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  1. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My elderly 156 starting to age......noticed the boot wasn't opening as smoothly....the dampers had broken at the bottom....as a tight ass I just cable tied them. This ok ??
  2. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Greetings, my car is unwell, bought it for my wife as a little run around, and she doesn't like it now because ... Compression Test is revealing 1 @ 125psi, 2 @ 90psi, 3 @ 175psi ans 4 @ 210psi ! Motor Control System Failure (MCSF) error code is displayed. Runs well at 80KPH+on freeway, as...
  3. Alfa 164 & 166
    Really lazy post here in case anyone has been here done this and I can save an hour or two... There's a sporadic short in a driver's seat motor which sounds randomly for a few seconds as I'm careering along. Any ideas welcome!
  4. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Does anyone know if the wiper linkage and motor from a; ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA 2.0 JTDM. part number : 50509397 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/143327767393?ul_noapp=true will fit a 2003 JTD 147. Thanks in advance.
  5. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just brought a 156 salespeed after driving it 200 odd kms I noticed it had a crunching sound going into 3rd gear more of a loud click shifting down from 4th. I guess my question is will it be the gearbox or the selespeed system itself should I change the oil?
  6. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    SOLD: 2003 Alfa 156 veloce 1.8 TS saloon 110k on the clock. Cam belt done by Autolusso 2017. Generally good condition, the all important floor pan seems solid (see last pic showing the usual vulnerable area). Paintwork is OK from a distance but there are various scratches and scuffs (latter...
  7. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, I have a slight problem. Bought a cheap 156 JTS 20L for its engine as my spider chucked a piston through the engine. Fitted the engine and driveshaft's. Engine runs great but when I tighten up the nuts that hold the driveshaft's onto the hub the hub does not move. Loosen the bolts and the...
  8. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, Ive got a 2003 Alfa 147, Im trying to find out what the name of the paint is and its code, The colour of the paint is a kind of green/gold pearlescent colour, all help is appreciated, Kind Regards Dale
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I’m having an issue with my 156 JTS Selespeed, and I’m hoping someone can steer my in the right direction. I had noticed over the last couple of days the car had developed a vibration through the steering wheel, that seemed to get louder and more intense as the vehicle speed increased...
  10. Alfa 164 & 166
    A bit random and scary here! If I have the 166 idling, and turn on the wipers or windscreen washer - the car stops dead! Just hope it doesn't decide to do it on the road! Any theories welcome! PJ
  11. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So when I bought my 147 the odometer was flashing. The radio was changed and it needed a new battery. Sorted. Any advice on getting the flashin to stop maybe DIY or some3that won't break the bank. Thank you in advance. Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Alfa`s expert my friend got a 156 1.8 2003 recently , i noticed that the center dashboard screen displays a wrong information , as when he opens the Left Front Door , the screen says Right Front door is open , and verses vise , we don`t know what the previous owner had done with the car...
  13. Alfa 164 & 166
    One of the front springs on my 166 turns out to be broken. However, the garage says 'someone' has changed the original, probably to lower slightly. I will replace the lot with standard issue. Would be grateful if anyone has any comment or advice about this. Thanks! PJ
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi all, I have an unusual issue with my 2003 147. The car starts up as normal but on the second restart I will get the following error message " ASR bulb anomaly" and the warning triangle lights up this will stay on regardless.Once the car is turned off and left for a few hours the error will...
  15. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I was having an engine fitted by bob the builder he lost the rubber seal or seals on the big silver screw that's on the flexi pipe at the back of the engine just below the power steering reservoir. Picture below. Two questions does the fitting go clockwise or anticlockwise and can I use a bit...
  16. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi. Just attempted replacing the turbo on my diesel 147 16v. Tough job for a non mechanic but job done. Now the questions. I put oil into the inlet pipe of the turbo and turned it by hand. Used turbo off a 80000 miles engine which was running perfectly that I bought for £100 including gearbox...
  17. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Can anybody tell me what colour my test emblem should be? It's the swivel cover to the black pastic lock mechanism. It looks like it was black only but very faded. I want it as original as possible so want to know if it should be coloured or black. Would appreciate any help. Many thanks Steve
  18. Alfa 164 & 166
    Does anyone have a likely tip for this? My cigarette lighter (aka sat nav feed) has power when ignition on and in the ACCESSORY position. But it goes dead with the motor started. This was an intermittent fault for a while, usually cured by stopping, switching off, and restarting. Any ideas...
  19. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All Not been on here for a long long time but my 147 keeps soldiering on ( still on original exhaust). However the OS door handle hinge broke the other day and I am just a little confused as to which part to buy? From doing a search it would appear the part I need also fits a Fiat 500 and...
  20. Introduce Yourself
    Hi Canadian Alfa Owner and pleased to be here. My name is Larry and I am new to the forum. I have recently brought in the first 2003 Alfa GTA 147 3.2 L V6 in North America from Japan and fully legal and drivable by MTO . Car is a beauty but sadly I will need to part ways with it. Pleased to...
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