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Updated my maps while taking the missus to do an IKEA trip - i;d rather sit in the car park for the duration than go into that place.

Then stuck it in Red mode for the drive home which I don;t do often enough.

Gonna do the software update on Tuesday - the day before I take it in to the dealer for the volumetric sensor replacement to sort the alarm issues out.
 

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What have I done to my Stelvio?
Only bloomin' this...
Got caught in roadworks temporary traffic lights near Seaford, Sussex a week or so ago and they were stuck on red for at least 12 mins. As I was right next to centre bollards I couldn't perform the escape manoeuvre until the cars fore and aft gave up and did their 3 point turns. It was very dark, I was fed up, not familiar with the area and just clipped the opposite curb. :grumpy:

Anyone else attempted a DIY repair of these gorgeous wheels yet? I refurbed a set of Speedlines for my old 155 Silverstone once but that was relatively easy as I sprayed them black afterwards which hid most of the infilling.
 

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Very upsetting but I reckon you’d find it less scary if you take off the loose bits and build up in the scuff with silver paint from a touch up pen.
 

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A decent wash. Hopefully come weekend the inside will get some attention - feed the leather etc... and that is not a euphemism....
 

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Updated my maps while taking the missus to do an IKEA trip - i;d rather sit in the car park for the duration than go into that place.

Then stuck it in Red mode for the drive home which I don;t do often enough.

Gonna do the software update on Tuesday - the day before I take it in to the dealer for the volumetric sensor replacement to sort the alarm issues out.
Bought a second Thule bike carrier for the Alfa roof-rails from a bike shop then realised I’d have to use two keys. However, I realised you can get sets of four the same so I could have just one key. I went to an online shop which happens to be reasonably local , giving me an excuse to drive!
They were able to sell me a pair of lock barrels to match the first carrier, saving me buying £35 of new barrels. You also need a master key to remove the barrels so it would have been £42.
Very helpful for a £17 sale, I’d recommend them
 

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Got a quote for GAP insurance for years 2 and 3 as the insurance covers the first year. With the likely effects of emissions zones on resale value it may be a good idea...
 

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The weather was so nice this morning I took the opportunity to break open a new jar of Swissvax Best of Show. Lovely to use and very effective stuff. I’ll park facing the other way tomorrow so I can do the other side. That’s the side with the fuel flap so hopefully I can do that without it coming off.
 

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Finished the Swissvax Best in Show , then treated it with Extra Gloss Protection. It’s so shiny!
Took some cardboard boxes down to the waste recycling centre and there was lady with a white Stelvio loan car from Thames Tunbridge Wells. Red leather interior.
 

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January Detailing competition now open for entries January 2020 Detailing Competition Entries

Don't let the title put you off, it doesn't have to be a full detail, a wash & a clean will do, if the car looks good take some pics & submit them, please include some info on what you have done to the car :thumbs:

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Today, and yesterday and the day before and the previous week - been pumping up a slowly deflating rear tyre.

Haven't had the time to investigate and see whats wrong.

Want to avoid paying for a new one cos I'm have tyres as part of my maintenance package built into my lease.
 

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