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  1. 2.0 JTS cam locks - confused!

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Just about to reassemble my 2.0 JTS motor having had the head skimmed. This being my first JTS, I bought a set of JTS cam locks along with the head gasket set and various other bits and pieces from Alfa Workshop. However - there are no instructions with the locks as to which cam lobes they fit...
  2. Confused

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi, I have an Alfa 147, when I tell garages my reg or put in a website it comes up with 1.9 jtd 8v engine. I'm confused because in my log book says my engine code is BXN1B and that's a 16v. What's going on! I want to make sure because I want to order some parts and I don't want to have to return...
  3. Road tax reminder. Slightly confused.

    General Motoring Discussion
    I had a busy day and the cabbage appointed to act as my brain is confused by my road tax reminder (I know it’s not called that.) For six month tax, I can pay £140.25. For six months tax, one off payment, I can pay £133.88. Both will be a one off payment so why the discrepancy? (I know it’s...
  4. Respray Confused

    Car Detailing
    Hi all. My 2002 Miro Red 156 GTA is well overdue a respray- long story but it needs a bare metal job with small repairs to both front arches. I'd want the alloys refurbished too. I've read through the various Respray threads and am a bit confused. Some say I should expect a fantastic job for...
  5. Very confused about which engine oil to use on MiTo QV

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi everyone, I know there are a few threads on the forum but I am still confused on what oil to use on my beloved Quadrifoglio Verde. I really don't want to use the wrong oil and destroy my pride and joy. I thought that as long as the oil is 5W40 ACEA C3 then it should be fine. This afternoon...
  6. What to do I'm so confused

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi everyone... Im in need of some help regarding my Brera search ... I have a budget of about 11k to spend on on Brera and I find myself in a real pickle over which to buy. If honest I know deep down I want the 3.2 S Prodrive ... But my budget seems like it's not going to be enough...
  7. New and confused

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi there! I'm new, but familiar with Alfa issues. I recently bought a 156 and have jus one question. What does this button on a dash do:
  8. Confused now!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So, I had my GT (150 Bhp) on a dyno this morning as was told that when I bought it last year it had an EGR delete + remap but the owner couldn't tell me who from. This week I've had a straight through downpipe fitted instead of the pre-cat and a BMC filter put in The best of the three runs show...
  9. Confused about ELM...I'm a dimwit

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I am sorry if this is repeating many posts. In fact, I know I'm repeating things as I have read SO many posts about what cable I need for my 2.4 when I buy the 50 euro Multiscan. I've tried to follow whats being said, I really have. I've looked at all sorts of places for cables that will do...
  10. Car seems to be confused

    Alfa 145 & 146
    So i added some sound to the car and the positive wire touched the outside of the amplifier and created some sort of short circuit now the car wont idle if you use any electronic features for example windows , radio , lights ... aircon or even the brakes ... any ideas ????? Its the 145 2.0...
  11. What were the Tipo quattro cars - confused

    General Motoring Discussion
    My brain has melted. Can you remind me what were the Type Four (Tipo Quattro) cars? Were they the Alfa 164, Fiat Croma, Lancia Thema, and Saab 9000? If so, what were the the Tipo/Tempra/Dedra/155? I think that lot <- were Tipo Due. Cue 2 - help! My brain has gone to mush.
  12. Koni front shock absorbers?? confused??

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Guys, I was wondering if anyone knows the difference between the shocks on a 2.0 ts and a V6 as they are listed as different on the Koni website and on Alfisti website Alfa Spider und Alfa GTV Tuning - Sportfahrwerke - Alfa Romeo Shop - Tuning, Styling, Fanartikel und Modellautos are they...
  13. Matt Magnesio Grey - Confused? You Bet!

    Car Detailing
    So, brand new MMG GQV picked up Thursday. Had Gen-3 Glasscoat applied. I must admit, even the application of the Gen-3 puzzled me a bit; how can you apply a ceramic chemical finish to matt paint without changing its appearance? I'm sure it is my mind playing tricks but it seems a little bit...
  14. JTS Engines - Confused

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Basically - I'm shopping - I keep coming across 'bargain' 2.2 JTS engined cars. However my trusty Alfa specialist tells me to avoid at all costs as it's a 'badly designed' engine and will be full of woes such as blocked-injectors, cat-problems and hence NCT (MOT) emission failures etc. ...
  15. Confusion: Alfa Romeo 147 1.9 JTDm Q2 170 HP "Sport Pack" ? [Not Ducati Corse]

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Confusion: Alfa Romeo 147 1.9 JTDm Q2 170 HP "Sport Pack" ? [Not Ducati Corse] Hi all, I'm a bit confused regarding that called "Sport Pack" version of Alfa 147 Q2 JTDm. Looking of buying one Ducati corse as I want to make some mods later, and the engine would be a good unit to start from...
  16. Totally confused about the Alfa 159 JTDm EGR valve

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Having read many posts on the topic of the beloved EGR valve on the JTDm Alfas, I now sit here totally confused whether it is a good or a bad thing to (in any number of ways) 'delete' the EGR from the system. My own experience of blanking off my EGR valve with a solid plate has been to totally...
  17. Confused Moneysupermarket latest Dave Ad

    Poll Room
    The latest ad as above does my nut in. http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=video&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDYQuAIwAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DYQ643U7ccpM&ei=FQTiVJ6EGtXaasj0gMgE&usg=AFQjCNEER2czAQyZpUmAdQYGOitE-phxjw The music grabs the wee Grandson's...
  18. Distinctive or Veloce... Confused now.

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi guys, Going to pick up a 2013 G on Saturday advertised as a 1.4 MA 170bhp Veloce,however when I typed the reg in on the owners handbook online it showed it as a Distinctive. My question is, are these one and the same or different specs. Thanks in advance.
  19. Confused

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've had my 156 facelift for nearly a month now and still can't work out how to operate the climate control...why are there 2 different temperatures and what do they both represent? And why does it suddenly turn everything onto 'HI' for no apparent reason without me touching it? The 'mono'...
  20. Confused about changing shocks

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello everyone and sorry that i am a pain in the arse :/ i have fitted eibach sport springs and KYB (oem dimension) shocks I fitted shocks and springs in the summer and they have started to feel softer and shocks are knocking so they are off. I dont know which one is better.billstein b6 or b8...
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