J-T Posted September 22, 2019 Author Share Posted September 22, 2019 For some reason, the interior looks like it's made from an umpa lumpa in that pic, it's not quite as 'sudden' in real life! Spec list is pretty long and mostly carried out by the previous owner in his 7 year run. It really is a credit to him. Here we go.. Q2 limited slip diff Cat-less manifolds from a GTV (ceramic coated) Wizard downpipes & Scorpion cat-back exhaust Ferrari 360 throttle body Alfatune remap Silicon water pipes Oil cooler replacement kit New radiator Eibach pro springs Koni FSD shocks Whiteline rear ARB Polybushed throughout Powder coated subframe Powder coated brake calipers Tarox front discs Goodridge brake lines Powder coated wheels Clutch & cambelt done last year Partial respray Floopan & arches treated & waxoiled Engine bay detailed... Honestly, I could go on and on. He has put some serious time, effort and money into this and it shows. I took the wheels off the other week to see what it looked like with the dark teledials I had on the diesel and was met with this It makes me feel guilty to drive it. Other than a brand newie, it's the cleanest car I've ever owned. I do intend to do my best to keep it that way so Ive bought some XCP anti corrosion spray usually used on motorbikes. My intention is to give everything a good blast, and repeat every 6 weeks or so with the wheels off throughout winter. It didn't have an undertray fitted either as the standard one hangs low anyway so they're not really usuable on a lowered car. I've just fitted an aluminium one which gives a lot more clearance than the standard one whilst giving the engine bay some protection. It isn't totally without fault. I noticed that an inner CV boot was torn so booked it in to have that replaced. When I collected the car, they said it had just come off, so they charged me minimal labour and just put it back on, but I noticed it had come off again the other day. On closer inspection, there is a tear in the lip that seals over the edge of the joint. However I'm getting a bit of a clunk on/off power and on lock from this side so I think the joint is on the way out. I drove up the other day to my Alfa guy for him to have a listen. He didn't think it sounded like the driveshalft but couldn't find play in any suspension bush or ARB link. He just advised to let it get a bit worse and more obvious rather than start chasing it by changing parts. Parts are another issue with these now, but I shall leave that for another time (I've already started hoarding). Overall, I'm still in slight disbelief that I own it. I just hope that I'll be in a position to keep it come the time in a year or so when I've finished my degree course and have to get a proper job again. For now I just intend to enjoy it as much as possible! Sudsprint, paulplom, Aston Martin and 9 others 12 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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