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1 hour ago
With the passenger seat out yes it will fit, just, only done it once before and seem to remember thinking "yes that's the last time I want to do that"!
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Coupé Related Chat
3 hours ago
It would..... but I wonder if Alfa Romeo would let them make a sports coupe; especially now Alfa have their Guilia and an incoming GTV in the pipeline.
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Yesterday at 22:06
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Yesterday at 21:07
June's fine for me. Will pencil it in.
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Other Cars and Vehicles
Yesterday at 20:53
The 170bhp MultiAir is the one to have. I've had both this model and currently the 240bhp Veloce. The MultiAir engine and manual box was a lovely combination, really nicely balanced car. The TCT box (in the Veloce) is only usable in Dynamic mode - in Normal it changes into 6th all the time. In Dynamic it's ok, but it makes the steering too heavy. And it torque steers - the power is really too much for the chassis. But the 170bhp manual just feels fine in Normal mode, best Alfa I've had over a lifetime of them, I'd have one again.
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Yesterday at 20:41
I'd like to add that a Coop advert benefits immensely from having some really nice, carefully selected photographs of the car, as opposed to ones that look like they've just been quickly taken and thrown together.

After all, nice photos give the impression of someone who has taken an interest in the car during their time with it.

Of course something like a [enter make and model of car that is ridiculously popular and has a massive fan base] advert could have a single, rubbish, low resolution photo of the car next to an overflowing wheelie bin and it'll still probably get loads of interest but the Coop is a different story.
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Other Cars and Vehicles
Yesterday at 20:16
After 25 years of trying to buy it back, I finally succeeded in buying my grandfathers BSA FW32 back. He owned it from 1934 for over 50 years. It was sold to cover his care in old age. I’ve finally got it back - pick it up on Saturday

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Yesterday at 20:13
Well done, cracking result. See you in a couple of weeks. smile
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Yesterday at 17:33
I'm painting the dinghy already....
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Yesterday at 13:50
Last year was great, although I forgot to go to the AGM! Would love to go this year too, will check with the boss and dates etc.
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Coupé Related Chat
16/04/2019 22:01
Only the earth tape is hidden by the roof lining, the box just sits on the edge of the windscreen. Fairly simple install tbh, just routing the cable behind the dash a bit fiddly.
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Technical Issues
16/04/2019 18:47
i have a shed full off new old stock original fiat and alfa parts that i sell on e-bay,sure i have those seals,if you cant get them closer to you in britain i can look to make sure i have them,and stick them up on e-bay to make postage easier.

ROBERT
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Handling
16/04/2019 18:46
Had similar situation 4-5 years ago........boiled brake fluid.....
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Coupé Related Chat
16/04/2019 18:08
Thanks peeps for the above. Looks like I can get 1 journey cover for c £55 from the AA so not too bad for some peace of mind.
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Technical Issues
16/04/2019 16:06
I agree Graham that I'd expect a CV joint to be noisier when turning but this is definitely in a straight line. It's a very definite sharp clicking noise although not really heavy, ie a click not a bang, if that makes sense?

Also it is quite definitely louder if you accelerate harder.

I checked the engine mounts when the steering issue first arose, with a bar to rock the engine, and couldn't see anything amiss.
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Technical Issues
16/04/2019 10:56
If the code light comes on and goes off after a second (as normal) then the engine ECU is happy with the code system (valid key detected) and the immobiliser is disabled, doesn't matter what happens with the code box after that until the ignition is switched off again. You can even unplug the code box completely once the code light has gone out and engine will start as normal, so I don't think you have an immobiliser problem unless the code box is crashing and switching off the light itself in which case the injection light would come on as the engine ECU wouldn't receive the expected commands from the code box.

Is injection light coming on as normal then going off and staying off during cranking or is it coming back on?

Can you hear relays clicking in passenger footwell during cranking? I wonder if you have a power/battery problem and cranking the starter is causing voltage to drop making the code box and engine ECU reset/reboot , switching the code light back on again and re-enabling the immobiliser in the ECU. You may see injection light coming back on in that case.

A long, slow battery discharge has been known to permanently corrupt the code box, causing some or all keys to no longer be recognised. Did you try with all available keys?

You can also try disconnecting battery for a minute to reset everything and pulling out and re-inserting both plugs at the code box itself (yellow box in dash above fuse box in driver's footwell), sometimes they can have a dodgy connection there.
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