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  1. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    In this thread I'll be documenting the changes that I'm making to the ECU, fuelling and engine wiring of my 1996 Ph1 GTV. Why are you doing this? My car has a bit of a running issue, it stumbles badly under anything more than light acceleration. I probably could have fixed this with replacing...
  2. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello , So my beloved 147 2.0ts was in need of help so I decided to get a new engine, I finished installing it and now it won't start, When I crank the engine seams to want to start then it doesn't and then the plugs are wet, I checked spark by taking coil and plugging a spark plug into the...
  3. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, Ive got a 1.9jtd Gt which will not start. To cut to the chase the main fuel pump will not work, we have tried another pump. We have tried a fuel rail engine ecu kit and fuse box. The fuel cut off switch is fine as are all the earths. It has diesel in it and diag says pump not working. What...
  4. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hello! After having spent a few hours on this topic, made a few phone calls and sorted everything... here is the final decission... I've got a 2.4JtDM 2009 brera, with 24,000 miles (40,000km). I'm looking for a lower ride (I feel like having a SUV) and less bodyroll. Which of these options...
  5. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    While thinking about engine rebuilds etc. I had a thought. I know that I have read about this on the forum but I cannot find a conclusion. I am considering changing the original maniverter off my JTS to one off a TS and basically use a TS exhaust system with just one cat behind the gearbox. I...
  6. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Removed the Alfatune chipped ecu, yellow key box and ign barrel from my GTV and popped them in the spider, turned the key and vrooooom she runs perfect, i now have a few more horses and 2 keys plus a master.....just the door/boot/glovebox to do now..:)
  7. General Motoring Discussion
    guys, I've always thought that on a petrol car, you check the oil when the engine's off and cold (although when my mate went to collect his new Boxster back in 1997, the Porsche dealer said on that car it should be checked with the engine running - dry sump or something?...I don't remember...
  8. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi there the alfa 147 i just bought has a few problems there is no live feed at the rear elec windows the rear interior lamp the boot light and the sun visor lights, i have checked all the fuses and relays all seems in order , i have run a live feed to each in turn and they all work, is there a...
  9. Introduce Yourself
    Hello. I bought my Alfa 156 1.6 T.Spark Lusso nearly a year ago, after my previous vectra was involved in a nasty accident and being wrote off. After scouring forecourts & the classified ALL hope was lost to replace the vectra. After a long trip to pick up the remains & contents i stopped at...
  10. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Alfa Romeo 159 My rambling thoughts I have a new baby so need some more space, and some better fuel economy, but also some style. Have seen a 159 sport wagon ti and wow, what a gorgeous car. No other estate seems to compare. So, what to go for and what to look out for? Well I do about 15k a...
  11. General Alfa Discussion
    Many years ago I learned vehicle refinishing and earned my living from it for a long time,now I only do any occasionaly, on my own cars. My problem is that the powers that be have changed the rules and I cannot buy cellulose any more. What I need is someone to bring me up to speed on modern...
  12. Lincolnshire
    What ever it was, it made this happen:cry: Forgot to refit the oil cap after a top up at work, so driven 14 miles without it:( I didn't realise until I got home when I got a strong wiff of oil. I did manage to find the cap which involved a trip from Coningsby to Hubberts Bridge. Found it on...
  13. ICE & Blue&Me
    ok so the radio a blauplunkt vancouver cd36... don't think thats stock :confused: i've tired swapping the 12v wit the ign wire no joy....any ideas ??? Should i just drop kick the blauplunk or does this happen in all 156's, its my first and its a joy :) please help me :thumbs:
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hope you remember the thread I started last week, to which you all were so helpful and thoughtful. Well here I am again, unfortunately! A few of you suggested checking my Cat, and after a little (big really) fight to get one seized bolt off, I got it off and to my disbelief, it was perfect!!! I...
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Ok. I have a 156 2.5 v6, 1999. I bought it a year ago, and it never felt like 192 bhp! But nevertheless, it was smooth and quite powerful. Then, the timing belt slipped. So, I bought another 156, no tax/MOT, and swapped engines. The power problem still occurs! It revs fairly freely until 5,000...
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  17. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Now then, my 156 2.0TS Selespeed has been nothing but well behaved since I got it last year. It has been tenderly cared for and services, but today it had a brain fart! It went like this. I had been out and about all day with friends and had notched up about 90 miles or so in medium length...
  18. Alfa 155
    Hi, My 155 has a dead ECU thanks to my Father testing the fan with 12 volts up the temp sensor. I need to find a new one which he will pay for but it seems like a good time to start a policy of regenerate and uprate. Does anyone know of a supplier who can get me a unit that is effectively...
  19. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've just fitted a new battery and connected it up the wrong way round - what's that burning smell - oh **** - if I had a brain I'd be dangerous. Fortunately the car starts fine and everything seems OK except the radio which shows no sign of life - any ideas which fuse it runs off or whether it...
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