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  1. Help me diagnose bad fuel consumption - 147

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    It's a 147 diesel 16V - 140HP variant with a remap to about 175HP. I've got MES and I suspect something is wrong due to my poor fuel consumption. Which values should I check on diagnosis to see if there is indeed something wrong, perhaps a drop in pressure, vacuum leak, airflow? It's the free...
  2. Yet another 147 misfire to diagnose

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Greetings everyone, this is my first time posting but this forum has already helped me fix the umpteen issues that have come up in my two year adventure in owning an Alfa. I've got an '08 147 1.6 TS that recently passed the 60k mark. A couple of months back I found a water leak was coming from...
  3. Help diagnose sticking brakes

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    A few days back I started my car up found brakes sinked and no fluid in reservoir, no leaks were found the brake fluid was sucked into the air intake through the vacuum hose, after refilling and bleeding, the brakes stick after using a few times . All 4 wheels locked up. Master cylinder was...
  4. Help diagnose overheating problem

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey guys, My 156 2.5 v6 overheats only with hard driving. In traffic and iddle temperature sits around 88-92°C When driving hard holding speeds in excess of 160km/h for more than a few km will cause my temperature to climb until I let it coast for minutes taking my foot off the accelerator and...
  5. Diagnose knocking/rattle sound from engine

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Everyone Looking for advice to diagnose the source of a knocking/rattle from the engine of my 1997 GTV 916 2.0TS. Hopefully these links will show a video from my Google drive. 17 MB mp4 10 seconds https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wy761s_hMn1EM5bmh5Aj6uzA7HW5CD3s/view?usp=sharing 153MB...
  6. Diagnose this noise

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I know it's difficult to diagnose a noise without hearing it but thought I'd put this up to see if anyone has had something similar and/or has any ideas what this might be. Car is a 2007 159 2.4 with 122k miles on the clock. I recently replaced the lower front wishbones and drop links. Rear...
  7. Broke down on the motorway - help diagnose my Alfa Guilietta

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi everyone, I had a bit of an issue with my car yesterday and thought I'd try enlist the help of the people to see if there's any ideas for what could've happened. I've got a 60 plate giulietta QV that I bought second hand a couple of months ago. Yesterday I was driving down the M1, and the...
  8. Seems to be impossible to diagnose problem

    Alfa Giulietta
    Here goes. Been having a problem with my 1.4 multiair for a while now. Basically it is turbo related but been advised it could be lots of things from MAF, Multi air unit, turbo, ECU etc etc. Around 2000-2500rpm under normal driving conditions and not hard acceleration the boost builds like...
  9. Help me diagnose please - road speed based clunk front left.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Good Morning Hive mind, So the good news is my 500 quid tatty spider Florence has an MOT! (no small feat I can assure you) The bad news is I have a new clunking noise. It is coming from the front left wheel/area. It is related to road speed and is it seems 1 "clunk" per wheel revolution. Not...
  10. Clutch pedal sticky need help to diagnose issue.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, After successfully MOTing my Spider with no advisories last week after being SORN for the past few months. I have a clutch pedal issue which has developed over the SORN period. It is when fully depressing the clutch pedal it "sticks" for a second then springs back up. After every...
  11. Help diagnose a sick GT

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I hope this against the rules or forum etiquette but I've got an ever growing list of issues which I'm hoping you can help me with! Alfa GT 2005 1.9 JTDM. Owned the car 6 months, some were present at time of sale, others aren't. I have no spare cash so I'm hoping to work out what is the most...
  12. Alfa diagnose

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    http://youtu.be/_K33X4-H3Nc p.s. need a tested and modified cable (airbag and ABS connect) PM me
  13. help diagnose new sound

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    In every gear between 2100 and 2200 rpm engine sounds slightly louder then drops again. No shakes or rattles no loss in power just slightly higher sound in this range. Doesn't matter if car is cold or warm
  14. selespeed, can't diagnose problem

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As soon as I start the car in the morning, I can select first gear, if I try to slesct R or 2, 1. Just flashed and I can't go into Any gear. Only thing that works is constantly trying to go into R and it does after about 20-25 times. It is much more likely to be able to go into R from 2 than 1...
  15. Diagnose an Issue for me

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello All, Slight issue with my Alfa 147. When ever I give it the beans taking a left turn (Thus loading the offside front wheel). I get a noise that is almost like when you have a loose wheel nut. Ie the brake makes a strange noise. Wishbones have all been done. and I've checked tightness of...
  16. Im out of options. Help to diagnose selespeed issue?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I just cant get this cable to work. The supplier is sending me an ELM one. In the meantime i must try and get a fix. I believe it is either the pump or accumulator or both. My symptoms are; Unable to select reverse from Neutral. Can select reverse from 1st. Whilst driving gearbox is slipping...
  17. Diagnose break noise from front D-side wheel

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I know this post could be very vague and hard to determine the "exact" cause of the noise but I will give it my best to describe this problem with the utmost detail to help whoever reads this. PROBLEM: I'm a fairly new Alfa owner, just moved to Italy and enjoying my stay so far. The problem...
  18. Pls help me diagnose mystery problem!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My car is unwell!:rant::rant: 156 Sportwagon 1.9 JTD-MJet 2004 manual. It's been suffering a problem where it runs fine.....gets to temperature...still runs fine. But if I park up for ten minutes or more...it won't restart. Let it cool down for 40 minutes or so and it starts up fine. Throws...
  19. Diagnose clutch vs DMF vs slave

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys, What's the best way to diagnose which clutch component is failing? I'm looking into quote options at the moment and would like to avoid replacing the DMF if at all possible... I don't want to get shafted. Symptoms: - poor low down power since I bought the car (probably unrelated) -...
  20. Diagnose my problem please

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I own a 2003 Alfa 147 its my first alfa and I am experiencing alot of issues to do with my car.. One of these majour issues is when I park my car anywhere and come back to it to start the engine wont start... the assesories and everything else works just not the actual engine preventing me from...
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