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  1. Cracking tyres again, this time Goodyear.

    General Motoring Discussion
    Juat been outside to rotate the tyres on the G as the fronts were considerably more worn than the rears. I have mentioned in another thread about cracking Dunlop tyres, but I am getting the same issues with Goodyear Assymetric 3's. Both made in Germany and probably made in the same factory...
  2. Cracking little Spider on eBay...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    This looks like a good buy for somebody...
  3. 2.0 TS - cracking little engine

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I had forgotten what a great little engine the Twin spark is. I dropped my 147 Ducati Corse off with Lewis at Alfatecnico for a cam belt change, swirl flap removal and EGR delete; and have got a 147 2.0 TS as a loan car. Sure it hasn't got the torque but it's a lovely engine, pulls well through...
  4. Tyre wall bulge and slight cracking

    General Motoring Discussion
    My Dunlop Sport Maxx TT 225 40 18 92W with only 9.3K miles on it has developed a bulge and a small crack in the side wall. I noticed this during its Sunday afternoon wash. I can't remember running over anything large or dropping down a pothole. There's no damage to the alloy in the vicinity...
  5. Any thoughts on this tyre cracking

    General Alfa Discussion
    Evening All, I noticed earlier one of my tyres has cracks. They're Michellin PS3 that are on my GT V6 and the cracks are just on the driver's side front tyre, all the way around. I'd like to put it down to hammering around corners, but that would be lying. I reckon the tyres are about 4 years...
  6. Intermittent cracking noise.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Had another session trying to locate the source of the intermittent cracking noise from the passenger side . Everything on the suspension has been replaced, so I'm ruling that out and it just does it randomly, some roads more than others and only at sub 30mph. It's perfectly fine over speed...
  7. Cracking Dunlop tyres

    General Alfa Discussion
    I have a bit of an issue with the Dunlop SP Sport Maxx RT tyres fitted to my G. As you can see by the pictures they are starting to crack pretty badly. I am a bit dissapointed by this as they are only dated 24th Week of 2013 so only just over 2 years old and they are meant to be a premium...
  8. Cracking Gtv V6 for sale

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Morning all - now for sale is my 2002 Ph2 Gtv V6. I've just done a deal on a 105 series GTV, so failing a lottery win in the next couple of days am going to have to part with my 916 GTV. I will put an ad in the classifieds section later but will try to list as much detail as I can below, with...
  9. 166 - cracking sound when turning wheel !

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi , My 166 is due for a good suspension refurb. I bought the upper & lower arms ,rubber boots etc , but now hearing a cracking sound when I turn. Its getting worse. Would it be the cv joints need replacing ? Another issue I have is with the central lock. It just doesn't work anymore. Last...
  10. Wipers cracking / clanging

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Morning all - I have a clanking / cracking sound when I have the wipers on? It is pouring down so haven't had a chance to fully investigate yet... It is coming from the area that wiper arms are attached??? When it stops pouring down I will investigate further, but just wondered if anyone had...
  11. autolusso.- cracking team.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    After a hellish nightmare sorting a drive shaft the chaps at autolusso have been fantastic. Can't fault the lads at all,helpful and understanding. Only gripe is the courier service they use,city link need to be ditched! All in all very positive experience with the chaps. :thumbs:
  12. A Cracking Wee Run

    North Scotland
    A cracking wee run to Torphins via Chapel of Garioch for a cheeky white and a shandy at the always excellent Platform22. Home via Banchory, Westhill, Newmachar and Pitmedden. Lovely!
  13. Cracking price on modern Alfa towbars

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just thought i would like to mention that for ages i sought a reasonably priced towbar for my Alfa gt. Most uk suppliers were around £200.I got one from around £120 delivered and i got a free wiring kit.It came from abu dhabi within 3 days !! and i paid with paypal security. They...
  14. MiTo Door Cracking Noise/Screw Loose

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi All, My MiTo's drivers door has been making a cracking/banging noise when opening/closing for a while, and I've found the cause to be the silver "star" screw which holds the middle bracket (apologies, don't know what it's called - it's the bit which restricts the opening to steps). The screw...
  15. Slight hickup when cracking throttle open

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Fellow Alfisti! My 2.0 TS -97 (ph1, M2.10.4 ECU) tends to show a small hiccup when going from no throttle to just putting my foot on the pedal. Typically this is noticeable in slow traffic and around 2000 RPM. When just pressing the pedal I feel a small jerk, and somewhat oscillation after...
  16. Governments Cracking Encrypted Traffic

    The Technology Section
    In light of the recent revelations about UK and US Gov collaborating on breaking encryption to spy on our traffic I was wondering if this is a good or a bad thing. On the one hand it is an invasion of privacy, but on the other hand cyber warfare is a very real threat (Stuxnet) along with...
  17. New Paint Cracking

    Car Detailing
    Hi all. Wondering if anyone has come across this issue before and can offer any advice. Unfortunately I had a bump in my beloved GT in December last year. Since then I've had an on going saga with the repairs, eventually my insurance agreed to let me nominate my own repairer to put the...
  18. Cracking TShirt ...........But £60.00

    General Alfa Discussion
    MAN RED T-SHIRT - MAN - CLOTHING Love it but seriously who makes up the prices ?
  19. A cracking drive to work in D mode

    Alfa Giulietta
    sun shining :cool: hardly any traffic ... what a blast :D ..oh apart from the truck that had crashed into the side of the bridge on the A453 :o .... don't blame me ... I was in N mode at that point :thumbs:
  20. Refurbished Alloys cracking lacquer

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Im getting some weird cracking on a set of recently refurbished alloys and im wondering if anyone else has ever experienced the same ? And if so is it an easy localized repair or am i looking @ having to get them re-lacquered. There were none when i got them but they seem to be getting worse...