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post #31 of 48 (permalink) Old 01-06-2007, 04:37 PM
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Drove my new-to-me Spider today. Brakes overhauled, and the Provincial inspection is done, so now it's licensed and insured.

The afternoon was sunny so I drove it through the twisties out at the University. It's been decades since I've driven a Spider--v. nice.

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Last drove mine on 12/31, but that's certainly not due to snow or salt on the roads. Might drive it to work tomorrow; there's a chance I'll be coming home in the daylight, so that would sure be worth it.

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I'm right outside Hartford, CT... East of the CT river so it's very rural.
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Started commuting in the brown GTV6, since the Milano is in getting her Xmas present - new brakes. I'm glad we don't get snow or salt here, but it does rain a bit this time of year. Had to blow some air through the sunroof drains in the GTV6 just in case. Also put a coat of Rain-X on the windshield, saves the wiper motors in the long run I guess.

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Aiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! :-) Actually we've had so much rain the past few days I felt pretty sure that all of the salt they had put down for the dusting we got a little while back was gone so I commuted in the Verde today, much better!

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Still driving my 164L. Since I drained my outdoor spigots I haven't washed the thing in several weeks. I better get to the car wash ASAP!

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No salt yet

Yikes!

They still haven't had to salt the roads in my part of Connecticut, but I'm going to bite the bullet and get my car up on jack stands. Planned projects include:

- lower A arm bushings
- transmission mount bushing?
- new brake pads (maybe rotors also)
- dash repair
- tach repair
- new (softer) door seals/improve door alignment
- find my pesky oil leak (3-4 drops per day on garage floor)

Any advice on the above from those with first-hand experience would be appreciated.

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Yikes!

They still haven't had to salt the roads in my part of Connecticut, but I'm going to bite the bullet and get my car up on jack stands. Planned projects include:

- lower A arm bushings
- transmission mount bushing?
- new brake pads (maybe rotors also)
- dash repair
- tach repair
- new (softer) door seals/improve door alignment
- find my pesky oil leak (3-4 drops per day on garage floor)

Any advice on the above from those with first-hand experience would be appreciated.

Michael.

I've used a dye that shows up when shone with a black light with great results. I was able to pinpoint exactly where the oil leak was. I think NAPA auto parts carries the dye. The light bulb i picked up at Home Depot (I think). Good luck.
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well, after getting my high flow cat installed at Lous custom exhaust in waltham yesterday (and still failing emissions on the gtv6 - I'm running lean - too much HC) I decided to put the alfas in hibernation till the spring.

it was freakin' cold this morning....

oh well, have a long list of projects to get done over the winter....

does anyone get together during the winter to work on projects? anyone want to help me?

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I've used a dye that shows up when shone with a black light with great results. I was able to pinpoint exactly where the oil leak was. I think NAPA auto parts carries the dye. The light bulb i picked up at Home Depot (I think). Good luck.
I tried the dye process, but had no luck finding the leak... does it "fluoresce" brightly under a black light (thought I saw a faint green color), or does it have to be under certain conditions? Maybe I didn't run the engine long enough?

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I tried the dye process, but had no luck finding the leak... does it "fluoresce" brightly under a black light (thought I saw a faint green color), or does it have to be under certain conditions? Maybe I didn't run the engine long enough?

Thanks.
Since my leak was underneath at the oil pan, I had my hood shut above as I was underneath to have a lower ambient lighting. That alone allowed the green color (almost the color and brightness of regular anti-freeze coolant under the black light) to stand out. I was also in a garage with normal incandescent lighting if that means anything. I hope this helps.
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It's 25F degrees and I just got my clutch slave fixed in time for a drive around the block before the temp drops into the single digits.

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