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Hi all,

I have a 2011 G Cloverleaf and wanted to do some upgrades (if I don't have to take out a loan) and so far I think I have already enhanced what was a dull looking Cloverleaf, in the new QV/Veloce models they seem to have solved a lot of the aesthetic issues the models had before it.

However, I would ideally like to do the following:

1. Fit the 2014> rear diffuser (the one with the red trim), will it fit?
2. Fit the 2014> brushed steel fog light surrounds, will it fit?
3. Replace the High Pressure Fuel Pump for a silent one (I believe this is what makes my car sound like a diesel at idle)?
4. Replace the front seats with ones that have more lumber/lateral support and retain airbag, what are my options?
5. Do I need a front mounted intercooler (im pushing 260bhp with 315lb ft of torque)?
6. Where is the best place to take vacuum reading for a mechanical boost gauge, mine is currently t'd off the inlet manifold?

Also, with regards to some issues:

1. Anyone had issues with wiring loom in boot, if so I did a DIY fix and 6 months later so far so good?
2. Wobbly pedals, when depressing clutch the pedal housing moves slightly, is this normal?
3. No lumber support - I wedged a car washing sponge behind the back support of the front seats, works a treat.
4. Anyone have a diagram of where all the boost pipes/hoses are in the engine bay, I can't find blueprints?
5. Creaking speaker grills - these are fitted from the inside and I used chrome trim to wedge in gaps which makes it look a little better, any other suggestions to make that door card look nicer?

thanks guys
 

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Hello mate. I have the foglight surrounds and they will fit but I'll never get round to fitting them tbh. Message me if you are interested in taking them off my hands.
 

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Hi all,

I have a 2011 G Cloverleaf and wanted to do some upgrades (if I don't have to take out a loan) and so far I think I have already enhanced what was a dull looking Cloverleaf, in the new QV/Veloce models they seem to have solved a lot of the aesthetic issues the models had before it.

However, I would ideally like to do the following:

1. Fit the 2014> rear diffuser (the one with the red trim), will it fit?
2. Fit the 2014> brushed steel fog light surrounds, will it fit?
3. Replace the High Pressure Fuel Pump for a silent one (I believe this is what makes my car sound like a diesel at idle)?
4. Replace the front seats with ones that have more lumber/lateral support and retain airbag, what are my options?
5. Do I need a front mounted intercooler (im pushing 260bhp with 315lb ft of torque)?
6. Where is the best place to take vacuum reading for a mechanical boost gauge, mine is currently t'd off the inlet manifold?

Also, with regards to some issues:

1. Anyone had issues with wiring loom in boot, if so I did a DIY fix and 6 months later so far so good?
2. Wobbly pedals, when depressing clutch the pedal housing moves slightly, is this normal?
3. No lumber support - I wedged a car washing sponge behind the back support of the front seats, works a treat.
4. Anyone have a diagram of where all the boost pipes/hoses are in the engine bay, I can't find blueprints?
5. Creaking speaker grills - these are fitted from the inside and I used chrome trim to wedge in gaps which makes it look a little better, any other suggestions to make that door card look nicer?

thanks guys
Regarding point 3 "Replace the High Pressure Fuel Pump for a silent one (I believe this is what makes my car sound like a diesel at idle)?"

I took mine back to the dealers I had it from with this noise. They say it's normal for the car but I was not 100 percent. Is this a common issue of sounding like a diesel only at idle?
 

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Yes, mine does it, too.
So bad, I panicked because I thought it to actually be a diesel.......:yikes:
 
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Hello mate. I have the foglight surrounds and they will fit but I'll never get round to fitting them tbh. Message me if you are interested in taking them off my hands.
Yes your beliefs are true, many alfa specialists say its the High Pressure Fuel Pump that creates this tappet sound which is resonant of a diesel, smoldering it in heat resistant dynomat does nothing so something I think we have to live with unless another manufacturer who make Fuel Pumps design one for the GQV which is silent.
 
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Hello mate. I have the foglight surrounds and they will fit but I'll never get round to fitting them tbh. Message me if you are interested in taking them off my hands.
Hi Liamski, unfortunately the forum won't allow me to PM you re: the fog light surrounds, any other suggestions?
 
