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  1. Quickest cornering technique

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi All. I have a fully sorted 3.0 v6 GTV with yellow konis, q2, alfaholics handling kit, brakes, poly'd etc. I track regularly in Cape Town at Killarney. Got my lap times down to just over 1:35 on street tires. Driving technique question: at the moment I am doing a lot of left foot / trail...
  2. Why is cornering exciting?

    General Motoring Discussion
    On the news, was an overhead shot of a cycle race on a mountain road with some beautiful looking corners on it, which would have been a pretty tasty prospect in some thing sporty...but what is it about cornering, or whizzing through the bends, that's so appealing? I don't mean what makes a car...
  3. Whining/humming when nearly-full-lock cornering

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, I have had a search and looked through quite a few threads but can't find anything referring to such an intermittent problem. I have a whine when taking left corners (usually from a stand-still). Only faint one, and I can't tell if the frequency increases with speed, as I usually have...
  4. Brakes droning / humming noise on cornering

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just put some grooved discs, EBC greenstuff pads and braided hoses on my 147... Expected the whirring, droning noise on braking, but I'm getting a horrible droning / resonance noise on cornering that goes away with light application of brakes! It also does it pulling away first thing in the...
  5. DNA, EQ2 and the 1.6

    Alfa Giulietta
    The question of how you use the DNA switch forever comes up on this Forum. My view has always been to use it like an instant remap switch i.e. for those times when max performance is needed for overtaking on 'A' or minor roads. However something happened over the weekend to completely change...
  6. cornering preference

    South Africa
    went for a lovely drive on the pass:D what is your cornering preference breaking before the turn or in the turn taking inside lane or outside lane or my favorite sticking your nose as far in the corner as u can, with out braking gear back so the weight moves over, then hard turn and floor to...
  7. Noisy Q2 - grinding/resonence cornering under load

    Alfa GTA
    So I had a Q2 fitted a couple of weeks ago and went on a spirited drive yesterday with some other Alfa friends in the hills.... I noticed a strange mechanical noise - a sort of grinding, or a resonance under power around tight bends - left hand bends :confused: It's at a frequency that seems...
  8. Is a 2.0 better than v6 on cornering

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi,my brother has a 2 litre gtv 916. I absolutely love it. Around bends it goes just where you want. You know, just there. Has any body got a 2 litre and a v6 that they drive, what are they like on the bends?
  9. Strange rumble when hard cornering to the right!?!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, I'm experiencing a strange rumble when cornering fast/hard to the right. Doesn't seem to be when cornering to the left. I think I saw a thread not so long ago discussing this being the engine mounted a little too far to the left, thus pushing the driveshafts which then makes the noise. I...
  10. 147 creaking when cornering

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've just starting hearing a creaking when cornering; mainly on roundabouts. It sounds like it's coming from the rear, but it's difficult to tell. I'm guessing that replacement bushes are needed but what's the most likely culprit? ARB? Wishbones? Cheers, Ross.
  11. Scraping noise on hard cornering

    Alfa MiTo
    Hello All - some of you may remember me from a few years back (same name). Well having lurked constantly ever since I decided to give it another try. This time I refuse to get drawn into willy waving contests or silly off topic stuff that seems to be the bane of internet fora and what resulted...
  12. Strange noise when cornering ????

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hmm seem to have a strange noise coming from the front when cornering hard.. Particularly apparent when going round an island or when you turn the wheel sharply - does it just when you turn the wheel but seems to exacerbate the issue when you accelerate as well, Difficult to describe the noise...
  13. Rattle from underneath under cornering....

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Ive noticed this a few times but only this morning could i hear it properly as the radio was off and the Mrs and kids werent making a noise.... I notice it on the off ramp from the motorway near me, its one of those that goes back on itself and round so its a sharp continous banked left hander...
  14. Noise on cornering

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have just had a replacement gearbox and a new clutch fitted this week, but I have a new noise now. When I turn right, going round a roundabout for example, there is a distinct noise, like a tap tap tap, or as my seven year old says "it's like a clattering noise as if someone is under the car...
  15. 147 squeal when cornering ?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hey folks ive had a bit of a blitz on the car today re attatched the rear washer jet pipe reconnected the boot light so thats working again and changed the drivers seat height adjuster mech as the old one would only ratchet up . now ive only got a few more things to fix and then ill wait for...
  16. Squeaky cornering

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I've recently noticed that my Bella has developed a slight high pitched squeal when cornering at low speed. More pronounced when turning left than right. I've recently had the rear end Powerflexed, a new o/s front wishbone and new front discs and pads. Could it be down to any of these? It's...
  17. Wife baiting on cornering

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi all, As a new 166 owner this year, I'm still getting to grips with going 'round corners without throwing my wife either into the window or into my lap (as it were). In the 147 GTA, I could thug it 'round corners and she'd barely move, but now it's as if the car was designed to kill the...
  18. Cornering problem

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone! :thumbs: I'm having a problem while cornering into a tightening bend. The tyre suddenly feels like it's running over railway sleepers or going flat and the VDC light flashes. The brakes aren't applied or i don't lose power (as per the manual) just this strange sensation. I do have...
  19. 147 lack of stability cornering in wet

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I'm driving a 2001 Alfa147 withy 95k miles on the clock. I've recenetly just passed the NCT (Irish version of MOT). Since then, however I've noticed that the car is very unstable when coming off a roundabout, but only when road is wet. It happens as I steer left to take roundabout exit...
  20. Craking/creaking noise from dash during cornering

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I get a plastic sounding crak crak crak coming from the back of the dash behind the steering wheel when i corner sharply. Sounds as if the dash is moving and slipping/creaking against the windshield. Has anyone else experienced this? Its quite loud. Any remedies?