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 My Brexit 
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Post My Brexit
Just posting notice of our exit.

In 2 weeks we are leaving for France. Sold the house & business, bought a place in southern Lot area (I understand its where all the brits go).

Looking forward to a new challenge.

Kevin & Liz


Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:43 pm
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Post Re: My Brexit
Sorry you're not around in the UK soon :( but wish you and Liz all the very best in your new abode :D

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Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:14 am
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Dead jealous as I love France, we usually go to Jard Sur Mer on holiday and love the whole way of life.

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Thu Sep 01, 2016 12:52 am
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Unfortunately we are not near the sea :( Varaire 46260
But do have an annual sprint on 1 of the main roads in a nearby village.

Cant wait.


Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:12 am
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Post Re: My Brexit
Bit of an update.
The Stylus has turned into a different car & really loves it over here. It is under cover now the weather has changed, but I managed to fit in a round trip to "Circuit de Charade" at the end of October for a track day.
A 5 hour trip over the mountains the night before. Signing in at the circuit 8 am. With a sound check immediately as you go through the gate, still not day light. I was worried about this as originally a 100 db limit when I applied. I then got a reminder text the week before which started 98 db. Then an email the night before at 95 db.
I already had put a market at 5 k and told them that was the max revs. But I was over, so they allowed my to drop the revs to 4k. I was still over. However on the bases I had turned up they would let me do a couple of "parade" laps. When I went out on the circuit the organisers held the other cars back so I could do a couple of laps to assess the nose levels. On the bases that I was short shifting I was allowed to carry on! I stopped at lunch time due to the long trip back.
What a great circuit - 4k long. And thanks to the organisers for letting me continue.


Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:49 pm
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95db's is too tight for a Stylus unless never been tuned , even my standard original 2lt Zetec went over the 105db's after the build and before a db specific exhaust was built

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I just love the Stylus but she keeps swallowing £££ !
[b]Alfa Red 159 2.4 jtdm ti 260bhp 365lbft / BilsteinB12 + Adjustable Powerflex camber/castor bushes. Red STYLUS 2lt zetec 231bhp 185lbft Dunnell . RED 1972 Alfa 2lt GTAm replica 170bhp.


Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:25 am
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As I'm using the Stylus quite frequently now - 70 min round trip to my French lessons. I have had a few (minor) issues.
Indicators not working properly, found out it was the alarms fault.
A puncture. And the rear axle lateral linkage came undone. I'm not sure how this happened as I only adjusted it a few days ago and the threadlocked nut was still there. Luckily I was close to home, but driving without the link was like being on a small boat.
Also had an engine bracket break.

Happy motoring.


Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:19 am
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The original engine mounts were not reinforced properly , mine cracked on the driver's side . I removed both , webbed the plates and it's been no problem since 2004

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I just love the Stylus but she keeps swallowing £££ !
[b]Alfa Red 159 2.4 jtdm ti 260bhp 365lbft / BilsteinB12 + Adjustable Powerflex camber/castor bushes. Red STYLUS 2lt zetec 231bhp 185lbft Dunnell . RED 1972 Alfa 2lt GTAm replica 170bhp.


Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:28 am
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stylussprinter wrote:
The original engine mounts were not reinforced properly , mine cracked on the driver's side . I removed both , webbed the plates and it's been no problem since 2004


Mine was also the drivers side. Not webbed though.


Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:05 pm
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