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  1. Bit of a "death rattle"...

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Could I solicit some opinions on this wee problem, please? My old 12-valve hasn't been used much these last couple of months. (Cumbria's not a great place for clasic cars at present, unless they're amphibious)! The other day, the roads were (mostly) dry so I fired it up and was slightly...
  2. A bit late. But I got there...

    Introduce Yourself
    At 57 i have just bought my first Alfa Romeo. Always admired the exotic style and mystery they exude. First looked for a GT, then a 159, then a Guillietta. The longer I looked the more I learnt. I ended up with a 55 plate 166 2.0TS Lusso in Dolq684....grey....64,000,standard stereo, no SatNav...
  3. 147 Ti 1.9 turbo diesel advice...struggles on cold startup and tiny bit of blue smoke

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyonr.I need a little advice.....I recently bought a 147 ti turbo diesel,2007 reg.Now its only done 48k miles,serviced 2 weeks ago etc but I think there may be a problem!It struggles to start first thing in the morning and there is a very small amount of light blue smoke too,but only on...
  4. A nice speculative render. 'bit late !

    Alfa Giulia
    » Alfa Romeo Giorgio Theophilus Chin
  5. Heater control panel - bit of a puzzle!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Good morning. Can you throw some light on a problem I am having, do hope so! I have a 2005 Alfa 147 T-Spark 3 door which needs a new heater control panel. In trying to track down a second hand one, it appears the heater control panel I have installed looks different to the majority available...
  6. What's this bit?

    Alfa GTA
    Guys, Hoovering the car and found this in the drivers footwell. I'm guessing it's from the pedals but can't see where. James
  7. Am I a bit mental

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    So on Friday I'm looking at my car seeing how dirty she was having gone 3 weeks without a wash , she is booked in for the MoT on Saturday over and I hate taking my car dirty to the garage. So I go home at dinner time (I only live 10 mins away) and clean my car knowing full well that it will more...
  8. Bit of a longshot... H3 VRA

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hello folks, I hope this post is OK by the rules, if not please remove & I'll consider my wrists slapped :) A bit of backstory: I had a massive motorbike accident last year and as a result, lost my left arm. I'm now in a position where I can get back on the road with a modified vehicle and...
  9. Few bit for sale

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Thought Id pop across from the 147 forum back to my old home. After my beloved 146 giving up the ghost, I have a few after parts for sale. Thought Id give you guys and gals first refusal before they go on thebay. 4x Momo Predator alloy wheels, 15". All are fitted with Toyo Proxes. Back tyres...
  10. Q: TS Head Bolt Ribe Bit Size?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Could someone confirm these are the size 13 ribe bit?? TIA
  11. Torx socket and bit sizes

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Does anyone have a reasonable list of which Torx socket and bit sizes are needed to work on a 159? And if they are Torx, Torx-Plus or Ribe? For instance I am thinking about what sized Torx "E" sockets I need to remove the brake calipers, drop off the front subframe, undo wishbone and lower-arm...
  12. a bit odd suspension question

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    hello fellow Alfisti have bit odd suspension question for you, but let me first explain my "problem" I am driving 159 SW with 3.2JTS V6 in factory Ti trim, meaning 20 mm lowered down, all with 19" wheels in summer ans 18" in winter now, among other things, I travel with my baby, but also tow...
  13. Tempted by a G, need a bit of advice first.

    Alfa Giulietta
    I have recently got myself a job where I have to drive a bit further every day. Not a huge mileage, but enough to make me consider fuel economy. I had a look at and a drive in a Giulietta JTDM-2 2.0 Lusso today (170bhp version) and was pretty impressed with it, but I would like to ask other...
  14. Little plastic bit that sits in the rear bumper.....

    Alfa GTA
    .... and covers up the towing eye bit. Does anyone happen to know is one from a standard 156 will fit - probably not :devious: - or does anyone by the weirdest quirk of fate happen to have one lying around? Well, you can only ask......
  15. Bit cheesy but at least it's an effort at marketing

    South Africa
    it's not a's an Alfa Romeo !: Aired in Australia.
  16. Motor Museum that's a bit different

    General Motoring Discussion
    I wish I'd known this existed when I lived in London :( Weird and wacky UK car museum that’s closing its doors
  17. It's all over a bit sooner than hoped

    Alfa Giulietta
    My G was due to be sent back to the leasing company on the 27th April, I was looking forward to spending the last couple of weeks driving to work in it before I switch over to my 159. However, the Gearbox is knackered, there was an overwhelming 'whirring' noise when driving sometimes it was so...
  18. bit of white smoke when reving

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, was wondering if you guys had any thoughts about my 916 showing some white smoke.i have only had the car a few weeks and I know it was standing a while before I bought it, also a high pitch noise from engine, I think the car is great but I have not seen another one to compare. Thanks for...
  19. A bit of extra space needed

    Alfa Giulietta
    I am going to need a bit of extra space in the back of my G for a trip to France and was wondering how easy (or if it is possible) it is to take the back seats out. My car is a 2013 Sportiva with red leather seats. I would look at the fixings myself but the weather's rubbish outside!!! :lol...
  20. Alfa 147 key took apart name that bit

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Bought my first Alfa with 2 keys but no battery compartments so bought a used key off eBay for parts I needed to strip one of mine apart as there was a metal contact spring clip thing missing too I could see it wasn't getting power and this glass piece fell out looks like infa red thing or...