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  1. When did they update the early multiair?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi All, Had 2 previous Alfa’s, now need more doors than a GT & a Brera can provide. Want a Giulietta 1.4 multiair Veloce. Can anyone please tell me when the Multiair unit was updated in early G’s? On a budget so want to protect myself as much as possible from the dreaded fault. (Know it...
  2. Going to look at a Mito, need some advice.

    Alfa MiTo
    Thinking of getting back on the Alfa train (last had a 147 9 years ago, and a Brera before that), and I've got my eye on a 2011 Mito 1.4 TB MultiAir 135 Sprint 3dr TCT Automatic advertised at a local dealer ( https://www.motors.co.uk/car-53701603/ ) . Due to medical problems I have to have an...
  3. Buying car advice – mix of miles and kilometres common for Mito?

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi Everyone, Currently, I am looking to buy an Alfa Giulietta or Mito with a £5k limit (I am a Vauxhall owner and never owned an Alfa Romeo before so i hope this doesn't sound too stupid). I have been looking for about 3 weeks now and have been to see a few different Alfa’s (Yes I am being...
  4. Spider JTS electric roof advice

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hope it's okay to post this here, as there doesn't seem to be an appropriate heading for this model in the technical advice forum. I'm thinking of buying a 2008 JTS Spider (the 1997 916 finally needs to find an owner that has the skills to look after it better!) from a reputable dealer, but the...
  5. V6 3.2 GT - small oil leak driver's (right side)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, I've got a leak which looks like it's coming from around the camshaft area of the front bank of my GT's V6. Any ideas what it could be and more importantly, how much it's likely to break my bank? There's no "Mayo" residue build up on the oil filler cap which makes me think (hope) it's...
  6. All advice welcome

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello every one! Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this. I am a car salesman and our garage has recently taken over the Alfa Romeo franchise in our area. I am to be the Alfa Romeo specialist and will be put on courses/launches etc. to improve my knowledge on them but my question is - What...
  7. '87 Alfetta advice

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hello, I've recently run across an '87 Alfetta that appears to be pretty solid and complete (minus a bit of linkage at the Webber's). Any feedback on what area(s) I should look at before I write the check? How difficult will it be to locate parts? Also, I'm 6'2" and around 190 lbs. Will I be...
  8. GT...Do I don't I?..- ..advice please!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys, A couple of years ago I had an 05 GT 1.9JTD in Rosso red which like a fool (Doh!) I sold (even though it had its issues) and replaced it with a 987 Boxster which was boring and nothing like as nice to own or live with so I sold it quickly. Since then I have been looking for another GT...
  9. Advice needed for 147

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a 147 Mjet Lusso 16v 05 plate and I love it, best car I've owned. However in the 2 years I've owned it I've spent a small fortune on repairs and breakdowns. The problem I have is the family mechanic is reluctant to do anymore work on it as every time he fixes it he recommends that I sell...
  10. Alfa 156 1.8 Twinspark Turbo project.. advice on what downpipe?

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Greetings friends ! Right now i am collecting some parts for my 156 1.8 Twinspark engine. My plan is to build a turbo upon this engine. I already have a turbo and manifold from an alfa 156 jtd 16v. I would like to have (if there is chance) some small advice on downpipe/the rest of the exhaust...
  11. Advice on buying 3.2 GT

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've been looking at dipping my toe into Alfa ownership for a while now and found myself looking at GT 3.2 V6s. There's a few kicking around on ebay and auto trader at the moment, it seems £4k gets you into one that's a bit tired and the top end is around £7k. Many of them seem to have had...
  12. ICE Advice

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Question about an amp. Not planning on fitting it to the car but just want to have a play, test it if you like before I pass it on. Part of a job lot I've recently bought is an RT202 Amp & KFC2503 speaker, so I'll assume it is set in "sub-woofer" single channel/speaker mode. For the purposes of...
  13. viewed a GT today with crushed sills - advice required

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I viewed a 1.9 jtdm GT today, which drove well, no issues I could see with engine and mechanicals, interior was fine, paint in general was ok, with a few scuffs and scratches that could be improved with the polishing mop and made more presentable, but would require bodyshop and paint to be...
  14. 156 1.8 TS rear shock Ridex Stark - Advice please

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello The rear shocks of my 156 1.8 TS (may 1998 . 144cv) are in the end of its life and I´m thinking to replace them. I started to search online and in the midle of everything I found two low cost models that say that they are adjustable... Ridex - 854S1719 Stark - SKSA-0130119 Does anyone...
  15. Bumper scratch repair advice

    Car Detailing
    A wonderful neighbour has given my Brera a new scar on the rear wheelarch/bumper. It’s all I can see now! Whilst I’m reasonably handy at moderate DIY I’ve never done any paintwork on a car. Would like to have a go myself but want to make sure I take the correct approach so would welcome some...
  16. EGR Delete - Advice?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, I'm going to be picking up my new (to me) Giulietta tomorrow. It's a 2013 JTDM 140. It's been remapped by Autolusso to 180bhp, and it's had an EGR delete. This will be my first diesel, and to be honest I'm not 100% sure what the EGR delete does, and what the benefits and/or drawbacks...
  17. Any aircon experts, advice needed?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I bought a manifold gauge set from Amazon as I was keen to get to grips with how the aircon works. I had a read of this guide and it all seems to make sense, high and low pressure side is in the sort of range I'd expect to see but just for the hell I added a puff of gas, quite happy. Thing is...
  18. Which Mito model should I purchase and modification advice.

    Alfa MiTo
    Good evening all. I am a prospective mito buyer. I had initially wanted an abarth 500 however money doesnt allow so I'm looking towards a mito as they seem to have the same engine, possibly, I'm not sure hence why I'm here. From the research I've gathered I want to avoid the 135 and 170...
  19. Possibly returning to Alfa ownership - need buying advice

    Alfa Giulietta
    Evening all, I used to own a 159 2.0 JTDM Ti that I loved and spent many a penny maintaining but ultimately it had to go for something much bigger sadly. Well... I recently found my old car, that I traded in against a new X-Trail (surprisingly good load carrier), minus the front end as some...
  20. Looking for some advice on buying a used Giulietta

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi everyone So right now I have a 1.4L Grande Punto, which I've had since I passed my test 7 years ago. I'm looking to get another car, and the Giulietta is my first choice. I have a few questions though. Firstly, I live in an area with a lot of hills, and often drive it around town. But...
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