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  1. Biting Point

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all So just had the master cylinder changed and car is driving geat. However since this was done I find the biting point on the clutch a bit to high and was wondering if anyone knows if there is an adjuster Thanks all
  2. New master cylinder, now have very low biting point

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Car is GT 1.9JTDm It had a new clutch and DMF 18months ago Had a new slave cylinder 12months ago After the rubber washer on the master cylinder had perished, I got a new one changed by a clutch specialist. The clutch biting point has gone from being half way up on the pedal travel, to now...
  3. Clutch biting point changes randomly

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello fellow Alfisti, My 159 1.9 JTS started doing something really strange a few days ago. I engaged reverse to maneuver into a parking spot and upon lifting the clutch was surprised to find the biting point to be extremely low - like 1/4 of the pedal travel - down, whilst it is usually (as...
  4. Stiff gear change and low biting point

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    In the last few weeks I've noticed that putting my GT into reverse is becoming a real struggle. I have to go into first then reverse. This is in the mornings when the cars cold, but I am finding that when it's warm my gear changes are a lot looser and also the biting point on my clutch is now...
  5. gears biting again

    South Africa
    so after changing master and slave and all well for a while the gears started biting again had a look and found the pipe from slave to tank is weeping at the bend where the pipe meets the copper ends Alfa R570 but they have to get it from Italy, so will take it of 2morrow and of to the...
  6. Biting the bullet

    South Africa
    So with a little encouragement from Ian I've decided to fix the JTDm rather than kill it or trade in. Currently she's had a 100 000km service in March, new engine mounts, new clutch kit and DMF (R16900) new cam belt is going in on Monday (R9k) and two new Pirelli P7's after that. My credit card...
  7. Really high biting point on 1.4TB 135

    Alfa MiTo
    I test drove the above MiTo earlier and the biting point for the clutch seemed to kick in quite high up. Is that the case? Thanks
  8. 2008 147 JTDM High clutch biting point

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I'm new to this forum so please go gentle on me. Also very sorry if this question has been asked and answered before. I have a 147 1.9 JTDM Sport Q2. Its done 80,000 and had a new clutch at 50,000. During the recent bad weather I drove through a deep puddle very soon afterwards I noted...
  9. SMF 1.9 JTD - High biting point

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Ive been running a 20V SFM and V6 clutch for over 10K, now im finding that the biting point is too high and the clutch will slip with slight pressure on the clutch pedal. Reading this old tread linked below Tom mentioned "...the distance from the mounting face of the flywheel to the release...
  10. 2004 156 2.4 JTDm Clutch Biting Point

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, I’ve recently got my grubby little hands on a 2004 156 Sportwagon 2.4 JTDm, whilst the car is in very good nick the clutch seems to engage very low down. It had a new clutch last year, so hopefully that is not the cause of this. I’ve found a few things on the net that might help...
  11. Clutch biting point through the floor?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi My clutch biting point is right on the floor, so car going nowhere (phase 1 spider 916 2.0 TS) I looked through numerous threads
  12. Clutch moving its biting point

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, There's something strange going on with my clutch and I'd like some advise from you guys because I've been wondering what's causing it for a while. 1. Whenever I put the AC on, I notice that the clutch biting point is moving up. Does anybody else notice this? 2. Lately I notice that...
  13. Low clutch pedal and biting point

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I bought my Alfa 147 second hand a few months ago. The previous owner has replaced one of the clutch cylinders (slave or master I don't know) because it had given out. One or two weeks ago the other clutch cylinder gave out too (at a traffic light :rant:). I assumed ok, so these were on...
  14. 159 clutch biting point

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi - I've only had my 159 for a week so still to get used to all its quirks and foibles. I've noticed the bite point on the clutch is very high up - what's yours like? Could the clutch be near its end? The car's done 28K miles. :-)
  15. clutch biting point

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all been looking at old threads and there seems to be loads of different opinions about this subject. I come from the old school where a high biting point meant the clutch is on the way out. My problem is this , i have a 156 8 valve jtd and the biting point seems to be 3/4 the way up and all...
  16. weird noise - especially evident when clutch reaches biting point (147 1.6)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi all, i am gradually getting used to my new car but seem to have a couple of niggly things that i don't know if they are normal or not. the main concern at the moment is like a deep knocking or tut tut tut sort of noise, this is especially evident when pulling off in 1st gear or reversing. i...
  17. Biting the bullet

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Well, after an unsuccessfull attempt at trading the alfa in for a Grande Punto, i have decided that it was not meant to be so i am going to spend half my new car budget on fixing the alfa instead. So i have about £1500 to spend. Sump thread repair, New Clutch, new anti roll bar for the front...
  18. Stupid question.. V6 Clutch biting point

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Ever since I bought my GTV it has seemed a little reluctant to slip into 1st gear when stationary. I wasn't sure what was causing this, so as the problem was not too great I have lived with it. However last night I parked the car in gear, when I went to depress the clutch and move the car out...
  19. Alfa Spider 1998 Clutch pedal biting point

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi All, I've had my 98 Spider off the road for six months due to house move and when I got her MOT'd and ready for the road I found that the biting poing of the clutch was very near the floor, sometimes crunching gears, especially reverse. If I sit and pump the clutch pedal then it gets better...
  20. 147 GTA biting the tarmac!

    Alfa GTA
    Morning all! Picked up a 2006 Nuvola white 147 GTA about a month ago and am absolutely loving it - the looks, the engine note and the acceleration all awesome. The car had 14k miles on her when I bought it, closer to 16k now! Having a serious problem with the front of the car touching the...