What have you done to your Alfa 147/156/GT today? - Page 10 - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
 1179Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Status: Alive
AO Silver Member
 
Paddy OPlastic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Ireland
County: Cork
Posts: 4,133

Member car:

Alfa GT JTD 2004

Did some leather stitching on the drivers seat seam. Came out pretty good but now my fingers hurt.

Discovered a new suspension squeak. That makes a grand total of two consecutive weeks squeak-free.
Paddy OPlastic is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Status: Alive
AO Silver Member
 
Paddy OPlastic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Ireland
County: Cork
Posts: 4,133

Member car:

Alfa GT JTD 2004

Also attempted fix #4 for tailgate rubber rattle: Vaseline. I've tried adjusting bump stops, rubber polish and sandpaper. The rubber is getting old and hard and I'm hoping that the Vaseline will attack the surface and make it softer. If you're thinking this smacks of desperation then you'd be spot on.
Paddy OPlastic is online now  
Status: -
Newbie
 
Flathead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: United Kingdom
County: Essex
Posts: 5
Garage

Member car:

GT & GTV Spider

A very long day on the GT but lots of jobs done and dusted

Oil change engine and gear box, that was easy, and filter of course.
Flue filter, air filter !!!!!!!!!!!! come on who decided to hide it under the car.
Top wishbones changed, no more squeaks and knocks.
4 CV boots changed, two were leaking so while there changed them all.
New front discs and pads.
Bleed the clutch, removed a lot of very black fluid until the good stuff came through, cant say this will make clutch any better but at least its clean.

Think I need a very long hot bath to remove many layers of grime
ALFADOIT likes this.
Flathead is offline  
Status: Bored
AO Member
 
mad dog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: Lincolnshire
Posts: 345
Fitted new timing belt kit+ balance belt kit on the JTS, ordered a new aux belt as thats seen better days!
mad dog is offline  
Status: Less traction, more action :D :D :D
AO Member
 
Hoarder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ireland
County: Meath
Posts: 151
How did I miss this thread....!

Well, yesterday I refitted the wiper motor, pollen filter housing, bonnet rubber, scuttle panel and wipers. Looking more like a real car as the days go on.

Hopefully later today I'll have changed the gear linkage and handbrake from 5 speed to 6 speed lift up reverse along with the fuel lines. Then I can finally put the centre console in again and call the interior somewhat finished

I have a mini project with a 1.8 SW that needs a new engine, has crappy solids at the front, maybe change to vented if I have the time. Just the exhaust, shafts and engine mounts holding the engine in

Hoarder is offline  
Status: Alive
AO Silver Member
 
Paddy OPlastic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Ireland
County: Cork
Posts: 4,133

Member car:

Alfa GT JTD 2004

Today I replaced the Bose amp in the boot. Even when functional, Bose is disappointing.
Paddy OPlastic is online now  
Status: -
AO Silver Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: United Kingdom
County: Carmarthenshire
Posts: 3,046

Member car:

Alfa 156 Gta

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paddy OPlastic View Post
Today I replaced the Bose amp in the boot. Even when functional, Bose is disappointing.
I totally agree but most of this is down to really poor headunit... ditch the headunit and amp and speakers though still poor are 120% better...
maxiboy wales is online now  
Status: Alive
AO Silver Member
 
Paddy OPlastic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Ireland
County: Cork
Posts: 4,133

Member car:

Alfa GT JTD 2004

Quote:
Originally Posted by maxiboy wales View Post
I totally agree but most of this is down to really poor headunit... ditch the headunit and amp and speakers though still poor are 120% better...
I don't usually listen to music when driving but for the 1% of the time when I do, it's just good to have everything working. I'm old enough to have most of my faves on CD so the changer in the boot is useful.

In short, it isn't bad enough to spend money on getting the same functionality but better sound. Does that make sense?
Paddy OPlastic is online now  
Status: -
AO Silver Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: United Kingdom
County: Carmarthenshire
Posts: 3,046

Member car:

Alfa 156 Gta

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paddy OPlastic View Post
I don't usually listen to music when driving but for the 1% of the time when I do, it's just good to have everything working. I'm old enough to have most of my faves on CD so the changer in the boot is useful.

In short, it isn't bad enough to spend money on getting the same functionality but better sound. Does that make sense?
Yeah I guess but all my music is now on USB memory stick and no cd's so headunit upgrade was 100% necessary ..

three amps new speakers and a sub wasn't but all where well priced secondhand so ddin,t cost a fortune and the sound is now perfect..
maxiboy wales is online now  
Status: Alive
AO Silver Member
 
Paddy OPlastic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Ireland
County: Cork
Posts: 4,133

Member car:

Alfa GT JTD 2004

Quote:
Originally Posted by maxiboy wales View Post
Yeah I guess but all my music is now on USB memory stick and no cd's so headunit upgrade was 100% necessary ..

three amps new speakers and a sub wasn't but all where well priced secondhand so ddin,t cost a fortune and the sound is now perfect..
I'd love to hear it MBW.
Paddy OPlastic is online now  
Status: -
AO Silver Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: United Kingdom
County: Carmarthenshire
Posts: 3,046

Member car:

Alfa 156 Gta

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paddy OPlastic View Post
I'd love to hear it MBW.
not sure how to achieve that
maxiboy wales is online now  
Status: Alive
AO Silver Member
 
Paddy OPlastic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Ireland
County: Cork
Posts: 4,133

Member car:

Alfa GT JTD 2004

Quote:
Originally Posted by maxiboy wales View Post
not sure how to achieve that
Send it all over. I'll send it back. Really I will.
Paddy OPlastic is online now  
Status: -
AO Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: -
Posts: 418
Images: 6

Member car:

156 2.0TS+V6

Fitted new radiator fan resistor & upper engine steady/mount on V6. The limit of my mechanical prowess.
Leaky 156 is offline  
Status: -
AO Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: East Sussex
Posts: 17
Fixed my airbag light!

