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  1. Rear axle parts corrosion problem

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi guys! Can somebody inform me what is the name for parts marked in red on rear axle? I have a significant corrosion on those parts at the locations where those parts are connected with bolts. So thinking to change them before something serious happens. Thank you in advance!
  2. Veloce Turbine Alloy Corrosion

    Alfa Giulia
    Just washed my car today and I remembered previously seeing potential corrosion bubbling under the paint on one of my wheels, had a good look around and sure enough, corrosion bubbling up on at least 2 of the wheels. To me this is shocking, the car is 1.5 years old, has zero kerb damage / rash...
  3. 164 galvanisation

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi, Have been reading a lot of posts about the rust issues on 164s and other Alfas and many quotes about galvanisation. Sadly, contrary to what appears common belief, the 164 was never ever galvanised. That is a pure zinc process and was never done. Instead Alfa used a zinc-based grey primer...
  4. Treating corrosion on 159 rear subframe

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    If you saw my First Service post, I treated the front subframe last weekend, so this weekend I jacked up the rear, pressure washed and wired brushed: So cavity wax on inside and Noxudol 300 on the outside: Funny that the front subframe was in much better condition, despite the...
  5. Fuel rail corrosion

    Alfa GTA
    Hey Guys, my engine bay has seen better days. It's only done 43,000k but there's a bit of corrosion - most noticeably on the second fuel rail. Does anyone have any ideas on how to clean this up? My guess is to first have a go with some steel wool / wire brushes.. but I have a feeling that the...
  6. Is front sub-frame corrosion a problem?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey everyone, As per my last thread, I'm looking for an Alfa GT, and have just discovered the MOT history site to check cars. I've found a GT, but the GOV website shows the following advisories: Advisory notice item(s) Front Sub-frame corroded but not seriously weakened (2.4.G.1) Front...
  7. 147 Rear Shocks Corrosion Trouble

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So, the lower rear spring cup on one side of my 06 147 Ti (38k) gave way, jamming the spring against the tyre. My other half kept driving, despite the noise and the smoke, and burned a 2cm deep groove in the (new Michelin) tyre. Amazing it didn't blow. Turned out the other shock was badly...
  8. Turbine alloys corrosion giulietta cv

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all Just noticed the start of some corrosion on the turbine alloys, a white discoloration and the start of bubbling around the center of the wheels also theres signs of rust on the lock nuts for the wheels. The car has only done 12000 miles and is just under 4 years old. Just wondering if...
  9. Corrosion issue

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi I have been told today by a dealership that the reason my heated seats and heated rear windscreen isn't working is due to corroded wires in the tailgate. And the repair for this job is approx £900. I asked if this is normal as sounds more like a fault with the car. Anyone else had this issue?
  10. Argh, bimetallic corrosion!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'm still in the middle of dismantling my front suspension so I can replace the springs / shocks, and came to the 'loosen the clamp bolt on the spring fork'. Bolt wouldn't shift, so no surprise there. Used gigantic pipe wrench, bolt still wouldn't shift. Split nut with nut splitter, bolt still...
  11. Corrosion Cure

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I am looking to treat the surface rust present on the rear suspension trailing arms on my 2006 Brera. I have read all the threads on this site and many on others and am now somewhat confused about which products are most suitable. I have dismissed Hammerite and Waxoyl and have settled on Bilt...
  12. 156 front subframe corrosion issues

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    not sure if this is a common issue with the 156/147 but thought I'd post a couple of pics of the front sub frame I recently removed from my 04 plate 156 with several months mot remaining. I won't name the garage that had issued the mot, some may say the subframe could have been swapped after the...
  13. Subframe corrosion - thanks to forum members

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    A big thanks to all those who pointed out the potential subframe corrosion issues. I took the undertray off my 2007 159 sportwagon and gave it a good look over. Big sinking feeling in the stomach - initial impressions weren't good. Large areas of the underside of the subframe were rusty...
  14. Corrosion resistant disks - Winners and loosers.

    General Motoring Discussion
    I have now tried 2 varieties of corrosion resistant disks for the rear of my 2 Alfa's. Rear disks are known for corroding fast and often fail the MOT due to the build up so I try to fit corrosion resistant disks where possible. My Giulietta is my daily driver and is fitted with a Pagid disk...
  15. body computer and corrosion :(

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, my alfa 147 has lost its back lights and had numerous random faults coming up so gathered that the body computer may be on its way out. Whilst removing the computer I found that the top right connector was green all over and all over the plug. What's worse is that the pins have...
  16. 164 Super 24V - Wont Start & Low Battery Power

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Good Evening, I have tried to start my 164 Super 3.0 24V, and nothing. I had my pump replaced a year ago and a problem I had was that the water hose from the thermostat had gone and it spat out all the fluid. Now I know I am not supposed to do this but I work in the UK now and am only home...
  17. Corrosion on tailgate, 159 SW

    General Alfa Discussion
    Just noticed some corrosion bubbles on my tailgate: 58 reg 159 SW. 2 spots near the bottom edge could be said to have been caused by stone chips , although the paint is not broken and there is another larger area directly under the rear wiper where the window and tailgate join.(Pretty sure this...
  18. Corrosion on Tailgate-Warranty claim?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Been doing some detailing on the 159 and noticed a couple of rust bubbles on the tailgate, near the bottom edge. Disappointed but thought AR would say its externally caused corrosion, however on the slight ledge just below the rear window seal and wiper I've noticed quite a cluster of corrosion...
  19. Seatbelt anchorage point corrosion

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    147 had mot today it failed. I was expecting it tbh. It has a hole near the Seatbelt anchorage point. Mot place quoted £150 to sort it fair price?
  20. Radiator replacement before long?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Whilst checking the turbo hoses on my 147 (been thinking about the silicone Autolusso hoses) I discovered that part of the radiator has broken off. I've tried to get some decent photos but to get anything better I'll have to start taking the trim out. I'm not experiencing any overheats or...