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Winno

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My black 159 Ti.
« on: September 01, 2017, 06:04:26 PM »
Hi everyone.
I've had my 2009 159 JTDm Ti 2.4 for just over a year now.

It had the usual issues that affect many city driven cars with the JTDm - poor starting, hunting and hesitation at certain revs, reluctance to change down gears when on the brakes, a range of sensor errors, etc.
So, after a little reading, I set to to fix everything. Not a hard car to work on.

I've also done a few other things to it;
 - new Hankook Ventus S1 EVO tyres in 235/40/19 - super quiet, very grippy, very little wear, affordable
 - 6000K LED low beam bulbs
 - EGR delete and full DPF/Cat core-out
 - baffled oil catch-can
 - K&N pod filter in airbox with cold air feed from driver's side fog light cowling
 - Stage 1 remap - wow!
 - slimline fender lips
 - custom scudetto grill
 - paddle shifter extensions
 - Fyralip boot lip
 - swirl flap delete - instant starts and no more smoke
 - black/silver crest badges - boot, bonnet, wheels, steering wheel - all other badging removed
 - 9 channel fully active sound quality audio system (in progress)

I'm now considering custom stainless dual Magnaflow mufflers for more torque/power and to let out some more of the throbby 5 pot sound the car now makes. I may do this over coming weeks. After that, maybe a thicker plate and bar intercooler, a front end duco retouch, complete paint correction and front protective wrap.

As it is now though, I love it. And the shove in my back after the stage 1 map is so much fun.

Thanks for looking.

Steve
« Last Edit: December 15, 2017, 09:10:13 AM by Winno »

Darryl

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Re: "Hey" from Qld, and here's my Alfa.
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 11:42:23 AM »
I like it. Less is more  8) - nice detail work.

bonno

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Re: "Hey" from Qld, and here's my Alfa.
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2017, 02:15:26 PM »
Hi Winno
I initially thought it would be impossible to improve on the original design of the 159 frontal grill area, but boy was I wrong. Your modifications have hit it out of the park being tasteful and simplistic, ie; custom scudetto grill and black/silver crest badge.
cheers
bonno
« Last Edit: September 04, 2017, 04:36:40 PM by bonno »
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83 Alfetta GTV
05 156 JTS manual
past
00 156 selespeed
72 1750 GTV

Winno

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Re: "Hey" from Qld, and here's my Alfa.
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2017, 02:43:27 PM »
Gee, thanks guy *blush*


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Re: "Hey" from Qld, and here's my Alfa.
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2017, 08:57:50 PM »
1st pic attached is the car after 4 hours of detailing by hand last weekend.

And I just ordered some 15mm hub-centric spacers and new bolts from Germany for both ends of the car. I was supposed to order my audio system power cables with that money but, oh well...

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Re: "Hey" from Qld, and here's my Alfa.
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2017, 10:41:01 PM »
Well, at least we now know what Darth Vader's car would look like if he drove an Alfa.

"Welcome to the Dark Side!"   8)
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Re: My black 159 Ti.
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2020, 06:31:29 AM »
Hi could you tell me who and how to delete dpf ,egr,and swirl from ecu many thanks