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  1. Oops I bent my GT, how to unbend?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone! First I have an interesting story - (For the actual bent part, skip to section 2!) 1. I was driving along a long straight road at about 50-60mph on my way to work when I was suddenly hit with the strangest sensation. It's hard to describe but it was like I was suddenly... on a...
  2. Alfa 147, Rear radius arms bent?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone I have a 2006 alfa 147 1.6 ti Iv had a squeak at the back that turned out to be the rear control arms rubbing on the subframe. I bent out the subframe slightly and it has improved though not completely, and I am reluctant to bend it out more. the control arms have a kink in them...
  3. Under bonnet scraping on ground, bent piece.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, i parked with the front over the gutter / path and when reversing it bent a piece / plate / cover of metal down somewhat so now if i got over a large hump or drop-off it scrapes loudly on the ground, do you have any idea what this plate / cover is for or if i can just take it to someone...
  4. I've Bent Something....

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Reversing into a parking space this morning I failed to notice a post which I clouted with the front offside wheel. Hard. At first I thought the damage was limited to my pride and a small dent in the wheel arch but driving it home tonight all is not well. The steering wheel is now off centre, I...
  5. Is my Spider roof bent?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi All I have a '97 twinnie Spider with the hydraulic roof which has always worked perfectly until about two weeks back. I was putting the roof up after a run in the sunshine when there was a nasty crunch and the LHS flap was torn off completely, bending the bracket in the process. This I...
  6. 156 Sportwagon 1.6 cambelt, bent valves

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Well I have only had my Alfa 156 less than a week and as it was a private sale with no record of a recent cambelt, I decided to have a new one fitted. Today I took the car to the Italian car specialist I have always used for my Fiat Coupe with no problems. When I arrived to collect it this...
  7. Bent underside of rear bumper

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi can anybody tell me what it would cost to have the black plastic rear bumper replaced on my sportivanav? I reversed over a fallen bollard and its bent it out of shape and bent the fixing underneath pushing the red bumper up so the boot lid is a bit tight on the rear side, Should I go to...
  8. How do you remove bent valves?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    After a our year lay-up, I have decided to rescue my 3.0V6 166. Have removed front head and found 6 bent exhaust valves jamme and protruding in the open position. I have a valve removing tool but can't release collets as soring seems to be already compressed. Should I give the valve a good...
  9. bent phase 1 alloys - refurb or replace?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My tyre supplier balancedue all four and the two driver's side wheels have flat spots in the rim. Thinking about whether to have them refurbished or just get a new set. If new set what styles work best with a black 916 spider? Some pics of great exampleso would be helpful. Thanks
  10. Bonnet warped!!??

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I don't think anyone would have had this before? Noticed that my bonnet was not flush with the side panels and then that there were 2 dents or bumps in the bonnet. Dents (upwards like bumps) exactly the same size and position. Sent images to local ***** dealer but not expecting much help as out...
  11. Mito 2013 Bent Subframe + Other Problems

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi All I need as much help as possible Hit a pothole on holiday, got home and took it a local garage which they have diagnosed as a bent subframe, plus other stuff like a loose spring and tracking. I was wondering if anybody has had any problems like this and got any advise on what to do. My...
  12. Bent my steel wheel .

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Aw no , a little to throttle happy at the weekend and managed to fishtail my spider into the kerb , very fortunately this was a glancing blow , and no damage to the car , but I have managed to deform the shoulder of my steel wheel a little. I think it is repairable however it is a bit of a blow...
  13. Thoughts on repair of front end damage (bent cross member)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hello everyone. I hate being the t**t that only posts on here when there's a problem (though I have started coming to NW meets in my defense!). I have had a shunt in my GT, I went into the back of someone in slow moving traffic. I'm such an idiot!! An oil leak developed where I lost all the...
  14. Bent it already!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    :cry: In a heavy shower yesterday on a steep hill, water and mud pouring off a field and running across the road, the 4x4 in front braked heavily I braked in the mini road river and aqua planned into the back of the 4x4. Seeing it had a tow bar I swerved to avoid it and nudged it on the...
  15. Bent alloy :(

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    More woes. After having the suspension lower arm sorted for play, it looks like the problem was just made worse by the root cause below After spending £1500 on the alfas a month ago, im in no position before xmas to go get a load of new tyres, minimum i needed 2 fronts, ideally all 4. Father...
  16. Bent double laughing!

    East Anglia
    After the rush of Silverstone last weekend, this weekend had us bent double laughing! 3 banger "crazy races", where they do one lap and then have to turn round on the circuit and drice in the opposite direction therefore meeting the late comers head on. 3 banger "destruction derbys" where the...
  17. Picture attached - Is this strut bent?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Anyone taken off a GT strut before - This look wonky.. I have put a ruler through the centre....doesnt look bent, but not really accurate. Just does not look right?[email protected]/9121054478/
  18. Mandrel bent exhausts systems

    South Africa
    Since guilias is calling me a TJ, I'll post my question here. I need advice on Mandrel bending of exhaust systems. Is it true that a 50mm mandrel bent exhaust ahs the same restrictive properties as a 57mm conventionally bent exhausts? I can get a 50mm mandrel or 63mm mandrel bent exhaust and...
  19. Bent lower wishbone

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Helllo, can a belt lower wishbone cause negative camber.....(inner edge wear)
  20. Something bent around the bumpstop, what do I need to replace?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I removed the n/s rear suspension on my spider today to put a new spring in and rust proof the suspension arms. Once I got it all off I noticed the metal surrounding the bump stop seems to be bent/at the wrong angle. Any idea what it is that needs replacement and where I can get it from or can...