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  1. Alfa Giulia
    I fear I need to eat my words posted in: https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/general-alfa-discussion/1176823-andquot-advanced-efficiency-modeandquot.html#post17413037 Last week, the view I held was that in advanced efficiency mode the 3 activated cylinders producing the power required to maintain...
  2. South Africa
    Hi, Can anyone possibly recommend a good advanced driving course in JHB? I'm looking at taking my family for a proper course, as driving in JHB nowadays is like a constant dodgem exercise. I'd also like to be able to use our own cars at the training, so I'd prefer to avoid one of the individual...
  3. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Afternoon all, Quick question....... Last weekend I did a cambelt change and balance belt change (along with changing the relevant tensioners), Upon setting the timing up (tdc with dial gauge and cam locks) I noticed that my inlet cam was out by roughly 5 degrees. I've reset it all back as it...
  4. Alfa Giulietta
    I may just be very thick as I thought I had auto fold mirrors when I didn't in a previous post, but I can't find all the advanced options on the Trip like setting the sensitivity of my auto lights and wipers and there's supposed to be others like turn start stop off (not including the dash...
  5. General Motoring Discussion
    Anyone done it? I've just paid up and am waiting to arrange my assessment before training and test. I've been meaning to do it for years. Sure there is some stuff to learn, and I've heard some insurers may offer reduced premium.. Olly. .
  6. General Motoring Discussion
    I have been driving accident free from day one so I now have 13 years NCB (only 8 in the UK) but, I think that taking an advanced driving test would be both useful and enjoyable. I had a quick look, prices are not cheap averaging £150 on either track or public roads. On a track should be more...
  7. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Anyone else on here tried this yet? I've tried the diesel variant twice now and both times have genuinely noticed an improvement in the way the car drives when I've run about quarter of the tank through. To be honest I've not really seen any benefits when I've used fuel additive cleaners in...
  8. General Alfa Discussion
    just got my email from IAM / Fiat offering discounts (deposits paid, reduced PCP rate) on new Alfas. Anyone taken advantage of this? Any 'gotchas'?
  9. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    got a 400ml bottle of this stuff for my 1.9 JTDm Instructions on the bottle are as follows: Specifically formulated for Common Rail Engines Use only as directed in compression ignition engines. Add one 400ml bottle of Forte Advanced Formula Diesel Treatment to contents of a diesel tank of up...
  10. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    For Christmas i was given a voucher to go and do an Advanced Driving Course on a Racetrack in Sydney (Oran Park). And today was the day that i went. Learn't a lot about the car, realised that 5km/h (3miles/hour) makes a big difference in stopping distance. Did a slalom which was a lot of fun...
  11. General Alfa Discussion
    I'm doing this on Friday: Ride Drive, High Performance Course, Advanced Driving, Car Handling, S03PM Basically a couple of hours on a track / unused airfiled, then the rest of the day on the roads, learning good habits to get the most out of my car under the guidance of a police trainer (all...
  12. General Alfa Discussion
    Was thinking of doing one, looked at the IAM website but wondered if anyone else has done one? If so, who with, what was it like etc? Cheers! :xmas:
  13. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have put my alfa 147 selespeed in for cam belt change and my mech has come back to me to say alfa dealer parts dept have said he needs to fit a new advanced variator at the same time, this will cost an additional £250 quid with parts and labour. He has fitted many new cams on alfas and never...
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello everybody. I'm the fortunate owner of a 147 JTD 140 (well, actually not very fortunate, since to the end of November a MB van crashed against the back of my bella and it is still at the garage... :( ) Anyway, I think that the original music system of my 147 is not specially good...
  15. Alfa 155
    hola ppl, just thought i share this with you guys and seek your advise/opinions. my mechanic was fooling around with my cam settings recently and he decided to experiment on the cam settings (maybe i should start charging him for these wild experiments). i don't know the exact settings but it's...
  16. General Alfa Discussion
    http://www.theaa.com/allaboutcars/vi_advanced_warranty_check.html right i think is time to start car hunting. but as there are harly any 145 cloverleafs about in my area for sale, i think it might be worth a call to the aa and help me out. I feel this might be worth £260 and you get 3 months...
  17. Alfa 155
    can anyone provide me some details on places to buy an advanced variator (that cam thing) for 155.. online. I got the exact part code 60666199, but who sells them. The local dealer is asking toooooo much for it. Also is there and repair kit avaliable for the variator. I'm fed up with the disel...
  18. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Work is a bit slow this afternoon, so I have a little browse of the Autodelta website. I don't really understand the motivation behind modifying cars, I must admit, so your guess is as good as mine as to why I looked at the 166 engine tuning page. I have found out that for the princely sum of...
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