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  1. 3.0 V6 CF2 Head Gasket Choice

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi folks, The time has arrived to replace the head gaskets on my 3.0 CF2 GTV. After spending several months getting the car roadworthy early this year, I was dismayed to find the front head leaking coolant (only when cold). The leak was from the area near the water galleries at the front of the...
  2. Brera tyre choice

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I’m on the hunt for new tyres. The question I have is has anybody used 245/40/18 instead of the 235/45/18? The reason I ask is that on the 245 size there is twice as much choice and generally the tyres are a few quid cheaper than the 235’s. I’m currently on 235 Avon ZZ5 which I’ve found to be...
  3. 1750 tbi oil choice... castrol or selenia

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Morning all, I have just brought a 159 1750 tbi that needs a bit of work and I was looking at oil choices and reviewing the forum. I have 2 it is narrowed down to...which are both to fiat 9.55535-GH2 spec Castrol edge 5w-40 Selenia Sport power 5w-40 The selenia is rarer and more expensive...
  4. Alfa GTV 916 been my choice of poison ✔️

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello everyone I'm new here and happy to be in a place where all Alfa Romeo fans are around. I remember buying my 1st Alfa Romeo GTV 3.0 phase 1 back in march 2000. It was year 1998 with 4K km. Always been an Alfa Romeo fan since then. Recently bought 2005 GTV 3.2 with only 30k. The guy I...
  5. Best choice for a car chase!

    Motoring Images
    This has to be the prettiest car chase for the start of any film - Just look at those 159's :bowtie:
  6. Choice of Fuel Pump

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I need to replace the fuel pump for my 2.0TS CF2 156. I found that there are pumps from Bosch and Magneti Marelli, Which one is the better one? or they are just the same? Thanks!
  7. Is a Spider a safe choice if stored outside?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, Joined today, and after some advice. I have been toying with the idea of adding a car to my current fleet - somebody suggested Alfa, and having browsed the classifieds I like the look of the Brera - 2.2 petrol. I am aware that they can suffer timing chain stretch - but nothing else...
  8. Giulietta - Cheap Coilovers choice (AP vs Novitec)

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Hi there, I'm currently looking to replace my current suspension setup and I would like to hear some feedback. My G is a 1.6 JTD, big turbo, FMIC, running at around 190bhp 400Nm. Suspension wise I already had: 1 - full stock 2 - H&R Sport springs + stock dampers 3 (currently) - Eibach prokit...
  9. Cheap Coilovers choice

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi there, I'm currently looking to replace my current suspension setup and I would like to hear some feedback. My G is a 1.6 JTD, big turbo, FMIC, running at around 190bhp 400Nm. Suspension wise I already had: 1 - full stock 2 - H&R Sport springs + stock dampers 3 (currently) - Eibach prokit...
  10. Tri-Spoke Rim Colour Choice

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hello fellow memebrs, I have purchased an Alfa Romeo GT and I am not that fond of the rims as they look a bit boy racerish. I have therefore, purchased these tri-spoke phone dial rims. I am going to refurb them and was thinking of painting them in a unique colour or colour combination. Does...
  11. Engine choice - would diesel be unsuitable?

    Alfa Giulietta
    I recently posted on another thread that I'm looking to get a used Giulietta for our next car, ideally either of the 2 litre diesels or a 1.4 Multiair petrol. My last Alfa was a GT 1.9JTDm which was a great engine and I loved the combination of performance and economy but having now read up a...
  12. Giulia Quadrifoglio Seat Choice

    Alfa Giulia
    Which one should I order? Standard Powered Seats or Carbon Fiber Sparco Racing Seats ------------------------------------------------------------------ I just want to how the comfort level is of the standard seats as suppose to the carbon fiber seats The demo cars that I had the chance to...
  13. 166 tyre choice

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Just been fortunate to acquire a set of super sports 17" alloys and wondered what tyre works best on a 166? I was thinking of eagle F1 ascymetrics but recommendations appreciated.
  14. 156 leather colour choice

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I want to replace my existing cloth interior with leather, but am having second thoughts on colour choice. The car is dark red/maroon, as below. Black is obviously a simple choice, but I find it a bit dull. Black with red stitching and logos would be good, but don't think that is an option. I...
  15. Tough choice: 146ti or Alfasud Sprint Veloce?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi guys!!! I'm on a constant debate... I love mi 146ti, it's immaculate, mint condition. I've fitted it Eibach springs, side-skirts from the Qv and wheels from the Junior version (although i keep the original side-skirts and wheels at home). But... I'm always tempted for the classics.. and now...
  16. Rear shockers choice?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Might need rear springs and shockers on this 2004 JTS... Any recommended manufacturers?... I know Eibach do great springs.. But what about shocks?... Reason for replacement is the bumpstops have fallen off and I'm thinking- this is ideal time to sort the whole thing...?
  17. To scrap or not to scrap the choice is yours..early 98 156 v6

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So here's the dilemma. A year ago I saw my first ever Alfa for sale on eBay at the end of its life. I'd always missed it so i bought it for 200 quid. In fact I'd sold it 4 years previously and it had been abused ever since. It's a July 1998 Alfa 156 V6. I first bought it from the original owner...
  18. 159 Halo Eye / Cob Rings, best choice and installation

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've been looking into lights recently for the 159. I've replaced the dipped with Hids, and the sidelights with LEDs. But I have always liked the show-look of the angel eyes. I was wondering however after seeing videos and listings, whether these where 'switchable' decorations or actually full...
  19. 5W40, 10W40 and 10W60, choice and consequences

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    as AO colleague JBSmith advised, wanted to check with other, much better educated in topics, AO members on which oil to select for my AR 159 SW 3.2JTS 24v Q4 long time ago, I took the advice of the dealers that using Selenia Racing oil (10W60) is "no problem and since much higher grade, is even...
  20. The Latest CD Changer Bluetooth Adapters what is the best choice for 159

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Right so as the title suggests what is the best value Bluetooth kit available for the 159? Something like the Yatour but not the Yatour as I want to answer calls on the steering wheel not on a separate button. Previously I had a Parrot asteroid mini but the display cable and AMP have plagued me...