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  1. 2.5L V6 Reverse Gear

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a 24v 2.5L V6 that I recently changed the clutch and timing belt on. It's back in the car and running great. However, I can no longer get reverse gear. I have seen various posts concerning problems with the gear stick bushes etc, so I disconnected the cables from the gear selector on...
  2. 156 24v 2.5L V6 Clutch Change

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I'm mid-way through changing the clutch on my 2.5L V6 and am having trouble installing the new clutch assembly. I've tried to re-assemble twice now and get to the same point each time and then get stuck. I'm wondering what little trick I might be missing. I have first installed the drive...
  3. 156 2.5L V6 running problem.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, Hope someone can help. I have an Alfa 156 2.5L V6 that I would like to get back on the road. The car starts OK but sounds a bit 'unhealthy' When you put the pedal to the floor only 2.5K revs can be achieved. Also, on the road, only between 20 and 25 MPH can be achieved. After spending...
  4. 156 2.5L V6 running problem.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I wonder if someone can help. I have an Alfa 156 2.5L V6 that I would like to get back on the road. A few years ago it developed a fault that several garages (and a £1000 later!!) could not get to the bottom of. Basically the car will start OK but sounds 'lumpy'. With the accelerator to...
  5. Leaking something vital - 156 2.5L V6

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys, After a big weekend - replacing brakes, radiator cross member (some panelbeater needs to be shot) and the main coolant hose, I'm still no closer to finding my oil leak! I have no idea where it is coming from, but it seems to be dripping from the AC compressor or possible some sort of...
  6. Possible fault diagnosis with 156 2.5l v6?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, After surging away from a set of lights a few months ago, the ol' beast has been suffering. As I accelerated, the car briefly juddered and the engine management light came on. The car continued to drive ok but I'm noticing a lack in performance.... Some of the other symptoms that seem...
  7. Upgrading 2.5L Plenum to 3.0L Plenum ?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Can you interchange the Plenum, Rocker Covers and Coil Plate from a 1998 - 156 - 2.5L V6 with the same parts coming off a 3.0L CF2 V6 from the same period? I've spoken to my Inde this morning and he doesn't think it would be a problem, but he has not done one. Has anyone done this and is it a...
  8. 156 2.5L V6 SW : my new daily !

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    Hi guys ! As promise weeks ago ... here's my new daily drive : 156 2.5L V6 SW Only 6 months after selling my GTV Cup, I'm back with a V6 !! :inlove: It's Vela blue with white/grey leather ... that's why I bought her, I really felt in love with this combo !! It's a ph2, with the new interior...
  9. looking for a 25l plastic drum/container

    South Africa
    Hi Im looking for a 25litre plastic container for fuel storage, anyones selling one or can point me to one.plastic companies only sell in bulk... :(
  10. 156 2.5L V6 Throttle Problem

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, can anyone out there help? Recently, after the car had been running perfectly, when I started the car outside my local supermarket it was running a bit lumpy and would not get above about 2000 revs. Power seriously down and limped home between 20/30mph. Diagnostic checks suggested a...
  11. 156 2.5l v6 limp mode!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi there, Can anyone help? I bought this car a few months ago and have been having a few problems with it. It sat for 6 weeks over the winter as i didn't need to use it at the time. I called the breakdown out and they charged the battery up for me and i was able to drive home. When i...
  12. Alfa Romeo 156 2.5L V6 won't start after short journeys.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Can anyone help I have a little problem. If I go on a short journey from cold, only a couple miles and stop get out lock the car, then come back with in 5 - 10 Mins she won't start, she turns over not a problem but just wont fire up. I have bump started her and she then runs fine not an issue...
  13. Wanted: 156 2.5L V6 Engine

    South Africa
    Hie Guys, Can anyone please help? Were can I get a recon 2.5L V6 Engine (2002 model)??? Engine No- AR32405 for a reasonable price. Are the japan auto engines reliable coz I don't think they have any guarantee!! Thanks
  14. K&N oil filters to suit 2.0TS AND 2.5l v6? (156)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys... looking to make oil filter changes on my 156 v6 (2004 cf3) a tad easier... if you have done it, you will know what i mean. the oem filter is too wide, and interfers with teh heat shield on the manifold cat, and it's way too tight to fit a band clamp filter removal tool... so, i...
  15. 156 2.5l sw - no cabin heat

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The car was stood for three weeks whilst we sorted out the bonnet. Fired it up, everything ok except - no heat from cabin heater? Coolant levels ok, coolant temperature ok just no heat !!! Ran it with the h/tank cap removed, some air came out but still no heat. How does the temperature...
  16. Changing oil filter on a 24V 2.5L 156.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, Can somebody tell me the easiest way to get at the oil filter on a 2.5 24V engine? On the 164 it is accessible by taking off the right front wheel, but no way could I get at it that way on the 156. Really well hidden! Ciao, Alex.
  17. Grey 2.5l V6 Sportwagon

    South Africa
    Okay spit it out! I saw a 2.5l V6 Sportswagon with a Serpeant Sticker on rear window and sticker on the side windows loaded on a flatbed truck! Looked like it was lowered and like it had yellow brake calipers... Who's car is it and more importantly, what the hell is wrong with...
  18. problems with my alfa 156 2.5l 24v v6 veloce

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    i had my 03 alfa 156 2.5l 24v v6 two days when i jet washed the engine whilst it was running about a couple of hours later i drove about 3 miles and the engine management warning comes on with a pic of the rad i had checked the water earlier so was confused so double checked it and it was fine...
  19. new alfa 156 2.5l v6 24v owner

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    hi my name is richard and ive just bought myself an alfa 156 2.5l v6 ive been thinking it was a huge mistake until i found this sight so hoping i form a good relationship with yourselves as well as my new car in the forthcoming future as ive only driven it twice and now its sat in the yard...
  20. Code control fault 156 2.5L auto 1999

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi there Alfisti, I have a code light on. I took it to the agents who reprogrammed the system and it worked for one day. Took it back again and again worked for one day!!! Now I am having to use the emergency pedal system to start it, and that is a PITA. The car has an after market alarm system...