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  1. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi All, My Giulietta QV that I just bought (48,000kms) has a weird whine/ tick noise when accelerating/ gaining revs, when driving and in park. It’s quite noticeable and doesn’t at all sound like a standard tick from injectors etc. It gets higher pitch with higher revs. Any ideas? The timing...
  2. Car Detailing
    As got done yesterday. Any suggestions?
  3. Alfa MiTo
    Have been experiencing some water loss- but haven't been able to see were-until came back to car, puddle underneath it, and water visible kinda where my poor arrow points to-seems to be from the front corner of the metal ----no oil in water, no scum in oil, exhaust gas seems normal. 1.4 engine...
  4. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    So... I've been experiencing this horrible sounding screech for the past few weeks and trying to pinpoint it with a stethoscope and by changing cheaper parts that could have something to do with the noise. So far no luck... Cam belt was done last october with water pump, aux belts with tensioner...
  5. Car Detailing
    Hi All, Tackling the engine bay on my 3.2 GT, I have a couple of questions if you would be so kind. What best to do with the inlet and rocker cover, blasted and then spray painted? What is the done thing? Is it easier sending it off to be done properly? Do you paint the red writing on by...
  6. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hello i have a problem with my alfa 159 2.4 diesel 2006. At cold start for like a half minute iin the engine bay on the left side mostly(opposite from the battery(or maby more in the middle, don’t know exactly)) i can see white smoke fumes coming just as in the exhaust. And it makes a ruf idle...
  7. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi All, It's been a bit of a day so far... Was heading to Cornwall this morning and only managed to get a few miles before a very strong smell and quite a lot of smoke started coming from the offside wheel arch area but definitely starting from the engine bay. I pulled into the services and...
  8. Alfa Giulietta
    Coming from the engine bay. Anyone know why my multiair G does this? Do I need to worry?
  9. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I recently bought the reproduced Expansion tank decal from forum member misterchase, very pleased with it too. It got me thinking, last year i detailed and refreshed my engine bay (V6) and bought a set of decals to finish it off. Some of the decals were unobtainable so I carefully removed these...
  10. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    After I had my engine rebuilt I sourced a new header tank from EB Spares. I then bought some replica engine bay decals, but the decal set wasn't complete and was missing the one for the header tank. So I made my own. (used to be a graphic designer once upon a time) I'm pretty happy with the...
  11. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi noticed the right hand inner wing engine bay cover has a big chunk missing from it .Looking around i see they seem to be different from phase 1 to 2 .Did phase 1 cars have power steering reservoir on the right inner wing hence the cutout on the plastics ? I have also noticed some of them...
  12. Alfa Giulietta
    Hello and thank you for reading and I hope someone can assist me. I have tried to search for an answer, but have not found my way to a definitive answer (apologies if it's there I missed it). My rear window wash pipe has become disconnected within the engine bay (see image), but I cannot see...
  13. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hello, My Brera S 2.2 JTS has developed another funny noise. I noticed it whilst changing a bulb. It's coming from the top end of the engine bay I think... It's really hard to tell. The engine is off. Key is in and the electrics are 'on'. There is high pitched squeal, like a high voltage...
  14. Alfa Giulia
    As I impatiently wait for my new Giulia I’m thinking up projects to ‘enhance’ the car. First one I plan on doing is to install a heated washer system in the engine bay. Can anyone who has a 200 hp Petrol car let me know if there’s sufficient room on the firewall to locate an object the size of a...
  15. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, Edit: "beep noise", not peep :D can't edit the title... Just a day after buying a Giulietta for my wife, we noticed there is an odd noise coming from the engine bay. This is with the car turned off, shortly after a trip, it lasts 10-15 minutes. It's a faint noise that blends with the...
  16. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello everyone, I have been following this forum for quite some time but in the past 3 years and I have been lucky enough to be pretty much problem free with my GTV 2.0TS, until now... So this is my first post, and I seek some advice from you fellow alfisti! It's about couple of weeks that...
  17. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hello all, Quick question. I was wondering if anyone knew of the easiest and least intrusive way of running a wire from the engine bay to the drivers side fuse box area. From where I see it, the electrical wires running into the cabin are all loomed together and run into a tight plastic holder...
  18. Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi, I own an Alfa 166 2.4 jtdm 185hp (07.2006) and the clima is stuck on OFF. I schiuld control the 3 actuators (electrical motors) of flaps and I wonder if it's possibile reach the two placed on engine bay site w/o discharge the gas. I know that it is possible replace the fan w/o to do that but...
  19. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi all, I am on my cellphone with limited search capabilities. So if this has been already covered, please excuse. I am searching for a spot with a switched positive (on and off with the ignition) to connect my DRLs. Anybody here who can help me out? Thank you, Stefan The Netherlands
  20. Alfa GTA
    Does anyone know how the fuse box next to the battery is attached to the car? I want to lift it off so I can tidy up all the wiring going into it by putting some fresh loom tape around it. Don't want to break anything in the process though!
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