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It's funny how the most car-minded chap on the forum, with what is recognised as one of the most interesting / cult cars, never really talks about it that much.

Come on Mike, make with a proper report on the Cossie. Pics, mods, the lot.

:)

jayellthe2nd said...

It's funny how the most car-minded chap on the forum, with what is recognised as one of the most interesting / cult cars, never really talks about it that much.

Come on Mike, make with a proper report on the Cossie. Pics, mods, the lot.

:)

Here ! Here ! Well said James.

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Washed Angelina last night. She was filthy ! Needs another wash really. I have left her too long. I think a attack with a toothbrush in the sills and rubber seals is needed over the weekend. As well as the discs sorting.

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Alfa rapidly heading towards 80,000 miles. Still nothing really wrong with it. Still doing a consistent 43ish mpg. Still not washed it in months.

Will be a shame to get rid, it's the most reliable car I've owned...

It's all been done before tbh, pics and mods when people have asked ....

If you look back a couple of pages there's some more pics. In the old Wales meet with AB and SH there was more pics and spec .......but think that got deleted for some reason......plus more pics in the EVO Triangle meet from last year Click.....and the drive with Dan last year Click ....and the weighbridge thread...

Not sure how many more different pics I can do of it or what else to say

I've started quite a few threads on cars I've owned with pics and mods if you look back in the hope of engaging people in car chat. Very few reply or would rather not. Once they get moved to General they sink like a stone.

I'd like to hear about exiges experiences with his M3, Mr Yu with his Z06/Ferrari, JLs M5 antics, Ste's E30 Touring etc etc etc ....but either nothing happens with them or they prefer not to post

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simongardner said...

Alfa rapidly heading towards 80,000 miles. Still nothing really wrong with it. Still doing a consistent 43ish mpg. Still not washed it in months.

Will be a shame to get rid, it's the most reliable car I've owned...

How many miles did it have when you bought it Simon? Have you had it about a year...or longer?

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I need to put 1/2Litre of oil in.

Pried a large boulder out of the rear tyre. Rumble still apparent.

Mike1215 said...

It's all been done before tbh, pics and mods when people have asked ....

If you look back a couple of pages there's some more pics. In the old Wales meet with AB and SH there was more pics and spec .......but think that got deleted for some reason......plus more pics in the EVO Triangle meet from last year Click.....and the drive with Dan last year Click ....and the weighbridge thread...

Not sure how many more different pics I can do of it or what else to say

I've started quite a few threads on cars I've owned with pics and mods if you look back in the hope of engaging people in car chat. Very few reply or would rather not. Once they get moved to General they sink like a stone.

I'd like to hear about exiges experiences with his M3, Mr Yu with his Z06/Ferrari, JLs M5 antics, Ste's E30 Touring etc etc etc ....but either nothing happens with them or they prefer not to post

Mike.

All in one thread , on here. All pics ,and detailed spec please. I want spec down to the volumetric capacity of the oil filter please.

:D

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Strayed into the 7500rpm zone yesterday & either I was bang on the money with the gear change, or the limiter is broken - too scared to venture beyond at the moment, maybe with some more miles I will check to see if it's working. Also, the temp gauge seems to be sitting bang on 3/4s sometimes rising just above when accelerating hard through the gears, whereas before it used to sit a fraction below 3/4s & never go above, even on track. I don't know if it's because I'm running the CR 'box now, so it's revving higher at the same speeds, therefore slightly hotter, or if it's because I'm not using water wetter (though some should still be left in the system from before)

Either way, I'm not comfortable with the situation & it warrants further investigation. Fairly positive it's not an air lock.

In other news, the SEAT is due an MOT soon. I suspect it will pass with an adviser on tyres. Oh, & it needs a wash before we treck to Bristol on Sat for a wedding. Was going to take the Rallye, but with it still being so fresh from its rebuild, I'll not risk scrabbling under the bonnet in my best bib' n' tucker on the side of the M4!

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This week I purchased some rear headrests and an outside temp gauge. Both shall be fitted at some point in the next couple of weeks. Also bought some dextron II for the manual gearbox and a big horse syringe with some air line attached to get it in there...

Finally found a decent cheap source for the front lower control arms, will get those ordered tonight and then source some new track rod s and standard dampers. Will then have all the bits needed to completely replace the front suspension.

