http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/tunin...cking-car.html

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