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  1. Remap with DPF in place. Concerns?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    For some time now I have been tormented about whether to get a stage 1 remap whilst leaving the DPF in place on my wife's 170 jtdm and thought I would ask about the experience of fellow Alfa enthusiasts who have had this done to see whether my concerns are justified or not. Years ago I had a...
  2. Which model should I buy? +Reliability concerns

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi everyone, I've been keenly watching autotrader and local dealerships for a Mito for about a year now, and my finance is finally up on my Chevrolet so now is the perfect time for me to buy. I'm looking for advice on which model to buy, and I'm also looking to allay my (mostly my family's...
  3. some minor concerns regarding my 2.4

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All I have a few questions I was hoping some of the more seasoned Alfa owners may be able to answer. I've had my 2.4 JTD Ti for approx. 6 months now and do not regret owning it for one second, however, like anything newly purchased one always the requisite questions... 1. The temperature...
  4. My first concerns (159 diesel)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Had a first proper cruising evening yesterday with the 159 2.4m OMG it does go like a beast - accelerates like a rocket just a touch below 2000rpm and it likes high revving as well! Tons of grip in corners! Also lovely interior and sound system :cool: Anyway.. first issues.. 1.) Cold start...
  5. Is fuel consumption concerns a diesel thing?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    When I drove a diesel (for the last 22 years) I was always concerned what the fuel consumption was. In more recent times, even doing tank to tank comparisons to see if the dash computer agrees with reality. :rolleyes: My last diesel a 159 1.9 Jtdm was doing 42mpg, I would get rattled when it was...
  6. Replacing Fuel Pump - Difficulties and Concerns

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi All, Due to a faulty fuel pump gauge/resistor (my petrol gauge is stuck on empty) I have attempted to change the pump and enclosure. I've managed to get to the unit just fine but I am having some issues removing it. The unit is unscrewed and I can begin to lift it out but I have hit a few...
  7. Concerns 1750TBI Mapping - various question marks

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, I've been following all kinds of threads related to all different ways of getting more power from the TBI engine (not the QV). I've tried two different chips: *the expensive Racechip. *the Magnetti Marelli chip Both trials brought no success. In both cases it seems that the chips...
  8. Buying Brera S 3.2. Timing chain concerns

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, I'm seriously considering buying a 2009 Brera S V6, but have seen some horror stories on the forum around the timing chain issue. It's not clear from some of the posts how old the vehicle is, or how many miles it has covered. I'm probably going to buy one anyway, because i'm a hopeless...
  9. Facelift 166 & cam belt concerns

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi guys, I bought a 2004 facelift 166 in January and I'm loving it (this is my third 166 since 2002, so I'm a bit hooked!). This particular vehicle came to me for small money as what's known as a "trade car" here in Ireland. This means I bought it as seen and with zero warranty. I was happy to...
  10. Concerns for a new Alfa buyer

    South Africa
    Hi guys. This is my first post here, and I was really relieved to find a forum with South African Alfa owners because I have a few questions before I purchase one. I'm in the market for a new car and am leaning towards the Giulietta distinctive. While doing research on the vehicle I came...
  11. 2.0 jts concerns

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Firstly thanks to anyone who takes the time to read this, I’m not good at describing things like this. Had the car about two months now, a 2.0 Jts, it’s my first Alfa or anything like it, previously it’s been an old V8 and sundry run arounds mostly Polos, the reason for my post is that I’ve got...
  12. Exhaust diameter concerns

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, Just taken delivery of two new front pipes for the v6. The front bank pipe is a long Y shaped piece that connects to the cat or in my case de cat silencer. It also has the hole for the lambda sensor. The rear bank pipe is only about 12-14 inches long and connects into the front bank...
  13. Buying 159 1.9 JTDm, some concerns, please help!!!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Looking at a 2009 159 1.9 JTDm Lusso with £30k on the clock. Test drove it and it just feels so different to my 147 1.6 TS Lusso, although its a more powerful car it just doesn't feel as fast. Not sure what to expect from the 159 and whether its just because I am in a different car. Can...
  14. 147 Selespeed concerns

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I hope it's OK to ask and certainly hope I've posted in the right forum but I'm in the market for a 147 at the mo. I was quiet happy just pottering around waiting until the right one came up and then started seeing threads in various forums about the selespeed gearbox. These problems...
  15. 159 2.0 JTDm Concerns

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello all, I am new to the forum, but have been reading through the many posts with interest, as I am in the process of evaluating the 159 and my intention is/was to buy a late 159 2.0 JTDm Lusso. Being new to Alfa, as with many I have reservations about taking the plunge and actually buying...
  16. Buying GTV 2.0TS concerns re oil please help!!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, I've been to look at a GTV 2.0 TS today. It is in nice condition with service history etc., took it for a test run then looked over it. When we took the oil filler cap off it had white sludge in the cap, usually a sign of head gasket problems. Is this 'normal' on GTV's i.e. due to the type...
  17. Seatbelt concerns

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    the sud i have isnt fitted with rear seatbelts. where do i stand with passengers in the back of my car? anyone know?
  18. Emmisions Concerns - the car not me!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, Following my successful MOT today on my new 156 2.0 TS, I have one concern to address. The MOT inspector noted that the idle emmisions were well over the normal level, but passed it anyway (nice man) - although he said that he wouldn't bother too much as it is running fine, I am sure...
  19. Concerns with temperature

    Alfa GTA
    After reading the hot hot topic this has got me concerned with my GTA, it does seem to creep past the 90 in a short period of time, it takes time to warm up which I feel is normal but once its near 90 it creeps past and the fans kick in and will cool it back down they do take a while to do this...
  20. My first Alfa....help! some concerns

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All. Got my first alpha last month. Love it. However, I have a couple of concerns that I'm hoping you can help me with. 1) wet passenger footwell - have seen a few threads on here that point to a drainage pipe under bonnet that could be blocked with leaves etc. I notice a water mark that...
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