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  1. Anyone else think the 159's intermittent wipers are a bit ****e?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Maybe I'm thick. That must be it. I'm missing something. I just can't seem to get my 159 Ti's intermittent wipers to do something predictable. There seems to be some kind of logic conflict between the wiper speed settings and the rain detector sensor. One seems to override the other, to the...
  2. ABS a bit too keen.....overly sensitive?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello All, I've noticed that the ABS on my car seems a little keen to engage, and when pushed there is no auditory evidence of any intermittent chirping as the ABS does it business. This leads me to think that the tyres are not in fact on the limit of traction.... Background; it was fine and...
  3. Bit of advice please with an ongoing issue with dealer..

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi there all, I was just looking for a bit of advice please with an ongoing issue with the spec of my new Giulietta I ordered my latest Giulietta back in the middle of October now from Mangoletsi, specifically listed on my additional spec (I have a speciale) were the 17inch Dark 5 Hole Alloy...
  4. Alfa Spider features quite a bit in this pop video

    General Alfa Discussion
    Song is nice, video is nice, car is nice: Something for everyone ;-) :)
  5. Giulietta Doors a bit of a stretch

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi everyone, not been on here for years but haven't been away from Alfa either, been driving a Mito QV for the last four years but the sales people at T J Vickers in Telford forced me to buy a Guilietta Veloce last week. Its my second G, I had a launch edition Lusso 170MA in 2010 for two years...
  6. V6 Rebuild - Where does this bit go?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Can anyone help with these fairly silly questions? 1. Does anyone have a slave cylinder fitted like this? I have two types, the one in the photo is a direct pipe into the SC, the other type has a small 'reservoir' fitted next to the SC. 2. Engine upper mount. Has anyone powerflexed it. I...
  7. Bit of advice needed on door handle replacement

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Greetings- I was elated when my parts arrived from Centerline two days ago and immediately installed the new drivers's side door handle. To my dismay, when I tried to accuate the handle, there was a lot of resistance, so I didn't try to force it (and brake another handle ! ). Is there another...
  8. I'm a bit narked...

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Just been online banking and came across a payment I made for some shims x3.... The shims came and one of them was not what I ordered, so at the time, I phoned the supplier and spoke with the boss - I was a bit narked then, because I was told the following "you got the wrong shim in the post...
  9. Spring Pan - Gone a bit rusty

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I had noticed a bit of knocking from the rear and so booked the car in for a looksee a few weeks ago , when looking under the car when I was cleaning her the other weekend saw that something wasn't quite right- see picture . I took the car to a local garage as didn't fancy driving to...
  10. Silver bit on keyfob

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Is it possible to buy just the silver end of the 159 keyfob? Mine is peeling and needs to be replaced.
  11. This week’s bit of a job and some free bits!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Everything in the picture was removed over the last couple of days and will be renewed with all new parts, mostly! The day before I started every nut and bolt was dowsed in releasing oil. It took about two hours just get...
  12. Fluid leak on 147 Ducati Corse, plus a bit of "steam" advice appreciated

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone, Been trying to track this problem down for a while now, there's some sort of fluid dripping from my DC - I don't think it's oil as it "appears" to be clear, but it is oily/greasey to the touch. Anyway after a long drive waiting up a traffic light I noticed a bit what looked like...
  13. Bit of white (?) smoke?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Driving home today, after about 5-10mins, including a bit of spirited acceleration , I noticed some white smoke as I accelerated on the motorway, I managed to repeat it 2-3 times, each time above 3,000rpm, foot down. A few minutes later I couldn't get it to repeat the smoke, and no more the...
  14. A bit of smoke and burning rubber smell 2.0 JTDm

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So tonight I was driving along the motorway slowing down and I noticed what sounded like the exhaust rattling when foot off the throttle, this does happen when there are 4 people in the car as I guess its worked a tad loose. Anyway I sit in the queue on the slip road, and notice some white...
  15. Ouch, bit of a big bill

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I was almost tempted to sell her, but barring a lottery win I just couldn't think of any other car I'd want. The potential buyer asked me some questions about the Cam belt and suspension, which then prompted me to have a better look at my docs and turn my stereo down and have a good...
  16. Bit of advice guys please

    Alfa GTA
    Get error codes every few hundred miles under really gentle throttle when hot errors are p1133 p1153 I have cleared with multi scan and got a graph of the signals of all 4 sensors does it look correct any advice Cheers
  17. Having a bit of a touch up

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Sent the cup off for a bit a tidy up.
  18. Drivers door drops a bit but..

    General Motoring Discussion
    No play in pins when lifting it up and down, when I open it drops (what feels like) about 1-2mm but yet when closed the gap around seems equal. I also did the 10 sec test on the windows, apart from going to a body shop I'm buggered what to try next.
  19. A bit salty....

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    ..... But it's a good motor. It's my old one:thumbup: Alfa Romeo GT JTS 2.0 2dr Needless to say that's not the price I got for it:depressed:
  20. In a bit of a jam!

    North East
    Does anyone have a wiper assembly or even just the motor for a FL 156? I will pay handsomely and would like to collect as soon as possible within the north east. Ideally need the car for tomorrow!