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  1. Alfa 159 starting and cutting out (EGR and MAF cleaned)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All. My 159 1.9 JTDM 2007 recently the passed the UK MOT after having the oil changed (with additive) at the garage. Two weeks later the check engine light came on permanently, and shortly after that the limp mode, and after checking many forum I drove it hard for two separate hours to see...
  2. Glad to see you cleaned it Keithy.......

    Motoring Images
    Funny what photos you get sent...
  3. Cleaned my inlet manifold today

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Cleaned my inlet manifold today - With Pictures So today I began cleaning my inlet manifold. I removed it yesterday, what an awful job. I've actually gone the whole way and split the manifold in half and completely decarbonized with a dremel and wire cup brush attachment. If I'm honest, if I...
  4. Just cleaned my 159

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Just a random picture really. Cleaned the 159 today and looked good under the street lights in the dark!
  5. Should I have reset anything when I had my DPF Deep Cleaned?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Just curious, Does anyone know if there was a parameter that I should have reset when I had my DPF removed and cleaned out? It came out like a brand new DPF and was seriously clean inside as can be seen on my review of the process...
  6. Cleaned expansion tank for sale

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    On eBay if you are interested:
  7. MAF cleaned - results

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello everyone, just a quick lines to confirm that having cleaned my MAF the car feels absolutely different. SO MUCH smoother and petrol-like. Would recommend this to anyone who feels his ride is harsh and unconfortable. Many thanks!
  8. All cleaned and a touch of carbon ;)

    Alfa GTA
  9. could not find the cleaning thread ,anyway cleaned my spider

    Car Detailing
    pictures are a bit dull due to the clouds making a passing visit as i finished
  10. Cleaned out my EGR

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've had a standing fault on the dash for ages, supposedly with the Diesel Temp Sensor. However, of late the car has had really lumpy idle and low power....more like the EGR. Anyway, today I knuckled down and took the EGR off. It was completely clagged up. Entirely full of soot. I didn't do...
  11. Cleaned up throttle body

    Tuning & Upgrades
    On this forum last year was some info on an American company who took a brand new Fiat Grande Punto throttle body, opened out the bore on a lathe and fitted cheese head screws to the butterfly, all with the intention of improving mass and rate of airflow entering the engine. My question is has...
  12. Cleaned egr now have light on

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello everyone, I thought I would clean the egr valve today, after cleaning it all my engine light is on and engine control system failure now shows up :( I'm in the middle of doing an ecu reset to try and clear it, has anyone come across this before
  13. Turbo Blew Damaging Engine - New or cleaned intercooler?

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi Our 159ti 2.4 recently blew its turbo damaging 2 pistons so we are having the short end replaced entirely and replacing 2 damaged valves. :cry: Our much respected mechanic insists we replace the Inter Cooler, Oil Cooler & Inlet Manifold as to remove any risk of logded turbo debris entering...
  14. First attempt at detailing

    Car Detailing
    I had a go at detailing a few weeks back and thought I'd share the pictures of how it looked afterwards. I chose to use (in order): Autoglym bodywork shampoo conditioner Autoglym clay bar Autoglym super resin polish Autoglym extra gloss protection Overall the entire job took me only 4 hours (I...
  15. Cleaned the Spider yesterday...

    General Alfa Discussion photos to show, but I was genuinely sad this morning when I saw him all sparkly, ready to take me to work. I'm going to really miss my Spidey :( I get really attached to my cars, not wanting to part with them. Mr PG is prising my fingers off this one, he really is :cry: Do you get as...
  16. Electronic throttle cleaned

    Alfa 164 & 166
    I have just clean the throttle using this I removed the rubber in take hose and sprayed in to the throttle and the flap in the closed and open position by gently moving it with my finger. The amount of...
  17. Map sensor cleaned - is an ECU reset needed ?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, After cleaning my MAP sensor this afternoon (it was heavily clogged) i did some reading and on other forums people mention resetting the ECU to get the most benefit. Is this necessary ? - if i do it can it have any affect on the new map i have on the car ? Too soon to say it it's helped...
  18. cleaned keyboard - do you?

    The Technology Section
    inspiron 1525 (I know! :rolleyes:) took it to bits, cleaned it up - how did so many dog hairs get in there? Less typos in future I hope now. Do you routinely clean your lappy?
  19. Freshly cleaned cars thread

    Motoring Images
    Did the Brera & 500 today. Both were utterly filthy and aside for some more stone chips on the Brera's nose & a door ding on the rear arch of the 500 (barstewards), they came up great:cool: Very impressed with the new Armour All Shield from a protection point of view. Makes washing a lot...
  20. Cleaned my EGR today

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I got stuck in and cleaned my egr today using the info on this site and it all went to plan. The performance is much better and my engine fault ( boost control valve error ) is now gone Thanks to all the guys that have shared the pdfs for this as I would not have had a clue without them...