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  1. Car Stereo for 156 1.8TS

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Greetings guys, My dad's 156 still has it's original car stereo on, which is not working of course. He doesn't care that much but since I'm driving her more often now, I decided to replace the original stereo with a new one. I'd like to have aux input and bluetooth connection to play music on...
  2. Alfa GT 1.8ts

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  3. 2006 GT 1.8TS wont start

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, had this car 11 years and very little problems. At the weekend was low on petrol and drove past garage without thinking( doh!) basically running on fumes. Following morning car would turn over but not fire so i assumed it was petrol related. Put in petrol and same issue. Thought it may have...
  4. Alfa 156 1.8TS FuelRail testing port type?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Alfa fellows, My 156 1.8TS runs weird on start-up at the first time of the day - something like can't suck the gasoline from fuel tank. My first step is to check the fuel pressure is stable or not, but I can not recognize the testing port as the picture below (size is different...
  5. 156 facelift 1.8ts rad fan not coming on

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi,Not been on for a while but have recently been fettling with my 156 ts after a lay up and all seems well after I connected a new battery and fired her up apart from the radiator fan which doesent come on.I have replaced both fan 1& 2 relays and replaced the f6 fan fuse but still no joy.The...
  6. 156 1.8TS Veloce 2000 Spares/Repairs

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Having just spent money having all the brake disks and hoses replaced this year, and new wheels and tryes last year the alternator packed in. I have tried my very best to replace the Alternator, but it is proper impossible to remove, so I am selling the car for parts/scrap. Yes, due to the...
  7. 2003 156 1.8TS SW exhaust

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Fellow 156ers, I removed the rear silencer as it's far too quiet as is. I wonder has anyone run a straight through pipe from the middle section and if you have any video clips? Now I'm being very specific here, not decatted and leaving the centre silencer and just pipe from there. TIA
  8. Engine Swap: 1.8TS into a 2.0JTS GT

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, Can a 1.8ts from a 2005 156 be swapped into a 2005 2.0JTS GT easily enough? My JTS has be burning a lot of oil since I bought it and hasn’t been running well recently... a 156 is available to me and I’m thinking I might be as well to do an engine swap rather than spending a lot of...
  9. 1.8ts GT hits a wall at 5k revs

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have had this issue for a few months now, but don't encounter it often as I am usually sitting in traffic. In 2nd gear the car basically stops accelerating at just under 5k revs. In third gear it happens at just over 5k revs. Its not accompanied by a mcsf. If i keep the foot down it will...
  10. 156 1.8TS - inconsistent top end power

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I recently purchased an '04 156 1.8 TS (CF3) - it's done close to 200000km. I noticed today, under heavy acceleration (WOT) in 2nd gear, that above 5000rpm, it's as if the engine is delivering a very inconsistent power band. It's probably best described as hitting the rev limiter, though RPM is...
  11. Idle actuator 1.8ts where to buy?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, Normally I wander around on another section of the forum (939) but this time I'm trying to help out a friend of mine. We're having troubles to source a new idle actuator AR and BOSCH stopped to support. It concerns engine 32.201 (1.8ts) BOSCH 3 437 010 455 OEM (Alfa no.): 71713829 Any...
  12. 156 1.8TS CAM sensor

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi folks, After a bit of advice if possible. Went out in the car today, about 5min in the management light came on and it wouldn't rev past around 3000. Idles okay and drives fine other than the fact it won't go above 3000. Got home and stuck the reader on it and it reports the CAM sensor...
  13. 1.8TS parts in 1.6TS

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've just bought a 1.8 donor car that has a hole in the sump. I'm planning on using the intake manifold on my newer 1.6 as well as a lot of other parts, I was wondering if there was any parts I could use from a 1.8 in my car to help with performance, I'm a total beginner so camshafts and such is...
  14. Newb Clutch Question, Spider 1.8TS

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    All is well, first 2 weeks of ownership have completely justified my buying decision (at least to me!), even if the recent weather hasn't exactly been top down weather: but still have of course - the heater works very well, and that's what cabrios (& woolly hats!) are for... But now when I hop...
  15. 1.8TS GT standard exhaust sound.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I just got myself a GT. Love the car, but it has a somewhat boomy and "farty" exhaust note, fairly loud. The dealer I bought it from said they repaired a crack in it and it should be fine. So went back to them with the lambda (sorted), the mechanic told me they checked the exhaust for more...
  16. 1.8ts Supercharger curiosity

    General Alfa Discussion
    I was looking through the AutoDelta website (cos i was day dreaming), and a thought occurred.... How comes there isn't a supercharger option for 1.8 ts and only the bigger engines? Is it because the engine is weak, or the power you get back for cost or gearbox issues?
  17. Sticky shifter 156sw 1.8ts

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So far this has been intermittent, but no more. Still seems minor though. It's a bit hard to get it into 4th (5-speed) and harder still to get out of fourth. Other gears are fine, no grinding, vibration, or anything, and the stick centers fine when out of gear. Think just lubing will do the...
  18. Mainseal question - 156SW 1.8ts

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've got a big leak on the pulley/belt side. That's the front mainseal? I will probably have an independent garage/Alfa specialist do the repair, but I do have the option of renting a lift in the garage and doing it myself. Can anyone give an estimate of how many hours the garage is likely to...
  19. How rare are 75 1.8Ts?

    Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    How rare are 75 1.8Ts? Any one know how many sold in the UK or how many are still alive?
  20. 156 1.8TS will not start - FATAL fault code!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    TWO fault codes on MES screen - P1689 (stored) which can be cleared by F10 click, and P1688 (FATAL) which cannot be cleared. When I tried to start her up this afternoon, engine would not start, and the info display briefly showed a message 'EBD Failure' (I think: it was on display very briefly)...