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Hi all,

Just thought I'd post and introduce myself. As my username suggests, I'm Darren and I live in Cambridgeshire.

I joined the site at the beginning of July in anticipation of becoming the owner of a 2004 156 2.4JTD. Ownership of that Alfa only lasted for about 30 mins after the engine light came on 5 miles down the road and the car went into limp home mode. Return to dealer for a refund...

Not one to be easilly deterred, I came home and put a last second bid on a silver 1.6TS Veloce - low mileage, but little service history and showing a few battle scars on both front doors and the bonnet.

I've not taken it out on the road yet: waiting til 1st Aug to get it taxed. Spent the last week or so getting it tidied up (2 doors and a bonnet for £100 on ebay). Got a bonnet release cable on order from Donalds (very helpful when I dropped in there earlier today).

Needs a few more bits and pieces sorting out (cam-belt change, water pump, tensioners and probably do the variator as well while I'm at it, and need to sort out the droopy engine undertray, broken heater vent, etc. Other than that it's really not in bad order!

I've had a good look around the site and found it to be very useful so far. I hope I can make some useful contributions too!


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Hello and welcome. You can find most things here. Check the technical forum for your model and do not forget the forum for owners in your area. Oh and Donalds have there own bit too.
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