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    Well I made it to Spring Alfa day, car is running...

    Well I made it to Spring Alfa day, car is running great, and the sun even shone. I expected 155's to be thin on the ground, but in the end it was just the Q4 and 1 other widebodied car.

    When I get...
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    Sumps.

    Hi All,

    looks like the car has passed the MOT so full steam ahead for some summer motoring.

    One of the advisories was that the lower sump pan is pretty rusty, so my question is, is the lower...
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    THe adjusters come out easily, just a clip on the...

    THe adjusters come out easily, just a clip on the top and they should pull out.
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    The Filter was old, it had just been cleaned and...

    The Filter was old, it had just been cleaned and re-oiled, so I'm guessing the filter cleaner might of reacted with the material. It is/was a BMC F1 filter.

    Doesn't owe me anything and all the...
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    Yep, I suppose it would, sorry UK based so...

    Yep, I suppose it would, sorry UK based so probably a little far for you.

    https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/spring-alfa-day/
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    Spring Alfa Day.

    Anyone going?

    Hopefully if the last minute work, MOT and weather all come good then I'll be off up there on the 14th.

    Beaulieu is a good day out anyway so if the weather holds it should be...
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    Always something new to test you.

    So as the car is going up for an MOT on Monday I thought I'd tidy up a couple of things under the bonnet.

    One thing that has been bugging me for ages has been the connector from air filter to the...
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    Hi Babai, Q4 Thermostats are almost impossible...

    Hi Babai,

    Q4 Thermostats are almost impossible to find these days, as an alternative you can use one from a Fiat Coupe 16v Turbo, I think if you still have your EGR system you will need to cap one...
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    Hi, I've soft deleted to thread started by...

    Hi,

    I've soft deleted to thread started by you, if you confirm they are the correct 2 then I will remove them completely.
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    Actually it doesn't appear to be, you can edit...

    Actually it doesn't appear to be, you can edit your posts in the thread, but it looks like you need to be an admin to actually change the title of the thread. I'm going to take a look to see if I...
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    Rear bumper removal

    Hi guys, anyone taken their rear bumper off recently?

    The 2 bolts at the base of the boot lid are easy enough to see, but what is the easiest way to get to the other bolts?

    Cheers
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    I think in your case you are going to have to try...

    I think in your case you are going to have to try a brand/model of plug, see how the engine performs with them, and then adjust the temp of the plug to get the best performance.

    Personally I use...
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    After swapping the headlights back to UK spec I...

    After swapping the headlights back to UK spec I need to get them setup again, tricky as part of the adjusters has broken, but hopefully the only sticking point in getting an MOT.
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    On sunny days I definitely regret selling on my...

    On sunny days I definitely regret selling on my 124 Spider.

    Anyone else good at buying cars but not so good when it comes to selling them?
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    Yep, silly mistakes get expensive, I folded mine...

    Yep, silly mistakes get expensive, I folded mine up out of the way and it seized, I snapped it when trying to fold it back down. Totally pointless and so pissed at myself.
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    Spring Cleaning

    So, after far too long, started a spring clean on the car, don't worry not going to turn into a detailer by any stretch of the imagination, but I am going to smarten the old girl up a bit.

    Started...
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    Drivers wing mirror.

    Ok Ok I probably know the answer already, but does anyone have a drivers wing mirror, or parts to a drivers wing mirror? From the plastic triangle at the base of the A pillar, to the metal part in...
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    Which Car.....

    do you most regret selling?

    For me its an old Alfa 33 P4, yes it needed some work butr it handled like a go kart and I loved it for the brief period I owned it. Sold as I was moving abroad.

    So...
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    You must have good fuel over there, do you use...

    You must have good fuel over there, do you use premium all the time?

    As for Injector tweaking, never heard of that myself either, cleaning yes, modifying by removing caps, yes, but I'm not sure...
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    No Problem at all, always good to help a fellow...

    No Problem at all, always good to help a fellow Q4 owner, and along the way I've found out a little more about my car.
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    Just taken a look at the manual. If you open...

    Just taken a look at the manual.

    If you open Fuel System and go to page 4-34 it looks like one of those connectors goes to the fuel vapour recovery system, and the other goes to the EGR valve, but...
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    I've had a quick look this morning, on mine I...

    I've had a quick look this morning, on mine I have tied the two hoses (the blocked off one and the one circled in black) together and then they are connected to a vacuum hose that runs along the back...
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    Have fun in the snow, hope they don't salt the...

    Have fun in the snow, hope they don't salt the roads over in your part of the world!
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    Thats true, however to think that your injectors...

    Thats true, however to think that your injectors are delivering fuel in exactly the same way they were when they were new, or that your fuel pressure regulator is behaving the same way now as when it...
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    I'll take a look tomorrow for you.

    I'll take a look tomorrow for you.
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