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  1. Help! 147 2.0 Selespeed Brakes don't kick in unless fully depressed!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, just a quick bit of background and am relatively new to the forum :-) We have a 147 2001 2.0 Petrol Selespeed which my wife is going to have after passing her driving test. However, we noticed that the brakes on it seems to only really work unless the pedal is fully pushed to the floor...
  2. Tapping noise when clutch depressed

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I have a tapping noise present only when I depress my clutch fully. Noticeable when i am stationary. Any ideas?
  3. 156 Small 'bump' when clutch is depressed

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello there, im new to this forum and i hope you guys can help. Has anyone ever experienced a small knocking or bump feeling when using the clutch? The clutch still works fine although it may be close to the end of its life. Ive been told that the problem may not be with the clutch itself but...
  4. Please Help Depressed Owner

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I picked my car up from valet parking after 2 weeks holiday yesterday and no problems, went out a few times and everything ok. Now the car wont start it just turns over but will not fire, I am dreading that the valet park have connected a jump pack the wrong way and fried the ECU, can someone...
  5. Engine stalls when clutch depressed

    Alfa GTA
    Hello peeps, and Merry Xmas etc. Last couple of times I have started the 147 when cold it has seemed to be running smoothly and at normal cold idle revs but when I depress the clutch, but BEFORE engaging a gear the engine stalls. When I restart the engine and give it some revs and then depress...
  6. Starting with Clutch Depressed or Not?

    Alfa MiTo
    As title really... One dealership said you need to have the clutch depressed to start The dealership i bought the MiTo from said you dont The manual says you do... ---- What do you do? What is the correct way, the car starts and seems fine both ways :rolleyes:
  7. Door striker - chatter - depressed and need help

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    :cry: All I love my Alfa 159 3.2Qtronic Q4 - its my best ever Alfa but its driving me to *****dy distraction. At 120kmh/70mph there is a metallic rattling noise from around the b-pillar. The noise is quite loud and it does not matter as to the road surface. Its does not appear over bumps and...
  8. Clutch Pedal Stays Depressed

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've recently bought a 147 which had a dropped valve/cambelt failure. All fixed now, start the engine, put my foot on the clutch pedal and it feels quite stiff but at the same time, has an empty feeling as I put my foot down. The pedal stays down and slowly comes back up after a few seconds...
  9. I'm depressed but glad at the same time

    General Alfa Discussion
    Tonight I said goodbye to my beloved GTV :cry: She has been with me for over two years and was a trusty if not pampered companion. My first son was a regular passenger and I had some great drives in her. Took her to work today and washed/vac'd her out in readyness for tonight and will miss...
  10. Depressed. I would like to spec up my 166

    Alfa 164 & 166
    After reading the “I paid to much for my car” thread. It depressed me because I’ve got no gadgets! I would like to get a CD player or loud link. (The radio is driving me nuts) I don’t have the cable form the ICS. Is there a how to guide on how to install this wire aimed along the lines of...
  11. Depressed. Think I paid too much for my 166!

    Alfa 164 & 166
    I think I paid too much for my 166 back in the summer last year. It's a 1999 3.0 Super (manual) and I bought it with 70,000 on the clock. It had just had the cambelt service, tenisoners, idlers, water pump, plugs etc - in fact just under a grand in parts! I've just had to do the clutch and...
  12. I feel so depressed :(

    General Alfa Discussion
    My Alfa Romeo owning experience seems to be taking a turn for the worst. My recent accident has been assessed and I have had a quote of £700 pounds to put it right, if I also wanted all the other ding's, bumps, scratches and whatnot sorted it will cost £1500 but then it would be back to...
  13. GT Less and depressed

    General Alfa Discussion
    Have been without my GT for a fortnight and have now been told its going to be another 4 weeks I have a 147 loaner, not bad at all, but just not big enough to get all my luggage off to the coast...was really looking forward to a run up to Scotland in a couple of weeks in the GT:( I wouldn't...
  14. Clicking sound & feel - Accelerator depressed?

    Alfa GTA
    Hi all, Nearly touching 1000KM's on my new car and loving every minute of it! This morning, however, I began to experience some sort of clicking coming from the accelerator pedal (I could feel it through my foot, and could also hear it with the stereo turned off). It's not a loud noise and I've...
  15. Annoyed and depressed!

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi guys. I'm annoyed because yesterday some t*at in a crappy old focus driving towards me decided he needed all the road, forcing me to move over and scrape my left rear alloy on the curb stone! I'm depressed because i was washing the car later in the afternoon and found 5 stone chips in the...
  16. Odd noise when clutch pedal depressed!

    Alfa 155
    Hi all... Well i have just collected my 155 and it's now sat at home. When i put the clutch in with the engine running... either when stood still or driving i get a very odd whirring / whooshing sort of noise which seems to be either coming from the clutch/gearbox or the hydraulics... anyone...