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  1. Help me diagnose bad fuel consumption - 147

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    It's a 147 diesel 16V - 140HP variant with a remap to about 175HP. I've got MES and I suspect something is wrong due to my poor fuel consumption. Which values should I check on diagnosis to see if there is indeed something wrong, perhaps a drop in pressure, vacuum leak, airflow? It's the free...
  2. The Good but Bad news Thread

    Alfa Giulia
    This one will require a bit of thinking but could be good fun... try to post something that is both a good news and a bad news about the Giulia. For example... Since the launch of the Giulia, we see more Alfa Romeo then ever Get it?... another one then: From the back, you can’t tell if...
  3. REALLY bad front tyre wear

    Alfa Giulietta
    :disappointed: Hey all, I'm getting some really bad tyre wear on the front of the car. The inner front right, in particular, is bad - as you can see in the image. So, some background. Got the G - no obvious issues on any tyres. Dropped it on Eibach and B4s. 20mm spacers rear and 16mm spacers...
  4. Good news and bad news....

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Back again. And great news, my beloved Aria passed her mot and is good to go for another year, theres a couple of advisories. I'll get back to that. The bad news. Literally 1 day has gone by since she passed the mot, and the rear left light won't switch off. The lights are off, the engine...
  5. GT 1.9 JTD bad noise through seats

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Looking for some help with my GT cloverleaf. I’ve had a noise/vibration coming from my GT for a few weeks now. I’ve taken it to tyre specialists who over the past few weeks have tried fixes such as balancing, aligning, changing my tyres and nothing seems to work. I’ve now put 4 new tyres on my...
  6. alfa 156 cf3 2.5 to 3.2 swap bad cold start

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hello, Recently I have swapped 3.2 177kw engine into my 156 2.5 CF3 and i have trouble starting the car when cold. Takes about 3 5 second attempts to start. Next starts are fine. Once started runs great. Even lambda values look ok. Did this swap basing on some older thread in this forum...
  7. How bad can it be to lose your one and only key?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Im keeping a close watch on my sole, red key for my 166, with occasional cold sweats. The cost of duplication appears prohibitive. If I lose it, are we talking anything beyond a change of barrel and door locks? For some reason I am sure I read somewhere that I have to have the ECU changed? What...
  8. JTD 81kw (147) bad MPG (29,7 combined)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've had the issue of high consumption in a while and nothing really seems to help it. The board computer says 10.1l/100 km (28 MPG), but by filling the tank full, driving for 410 km and topping up again, 39 liters fit, which calculates to 9.5l/100 or almost 30 MPG, which is better than the...
  9. How bad a Cat S was this ?

    Alfa Giulia
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/223531790139?ul_noapp=true Was it someones from on here ?
  10. Bad injectors

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello. I have a problem. My alfa 159 2.4 200hp has a really bad start. I figured out that this could be a faulty injector. I lookt how they work with multiecuscan. But sadly i‘m not quite shure wich is faulty. Maby someone out here could help me? I add pics (first pich.1-4injectors, pich. 2...
  11. Why would this be a bad deal?

    Alfa Stelvio
    Was mulling a few things over as you do when you’ve 2 Alfa’s that you love one month and hate the next. Came across what looks like a good deal on a Milano from Beechdale. Maybe there’s a lot of options need adding, but not knowing a lot about finance, it’s only 24 months, so is it likely you’d...
  12. Injector rates, bad idle

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi my 1.9 jtdm black line runs a but rough on idle and around 1500rpm I'm suspecting one of the injector is faulty I have a computer on it and the injector rates ale all over the place dose any one have any info on what it should be so I can reference it to my readings and any other fault's that...
  13. Clover leaf possible bad body module

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi all. And back again with yet another fault. This time we are struggling to fix it. Firstly a month or so ago the car started fine. Drive for about 100yards and died. Steering issue, no abs, fuel cut unavailable. Etc etc. No flashing mileage though. So I paid for the multiecuscan and...
  14. Bad news. And good

    General Motoring Discussion
    https://drivetribe.com/p/hundreds-of-maserati-and-fiat-500l-DVLqAZxLSKyldBOMjqOxug?iid=IBSemCZXRhC3TttL4uC3Fw After all, who cares about the Fiat 500L?
  15. Bad Move

    Alfa Giulia
    ITV 8.00 Rubbish programme but my wife loves it. I do now, snogger off Strictly racing about in a Giulia Q.
  16. GTV V6 3L modded bad bhp

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello guys, I'm actually struggling with my GTV. I've installed 3.2 cams with 3.2 timing tools, act carbon plenum and FPEL. Power at high rpm is really bad with 206 bhp at the crank at max (not on wheels)... Dyno attached. Torque seems good until 4k rpm where the 3.2 cams are supposed to...
  17. 147 water ingress from a bad wing seal - advice

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello! I have, after a lot of investigation, came to the conclusion my water ingress to the sill and therefore the soaked passenger footwell is caused by a badly sealed outer wing. I have sealed with silicone around the A-pillar and the sill itself, but the vertical joint seen in picture 5...
  18. 166 bad for rust...??

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Well at long last I'm collecting my 166 2.0TS on Weds morning, proper looking forward to it :party:! Took a few days more for True Alfa Ltd to get it through the MOT but all essential things now done inc new front Brembo discs & pads so no complaints at all. But with winter fast approaching I'm...
  19. MCSF in 3rd @ 100 kmh WOT, 1st gear no boost, very low air mass readings, BAD MPG

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Parts changed in March: MAP Sensor Overboost valve (Pierburg) New MAF fitted and tried, still low readings - two months ago. Issues the car has: - First gear seems to have no boost at all, other gears need some time to get up to boost and then the car pulls; not as it should but still the...
  20. Alfa Romeo 156 2.0 JTS Bad Boy The Selespeed

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello friends, Problem description: When driving the car at high speed and switching to lower gears just at rare braking situations - everything works OK. When driving the car at lower speeds (throught city) and idling on red lights the selespeed will start to struggle with changing gears...
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