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Re: Alfa 159 Sportwagon jtdm TI

lovely alfa considering one of these myself as an upgrade from my Mito
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I'd not really noticed until i had an alfa how many mito's there is knocking about these days, its crazy!
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yes your right I have the 147 Ducati Corse which is 170bhp and 300ftlbs+ pictures will follow
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Thats a great looking car Blu I like it.
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thanking you kind sir.
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Re: Alfa 159 Sportwagon jtdm TI

Well only update is i had to get a new battery, because of course the first thing to go wrong is something not covered by the warranty... Had a few error warnings popping up an then the car failed to start, nothing since new battery so will put that all down to the battery.
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Well only update is i had to get a new battery, because of course the first thing to go wrong is something not covered by the warranty... Had a few error warnings popping up an then the car failed to start, nothing since new battery so will put that all down to the battery.
Sounds familiar.
In 2006 I had false ABS/ASR failure warnings on my three-year-old Stilo. I replaced its battery, which solved the false warnings, and I put the original Stilo battery into my Uno Turbo.

Last year I finally had to replace that battery after the Uno had sat for just a little too long and would no longer start (it used to sit for up to six months and still start fine...)

Three years in the Stilo, no good, and then six years in the Uno... that's modern cars for you!

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indeed, it was ABS failure warning i mainly got from mine too... I bought a beast Varta battery for it, had a varta before and it lasted for literally ages, bought for one of my turbo cinq years and years back and i finally replaced it last summer, it having replaced the battery in the cento's I owned since then.
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As Promised Pictures of my Guiletta Red 147 Ducati Corse
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Was lovely to see your car on Sunday mate it is absolutely stunning :thumbup:
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cheers jordan.. she is pretty, but a bugger to keep clean!!

I only got a few pics of it at the meet and it was already looking a bit dirty just from the drive there (27miles)


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Re: Alfa 159 Sportwagon jtdm TI

Well urchin has fresh MOT now

Nothing else to update really other than rapidly approaching 62k mile service.

Only other thing is i am intending on getting some "in memory of Urchin" stickers, preferably before Mitcar which i will be bringing this car too.
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Re: Alfa 159 Sportwagon jtdm TI

Well i decided i don't care about having a full garage service history for this and set about servicing it myself instead, money helped make that decision if i'm being honest.. So changed the air filter and the oil and oil filter y'day - complete nightmare considering how simple a task it was. Still want to change a few bits but they were the important bits that needed doing.

Also got some stickers, car is being cleaned inside and out on saturday so will stick them on after, and you can see the car in the flesh at Mitcar on sunday if you are attending
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forgot to mention, also removed my egr valve - removed the electrical part from it and stuck it in my sonic bath for half hour or so. Had a slight stutter under partial load, i suspected the egr was sticking. Cannot tell you whether it was the egr or just the need for a service but that has gone away completely now.
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Re: Alfa 159 Sportwagon jtdm TI

spoke to soon, little splutter today Its not that bad, i think alot of people wouldn't even notice it its that slight but something clearly isn't 100%. Seems to have somehow reset its service counter as well, all by itself no longer says service in xxx miles when you start it.
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