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  1. BMW death traps recalled.

    General Motoring Discussion
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6761995/BMW-death-traps-250-000-cars-Britain-risk-bursting-flames.html Well that’s not very good.
  2. Convincing argument for reinstating the death penalty

    General Alfa Discussion
    What other monstrosities and crimes against taste have you lot seen?
  3. The death of the 3 door car?

    General Motoring Discussion
    Another day, news of another 3 door model being dropped (2019 Vauxhall Corsa). Personally I can't quite get my head around the number of 3 door cars going out of production, some of which appear very popular (Audi A1 3dr & Seat Leon SC seem to sell well). I'm a 28 year old guy, no children, no...
  4. The death of an Alfa.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Bad news, my beautiful GT is at the end of it's life with me. After another over-inflated garage bill (£500 for a wheel bearing) and with more work still needed in order to pass an MOT due in 6 weeks, I've decided to quit the Alfa life. The question is, what to do with the GT? It's a (EDIT)...
  5. World Cup Of Films: Winners Death Match

    Poll Room
    Just out of interest :EVIL: Aliens v Star Wars
  6. Remote locking, sudden death.

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi guys, I've locked my 166 and when getting back I've noticed that the unlock was not working despite the led on the key was lighting up correctly. Puzzled I've used the key to unlock the door and I was expecting the alarm to ingage but no siren started only the directional indicators. I've...
  7. Death of my second 2.5 156

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My hybrid 156 ( see my restoration thread) has been drowned in the last cyclone we had down here. Dammit I had done a lot of work on that car and it was in fine fettle. Luckily insurance paid out, so im leaning toward a 159 now. Wife wants something sensible ( think Toyota) but that isnt going...
  8. death of my 156, now looking at 159s, advice please

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Since my 156 was drowned in a cyclone a few weeks ago, ive been looking at 159s. Im a confirmed V6 fan, but am I making a mistake in overlooking the 2.2? There are quite a few low mileage 2.2s available in superb condition here, and fewer V6s. Cost and mileage on cars for sale seem similar...
  9. Death of the Speciale

    Alfa Giulia
    Speciale order cancelled I've just had my order for a new Speciale cancelled by ARUK, 5 weeks after placing it. Been told that no more Speciales are being made for the UK. (**edit - this was a duff info, the truth was - all diesels are on hold) Bearing in mind that most company cars are still...
  10. Probably done to death so apologies, but, colour combos...

    Alfa Giulia
    .... Anyone who's got the standard red leather with Vesuvio grey Veloce; is it a good match? Would you have it again or would you go black? I'm not a fan of tan so that's out for me, but I'm likely ordering soon and can't find a Giulia at a dealer nearby to check out this combo. I've always had...
  11. Giulietta MITO on Death Row..?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Looks like Reid Big-Lad is still keen to axe Giulietta and MITO and/or immediate replacements.. :o Alfa Romeo MiTo and Giulietta facing the axe Whilst I can see what he's on about... I can't shake the uneasy feeling that Big-Lad is maybe missing the point of "Alfa" a bit.. The range could...
  12. High beam vs Doctor Death

    General Motoring Discussion
    Does a car have to have a working high-beams to pass its annual encounter with Doctor Death, the MOT man? Gerrard, my Stilo while the 145 is being fixed, while the 155 is being fixed.. :D has a dicky high beam. Blue light comes on when I pull the stick.. and separately the high-beam lights...
  13. Black Death

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, Finally got to the bottom of my smoking issue (Atleast I think) and discovered I have a valve leaking, so I've got the washers to do the job, and a lovely day, but there is half an inch of carbon around the injectors, so I can't get it out, now I know a slide hammer is a possibility...
  14. Alternator died a death

    Alfa GTA
    I've updated my other thread on 24v camshafts with this same question but thought I should also start a new thread for this new (and different) problem! (Only) 200 miles trouble free and glorious motoring, then, on Friday returning from a day out at the Alfaholics factory - dashboard lights up...
  15. GTV Phase 1 currently on death row...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    If anyone is interested in saving a Phase 1 GTV in reasonable condition, then here it is: :cool: "http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alfa-GTV-3-0-24V-V6-1998-/371278675337?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item5671eefd89" No, I'm not the seller...
  16. Turbo Benzina vs The Dark Lord of Death (aka diesel)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Still looking at 159s now and then since my fleet of 1X5's is getting on a bit... :eek: 2.0ltr JTDs look a little dear still (for me) but the 2.4 diesels and the 1.9s (do I want a 1.9?) might be right up my street. On the other hand, the TBi is a bit saucy and burns the proper fuel... :D...
  17. Stupid untimely death.....

    General Alfa Discussion
    For those risking cruising with their cherished supermodel twinnies or V6's without the necessary legal paperwork, just had a conversation with a work colleague who's husband had his finished project taken to the scrap yard. 4 years and nearly £7k spent so he could take it to Europe, he decided...
  18. Radio death after refitting Bose amp

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Finally got a replacement Bose amp from ebay after realising that I was sold the car without the amp - factory fitted Bose system in a 156 JTS Lusso '03 old shape. On plugging the replacement amp in (thankfully whoever removed it just unplugged it) a 10 amp fuse blew taking out fuel and...
  19. My lovely Alfa... now on Death Row due to a radiator

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My Alfa was fantastic for 8 years but for the last two years it's had a recurring problem that has me at the end of my tether. If I can't fix it then the car has to go:cry:. I love the Alfa but I need a car I can drive! So here we go: 2.5 yrs ago my big end bearing failed, I opted to replace...
  20. My lovely Alfa... now on Death Row due to a radiator

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    My Alfa was fantastic for 8 years but for the last two years it's had a recurring problem that has me at the end of my tether. If I can't fix it then the car has to go:cry:. I love the Alfa but I need a car I can drive! So here we go: 2.5 yrs ago my big end bearing failed, I opted to...
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