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BMW to Alfa convert!

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First time Alfa owner from the UK here! I've had a string of BMWs for the past few years, and fancying a change - and always loving the look of Alfas, I've switched over to the Italian side

Just over a week ago I picked up a GT, with the 1.9 JTD lump under the bonnet. I'm loving the styling and go kart like handling, but its not without its standard niggles which I'm slowly sorting through! So far a cracked rear lights been fixed, along with a dodgy rear cubby hole which wasn't attached. On the list is a front knock, the drivers door checkstrap, an airbag light and a stiff clutch pedal. So its not without its issues, but they all sound fairly textbook for the GT.

I've chucked in a pic of two of the old cars - and the only two I have of the Alfa at the moment, which are sadly a bit blurry/rainy/crap because of the joys of Winter! I'm planning on giving it a through detail over the weekend and getting some proper photos up.

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Thats a nice 944 - here was mine

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Thanks guys!

Yeah the 944 is owned by a good friend of mine, it was originally a Lux with the N/A 2.5 - but its since had a turbo conversion and all sorts of mods stemming from our Nurburgring trips. Lovely cars, but it loves to break on him occasionally

I'll get a build thread up as the repairs & mods roll in!
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The airbag light is probably an easy fix. Push the seats back, clean off the connector with electrical contact cleaner and put back. It often does the trick.
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Yeah I've heard that'll fix it, does the battery need disconnecting for that I assume? I need to find my radio code out on that thread if so!

New front badge has just been ordered, and a snazzy Alfa Romeo keyring!
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I have an E36 Cabriolet and wanted something "solid" for the winter, probably E34/E39 but nothing appealed..

then I saw a 166..

and same as you, the odd niggle but nothing too annoying (yet)
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Hello and welcome,
I've had two Gt's, in the first one a 54 plate diesel the drivers air bag light came on when I hit a pothole in a motorway service station, I spent a weeks holiday on the south coast annoyed by the light on the dash. When I got home I simply pushed the connectors together and the dash light went out.

My current car a 55 plate Gt, the air bag light came on when I pushed the drivers seat all the way back to clean the carpets. The air bag sensor is on a swing arm under the seat, simply unclip and swing forward, spray with contact spray if you feel inclined, push the connectors together firmly and secure with zip ties, hey presto, no more air bag warnings.
Enjoy your Gt.
P.S. I did this without disconnecting the battery, just key out of the ignition.

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MK1 Fiat Uno 60 S, Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV6, Alfa Romeo 156 2.0 ts, Fiat Multipla ELX 1.9jtd, Alfa Romeo Gt Lusso jtd, Alfa Romeo 166 3.0 V6 Super, Alfa Romeo 159 2.2 Ti, Alfa Romeo Gt 3.2 V6

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