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WELL It's not what I did BUT what Tia did to me yesterday and I wasn't even going for milk. Tia turned into Two ton Ted from Teddington and I ended up as Ernie the Milkman. Only its wasn't a stale pok pie it was a 166 gearknob . Yup its struck me on the eye and (NB BIG Warning ) when its off you can when looking for 5th or 6th hit reverse .Reassemble wehn home.Could have been nasty. ICS still has field frame collapse at times AND I am THINKING of tackling the rewar upper lambda . Has onybudy went and done it in situ. IF so Ony tips?

Twould be a shame to scrap a braw car oer wan sensor

Fixing the boys post hole borer and Paslode nailer 9Both twicw ) has gien me a wee boost.
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Just got my new (to me) 2004 3.2 Ti back from the local stealer here in Switzerland (£140 labour rate 🙄) Had the cambelt, water pump, tensioners and I got them to do a 90k service). She’s going great but will need a new clutch soon so in touch with Ned at Autolusso to book her in for August when Bojo may let me back in to the UK without quarantine. All new power flex bushings and any preventative bits that should be changed.
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Done some cosmetic stuff. New leather gaiter cover, boot swivel badge (great instructions from AO post), indicator side repeaters (holed so full of crap) and new gas struts for bonnet and boot. Oh and I got all OCD and ordered the 3.2V6 24V badges for the rear.

She’s driving lovely….she had a slightly lumpy idle before the cambelt change (which you felt in the cabin almost like engine mounts were fecked). This is still there. I’ve seen this on other posts and it’s either proved to be the clutch or alternator. Anyway it runs smooth as and accelerates just as the v6 should but will let Ned look over it.
 

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After driving Tia yesterday and the ICS going black and staying black and The Strolling Bones werent even on the radio so I was going to change an ICS for the first ever time in 16 years.BUT Is the new ICS Facelift the same as all my old ones OR are there software variations. So going to lie in the sum and contemplate. Don't see the sun often so hopefull tomorrow and do the blank mileometer at the same time That's been darkl for years...Manyan problemo.

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But is it a Daisy problem and will be OK tomorrow
 

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After driving Tia yesterday and the ICS going black and staying black and The Strolling Bones werent even on the radio so I was going to change an ICS for the first ever time in 16 years.BUT Is the new ICS Facelift the same as all my old ones OR are there software variations. So going to lie in the sum and contemplate. Don't see the sun often so hopefull tomorrow and do the blank mileometer at the same time That's been darkl for years...Manyan problemo.

Pomeo

But is it a Daisy problem and will be OK tomorrow
I think they're the same Pomie.
 
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MOT, no issues
Service, oil, filter changes etc.
Bilstein B6 fitted at the front: HUGE improvement! Anyone interested in a pair of Sachs with less then 10k km?
Airco condensor replaced, probably failed because I don't drive a lot.

Labour here is 70 euros at the Alfa specialist. I'm glad I don't live in Switzerland 🙂. £140 is crazy.
 

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Did you not rate the Sachs shocks? They are quite a good make but I have heard a couple of people say they haven't been great on a 166.
 

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Did you not rate the Sachs shocks? They are quite a good make but I have heard a couple of people say they haven't been great on a 166.
I have lowering springs on my 166 (25-30 mm). The Sachs I have are the SEXOV27X123A and should work with slightly lower springs however the ride was not nice. Over speedbumps the car crashed at low speeds, espescially the front. With the Bilstein B6 this is much better and the ride is still comfortable. I just replaced the fronts because I couldn't find B6 for the rears. They don't make them anymore. I'm sure the Sachs are fine for standard springs. Might also be a differene if you have a TS or V6. This shock is for all models which I find odd as the V6 is much heavier.
 

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Well tonight Matthew (Stars in yer Eyes)I played musical ICS's 🤣
Steep learning curve only delayed by 16 years

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Plenty of the average makes of shocks out there, but I'd be interested to know how people get on with their KW2s on the 166.
 

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Today I saw TIa's mileometer reading for the first time in years without havin to use a torch. Also I saw the emergency below the ICS and SAT NAV but Emgcy and sat nav were blocked out.

So tonight a drive to use up the auld E5 before the super duper stuff I am now forced to buy.

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Yep, I filled up with Tesco's Finest Range Momentum last week.
 
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Did it just come back of it's own accord?
 
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Did it just come back of it's own accord?
Frayed Knott Marky. Lacey did but....But Tia just wouldn't so extracted the speedo and guage assembly and replaced 3 dud bulbs.

BUTT :cry:

Fink I pinged the wee blue box. Unplugged it as display too bright and on plugging it back in a bright flash from sum where but wee fuse is OK. Will check in daylight.

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Edit. Update.
It wasn't the ccfl box. The 10A (fuse 7..Ics and Cigar lighter) had pinged.
New fuse resored normal operation.
 

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Drove 630 kilometers from Holland to the Loire valley in France. Full LPG tank gave us 500 km the rest on petrol. Arrived about 6,5 hours later at our house for this week. 166 is the best Alfa I have owned for long distance cruising. So comfortable and relaxing.
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Today I opened a totally dead G3 to see if it was a quick fix as fuse a bad joint or whatever On opening nothing like that just LSI so parcelled it crack up again Wonder if the code is on the bottom board or the optical assembly Wie my luck it’s the dead board cry
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So like a dog with 2 d!cks waiting to collect my 3.2Ti from Autolusso on Friday (I live in Switzerland but took the opportunity when visiting fam to let Ned have it to fettle with for a month). New GTA clutch, Quaife diff, single mass flywheel, upper front suspension arms, sorting out water ingress in to front n/s footwell (driver side on left hooker), rear bearings, new performance pads and a few other issues. She performed perfectly on the way up so I’m hoping she’ll be just as good on the southbound journey. Done my bit for UK plc with a huge bill, but she’s a keeper and the charges are a fraction of back home. Update and photos to follow once I’ve detailed and ceramic coated her.
 

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Well 166L mines is no a reel TI no more. Was dead chuffed driving hur (BEN) the night even checked the lights for looming MOT was SO chilled wie the red led lighting THEN eye spies wie my little eye the mirror control witch I changed the day was emitting green light...:cry: However a man running furra bud widnae see it :ROFLMAO:

So as auld Isaac Newton sahid awe those years ago "To each action there is an equal and opposite reaction" and awe I did was change a mirror operating switch.

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As i've said before 4 166's and no 2 the same.
 
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