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  1. Clutch pedal travel changed

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi The way my clutch pedal depresses has suddenly changed on my GTV V6. It now goes a third of the way down with very little resistance before working in the normal way. It still changes gear ok but I am worried that if this gets worse there will not be enough travel to engage/disengage the...
  2. alfa gt jtd no power / maf changed !

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I literaly have no power but when i unplug the maf sensor car coming back to life, bought new bosch maf installed it in and still the same issue ! Any ideas fellows ?
  3. has anyone ever changed the wiper motor and arms?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    after over a year of the drivers wiper missing the middle part of the screen thanks to some heavy handed guy from auto windscreens, i have taken the plunge and ordered a new setup off ebay for £100. i havent even looked at how i would do this, the furthest ive been before is to take the rain...
  4. Just changed the belt in time!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I had the cambelt on my 156 Selespeed SW changed today, 9 years and 20,000 after the last one and not a moment too soon. The balancer shaft belt had already snapped! The cambelt was cracked and the water pump and idler were rattling so I was living on borrowed time. Anyway, all replaced now...
  5. Changed Thermostat - fan stays on

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I was having thermostat problems so yesterday I fitted a new one. Disconnected battery before I started messing around. To get to stat I unplugged and removed MAF sensor and intake pipe. Fitted new Thermostat, no problem, plugged in the temperature sensor, put intake and MAF back on, reconnected...
  6. Twin Spark belt changed

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi all. Been a while for me. This weekend changed the belts and pulleys on my 166 four pot. And yes, I did use a dti gauge and camshaft locking tools, and the tensioner tools. Took six hours still! Whoever did it before me didn't use the right tools though, as the valve timing was out and the...
  7. 97 gtv ts battery changed wont turn over?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi there my first post as I am a newbie so please be gentle, My battery was dying so I took her to the garage today. On fitting said battery the alarm was going off constantly ( original scorpion 918u) I told my mechanic this had happened the last time it was done and started her with the alarm...
  8. 2.4 cambelt changed & now engine does not seem as lively

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello i had the cambelt/w pump changed yday & it just does not feel as torquey/lively as before Will it sort itself out,- or do i need to take it back ? Done 30 miles and it does not seem to be changeing. Thanks
  9. 166 TS- Just changed clutch

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hey. I've just changed the clutch on my 2.0 TS. I can confirm it's as hard as everyone says it is! If anyone else is about to do the same and wants any pointers then I can advise you whilst it's still giving me nightmares. Cheers, Scott
  10. ever changed your head light colour?

    General Motoring Discussion
    Hi all Just wondering if anyone has changed the colour of their lights? Attached is my new red led side lights, I'm very happy with it. I love how evil it looks. I have also blackened all my lights from standard using Lamin-x and even when my lights are off it looks pretty evil. I have...
  11. 147 drop legs...anyone changed 'em?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Had the bumper off my TS today looking to fix the knackered headlight motor (which, FYI, is truly stuffed!) and noticed that the ends of the drop legs, that support the lower rear of the ffont bumper, have rusted through completely. And I mean completely. Nothing left. After bit of swearing and...
  12. Clutch changed, difficulty keeping a pedal?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Successfully changed the clutch, all back together and bled the hydraulics (many times, both manually and with a pressure bleeder), but the bite almost immediately drops to the floor and is then lost completely. I can only assume air is being drawn back into the system either through the union...
  13. Changed idiotic dipped headlights

    Alfa Giulietta
    Well as the title says, this has to rank as the most frustrating ridiculous job I've ever attempted on any car I've ever owned. I love the g and how she looks so bought a set of upgraded lamps to set it off. Three hours later, a bad back, shredded wrist and a grade one headache through looking...
  14. Gearbox Oil Changed - Fixed 1 Problem Caused Another?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Since we bought my wifes car every now and again the last 5 mm of the throw into 2nd gear has been difficult. The car is 2011 with just 45k miles on it. So having done some research Ive just had the gearbox oil changed to Redline MT90 - the result being the occasion difficulty into 2nd has been...
  15. Qtronic Transmission Oil Changed in 159 2.4jtdm and issues

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    hi all, we live in Australia and had the gearbox oil changed at one of the Alfa's dealers in Brisbane (btw after a long conversation and answering questions why we wanted to have it changed). FYI - the other dealer advised they could not even see the gearbox (what a load of bull****!) We were...
  16. changed the battery and now vdc fault code C1276

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys i changed the battery on my 156 jtd and now have a fault flashing up vdc system failure. I have doubled check and the new battery is fully charged and the terminals are on nice and tight. not a problem i thought just clear the code and sorted, hooked up to multiecuscan read the code...
  17. Changed pollen filter and passenger window doesn't work now!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Can anyone help please? I changed the pollen filter in the glovebox last weekend and since then, the passenger window doesn't work at all - just a click from what sounds like the glovebox which I assume is the relay. Could I have done anything when I changed the filter or is it just...
  18. Has anyone changed the door seal on a Coupe ???

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    i mean the one that goes around the entire edge of the door opening ?? reason why i am asking is i suffer from extreme levels of condensation so obviously its not sealed from the elements, I just wondered if you did change the door rubbers and it made things better / fixed it, ?? my...
  19. Anyone changed rear bearing on 33 4X4

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Both bearings at the rear has a lot of play in. Is there anyone who has changed this? can't figure out how its put toghter. Any tips appreciate :confused:
  20. Anyone sucessfully changed a cam sensor with belt on?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Anyone successfully changed a twinny camshaft sensor with the timing belts still in place?