Haven't been on here for ages, but MOT is coming up !

Found the answer to a/b light on. 55 plate 156 Sportwagon: Yellow wiring with 2 prong connector in OSR boot by lamp. Disconnected, scratched up, bent a little and plugged back in.

Ta dah ! Thanks so much, all !
Ashley_studdal is offline  
Status: -
Newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Spain
County: Barcelona
Posts: 2

Member car:

Alfa Romeo 147

I've just changed the indicators light bulbs. ITV (Spanish's MOT) is coming and they were white! I changed it for first time and has been hard, I was afraid of broke some plastic, but when the first one come out, the second one was piece of cake.
spanish147 is offline  
Status: Alfaless
AO Member
 
Alfa Seltzer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: United Kingdom
County: Hants
Posts: 948

Member car:

GT...Golf GT

Watched it get put onto a recovery truck to the doctors after the cambelt went on the M27 on Tuesday night.

Hoping it is just bust rockers now, slightly annoyed as the belt was done somewhen last year and only 18K ago ( previous owner) ...I'm guessing they never changed the water pump...

In safe hands though so not too worried.
Alfa Seltzer is offline  
Status: Less traction, more action :D :D :D
AO Member
 
Hoarder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ireland
County: Meath
Posts: 151
Installed my modified rear axle on my 156. Now have 276mm discs and 16 inch pepperpots

Hope to finish the interior fully today!
Hoarder is offline  
Status: still excited(shoudn't be)
AO Gold Member
 
ARnovice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: The land of burning...
County: Berkshire
Posts: 7,897
Images: 3
waiting for my car... should be soon back from workshop...

Underseal and painting of the front bumper.
ARnovice is offline  
Status: -
AO Silver Member
 
alcooker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Hitchin
County: Hertfordshire
Posts: 1,922
Garage
I've just driven it, I rarely do lately. Oh my God I forgot how good it is to drive this car over a reasonable distance. Threw the bike and body armour in the boot, drove from Hitchin to Forest of Dean to do some downhill MTB. From Oxford past Gloucester etc, blimey you've got some good roads there. Never went crazy with the speed, but did plenty of effortless overtaking. Such a chunky, solid car, comfy as a Cadillac, corners on rails and a lovely engine note. There aren't many cars I'd change it for, It was worth £480 tax just for today. 29.4 MPG average over about 300 miles aint too shabby either.

GT 3.2 V6 - Q2, KONI FSD & EIBACH PROKIT, GTA REMAP, MICHELLIN PS3's, BMC CDA
159 SW 2.4JTDM TI - ALFATUNED, WIZARD BACK BOXES, KW V3 COILOVERS, NOKIAN WR A3/MICHELLIN PS3, PCA DYNAMICS ALIGNMENT.
alcooker is offline  
Status: Powered by coal and steam
Club Member
Membro Premio
 
EVEL's Avatar
 
Club Member Number: 1382
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: England
County: West Midlands
Posts: 9,809
Images: 7
Garage

Member car:

alph a ramayo

Mine got complimented on yesterday along with the marque by a heating engineer who came to service my boiler

As soon as he walked in the door his first comment was

''Nice GT , I f******g love alfas their so sexy''
EVEL is online now  
Status: -
AO Silver Member
 
alcooker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Hitchin
County: Hertfordshire
Posts: 1,922
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by EVEL View Post
Mine got complimented on yesterday along with the marque by a heating engineer who came to service my boiler

As soon as he walked in the door his first comment was

''Nice GT , I f******g love alfas their so sexy''
Sounds like the opening scene to a mucky video
alcooker is offline  
Status: Powered by coal and steam
Club Member
Membro Premio
 
EVEL's Avatar
 
Club Member Number: 1382
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: England
County: West Midlands
Posts: 9,809
Images: 7
Garage

Member car:

alph a ramayo

EVEL is online now  
Status: TJR Valeting
AO Silver Member
 
Tommywho156's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: Leicestershire
Posts: 2,267
Quote:
Originally Posted by EVEL View Post
Mine got complimented on yesterday along with the marque by a heating engineer who came to service my boiler

As soon as he walked in the door his first comment was

''Nice GT , I f******g love alfas their so sexy''
Did he offer to show you his big tool while he was there?
Tommywho156 is offline  
(Post Link) post #249 of 2932 Old 07-09-14 Thread Starter
Status: GT clover 170 Q2 called SOOTY.:-)
Club Member
Membro Premio
 
ALFADOIT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,199
Images: 12

Member car:

GT.Clover 170 Q2

Got a message my alu strut brace is on its way from Germany..

Damien.
ALFADOIT is offline  
Status: Powered by coal and steam
Club Member
Membro Premio
 
EVEL's Avatar
 
Club Member Number: 1382
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: England
County: West Midlands
Posts: 9,809
Images: 7
Garage

Member car:

alph a ramayo

Yeah he did but I wasn't impressed. Mines a lot bigger than his.
EVEL is online now  
Reply

Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > Supported Alfa Romeo Models > Technical & Vehicle Assistance > Alfa 147, 156 & GT

Tags
156 , alfa , or gt , thread , today

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome