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  1. Car Detailing
    I sent my wheels to be powder coated. I wanted a bright silver colour, but they came back a kind of dull grey...yuck. The guy says if I can get the RAL code for what I want he'll re-do them foc. He reckons he used "wheel-silver" However they are only a light flat grey...no metallic and not...
  2. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Not sure if its just me, but i have replaced the standard halogen bulbs for 55w HIDs. Cut off line isn't great, can still see some light above the line, only slightly. but besides this. I'm 90% sure these should be producing more light! along side a boy racer with his Hids in reflectors, they...
  3. Motoring Images
    Well here she is...not looking quite so sorry for herself anymore
  4. Alfa GTA
    The latest issue with this car : it's been leaking a bit of oil for a while, but nothing major. It's now leaking very badly.. got it up on the ramps at the mechanic and the oil cooler pipe is up against and eating into the sump / vice versa.. don't know which one is eroding the other.. ? The oil...
  5. North Scotland
    Ok anyone who was at the Italian car day seen me and my polish antics and everyone knows how good this stuff really was , so a very good friend suggested we contact the only scottish supplier for the polish in regards to a sort of show and shine/ learn day and pick up some goodies for ourselves...
  6. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Threads merged - PG
  7. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Morning. Given the good news that my Spider will live again, I'm going to be investing money in her. By this, I mean a full top quality repaint over & above what the insurance pay for. She's a lifetime car for me so IMHO, money well spent. Anyway, I need new exterior chrome door handles &...
  8. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I have always had trouble in seeing my speedometer needle in bright sunlight, this may well just be a phase 3 thing. I tried driving with my sidelights on with the illumination control at maximum, this improved things just a very little. I then changed the 4 speedo/rev-counter bulbs from the...
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Morning all I need to replace light/bulb with something stronger have been recommended led 24 bulb would it fit though any info gratefully recieved :cool:
  10. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Is it anyone here? I spotted it in Witney. It isn't my cup of tea, but there was no denying that is stood out a bit. :cool:
  11. Alfa 164 & 166
    It's a bit of a long story, but I parked the 166 in a parking space at dusk and popped into the chemist, came back and noticed that the mirror was bent forward, thought nothing of it and started driving home. About one k from home I noticed the steering seemed a bit out, and about the same time...
  12. Introduce Yourself
    Does anyone know if you can dim the brightness on the digital multifunction display under the speedo/rev counter on the Mito Veloce 155, its seems over bright at night when running the lights?
  13. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi there, I have a 159 1.9JTS. Fe months ago the car started to stall and sound like misfiring. The car went to the agency for 2 weeks, they checked everything supposedly, the injectors was very obstructed because of the poor quality fuel, the butterfly valve as well. They've also checked if...
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I am eying up a 6 month old black 147 and my dealer (authorised) has offered to apply Diamond Bright free of charge. They said that if I wanted the 6 year 'warranty' on it they would need to charge £100. Hmn, as it is free, is it worth it? I have no idea how well they know how to apply the...
  15. General Alfa Discussion
    Hi, two weeks ago I ordered my 159 with the beige interieur, which has the brownish dashboard. My only concern was and is the reflection in the windscreen. Yesterday I had the bright idea to put my hand (which is somewhat beige) onto the dashboard at normal daylight and was quite surprised how...
  16. Motoring Images
    Mornin, you polished people:D And what a beautiful sunny, wonderful Anglo Saxon, English, Apples in the Ochard day it is here.:):;)
  17. General Alfa Discussion
    opened up the bonnet today to admire the engine, lifted up my head and whacked it on the dam grill:rolleyes: im going to have to remember about that:eek: how many others have done the same?:cheese:
  18. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hallo Peeps, Been meaning to ask this for a while... Do any other GT owners fell that the blue high beam warning for the lights is a tad OTT? It pratically lights up my face like a scared bunny when I go to high beams. Seriously considering putting a sticker over it! Am I over sensitive or...
  19. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi My plugs are in need of replaceing in a few thou, so I wanted to fit the Iridium plugs. I know the NGK ones, one of the plugs has a life of half the other, but the Denso ones are both 60K estimated (as original) but I cannot find the part numbers to order - probably being thick! Does anyone...
  20. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I'm still quite new here so I’m hoping that someone can help. My 156 has now got a crack in the driver’s side headlamp after a lorry flicked a stone up! :mad: Every morning she looks like she is crying with a misty lamp! I've got a replacement one but can anyone tell me how I can...
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