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  1. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Everyone. As you might imagine, this and old car and I bought it with just two keys – one blue [opens the car, does not start it] and one built in into the fob [starts the card, can't open doors with it]. I want to make this car great again [detailwise] so I got this kit part number is...
  2. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi all, I thought I’d start a separate engine thread as I’m rebuilding the engine from the GTV. The engine had been rebuilt by the PO, (camshafts are marked up) compression was good but the few times I had it running it was pretty rough. This was undiagnosed but I wanted to check everything...
  3. Introduce Yourself
    Hi all I have just bought my first Alfa, a 156 Selespeed 16V TS 114bhp 2001 model. I have been on the web researching the car ever since, finding heaps of interesting topics. After reading a lot of posts on here (timing and variator posts mainly), I decided to join up - so here I am :vs_wave...
  4. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    I have just replaced the clock spring in my 159 (I broke the cables on the original when removing the air bag). However I still have a VDC and air bag error and there is no power to the steering wheel control buttons. I have scanned the car with an OBD reader and the only fault is B1005 -...
  5. Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi Folks I’am in search for two Heads...... since my have no compression on cyl 2-5-3..... maybe a trade... I have a complete set Ecu/Immo/key/ ME 3.1 v6 cf3 3,0( tested) Location is Berlin Germany Thanks
  6. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    :cry: Over tightened one of the small plugs on my 1.6ts engine aaaargh. What next:cry:
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So, let's get this straight right off the bat; a) I am still 1 day, 20 hours and 29 mins from getting my 147 2.0 Lusso and counting and b) that I will have exactly, down to the very fraction of a penny, nil in my bank account once she is mine. So this is purely special man time fantasy...
  8. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all. I bought a set of GT mats from ebay very recently. They're great, perfect nick, and are the realy Alfa deal. Only one problem.. There is not 'male' part to clips which fasten them in place. The 'female' plastic inserts are in the mats as you would expect, but there is nothing to stop...
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys. Posted a link a while ago about problems I had when I completely removed the cats on my 147, we put branches on and removed the cats at the same time. Ever since I had to put them back on I have missed the extra power I had when they were gone. The other day I looked under my car and...
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    A few weeks ago while doing about 65 engine just cut out and has now got worse doing it every time we use it at any speed have just had it repaired for kangaroo jumping and that is sorted we thought the 2 were connected. Someone said it may be the keys as sometimes it will not start not a peep...
  11. General Alfa Discussion
    The 1st Alfa that I bought was a 1750 boat tail Spider Duetto. I viewed the car in Mill Hill on a wet winters evening under street lights. The guy I bought it from was wider than the M25 and I only had a 5 minute test drive at night, car was low on fuel being the reason given. I collected the...
  12. Alfa 164 & 166
    Does anybody have a list of all spare parts for the 166 that includes part numbers? Is such a database available anywhere for us common folks?
  13. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Everyone Whilst trying to sort out my aircon problem I decided to follow the advice in another thread by removing the relay and creating a short circuit to see if the compressor kicks in. I thought I had stuck the fuse wire between the correct holes on the relay socket but I got it wrong. I...
  14. General Alfa Discussion
    I've been away from the forum for a while having had to change my beloved 147 for a dirty diesel motor - much better at doing lots of motorway miles:cry: Not sure why, but just checked autotrader lustfully for 147's and have only found my car! it's my bloody car:cry: Oh why did I look, that's...
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have been driving around for 3 days without my oil filler cap on.:( :( I was checking my oil on sunday and while I was doing that I was replacing a bulb that had gone, and I completely forgot to put the cap back on! I always keep my oil topped up, I have only driven to and from work so...
  16. Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi everyone ,hope I am posting in the correct place,I recently lost my much loved 166 3.0 sportronic to catastrofic gearbox failure:cry: So I need to get rid of a brand new full set of original powerflex bushes never been used still in original packaging,checked the price I paid and am looking...
  17. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello all! Just joined the forum because I was stopped by a helpful chap in a Nissan Primera (!?) yesterday who told me I had no brakelights. Pulled into my nearest Halfords and changed the fuse but they still don't work. Don't think it's a bulb because I've had that before and you always get a...
  18. Introduce Yourself
    Hi all. Just rejoined this forum with a new handle after a 5 year absence. Can't remember what my old name was. Anyway, i have owned 4 alfas in the last 15 years, and was an AROC member for 6 years. i got my first Alfa, a red 1.5 sprint ti in 1991. This died and went to hell. Next was a 155...
  19. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello all, I hope you can help me. Have owned my '53 reg 147 for 2 weeks and have a couple of problem queries to share: 1) My electric windows don't like to raise properly. The passenger side is the worst: you pull the switch and it raises maybe only an inch at a time until it gets near...
  20. International Motor Sport
    Mosely 1 :eek: *cough* Schumacher *cough* :rolleyes: Mosely 2 :rolleyes: So what happens if they have similar ideas conceived totally independently and that whining t1t Todt says McLaren copied Ferrari !! :rolleyes:
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