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  1. Headlight converters Giulia Veloce

    Alfa Giulia
    So taking her for a bit of a lengthy road trip soon (all the way to Hungary for the F1 no less). Please forgive if a silly question. But as I have xenons do I need to have the headlight converters stuck on? Had them for my GT a few years back but they did leave a nice faint ring that nothing...
  2. QV abroad - headlight converters?

    Alfa Giulia
    Taking the QV on a European roadtrip this month, including France. Does it need headlamp converters? Not really an issue at <£5, but I've seen a few comments that Bi-Xenon lights don't need them?? Also....French law needs all sorts of motoring kit (Including the above converters) - also needs...
  3. Head lamp converters

    Alfa Giulietta
    We're going to Disney paris of Friday in the Giulietta, just wandered before I go sticking bits of tape over the head light's whether there's a secret button I haven't noticed to alter the beam for French roads? Or if not anyone know the correct position for said tape lol... Thanks :)
  4. 164 24v Cloverleaf Catalytic converters

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi all, I have two 164 24v exhaust cats for sale. Both were in working order and came off Cloverleafs. One cat has both the flexi down pipes in great condition. Grab a bargain to keep the old girls on the road. £100 for both cats and the pair of flexi down pipes. [email protected]
  5. Catalytic Converters

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    How do you spot a partially or fully blocked cat without removing and looking inside? I have heard some say when there is excessive discolor from the metal but any steel that get's as hot as a working cat wil discolor. Are there any symptoms or even warning lights? Sounds or something to keep...
  6. 3.2 V6 JTS catalytic converters

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello, Do anyone know what kind of catalytic converters do V6 engine have? Are those metallic or ceramic? I need that info because I want to wrap my exhaust manifolds into basalt tape, and not sure if I could wrap cats too. I have been told that ceramic cats can't be wrapped because it will...
  7. Headlight converters

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, I'm doing a short trip to the continent next week and since i don't have bi-xenons, i'll need to get some headlight converters. But I'm hesitant about getting the Halfords sticker set as they left horrible glue marks on my previous car that were impossible to remove. :mad: Don't want...
  8. Catalyctic converters on the way out on my 147 - stainless or replace?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Morning Guys I recently bought an Alfa 147 1.6 TS Lusso. Heard a bore coming from the flexi so assumed it may just be that that's wrong. It looks / smells like it could be the cats gone now :mad: I've seen that section on eBay for 200 of our finest beer tokens but just wondering if I should...
  9. Catalytic converters removal

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi there. I have a 2002 Alfa Romeo 156 2.5 v6. I have been doing a bit of research regarding the removal of the catalytic converters. Has anyone removed they're catalytic converters on a 156 before? What was the outcome? Did the engine light come on? Did the vehicle enter a "limp mode"? The...
  10. Catalytic converters

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    I am thinking of getting a sports cat and have a few questions. Given that a cat works at a specific or certain temperature range and that changing the bore size of the exhaust system changes the gas flow and back pressure and that the 33’s cat is a long distance from the heads compared to other...
  11. PCD 98 to 112 wheel converters

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I Phoned a company in Michigan this morning as they are a specialist hotrod fabricators, they said they could machine me a set of hub adapters, so i could run 159 Ti wheels, only problem is they are $249 for a set of 4 which i don't find too expensive, however, the postage is $100 to the UK...
  12. catalitic converters

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    had oil change at kwik fit lately and was told that the exaust going into cat was damaged and would probably need a new cat to fix it and wanted £310.00 for new cat and installation:cry: , is this cheap? i have the ugly back box exaust :o and will want too replace this as well where can i find...
  13. Front Catalytic Converters

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My Alfa has been sluggish for the last moth or so, so I took it to the main dealer who suggested replacing the cam belt and variator at a cost of £579. The made no difference, but they now say an Alfa expert says the 2 front cats are blocked and need replacing. I've been quoted £1000 for this...
  14. Headlight Converters

    Alfa 155
    Hi All, Does anyone know how to convert headlights for driving abroad. When I used to race abroad years ago our mechanic used to just stick black tape over part of the lens of our tow car but I did'nt see which part he covered. Help please, Ta DJH.
  15. Flipping Catalytic Converters blocked again!

    Alfa GTA
    :mad: :rant: After getting new cats fitted at a hefty cost from the dealer, they flipping things are blocked again...:rant: :rant: :rant: :mad: My GTA is really starting to get on my nerves, just replaced cambelts, tensioner, water pump, thermostat, idlers, oil, spark plugs, intake manifold...
  16. Headlamp converters ?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    These look a bit tricky on the Spider/GTV with the underside of the bonnet almost touching the headlamp glass. Has anyone fitted any recently? did you use a specific type? Thanks for your help, I feel another £20 Halfrauds rip-off coming up. :cry:
  17. Catalitic Converters

    General Alfa Discussion
    Does anybody know the rules regarding wether or not a car should have a cat fitted?
  18. Headlamp beam converters

    Alfa 155
    Taking my 1997 wide body home for a visit in the next couple of weeks but can't find any info on the most suitable beam converter for the headlamps, or where to position on the glass. Any help would be much appreciated.
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