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  1. Alfa 1.6L 16v 120 bhp

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My Alfa 147 uses the engine in the title. What I want to know is, can I transfer over the 2.0L throttle body, and inlet manifold easily. Dont want to install the 2.0L head due to my engine only recently got 50k miles on a 10 yr old lump.
  2. 147 1.6l p1680 mcsf

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello all, It's been one of the hottest days so far this year and I went to drive off in my 2001 1.6L 147 last night and the MCSF light came on, the car idled terribly and went into limp mode as I drove down the road. Drove the car back and plugged her in to my Torque app (quick and easy) and...
  3. Battery Spec for 147 2001 1.6L 120BHP

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello there, Looked in my owners manual for the correct spec battery for my 2001 1.6L 120BHP 147 and I can't find it anywhere in the book. The battery that came out the car is a Banner 62Ah @ 540CCA, measurements 240mm x 170mm x 175mm But it died a little while ago so I used a 60Ah 570CCA out...
  4. Different versions of the 147 1.6L?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, Bit of background - I'm 21 and have a budget of 5k (including insurance). I've looked at tons of different cars and I'm convinced that the Alfa Romeo 147 is the car for me. To keep insurance low, I'm keen to get a 1.6L. If someone could summarise the different versions of the 147 1.6L...
  5. Alfa 147 1.6L ts swap with 156 2.0L ts

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The title says it all, is it possible to swap the 1.6L with the early 2000 156 2.0L engine? What I can see is that the engine specs of the 156 is the same as the one in the 2.0L 147. The 156 engine has just over 100000km's on it and the whole engine was redone (costed R20000). Any help or advice...
  6. For (reluctant) sale: 2001 1.6l 156 sportwagon

    Republic of Ireland
    details here, open to offers or comments http://www.adverts.ie/car/alfa-romeo/156/2001-alfa-romeo-156-for-sale/2001325 thanks guys
  7. 147 - a 1.6l to 2.0l

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Swapping a 147 1.6 engine for a 2.0 In an earlier post I mentioned that after some rather horrible noises, my 1.6l died. The thrust washers were in the sump for the second time. This was discovered by the workshop to which we took the car to do its clutch. The clutch was not the problem as it...
  8. 1.6L 147 won't start from warm!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Picture the scene... I've driven 80+ miles to a hotel to pick up some family members for a wedding at which I'm meant to be the main photographer. After a 10 minute wait (while the ladies get their hats together) we pile into my 147 to go to the ceremony. I turn the key and the starter motor...
  9. Looking for a CV Joint for 156 1.6L

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi I am having a lot of trouble finding a CV joint (passenger side) for my 156 Sportwagon. I can find lots for a 2000cc but none for a 1600cc. Can anyone tell me if there is a diiference pleae.
  10. 1.6l Boxer Engine

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Thought I'd mention this as I don't think they come up to often by the local breaker has a decent 1.6l boxer engine for sale: Contact details are on their web site: Chadwick's Car Breakers | the ideal alternative
  11. 1.6L 147 TS Lusso - Failure to start

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, Just thought I would describe my latest glich in case anyone else had a similar issue. Yesterday, my 147 wouldn't start. It had been running fine throughout the cold snap we've been having in the UK, and last weekend I'd done my normal oil, tyres, coolant checks and then parked it...
  12. 156 manifold to a 147 1.6L.

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi , Has anybody tried fitting a 156 manifold to a 147 1.6L. I was thinking of doing this convertion with a slight increase in diameter on the overall pipes. Maybe a increase of 0.15inch and a long pipe connecting to the 2 to 1 pipes. Please advise
  13. 146TS 1.6l waterpump

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi and great to be a part of this dedicated group. I am about to replace cambelt, Variator on my '79. Is it recommended to replace the waterpump also?:)
  14. Used Alfa 147 1.6l or 2.0l Help needed!

    General Alfa Discussion
    I'm a new member from Cyprus and I want to purchase a used 147. The reason is of course the driving thrills that this car can give and secondly the looks, which I think are much better than the new 147 model. Can anybody help me on my buying choices? Things to look before buying, advices and...
  15. 146 1.6l gearbox

    Alfa 145 & 146
    hi i'm looking for a gearbox for my 146 1.6l (boxer). any help greatly appreciated. is rebuilding my box feasible? anyone done one? cheers nick
  16. Tuning a 146 1.6L

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hello there, I just found out about this forum and promptly joined in. As the title says I have a 146 (1996 model) 1.6L. It has depreciated to almost nothing but I still like it. It's neeeding some work though (77000 miles) and I find myself in the situation of dreading going to the local Alfa...
  17. Difference between 147 models w/ 1.6l engine

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I discovered/was reminded today that there is a 105bhp model and a 120bhp model of the 1.6 l 147 What is the difference performance-wise? Is the spec different too? Also is the 105bhp version slooooow (sorry Dave!) My job contract ends at the end of this month, (discovered yesterday) so...
  18. 16l, 120hp fuel consumption

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Did you notice that when you drive in fifth gear (e.g 9 l/100kM) and you take out the gear( which in this case the fuel consumption must be ----) the display shows a fuel cons of 7.5 l/100kM? I've seen Peugeot 307 and the fuel consumption start after 30 kM/h speed. Is there something wrong with...
  19. Servicing 145 1.6L

    Alfa 145 & 146
    I am looking into getting a older 145, and i was wondering about the cost of servicing the car. In particular i wanted to know about the 60,000 mile service. Does anybody know how much this would cost (aprox). Thanks in advance.
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