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I’d get them fitted by somebody who’s done it before. That’s what I did with mine. However it’s very easy to remove them. Luckily not many people know that!
 

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I'll see how I go, there is my trusted specialist who can definitely do it should I not want to. I had a look at the quite a few previous threads and yes the process doesn't involve that many steps, it's more about calmness, patience and just taking things steady as it seems more fiddly than anything else.
Lovely to meet you today James, and a pleasure doing business with you. I’m really impressed with both the condition and quality of the leather.
Rear is in, front should be tomorrow 👍🏼
 

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First post from a first time Alfa owner! Had the car for 3 weeks now and it's been great, apart from the first time it did the "pull away and nothing happens" thing at low revs. From reading a lot, it seems this is a "feature", one I could do without but I'm learning to not pull across oncoming traffic without getting the revs up.

So far, not a lot done to it, a bit of fault finding, a bit of washing and waxing, but mostly looking out of the window and grinning at the red thing on the drive :biglaugh: Oh, and in the morning it's due it's first tank of diesel since I got it
 

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Wished my G a very happy 2nd birthday. 42k miles and still feels like new and I still love it.

And to celebrate its birthday Alfa sent me an email to say *We want your car". Offering a trade in against a pre reg Alfa. It does make me smile that they send me this offer when my G is on a PCH deal and isnt mine to trade in!! May pop in at the weekend to see if they will allow me to swap to a Stelvio with no increase in monthly payments!

I like a laugh on a Saturday :vs_laugh:
 

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Fitted a replacement gear knob to my 61 plate. Old one had chunks missing from the metal effect and it wasn't feeling too nice!
 

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Happy 3rd Birthday/Service for mine.
-> 3 years and list of things gone wrong continues to grow. (Alfa Reliability)
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:jester: Nope, absolutely nothing on the list.

Although my mechanic and I have come to an agreement to add a little lube to the Brembo rear caliper slides to stop brake squeal from the rear.
And the front bumper/windscreen is getting a little pitted but high-speed driving has that effect, so I can 't blame Alfa for my right foot twitch.
 

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At the weekend I fitted both drop links to the front of my G. Clunking noise now gone as is the groaning noise going over speed bumps. I'm surprised at how much better it handles in the corners now. The extra grip is noticable.
 

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Fitted some proper Bosch wipers to get rid of the horrible squeak squeak squeak from the cheapo ones fitted by the previous owner! Also rainex'd the windscreen and bought a full set of Brembo discs and pads... weekend job though that! 😄
 

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Mot pass

:party::party::party:

So the old gal passed her MOT today. Just adjustment on the headlights required - phew!

2.0 JTDm 2011, 87,000 miles and still going strong. All tyres replaced a week ago due to inside wear (seems common) and went for Toyo TR1 (T1R). 4x 225/40/18 from Demon Tweaks for £191.19 which included a discount of £47.80! Fitted for another £40. £231.19 in total for four tyres!!

Had Toyos last time round and they lasted approx. 2 years (24,000 miles) which I don't think was too bad? Only replaced because of inner edges wearing thin - rest of tyre was pretty good and above limit indicator. Found them to be great in the wet and dry.

Still enjoying ownership of my G. Going in for a service next week.
 

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Got NIVOLA as a personalised plate, well actually NIV07A, for my Giulietta. Appears a bit of a tug, but is actually meant as a tribute to Tazio.
 

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Sadly, had to replace two four year old CrossClimates today, with 5mm left, after removing a screw from left front and a couple of nails a few months ago. There is too much construction development where I live (some built with millions of EU money!!) and I seem vulnerable to the discarded contents of careless white van man. I bought two 225/45XL R17 CrossClimate+ for £180 fitted, from Black Circles with a 10% discount. Leyland Protyre fitted them to my refurbished turbines without a smudge. These Michelins are a quiet, confidence inspiring tyre and as the night temperatures fall, my Dunlops are retired to the shed until our next blistering summer.
 
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