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Fitted new brake pads on the rear. They were an advisory at the last MOT, I've been putting it off because I haven't done rear pads before but with a piston wind-back tool it was very straightforward. Feeling rather pleased with myself. Gave the car a quick wash as a reward for not putting up a fight.
 

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Started the gauge holder that will sit where the existing coin/cup holder is. It's the correct size so now will fill the gaps, sand smooth, spray and sort out the mounting. The gauges will be boost, oil pressure and oil temp.
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That's a lovely car; great colour (Stromboli?), tan interior (rare with the exterior colour), Jetfins etc.. Really nice combination. Not sure I've ever seen a sunroof on a GT either.
Engine obviously looks great too
 

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That's a lovely car; great colour (Stromboli?), tan interior (rare with the exterior colour), Jetfins etc.. Really nice combination. Not sure I've ever seen a sunroof on a GT either.
Engine obviously looks great too
Thanks! Yes it is Stromboli. The sunroof was built in by the previous owner. It is actually very nice as it brings more light in the interior (if you want to))
 

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What was done: (besides the timing belt, rolls/guiders, water pump, spark plugs, etc) :
  • Pearl/sand blasted and (thermal) painted injection house, throtte body, engine covers, engine mounts.
  • All bolts replaced with stainless steel version and some passivated (proper english?)
  • New wiring sleeves
  • Fan-house derusted and painted
  • Alll black parts resprayed (including the rubber parts)
  • Battery housing derusted and painted
  • Refurbished inlet tubes
  • New Alfa Romeo Logo's front and back
  • (Calipers were resprayed last year)
Some more pics of the work:
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What was done: (besides the timing belt, rolls/guiders, water pump, spark plugs, etc) :
  • Pearl/sand blasted and (thermal) painted injection house, throtte body, engine covers, engine mounts.
  • All bolts replaced with stainless steel version and some passivated (proper english?)
  • New wiring sleeves
  • Fan-house derusted and painted
  • Alll black parts resprayed (including the rubber parts)
  • Battery housing derusted and painted
  • Refurbished inlet tubes
  • New Alfa Romeo Logo's front and back
  • (Calipers were resprayed last year)
Some more pics of the work:
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Very smart - looks really nice.
Can I ask if the fan housing comes out with the radiator still in place, or does everything need to come out?
 

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Light resealing, much easier than I thought it would be! Oven baked at 90c for 20 mins then just prize apart with flat head screwdriver. The condensation had been driving me nuts! Gave me chance the give the internal lense and internals a good clean. Also restored the outside of the lense To get rid of the bit of fogging. sandpaper’s used: 240, 400, 800, 1500, 2000, 2500, cutting compound the polish.
 

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What was done: (besides the timing belt, rolls/guiders, water pump, spark plugs, etc) :
  • Pearl/sand blasted and (thermal) painted injection house, throtte body, engine covers, engine mounts.
  • All bolts replaced with stainless steel version and some passivated (proper english?)
  • New wiring sleeves
  • Fan-house derusted and painted
  • Alll black parts resprayed (including the rubber parts)
  • Battery housing derusted and painted
  • Refurbished inlet tubes
  • New Alfa Romeo Logo's front and back
  • (Calipers were resprayed last year)
Some more pics of the work:
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View attachment 951112
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Fantastic work. Beautifully done and presented. Who did the work, yourself? I agree, you should drive with the bonnet removed! :p
 

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Spotted this oily mess on my driveway :(

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Turns out the Mocal oil coolers don't last forever... Getting it recovered over to Autolusso to get sorted next week.

Thankfully the trail of oil starts on the pavement, so it looks like it literally just started weeping oil as I was parking up. Checked the sump and there's plenty of oil in there, so confident the engine is fine at least...

Been a while since the GT was in the shop for anything other than tyres though!
 

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Hey, a little bit of off-topic but what do you think, does my 3.2 GT need a clutch replacement? Fairly sure it does, as the clutch vibrates when leaving from a standstill and I think it has become stronger over time this winter. I don't think that it did this (at least this much) last year and I'm fairly sure the clutch is still original with just over 200k km. (the car has a full service record) She's going for a cambelt service either next month or May so I could ask the specialist if he'd be willing to do the clutch as well.

On topic, I haven't done anything but enjoy the Alfa experience and so far done about 16k km within 15 months of owning it. I think since the last time I posted here, the driver's door lock went nuts late autumn and the window kept going up and down by itself. Fairly easy to replace, even though you have to tear down the door. Also learned that the door window fuse placement is a *****.

Old pic just so you can look at a pretty Busso;

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