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  1. Swirl flap blank Diameter

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Next job on the 1.9 159 is to remove the swirl flaps, It has a plastic manifold so what is the diameter of the plugs i need or which kit have you used ? On a Alfa FB page someone bought a kit which turned out to be the wrong size and had to bodge it which i dont want to be in that position so...
  2. 15mm + 10.5mm Swirl Flap Blank Kit?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    is there anywhere on mainland UK that sells them, i bought the 18.5mm set from tafmet and its obviously the wrong one now the motor is in bits... or if anyone has a set that theyre not using in the next couple of weeks and could ship me Next day, on tuesday morning that'd be great! if anyone...
  3. 2004 GT - Radio display now blank

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Can't seem to turn on my main radio display, the style with the large display in the center of main dash with old school telephone card etc and cd player, i'm not sure why it went blank i had a new battery fitted and some minor work done then it sat parked for 3 weeks, i can't seem to turn it...
  4. Blank Display

    Alfa Giulia
    Friday of last week when restarted the car after refuelling (in middle of a 500 mile journey), the electronic display between the two main dials didn't light up i.e. it remained blank and stayed that way for the next two days. Then on Sunday, when I started up, the display flashed on twice...
  5. Flip up Sat Nav Blank & Rear Wiper stuck on

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi All, Yes another newbie! So i have a 2012 Giulietta TCT 170 JTDM, absolutely love it. It has a flip up sat nav, turbine wheels, big red calipers, it really is a piece of art! I work most days, as im sure many of you do! I decided to take it to my local car wash for a valet. I got it back and...
  6. Help: Blank Display!

    Alfa Giulia
    Guys My driver's display (behind the wheel, between the two dials) has just gone blank! It doesn't seem to affect anything else and my dealer had a quick look at it. They've never had this problem before. No major fault showing. Car is now book for a full day in a week+ time. Anyone else had...
  7. Correct Transponder Chip for key (Blank or Original?)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Sorry I know this is an exhausted topic but I have scoured the forum and I cannot find an answer to my question. I have a working key and would like to buy a spare. I will be purchasing a key + chip from an online store. I will have it cut and cloned from my original. (Just a key to start the...
  8. Egr blank 147 1.9

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So I'm getting my remap made by a guy who did my old rover. Should I blank the egr or shall I just get it closed? Does it make any difference? Hoping he can do a mafless one like last time I don't like the look of the current one.
  9. Swirl Flap Removal, EGR Blank and delete - took one for the team...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've had my old inlet manifold (aluminium with metal swirl flaps) kicking around in my garage for 7 or 8 years and decided to clean it up and fit the blanking plugs. Really took some effort to get the plugs in, the guide was to press them in with a G Clamp, fat chance! Ended up smacking them in...
  10. 2.0 jtdm remap blank egr / dpf or not ?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Thinking of having my 159 2.0 jtdm remapped, to give a little more low end torque & get rid of the flat spot. Is the recommendation to have the EGR blanked , DPF cored out etc. I have read that the DPF is less of an issue on the 2.0 and keeping the EGR helps maintain temperature to help the DPF...
  11. Good reason to blank EGR!!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Here is the inside of my intake manifold, this has come off a 2.4 Jtdm Brera with only 56,000 miles:yikes: If that's not a good reason to blank and delete the EGR valve, nothing is. I bought a spare to de-swirl and weld up at my leisure, this one will be cleaned/deswirled and put on the Bay...
  12. Inlet Manifold and EGR Blank

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys, Planning on buying a new manifold and an egr blanking plate kit for my 2.4 jtdm. Do these both look right?
  13. Best place for an EGR blank, swirl flap delete and remap?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, I am from the west midlands. Just bought my first 2.4 JTDM 159 Ti. Already love the interior and the styling of it. Got a couple of issues atm that will hopefully be sorted very soon. One of them is the erratic starting. Seems to start on 4 cylinders then runs fine after a little...
  14. 2.4 Remap / Egr Blank etc - Any Mainenance after ?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello I have a 2.4 spider JTDM , it was reamapped - egr blank ( I think ) DPF removed by Angel Tuning ( Previous Owner ) I used to previously on my 1.9 gt , clean the egr valve and surrounding area of the soot etc If it has been blanked etc , is there a need to do any cleaning etc ? All...
  15. Alfa Romeo 159 Ti 1.9 JTDM - EGR Blank & DPF Delete

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi everyone, I am a proud owner of a newly acquired Alfa Romeo 159 (58 Reg) Ti 1.9 JTDM in Red colour :D (I will post pics once I have took pictures). I have read up on a few threads about how the EGR Valve should be blanked off and the DPF should be deleted and then finally mapped off as they...
  16. Replaced key inards into new blank anyone?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Has anyone (successfully) taken the components from an old Alfa key (in my case a two button) and put it into a new blank? I have one as a spare that was cloned and cut so it'll start the car but won't arm the alarm etc. I have been told by a 'specialist', that because it's been cloned it...
  17. 159 radio display blank

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've got an odd issue, which only developed recently (about 2/3 weeks ago). My stock (Blaupunkt rebadged) radio works absolutely fine on my 2009 159 TI, channels may be stored or changed, volume is fine, and I can can switch from AM to FM etc. The display is simply blank, all the time The...
  18. this space is intentionally left blank

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Behind the panels, under the ICS (Tapedeck/DIS) unit there is something that looks like a 1 DIN size space, just about behind the clima controls. Are this space intentionally left blank, or does it serve a purpose? Are there any equipment that is located there? Phone or? Just curious.. Cheers
  19. EGR partial blank fitting

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I'm after a bit of advice...I'm fitting a egr partial blanking plate with 4 small holes this weekend, its the rectangular one, about 2mm thick SS. Do i have to use extra gaskets either side of it or just bolt it in?
  20. Egr blank at manifold

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Would blanking off Egr at the manifold as well as the inlet increase throttle response? My thinking is the engine needs to pressurise the Egr before properly spooling the turbo. So am I likely to notice any extra throttle response from adding an extra blank? (already have one from a previous...