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  1. Alfa GTA
    ok I should have the Q2 diff and the 2 bearings delivered in the next few days. Is this the list of the rest of the parts I need to order? seal - 40004430 seal - 40004910 x2 gaskets - 4460880 shim kit - 0095720273 I was reading an article on this site Fitting an Alfa Romeo Q2 Differential...
  2. Alfa GTA
    Hi Chaps, recently joined GTA ownership from a JTS, want to check on whats the correct running temp. On open road she runs @ 70, in heavy traffic, @ 90 and sometimes creeps slightly over. Is this normal, I do get a bit paranoid over this - my JTS didn't reach 90 in traffic. It has has a new rad...
  3. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Does anyone know what the correct oil spec. is for the 3.2 V6 Brera/159? My old 156 JTS use to run beautifully on Castrol Edge Sport 10w-60. What do 3.2 Brera/159 owners run their Alfas on?
  4. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    to replace the stat it is only the top part [#2}of the assembly that needs to be replaced
  5. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Getting new pads for my 156 2.0 2002 Smaky has let me know this falls into the older of the rear brake pads/disc sizes, looking on buypartsbuy they have 2 sets of pads for the rear, are they the same fitting just different pads, or do I need one or the other...
  6. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I bought a MAF from a member but i forgot to check the numbers/engine, thing engine is a 1.8 TS 1998/99 with the MAF Bosch 0280218019 however the part i bought from the forum member is Bosch 0281002309 1.8 TS but is a 10/00 on engine. Now my question is , will this part work with my...
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    2002 156 2.4 JTD 10v 150HP Bosch part No 281 002 309 On this model the MAF housing is held into the air cleaner housing by 2 plates secured by 3 nuts on studs set into the plastic filter body. The top (outlet end) of the housing is a hose connection. I can't get my housing out because...
  8. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, could anyone tell me the correct spec for the bulb underneath drivers and passenger doors - I have a '99 V6 Phase 2 GTV. Thanks.
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Fellow Alfaholics :thumbs: Wanted to know what is the correct oil change interval for my '99 alfa 156 2.0 TS I have been confused by the dealer who sold it to me and said/insisted its 12k miles or 12 months...whichever is earlier.....and by many others who say 6 months or 6k miles My car...
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi there, I am about to attempt using alfadiag and resetting the Airbag light. The car is a 1999 156 Twin Spark (Manual 2.0 Ltr) Just wanted to check - is this the right cable? I will then amend the cable so I can connect to...
  11. ICE & Blue&Me
    As I would like to add BT, USB etc to my ICE setup, I've come to the conclusion the best option is to replace the std HU with a Blaupunkt Hamburg from here Blaupunkt Hamburg MP57 I also think I need a Connects2 stalk adapter, universal stalk lead & a fascia adapter. Is there anything else I...
  12. Poll Room
    I was watching the new this morning and a chap at Gatwick said the prices were sky high....that is the term i use however I know that some people usethe phrase high me that just doesnt sound right.
  13. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I almost had it with my head lamps on 156 and got Phillips replacement for both high and low beams. Before playing with adjustments screws, i would like to confirm correct bulb placement. It seems that left H7 tab was placing up, but right facing down (many mechanics probably already lay their...
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi i need to know the ribe bits( i.e sizes) that i would require to remove both the head and sump from my 2.0 156 jts . and does anyone know the lengh of the bits that i would require and where i could obtain them - Many thanks for your help
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    HI I have a 156 2.5 on a W plate. I wanted to know what the ideal running temperature should be. Most of the time it runs at about 90 but does creep about half up to the next line on the temp gauge when in trafiic or I rev the engine. Is this the normal running temp? The fan does kick and...
  16. Alfa 164 & 166
    Is there? Other than the hard way?
  17. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Can anyone tell me the correct torque for the two bolts holding the caliper on? I've looked in the tech manual and it seems to give no less than 4 different values! I have no idea which is the correct one (They are 19mm heads if that gives any clues :fick: )
  18. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'm about to send my 156 in for it's 80 000km service. I phoned the agents to check whether the service has been booked correctly and then just out of curiousity I asked them what grade of oil they use. They told me that they've always used Shell Helix Ultra 5W- 30. Isn't this a bit on the...
  19. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    I bought a 159 SW a fortnight ago and am awaiting the owners user manual - in meantime would anyone have the recommended front and rear inflation figures for 225 x 50 R17 (Pzero Rossos) Mangos suggested 2.5bar all round? Thanks 166lover
  20. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    New POwer Steering Hose $410Au is this correct? Pipe came out form the connection just next to the right wheel under the guard. they say they have to replace the whole pipe. $410 just for the new hose is pricey. Is there any internet sites that a person camn check alfa parts themselves to make...