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  1. Introduce Yourself
    Hello all, Having owned an R56 MINI Cooper Hatch for the last few years, a recent trip to the garage revealed a long list of future repair tasks that would soon result in me paying out more for upkeep than the car was worth (clutch had limited travel remaining, tyres, brakes, thermostat leaking...
  2. Introduce Yourself
    [edit - for some reason my pics are not embedded - is this possible?] Hi everyone. Well, after thirty years driving and as many cars I have my first Alfa. :happy: I just sold our BMW 120D last week and was all set to move up to an M135i /M140i – IMHO nothing else comes close for an all round...
  3. General Alfa Discussion
    My friend is a Citroen specialist and had this in today......recognise the wheels?
  4. South Africa
    I know alotta guys buy from eBay here... I need to start buying stuff for alot of Alfa's.:cheese: I'm interested in something like this for my dad's 156 GTA but its too damn good to be true. I've never bought from eBay before...
  5. General Motoring Discussion
    Well I am part of a two car family, the wife predominantly drives the 156 but as we both need a car for work I also have one. The second cars have predominantly being something a bit different , a gas guzzling barge to be more precise. The last one was a 406 v6 coupe, few choice mods taking the...
  6. Alfa Giulietta
    Will be looking to change my gearbox oil later in the season. Anybody knwo how much oil the TCT takes (looking at QVOwner) :thumbs: and where is the filler plug located, or is there an alternative like the reverse switch which is more easy to reach?
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Guys, I drove 6 hours today to look at someone else's heap of *****. The GT was an absolute disgrace. Anyway, I am 3 miles from home and hit a fox smack bang head on at 70mph in my 156. So...............it pushed my radiator back slightly but suprisingly it still works. It smashed the plastic...
  8. Alfa 164 & 166
    ..well after four years I've finally sorted out an annoying intermittent fault in the stereo, and it's like having a new car :) . I've already spent more than the cost of the fix in petrol, just cruising around listening to some tunes, so in celebration here's a tribute to late night cruising by...
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Might be a stupid question but what is included in a head gasket set, particularly a BGA since they seem to be everywhere. The only reason I ask is that I am replacing the rockers after a cam belt snap and noticed a couple of extra oil leaks and the exhaust manifold wasnt fitted right either...
  10. The Technology Section
    The disc in question is a workshop manual for her indoors four wheeled tin box. It loads just fine onto the hard drive when one is logged on as an administrator, but when logged on using a named user account, it refuses to accept it? Any ideas you expert clever chaps out there can enlighten...
  11. Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi all Just read the article linked here PistonHeads Headlines - Biofuel timebomb Are 166's okay for this? Cheers - JK
  12. South Africa
    My Wife and I decided its time to replace the X-trail, since she is driving my 159 and I am driving my 156, the X-trail is not being used and its no longer practical to keep ..... However I want to replace it as I want to get my 159 back.... As a side note, I am also giving her my 156:cry: to...
  13. General Alfa Discussion
    ...after owning my 147 GTA for a couple of weeks now, seeing it sitting on the drive every day, I've finally swapped the insurance over and got my private plate transferred.. I cant wait to finish work so I can drive it some more! :thumbs: http://cfoxphotos.co.uk/Alfa/1471.jpg...
  14. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    so how do i takle this one then? max is 1200ppm my reading is 1334 ppm
  15. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Sad day, but our personal circumstances dictate she must go!:cry: Alfa Romeo : Alfa Romeo GTV 3.0 V6 - 2000 X Plate 61500 Miles
  16. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Had the car a couple of weeks now (Year 2000 Lusso on 17's), and wanted to post some thoughts and see if people have experienced the same, or it is a case of TADTS!! Tramlining, quite severe to the point where the car feels dangerous! Harsh ride, especially over broken roads, my 911 rode...
  17. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Please help me with the eprom content for Alfa Romeo GTV ecu unit. Ecu unit type: 0 261 203 869
  18. Alfa 164 & 166
    Well now, I've finally stripped the heads and here are some pictures of the sorry mess. 10 valve guides are cracked, 22 valves are bent (two got their heads knocked off during the removal process). RH Head needs a Heli-Coil for one of the cam cap screws. EB Spares have quoted £750 for 24...
  19. Alfa GTA
    ..this afternoon. Amongst the raft of work I had done, its interesting to point out that, at 40k miles, my rad was shot, as was my top engine mount. Just reinforcing whats mentioned in the stickies...but there you go. Get them checked! So yeah, the Q2. What a great piece of kit! Weighted up...
  20. General Alfa Discussion
    Having owned my Alfa 156 for 6 years now and done over 110,000 miles ive NEVER washed it at a drive through car wash, ive always wahed it by hand or occassionally at a jet wash! Can anyone beat that? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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