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  1. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi Just acquired myself a spare intake manifold for my 2.4 which I have de-swirled and cleaned ready to fit the blanks. It’s in the dishwasher as we speak LOL! The question is this - having split the manifold in to two halves (which destroyed the rubber gasket) what is the best sealant to use...
  2. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I'm fitting a new water pump whilst I have the engine out (V6). The old pump had quite a lot of black sealant on the gaskets. My understanding was that there shouldn't be a need for sealant if the faces are good, and they appear to be now that I have cleaned them up. So I'm wondering what to do...
  3. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I have whipped off the carbs (GT Junior) to allow access to fit a new whizzy hi torque starter motor. I noticed that there is a smear of silicone sealant between the carbs/gaskets/inlet manifold. Should I put a smear of sealant on the gaskets or just depend on the gaskets to do their job...
  4. Car Detailing
    Hi Can anybody on here recommend a good wheel sealant for the 18" diamond cut turbines? I'm mostly wondering as they have that satin anthracite finish, and I don't want them too shiny. Thanks in advance. Edit: I'm a big fan of Poorboys products, does anybody have experience with their wheel...
  5. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Do you guys use Loctite or a silicon sealant on the waterpump upper bolt on the TS? Obviously it's a through hole into the water jacket. Cheers
  6. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    I'm about to change my gearbox oil on my Spider soon and I believe that the drain and filler plugs don't have washers as I'm used to but require thread sealant. The manual suggests Locitite 510 but it appears to be very expensive. On Loctite's website there is a 577 sealer which seems to be fit...
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey folks, wondering if anyone could recommend a radiator sealant for a 147 JTD Ducati. Going to give that a go while looking for a good deal for a replacement radiator. Also if anyone has a recommendation for radiator brand please LMK Thanks guys :)
  8. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Replaced the head on my ts spider last year,but now seem to have a small oil leak in the exhaust manifold area.Did a search on here and found a post from pkr explaining that the studs go into oil pathways,so hoping thats the problem,as its pretty easy to sort.Question is,what thread sealant...
  9. Car Detailing
    Hi all, I just had delivered my Wolfgang paint sealant kit, has anyone ever applied it? It has some written instructions but no DVD as advertised. How do you cope with the 3 badges (1x guillietta 2 x veloce) as there is paint on show behind/through these lettered badges? It says to use a...
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    What type of sealant is best to use on Exhaust studs that are weeping oil? Is silicone up to the job or should i use exhaust sealant paste?
  11. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Some time ago, when I just bought my 159, I noticed the carpet underneath the driver seat was wet. After some more rain (which happens often here…) the carpet underneath all 4 seats where wet. Previous owner always parked it inside the garage so it was not wet when I bought it. After some...
  12. Car Detailing
    I have ordered this product today, the reviews look good and another addition to my growing autobrite detailing products. You tube video of the product, looks very good :thumbup: https://youtu.be/MTZfHNBbpu0
  13. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The various instructions I've been reading suggest adding extra sealant (Hylomar or similar) but one shows it added to the ring seal and my old one was sealed around the mating face ... Which one is the best or do both? Ps Alfa must have been funded by a tool manufacturer ... All the...
  14. Car Detailing
    It appears that Autoglym only do the sealant in a kit with the cleaner - despite the fact that they will be used at wildly different rates. Autoglym 500ml Fabric Hood Maintenance Kit (2 Pieces): Amazon.co.uk: Car & Motorbike So what's a good sealant I can buy separately?
  15. Car Detailing
    Afternoon, Just a review with and update of a ceramic sealant I have been testing over the year: Carbon Collective Platinum Wheels Sealant Review - Detailing World
  16. Car Detailing
    After doing such a nice job using mg ultimate compound, mg glaze and ultimate wax, I decided it still wasn't beading water enough. So I looked on clean my car website and came across this product. It was just under £9 including delivery. OMG what a difference it makes. Easy to apply too...
  17. Alfa MiTo
    Hi all, I am planning to open my headlights to paint them inside like the QV (my mito have bi-xenons and a new pair of QV type headlights will be extremly expensive in my country). My question is, did anyone tried to open the stock headlight?? I am asking because if they have the regular glue...
  18. Alfa GTA
    Hi, My 147 GTA doesn't have a spare tyre. As I understand it a spacesaver wouldn't fit over the caliper on a GTA? I also don't appear to have a repair kit (only had the car 2 weeks). Are there any that are particularly recommended or any to avoid? Thanks Phil
  19. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My rocker cover is leaking oil so I'm going to change the gasket but I've read somewhere you should use sealant. Either on the whole gasket or just the belt end or not at all?
  20. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all. I fitted a new radiator to the Spider during the summer,but just a couple of K miles later,it has now started pi55ing out coolant all over the engine bay! :mad: I took off the slam panel yesterday to check that it wasn't (as I was hoping!), the top hose that had come loose,but no the...
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