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  1. Autolusso South 147 GTA Calliper Refurb - Veyron Orange!

    Alfa GTA
    Just carried out a interesting calliper refurb on Bretts 147 GTA so thought we would share it on here. He wanted an interesting colour and said to me that his preferred choice was Lamborghini Orange or something similar. I did a little research and discussed options with my painter and we came...
  2. Brera 2.4 Wheel clearance issue

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I own a gorgeous 2007 Brera 2.4 JDTM with after-market 20" black alloys. The problem is that one of the wheels (apparently) cracked and I went through 2 new tyres at £300 each. Had the wheel repaired and was Ok for a year but I've recently got a flat again on the same wheel and I suspect that...
  3. Siezed Calliper !?!?

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi All, Just had our Mito (2010 Cloverleaf) MOT'ed for the first time and it failed due to handbrake brake force on the rear near side wheel. Luckily it is still under warranty until 17/11 and it is with Alfa at the moment. Had a phone call to say the Calliper is seized and they have...
  4. Reconditioning my red Ti calliper?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all. The paint on the calipers of my Ti has started to flake and look shoddy. Do you have any tips to get them back up to scratch without the need to replace them entirely. It only seems to be affecting the front ones and they are red (obviously!) Cheers, Stu
  5. 147 rear calliper

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Is it normal for the slide pins to have a rubber cover on the pin not the flexi outer cover? The bottom pin has the top one is a normal pin (rear calliper)
  6. Calliper paint peeling

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Good evening Alfa Owner, Sorry for not being on for a while. Sinse the last time I was on I have got rid of the lovely 156. 4 months ago I bought a 3.2 gt on a 06 plate. Basically the paint on the calipers has started peeling, is the a common problem with these. My friend had a 3.0 gtv That is...
  7. Brake calliper tool

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Do you really need the special tool? I've seen on youtube people using C-clamps? I need to know if C-clamps are good for a 2005 156 before i take the brakes off?
  8. Any tried this brake calliper paint set?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Mine are looking pretty pink (not pretty in pink) and they are letting the car down a bit. I'd like to make them bright red as a thingimies you know what again. Because I want to save a bob or two I was thinking about approaching the pain job personally. Was wondering if anyone has tried the...
  9. Calliper bolts sticking

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, Im having a real hard time trying to change the pads front and rear inc discs on my GT. The culprit stopping me competing this job are sticking bolts. Has anybody got any ideas on how I can release them without stripping the Hex or shearing the bolts completely ? By the way...
  10. Brera (brembo) calliper seals

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, Does anyone know where you can get a new seal kit for the brera\159 brembo calipers and roughly how much they cost? One of mine has gotten damaged changing the pads :( Thanks Steve
  11. Gtv phase 1 nsf brake calliper sticking on badly.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello all.Hoping someone can offer some advice,have stripped down calliper cleaned and polished piston and inner bore of calliper,piston is now moving freely and will push back with fingers off car.Once back on the car with the new pads in contact with the new disc the brake sticks.Have cleaned...
  12. 156 2.0 TS rear left brake calliper.

    South Africa
    Hi all, What a terrible day. I decided to do the brakes on the baby. Front's went well - minimal fuss. First back (rear left) - calliper has seized. After I took the calliper off the car I noticed that the cylinder had unscrewed itself. No idea how this could have happened. Anyway now I...
  13. Calliper Painting - photoshop help!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hey All, In an attempt to keep myself busy and away from the temptations of an M3, I have decided to upgrade my brakes for some drilled and grooved discs. As part of the process, it's now time to paint my rather faded silver callipers. Keeping the 8C theme I'm very tempted by yellow callipers...
  14. Master & slave cylinder for Alfa gt & brake calliper

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi Guys I have 2 questions . 1. My clutch pedal stopped working this morning and I'm a bit stuck. It was very heavy in traffic and also the first half of pressing it down was smooth enough but the second half was very heavy. P I reckon it's one of the master or the slave cylinders but I'm not...
  15. Alfa 147 - Calliper / Wheel Noise

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello I’m a first time poster, but I find the forum here extremely useful! I drive a 53 Reg 147, 2.0TS Lusso. It has developed a very annoying problem that I can’t get to the bottom of. I’m really hoping someone here may be able to help. About 6 months ago, my o/s rear wheel starting making a...
  16. Unidentified cable handing by font brake calliper...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, Yesterday I have been cleaning my girl and I discovered a cable hanging right by the front passenger brake calliper. After investigating further I saw that it was actually ripped out/cut off. I was able to find where it used to be connected (brake calliper). Looked like an easy job so...
  17. OffSide Rear Calliper 156 Veloce Y Reg

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys can anyone help here. Need a new calliper on my 156 (2.0litre) but only one i can get on e-bay at the moment is a 156 2.5 litre 1998 (S) V6 one... Question is can i fit this onto my 2 litre version Y Reg version?
  18. Recommendation for a new rear calliper or refurb kit?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    It looks like I need a new rear calliper / refurb on the right rear. Ive had a terrible squeak on the car and now that I have taken the calliper off it seems the piston is either stuck or incredibly stiff. Does anyone have a recommendation for online shop selling replacements..... id be happy...
  19. Brembo calliper handed

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Feel really stupid asking as i did write this down :tut: Which size pistons goes to the top on a set of GTV BREMBO 305's callipers the smaller or the larger. I have completely stripped them down to put on my 2ltr and forgot as once the link pipes and nipples are removed they could go either way...
  20. calliper piston seal

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys changed my rear brake pads today on my 156 and noticed that the calliper piston seal on one side is damaged. I’m guessing whoever changed the pads last was a bit heavy handed when winding the pistons back. Anyway my question is, is this a costly job or pretty easy and can I get the...