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  1. Clean Vinyl Surfaces

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Anyone managed to find a solvent or cleaner that will clean the sticky layer that seems to coat the interior plastic or vinyl surfaces of most Alfa models in recent years? I suspect it is worse in hotter climates.
  2. EGR Valve clean

    Alfa Giulietta
    I'm going to take my EGR valve and pipe of this weekend, and wondering if anyone else had done it - pointers, tips etc. It's a 2011 Giulietta 1.6 jdtm-2. I've attached a photo. Am I right in thinking that the bolts visible are the ones that need removing + the hidden ones underneath on the...
  3. Crosswagon Q4 - Failed to clean with Liqui Moly Diesel Purge

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys. My car is Crosswagon Q4 (1.9 JTD 150 hp), and i have some bad injectors or at least one is bad for sure. So I decided to test the Liqui Moly Diesel Purge injector cleaner and i started watching the youtube videos. There are around three for JTD engines (one of them is for Opel Zafira)...
  4. Best way to clean metal pedals

    Car Detailing
    Planning to give my Brera a good bit of TLC some weekend soon and get it gleaming again. In normal cleaning I usually give the pedals a wipe with a normal cleaning wipe but at 115k miles they’re a bit dull and worn looking. Does anyone know if products like Brasso would be suitable? Or any...
  5. Annual wheel arch clean!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Every year I remove the wheels and arch liners from my cars inc the 159 to jet wash out all the mud that builds up behind them. You might be surprised how much gets in there and of course it holds damp against the metal and can cause future rust issues. Mine only has the beginnings of light...
  6. Egr valve clean

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, Are there any videos or links anyone can share with me as to how I can clean the egr valve? Engine management light has come on and been quoted 229 to replace. Found some egr valve cleaning fluid in Halfords for 7 quid which seems to be worth a shot. Instructions state to remove air...
  7. 159 2.2 throttle body clean

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, I plan to give the throttle body a check and clean today on my 159. Any hints and tips about the best way to do this? I’ve seen some contradictory comments on previous threads about how to approach this. Thanks!
  8. Detailed Clean discount code

    Car Detailing
    Though this might help someone- 10% Discount Code Detailed Clean will be closed from 15/11/18 to 27/11/18 while we upgrade our inventory systems, stock count and carry out staff training. But wait... we have a 10% discount code for you to use during this period. Enter Nov-2019 at checkout...
  9. 159 1.9 Glow plug broken clean off.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    159 1.9 Glow plug broken clean off - Now removed!! Got 3 done, last one and the below happened. From what i can tell there are no threads left in the hole. Any ideas on what to do? Just leave it? Ive done a search and watched various youtube videos, and i just dont fancy making things...
  10. best way to clean out my washer bottle

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I have a load of black grunge in my water-bottle , i think its some sort of growth that likes the environment , any idea,s on the best way to clean it out
  11. Red Rubber Engine Plug Clean?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Red Rubber Engine Plug Clean? Easier to describe as circled in the photo... Four Red Rubber boots over cables that go in to the top of the engine. They are a very dirty dark red and don't seem to clean up at all... Does anyone have any tricks to clean these up nice and bright(er) Red again...
  12. Super clean diesels in 2 yrs

    General Alfa Discussion
    In this weeks Autocar, and NO I do not buy it but saw the article on the web I have worked on diesels all life and now teach the subject to apprentices so I have been closely watching the work going on at Loughborough university into Nox and reducing it More details have been released and...
  13. Mr. Muscle turbo clean

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Good evening guys, I know there’s posts on here regarding cleaning the turbo with Mr. Muscle. My question is can the Mr. Muscle be squirted down the pipe that runs into the EGR rather than having to undo the exhaust. My EGR is blanked off so once connected back up any gunk/rubbish won’t go back...
  14. Coolant Header Tank Clean Stain removal - any tips please?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello all!! Coolant Header Tank Clean Stain removal - any tips please? My one has split so I'm looking at getting one from a Breakers - Any tips for cleaning or getting rid of the unsightly stains please? Ta!!
  15. Terra Clean

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi just wondering if anyone had any experience with Terra Clean, a way to clean your engine, exhaust, DPF and EGR valves. My Bella 159 coming upto 89K and as MOT are changing this year, does anyone know if its worth having this method of cleaning.? If you've had it done did it make any...
  16. boost problems looking for someone to clean vanes of turbo

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi I am new to being an Alfa owner and new to this whole forum business so please bare with me I have just bought my first Alfa a few days ago it is an Alfa gt cloverleaf 150 2007 1.9 diesel jtdm. upon purchase I drove home from whitchurch to my home town on flint n wales which is about a 50...
  17. EGR and MAP Clean

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, apologies this has been covered a million times! My 59 plate 150 1.9jtdm (68k miles) has been going into limp mode on a few occasions recently, doesn't seem to have the same economy and is coming up with a EGR error code. So cleaned up the EGR today with brake/clutch cleaner and blanked...
  18. Carbon clean?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi Has anybody had a carbon clean, this may not be the name of the process but it cleans the engine of carbon by flushing a solution through the engine via air intake. If anyone has had this done or kbow of it have you any idea if it can be done on the 1.4 multi engine?
  19. United Diesel - DPF Flash Clean Review!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Good Morning All, I said I was going to give a DPF flash clean a go ages ago to try and help reduce my DPF regeneration frequency. Yesterday I got my self up to United Diesel to get the DPF cleaned out (The DPF has to be removed first and taken up as just the unit) Anyway I was welcomed by...
  20. 1983 Sud - Clean to Mint Resto

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi all, Been quite a while but have been quite busy over the last 2 years restoring my 1983 Sud Ti from the ground up. The car was quite clean before but was always left wondering what the actual condition of the shell was underneath the existing paint, so I decided to strip it fully. Below are...