Nothing like a new set of NGK irridium plugs, new ignition wires, distributor cap and rotor to wake up my S4 Spider. Along with a head torque and chain tension. It has always been a good running Motronic S4, but I think it regained about 5 bhp.
Oh, and I went the LED route for the interior lights, including a period-looking A pillar lamp on the passenger side that I installed back in the '90s.
That may have interfered with his golf game. He would get his best gal, head to the links and return home smiling and completely decompressed.Just so long as she isn't a roller skater I guess? 😉
Sorry Murray-- didn't mean to lead you astray, I was referring to the footwell lamps and the A pillar lamp I had installed. No LEDs in the instruments... yet. But wow! No more dim interior!Wow that's a lot of stuff done!
Could you post a picture of the LED lighted dash, that has to be pretty darn cool!
Are you sure that your springs are stock? Your car appears to sit higher than stock to me.last weekend I washed, polished, waxed and covered my Spider. Side note if you keep your Spider in the garage do you cover to keep the dust off it or keep it uncovered so you can see the beauty of it daily? I got ready for work and went into the garage, uncovered the Spider. As I sat in the my spider in the quietness of my garage it was a wonderful feeling. The smell of the interior, the view of the dash with the two instrument pods and the feel of the wooden steering wheel in my hands. I started the engine and listened to it come to life with a roar. What a way to start a day. It was 6am and I hit the HYW. The roads were clear and I was cruising the Spider at 75 MPH. The car was running smooth as glass. This brings up a second hot topic, shocks. I have KYBs on the front and stock on the back. Not sure how old the KYBs (they came on the car when I bought it) I have own the Spider for 5 years now. This seem to be a good combo. I believe I have stock springs too! The Spider handle the twisties good, but not race car performance. I do have a little dive in the corners. I did get some advice about tire pressure 35psi witch helps a lot, specially since I have a non power steering car. I left work after 6pm so I had a top up ride home too (dark and cold). What another great day for me and my Alfa Romeo Spider. Just one last note: The must unlove model - 3 series come through for me as a car I can drive anywhere and really not worry to much about it. It is reliable and if It gets in a accident, it is not the end of the world.
Have a good day with your Alfa Romeo