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  1. Changing shocks affect height? - Pictures

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I am about to order a set of Koni Str.T for my 147 TS and I am wondering if this will affect the car's sitting height. Another alfaowner (fruity) keeps posting that he got a 1 or 1.5cm height rise only on the front with orange konis. I had the reverse problem on my 147 when fitted Bilstein B4s...
  2. How much does knackered suspension affect the ride?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 147 is showing all the symptoms of tired wishbone bushes (squeaking and creaking etc) my questions is how much does this affect the ride quality? The ride is really not very good at the moment and I'm hoping a suspension refresh (wishbones, shocks and shock mounts) will improve things.
  3. Thinking of adding tyre pressure monitor valves, could they affect wheel balance?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello guys, Thinking of buying these as part of a gearbest order, they seem to have good reviews and would be handy to keep an eye on tyre pressures 4Pcs Air Pressure Monitor Indicator Alert Valve Stem Cap 2.4Bar-3.60 and Free Shipping| Do you think they could affect wheel...
  4. Does front lower suspension rear bush replacement affect tracking?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Have to replace my inner track rod ends but MOT also said lower rear bush has play but not a fail. Thinking of replacing with a polybush on both sides. Just wondering if I need to do it at the same time as track rods as I will get the wheel alignment done after or if I can wait and do it later...
  5. Piper cross induction affect on 147

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Newbie paddy with english name again! 147 rehuild by novice! Ahum. Indulge me please! Lol. Had dirty maf n cleaned it without disconnection upon chugging after car aution! Bought new and all filters. Installed new maf n car refused to idle n die! Note I did not disconnect battery. Panic insued...
  6. Electric seats affect wing mirror replacement?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, Someone knocked the drivers side wing mirror off my 159. They are the electric folding type I have been trying to source a replacement and spoke to a company who asked me if my car had electric seats, which it does. Does anyone know if this makes a difference and if so, to what? The...
  7. Will taking the cat off affect the running off the car ECU/Lambada?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Its an option I'm considering if the exhaust cannot be made to sound a bit meatier. I didn't consider that this would affect the car in any way until someone mentioned it on another thread. Will it cause me problems?
  8. 159 lowering springs - will it affect headlight level

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys, I see that there are numerous spring kits ou there , all with different levels of height lowering front to rear , wondering if any of you have managed to gain headlamp sustenance rather than lose some ( as the 159 lamp distance is poor enough ) , any advice greatly received
  9. Did The Well Documented Problems With Alfa Red Paint Affect The GT Too?

    General Alfa Discussion
    I’ve seen a 2008 model I might be interested in but I’m a little worried.
  10. Faulty EGR / Injector affect on economy ?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, Car is in the dealer at the the moment due to poor pickup and idle - they've found the EGR to be sticking and one injector playing up. I realise these will be hindering performance but wondered if i could expect to see any improvement in economy with these items replaced? I only ever...
  11. Does replacing a major panel affect a car's value?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    This may sound like a stupid question but I really have no clue about this sort of thing. I have a low mileage 1999 2.0 TS 156 which is running beautifully. However, it has a bad dent in the bonnet where some idiot in a truck backed over me at a petrol station (the day before our wedding - as...
  12. duplex exhaust - will this affect performance

    Tuning & Upgrades
    I'm on the verge of getting a duplex exhaust for my V6 GT but before I take the plunge, can anyone give a little more info on how the additional tailpipes could affect performance in a negative way, ie through back pressure. I'm looking at either the Ragazzon or the Alfatune system. Thanks
  13. Can idle stepper affect starting?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Just wondering, if my idle control valve is acting up, would it affect starting? My car turns over lots before it starts and I usually need to put my foot on the accelerator before it starts. When it does start, the idle usually takes a while to catch, when it does it seems to idle fine. Every...
  14. Tipex cambelt change affect on performance?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Had my 2.5 156 for just over 6 months now and still enjoying it immensely. I noticed that when accelerating hard there is often a slight lag or hesitation before the power kicks back in when changing from 1st to second at high revs. When I took the car to Alfaworkshop for it's first service...
  15. How did your ICE upgrade affect the insurance?

    ICE & Blue&Me
    I tried a forum search and found no answer, so forgive me if this has been answered before. I am looking to upgrade my Brera's standard radio (56 plate model) to a Pioneer with sat nav and bluetooth as recommended by several here. My question is how did this affect your insurance premium, if...
  16. Can really cold weather affect an immobiliser?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I’ve been having problems starting my 147 all winter – as soon as it gets covered in snow, or the temp gets much below freezing it won’t start – as soon as it’s had a couple of hours in a warm garage with a heater blasting away at the front end it starts just fine… When it gets too cold the...
  17. Does a Chip on a 2.0TS affect engine life?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Does chipping or remapping your 2.0TS engine affect the engine life or does it put more strain on the engine or other parts reducing life?
  18. DNA control affect suspension?

    Alfa MiTo
    Does anyone know if the suspension stiffness is affected my the DNA switch? From the brochures etc, it does not mention it. But i've also read in some reviews that it does? I've tried it myself, and maybe psychologically, normal and all-weather modes are less stiff? But sometimes, i feel there...
  19. Will having a remap affect resale?

    General Alfa Discussion
    My 147 has been remapped, my question is..will this put off potential buyers when i eventually come to sell? (if i sell privately) or will this be a good selling point? I know i can have the map taken off but some buyers may like it, but on the other they may think it has been thrashed (which it...
  20. Does coolant percentage affect level?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    A few months back I replaced my thermostat - it didn't seem to make much difference to be honest. I refilled the system with this stuff: Halfords Advanced Antifreeze 5 litres from Halfords Price £20.99 looks pretty good (hopefully suitable) and I probably used around a 40% coolant mix, maybe...