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  1. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello everyone, I recently purchased a 2008 Alfa 159 3.2 JTS Q4 Automatic. As always, its one of the 3 159's in the entire country and only 3.2 in the country and the only automatic 159 in the country. I love the car to bits and according to the previous owner its been well looked after except...
  2. Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Poxy car is begining to do my head in now. The wife's 147 T-spark still has this severe power loss issue. It starts and rev's no problems at all until you take it out for a drive then it all goes down hill. It's reasonable when cold and at low speeds but still quite under powered but managable...
  3. General Alfa Discussion
    Morning All ref: TS 147 2000 Anyone else ever had problems with the AC compressor unit after car being stationary for a few weeks? I am currently taking mine apart as something (that I'll soon discover) has gone badly wrong inside it. The only evidence I have so far is that the wire to the...
  4. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello mates, yesterday I had an issue.I charged the battery to maximum with high-class battery charger 6/12V 2/8 amp with auto off and protection from heat and overcharging.It took around 30 hours . The battery was BOSCH SILVER 62ah. When charged I instaled it carefully-first I put the...
  5. East Midlands
    Can anyone in the East Midlands region recommend an outfit that repairs interior car seat uphosltery? I've a friend with a poorly seat in her fiat 500 :rolleyes: NB. It's not leather
  6. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, I need help!! I bought and fitted some 55w HIDS rang them for a few days, now my alternator doesn't appear to be charging and more!!! Could this be related? :cry: looks like I'm going to need an new alternator but I'm a bit worried of using my HIDS on the new alternator, has anyone...
  7. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all....just had a thought pop into my head,..and I have a question.. My phase 2 gtv has engine breather pipe feeding into the air intake pipe and all fumes etc are burnt off for economy etc... I cleaned my throttle body a while back, and it looked like s**t...... Oil deposits everywhere...
  8. Alfa Romeo Cyprus Club
    Bussy bussy bussy on October !!! So, its the Burnout Show, not much to add about that, everybody knows what it includes. Cars, Bikes, Girls, Tattoos, promos, music, model photo shooting etc etc etc.... We have been invited as a Club by Mr. Stelios Kyhtreotis. We can take up to 6 cars if we...
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Driving home in the 200 156 2.0 TS this evening I smelt burning - and when I stopped at a junction saw smoke coming out from under the bonnet :eek: Popped the hood and saw the aircon compresser merrily smoking away, but no flames so I turned off the air con and drove home. No more smoke and no...
  10. General Motoring Discussion
    Anyone else entered the competition to win a car for a year?
  11. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Yesterday I twice had to reverse up steep inclines and both times I got really bad clutch burn. Anyone else notice this? (Never had it on the Brera.) If I don't give it some gas the car stalls. Giving it more revs and clutch burn ensues. It's not the 1st time I've noticed it.... Bad...
  12. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi folks! I'm sad to say my glorious GTV V6 24V has passed. In fact my car burned down last november apparently because a leak due to a cracked rubber pipe in the fuel system. Those who had seen my GTV can understand how sad am I and how desperate an alfista can be. But I'm on the road once...
  13. Alfa 164 & 166
    Installed CD changer recently. All is doin its thing as it says on the tin. However, My burned CD's are not recognised. They were probably burned with Windows media player. What should I use?? Any experience on this?? Also, for some reason the volume knob seems to malfunction. nothing related...
  14. East Midlands
    Hi, somebody can help me today? My fuse for cooling fan is always burn and engine go overheating. I living in Belper. Is any carelectric mechanic how have time pls?
  15. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Last year September I rented an Alfa 159 SW with 68k on the clock from Europcar in Italy, after 1k driving going light uphill the clutch burnt and the car would not move anymore. I have driven over 200k kilometers, crossed the alps and other mountains several times but never experienced...
  16. Alfa 145 & 146
    i have 146 1.6' recently ive notice that after a short mild ride there is a very high smell of burn oil' the car is in a good condition there is no any loose of oil' or water. ive notice that the main break pump is a bit licking - maybe on the exhoust - is it familiar to anyone? how do i...
  17. General Alfa Discussion
    Found this whilst looking for something on the net. Alfa Romeo 8C body kit - Page 2 - Pontiac Solstice Forum These "dudes" need a lesson in appreciation of classic design.
  18. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I know i shouldn't complain about this really but everywhere i read it says check the oil week in week out etc .... as GTV TS's burn oil. Thing is mine has barely used a drop in the last 4mths/3500 miles :confused:
  19. Motoring Images
    Went to Brighton a couple of weels ago and got caught up in the ''burn up'' - there must have been over 5000 motor bikes and scooters here are some of the claasic Italians that I spotted. It was a superb event, the plod seemed to be tirning a blind eye to some of the shenanigans that were going...
  20. Introduce Yourself
    Am spider owner bought car new in 1990 (89 year), have owned car for 17 years. Have maintained it so it is better than day I bought it. Recently got new head.:) Also 91 164S for 8 years car has 140K. Just got overhaul. Was burning 2 quarts every 350 miles and fouling plugs. Now running in...
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