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  1. Mmmph, grrr, aaargh! (A cautionary tale)

    Alfa GTA
    I was hoping this would be a nice post about how straightforward it was relocating the gearbox after a clutch change. It all lined up nicely using a trolley jack, and then I used some cut down studs from a DIY store with bolts on to carefully guide the box into place by doing up the bolts a few...
  2. 147 Selespeed wont turn over - aaargh

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My wife is currently stuck at Tesco's. All was well until she stopped at the bottle bank and now the car wont start again or even turn over. The Selespeed indicates neutral and the pump runs up OK when the door is opened. All the lights work and there are no warnings notified but the engine...
  3. Aaargh! what have I done.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I replaced the drivers side wishbone about a week ago, which involved loosening the three nuts at the top of the strut. So just this evening I went to check the tightness of these three nuts. I went to tighten one a little further as I thought it was a tad loose. SNAP!! The f**king bolt/stud...
  4. Aaargh, how low?

    Alfa GTA
    I think I need highering? What do you think?
  5. AAARGH Dam you cold weather!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Started my car this morning to go to work, car was well frozen up, only got round the corner and it flashed up VDC system failure (I think it said VDC!) Then ABS sytem failure, go to dealers! Now what i'm thinking is as the car has sat there all night how can it just have two major faults...
  6. 147 1.6 Sump plug spins Aaargh!!!!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just about to complete an oil change and whilst cleaning around the sump plug hole, bits of metal fall out.:eek: Then, horror of horrors, sump plug, although it screws in, keeps on spinning.:cry: Time for a new sump or Tap and helicoil Damn, blast. All 5 previous oil changes (not all on...
  7. Speed bumps AAARGH!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 156 sw must of hit a speed bump hard! (i know it was the wife but she knows nothing about it!!??!) Could see something hanging down underneath, (the car, not the wife) Took it to ATS, The sump has hit the bump,and the part of the housing that has the bracket fitted to it has been ripped off...
  8. 147 Cambelt goes bang aaargh

    General Alfa Discussion
    Our 147 cambelt has broken at 44,000m and taken all the valves with it. This seems really early. Anyone else had the same problem? The annoying thing is it's just out of warranty and secondly Alfa refused to do anything about it because it's last service was not at a dealer. The reason being...
  9. AAARGH!!! the disappointment

    General Alfa Discussion
    my wife and i just collected the new (ish) sportwagon. Its beautiful, but... as she was driving it home it became apparent that the engine was misfiring badly; it would go from stuttering along with no power, to full normal performance, and somewhere in between at random. Called the dealership...