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  1. have gear box checked?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi eveyone, i am newbei so plz be gentle:) I have problem on gear box. Yesterday when i was driving i smell burned oil in the car. when i checked screen it showed 33 lt/km consumption (while my speed was 20 km/h). i tried to restart car and screen says "have gear box checked" and didnt start. i...
  2. rear shocks shock- get yours checked!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Thought my 159 had nipped the end off one of the rear springs (heard a crack and felt a slight tug when driving and the car then sat a little lower on the driver's rear) so got a pair of Sachs springs and some Bilstein shock absorbers since the ones on the car looked a little ropey (I'm of the...
  3. Have Engine Checked...

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Evening all. The check engine light came on today. No loss of power. No limp home. Car running great. Been a run tonight thinking it was wanting to regen the dpf but no sign of it doing so. 1.9 jTDm - any ideas? Cosmo
  4. Have engine checked.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    have engine checked has appeared on dash this morning along with eml symbol.|Brera 2.2 petrol. any idears what is up now? loosing the love!!!!
  5. Brera in for MOT - what else shall I get checked?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Got my Brera 2.0 JTDM going for MOT this week (Alfa specialist) - apart from the test, was going to ask them to do the following below. Anything else I could ask them to look at while it's there / on the ramps? - Sub-frame condition inspection - Wheel alignment - Advice on rust bubbles on...
  6. Power loss, no low down torque. Hoses checked

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Suffering from power loss. The car just doesnt get and go from a stoplight. It climbs in revs quickly but doesnt accelerate as it has. I cant even hear the turbo, even though it whistled a lot half a year ago and was pretty loud. Maf? Clogged cat? Something else? No error codes, or engine...
  7. Brera 3.2 have engine checked

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all Just got into my Brera after a week away and I've got a get engine checked warning message appearing. Is this something serious and is there a way to check error code etc to see what the issue is? Also what are the common issues that throw up this message on the 3.2 V6? Any help much...
  8. Have engine checked warning light!!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Ok, the dreaded "Have Engine checked" warning light appears now on my car and goes off when it feels like it!! Had diagnostics run on an ECU reader and this is the code: 1481H/5249 Unknown Code Anyone else have this problem and if so can it be fixed?? Garage has no idea what this code is...
  9. Limp mode/engine checked

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hiya When it rained heavily or the car is washed really with the jet wash the Alfa goes in to limp mode and says get engine checked then it goes off when its drys any ideas, any problems like this before on the 159 Cheers lads
  10. I should really have checked with you lot first...

    The Technology Section
    ...but I just bought this: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60EB-K Compact Digital Camera: Electronics :) C'mon then, tell me I could have got something a lot better for less money :rolleyes:. [I'm a point & shoot type of chap, but I do appreciate good quality pics/video]
  11. 'Have Engine Checked' message in my Brera S

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So, had my Brera S for about 2 years now (love it) but ive decided its time to part ways and get something a bit more sensible whilst I can still get a reasonable price for it. Ive recently had the 'Have engine checked' message popping up when I start the engine and its obvioulsy not ideal...
  12. Get your Giulietta checked heads up?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Guys, As some of you may know, i've had severe steering problems in my Giulietta since purchase, Alfa UK sent a man up to check it over and he gave it a clean bill of health however I was convinced that there WAS a problem and so had it inspected myself and the geometry was found to be way out...
  13. dpf removal now checked on mot - beware!

    Tuning & Upgrades after a recent clogged dpf and limp mode incident, I was considering dpf removal and saw this government site re dpf removal that I thought I'd share. cheers, Ben
  14. Have Engine Checked Warning on Alfa 159 1.9 JDTM

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All My alfa had been sat for about a week unused (weather had god fairly cold), started OK then drove it 10 mins. As I was parking I got a warning flash up saying excessive radiator fluid / engine failure light then the engine cut out. When turning it back on I now have the 'have engined...
  15. No low down turbo, usual suspects checked

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello there guys and gals, been a while, and the beast is actually back on the road after a year of what I can only describe as a harsh lesson in owning a high millage Alfa. I now have no low down power (and not too much further up either) Map sensor replaced, MAF sensor replaced and checked...
  16. Have engine checked, injector light on

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, My 159 says 'have engine checked' when I start it and the injector waning light is on constantly. The performance is completely unaffected, it drives normally. I was going to go and have it plugged into a diagnostic machine at my local garage but I resent paying £60 so I've ordered a...
  17. 'Have engine checked' after flat battery

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    The battery on my 2011 159 TBi went flat after only not being started for 8 days, I borrowed a charger off my mate, charged the battery up for over 2 hours after which the car started but I now have the message 'have engine checked' coming up and the orange engine light is staying on. :confused...
  18. Have Engine Checked Warning

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    On starting Monday morning the "Have Engine Checked" Warning (no fault codes) came up on the dash along with the yellow light. Tuesday morning it went out! The car seems to be running fine (2.2 JTS). I'm going to book a diagnostic at Mangos, but is it possible it was just a gremlin?
  19. P0011 - Have Engine Checked

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Heads up: relatively new to the 159 2.2JTS but familiar enough with ARR service requirements down the years to have checked out forum and other sources for likely niggles, the main one being the "stretched timing chain". And from this forum it seems that P0011 is often (but not always)...
  20. 159 2.2 have engine checked

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, folks. Perhaps this issue has already been discussed but i did not find something similar. If the matter has already been discussed would be grateful for a link. The issue is follows. Couple of months ago I notice a small lack of power and first of all suspected spar plugs. Car's mileage...