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  1. Checking Engine Oil

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Please accept my apologies for a really naive question.. Should you check the oil after the car has been running for a while or when cold? Thanks
  2. Pzero Neros - checking I'm ordering the right ones!

    Alfa GTA
    Pirelli PZero Nero, 225 40 18, that sound good for the 18s on a GTA? Think the 35 profile thats standard gives a less good ride than these 40s? Sorry, I know its been gone over before, but I don't want to spend £500 on the wrong tyres!
  3. Checking variator?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi guys wonder if you can help on this one, seem to remember a thread about checking the variator, I recall that it said that before 1200 RPM there would be no voltage after 1200 there would be 12 volts, I have bought a multimeter to check this out and it is right that it is 12 volts after 1200...
  4. Checking Message??

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All: I've noticed occasionally when starting, a message which flashes (very quickely) across the main dash display. I've not been able to read it exactly as it is goes on and off so fast but I think it says something like "Con Check" or "Cam Check". Any ideas?? :confused: Cheers
  5. i'll be checking this when you lot go

    International Events
    http://nurburgring.org.uk/webcams.html :D :D :D
  6. checking cambelt slippage

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    can someone tell me how to check if my cambelt has slipped?just need to know where the usual peg holes are so i will know if one dont line up that its slipped! aslo how easy is the belt to change?is it similar to my old 20vt i.e. either engine out job or dropping engine mounts and sliding across...
  7. checking oil on 147

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, just checked the oil on the way home, after a 1 hour drive, and there was a fair bit of smoke coming out of the dipstick hole? This is the first time i have checked the oil, so just let me know if it is normal!!!!!!!!! :confused:
  8. approx bill for checking valve guides - v6

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Mine has a long running consumption problem and is annoying but not catastrophic. I've tried seal conditioner and more viscous oil but to no avail. The Timing belt snapped and the previous garage wrote 'timing belt snapped - head work' in the service book but I've no idea what they did. My...
  9. selespeed just checking

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    whilst out driving to night i shifted from 3rd to 5th there is a xcrunching sound but not 2nd to 4th has any one else had this ?
  10. Smoke when checking oil

    Alfa 155
    Hi, When I checked my oillevel last time after I had parked it there was some smoke coming out of the gauge hole. Ive never seen any of my other cars do this, should I worry about this? The engine has 47.000km, changed belt, no oil at gasket and is supposed to be in mint condition. Would...
  11. What's your Checking Schedule?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just wanted to know what/if people do weekly/fortnightly/monthly checks on their Alfa's. I only check the oil every so often, and the wash bottle even less!?! What do you check, how often and why? Should I be looking for other bits of wear and tear/tyre pressure etc?
  12. tips on checking airbag system

    Alfa 145 & 146
    i have just had the warning light come on, after 6 months of ownership. i know that this seems to be a common thing with other owners, a few posts have been about the seat belt pretensioner wires playing up. if i checked, with a multimeter for continuity within the pretensioner would i risk...
  13. tips on checking airbag system

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    i have just had the warning light come on, after 6 months of ownership. i know that this seems to be a common thing with other owners, a few posts have been about the seat belt pretensioner wires playing up. if i checked, with a multimeter for continuity within the pretensioner would i risk...
  14. tips on checking airbag system

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    i have just had the warning light come on, after 6 months of ownership. i know that this seems to be a common thing with other owners, a few posts have been about the seat belt pretensioner wires playing up. if i checked, with a multimeter for continuity within the pretensioner would i risk...
  15. checking part numbers

    Alfa 155
    I've ordered a few bit from the dealer & as always there were problems.. but can anyone do a quick check for me.. PN 7670274 - a small hose, the one off the car looks to be a slightly larger bore & is stamped with the part number & the manufacturers model "b823 2f" the new one is "b823 2m" but...
  16. checking oil levels...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I am having a hard time to see how much oil there is in the engine.. I have taken the stick out and there are 2 holes in it... so I guess when both holes are covered with oil that means I am ok.. but I find it difficult to see... anyone has any tips on how to check the oil level ?
  17. Oil checking !

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    How is better to check the oil level? 1. Before starting the engine when it's cold. 2. Starting the engine until it warms up, then turning it off and after 10 min we check the oil. All the best
  18. checking the oil - idiots guide?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, sorry about this but can anyone give me a real quick idiots guide to checking the oil on a gtv?? I'm really not that sure i'm getting a proper reading and are a bit concered about the lack of oil i seem to be using (er..none in about 4,000 miles) The bits i'm not sure about are...
  19. Checking rear suspension rubbers

    Alfa 155
    Guys, Am I right in saying that the rear suspension arms are mounted on Rubber 'O' rings like a BMW 3 series? if so, how can I check these for wear etc? does anyone know the exact dimensions - I would like to see if there is a universal PU replacement for them like powerflex etc. The car is a...
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