Need to visit the Merc dealership and get some LSD oil, the diff is starting to whine a lot more so hopefully this will sort it for a bit.

Just passed 277k miles, and all seems in rude health. Since fitting the stainless exhaust, mpg has improved slightly. I managed 58 miles for ú20 earlier this week :lol:

Almost exactly 60k. Coming up to a year of owning it, would have been more but I had a job just down the road for 3 months, and several weeks in London when I took the tube. Easily over 2000 miles a month now :(

I got the usual "oh, an Alfa? aren't they really unreliable?" stuff from friends and colleagues when I bought it, and my only costs have been tyres, a service and a blown headlamp bulb. Not bad for 20k miles in a shonky old italian car.

MINI news,

It breezed through its first MOT.

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HIDs refitted to the GTI and are fully functional. A little weird though in that I had to swap about the +ve and -ve wires on the power feed to get them to work (these were siliconed in place when first installed). Now, either the bulb holders were installed upside down the first time... or the car has reversed the polarity of the feed to the headlights. :?

In all probability, it was the former. I'm very glad to have the HIDs back in now; as good as the standard reflectors are on the Golf, they're 'improved' (in terms of light output) by the HIDs.

IÆm doing around 400 miles a week in the old E220 at the moment. IÆm happy to say itÆs going great, now. IÆve spent a bit on it over the last few weeks though. I put it in as it was losing water which turned out to be a water pump. The brakes had seen their best which was confirmed when they had it up and had a proper look at them. New pads all round it was, I stopped short at discs.
I have to say though itÆs running great. ItÆs proving too be a super M-way cruiser. A natural pace of 75/80 helps made all the better by the fact that it remains totally silent. City is also taken care of without fuss the auto box just simply does its thing.

The BMW is still on the drive doing nothing but I think/hope thatÆs about to change. IÆm almost back to full fitness so IÆll get back in it in a week or two, if I can hold out that long.

Mike1215 said...

I tell you one thing though Ben - Jane's went in for it's first service a couple of months back....and I'm sure something has been "done" to it - perhaps a software upgrade has been downloaded as it is definitely spritelier after it's visit. Even Jane noticed so that was something!

Interesting - if you check out Mini2.com forums BMW GB offer a 'software upgrade' for ú30 which loads of people have been getting which apparently aid fuel efficiency etc

nathanahmadi said...

Mike1215 said...

I tell you one thing though Ben - Jane's went in for it's first service a couple of months back....and I'm sure something has been "done" to it - perhaps a software upgrade has been downloaded as it is definitely spritelier after it's visit. Even Jane noticed so that was something!

Interesting - if you check out Mini2.com forums BMW GB offer a 'software upgrade' for ú30 which loads of people have been getting which apparently aid fuel efficiency etc

Ah, cheers for that Nathan - luckily we didn't have to pay anything for the service. I can't say for certain that an upgrade was done but it certainly does seem "different". Don't think Jane is noticing any mpg differences - still averaging about 26/27, about 4 or 5 mpg less than the Saxo used to do and about the same amount less than the turbo MCS ( according to what I've read /been told )

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Bri957cc said...

Just passed 277k miles, and all seems in rude health. Since fitting the stainless exhaust, mpg has improved slightly. I managed 58 miles for ú20 earlier this week :lol:

Good report Bri - highest mileage car on forum?

Is that mpg chugging/booting it around town?

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Booting it around town...

On an open road ú20 would equal 100 miles.

Bri957cc said...

Booting it around town...

On an open road ú20 would equal 100 miles.

Not too bad for an 80s rwder....I can just about get that out the Saff on a run. Start looking at the accelerator though and tis a different story........

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Visit to my Tuna this morning.

Jacked The Rat up on the ramps and had a good look at the tyres and suspension.

Rear still running too much negative camber and wearing the insides of the tyres. It's also somehow flatspotting the inside edge with kind of 50p sized flatspots.

Weird.

He suggested taking it back to SEAT and having them pay for a local specialist to put it through an alignment. There's plenty of adjustment remaining on the rear.

Said i'd be crackers to sell it as it's a great car :lol:

The plan is to swap fronts to back after the alignment. Reckons i'll not notice the flatspotting there until i've worn them off.


Had a good look around the underside of the car when it was jacked up.
Really enjoy getting the opportunity to do that. :D


He was also bigging up the Goodyear Eagle Asymmetrics. Work well on the Golfs, apparently.

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