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  1. 1.6 JTDM Intake manifold restriction removal (that old chestnut again)

    Alfa Giulietta
    Has anyone actually removed it from a 1.6? if so how do i do it? i'd like to free a few ponies before the remap :rofl:
  2. That old tailgate loom chestnut..

    Alfa Giulietta
    ..when you buy a second hand car, eventually you find out the reasons it was sold! My Giulietta has been no different - picked it up this spring and hopefully have just found the last of the niggles that prompted the previous owner to sell! As the weather has started to get colder, needed the...
  3. Uniroyal Rainsport 3 - Tyres that old chestnut!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Any one tried these tyres? - they seem good value @ £240 for 4 (225x45x17 89Y) delivered but not fitted and have the "A" rating for wet grip and "B" for noise! Rich
  4. Low Speed Fan Temp - That old chestnut again

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Okay I've been using the GTV for a couple of days, and I find the temp the low speed fan comes on at worrying. First off the Temp guage in the car overreads by about 10-15deg, but on a motorway, or in free moving traffic the car sits at 90 give or take, so I guess that's nearer 80 real temp...
  5. That old chestnut, lost key, possibly in boot

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Ok, I know this is not a new situation, but have lost my car key and have searched high and low. Last time I used it was to pop the boot on my 2005 156 jtd ti Therefore am really hoping it is in the boot, and I will happily call myself a complete tool. The car is on the street outside my house...
  6. Old Chestnut! Coolant hose clips!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Alfisti, recently replaced the radiator, header tanks, thermostat, replaced rubber hoses at coolant pipes that run from the heat exchanger/oil filter housing to the engine block at front. Anyways, all has been relatively good and car has been getting to op temp much quicker than before, but...
  7. TYRES (yes its that old chestnut).

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I am breaking a ph1 and decided to swap its wheels (16" tourismo) over to my car which did have 17" 147's, to see what difference it made, I liked the extra comfort and subsequently sold my 17's with falken zeix to one of our favourite forum members for a bargain price, didn't i CB :), the 16's...
  8. That old chestnut: ABS and VDC errors

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    After 18 months of trouble-free running, my GT is throwing these common errors. With daylight outside of working hours now all but a distant memory and time being limited, I would appreciate a little advice to structure my route of attack diagnosing the cause. Some info: The VDC error...
  9. The Old Air Filter Chestnut...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Afternoon... Need to replace the air filter on my 2.0TS and am stuck as to what filter element to buy as a replacement... bog standard filter or the more expensive AutoDelta one? Tried a search on here but am still no wiser after hours spent reading the results...!! Not interested in the full...
  10. Boot lock - That old chestnut!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I am having a problem with the boot lock on my 156:( . I can open it with the lever inside the car no problem, but not with the key externally. The key turns approx 45% with no real feel to it. I have searched the forum and the only thing that might be close is the mention of a plastic cog or a...
  11. Old Chestnut

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The AM radio reception on both 156's I've owned has been very poor (FM fine). From searching the archive here it seems the most likely cause is a badly earthed aerial. Has anyone here successfully fixed this themselves ? and if so how ? thanks.
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