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  1. Giulietta cooling fan issue

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi Guys, Have any Giulietta drivers had an experience similar to this.... The problem is very intermittent and the dealer has basically said they can't do anything about it without seeing the problem while it is happening. Once a month on average, as soon as the car has reached temperature...
  2. Dash Light Fuse Keeps Burning Out

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi Guys, Lost the lights in my dash and glovebox. Checked the fuse box and the 10amp fuse has burnt out. Replaced the fuse and same thing happens every time I turn the lights on. Any ideas? Am I looking at having to take the dash out? Took some pics of the fuse box and some loose wires...
  3. 3.2 V6 the 4th coil burning (melted)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Guys, Hope someone can help me out. I am from the Netherlands and have a 149 3.2 V6-aut, station from 2007with 108.000km since 4 weeks my 159 3.2 V6 always and only burning the 4th (seen from the front the middle cylinder 1st bank) cylinder coil. I melted 6 coils in 2 weeks time 10km...
  4. Petrol versus The Black Art of Oil Burning

    General Alfa Discussion
    I've just landed myself a new job, however it will mean my daily commute quadruples from 20 to 80 miles, meaning my annual mileage will be around 20k a year, if not slightly more once I factor in weekend jaunts. I'm currently 2 years into a PCP on my MiTo Cloverleaf and managing just under 40mpg...
  5. Burning oil smell at low revs???

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just a quick one if anyone can help. My 2.0 ts sportwagon has been eating its way through a reasonable amount of oil of late (nearly a 300mls/ltr!). I suspect its a case of more then one thing though! recently I've been getting a burning oil smell into the cabin but only when I'm I plant the...
  6. Burning smell through vents.

    Alfa 164 & 166
    I've had this for a while now as I thought maybe it would go away after I replaced the pollen filter. Even if the air con is off this burning smell seems to creep into the cabin. If I take a corner friskily or go around a roundabout it will come into the cabin also. I've had the aircon system...
  7. Oil burning

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Almost every time i take my V6 up the rev range, i am left with the smell of burning oil immediately afterwards. There is a lot of oil coming from the oil cap on the front bank of the V, although the cap is on tight. The burning smell appears to be coming from the oil dripping onto to hot...
  8. GTV electric burning smell loss of power

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello my fellow Alfa drivers Last night I was driving my 132,000km 2003 GTV 3.0 V6 24V 100 kmh 2500 rpm 6th gear and all of a sudden there was a complete loss of power while in gear. I put it in neutral and continued to coast. All the dash board lights were flashing and the rpm gauge and...
  9. £12.5K burning a hole in your pocket....?!

    General Alfa Discussion
    Maybe this would appeal: Seems a touch rich to me.
  10. GT burning oil, turbo problem?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My beautiful GT JTD is very unwell. It's blowing smoke & burning oil even at low revs but not making any nasty noises or losing power anywhere. The problem began just after my rather dodgy French mechanic changed the hose between the turbo and the MAF which was beginning to split. I obviously...
  11. GT burning oil

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    GT turbo problem My beautiful GT JTD is very unwell. It's blowing smoke & burning oil even at low revs but not making any nasty noises or losing power anywhere. The problem began just after my rather dodgy French mechanic changed the hose between the turbo and the MAF which was beginning to...
  12. Burning rubber smell

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi recently bought a 159 Sportwagon 2.4 (210) with 109k on the clock. Has a full service history and cambelt change @ 84k. It was a bargain @ £5500 but drives very well so I expected to have to fork out some cash when things go wrong. I do a drive of around 10 miles of which 5 miles is motorway...
  13. smoke and burning smell from engine

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Out of the blue this afternoon while idling, I noticed a burning smell in the car and then saw blueish smoke coming from the engine (very little, hardly noticeable in daylight). As you stand facing the front of the car, looking at the engine, the smoke is coming from the top left, underneath...
  14. Burning fuses,IGN/EFI

    South Africa
    Hi,car was running OKish untill Sat when it lost power and coasted to a stop.Cranks fine but wont take.Closer inspection revealed a burnt fuse under the bonnet,either IGN or EFI. WTF??Any ideas appreciated.
  15. jts burning oil engine rebuild

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi fokes,
  16. Hot Burning Smell

    Alfa GTA
    Don't know if I'm being a paranoid owner, but ever since I put my car back on the road in April it seems to smell hot, even after a short 4 miles drive. I can't tell you if it did this before, and there seems to be no side effects (it was faultless on a 3hr drive into London traffic last week) ...
  17. 156 Twin Spark - Burning smell from engine

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All My 156 has suddenly started producing a strong burning smell from the engine which comes and goes at random intervals. There is a small oil leak from the rocket cover gasket which, from what I gather, has leaked onto the clutch causing the smell. I will have the rocket cover gasket...
  18. 2004 GT is burning oil badly any ideas turbo/ seals car has done 146k

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All My 2004 GT jtd which has done 146k has been burning oil badly does anyone know why this could be happening, only today I was driving it at about 70mph and the car jolted a couple of time with loads of smoke at the rear I pulled over turned it off for a while turned back on, now no...
  19. 2.0 TS (i'm puzzled beyond) burning oil rebuilt engine

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Right then guys this is giving me some stick. Symptoms : at low engine rev's burning clouds of smoke, at higher speed oil burning not evident. Oil consumption is massive Things i've done : rebuilt the engine Twice both time replacing all the gaskets and the valve stem seals. Things i've found...
  20. Is my 156 about to burst into flames? Bad burning smell.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a 2001 156, 1.8TS about a month ago I noticed that whenever I pushed the button for the rear heated windscreen the radio would go all fuzzy, this did not really bother me but then I noticed that the rear window was only clearing in 1 small area. Now when I push the switch, the light comes...