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  1. 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, 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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? http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9121054478/
  18. 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. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Helllo, can a belt lower wishbone cause negative camber.....(inner edge wear)
  20. 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...
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