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  1. Desperate for MITo clutch advice please!

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi everybody, I’m new here so thanks for taking the time to read my post. I purchased a Mito veloce diesel 09 plate, 100k miles about 3 months ago for £1500. Everything seemed good at the time although my knowledge of cars is quite limited. I’m looking for advice as to whether it’s worth...
  2. GQV 1750 Cambelt Nightmare - Desperate!

    South Africa
    Hi 3 - 4 months ago my Giulietta went in for a cambelt change,she went in a 100% car but came out a complete nightmare. Grossly underpowered, if you try to drive hard then the check engine light comes on - P0240, if you put her in D and accelerate then immediately the check engine light is on -...
  3. Desperate with "jumpy" 2.2 JTS on throttle

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Good evening. Since I've got my 2.2 Brera (2,5 years and 35.000kms ago) I noticed that engine and gear lever shackes just when pressing or depressing the throttle. I mean, when pressing it (no matter how gently) the whole engine "jumps" backwards. I thought this was because of bad engine...
  4. Desperate with rear wiper

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Things are getting desperate now. I’m having big problems with my rear wiper. When I put the key in the ignition the wiper will start wiping by itself and usually stop in the incorrect position. The rear wiper switch will typically be unresponsive but if I try the switch again later it will...
  5. Getting desperate now!!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all I have a 2.4 159 saloon and since november last year i have had issues with it, that no one can diagnose In november it came to a standstill and refused to start, it rolled to a halt displayed an oil pressure warning and threw a shed load of oil straight through the exhaust, mechanic...
  6. GTV V6 dog leg arm bush size. DESPERATE.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello fellow GTV nuts. Right now, I have a mechanic pressing in new bushes into the rear dog leg arms. (Not the spring pans.) He has fitted the small bush to each arm but fears that the second bush is too big. Would any of you fellas please confirm that the bushes on the spring pan arm are...
  7. Oil in Engine Bay + White Smoke = Desperate!

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi guys, So, this is what happened to me last night, not sure exactly what the problem could be, that's what I'm trying to understand... I was coming back home driving on the highway, driving fast in 6th gear. At some point I need to overtake another car and downshift to 5th for a moment. Some...
  8. GT 3.2 Lacking Power - DESPERATE!!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I need your help before I drive myself off a cliff with my GT (3.2). I sold my 3.0 GTV last year to buy my GT and the more I drove the GT the more I was surprised that it felt slower than the GTV and not just by a bit, the 3.0 felt significantly faster throughout the bottom end right...
  9. Car off the road, I'm desperate for you help

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi everyone. I've a faulty rear middle seatbelt mechanism in my 159 Ti. Looking for a replacement from a breakers, but extremely difficult as the car has folding rear seats, and the mech is build into the actual seat. I need to find out if the mech, which I'm aware is different, from a 159...
  10. A desperate cry for help from North Wales

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi folks my better half's ***** 147 needs some minor work, two bolts in the off side lower wishbone and the exhaust (from the manifold to centre box) needs fitting. I have all the part but I'm due for surgery on the 17th of this month and am not allowed any cuts, scratches, burns etc etc...
  11. in a desperate need of a bonnet

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi there, Managed to crash my beloved 159 a week ago :cry: the damage is not too serious, but local breakers are going mad with their pricing. Or I'm just not used to "new(ish) car parts" prices... I'm not trying to cheap out on this car, but a huge brake job is ahead (all four corners...
  12. Marchionne isn't desperate but...

    General Alfa Discussion
    Fiat Chrysler wouldn't be averse to a merger Marchionne open to combination with Ford or GM
  13. Desperate Times

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Not had a response to my ad for the GTV @ £300 so here it is. I have to move the car out of my garden by the end of next weekend. The options are to scrap her - best offer so far is £180 - thus taking a perfectly viable GTV off the road forever or finding a new home for her. So, if anyone can...
  14. Alfa 147 Starting Problem (Desperate)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi looking for any help if possible. The car is an Alfa 147 1.6 TS 2006 I recently left the ignition on for several hours by mistake. Unfortunately can't get the car to start now. The symptoms are: dash lights delay coming on after turning the key. When the key is then turned to start, dash...
  15. In desperate need...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    ..of a O/S rear spring pan arm for my GTV 3.0. They cost around £300 new and apparently mine may not survive a polybush replacement. I have managed to source one refurbed N/S arm from eBay but there doesn't seem to be many around. Anyone got one laying around they are willing to sell? Or can...
  16. Desperate for help GT 1.9 completely flat

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I have nearly had enough of my car, yes its beautiful and makes me smile (whenever its not getting repaired and I have the chance to drive it), however this time round I think I've had enough. Some of you already know the amount of money i've spent so far, new exhaust cat, new clutch...
  17. Desperate: Spider electrical problem (fuse G389 blows)

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Please help me! I desperately need help with an electrical problem in my (L.H. drive) 1997 TS Spider. It all started with Fuse G389 (red in the attached images) blowing while I was driving, killing the engine and instrument cluster at around 100 km/h. I got help towing the car back home and...
  18. My green boy

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Fellow ***** Lovers. I drive a late 1999 2.5L, 24v v6 156 ***** and it truly gives me a lot of pleasure. However old issues seem to be creeping up again and I do not know if the guys at the garage simply did a crappy job, because in late December and January I encountered that the car missed...
  19. Absolutely Desperate for help please re:ABS

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    car is 147 jtdm 2007 So, Ive had a nightmare for the past few weeks trying to sort my abs Multiecuscan shows c1250 Abs/ebd/asr failure on dash board After talking to Fiat/Alfa technician, I have changed the rear abs sensor, as it was WILDY out of sync no change I have also changed rear...
  20. EMERGENCY Please help DESPERATE

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone, I've got a 1.9 turbo diesel 147 lusso jtd The alternator belt snapped this morning on my way to work I had a low battery warning and lost all power steering. I'm 45 miles away from home and the garage that fitted the new belt 3 weeks ago. I've phoned them and they won't pick the...
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