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  1. AAAARGH!!! How difficult to get out?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Stupid 3rd party 6500k sidelight fell out while inserting back in. ƒ*[email protected]%&*$ How much of a job is it to strip off the front lights and try and wiggle it out the back?
  2. Difficult starting

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Hi 146 owners. Can help I have hard start with my 146 8 valves beginning this year. Engine almost always fire only on second or third ignition start. That also have to slight press accelerator paddle. Cud this be fuel pressure delivery problem. Alfa service specialist here no help. I suspect...
  3. A difficult ‘what’s it worth’ thread

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Apologies, I would not normally post one of these but I need some garage space.. I have amongst others a very nice vela blue, sand leather 3.0 GTV. It has covered 36/7k in total and has been part of my private collection for over five years. It is stored in a dry garage and hasn’t seen rain in...
  4. 147 diesel difficult to start

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So my 1.9 Jtd is very laboured when turning over and therefore takes around 6 to 10 turns before it starts. Turns over really slowly. Here is what I have tried. New battery as per manufacturer specifications. New bosch glow plugs. No change. Some help and advice would be much appreciated. It's...
  5. Difficult Question - Power Gains engine Version?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all I have a very difficult question. I have a GTV in which I will put an Engine in the trunk, like the bimotore GTV. But just the rear Engine. Of course with massive power ( I have a Borg Warner s300 which made on the supra of a friend 1000hp) :) The Engine on my Alfa 166 Subframe (copied...
  6. 159 2.2 To JTS - why is a valuation so difficult to get?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Drove a 159 ti 2.2jts last weekend and was really impressed by the car, the offside front tyre was shot on the inside edge so, a good bargaining point. The car has done only 44k miles but the carpet around the accelerator pedal is very thread bare and set alarm bells ringing. The car is a 2006...
  7. GT drivers window installation - difficult ?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi folks, Someone decided to break into my car over the last Bank Holiday weekend, by smashing the drivers window. No problem I thought. Phone the insurers, speak to their glass repairers, get a new window. No - it's not that simple. None of the major glass repairers in the UK have any stock...
  8. Difficult gear selection

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Alfa GT 1.9 JTD. Had difficulty tonight selecting 3rd gear, particularly when changing up. Had similar difficulty a few weeks ago but thought it had cleared up. Both times occurred after the car hadn't been used for a week or so. Synchromesh on the way out, Linkage wear or pending clutch problems?
  9. Simple Question, Difficult Solution

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, (159 JTDM) I have a first hard start problem, At first start, my car cranks cranks cranks and then it starts. After this first hard start, I stop it, and then it starts quickly at second start try. But if I do the things below, then my car starts quickly at first start: "I press start...
  10. I really do like to make my life difficult!

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Just doing some tinkering on the cars and thought I'd try my new impact driver on an F1 style wheel change. All was going swimmingly until I realised it's shacken the studs out of back of the hub instead of loosening the nuts so the studs now just spin with the nuts still tight! It's a good...
  11. GTV 3.0 6speed gbox, difficult to engage 5th gear

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, I have this small issue with my V6’s 6speed gbox. It’s a bit hard to engage the 5th gear. Specifically going from 4th to 5th sometimes it needs 2-3 tries in order to be able to engage it. I have replaced the complete clutch set recently and I thought that could sort it out but it...
  12. 147 GTA Difficult to get first and second gear

    Alfa GTA
    Especially when cold but still not easy when warmed up. I see "top-hat" replacement is quite common bit isn't that more related to the stick not centering properly? I don't have that problem so not sure if need to replace my top-hat bushes. I've heard that certain worn engine / gearbox mounts...
  13. Spider3: Difficult starting when Hot

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I have up today only used the Series3 Spider on shortish runs - say 25km with some stop and starting. Its only just back on the road after 7 years in storage and me tackling it over the last six months. No issues starting either cold (needs a little choke first when stone cold) Three dabs on...
  14. So how brainsurgically difficult would it be to fit a fiat coupe 20vT

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So after getting a visit from fellow owner and enthusiast Joe on wednesday and discussing cars and GT's and Joe's desire for a fiat coupe. I got to thinking, how difficult would it be to fit a fiat coupe 20vT 5cld engine to an alfa GT. Both being from the same group i wonder if they share any...
  15. Difficult Decision

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So for some time I've been facing a difficult decision in which I had to decide if I should buy a 125cc bike to commute on and reduce the miles and commuting costs of the Brera (not old enough to do my full bike licence yet) or to remap the Brera. I've been deliberating it for a while and...
  16. Alfa GT JTD 2005 Difficult selecting 5th and 6th

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have an intermittent problem with the gear selection on my 2005 GT JTD... About a year back, my GT gearbox was difficult to move from left to right. Then as mysteriously as it happened I found it rectified itself. Recently though I find it is often impossible to get 5th or 6th gears. Some...
  17. how difficult is it to fix/get fixed squashed sills?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Like the heading says my Spider has small dents/pushed in sills just behind the passenger side from wheel and just in front of the drivers side back wheel. This was no doubt caused by a careless Speedy/super quick attendant. Mine are very lightly damaged compared to some I've seen so my...
  18. Is it difficult to replace GTV driver's wing mirror?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello, Finally, after much searching, I'm finally a first time Alfa owner having just purchased a P2 GTV. Very excited I have to say. It's a bit of a project, though nothing too major. First up, the driver's mirror has taken quite clatter and is hanging off (well, it would be if it wasn't...
  19. difficult starting "white smoke" wrong/missmatched glowplugs

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all alfa lovers, Its been a while since I wrote about the longer Beru glowplugs fitted to my 210bhp 159 sportwagon, I get genuine replacements from Sparkplugs U.K. on the net, much cheaper than alfa "no surprise hey", however new plugs made starting better, this was...
  20. Difficult Dilemma

    Alfa Giulietta
    May be a bit of an impossible question for people to answer if they're not directly in my position but thought I'd try and gather a couple of views anyway! I'm not desperate for a car at the moment, I have the use of another so time is not a factor. I have the opportunity of buying a 2013...