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Dont you just love it when the selespeed pump primes?

I JUST LOVE IT!

unlock the car as i walk over to my precious Alfa. Huge grin on my face (like this ). Open the drivers door and this beautiful little tone of the selespeed pump priming brings an even bigger smile on my face, making me feel as if im about to take off in a jet.

Sit down, bring the engine to life...and away we go!!

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Re: Dont you just love it when the selespeed pump primes?

I loved it too on my 147 and still love it as the cambiocorsa in my GranSport does the same
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Re: Dont you just love it when the selespeed pump primes?

Speaking of jets - I love the sound of the engine cooling fans on the V6. Quite often I have to sit in traffic to get back to my flat and so by the time I park up the temperature is up and the fans are running. When you switch the engine off they take a few seconds to spin down to a stop, and it sounds like a jet engine powering down I love it
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Re: Dont you just love it when the selespeed pump primes?

At least iam not the only geek on here
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Re: Dont you just love it when the selespeed pump primes?

I find it a relief when i hear it. It means everything is still working as it should be!!!
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Call me odd but I love the smell of the engine after you get out after a long run, can feel the heat wafting from it as well if you stand next to the wing. That and the perfumed leather which is still smelling sweetly years after the car was built.
 
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... when the wing mirrors unfold
after you put they key in ....
 
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Call me odd but I love the smell of the engine after you get out after a long run, can feel the heat wafting from it as well if you stand next to the wing. That and the perfumed leather which is still smelling sweetly years after the car was built.
I prefer the smell of the brakes after taking it for a spirited drive
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Re: Dont you just love it when the selespeed pump primes?

I like the way you can hear all the hot parts clicking as they cool down, when you get back from a good hard drive.

Nothing much on cars smells that nice IMO, although I like the smell of 2 stroke motorbikes.
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Re: Dont you just love it when the selespeed pump primes?

Nothing beats the growl when you downshift a couple of gears and give it plenty of foot. Or the gentle shove as you get pushed back into your seat. I love that.

Oh, and the look on peoples faces as you pass them with said growl.
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