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  1. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi all, in preparation of fitting a dual exhaust system I removed the plastic trim piece of the right side of the bumper (i have a single muffler on the left right now). I want to cut the removed plastic piece in a way that it will roughly be the same size as the original gap and then refit it...
  2. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello all! Right so I sourced the leak at either side (mainly drivers) of the dasboard. The top of the windscreen corners have de-boded letting dribbles of water get in. These drops run down inside the A pillars, then where it curves, drop down (sometimes via Airbag cabling) down the sides...
  3. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    I ordered swirl flap blanks for my manifold on my 159, but i found out that my holes are 15mm, and the blanks was for 18mm, i ordered the correct one, but iam not sure if its arriveing before the weekend when everything is going to be mounted. Since i ordered my mecanics to this weekend. Is...
  4. Car Detailing
    Hi all, Thought I would share my experience. I own a 58' plate 1.9JTDm 159. Yesterday, as the weather was nice I fancied giving the Alfa a wash and hand wax. Whilst doing so, I inadvertently took off my 1.9 JTDm badge. '********', I thought. I quickly went inside and fetched a tube of...
  5. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Found this post on ARBB - at first I thought the OP was having a laugh but then did a bit of digging and found a lot of discussion about it - glues are commonly used in modern car construction - I mean the metal to metal bit - and have been used in aeroplane wings for many years so what about on...
  6. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Looking into repairing the top engine cover on the 2.4... I'm missing 2 of the little rubber grommets for the pins on the engine (71747919) these are cheap enough and not too hard to get hold of. The fun bit is repairing the pin that is supposed to be cast onto the cover itself located on the...
  7. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, On the underneath of my bonnet I have noticed some spots around the edges of the insert which locks the bonnet in position. I don't know if it's the clearcoat that has cracked a bit or maybe glue from the assembly of the bonnet? Anyone who has similar spots on their G or any idea of what it...
  8. Car Detailing
    I'm talking about the really hard stuff that attaches such things as sat navs to dashboards. It is rock hard and really does look like it is bonded to the dash of my GTV. Anyone got any bright ideas on how to remove it? I've tried the solvent based removal sprays but didn't even scratch the...
  9. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    It's been bugging me for a while but the rock hard glue on top of the dash that the previous owner used to attach his sat nab or whatever has got to go. I've tried the solvent based spray and nothing. Any ideas on how to soften and remove?
  10. Car Detailing
    Hello Guys i debadged my gtv and it has left glue where the letters were and it just cant remove it so i debadge the car by using a hair dryer and dental floss, badges came of nice and easy but i cant get the rest of the glue off so far i have tried scratch remover past...........no good then...
  11. General Motoring Discussion
    Wanting to valet my car , and wondering is Tar & Glue remover panel wipe , asking as i have a few liter of 99.5% isopropol alcohol here that i can use if so ?
  12. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Guys, I have a problem with my glass round lenses on my Sprint's headlights. A couple of years ago, I had to source out new lenses because they would start falling off the car, one by one and brake. The glue that held the lens to the housing got dry over the years and let the glass lens...
  13. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    I have struggled to fix my front door central locking over the last 6 months but on the positive side have become an expert in getting the mechanism out in 20 mins. Can anyone offer advice on a solution to permanently fix a small brass cog onto a small (1mm dia) steel spindle on a 12V motor...
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi there, On my 3 door 147, on the back seat, in the upper part of the rear right window, the rubber that is on the edge on the fabric (black one), fell out. I don`t know if i explained well, (will provide pic if needed) and i was wondering with what to glue this, either to use silicone, some...
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a photo which may help. I failed miserably yesterday, i glued the little lugs sticking out & also around the outside of the vent but it just doesn't seem to hold, there's not enough surface area. It doesn't even click into place, the lugs just sit inside the holes on the bumper. Glue...
  16. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Whilst washing my car the T from the silver badge on the right of the boot has come off, what glue to stick it back on that won't damage the paint? ta
  17. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Any adhesive experts out there? I need to find an adhesive to bond my right hand exhaust blanking cover to the bumper. I had previously used a B+Q twin pack epoxy but this only lasted about 4 months before I noticed the bond had cracked. The problem is the bumper flexes and this breaks the...
  18. Car Detailing
    Hi, Think i may have a 'How To' soon!?:D See many threads on here about owners discussing getting their seats reupholestered and paying a serious amount of money to have the job done! I believe i have a better solution, no, i know i have a better solution, simply find a car with same interior...
  19. Car Detailing
    Okay I know this one is not for my Alfa, but the main Mini forum have not been able to help. I have a Mini Cooper S (the BMW supercharged one) based in the Czech Republic. It's just had it's two yearly technical test (similar to the UK MOT); I had certification the front window tints were...
  20. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As mensioned in my other thread the pipe going into the airbox, IE the bottom one. as come loose and making a anoying rattle at tick over. I can reach it through the fog light hole, so can i just glue it back to the base of the airbox? cheers..
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