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  1. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Loss of RPM and smoke at the head
  2. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I bought SO03 in Sept'17 but only got my hands on it at the end of March since daughter has had use of it, in Scotland, for the past 7 months until I'd found her a replacement and she could bring "My Car" home to N.Ireland and do a swap. I thought the little car was lazy to turn over at starting...
  3. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys Been a while since I last posted, but I have had same issue since last posting and never found out what it's was, in fact it's done no harm just noise getting louder...I'm guessing it's just old age at 130000 but any thoughts appreciated. My car starts and makes that diesel noise when...
  4. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, After 13 years of ownership what appears to be the first failure of my 147 has occurred. The VDC failure warning has appeared. I've done the usual trick of turning off the engine and restarting but to no avail. Has anyone here had this failure, and if so, what actually fails? Gyro...
  5. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hello im new to forum and have a problem with no compression on cyl 2:confused: is there any quick way of checking if the problem is at the top or bottom? car still runs but is rough on idling. plugs on this cyl are black and not wet and i cant smell any petrol in the oil. any help would be...
  6. ICE & Blue&Me
    Good Morning All, Looking for a bit of advice on the above, I have been trying to find a point to run the power lead to my SW, but I cannot seem to locate an obvious point to feed the lead from the engine bay into the cabin, HELP!!!??? I have read a couple of threads but either I'm blind or my...
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey all. Pulling away I'm getting a dakka dakka type of noise. Like an sds drill sort of thing. Am I right in thinking its a driveshaft? What actually wears out on the driveshafts?
  8. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey all, another mad question for ya! Intake hoses on the 147ts, has anyone seen them in silicone? I'm doing some trials after finding a very interesting book and fancied smoothing the hideously bumpy intake out a bit....oem airbox stays but is in for some abuse!!
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As it appears that mine is no longer part of the car!! No idea where that went! :) Anyone got one kicking about that they dont want in exchange for beer tokens? :)
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all Does anybody know where I can download a breakdown of the engine bay for alfa 147ts 1.6? just wouldn't mind know whats where and where's that noise coming from! Kind regards
  11. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    147ts tourismo 03 plate Been having problems with my car. It will turn over but won't start. I've been trawling the internet and found it could be the transponder signal not being reconised. I've tried both keys, same problem. I've aslo read if a take the battery out the key for 30 mins then...
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Guys, i want to loer the suspension on my 147 and i was thinking going 35mm in the front and 30 at the back. Anyone with any suggestions? Also i got a turbo to which i want to add on, is this feasable? will i get the BHp i need? or is just a waste of time? I cannot go for a GTA as these cars are...
  13. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi guys, a bit new to all this:thumbs: . had my 147 around 8 months now and love it. engine management light came on last week and was diagnosed with a dead post cat lambda sensor. got it sorted and yesterday the light returned telling me the cat was shot it:mad: . got a receipt saying it only...
  14. Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I've just rebuilt th e engine on my 147TS, due to a piston picking up on the bore, i've fitted a new piston, rings, honed the bores, new bigends, decoked and fitted new valve seals. The engine has been running...
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've just rebuilt th e engine on my 147TS, due to a piston picking up on the bore, i've fitted a new piston, rings, honed the bores, new bigends, decoked and fitted new valve seals. The engine has been running sweet until th e other day when it developed what sounds like a cam follower rattle...
  16. Introduce Yourself
    Hi What is the best recommendation for oil on a 147 2.0 TS on a 52. Lots of people recommend selenia and an equal number dismiss it as not synthetic. Looks expensive to me if it is not fully synthetic. Use will be fast motorway!!!! :-) any good online sources for oil and filters?? thanks
  17. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello everybody, I just brought my Alfa 147TS 1.6 to Belgium where I moved permanently with my wife. My tyres needs to be changed, does anyone have any good advice on where can I find a good shop to buy tyres in a good price? I prefer to get Michelin or Bridgestone 185 60 15 thanks...