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  1. Ticking Sound when NOT braking

    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...
  2. 159 bigger brakes anyone?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    has anyone fitted the slightly bigger brembos from the 159?
  3. 33 bleedin brakes!!!!

    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...
  4. Does a standard 147 rear caliper for 276mm brakes fit on a GTA

    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...
  5. Help diagnose sticking brakes

    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...
  6. Seized bolt problem on rear brakes

    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...
  7. Brakes, so much better now, found the problem!

    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...
  8. Binding rear brakes

    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...
  9. The system has turned off the brakes while driving

    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...
  10. Limited Edition brakes (same as Ti???)

    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...
  11. Help choosing brakes on a 159 1.9JTDM

    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...
  12. Suspension and Brakes

    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...
  13. Alfa Romeo 159 PB Brakes Big Brake Kit Review

    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...
  14. Bleeding the brakes - advice part 2 getting frustrated

    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...
  15. Bleeding brakes

    Alfa Giulia
    My Giulia has the black brake calipers which I'd like to get painted, either red or yellow, I'm still undesided, Misano blue with dark Quadrifogio alloys.? But my question is, can the brakes be bled in the conventional way or does the new brake by wire system prevent this? I've read that people...
  16. Noise from brakes...

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Noticed that there is a creaking noise coming from the brakes on my Brera when I step on them while in reverse gear. No noise otherwise. Any ideas why this may be happening? [emoji848] Sent from my Toaster using Tapatalk
  17. Rear brakes Alfa 75 116 gtv

    Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    Hi guys, I have a dodgy outer adjuster screw that needs replacing but I don’t want to tackle the whole job of removing the Caliper, does anybody know if I can get it off the the Caliper still on? I know it screws off the piston, just wondering maybe if I remove the pads I might have enough...
  18. Bleeding the brakes - advice

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    All, Having recently put my Brera on 4 axle stands and bled the brakes, all looked fine until Thevwheelscwere back on and I’d lowered the car and started it up. I must have had an air lock in the system somewhere because applying the brakes the pedal went straight to the floor. Pump the pedal...
  19. Compatible Brakes Disc/Pads

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi All I have a 2010 1.4 TB 170 Giulietta My brakes pads/disc need replacing. Would Brembo fit my standard ones. Brembo Brake Disc (Front)Product Code : 10451090A Brembo Brake Pad (Front)Product Code : 10151047A Both items are from Europarts Cheers
  20. Sudden loss of Power Steering and Brakes when driving...!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So this was scary and I clearly need to get it checked: *Edit - its a 159 2.4 ti sw. At 9pm last night while i was driving and making a turn, the car suddenly lost power steering - I could barely turn the wheel. The brakes were also not responsive and the gas pedal was also hardly getting a...