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  1. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, The Giulietta of the misses doesn't seem to reach the proper operating temperatures. Although the dashboard gauge needle shows 90, MES shows ~75 degrees. I want to replace the thermostat, which I have done on my 159 before. I can certainly find more information on the procedure for the...
  2. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    I've been told that the master cylinder on the 159 has a bleed nipple, but I can't see it, is this true & if so where is it please?
  3. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    In my quest to seemingly find evermore “2 minute” jobs to stop me getting on the road, I’ve found the bleed nipple on my clutch slave cylinder to be pretty badly mangled, and I want to replace it, rather than screw it back in with molegrips like the last person seemingly did! Does anyone know...
  4. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    2.0 ts phase 2 spider, the rear brake bleed nipples are seized in so are going to be damaged in removal, I would like to have correct stainless steel versions here for when i remove them but I am coming up with different sizes Are they M7 x 1.0, M8 x1.25 or M10 x 1.00 I have seen all 3 sizes...
  5. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Just had a big coolant leak. Looks like it might have come the top of the hose going from radiator to engine (see pictures) - from what I've read that hole is for a bleed screw. Found what looks like the top of a plastic broken screw in a nearby cranny. I'm no mechanic, but I'm putting two and...
  6. Alfa Giulietta
    I have a 2012 Giulietta 1.4 Multiair. I have an intermittent issue with my gearbox where it crunches going into second gear. It does this at very low speeds, and occasionally when I change into second gear at higher speeds. As an experiment, I've noticed it does this when I launch at 3000rpm. If...
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    HI, I have a 1.9jtd 147 which ive just replaced both front wheel bearings and i also removed both front calipers to clean and paint, I managed to get 1 abs sensor out but ive distroyed the other so I'm waiting for a replacement to arrive but my trouble is, Now everything is back together and ive...
  8. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I've had a look and the vids on YouTube all seem to show master cylinders with reservoirs mounted on top, what's the best way to do a dual circuit one? Thanks
  9. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    As the title says im looking for the radiator bleed screw on my 159 2.4 Ti. Do i need to disassemble the front to get at it? I would love som pics if anyone has some :-)
  10. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    My cooling system bleed screw above the thermostat housing is stuck. i am afraid i will strip it. Could anyone help with some ideas to try to get it loose or some other innovative ways of bleeding the cooling system?
  11. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    When my 1991 spider eventually returns from its engine woes I plan to change the brake fluid and obviously will be bleeding the brakes. At the same time I thought it might be prudent to replace the bleed nipples. Are they the same on all calipers front and rear? Are there stainless ones...
  12. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    What Size Nipples For My Car? i have 3 out of 4 nipples that are completely stuck. and i was wondering if anybody knew the size of the nipples? ZAR91600006010564 and any method to get them out?
  13. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi Folks, My clutch had to be pumped to get into 1st or reverse gear. We checked the slave cylinder and no leaks evident. We drained the master cylinder and found traces of black residue on the bottom of the master cylinder cup. The fluid was dark brown. We refilled the cup on a number of...
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'm looking to replace the bleed nipples on my 156 2.0 jts 2004 (ATE calipers) with stainless ones. I cant take them out untill I replace them therefor I cant measure the length or thread size. Can anyone help?
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, Ive spent hours online trying to get an image of where the clutch bleed nipple and screw is for a gt with selespeed, so I can get on with clutch actuator change/fix, but alas, there's nothing so far, any hints please, I? thanks Jax is this it in this image but the nipple is missing where the...
  16. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    We've replaced the clutch master cylinder because my mechanic pulled it out and it had broken components, but then when replaced it's still sucking air. He got the clutch back but when he drove it back on the hoist it went again. He tried to bleed again and would get clutch then it would go...
  17. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    clutch bleed on 156 disaster. Looks like too much air not pumping fluid through Quote: Originally Posted by ttelracs1 View Post I had a similar problem when I first bought my '01 jtd. Bled it for 20 mins and it was fine, in fact it took longer accessing the slave cylinder than actually bleeding...
  18. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, I replaced the slave cilinder since it was leeking and left me with no clutch. How do I bleed this the manual way? Thanks all the best to ya :thumbup:
  19. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi all, after a recent fiasco of having to do my clutch twice (I've learnt to avoid transmech and carparts4less) I managed to get another few days of trouble free motoring until yesterday on my way to work, had to brake quite harshly and managed to burst a brake line. It was the one that ran...
  20. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi guys, had a bit of a baffled moment today. I've replaced all the brake pads and brake fluid on the GTV today. Brakes went fine and got good clean fluid running through them now but I couldn't get anything to come out the clutch slave. I mean nothing at all - so much so that I took the...
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