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  1. Is the engine blown?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi everyone, last night my 2008 159 2.4 jtdm 168k started a regen as i pulled up in front of a shop. I gave it the ocassional blip of the throttle to help things along. In the side mirror, i could see soot like smoke exit the exhaust. I blip the throttle again, and the car seems to go to max...
  2. Brera, blown fuse?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, I connected the battery terminals in the wrong order and now the car won't start, I have a multimeter I was wondering would that be enough to start diagnosing the problems? I have very little knowledge with electrics but am willing to learn! I was wondering where should I start...
  3. Another blown 1.8TBi turbo

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Those who read my previous post know that I was v lucky not to have a wreaked engine as a result of my stupidity during my first oil change on my 159 1.8TBi. Well now the turbo went. She had the upgraded feed pipe. The oil, Fuchs, was less than 10k old (and I was about to change it...
  4. Spark plug blown out of head!!

    Alfa Giulietta
    Good day all, I have a 60 plate Alfa giulietta 1.4tb that has blown the spark plug out and stripped the threads on the cylinder head. Now I'm pretty mechanically skilled so I should be ok to use one of the many Heli coil kits on the market to repair it, the problem I'm having is trying to...
  5. Blown head gasket

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The head gasket on my alfa 156 jts 2004 has just the middle of a busy car park. Drove it to the mother in laws house about half a mile away. It will be in the garage in an hour but I'm wondering if its worth the money to get fixed (probly £300-400) as it is in good condition and i...
  6. Blown thermostat housing

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Fitted new thermostat housing yesterday and this happened while out in it. Temp didn't move above 90, will I have wrecked the engine and what would have caused this? Sent from my P8_Mini using Tapatalk
  7. Lowering 147 Ducati, performance upgrades and blown turbo

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello there folks, I’ve owned my Alfa 147 DC for 5 years and it’s never let me down. Apart from a remap and egr delete, it’s standard. I recently had my alloys refurbished to anthracite and they look great. I have noticed the wheels on the back look a bit lost in the Arch now they’re darker...
  8. 1750 TBI blown turbo

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Morning!, i've got a 1750 TBi with an blown turbo, inlet full of oil and a wobbly impellor. So its new Turbo time. Where should I source one, and more interestingly what should I source? Standard? or maybe something more lively?
  9. Rosso red gtv with teledials blown up!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Watching "keeping faith" on the tv tonight, a little car chase and near collision results in a Rosso red gtv with teledials flipping down a hill and then exploding. Nice to see a gtv on the to but What a waste!!
  10. Alfa GT 3.2 blown diff

    South Africa
    Hi All, on Friday night after a few illegal runs the GT decided to pop its diff. Now the confusing part is before I ran the last vehicle, I heard a sort of CV clunk on partial turn to the right. It did bother me and I did a few incline take offs and found that all was fine and there were no...
  11. Blown a plug! P0303 P0300

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My 2.2 JTS Alfa finally missed a beat at 137k in a rather dramatic way by ejecting a spark plug! Essentially the thread on aluminium head into which one of the spark plugs screws in gave up. This isn’t too surprising considering the engine has been through 2 remaps, and will undoubtably be...
  12. 159 1.9 JTDM blown hole in inlet manifold

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hoping somebody can help. Got an 2007 159 1.9 jtdm 150 with an issue. Had it nearly 2yrs, Love the car, just want to get it running properly. Car occasionally stutters at around 2000rpm whilst on an incline, in higher gears, turbo boost gauge drops and can hear a 'chattering' sound...Turbo? Car...
  13. Spark plug blown out

    Alfa GTA
    Last Saturday I was driving my 147 gta when half way through my journey I could hear a loud blowing and the engine revs were all over the place, popped the bonnet and can feel and hear the blowing coming from one of the rear bank coilpacks. Got it home taken what was left of the coil pack out...
  14. 156 JTDm 16v blown turbo??

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Help! Coming home this eve I accelerated off a roundabout and suddenly I heard a loud "pop" / bang on the LHS of the engine followed by a whoosing noise, sounded just like a tyre had blown & air rushing out .....but pulled over & they're fine. Set-off but noticed complete lack of turbo kick...
  15. 156 2.0 JTS blown valve aftermath

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 82,000 km JTS blew a valve recently, ~2,000 KM after replacing injectors and ~3 years of my ownership. Reground head, timing, etc. The car sounds slightly rougher than before when starting but runs fine...until it gets up to full operating temperature. At that point power drops somewhat, it...
  16. Alfa 156 V6 rough idle, and blown brake light

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Greetings, I have a strange one for you My 156 v6 has run faultlessly for years, however two days ago when i started it with the brake on, it simultaneously blew a brake light and started idling rough. Im thinking it is coincidental, but a little strange. I cleaned the MAF, no change. It revs...
  17. Alfa 156 JTD `04 Turbo blown

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello fellas. My turbo is gone i think. The car has no power, there is whinning grinding noise when the turbo is supposed to kick in. There is oil in the pipe to the cooler and is smoking bluish smoke. What turbo can use apart from the same car? It is 1.9 8v 115hp. I know it is gt1749v and the...
  18. Can unplugging battery cause blown fuse?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    i have a problem when i unplug my battery after ive changed all the fuses in the entire car, A,B,C fuse boxes. then this happens. Car is off, break lights are on, side indicators are off and wont work or permanently on, the hazard lights dont work. only way to shut everything down is to unplug...
  19. 147 2.0 Thermostat blown apart!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So over the W/E I changed the thermostat on my son's car. Left it sitting on the drive idling for 20 mins or more and took it for a 5 mile test drive and all was perfect. He drove to work today and all was well. At lunch time he sat in the car with engine running and saw the temp gauge climb...
  20. Blown head gasket

    South Africa
    My GTV just confirmed with me that she has blown her top gasket. The nasty one. Bank 1. For a few weeks she would misfire on start-up and then clear up with no smoke or anything else. Then yesterday I noticed the water was low so I topped it up. This morning I started her up and sure enough...