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  1. Checking GPS antenna connections?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi all, Well my sat nav is picking up a big fat ZERO satellites but appears to be functioning right enough except for that! So I'm guessing it is an antenna problem or at least that is what I think I should check first. I'm looking for some advice on where to start - the unit is G3 type...
  2. Checking all the sensors on the t-spark

    Alfa 155
    As I'm putting the 155 back on the road I need to sort out a couple of problems. As mentioned in other posts I've got elect problems which will hopefully be solved by the drying of the fuse box. I've got a bit of a rough running problem when cold. Now I changed the MAF a while back along with...
  3. motor control failure after checking for retro cruise control

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, had a connection come loose after i pulled out steering wheel to see if i had the connection for cruise control:rolleyes: i had errors come up abs vdc motorcontrol. After reconecting i still have the motor control error. any thoughts any one to sort this error. Had no probs befor checking...
  4. Checking gearbox oil without getting under the car?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi guys, Sorry if this is a daft question. Is there a way to check the gearbox oil without getting under the car? Thanks Dan
  5. Newbie. Just got GTV2.0TS & servicing @ specialist w/o checking them up. Big mistake?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Newbie. Just got GTV2.0TS & servicing @ AUTOMEO. Big mistake? Hi fellow Alfisti's. I was short sighted enough, unfortunately, to take my car to AUTOMEO for a service BEFORE joining this site and searching the forums to find out whether or not he is actually recommended. I must say now that I...
  6. 156 sportswagon in for checking...

    Donalds Alfa Romeo
    Well time has come to get the Alfa in, It has been dropped off at the local alfa dealer in peterborough and is now waiting for its health check after failing to fire up last week. Chaps please remember to be nice to here and fix her soon, fingers crossed not to expensive.
  7. New member checking in

    Introduce Yourself
    I am new here and thought I'd say hello, and give a (somewhat) brief history and introduction of myself. I became a first time Alfa owner in 1991 at the age of 19 with the purchase of a 1976 Alfetta sedan, I was hooked. Until then, I had never driven a vehicle that felt as refined and had as...
  8. checking for faulty lamda sensor

    Republic of Ireland
    Hi Lads, Is there a way to check if the lamda sensor is faulty? I know a few months back it had to be replaced as my emissions were way over the NCT limit, also I noticed there was a smell of petrol fumes when I got out of the car. Lately the same symptoms are happening i.e. petrol...
  9. checking Lamda sensor for fault

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi Lads, Is there a way to check if the lamda sensor is faulty? I know a few months back it had to be replaced as my emissions were way over the NCT (Irish MOT) limit, also I noticed there was a smell of petrol fumes when I got out of the car. Lately the same symptoms are happening...
  10. the way of checking ?

    ICE & Blue&Me
    is there a way to check if the amp works ? i mean i did all myy wiring yesterday and the amp doesnt work i got kenwood KAC 6203 but the light seems to not come on and the amp doesnt work. is there a way to check the amp if it works ?
  11. Alfa checking up on their service

    General Alfa Discussion
    After a breakdown (EGR/injectors) I had a few weeks ago I have, over the past 2 days, spent more time on the phone answering feedback questions than the problem took to diagnose. So far AR Customer Care in Italy ARUK Kinghams AR Customer Care in Italy again (car went in twice for same issue...
  12. How long to leave it until checking the oil level?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Time since driving home: 5 mins - on bottom mark 15 mins - 3 mm above bottom mark Leave it longer or top it up?
  13. Checking Suspension during MOT

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi All, If a GTV has just passed its MOT with no adviseries, will the suspension check they perform be enough assurance that the bushes and wishbones are in good order? Cheers, Will
  14. maf clean....just checking!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    4 short questons..... 1: can i use servisol Aero Klene 50? this is its description...... An electronic component cleaning solvent, with rapid evaporation to ensure no residues are left. Safe on plastics and rubber. 2: do i spray the wire, the film....or both?? 3: quick burst or plaster it...
  15. New Alfa owner checking in

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello, Sym here (also a member of PH if there's anybody else from there on here). I split my time between Cardiff and Southampton and recently decided to upgrade my knackered old Ford for something a bit more exciting that could handle both motorway cruising and the odd B-Road blast. Well...
  16. Checking the selespeed oil

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    How often should this be done? *also, why is it so bloody hard to get the dipper out (chortle) without flinging it all over yourself and the engine bay, and thus rendering the exercise pointless? I understand it's got to be between the lines, and have got some tasty Tutela residing in the...
  17. just checking....

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I hope this is a silly question but I have my Spider and the engine to go in it.. the engine is from a GTV apparently and I just want to check that the engine and gear box will slot straight in... same mountings, same connections to drive etc... I know they are essentially the same ish car and...
  18. Checking gearbox fluid level

    Alfa 155
    Hello all, Here is a total newbie question that bothers me for some time... how to check gearbox fluid level. I'm driving Alfa 155 2.0 TS 16V. I haven't seen any check-level or container with this fluid but I would like to check these things form time to time...
  19. Newbie checking in.

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi all on Alfa Owner I am the proud owner of three stepnose juniors, 2 x 1300's and 1 x 1600. Unfortunately only one is currently on the road and it is being slowly returned to it's original state. It has the 1779 engine transplant and I can't see myself changing back to the 1300 anytime soon...
  20. Might be worth checking....

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Just had my usual Sunday foray under Bella's bonnet, topping up levels etc. - including a very rare oil top up :thumbs: Whilst having my ear close to the injectors (listening for problems which don't exist :rolleyes: ), I noticed that one of the two rubber fuel pipes was slmost coming away...