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  1. the great oil debate

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've trawled this forum and multiple others trying to find what the latest recommendation is for an 09 Alfa GT 1.9 jtd is?! Seems from factory it was selenia WR 5w-40... However now most oil finder sites are showing fully synthetic 5w-30 now.. What is the bottom line on this? I've just got my...
  2. Crude debate but, Petrolicious v Top Gear - R5 Turbo (mid engined one)

    General Motoring Discussion Now, it's bit patchy I know. But you hear the passion from the owner. It is beautifully filmed (like TG). I've seen a few Petrolicious vids of late and I think... an hour of these on a Sunday would make for a wonderful evening's viewing. If I was an...
  3. The great engine debate, 105 series.....

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I know the question of using an ex 75 Twin Spark engine in a 105 series, eg a 1750, is a well trodden path, but rather than asking is it a good idea, whats the feeling about this in terms of a cars value, now and in the future, v a standard Nord engine car? As this seems to be a popular and...
  4. The paint/vinyl debate

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys, My 1999 156 has what seems to be a common problem. Failed clear coat. VERY bad on the roof, mostly down the middle on the bonnet. I love driving this car, but it's the first thing I see when I walk out to it in the morning and it does get me down! Most paint shops I've been to...
  5. Settling the Jelly debate

    Poll Room
    Is Jelly nice with milk in? :confused:
  6. So the old Gt coils or springs and shocks debate?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    This whole subject is a bit of a nightmare. Everyone have their own opinions on what is best. I used to have fsd's and eibach springs on my old GT. And to be fair they were a really good compromise in handling and comfort. Still not perfect, but so much better than the oem setup, which even on...
  7. Interesting debate on premium vs budget tyres..!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Report: Budget Tyres Could Kill, But at Least They?re Quiet Read the response from the Ovation representative which is resonably fair given how Whatcar? slanted their review!! I have had mid priced tyres.. Falkens, Nexen, Rainsport etc. all along (given how much premium brands cost!) and...
  8. Difference between Petrol & Diesel Oil - Not a rampant debate!!!

    South Africa
    I don't want to start an argument on an oil thread....pleeeeese. I want to know if there is any reason one should not put a "Diesel" oil into a petrol motor. Assuming its NA and there are no MA units or what what complicated gadgets and the viscosity used is correct. Reason being I changed the...
  9. Diff debate

    Alfa GTA
    Has anybody had experience of driving (decent mileage) on both the Q2 and Quaife diffs in a 147 GTA? My gearbox is about to be dropped due to the clutch giving up. So ignoring pricing, availability etc etc I think I will finally join the "you must upgrade the diff or your car will explode...
  10. Colour debate

    General Alfa Discussion
    Just to relay a conversation with my neighbour (who had a GT Blackline and now has a MiTo) today: " what colour then is your car?" "Officially?" "Yes" "Nuvola Blue" "Dam, I bet my daughter that it was green!" :rolleyes:
  11. ECU reset debate

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    O.K. As we all probably know there is a 'sticky' above suggesting the ecu reset might be a miracle cure...........while others have dismissed it as folly.........what are the facts. I have followed this procedure when I was having repeated 'engine light on low power senerio' and it cured my...
  12. QV Vs MA - the debate!!

    Alfa Giulietta
    going out on a limb here... discuss why you bought and prefer your car over the other!! Then no more sly comments or naff comparisons can be etched in to other threads... by me or others!! I prefer and bought the QV.. why? -top of the range -the fastest -More muscular stance (better...
  13. The great colour debate!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    It's been a while so I thought I'd just 'throw the cat among the pigeons!'...Was looking at the gallery over the week-end and someone had posted their GTV pics, white with red leather interior,( Teledials and rear spoiler completed the look). I presuming that this must be a wrap? But i've got to...
  14. Alfissimo debate

    South Africa
    In that case we should re-open the debate from last year this time if it is worth giving them a second chance? Many guys where of the opinion, but many where not. Ok I've decided this will cause a rise of opinions - place them here...
  15. The Great Springs and Shocks GTV (and naked girls) debate

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    OK the naked girls comment was to get you boys to read this !!!! Its time to spend some money. With Q2 fitted I really need to look at upgrading/replacing the Shocks and Springs. So what is the best system to fit onto my V6 for Everyday Road Use ? Looking at some previous postings on the site...
  16. The oil debate!!!

    Introduce Yourself
    Being a new 147 owner I am about to go on a long journey not cos I am a 147 owner but for the less interesting reason of taking my daughter to the Justin bieber concert in Birmingham....anyway doing the usual checks before I go...the car needs an oil top up from the service history it's just had...
  17. Petrol verses Diesel debate

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Check out alfawolf76, what new 147 shall i buy, for a Diesel versus Petrol debate, looks like the petrol engine is taking a bit of a hammering.:wow:
  18. That old... Which fuel? Debate !!!!

    Alfa MiTo
    I'd had my 155 Veloce sometime before I read in the manual, "To achieve the full 155 bhp, 98 RON unleaded must be used". Pity the dealership didn't mention this when I bought the car. So I started using Shell V Power. It makes a massive difference to not only take off speed, but smoothness...
  19. Batteries 100aH, 88aH, 75aH debate

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Was at a hand car wash the other day and when the chamois boy told me to inch forwards twice in two minutes the battery failed to start the car. Maybe I'm being paranoid and the OEM 100aH beast just needed a few minutes to recover, but I've decided not to risk it given I'm going trans-europe...
  20. Lets get a debate going...

    Alfa MiTo
    What shall we debate... Let's see is the Mito a girls car... Or Whats better 120 or 155.