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What have you done to your 159/Brera/Spider today?

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.
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Need pics when done!

Also had a puncture repaired. The total cost for the tracking check, a huge amount of info and advice about steering settings and tyres, plus a puncture repair only came to 16.50

Place called Platinum Tyres in Stokesley.
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Dude. Try running an RX-8 - the 2.4 Alfa is really frugal in comparison!
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Washed it...badly...how do I get the hard water marks off a black car. Must add vinegar next time.
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Dude. Try running an RX-8 - the 2.4 Alfa is really frugal in comparison!
+1. The 3.2 is frugal compared to an RX8 231
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Drove to work and back, which doesnt sound much.
But as Mrs C was jet washing the drive i had to slum it in the TI and not the Cinq i normally use for my 68 mile round trip.
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I detailed her! With this weather the 8C Red is looking better than ever!

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Then realised that the seats cool, and it's 50 miles of shear fun to get home.

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Pumped up the tyre which has a slow puncture as the car hasn't moved for almost two and a weeks (the joys of lift-share in a 3-series, micra and a tourneo).

Get to use it tomorrow though!
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I detailed her! With this weather the 8C Red is looking better than ever!

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That looks fantastic!
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That looks fantastic!
Thanks FiremanAxe! If only the weather stayed like this!
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