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  1. 156 1.9 JTD burnt ECU?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, I have a big problem, an Alfa 156 1.9 JTD keeps burning Ecus. I have changed 3 in a row and all the three of them were burned. The third time I put in a new ECU, i checked all the installations and all the fuse boxes, everything was fine. Even checking with a diagnostic tool did not show...
  2. rebuild / burnt valves

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Bought my 114k 2.0 ts ph1 recently. It had a engine rebuild at 82k (8 x half bearings, piston rings, crank grind, main bearing set). Then at 112k shortly before it was mothballed (2004) it had 2 exhaust valves replaced as they were burnt. What's sort of extra life do you think such work...
  3. Concern? Burnt Fan Resistor Contacts

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Afternoon all, Running through the list of things to do on my Phase 1 that I'm slowly bringing back to life and being what it is, everywhere you look there is a new thing to fix! Was looking at reasons why my aircon may not be working and tracing wires back when I spotted that the right hand...
  4. Burnt electrics smell in Brera

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, Last weekend I fitted a Yatour digital music changer into the Brera - same set up as the Denison / Xcarlink ones, & also replaced the pollen filter at the same time. Twice since then I've had a brief pungent smell of burned electrics, like when you short a wire out, once on Sunday night &...
  5. Smoke and burnt clutch smell

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi AO forum I own a 147 1.6 selespeed for about 6 months (first Alfa) all is good until white smoke came out of the side of the engine where the selespeed reservoir is located followed by a burnt clutch smell. The motor control system failure light also flashes. Good thing it happened at the...
  6. TCT clutch burnt

    Alfa MiTo
    Well.. My MiTo has only been driven 45,000KM / 28,000 Miles~ I took over the car at 40,000KM / 25,000 Miles~ and never driven heavy abusively, mostly on normal mode. Workshop diagnostic: Upon removing the gearbox unit to assist in the replacement of the clutch assembly, it was found that...
  7. ESP unit burnt

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Good day All, I have a 2003 Alfa Romeo 147 Selespeed, a few week ago my worker was cleaning it and for some strange reason decided to play the stereo, apparently after a while of playing he notice some smoke coming out from the front so he disconnected the battery. Now here is the problem, I...
  8. Can't find burnt bulb - '01 156sw

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I get the "bulb out" indicator light when I turn on my headlamps, but I walk around the car and can't find anything. I'm not running LED's or anything. Any ideas?
  9. Burnt out relay - cause or effect?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    In other relay related news, my indicators packed up last night with a strong whiff of electrical combustion when deactivating the alarm. Everything else works fine and looking inside the B relay (indicators) from under the dash, it's got a burnt out pcb trace. Note this is a small black relay...
  10. Burnt clutch on Alfa Giulietta

    Introduce Yourself
    I bought my car in 2012. A few weeks ago, when driving in heavy rain with stop start traffic, I noticed white smoke coming from the bonnet and a strong 'burnt' smell. Have reported it to a dealer and have just taken car in to be checked - have been advised that if it is indeed a burnt (blue)...
  11. Getting burnt on oil of a stainless steel exhaust

    General Alfa Discussion
    As some of you may know, a couple of years ago an exhaust valve burnt out on my TS engine which meant a lot of oil got burnt. Unfortunately some of this appeared to get onto the outside of my stainless steel exhaust. I've been trying to get it off using autoglym metal polish, but with only...
  12. Headlight cover burnt?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Has anyone come across the outside of the head lights becoming burnt in one place? A small burn mark has appeared over the winter.. Can the plastic be replaced as the actual headlamp is fine.:confused:
  13. Burnt Valves on my 2.0 litre Twin Spark

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi Everyone, Although Ive been a member for a while, this my first post. I have recently found burnt exhaust valves on number two cylinder on my Spider. I have only just removed the head at this stage and the other valves "look" ok. Can I get away with just replacing the burnt valves or do I...
  14. Car burnt out

    General Alfa Discussion
    I was woken by neighbours and fire brigade at 3.15 this morning, my beautiful car a burnt out wreck (parking in bay just off-road). DSC_2617 | Flickr - Photo Sharing! Assume arson. I realise electrical fires can start spontaneously, but I'd expect that to be after use, with a warm engine. Car...
  15. Burnt out headlight connector

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Evening, On driving to work this morning I noticed one of my headlights out, :cry:on checking the bulb I found the holder / connectors had melted, well half of it. So for a quick fix I cut the old connectors off and replaced with 2 new crimped spade connectors, but now I have now dip headlight...
  16. Any one here. Burnt out Mito

    Alfa MiTo
    I saw this yesterday on the Caerphilly mountain road. Looks like a catastrophic burn out. Hope everyone got out safely.
  17. burn't oil smell

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi I'm getting a burn't oil smell when using the heater on my Brera jtdm,i wondered if anyone has had this problem and may know the cause. Thanks
  18. burnt handbrakes??

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, i recently took my 156 for a spin last week, (a bit more right footed than usual) was having a great time until i'd stopped on a steep hill at traffic lights. I applied the handbrake and seconds later smoke was billowing from somewhere so i got out and it was pouring from inside the...
  19. burnt oil smell when temp goes up ?

    Alfa GTA
    i got stuck in traffic the other day and the temp went up and sat around the half way mark about the same time i could smell oil burning - has anyone else experienced this ? i had an inspection of the engine bay and can see a little oil coming from the rocker cover and running down pass the...
  20. newcastle clutch nightmare.

    North East
    OK i had a great evening!! Stuck in some reasonable traffic on a friday night in the middle of Newcastle My GTV starts smelling a bit fresh. Immediately, alarm bells are ringing. My Clutch pedal ends up sticking to the floor and im stuck. Rac confirmed that the clutch has burnt out, and i was...
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