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  1. Diesel power chips not remaps

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Has anyone tried the power chips do they work at all and their stated benefits such as acceleration and torque?
  2. Stone chip removal yellow paint, black stone chips...

    Car Detailing
    Hi. Im working on getting my newly acquired Spider into shape, although on a DIY budget. The front bumper is painted yellow, but the underlying plastic is black. This leads to some pretty visible black stone chips on the yellow paint. I have provided pictures. Im thinking of touching up the...
  3. Stone chips!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello everyone ;) I have noticed that my 147 I recently purchased seems to have acquired a more than normal amount of stone chips to the lower part of the front bumper. Is this common or have I just been unlucky to acquire it with such flaws? My old S reg Rover (cringe) has less chips in its...
  4. Chips Away is here!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'll keep you guys posted on progress. My 156 in rosso red had been keyed from the rear passenger door, all the way to the back panel. Also the previous owner had marked/scratched the paint above the drivers door handle. Anyhoo I'll let you know how it goes!!
  5. Chips Away

    General Alfa Discussion
    My Juliette is currently being attended to by one of the Chips Away lads. He is dealing with a curbed alloy, a scuffed rear bumper and a few stone chips here and there........ .... I feel so nervous right now. :( But as I look out the window the alloy is looking good. Quite nice that he came...
  6. Stone Chips???? Touch-up??????

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I Have Looked Through Some Threads About Touch Up Paint???. And I Cant Find Where Is The Best Place To Get Some Silver Touch Up, I Know The Exact Code (inside Boot), Or Does Another Car Maker Do A Close Match???? Just Want To Tidy Up Some Stone Chips
  7. chips

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys and girls i am thinking of getting my alfa 159 150 jtdm chipped or attaching a tunning box, and i was woundering how safe this is in the long run and does this have any detrimental effects on the car in any way, the power increase seems very impresive. Cheers
  8. Chips Away Quality

    Alfa GTA
    Reading through this forum there a lot of folks who talk about using Chips Away to get minor body/paint repairs done. I used them once before on my last car to fix a parking scar and whilst the repair was done well, the finish left on the paint was noticiably matt where the smart repair had...
  9. chips away.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Anyone used this company or similar? I have a few unsightly chips on the leading edges of the doors, and on the panel under the rear passenger window. I am considering getting them fixed, is it worth it or shall I just put up with them? More importantly about how much will it cost? Ta Rob
  10. Cheap as chips!

    Alfa 164 & 166
    I know the 166 suffers heavy depreciation, but the prices are getting ridiculous. Autotrader is showing a '99 V-plate 2.5 V6 24V Sportronic with 125,000 miles and FSH for £1695! That's a trader, rather than a private individual, as well.
  11. chips for v6????

    Alfa 155
    can anyone tell me if the guywho is selling bitzchips on ebay for just under 40 pounds. have any tyed one and if it is good then why would any one pay 140 pounds for a squadra chip thanks for all your input jeff
  12. Bumper Laquer and Stone Chips!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Dudes - my 147 CAN'T be the only that ends up with a front bumper covered in massive stone chips?! (Laquer falling off and looking horrible). Luckily mine's in having it done under warranty, but what happens next time? Is there a 147-world-generally-accepted laquer spray or something...
  13. advice needed on 16v chips

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    i was checking out the AO shop and saw the two different chips available for the 16V 33 engine. before jumping in to buy one i was hoping anyone who has either of these could let me know whether they're worthwhile. is the power increase noticeable? any drawbacks? thanks
  14. Do you want chips with that?

    Alfa 145 & 146
    I've just put a Squdra chip in my '97 145 cloverleaf, the car starts and drives fine but the injector warning light stays on (on its own the code light goes out as normal) has anyone else experienced this? or have you any idea, one freind suggested that its because its now putting more fuel in...
  15. Chips and Remaps

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Anybody had any experience of new chips or remaps for the V6? I really would like to feel the untapped potential of the V6 which I feel is "throttled" to some extent by Alfa in stock mode. Especially with auto box - the power/torque band could just do with being a bit wider when theres only 4...
  16. Paint chips and paint care in general

    Alfa 155
    Hi all, As you will guess I am a total newbie at taking care of my car myself. But as the happy owner of a white 155 and ex-owner of a Civic DX, I can see obvious differences in the quality of the paint. The 155's is deeper with more gloss, and I can only conclude this takes more care than the...
  17. Super Chips?!

    General Alfa Discussion
    My Alfa 155 2.0 project is near completion, and looking very sweet I must say!! I am thinking about one of these Chips for it - Squadra or similar. The first problem is - I have no idea where to put it?! and secondly - do they make any difference to perfromance / running costs??
  18. Giving the 156 away - Alfa really are cheap as chips

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Giving the Selespeed away on ebay :( http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=2486344043&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT Current Bid £4200 quids why does a 19k car sell in nearly 4 years go for £4200 - Alfa's really r bad value for money 15k lost in 66500 miles
  19. Power Increase Chips on EBay

    General Alfa Discussion
    Anyone seen or know anything about these ? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=9834&item=2485642967&rd=1 Obviously, if I was to buy a little something to increase the power of my beauty I would buy one of Marlon's to aid his V6 fund :D
  20. Squadra Chips Again

    Alfa 155
    OK guys I wonder if you can help me..... I have a Squadra chip for a 1.8 litre 8v which I had fitted to my Silverstone. I always thought these chips were engine type specific, so the chip for my engine would only work on the 1.8litre 8v with the same ECU number as mine. Anyway, Speedy put up an...
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