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  1. Projector lenses dirty

    Alfa Giulia
    I noticed the front of my projector light lenses are covered in fingerprints?presumably from some Italian assembly worker ?. You can only see it when they are on but it's a real mess. Anyone know if you can take the light assemblies apart?
  2. Guide to Cleaning a dirty Steering Wheel (Mito QV)

    Car Detailing
    I’ve owned my Mito QV for nearly 4 years now, and although I keep the body work in good condition, the same can’t be said for my interior. As my daily driver the interior has been nothing short of abused. Sometimes life gets in the way to do anything more than an occasional hoover. Nothing in...
  3. GTV windscreen constantly dirty inside.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    The front and rear screens on my 2002 GTV seem constantly dirty inside the cabin. I've cleaned them with various solutions, water & vinegar, Autoglym Fast glass and aerosol glass cleaner. Within a couple of days, the glass has a film of dirt on it. It's particularly noticeable in the recent...
  4. Dirty glow plug?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I had the 'Glow plug unavailable' light come up so duely ordered myself a new set of plugs and at the weekend set about swapping them out. All went well except the plug on cylinder #5 (viewed from the front of the car) was pretty stiff to undo, when I pulled it out it was filthy (see the pic...
  5. Dirty bananas

    Alfa Giulia
    My brake calipers are starting to look a bit grubby... :depressed: Usual wheel washing product Bilberry Wheel cleaner isn't getting them clean. It seems a bit odd as the red Brembos on my Maserati used to come up a treat really easily. I'm beginning to wonder if the yellow brake calipers on the...
  6. I used dirty clay....

    Car Detailing
    Not asking for advice as such... Perhaps some sympathy, perhaps a telling off... I used dirty clay. It looked OK... It looked like it was barely broken in, certainly good enough for another round of dirt removal... Went about my claying with the usual gusto and liberal application of a...
  7. Timing belt and water pump the quick and dirty way

    Alfa 164 & 166
    I recently posted that I bought a cheap 166 that had an overheating problem. It would only overheat at highway speeds so it was most likely the dreaded cracked plastic water pump impeller. There are no signs of head gasket issues and the owner assured me it didn't ever reach the red. I have...
  8. Dirty Headlights

    Alfa Giulietta
    Has anyone else noticed how disproportionately affected the G lights are by everyday road grime? This morning they were so bad ( and I washed the car just the other day) that I thought I only had the sidelights on! Especially bad at the moment with a lot of road spray my headlights are...
  9. Dirty Dog, Welcome to your GMD faff thread.

    General Motoring Discussion
    We know you're searching for a new motor and have been for some (a long) time. This thread should help focus your thoughts and get you in that new motor before everyone gets bored. :D
  10. Spider dirty radiator coolant

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My 2001 3 litre Spider 78,000 km is losing radiator coolant and what is left in the tank is dirty and frothy. I am pretty certain this points to a leaking head gasket ($$$$) but have any other Spider owners had this problem? The car gets well looked after, is not thrashed and has regular service...
  11. Dirty again, what now?

    Car Detailing
    Hey everyone, So a few weeks ago I tried my hand at "detailing" my Alfa - nothing crazy, I just washed it (two bucket method), dried, clay bar'd, polished it and then waxed it. I didn't want to spend a load of money so I used the following products (all from Halfords:) Cheapo alloy wheel...
  12. suspect dirty EGR valve

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I own a 159 JTdm, 200HP. Yesterday when i wanted to start the car, it started up, without any problems. The idle rpm was low(1000rpm) , and i could not get the rev's up, I got it up but very slowly. I suspect that the reason could be a dirty EGR valve. As far as i know i do not get any warning...
  13. Remember to service your car.. How dirty are your filters?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I was determined today to service my alfa 159 1.9 JTDM 16v today, so last week I ordered all the parts and got cracking. All went well but I was quite surprised to see the condition of the pollen and air filters, which in turn got me thinking.... What's the worst people have seen either on...
  14. Alfa 1.9 JTD Dirty Oil after 4K

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just had a look at the ENGINE oil level tonight, car has done 4000 miles in 9 months, short journies only. Should I change it, what is the best option for this engine ???. Car 2004 model, no oil loss at all !! 82K on the clock.
  15. Dirty Engine Bay

    Car Detailing
    I've been putting it off and putting it off but now that we have some nice weather here up north I feel I should clean the engine bay. I have decided to clean it myself as I have a Karcher pressure washer and some Maguiar's stuff. So my question is basically about what to cover up before I...
  16. dirty boy...

    Alfa 164 & 166
    (previously posted on "car detailing", limited (yet helpful response). I had a seized caliper on the n/s/r of my 166. All fixed now. The pad wore down to the metal and it has contaminated the alloy wheel with oxide(?) splatter. It won't come off with a sponge & water, or by being scraped...
  17. 3.2 owners - Dirty Valve advice.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys, I noticed something on the GM based 3.2 Engine while working on it, they build up a LOT of crud on the intake valves lowering performance and economy to a certain degree due to the nature of direct injection, the crank vent vapours usually get "washed off" by the petrol in a...
  18. One hell of a dirty wheel

    Alfa Giulietta
    I clean my car every week but over the last two weeks my drivers side front wheel is considerably dirtier than the rest, in fact it's black and really caked in break dust. It dosen't steer to the right when breaking and I can not hear the pads sticking or catching when on the move, but I do have...
  19. How dirty can a car get in one night?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Last week we had the weirdest weather here with rain and dust storm at the same time during the night. Thought I'd post a couple of pics of the 156's with their morning hangovers :wow:
  20. Quick and dirty engine removal

    General Motoring Discussion
    (this is an example from a Golf, but could work for you a well)
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