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Hi all,

I have a 2011 G Cloverleaf and wanted to do some upgrades (if I don't have to take out a loan) and so far I think I have already enhanced what was a dull looking Cloverleaf, in the new QV/Veloce models they seem to have solved a lot of the aesthetic issues the models had before it.

However, I would ideally like to do the following:

1. Fit the 2014> rear diffuser (the one with the red trim), will it fit?
2. Fit the 2014> brushed steel fog light surrounds, will it fit?
3. Replace the High Pressure Fuel Pump for a silent one (I believe this is what makes my car sound like a diesel at idle)?
4. Replace the front seats with ones that have more lumber/lateral support and retain airbag, what are my options?
5. Do I need a front mounted intercooler (im pushing 260bhp with 315lb ft of torque)?
6. Where is the best place to take vacuum reading for a mechanical boost gauge, mine is currently t'd off the inlet manifold?

Also, with regards to some issues:

1. Anyone had issues with wiring loom in boot, if so I did a DIY fix and 6 months later so far so good?
2. Wobbly pedals, when depressing clutch the pedal housing moves slightly, is this normal?
3. No lumber support - I wedged a car washing sponge behind the back support of the front seats, works a treat.
4. Anyone have a diagram of where all the boost pipes/hoses are in the engine bay, I can't find blueprints?
5. Creaking speaker grills - these are fitted from the inside and I used chrome trim to wedge in gaps which makes it look a little better, any other suggestions to make that door card look nicer?

thanks guys
Updated front and back pics (im still waiting for the rear toe end piece) - also some pics of where I T'd of the vacuum to fit a boost gauge.
 

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I think most importantly your missing your Cloverleaf Badges. Where are they ??
They are the white ones with the green (carbon fibre effect cloverleaf) which are on the wings - these models don't have cloverleaf badges on the front or rear do they?
 

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They are the white ones with the green (carbon fibre effect cloverleaf) which are on the wings - these models don't have cloverleaf badges on the front or rear do they?
If your car is a 1750 Turbo with 237 HP from 2011 and badged a "QV" it defintely came with the Cloverleaf Badges on the front. Your car should be the same as my car (see my profile photo)

So they should be there unless previous owner took them off.

Cloverleaf badges denote the top of the range model and Alfas Sporting Heritage.
 
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If your car is a 1750 Turbo with 237 HP from 2011 and badged a "QV" it defintely came with the Cloverleaf Badges on the front. Your car should be the same as my car (see my profile photo)

So they should be there unless previous owner took them off.

Cloverleaf badges denote the top of the range model and Alfas Sporting Heritage.
Yes it the Cloverleaf badges are on the wings above the side repeaters. Unfortunately I cannot expand your profile picture so can only see a partial side shot.

I'm very intrigued to see what differences there are on these models manufactured in the same year across different countries. The phrase 'QV' has replaced the 'Cloverleaf' branding here in the UK and now name the new QV's 'Veloce'.
 

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I suspect Fred was confusing the white 'background' reflection and the badges. They are not all that clear from that angle, but I can see them.

The oil-filler cap is the give away here. It's on the opposite side to the MA engine. And is astonishingly yellow.
 

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I suspect Fred was confusing the white 'background' reflection and the badges. They are not all that clear from that angle, but I can see them.

The oil-filler cap is the give away here. It's on the opposite side to the MA engine. And is astonishingly yellow.
Ok I see them
 

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Yes your beliefs are true, many alfa specialists say its the High Pressure Fuel Pump that creates this tappet sound which is resonant of a diesel, smoldering it in heat resistant dynomat does nothing so something I think we have to live with unless another manufacturer who make Fuel Pumps design one for the GQV which is silent.
Yes disappointed regards the noisy fuel pump /diesel sound that also have on my 2013 Cloverleaf .
Not really 'Sporting Heart'
Surely they have done something about this for the likes of the 4C?

If I had just spent 4C money I would be even more ****ed off!
Is that HPP pump really specific to this 1750 TBI engine? with no other alternatives?
 

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careful with those clamps. they tend to cut into silicone hoses
 
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