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  1. Is my turbo about to die?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My Alfa 147 is just reaching 145k miles on the clock. I drove it to Italy this summer and had the cam belt done while I was there by a mechanic who worked 5 years in an alfa garage there previous. He says from the sounds the turbo is on the way out, though it might do another 10000kms. I had...
  2. Don't let my GTV die!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Sorry for picking this thread but I am new on the site and thought you may have some info on the best way to go about this. I have a 2000 GTV in red with leather seats which I would love someone to take on as a project. I was looking for the price of the tyres,( 4 new), to sell it on. It is in...
  3. Are you willing to die for your alfa?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Well, are you?:biglaugh: So, the dim xennons are gone in my 159. It's 8 years in so fair enough. But, why is my manual telling me not to change myself for fear of meeting the grim reaper. Is this something mere mortals can attempt? Also, I have the bi-xenons Can you let me know the code to...
  4. My 156 JTS is starting to die

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My Wife drives a 2004 JTS and she loves it. But last week it died. It's only done 37000 miles. I got it going again by changing the MAF but it is now gutless and I think it has gone into Limp home mode. I have Multiecuscan and the following codes have come up. P0190 Fuel high pressure sensor -...
  5. I am afraid my turbo is about to die, but not sure

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I am afraid my turbo is about to die, but not sure :eek: When I start the car from cold and rpm reach approx. 1500 rpm - engine makes a loud metallic howl - which get louder up to approx. 2500 rpm. and then disappears The car runs absolutely fine and the turbo spools fine up to approx. 1.4 to...
  6. MIA - live fast die young

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Only just seen this music video, It's clear to see who the star is!! M.I.A. - "Bad Girls" (Official Video) - YouTube
  7. revs die

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I can be driving along the motorway ,say doing 60 or 70 ,doesn't matter wot speed , the revs just totally die as if fuel starvation or as if I just switched engine off from key ,then when I take my foot from accelerator pedal and depress it instantly corrects itself , im baffld ,back to normal...
  8. Why does my heater blower wait until winter to die?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I am the subject of a sick joke I think :lol: My heater switch has been dodgy for a few weeks, starting up on full blast in the morning and not working in the evening until but about a mile down the road. Until today. Today it is an ex-heater blower switch. Dead as a Monty Python parrot :( I...
  9. Is my gearbox about to die?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Moving my car off the driveway on Saturday evening and as I reversed onto the road I couldn't get the car into first gear. I then tried reverse and again I couldn't get the car into the reverse gear. Eventually after pressing the clutch pedal down a couple of times it begrudgingly went into...
  10. Does the battery die after two weeks?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Whilst chatting with the service manager and going through the issues that need to be resolved on my car he advised that if I leave the car for longer around two weeks parked up then the battery might go flat. He advised that I disconnect the battery in these circumstances (negative terminal of...
  11. Giulietta decided to die on me...

    South Africa
    Morning all, So this morning with the sudden cold...my G decided to die on me... I turned the key and the "wohwohwoh" sound happened and then nothing. I tried again and the lights started flashing. Is it the battery? Is the battery on its way out? Has the voltage dropped due to the sudden...
  12. AArgh! Please don't die!! Recommend a garage or what to expect??

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hey guys, need some of your amazing help. My last GTV unceremoniously died of cambelt failure (I trusted a dealer, oops) but I love these cars so a couple of years down the line, heart in mouth, I decided to get another one. I got a beauty, phase one that has loads of history and was...
  13. Before I die, I want something like this

    South Africa
    Finished! | Classic Alfa Romeo spare parts and accessories
  14. Die duiwel is los

    South Africa
    Unpleasant surprize on a friday afternoon. Well it is my turn, the AR quality parts ruined my engine. The cam belt tensioner bearing seized up and the cam belt came off on the GTV engine. Cambelt, tensioner, and idler(original parts) was bought from AK and changed 37000 km ago. Here that...
  15. Die cast pearl 147 GTA

    Alfa GTA
    I want this :cool: but not for £110 :wow:!!! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Handmade-Alfa-Romeo-147-GTA-Diecast-Pearlescent-White-/110669476411?pt=UK_ToysGames_DiecastVehicles_DiecastVehicles_JN&hash=item19c46a323b#ht_500wt_1156
  16. Die Hard

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  17. alfa till i die!!

    Introduce Yourself
    My first car was a 78 alfasud 1.5 ti and since the first time i drove it, i fell in love with alfa.Since the sud i have owned an 88 33 1.7 a 82 gtv6 a 98 147 2.0.ts and now a blue 98 gtv 2.0 twinny my pride and joy! I do most of my own repairs/maintenance and look forward to talking to you...
  18. alternator is about to die

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi guys, my 2001 156 1.8's alternator is about to die, for the second time, i spent 850 euros getting it re-wired( 12 hours of labour !!!) 160 euros to re furb, I dont want to get rid of it, I love my ALFA, anybody know of a cheap repair ?, if not I will have to drive a renult, Please...
  19. So manne...wat is planne vir die naweek

    South Africa
    as you guys can see,i'm some what an afrikaans oukie as well...anywayz back to the topic. what are you'll plans for the weekend. me,i'm gonna finish my darth vader cam cover project,lol,started with it last week sunday and could only do one half,on the alloy cover it a two part,so didn't have...
  20. Alfa 156 Wheel Bearing trying to die...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, i've got a dieing wheel bearing on my 156. The problem is i can't realy tell from which corner it comes... There is a ratteling noise in wide left corners, especially when going 80 and more (kph) with the rear end getting a little "light". And it's getting urgent, fuel consumption has...
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