Pollen filter location
and how to:
A picture paints a thousand words: In Japanese but you will find it easy enough
Gear selector issue: http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...cond-gear.html
TS engines will run happily on 5w-40, 10w-40 or for the more "retentive" of us even 10w-60!
Take your choice an pay your money... 25 years experience tell me that oil is oil and with Alfa's it all depends on how much usage the TS engine goes through on natural "burn off" 1000miles per 1 ltr is not unusual, so 10w-60 can help that scenario. If it uses no oil then 10w40 will be fine... Just change it more often (6000 miles) Your engine will thank you for it... Some people buy expensive oils and wonder why the have issues, oil has a an effective shelf life in an engine enviroment before it starts to loose it's protective properties
Price and name is automatically no guarantee of preventing this, regular servicing is!
Dont bother with halfords for filters, try fram or original alfa OE
they aren't that expensive
Sparkplugs can be had from any motor factor, don't go silly makes and prices it wont make any difference numbers you need are here: Alfa Romeo 147 Spark/Glow Plugs
Wheel bearing is an all in one unit
but before you go replacing it just yet, jack up the rear corner, check for any play and spin the wheel to check for a grumble... If its just a grumble then swap the wheel itself rear to front and take it for a spin... if it disappears or changes position of the sound then its the Lusso alloy itself probably buckled....
If there is play and the grumble then:
Here you go: as good as any place really Alfa Romeo 147 Wheel bearing
Difficulty getting into gear could be your selector issue... Or this: How To... Remedy a non selecting 4th Gear
Or, what I would put my money on
... Low gearbox oil level... Drain and replace it while you are doing the service... it wont harm it and really should be done every two years or 24000 anyway.
No fuel filter to my knowledge on a 147
, internal fuel pump gauze assembly aka. non servicable item!
Very doubtful that the engine or gearbox mount has gone on a 1.6, same mounts on a 2.0 TS with more torque and power and no real issues there to speak of but worth checking for excess movement with a large pry bar, a trolley jack and torch.... Jack up the gearbox slightly and inspect the rubber bush for splits with the torch. now do the same with the pry bar rocking the block back and forth.