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Re: Alfa MiTo Sportiva 1.6 "Jake"

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really, can't say i have noticed that... i can say that it 100% works everytime with the new steering wheel and boss though
Presumably because your new wheel is on straight, mine never was hence the self cancelling issues

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Re: Alfa MiTo Sportiva 1.6 "Jake"

5k miles done, soon be time for an oil change!

No issues to report, other than the fact that the USB port appears to have had it's innards removed, answers the question of why it doesn't work, no idea how that could've happened though!
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Re: Alfa MiTo Sportiva 1.6 "Jake"

Oh, I did bang one of the alloys off of a kerb yesterday in the dark Sounded worse than the damage on the wheel looks though, I might get a pic when/if it stops raining!
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Re: Alfa MiTo Sportiva 1.6 "Jake"

its all good man, just another reason to change the god damn horrible wheels
although tbh, if they were all one colour i think they'd look pretty cool.
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Re: Alfa MiTo Sportiva 1.6 "Jake"

D'you know, they're growing on me ...

Besides, if I do decide to change them I only have eyes for one thing

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Re: Alfa MiTo Sportiva 1.6 "Jake"

So the dash tells me this morning that a service is due in about 800 miles ... guess I should buy some bits as that's only 8-9 working days worth of driving!
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Re: Alfa MiTo Sportiva 1.6 "Jake"

Did an oil and filter change on the 18/04. Pretty easy job, though access to the filter housing was a bit of pain. Noticed that the pads and discs were looking a bit worse for wear so have ordered a full set of Brembos from CP4L using the 15% forum discount, came in at just under 200 Should get them next week.
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Discs and pads finally changed, along with a rear wheel bearing which was making a hell of a racket, I wonder why


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Re: Alfa MiTo Sportiva 1.6 "Jake"

It's been a while, did another oil change couple of months ago, done a lot more miles (about 28k since purchase now). Timing belt is probably due, and it sounds like the front wheel bearings are going as I'm getting a bit of a droning (nowhere near as loud as that rear one was though), possibly top mounts too as I get some rattling on bumpy roads. All part of the the fun of owning an Alfa though

Edit: Oh and occasionally I get warnings on the dash saying check brake pads, but everything looks fine and they're only a few months old so I dunno what that's about. MES tells me nothing.
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It's been a while, did another oil change couple of months ago, done a lot more miles (about 28k since purchase now). Timing belt is probably due, and it sounds like the front wheel bearings are going as I'm getting a bit of a droning (nowhere near as loud as that rear one was though), possibly top mounts too as I get some rattling on bumpy roads. All part of the the fun of owning an Alfa though

Edit: Oh and occasionally I get warnings on the dash saying check brake pads, but everything looks fine and they're only a few months old so I dunno what that's about. MES tells me nothing.
With the brake warning I'd guess a bad connection or broken wire in the circuit getting moved around and loosing connection every now and then
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Re: Alfa MiTo Sportiva 1.6 "Jake"

I'm hoping that's all it is, even stomping on the brakes at 30+ it stops properly, nothing locks up and it doesn't pull in any direction so all appears well. Good ol' Italian electrics, eh? I was surprised that MES didn't have any info for me, I logged into every computer in the car (just in case) and nothing had been recorded, when I logged into the ABS computer though it reset the warning automatically (and disabled hill holder, etc) so wasn't a lot of help
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Re: Alfa MiTo Sportiva 1.6 "Jake"

So I got to the bottom of the intermittent brake warning - pretty much by accident! The other rear bearing went the way of the dodo, so I replaced it and haven't had the brake warnings since, so I guess the failure had caused an issue with the ABS ring or something, who knows?

I've bought a timing belt kit, water pump, thermostat, and of course oil and filter so will be getting a big service soon. I posted a separate thread about intermittent coolant loss, which got worse for a couple of days, but now seems to be back to 'normal' again. But, that was why I bought the thermostat (and a replacement header tank and pressure cap, as it did overheat at one point) as that's a known weak point, but hoping that in the process of swapping this out I should be able to see if any pipes are split, etc.
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Coolant loss update?
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Re: Alfa MiTo Sportiva 1.6 "Jake"

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Coolant loss update?
https://www.fiatforum.com/punto-v/47...lant-loss.html
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