Alternative parts, what everyone needs to know...

rs48635

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Top tip - just ordered the one for opposite side. been living with a piece of flat unheated glass since 2016. No more frosty morning window opening.

Had these delivered.

Excellent and just like the original items

 

rs48635

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Ta=da. forgot I needed these too. Always used parts world for my Alfa parts in the past. Think they used to deals on selenium racing oil too used in the fabulous 3200.

Just found another alternative part bargain - washer jets for the QPV (and probably the Granturismo & Grancabrio). The exact same part was used on the Alfa 156. I ordered a pair from Partsworld UK via eBay for £10 delivered, vs £24.60 for 2x part# 67876200 from Eurospares. Search for Alfa part#7767818

Not a massive saving, but we don't like the same part being sold under different part#s at inflated prices :)

The inlet rotates to whatever orientation you need, by the way.
 

Carmico

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i read somewhere, that Park Sensors are same as Skoda or Volvo something like that

i have a faulty Rear (Diagonal Left) Park Sensor on my QPV GTS , sometimes works, sometimes just kept the beep and red line at PDC Display
 

ChrissGT

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Does anyone know a good replacement bolt for the engine cover? After 12 years mine are a bit beat and would like to replace them. Although I do not plan on spending the 5 pounds a bolt eurospares is charging. They are flang panhead bolts m4x16 T27 with a flange diameter of 16/17mm in black.
 

Sam McGoo

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Does anyone know a good replacement bolt for the engine cover? After 12 years mine are a bit beat and would like to replace them. Although I do not plan on spending the 5 pounds a bolt eurospares is charging. They are flang panhead bolts m4x16 T27 with a flange diameter of 16/17mm in black.
I had the same struggle when a couple of mine went missing after a service. Not sure what year yours is? But mine are M5 x 16mm T25.
I went to these Stainless Steel ones - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12-M5-X-16-STAINLESS-STEEL-A2-TORX-TX-PIN-BUTTON-HEAD-SECURITY-SCREW-TX25-T25/291815149262?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

With some M5 x 18mm stainless steel penny washers. The actual listing isn't there now but similar to these - https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/A2-BLACK-Stainless-Steel-M5-Penny-Mudguard-Repair-Washers-/321686253051?var=&hash=item4ae5feadfb

You can replace them all for the price of one OEM bolt!
 

ChrissGT

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Replacement air cabin filter:
Denso DCF135K - 20 GBP on ebay, about 40 for the maserati part from eurospares.

Also Denso hybrid wiper blades - 35 GBP for the pair.
Fit right on (driver side is a bit harder, i used a bit of grease to help it glide along)
Drive side: Denso DUR-065L (left hand drive) or DUR-065R (right hand drive)
Passenger Side: DUR-043L (left hand drive) or DUR-043R (right hand drive)
 

rs48635

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I agree - ordered these for my 2010 QP V - slide out the blades and the fitted them into the OEM arms and they fit perfectly with retaining rubber tabs etc - for £10 you get perfectly trimmed and shaped rubbers for the OEM arms. Better than paying the main dealer £182.50 to sort!
this Ebay item no longer found - is there another seller?