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  1. Alfa MiTo
    I recently bought a 2014 sprint 0.9L MiTo and have noticed when I don’t drive the car for a week (this has also coincided with cold weather between -4 and 4 degrees) the car takes a while to set off. I take the handbrake off and find the biting point but the car doesn’t set off for a good few...
  2. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I am finding the brakes on the twinnie lacking in bite and stopping power, and was looking at using Mito 305mm Brembo calipers with the associated standard Mito bracket. Would I be correct in thinking this is a straight, bolt on swap, using a V6 GTV 305mm 28mm disc? Do the early 305mm Giulietta...
  3. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, so today i went to a friend's garage to replace my rear brake pads on my '99 alfa 156. We did the job pretty efortlessly but after putting everything together i got in my car to get home. It was only after i got to 15 km/h that i realised I had no brakes, the brake pedal went straight to...
  4. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi everyone, I have now completed three ascents each one was 2 km. There was no massive use of brakes, at the end of the last ascent after cooling the front brakes they started to creak and there was a relatively strong smell to use. Plates and pads were replaced 2000 km ago, Brembo's company...
  5. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Today I changed the air filter for my 156 V6 and all seemed well until I took it for a drive and found that the brake pedal is stuck in position that it goes to when in park, while driving. The brakes still work although not very well at all and the pedal itself does not have much movement. The...
  6. Alfa Giulietta
    hi Guys, First timer on here! loving my Giullietta. I have a 2010 1.8 cloverleaf model (Manual Tans, right hand drive UK)) that I've owned for just over a year, it's absolute dream to drive (just have to shut my eyes when i look at the fuel consumption!). The only problem I'm struggling with...
  7. Alfa Giulietta
    Hello, Recently got a set of EBC pads and discs fitted on the front and I can hear a ticking sound (that is speed dependent) from the front of the car (I think?) which then goes away when I apply the brakes. Doesn't matter if I press hard or light it stops. (had the brakes on for around...
  8. Alfa 164 & 166
    has anyone fitted the slightly bigger brembos from the 159?
  9. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi guys, Not been on here for quite a while.My dilemma is this.A few weeks back my '87 33 T.i Veloce developed a sinking brake pedal.No loss of fluid at all but having experienced this on ther cars before recognised that the seals in the master cylinder had failed and it was using the emergency...
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, does anyone know the difference between the Lucas rear calipers for the standard 147 with 276mm discs and the ones fitted to a gta? they have different part numbers but they use the same pads and discs, I really need a caliper but I can't find the ones that are allegedly specifically...
  11. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    A few days back I started my car up found brakes sinked and no fluid in reservoir, no leaks were found the brake fluid was sucked into the air intake through the vacuum hose, after refilling and bleeding, the brakes stick after using a few times . All 4 wheels locked up. Master cylinder was...
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So I've been soaking a bolt with WD40 on one of my rear calipers all weekend. The [email protected]@£y bolt just won't shift. Part of the problem is that you can't get a socket or a ring spanner over the head because of a rear suspension arm ?. It's a 15mm head (or supposed to be) but rust may have reduced...
  13. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    This post relates to the front calipers, and erratic excessive pedal travel. But first, rather than rehashing it in this thread, a bit of back story (related mostly to the rear brakes) can be found in this thread...
  14. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    It's failed its mot today with binding rear brakes even though i took the precaution of removing both rear calipers and cleaning the brake shoe carriers so they moved freely, is it the piston that's not going back then ? And it also failed on handbrake efficiency below requirement, what ever...
  15. Alfa Stelvio
    On 6 May 2019, the car landed in Car Servis of Alfa in Austria, 1000km from home. I was returning with my wife and son (3 years old) from holiday in Italy. In Austria, when I was leaving the parking lot, I pressed the brake and did not brake - a total lack of reaction. The system briefly...
  16. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have a lot of squealing coming from my front off side wheel. There is no excessive heat after driving and I can't feel any rubbing when driving, so thought it could be the pads need replacing (though the outside ones I can see on the car look fine to me) or are sticking somehow. I am still...
  17. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello. Recently I have been hearing a scraping noise coming from the front left brake. So now I'm determined to change both front discs and pads. In my local spare part shops there are a myriad of different manufacturers to choose from. The prices are also very different from low to high end...
  18. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    After a long absence, I have returned to you guys to finally finish off all of Arya's running gear, with the grit, determination and the budget! I am going to be doing pads and discs all around it's only an extra £10 all in for brembos so that's a no brainer, but with regard to the pads should...
  19. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Dear all, Brief Introduction I own a 2010 Alfa Romeo 159 2.2 JTS Selespeed equipped with stock Brembo 305mm front brake system. I am not happy with the braking power and also stopping distance. Hence started my quest for Big Brake Kit upgrade. This is not be a biased comparison as I am...
  20. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    All, The saga continues. I’ve just had a third go at bleeding these bleeding brakes on my 2008 Brera. Still with no success. For the second time I’ve bleed the brakes, 4 wheels off, on stands. Bleed the 4 callipers and the junction box fixed to the bulkhead. Brakes good, plenty of resistance...
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