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  1. Autocar bias yet again!!

    Alfa Stelvio
    Not sure why i read this rubbish, yet another sponsored by VAG article - Clearly concerned about the Stelvios presence in the market so had to have a real pop at ALFA here:- https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/features/diesel-or-petrol-alfa-romeo-stelvio-vs-porsche-macan :grumpy:
  2. FWD vs RWD and Car magazines bias

    General Motoring Discussion
    So for years they (car mags) panned Alfa for not being rear wheel drive, not handling well enough blah blah blah So when BMW announce they are moving to FWD for their smaller cars, you'd think they'd have a bit of criticism... imagine my not surprise at the complete u turn they are now making...
  3. Brake bias valve

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    An interesting day all round...This morning I took the Spider out of her winter storage, polished and off round the block for a quick spin prior to booking her in for a control technique (French MOT) Quick spin round the block does incorporate a steepish hill. So as we're just going down I see...
  4. Can Giulia overcome media bias?

    Alfa Giulia
    We've become increasingly aware of the ties between the Haymarket brands; What Car, Pistonheads and Autocar; and VAG, with the Haymarket Network subsidiary providing dealer networking and editorial content across the whole group, and a strange bias in their magazines to anything VAG as a...
  5. Car magazine reporting Bias

    General Motoring Discussion
    I know most on here think that UK car mags are a tad biased, I recently read on Autocar the reviews for the Ghibli and a POrsche Cayenne... In the Ghibli review, they are very keen to point out that the engine is based on a Chrylser unit, even analysing and comparing the actual cc of the...
  6. brake bias on rear axle??

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    been getting the car ready for test 2moro and dam it if the brake bias didn't develop a major leak during a test run today. i removed it along with all the gubbings and just put a bit of pipe in its place... i test drove it thinking it might lock up at the rear but it seems fine... has anyone...
  7. 1992 Alfa 33 1.7 16v QV with ABS - Rear brake Bias Valve

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi, Is there anyway to replace the Rear brake bias valve? Alfa says it's no longer available... :( all the Best
  8. brake bias valve for dual circuit system

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Ive just discovered the brake propotioning valve dosent wofk properly .The car has the dual circuit system. Has anyone converted to a single system and installed a wilwood bias valve?
  9. Press/public bias

    General Alfa Discussion
    I see from http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/news/index.htm?news_id=3993 that VW have ceased production of the FSI engine due to reliability issues. Now what I am getting at hereis that this has slipped through the news net relatively quietly. Had AR (or indeed any other manufacturer) done such a...
  10. Brake Problems - 2.5 156 with GTA 330's / Rear Brake bias

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hiya Gave the 156 a right spanking over denbigh moors last night and ended up in Betwys Y Coed.... I had to stop there for half an hour and let the brakes cool off.... The rear brakes. :eek: :rolleyes: The fronts were hot but they weren't excessively so, where-as there was smoke pouring off...
  11. 156 Brake Bias

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Is there anyway to adjust the brake bias on the 156 ??? You could do it on the 155 and I've done it all 3 of mine to sort out brake fade problems. I do a few track days and quite often I see 156's with burning front brakes, or coming in early 'cos they've faded. To prevent this I always adjust...
  12. Lowering and Brake Bias

    Alfa 155
    This was initially found by Speedy, but I discovered that my V6 suffered the same............... Both our V6's sit very low, low enough for the rear wheels to be tucked into the arches. Since getting the car I always thought it was slightly nose heavy when braking despite having Ferodos all...
  13. Brake bias settings

    Alfa 155
    :confused: I have seen a lot of people talking about having problems with rubbish brakes, with metions of the bias/load valve. I too have crap brakes that have left me with the smell of fear in the past when slowing down from 120. I have put on brembo 4 pots and this seems to have made the...
  14. Adjusting Brake Bias on 156

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Is there any way to adjust the brake bias on the the 156? Some sort of valve maybe? If so, where is it located? Thanks! redd
  15. brake bias ???

    Alfa 155
    Is it possible to adjust the brake bias without buying a funky kit ??? If I adjust the handrake, the brakes are amazing for about 2000 miles until the pads have worn a bit then it goes back to a bit ropey. I think my car is using the front brakes too much. BTW, ny rears aren't siezed and the...
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