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  1. Using or loosing coolant 2012 Guilietta !.6 Deisel

    Alfa Giulietta
    Had a notice come up on the dash a few weeks ago saying "Change the Oil". It's the daughters car so never looks under the bonnet. Went to the garage that looks after the car (last 30 years) when the bonnet was lifted I noticed that the coolant was at the bottom of it's container just above the...
  2. noisey deisel pump..

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys just a quick question to you Alfa pro's..My 159 2.0 jtdm is a 170 diesel and the deisel pump makes a pumping noise when cold then goes after @ 15mins when this normal for this kind of engine or should i have it checked while the warranty is still valid?...theres no problems...
  3. Exhaust fumes inside deisel 156?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I have an intermittent problem with a smell of exhaust fumes inside my 2005 2.4 jtd. On start up the car will also often smell of fumes on the outside of the car however there are no visible exhaust gases. The car has covered approx 120,000 miles and apart from this issue it runs extremely...
  4. 159 1.9 deisel strange start

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    First thread! Bought my 159 a few months ago and recently filled up with deisel after running a little low. When I went to start the engine again it decided to shudder like mad without starting. Tried again and it started fine. Should I be worried? Thanks
  5. Help please - 156 deisel

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello! I have had a 147 1.6 which got written off by a skip lorry. Bit short of cash but saw a 156 03 1.9jtd with 106,000 miles on it. I am a mechanical idiot..are these engines ok for over 100K? If so, what should I look for if I go to buy? Thanks Steve:confused::confused::confused:
  6. Insurance, Mito Distinctive 1.6 Deisel.

    Alfa MiTo
    Got mine about a month ago had to pay £56 till my insurance renewal next month (tesco). Got me renewal today £530 fully comp with daughter (28) as named driver. We've both had minor shunts 2010 & 2011 Now I know I only had a 1.2 Clio before the Alfa but that's a bit rich. I'll be an OAP in...
  7. Brera Deisel Cold Start Issues

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi All, Can anyone please advise as to why my Brera (2.4 Deisel) is a pig to start on a morning? I've replaced all the glow plugs. Its almost like all the fuel is draining away once turned off at night and takes quite a while for the car to start. Sometimes it fires and then stops. When its...
  8. Cambelt Change - 159 2.4 Deisel

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    All, I have been informed by NJS, that my Cambelt is Due for a change, as my Car is almost 5 years old (Manufactured Sep'07) and I've clocked 49K Miles. Quickly wanted to know some thoughts around whether I can wait for a couple of months, before getting this done, as I've been quoted around...
  9. Brera 2.4 Deisel - Removing diesel deposit from exhaust trim

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Not a specific Brera problem or even an Alfa one but as those four chrome trimmed tail-pipes are so prominent on the Brera - how the hell do you remove the sooty deposit that builds up around the lip of the pipes. I know the secret is probably to clean it off very regularly before it gets a hold...
  10. Lumpy Deisel

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    :confused:159 2.4 JTDM. My Alfa is very lumpy on a cold start. I have replaced the glo plugs w/only a minor improvement. The car will also occasionally miss when cruising @1500-1800 rpm. Any ideas:confused:( i suspect the air flow meter, can its be refurbed? How much is a new one)?:cry: I had...
  11. The real brera deisel consumption issue..

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All, Okay, so there's a sticky thread on the 2.4 consumption issue, but do we have any experts out there who can explain why some of us get 25mpg and some get 35mpg and better????? Reasons I've read include low tyre pressures, dp, egr, driving style, engine not run in yet, etc etc... surely...
  12. My petrol engine sounds like a deisel. Why?

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Of late my sweet little 1.6 petrol has started sounding distinctly noisey/deisely. Any ideas, preferably not too pricey?
  13. 147 deisel performance chips.... any ideas

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Has anyone got any experience of these chips that you plug between the computer and engine to increse performance ? Are they bad for your engine? which brand etc should i go for ? i remember you used to just get a garage to do all this for you, but now according to the suppliers you dont...
  14. Mangoletsi Deisel Remap Anyone ?

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Anyone had Mango's do their remap ? Any feedback grateful, good, bad etc...I take it it doesn't bugger up the warranty ?
  15. 156 Deisel ignition malfunction -Help?

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi all I've just joined the forum and am hopeful someone can suggest some help. Went to the car today, and it wont start - completely out of the blue. Wierd things happening when the ignition is turned - multiple lights on dash and cockpit flash on and off, sound of servo somewhwere pulsing -...
  16. is it a deisel?

    General Alfa Discussion
    I picked up my 2002 156 1.6 10 days ago,although i'm happy with the performance generally,i am a little concerned at how noisy it is,usually quite quiet when started from cold,when it gets warm it idles like a deisel,but doesnt rev like a deisel,(or sound like one when revving),people who i've...
  17. engine flush can cure my variator deisel noise?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    my 1998 1.8 ts has the deisel noise (knackerd variator i think) but i am being told that an engine flush could cure the problem it only lasts a few seconds but is annoyin.if this is true whats the best flush to use and is there anythin i need to know when flushin.i will put alfa oil filter on...
  18. Twinspark Deisel?

    Alfa 145 & 146
    I have 145 QV with the 2.0l twinspark. When I start it first thing it sounds fine, actually quite sweat considering it's cold. But once warm it sounds very deisely at idle. I have read something which leads me to think this may be due to the variator, can anyone confirm on deny this belief...