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  1. Checking engine oil levels

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys, Am I best checking engine oil levels when cold, or warm? Just checked now, and when cold she is just above MAX (Very slightly). When warm, she is in the middle of both markers. Which reading should I go by? Cheers
  2. Just checking

    Alfa GTA
    Just wanted to check if I was on the right track with my diagnostics of the following problem: Recently my GTA has a problem starting from the first time. But always started on second attempt. I checked it on the diag and the car has no errors at all. The problem seems to be more present when I...
  3. Finding checking the oil quite difficult

    Alfa GTA
    Hi, On my previous twinny it was always easy to see what level the oil was as it was quite dark after time, however on my GTA it isn't so easy, the oil hasn't appeared to have darkened at all and when I check the oil it seems to never give a clearly defined line within the 2 points on the...
  4. oli1204 checking in

    Introduce Yourself
    hi everybody glad to be a part of the alfa forum hope i can help some of you out or yourselfs can help me out if i have a problem, god forbid:lol:
  5. New Rep checking in

    South East
    Hi all just checking in as your new regional rep. I'll be working alongside Explosive Alfa in the South East & London to organise meets and runs etc.. :) I think it's only proper that I start by announcing that the first run in my new capacity will be on the 7th September, starting off the...
  6. Checking oil level on an incline

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi folks, What sort of variance am I likely to get by checking the oil when it is on an incline? Neither my driveway or work car park are dead level, so just wondering if there is any perceived wisdom on how to judge the effects? (Makes weekly checks a little tricky) Ta Daniel
  7. Checking in for the first time

    Introduce Yourself
    ~Alrite I've never joined a drivers forum but i've decided to get involved & advice, also to check out outher Alfa's, I drive a 01' Blue 156 sportivo and would be a non-modifier and proud of it. my reasoning is that a design classic is such, because of the hold on retro fitted afterthoughts...
  8. Airbag light - checking connectors??

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, so my airbag light is on and i am going about checking the connectors under seats as a starting point. Am i right to say the connectors in question are the yellow ones. (i also have heated seats, -well i would if they worked- so there are a few things under there!). Once i've checked and...
  9. skeedidley checking in

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi all! Alfanut finally chiming in (have hung around these forums for a while now - never posted as my questions were always answered with a quick scan!!) Currently me and my wife own 2 alfas - a 146 2.0TS and a 156 2.0TS. My brother drives a 147 1.6 and my dad owns a 156 1.8 and an oldskool...
  10. variator checking?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi all, got myself another 156 today, my first ts after the jtd. heard about the variators being a problem and packing up, how can i tell if mine working? i'm gonna change the cam-belt/tensioners/balance belt etc this week, what of the variator? the engine revs fairly easily up to 6k without...
  11. Checking Oil Cooler

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My GTV uses a small amount of oil, I top up every other week, so I thought I'd check the oil cooler to see if its leaking... Well Im buggered if I can see/find it, I had the drivers wheel off and was under the car but couldnt make sense of what i was looking at. Anyone got any images of the...
  12. Checking the fuel lines are right

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I've been de-sludging the fuel pick up/sender last week end. I'm going to have to drain a full tank:rolleyes: Anyway, anyone with a Bertie coupe? Could you please just confirm for me the correct sequence of connections of the fuel line from when it enters the engine bay through the filter...
  13. Aldo Zilli checking out the 8C at FOS 2007

    Motoring Images
    Mr Zilli with the awesome 8C:-
  14. Checking the menu

    Motoring Images
    Holiday snap from Oz. Mum, dad and 15 year old son go diving Son takes camera to capture mum and dad for family album. After pic son panics and all get out of water. Boat captain confirmed they weren't alone...
  15. 146 owner checking in.

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi All, Just a few words to introduce myself and my car.... I'm Simon, I'm 25, and I live near Portsmouth in Hampshire, England. A week ago today I became the owner of a 1999 Alfa Romeo 1.6 TS Junior in metallic green. Here she is: She has done 59,000 miles and is actually my second Alfa...
  16. Checking out the competition - VXR range at Thruxton

    General Motoring Discussion
    I attended the VXR trackday at Thruxton yesterday, mainly as a cheap way of getting some track time in at one of only 4 tracks in the UK I've not driven! Here are my thoughts on the cars, if anyone is interested: Astra First up, the Astra, the car I spent the most time in. I didn't have a...
  17. Checking out the competition - the VXR range...

    General Alfa Discussion
    I've put this in the "other marques" section now... For some reason I couldn't find it before!!!
  18. checking out a 1600 GT Junior

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi, I "inspected" a 1600 GT Junior today. It's the first time I have ever sat in a classic Alfa. Anyway the body look excellent. It had been restored/resprayed at some stage and the paint was flawless except for one small blemish on the boot. The interior was very good. Looking slightly tired...
  19. Newbie checking in and saying HI!

    Introduce Yourself
    I so glad I've found a site where there are other alfa lovers. Have been driving a 156 2.5 v6 (2000 plate) for the last 4 years with almost no problems. I loved the car so much I have bought another on but the sportwagon this time but its for the wife (expanding family) so i was in a dilema...
  20. Quick Question- checking brake fluid level

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I had a random 'low brake fluid level' warning the other day (nothing since so may have been a glitch) so thought I'd check the fluid level myself. How do I know it's full enough? at the mo it just comes up high enough to cover the bottom of the little filter insert (if that makes sense) I...