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  1. Insurance Section
    More members set to benefit from Chris Knott service... Hi, Insurers have relaxed their rules under our car clubs and enthusiasts offering which means we should be able to help more of you get a better car insurance deal. We'll still be applying common sense to our quotes but there'll no...
  2. Alfa GTA
    My GTA engine (130k) has the following mods: - CDA intake - Wizard manifolds - Wizard backbox Years ago, before any of the above, it had a generic map from Alfaaid (which I think is an AHM map). As far as I'm aware this is still on it. Over the years I have forgotten how the car drove...
  3. Introduce Yourself
    Normally there is a thread to help me but i need to start one so here i am.:thumbup::thumbup:
  4. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    New oil is good! Oil changes every 6k is better than every 12k.. But is the biggest benefit down to the new oil, or the new filter also? Me being pathologically lazy, find it hard to lift the car onto stands to do the job properly so it gets left a little longer.. I'm now wondering if it's...
  5. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    (Re my 159 1.9 JTDM) Hi all, Sometime ago I drilled the inner core of my DPF at the back end. This has fixed the regular regen and engine management light issues. All good. I've just blanked the EGR and fitted a Fixitsan dongle and now the car feels smooth and much improved as many reports...
  6. General Motoring Discussion
    Oil & Filter change from £18 ! Book online, @ National - Hot UK Deals - Page 2 I may have to treat the appliance to an oil and filter change, as it seems the MoT won't be its death warrant.
  7. General Motoring Discussion
    These cars are the same:p
  8. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    After rebuilding the top end of my twinnie I re-olied car with Mobil1 semi-synthetic (which I'd always used) and the engine made a tappety noise on start up. Ran car a few miles, gave it some good revs! over period of about a week. However tappety noise still persisted. Read up a bit on forums...
  9. Tuning & Upgrades
    It is known that butterfly causes turbulence of air from intercooler and has important rule in engine off. But, when I removed vacuum pipe from actuator which regulates the function of butterfly, JTD engine turned off without problems. This encouraged me to remove butterfly as main reason of...
  10. Tuning & Upgrades
    Hi all interested tuners I was wondering if anyone could tell me if the Autodelta generic remap for the !59Q4 3.2 will give me an extra 14 hp and 38nm even though I have already gained an extra 26 engine hp from twin hi flow catalytic converters and a free flowing exhaust or do I need a custom...
  11. Tuning & Upgrades
    I wonder which is exact proof that closing of EGR valve is good for benefit in case of JTD engine performance. Or it has some negative consequences? Thank for your opinions. Dusan.
  12. South Scotland
    Had one for a courtesy car today. OK, I was only driving it around Edinburgh but it felt tight and sharp. Even wellied it around a couple of corners and the steering was quick and the front end bit-in nicely. Loved the seats too. Downsides? I felt the engine was a little rough with some...
  13. Tuning & Upgrades
    To me the 159 1.9JTD seems a good all round compromise but the performance seems somewhat sluggish compared to the GT JTD due to the lardiness of the 159. Has anyone remapped one yet ? - if so how much difference does it make to this 'Roland Browning' of an executive saloon ?
  14. General Alfa Discussion
    Just discovered a good use for a Toyota Yaris. Was following a clean one in slow traffic this morning, and the front of the 147 looks mighty fine in the reflection on the boot of a Yaris. From memory the boot of an old Leon is another car to admire your reflection in, anybody else noticed this...
  15. General Alfa Discussion
    My wife is about to get a car through the NHS. She will be paying for the lease though it will be subsedised. Send for quotes as we speak. Does the car get taxed at the full rate? Does anyone know the rules or a good website. Many thanks
  16. General Alfa Discussion
    Hope this isnt a daft question. Mines is an JUL 02 registered vehicle, the other one ive seen is a Jan 04 one and they have both done about 35000 miles. Any real benefit of having the newer vehicle? Is the remaining life expectancy of the two cars given all things equal, not going to be the...
  17. Motoring Images
    Heres some pixs of my GTA. i spent 4hrs washing and polishin etc. only done this cos it hit 15oC in scotland today lol, so i figured id take some piccys. i hope u enjoy. i didnt post them direct cos they are kinda big, and hi res as well, hmmmm 1280*1024. and hugo is always moaning but my...
  18. Motoring Images
    Heres some pixs of my GTA. i spent 4hrs washing and polishin etc. only done this cos it hit 15oC in scotland today lol, so i figured id take some piccys. i hope u enjoy. i didnt post them direct cos they are kinda big, and hi res as well Image 1 Image 2
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