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Thread: Another 916 Spider 3.0 V6 - Alfa Number Three :)

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    Forum Owner Conaero's Avatar
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    Disagree, the old nose looks dated and the new nose modern and inline with the current models...but what do I know, they are all beauties


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    I think I prefer the early nose but Matt is right the later nose does bring it a bit more up to date.
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    I prefer the earlier nose. Its more in keeping with the rest of the lines of the car. To me the phase three nose looks like an aftermarket mod. What do I know though?
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    Me too! I’m with Conaero

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    Suppose you have to look to the market and let the prices tell you what is regarded as best.

    V6 3L £5-8k
    V6 3.2L £12k plus

    Ok the 3.2 GTA is a peach of an engine and you could argue that’s why they are higher but I just love that P3 3.2 all over...body and soul.


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    As a drivers GTV Matt its clearly the better one of the range......
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    I could have almost bought three of these for the price of a P3 in that case then

    I like the rest of the P3, just not the bulging nose.

    It's not the sharpest tool, scuttle shake an all, but it is fun to drive and quicker than I expected, effortless and silky smooth that engine.

    It's way too quiet though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by urquattrogus View Post
    I could have almost bought three of these for the price of a P3 in that case then

    I like the rest of the P3, just not the bulging nose.

    It's not the sharpest tool, scuttle shake an all, but it is fun to drive and quicker than I expected, effortless.
    The Ant eater it was known as when first came out. I like both. Early one looks a bit cluttered and dated now, new one looks in keeping with the newer cars but possibly a bit big. Whatever, you can't see them while driving!
    60/75 Sadly now sold.

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    i cant wait to drive mine to Brooklands on Saturday, puts a smile on my face
    assetto corsa 20/75

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    Loving this so far, as is my other half who has borrowed it quite a few times in the lovely weather.

    Surprise surprise I has to change the MAF sensor this weekend, paid £97 for a genuine Bosch Sensor (to insert into old housing) which I didn't think was too bad.

    The car had a bit of a stutter before, but now resolved, the MAF sensor I removed wasn't a Bosch one, and I cleaned up the TB and also changer the air filter for a Pipercross non oil one.

    Also have a short shift bracket to fit, and Wizard Exhaust coming soon ish.

    Even more satisfying is that I already have oil filters and oil "in stock", Mahle filter is the same as my old Giulia, and the oil is the same as 3200, 10w60 etc...

    I loved my 3200 of the same age but it is nice just not to have so much spaghetti junction under the bonnet, I always think having turbo's although nice always means a lot more to sort out plumbing and wiring wise.
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