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Replaced track rod ends on the 159 but still got the elusive "knocking" that seems to be one of the magical mysteries that we Alfa owners adore
By knocking noise does it seem to increase noise with speed? I'm trying to source the problem of my noise but it's almost like a wheel bearing sound but apparently all my bearings are fine! When I get noise I select neutral to see if it's coming form engine...noise stays the same! Almost unbearable as it definitly sounds like a bearing!! ??
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By knocking noise does it seem to increase noise with speed? I'm trying to source the problem of my noise but it's almost like a wheel bearing sound but apparently all my bearings are fine! When I get noise I select neutral to see if it's coming form engine...noise stays the same! Almost unbearable as it definitly sounds like a bearing!! ??
If that noise is relative to speed, is louder / more pronounced when accelerating vs off throttle then its most likely a spider bearing on one of the prop shafts. Same symptoms as a wheel bearing but tied to acceleration
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I bought a cheap 147 for my son last week. Looked in excellent condition, runs beautifully but I decided to check the brake pads/discs and found the nearside rear suspension strut had corroded and allowed the spring to drop which sliced a 1inch wide strip from a brand new Michelin tyre.
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By knocking noise does it seem to increase noise with speed? I'm trying to source the problem of my noise but it's almost like a wheel bearing sound but apparently all my bearings are fine! When I get noise I select neutral to see if it's coming form engine...noise stays the same! Almost unbearable as it definitly sounds like a bearing!! ??
If that noise is relative to speed, is louder / more pronounced when accelerating vs off throttle then its most likely a spider bearing on one of the prop shafts. Same symptoms as a wheel bearing but tied to acceleration http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/image...ies/thumbs.gif
Ahh thanks for that info it's been driving me crazy will post an update to see if it fixes problem thanks!!! ???
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Got a new head unit to replace the old AppRadio 2, simple swap to a Pioneer X5700DAB. That is the weekends job then
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I got a new head unit too! Very pleased
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I got a new head unit too! Very pleased

Nice design!


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I got a new head unit too! Very pleased
What model is this please??

That is the head unit not car before I get a 'funny' answer! ;-)

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Crikey...just committed to a set of gun metal 19" Prodrive alloys for my red Ti SW....pretty excited and will keep the Tis for the winter tyres :0))
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Crikey...just committed to a set of gun metal 19" Prodrive alloys for my red Ti SW....pretty excited and will keep the Tis for the winter tyres :0))
It will look incredible Robbo. I remember seeing the one in the photo below in the flesh and it was stunning. Photos never do the wheels justice, but aww it was amazing. Quite tempted to get some for my summer tyres too, Ebay? how much did you pay?

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Attempted to drop the oil only to find the sump plug seized and my tools spun on the nut ended up sucking it through the dipstick with a pela and skipped the oil filter change till the next service. Got my eyes on a set of nut removal sockets for the next change
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It will look incredible Robbo. I remember seeing the one in the photo below in the flesh and it was stunning. Photos never do the wheels justice, but aww it was amazing. Quite tempted to get some for my summer tyres too, Ebay? how much did you pay?
Cool...I do love my Ti spokes... Just nice to be able to swap the over every now and again....buying them from Veloces...not shy at 1250 quid, but hoping the gun metal look half as good as the ones on your photo!
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Attempted to drop the oil only to find the sump plug seized and my tools spun on the nut ended up sucking it through the dipstick with a pela and skipped the oil filter change till the next service. Got my eyes on a set of nut removal sockets for the next change
which engine pal ?
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It will look incredible Robbo. I remember seeing the one in the photo below in the flesh and it was stunning. Photos never do the wheels justice, but aww it was amazing. Quite tempted to get some for my summer tyres too, Ebay? how much did you pay?
PM me , I have an immaculate set up for sale.
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which engine pal ?
2.0 jtdm
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Plugged my drake tunning box in. Not driven it yet, set at Level 3/10. It's been on the giulietta for a couple of months, and whilst it's big grin territory, wondering about mpg ( as I do 114m a day), actual mpg was 48, but computer said 60 lol (at level 5/10).


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Fitted the new Pioneer AVH-X5700DAB

Pro's

I have DAB Radio now
I have BT Audio now
Its generally a better functioning unit than the AppRadio2

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The Pioneer DAB Aerial is a shocking violation of the front windscreen! Its very intrusive and looks appalling so going to find an alternative solution and refit it next week
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What model is this please??

That is the head unit not car before I get a 'funny' answer! ;-)
I wouldn't dream of it It is a SONY XAV-68BT
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My new 20" rims with Nitto tyres

Just had fitted my new 20" rims with Nitto 95W tyres. Amazing grip and performance.

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