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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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