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  1. Crash bang wallop!!

    Alfa Giulia
    There I was minding my own business watching the footie when I head a loud bang, looked up and saw a part of a inner wing on the road. run outside to see a Blo==y Vauxhall in the kerb and a large dent among others in my drivers side 1/4 panel, also damage to the side of the bumper and the...
  2. 156 engin went bang

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi there, My X reg 156 2.0 twin spark sportwagon's engine has failed with what looks like serious bearing failure. The local garage is doing a investigation just to see what the extent of the damage is but it doesn't look hopeful. The car is in pretty good nick, steering arms done...
  3. My diff has gone BANG!!

    Alfa GTA
    Evening folks, I'm after some friendly advice regarding a suspected diff failure…. I pulled out onto a dual carriageway this afternoon, in first gear, put my foot down and BANG! I lose all drive and the car jolts a couple of times quite violently as I come to a stop. I turn the engine off and...
  4. Mito best bang for your buck

    Alfa MiTo
    coming back to Alfa after a long holiday with some crap cars in between. After many months hassle with a type s civic 2.2 Ctdi i was looking for a replacement, on autotrader using the filter options i had a budget of around 5k. I set no older than 6 years, no more than 60k miles 0-60, between...
  5. Loud bang noise when moving on full lock

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi everyone need some help. I was just pulling into a parking bay when I heard a loud bang and I felt it in the steering wheel. I thought mabe I ran over a bottle or something. Check out side nothing. I then get back in the car to leave and notice that is banged again and the steering seemed...
  6. 2016 starting with a bang (rear window failiure)

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Morning and a (Happy) new year. I was driving home at around 1:30am down the A30 and my rear window effectively exploded. It was very loud, and glass is now spread over the A30 near Chiverton Cross and my rear parcel shelf / seats. The timing could have been worse as I had just dropped off some...
  7. Bang from under car

    Alfa Giulietta
    I have just got back from taking a mate on a test drive in my G. During a bit of enthusiatic cornering in D mode, whilst accelerating out of a tightish bend at about 35mph there was a loud bang from under the car. Not sure what it was, I looked in the mirror and I couldn't see anything bouncing...
  8. bang thud

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    is the noise coming from the 147's suspension!!!!!!!!! Not sure if its front or back, but the rear arms, bushes, links have all been changed. The front upper bushes changed and there is no movement from any of them when a pry bar is used on them. Changed the exhaust rubbers as some were...
  9. Disconcerting bang when engine stalls

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    It has taken a while to get used to the 1.9 TD engine after smooth and flexible V6 petrol engines in Mazdas. One thing I have found a bit worrying is the occasional stall when pulling off or reversing, accompanied by a loud bang. It sounds really quite dramatic, although the car restarts...
  10. Huge bang now hard to get into gear?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, Car's been fine, no probs at all, for the first few weeks of my ownership. I've driven around 700 miles in it without a single issue. Over the weekend, when driving down a dual carriage approaching lights, I stuck it into neutral and heard a lot of light scraping/ticking and -...
  11. Life after Death...and the Big Bang.. utter madness

    Alfa GTA
    History first ....5 months ago my pride and joy of getting a 3.2 GT at top price with full main dealer service history and using it for a pitiful 6 months turned :cry::cry::cry: into a major disaster...it threw a conrod..yep major big bang :confused: something that throws your senses into...
  12. Bounncey bouncey, bang! Rear spring advice please.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Loaded the trusty GTV up to the max for a 1500 mile road trip (Brighton to Isle of Mull) last week. She didn't miss a beat but it was a bit too much for one of the rear springs (yes it was my side - still carrying my winter layer...). Anyway, rear tyre scraping inside wheel arch when I go over...
  13. Bang, and the diff is gone.

    South Africa
    So I'm now a statistic. Pulled away gently from a traffic light on Victoria Embankment, wet road, driving gently, on my way to a tender briefing with a client running 20 minutes early so not rushing. Bang, no drive. Pushed the car out the road, observed the oil pouring out under the car...
  14. Engine went bang

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hello all My engine decided to drop its guts on the A38 yesterday at 60mph, so id like to guage opinions on what may have caused it, and where to go from here! What i know (which may be irrelevant).. The engine has always been a bit noiser than i think it should be and i was on my way to the...
  15. Potential diff issue!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Evening... An issue has raised its ugly head it would seem... And I need the collected wisdom of the board to help me diagnose it... Turning right today, from a stand still there was an almightly clonk from the front end (felt like the drivers side, but hard to tell). Wasn't doing anything...
  16. Cam belt went bang - v6 6500rpm.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Well, a really naff end to the day. Pulling onto a dual carriageway cam belt let go at about 6500rpm, lots of rattles, dipped the clutch and pulled over as soon as I could, but I'm thinking huge damage. So, Alfaholics of the world, what do you reckon? Would it be cheaper to grab a second hand...
  17. Alfa gt JTDM 1.9 big bang and loss of power,

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi, Let me explain the situiation. I have a GT 1.9 gt jtdm 2005 with 120k miles, it has been runing fine for the last year. I have recently just done a big trip of 7 hours in france going at 80 mph speed along the motorway (i often to long trips like this), i then got to marseille and got...
  18. A loud bang and then...

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Just picked up the car from the dealership after getting the timing belt changed under warranty and while driving along the motorway heard a loud bang and then the VDC failure warning light came on. Did not see anything on the road that I might have hit so was a bit puzzled. The car continued to...
  19. Help!! 147 went bang on turning over!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Wifey has an 03 147 which decided not to start yesterday. EBD fault up so I tried a jump start which failed (car a bit weak turning over and didn't fire). Removed the battery and had it tested at Halfrauds (cells ok but charge was down a bit). Recharged overnight and refitted this morning. Now...
  20. GT for two weeks - BANG - Help me!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all. Picked up an 04 GT Bertone in Stromboli Grey - my first Alfa. Yesterday on the motorway i noticed a whine from the turbo and loss of power. Two minutes later, bang! Blue/black smoke everywhere and a horrible rattle from the turbo. I have removed intercooler pipe and the turbo is...
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