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  1. Alfa Giulietta
    A problem arises when I am in need of immediate and strong braking, whereby a strong brake would cause the car to inform me that most systems on the car are not functioning, such as ABS, VDC, Hill Climb, Steering Control, etc. All I need to do is switch the car off and on again, and everything...
  2. Alfa Giulietta
    Hello, My Cloverleaf has recently developed an issue where the steering wheel on occassions (not always) shakes and shudders when breaking. I normally don't feel anything at low speeds and some days I feel nothing wrong at higher speeds. But quite often if I am going over 40 Mph and I press the...
  3. Alfa Giulia
    After 3 months of driving I'm still finding an inconsistency in what retardation I get from the car compared to what I'm expecting. When the engine is cold and when I'm driving in a 'sporting manner' I get caught out here and there by the car not slowing as much as I wanted. I'm finding that...
  4. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi everyone, I've noticed over the past few months that i'm getting a pull to the left under braking and a pull to the right with acceleration. The tracking was done just before Christmas and i always keep an eye on the pressures. Additionally, the upper con arms we're replaced last year too...
  5. General Motoring Discussion
    It's easy to sneer at new car tech, but a little incident made me appreciate it. Earlier this year, a big 2018 Volvo SUV was chugging along behind me in traffic. From my perspective there was nothing to worry me. It was keeping its distance as we crawled through the village traffic. At the...
  6. Alfa MiTo
    I have quite an odd situation, I get quite harsh vibration in my steering wheel when braking. It is present only when going over 70 km/h and applying moderate pressure. I suspected the rotors and will be measuring them, but it doesn't make sense. I changed my brakes in May, all new Brembo pads...
  7. Alfa Giulia
    Interesting article here on 'pistonheads' https://www.pistonheads.com/news/general-pistonheads/what-is-electro-hydraulic-braking-ph-explains/38418 Includes Continental system in our Giulias... Don.
  8. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all. I took my 159 2.2 Lusso on its first long motorway run yesterday and found that when braking heavily at speed it will pull to the right, and also there is some rumbling through the brakes. There's no pulling when driving, only when braking heavily. At speeds over 30 mph there appears...
  9. Alfa Giulietta
    Hello, I have read numerous posts on this forum as well as checking posts on social media trying to solve this issue, but still nothing specific to me yet - this annoying problem wont go away! Recently I have had two front tyres changed. I immediately noticed some steering wobble at speed and...
  10. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Maybe I'm overthinking this as it does not happen all the time, but it seems that the steering wheel has a slight pull to one side or another when I unexpectedly need to brake harder than intended? Could be the tires thing though, hmm..
  11. Alfa Giulia
    Some info on the brake system
  12. Alfa MiTo
    Hi Everyone. My car is a 2010 year , air con works great cold / hot. recently it developed a problem, everytime I brake, or take a tight turn, the air con makes a squeaking / tweeting noise. sounds exactly like a bird tweeting. the noise is consistent with the braking. If I let off the brakes...
  13. Alfa Giulietta
    Morning all Over the last few mornings I've noticed something a bit strange with G Also, This only seems to happen in the morning after the cars been sat overnight. When I drive away and try to come to a stop at the bottom of the small hill on my road the brakes feel really wooden and not much...
  14. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi Guys, So everybody knows my long thread with all the issues (link here) Still unresolved. Though now it becomes worst, which might lead to help me resolve it. Car is been: 1. Aligned 2. New Rotors/pads, brakelines and fluid 3. New tires (balanced noumerous times) 4. I tried Alfata's...
  15. Alfa Giulietta
    Just had someone's dog run out in front of me tonight, luckily only going slow and slammed my brakes on and didn't hit it, abs kicked in for a second or two. Got moving again and had a really strong burning smell in the car, drove for a few seconds then stopped and turned off heating and the...
  16. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All, I have a 2.4 159 sportwagon and currently have standard brembo brake discs and performance friction front pads and EBC red stuff rear pads. (Next time I might give Ferodos a try as I can get the same compound front and rear). I also have braided brake lines. Now, my question. The...
  17. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I want to check the rear ground point. I had a quick look, but where is it?
  18. Alfa Giulietta
    My Giulietta from 2010 with 90000miles has started making a strange noise a few months ago. It happens when I brake with a moderate/ strong force on the pedal and it seems to come from the driver side It also does it when I steer to the right full lock and proceed at low speed (usually when I...
  19. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have been looking into something interesting tonight. I have read in a few places now that VNT turbos are often used for engine braking. Turbo boost during deceleration - TDIClub Forums https://turbo.honeywell.com/our-technologies/vnt-dutydrive-turbochargers/ This seems why our cars slightly...
  20. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Some how while stripping down, sandblasting and cleaning up ready to paint and refurb, I have done this to one of my rear calipers. Is it still usable or do I need to bin it and start again? As ever, thanks in advance for any help.
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