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  1. Alfa GT fuse F31 burning constantly

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, My GT (2.0 JTS) has been bit problematic this winter. Heater is not working, had it checked at local workshop, they found that Fuse F31 was blown but at that point the fuse didn't blow again, so they were unable to find the reason for it. I paid 80 € for fuse change, so at this point I'm...
  2. smell of burning oil after cam belt change, V6

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I had the cam belts done a few months ago and have noticed since then intermittent smells of burning oil from the engine department. I can't see any obvious leaks, there is nothing evident under the car. Sniffing around with the bonnet open suggests the smell is from behind the rear cylinder...
  3. Smell of burning rubber

    Alfa Giulietta
    I have noticed that when my air con is on there is a smell of burning rubber, has anyone else had this or know of it. My first thoughts were a slipping belt but there is no noise. Thank you Just to add, it's definitely not the DPF as the smell is only present when the air con is on.
  4. giulietta veloce power total loss and burning oil smell

    Alfa Giulietta
    I own a giulietta 2018 veloce 1.75 tbi. Owned for new, 7,500 on clock, will me a year old in March. It's has just started to play up. Had power loss when setting off, engine judder and a strong burning old smell on Sunday. Luckily I was 3 mins from home. Engine oil was a bit low but not crazy...
  5. Saved it & me from burning to a crisp !

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I was in the car pottering around & had put the battery in a last ditch attempt to revive it before buying a new one. So to my surprise the battery charger showed 3/4 charged great! So I turned the key & it fired up ...hey hey...so then I noticed a eggy smell, OK its been stood & not started for...
  6. Smokey and high oil burning JTS

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Ah the JTS engine.. My JTS, which now has all the great power it was supposed to have, thanks to a set of late model camshafts, (curtesy of Autolusso) and injector cleaning and new spark plugs, still smokes quite a bit and burns oil like the proverbial Ferrari F1. My mechanic, quite sensibly...
  7. URGENT Help burning smell!! 2010 2.0 Alfa 159ti JTDm

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Whilst driving my 2010 2.0 159ti I noticed the mpg was quite low.. then when I came to a stop there was a funny burning (plastic?) Like smell coming from the engine bay. I immediately turned the engine off. I then put it into a garage and told them what I experienced and they couldn't find...
  8. Oil burning Alfa 2006 Ti 147

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    It seems that oil burning Alfa 147s is a common problem but does anyone have experience in replacing the rings? Just wondering if it is necessary to remove the engine complete or if it can be done in place, working from the underside as well. I am hoping that a new set of rings with bores honed...
  9. Burning smell after hard braking

    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...
  10. Rode the clutch - smoke / burning smell

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, due to trouble with gear selector that got progressively worse i had to drive in 3rd gear and ride the clutch through slow traffic to get home - this eventually caused smoke and burning smell from under the hood but no error message or change in engine performance, will this need full clutch...
  11. A bit of smoke and burning rubber smell 2.0 JTDm

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So tonight I was driving along the motorway slowing down and I noticed what sounded like the exhaust rattling when foot off the throttle, this does happen when there are 4 people in the car as I guess its worked a tad loose. Anyway I sit in the queue on the slip road, and notice some white...
  12. clutch burning smell after high revs

    Alfa Giulietta
    hi wife was driving gqv and panicked as ambulance overtook us she dropped accelerator hard and did not have car in gear.after revving it I imagine redline clutch came up and car slowly filled with burnt clutch smell.i got her to pull over and drove rest of way home .will this do any terminal...
  13. Mito clutch burning smell

    Alfa MiTo
    Caught in the jam for 30mins and smell burning smell on my engine. Brought to Alfa specialist this morning and informed it is perfectly okay. How do I know when to change clutch ? I be monitoring my car for next one week to see if there is burning smell again.
  14. CODE fuse keeps burning

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi there! I have some weird electric problem with my 166 3.0. Every time I attach the negative battery cable, the F20 fuse (for the CODE box) burns directly. If I take out the harness from the CODE box (M20 on eLearn) the fuse stays OK but the car will ofcourse not start. I have tried to put a...
  15. 1.9JTD Burning Metalic Smell

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi I have just come back from 2500 mile trip round France with no faults no problems etc. in my GT The perfect car for the job. (Maybe???) However it is probably a bit overdue a service now and the day after I got back I was driving on my usual 100 mile round trip commute and a couple of miles...
  16. JTD GT - Burning oil/Turbo/Hesitant

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi When starting my car each morning I get blue/white smoke out the exhaust for a few seconds. Also engine is very hesitant, I.e foot down to floor and revs build very slowly until turbo kicks in at around 2.5k. Once revved all is okay for the day. This is all compounded by a small oil leak And...
  17. 159 smoking burning oil ?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi lads my 159 1.9 jtdm is smoking also thinks its burning oil? Oil seems be down when you turn car on,then it isnt other times. Have you any ideas what it could be. Dean
  18. Alfa GT burning and squeaking post head unit installation

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Hi all, Having a slight problem with my Alfa GT cloverleaf Q2, post aftermarket head unit installation. I used Shinycar's fantastic guide (many thanks), but when wiring the bose connections i made the mistake of wiring it to the 12V constant rather than the 12V ignition wire. A couple of hours...
  19. Heavy burning oil smell

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    yet no signs of smoke, etc from the rear. No warnings, just after I'd driven in an 'eager' fashion up a rather steep hill (4th gear and pulling like no one's business. Not over-revved neither). Didn't last too long but enough to cause a little consternation from my passenger.
  20. Burning smell - Cat?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've read on a few posts recently about the cats on petrol 156's taking an age to get up to full operating temperature, which has got me thinking..... When I've been caning my 1.8TS for a while, I often get a slight burning smell in the cabin, a bit like burning rubber. As is usual in these...
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