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  1. Benefits of decatting/straight piping a JTD?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My rear silencer is a bit rusty, so figure I should replace the whole exhaust. Wanted to get a ragazzon dual exit but theyre 400? + 400? shipping. Will probably get a custom one made. Are there any benefits of doing this? Will the turbo behave better or worse? Or should I get a whole exhaust...
  2. What are the major benefits of using windows 10?

    The Technology Section
    Having tried on numerous occasions to download windows10 with no success, is it worth waiting and eventually paying for it, on a memory stick or something? :confused:
  3. Adjustable drop links - Benefits?

    Alfa GTA
    So I seem some custom made adjustable drop links on eBay for a reasonable price. I may need new ones for MOT in September anyway. But can anyone tell me what the benefits are of adjustable ones?? Is it pointless getting them or what? Any advice much appreciated. Cheers guys
  4. Benefits of OEM gas struts

    Alfa GTA
    When I bought my car the rear hatch gas struts were a bit limp. Needed lifting all the way up. Often fell of there own accord. I bought some cheap replacements and they were better, some gas assistance, but again fell occasionally. I found some OEM Magneti Marelli gas struts at £27.99. They now...
  5. Benefits of a Ferrari 360 throttle body

    Alfa GTA
    What are the real benefits of fitting a Ferrari 360 throttle body to my GTA? I'd need the throttle which I have found a source for from a specialist breaker at £150 each. Then an adaptor to convert the bolt pattern, or ideally a custom plenum. What are the pros and cons?
  6. Any Benefits Downgrade from 2.0 TS to 1.6 TS?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I spotted a nice silver 156 for sale which is a 2000, 1.6 with teledials and 75K on the clock.. My current car is a 2000, 156 TS in black with teledials and the high spoiler and a nice stainless steel exhaust and 112K on the clock. What are the benefits or non-benefits to downgrading...
  7. benefits of replacing the last cat in the 156 jts.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As i have written before i'm looking to replace my exhaust, initally thought about a cat back system, but what are the pros and cons of replacing the rear cat with a silenced pipe? sorry if this has been discuss ad infinitum but i dont think im too good at the search function as again nothing...
  8. Benefits of fuel additive...?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    After commenting on a previous thread about the 2.4JTDM(200) making strange noises on start-up from cold, for a minute or so, somebody suggested using a fuel additive (my apologies, I cannot remember who that was!) I have just put in a bottle of Miller's Diesel Power EcoMAx One Shot boost, and...
  9. benefits and downfalls of remapping?

    Tuning & Upgrades
    hi Guys, was just wondering if you lot would be able to give me some basic information on benefits and drawbacks of remapping? i have a giulietta 1.6 jtdm as i do a lot of miles but would like to have a little bit more power. what does it involve and how does it affect the performance i.e bhp...
  10. Ceramic coating. The benefits...

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Ok so I'm getting my newly aquired decat downpipe from JS-Tuning ceramic coated. mmmm shiny performance blue or white me thinks to match the engine bay! But what are the real advantages. And how far should I take it? Manafold and pipe with flexi in it as well maybe or pehaps the turbo impellor...
  11. Autodelta 2.2 remap benefits?

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Hi chaps, I know a lot of people have had the re-map to stop the flat spot low end (I think). Although my car doesn't seem to suffer from any of these problems I was wondering what other advantages the re-map has in terms of Bhp / Torque increases etc? Also how much does this cost? Sorry if...
  12. Benefits of aftermarket intake on JTD 8v

    Tuning & Upgrades
    I'm quite new here, and see a lot of positive reactions about the BMC CDA and GSR intakes. In Holland a well known tuner (Squadra) told me the standard airbox will flow sufficient even on modified JTD engines. The only modification he recommends is replacing the intake pipe for a 16v model that...
  13. JTD Exhaust choices and benefits?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 2.4 JTD is remapped, very very nicely thank you, but as a petrolhead i am somewhat used to a more hands-on approach, and doing a bit myself! i would normally start with things like breathing better, air in gas out stuff, basic things like that to begin with. now, air induction aside for a...
  14. silicon engine hoses.... any benefits?

    Tuning & Upgrades
    well.... apart from looking nicer than your average engine hose, is there any benefit to the coloured silicon hoses you can get? Or are they purely for engine "dress-up"? linky: silicon hoses in alfisti online shop thanks, Phil
  15. Water Methanol Injection in a GTA? Is it possible and would there be benefits?

    Alfa GTA
    Would water methanol injection make a substantial difference in a naturally aspirated GTA engine or not. I see it being used by all my drag racing friends and they reckon they can boost more with their turbocharged cars because of a cooler/denser intake charge. They also tell me that with water...
  16. alfa 156 serviced with discounts & benefits

    General Alfa Discussion
    I've just had my 156 serviced at my local nationwide auto centre (AA approved) £180 all in plugs,filters etc, but the best bit is i paid for it with only £45 worth of Tesco club card vouchers so it cost me "NOTHING" cos as im sure your all aware £1 in club card = £4 in vouchers which you...
  17. The benefits of a new radiator!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My car has run hot ever since I got it last year! Anyways, I took the plunge and had the rad replaced today! Totally different car. The ambient temp today was 36deg C on the guage, the temp went up to a little over 90 from cold, then the stat opened and the guage fell to about 85 deg C. I then...
  18. The benefits of Alfa ownership - Part 1

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    :D The car park at work was full, and as I was going out in 30 mins I put my Bella on double yellows out the front where I could see her. 20 mins later there's a warden eyeing her up so I dash out. "I'm just going," I say. "Don't worry, mate," says the warden. I was just thinking what a nice...
  19. The benefits of a mechanic friend!

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi everyone, Passed the MOT last week. Bit of a relief as the first garage wanted 1200+vat!! Anyway, got a second opinion (and a friend of the family to do the work!) and passed for £400 all in!! Still expensive, but got disks and pads all round, a CAT and a lambda! Now runs (and stops) much...
  20. Optimax benefits on the 147

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Would anyone recommend using Shell Optimax in a 147 1.6? I swear that my other car runs better with Optimax. Anyone come across this? thanks Rich