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  1. Those bloody beeps

    Alfa Giulia
    Like some of you, i live in a rural village which is quiet almost all the time. With my share of leaving early, i'm getting really embarrassed as the beeps as I unlock/lock the car are getting mentioned by neighbours. I know they (alfa) were unwilling to allow owners to amend the country code...
  2. Bloody caravans!

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I've spent ages getting the Spider in tip top condition for our Brittany tour and whilst waiting for the ferry, some **** has scraped his caravan along the front wing!
  3. What a bloody day

    Alfa GTA
    Today I ripped the undertray on my car on a gate stay on my dad's driveway. The undertray newly bought and fitted only a week ago. :rolleyes: This is, somehow, very good news. The reason I say this is that had this not happened, I would not have suddenly realised that I have a gearbox oil leak...
  4. Daylight Bloody Robbery

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Had the misfortune on Wednesday to find out that the front offside spring had snapped on my wifes 159sw Ti. Took it in to my local garage who eventually sourced the part to find out that Alfa only sell them in pairs at a cost of £330+ Vat so I'm looking at around £500. I know I can have...
  5. Bloody Tata

    General Motoring Discussion
    This here new E-Pace could ruin my straight forward Alfa Steve decision. :mad: :rant: 2017 Jaguar E-Pace spotted winter testing ahead of summer debut | Autocar Curse them! :curse: (These looks like photos of an a Ewok, mind....)
  6. Bloody Hell

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Expensive
  7. AND, and. Bloody door handle.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Exterior door handles. £66 each + good price? Easy to fit? Any pitfalls?
  8. Because VW's getting a bloody nose at the moment...

    General Motoring Discussion
    ...I thought we should be reminded of the good stuff: MK2 Golf GTi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljVcuGxzn7Q Scirocco (wanted to find a MK2 Storm like my mum's, but this'll do): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngDTa4xjYYw Corrado VR6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq5ybinvHUQ Sharan VR6...
  9. Newbie alert - Bloody hell im knackered though.

    Introduce Yourself
    Thought id say hello - new to the Alfa game thought id say hey - just bought this beautiful thing and drove it nearly 650 miles home in 11 and 1/2 hrs - unreliable ha not likely its a continent crusher - although i must add i think a idler pulley is whining - excellent a chance to get the...
  10. Bloody lazy wipers

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My wipers keep randomly going on strike. Sometimes when you switch them on it takes them 30s to get going. Sometimes they work straight away, sometimes they dont work at all. Once they are working, they stay working for the rest of the trip. Today, they even went on strike half way through a...
  11. Bloody knocking doing my head in!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    this has been done to death on here but maybe there is some new knowledge out there? I have a knocking on the front near side, I can tell you what it's not It's not= The outer track rod The inner tie rod The drop links The top mount The upper wishbone The wheel bearing The wheel nuts The...
  12. Bloody cheek

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 ....and the irony is they appear to be Proton and Subaru specialists, both stables well known for producing stunning cars :vomit: "BLACK, Just like the Real Thing, Horrible, Black and Ugly., £999" made my p!55 boil!
  13. bloody hell ,this is nice

    Alfa 155
    Used 1997 Alfa Romeo 155 SUPER T SPARK 16V for sale in Bedfordshire | Pistonheads
  14. Bloody swirl flaps!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Well after spending months trying to find the source of an illusive whooshing/hissing noise, I think i've finally found it on the swirl flaps. I had a new inlet manifold fitted back in January so I've discounted it when looking for leaks. I squirted soapy water on them and there were quite a...
  15. Used 'D' twice on one journey - bloody awesome!

    Alfa Giulietta
    In a bit of a hurry today so quick 10 sec burst gets me past two cars just entering de-restricted zone. Later I get a long blast of over a minute in 'D' passing 5 cars, get sight of the turbo boost display (love the way it auto switches out of navigation mode) and I'm thinking this is goddamn...
  16. no i bloody would not

    General Motoring Discussion
    id rather catch a bus https://uk.cars.yahoo.com/news/skoda-trio-voted-best-britain-080500991.html
  17. grrrrr bloody 147

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi guys im gonna have to strip the 147 again as somewhere down the line I have cocked up. put the new head gasket on and reused the original bolts, runs great but smokes white smoke hence coolant in the fumes, I used k seal to try and stop it and when I drained a bit of oil today guess what I...
  18. Touch up paint - Bloody expensive!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    All, Here's another little tail to put down to experience. I've had a bottle of touch up paint for stone chips etc, sitting in the glove box. Recently used it and it dries fine, no problems. When it rains and it turns back to liquid and just washes off in the rain drops. Very odd. I'm not...
  19. Bloody brera hill holder warnings!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have warning light s coming up saying 'hill holder unavilable" , and "have engine checked" ect, also the petrol gauge goes to zero until i press the clutch or brake. every one say s to replace the clutch switch as on the 159 , but the brera is differant . it doesn t seem to have a clutch...
  20. Bloody window stuck open!!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The joys of Alfa ownership My drivers window is stuck open. Passenger window goes up and down, but slowly. This happened again about a month ago. where we reset the battery, took off the door cards and swapped the modules, messed about abit, and after 2 days hey presto it started working...
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