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  1. Carburetor fuel drip

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hello I have had a few issues recently with my Nord 105 engine. uneven and sputtering acceleration 'popping' from exhaust spitting from carbs this doesn't appear to happen everytime i am in the car. Some days it runs fine, other days, usually when cold, it has this problem i noticed when...
  2. Alfa 159i 1.9jts Lack of power and backfiring on cold start

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've had my car to 3 different alfa agents, where some said that the cam chain has streched and others say that the tensioner is failty. Diagnostics says that the exhaust cam timing is out. So I bought a new tensioner, had it fitted and still I'm sitting with the same issue of the car backfiring...
  3. Loud tapping noise from 1.7 16v, strange revving and backfiring

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi all, I fired up my RSR today for the first time in around 2 months. When I started it up I expected it to be a bit tappy until the heads filled with oil but 5 mins later it was still tapping and getting worse so I shut it off. Checked the basics (oil, plug leads etc.) and all seemed fine...
  4. My 156 is, What seems like backfiring...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hiya, I have had My 156 for the last few months, all has been good, but now it is giving me grief...:eek: It has started to suffer from lack of power, with the start up being rough, well it runs rough most of the time... :rant: So I have recently taken out the coilpack, and spark plugs to...
  5. Alfa 146 - Backfiring when the weather is cold

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Hi all I have just recently bought an Alfa 146 1.4 litre which i taught was running perfect when i bought it but i am having trouble when the weather is cold. When i start it up the car backfires and splutters and there is a massive loss in power nearly to the extent of the car stalling... Can...
  6. Misfiring/ backfiring when cold

    Alfa 145 & 146
    My 1.4 ts has recently developed this problem but seems to be getting worse, basically until she's at 90' temp she coughs splutters farts backfires etc where she's almost undriveable ( kangaroos etc no power) then when at temp no probs I first that lambda but then realized lambda dosnt control...
  7. backfiring

    South Africa
    backfiring (exhaust spitting flames) is sooooo cool i :confused: if it is possible to install/tune to a non turbo vehicle if yes wht is required??? would like to install to 156 2.0 ts:D if not :rant::cry:
  8. Backfiring - 1989 Spider S3

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I'm getting a loud backfire from my Spider when on the overrun. Just like a loud gunshot. I am aware that leaks in the exhaust can cause this, but the system is new and I cannot find any leaks. I am experiencing a bit of rough running when on part throttle at low engine speeds - almost as if it...
  9. revs dying and backfiring.

    Alfa 145 & 146
    HI all, I have started to get a problem with my 146 1.8ts. First thing in the morning and after I have let it stand for a while this happens, while driving it will suddenly lose power and start to backfire. this only happens for a few hundred meters or so, but I think its getting worse. Also...
  10. 146 backfiring and stalling

    Alfa 145 & 146
    My fathers T reg 146 has started to backfire and stall. Doesn't happen that often but it's causing him some concern - especially as he was looking to sell it soon! The car has only done 34k and has been serviced every year since new. Does anyone know what the cause of this problem could be...
  11. Its Not Starting, Backfiring and Spitting Rust everywhere!!

    Alfa 155
    Hi Guys, In need of help again, Q4 is built up and by the looks of everything its ready to go, however its refusing to start, I turn the ignition on and first I hear a clicking noise from some sort of device connected to the breather hose which comes off the main inlet pipe to the manifold...
  12. Backfiring?

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Does anyones Boxer (or any other alfa) backfire when either going downhill on tickover or trundling along in 2nd/3rd?