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  1. Fuel Pressure Regulator Checking With Multiecuscan

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, I have a rough idling problem with my 159 1.9 jtdm. Today I checked its fuel pressure regulator with multiecuscan. And I recorded its video and upload it (its link below). as you see in the video, while idling, pressure regulator's graphic is like zigzag. I guess it must be near and also...
  2. 51k miles, no service history - anything worth checking?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, My SO purchased a 2007 147 last year, the car has no service history but runs well & so far has been a good buy. The timing belt is meant to be changed every 36,000 miles or every 3 years. As we have received no maintenance records I can only assume this has not been done. The car is...
  3. Checking car with bluetooth & phone (e.g. error codes)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    This may be for the techie area but just wondering if it's worth (if seller has no issue) connecting a Bluetooth (ELM OBD2 compatible I think) dongle to a 159 and using software (in this case Car Scanner on a Windows 10 Mobile) to check for any error codes etc. I've not used it at all (not sure...
  4. Front upper wishbones (checking of)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    All Please bear with me, i know the subject of squeaky wishbones has been discussed and its what led me to the area to check. i have and intermittent creak from what sounds like the front drivers side. Having had the car on stands a few times i cant replicate the noise, ive even jacked under...
  5. Checking your oil.

    General Motoring Discussion
    Some manufacturers say check when cold, some check when warm. How much of a difference can there be ?
  6. 164 Twinspark Owner Checking In

    Introduce Yourself
    All, Having owned my 164 for a few years now and as I am embarking on a bit more of a teardown I thought it prudent to join the forum properly! As it stands today: I have been documenting my 164 travails over on pistonheads, but have been encouraged to post here too to share knowledge and...
  7. Newbie checking in

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi Folks. just joined following the purchase of my first 166, a dark, almost black, metallic plum/bronze couour only apparent in strong sunlight so it'll rarely be appreciated on this rainy little island. It's a 2.0 TS and in great shape overall with the previous owner having spent a fortune on...
  8. Checking a battery

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    How do I differentiate between a battery that has simply discharged and one that needs replacing ? I have a multi-meter. The car is only used infrequently and often seems to happen with Breras, the battery drains when stood for long periods.
  9. checking for ECU remap

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All, I have today dipped my toe into the Alfa world and joined the cohort of certified petrol...or in my case diesel heads, with my purchase of a 2008 159 SW 2.4jtdm automatic. I have a query, it seems they are very popular engines for a remap (and I would be one to do just that as I have...
  10. Checking steering fluid levels

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi there, new owner of a mito 155bhp 2009 having had it for just over a year. Got a steering wheel warning message the other day. Have checked here and have seen it may need a column replacement but wanted to check steering fluid levels if possible before taking it in. Can someone please...
  11. checking road springs...

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I am going to fit some koni reds to my s2 spider... However i am not sure about the current standard springs... is there a quick way of checking their function? Also does any one run koni reds on standard springs?
  12. New GT Owner From Worcestershire Checking In

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello fellow Alfa owners. I picked up my red 2006 GT JTD at the weekend and love it! It is my number 2 car as my 'other' cat is my Nissan 350z which has become a bit of an obsession regarding the Zed community, mods, the forum and meets etc. ButI'm guessing that won't interest you, so back to...
  13. New bloke checking in

    Introduce Yourself
    Evening All, Just a quick note to say hello and an apology as I'll be asking a LOT of questions over the coming months! In short I'm working with Glyndwr (Wrexham) University to build a diesel '159 endurance race car and - along with the motorsport degree students - I'm trying to soak up as...
  14. New one checking in

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi, newbie from the UK saying hello, will now start posting questions on the technical forums.....
  15. New ti owner checking in

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all - Official introduction time! I currently have a Saab 9-5 Aero Auto as a daily driver - 270bhp of wafty very comfortable armchair as a daily driver. My commute, 3 times a week is a 80-mile round trip on the M4 to Heathrow, so this really ticks all the boxes. However, we're about to move...
  16. Checking in!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi all. After some while, have finally made the plunge and bought an Alfa GT Blackline. Bellissimo! A few fixits but so far all is grand. A far cry from my old Giulia TI which was reliably unreliable, but still good fun! The Forum seems a really useful place to share information and get help...
  17. Camshaft solenoids, checking them?? How do they work?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Reading through forum to try and cure rough tickover decided to take out cam solenoids assuming that they may not work properly causing rough idle. Reply from my last post suggested oil change might sort it out hence checking for crud in solenoids. Fine mesh strainer looked a bit sludged up so...
  18. Most accurate way of checking tyre pressure

    General Motoring Discussion
    I appear to have accidentally over inflated my tyres owing to a digital tyre inflater giving me the wrong readings. I was wondering what was the most accurate way to gauge actual tyre pressure owing to the fact I can't trust the digital gauge any more. Is there a particular product that people...
  19. Just checking!

    General Alfa Discussion
    Just checking if the AO Forum can really distinguish between the spelling of ***** and Alfa. So if you spell Alfa Romeo as ***** Romero is the AO Forum clever enough to work out the difference?
  20. Variator - Just Double Checking

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hey guys, It would seem I've got a slightly noisy/rattling variator when the car is cold. Like most early onsets the sounds usually disappears after only a few seconds and if the engine is at temperature and I start it up (say I quickly nipped into the shops) then there is no noise at all. My...