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  1. Used Alfa Dilema!

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi guys. New to forum here. i need your help and advice... I have 3.5k to spend on an Alfa... it’ll be my first foray into Italian cars (I ride a benelli Tornado so I’m aware of what I’m letting myself in for!) Going through the classifieds I am completely torn between a GT and the 166.. in...
  2. Bootlid fitting dilema

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Alright recently bought my mate's 04 Jtd. He had bumped the rear on a post so the bootlid requires changing. I bought one on the fleabay off another 04 model with the banging big spoiler:thumbs: Problem is I can't get it to go on:cry: The rear of the lid is too far out making the lock mechanism...
  3. Dilema time - WWJD

    General Alfa Discussion
    Some of you have probably seen my late night rantings about my wife wanting a smaller car than the 156sw that i passed on to her when i bought the 159. Undoubtedly, you've heard me moan about the MoT shysters wanting to charge me nearly £700 to put the faults right. Now here's the rub... ...
  4. Alfa 156 dilema 2001

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi guys looking for some advice. i have a 2001 alfa 156, 62000 miles, runs fine, Mot'd in Dec 2012 it has knock to the boot and last week it backended a car which has creased the bonnet. I have stupid excess as its my 1st car and the gent i hit has filed an insurance claim, not...
  5. wheel dilema

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    howdy folks been toying with the idea of putting 18's on the 156 and all the wheels i like seem to be either audi or merc 5x112 and not the 98 or 100 that i need. so basically the question is does anyone know of or happen to be running 5x112's with adapters? fancy something different so any...
  6. Replacement dilema

    General Alfa Discussion
    The 159SW is now on 75K, I do around 20K a year. I would very much like to replace it with another Alfa Romeo, but I dont think I can wait 2 - 3 years for a Guillia (if it arrives at all). If I do wait I could be up to around 150K. Also I would want to wait until the new car has been out year or...
  7. Dilema new or used?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just a quick one. I need a replacement rear wiper motor, as mine is worn out, tried the cleaning trick to no avail. However, I don't know whether to get a new one or a used one. Cost difference.. Used £54 including delivery 90 day warranty. New £89 Including delivery 1 Year warranty. What...
  8. gtv dilema: 2.0 TS or 2.0 V6 TB?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    wich one?
  9. Private plate dilema

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just bought a plate with my surname ( well looks like ), do I hide the age of my Alfa or be proud, or do I put it on the second car. Any thoughts ?
  10. Wheel dilema

    Alfa GTA
    HI all, Just after a bit of advise and some opinions please. I am looking at re-furbing my alloy wheels and changing the colour, anthracite or gunmetal. However, what about a different style of wheel altogether? This is how the car currently looks: And here are a couple of styles that I...
  11. Another dilema....

    Alfa GTA
    Following on from my 'should I or shouldn't I.....' thread. I currently have a 2.5 V6 156 with the GTA kit and a few other mods. I've bought some uprated suspension parts for it and brembo calipers to improve on things. Am I flogging a dead horse upgrading my current car or should I just take...
  12. Exhaust dilema

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Im not going to start asking what exhaust to get, cause its obviously down to personal preference to sound etc. However, i need advise on value for money. Im torn between Ragazzon straight through (£90) and Supersprint back box (£350) = £440 Ragazzon centre with silencer (£170) and...
  13. GTV phase 1 sunroof dilema

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello - I have an issue with my sunroof. I think the motor packed up a while ago (grinding clicking noise when trying to open etc.) But I have the manual key to use of course. Due to the curent sunny spell I opened the roof with the key (only to tilt - not slide) and now I have found I can't...
  14. 147 Tyre dilema

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey Guys, I have a 2002 147. And the mechanic told me I need to replace the front tyres pretty soon. So I went and grabbed the numbers off the tyres to get some qoutes and found that my front tyres are different to my rear ones. On the back I have 205/60R16 and on the front i have...
  15. GTV Coupe of Spider?? Oh the dilema....

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I've only been an Alfa owner since December and have a beautiful 156 Veloce 2.0TS and it's becomming somewhat of an addiction! I am now on the look out to add a 2-seater option for the summer and been looking at both the GTV coupe and spider options and need some help on decision making. Not...
  16. dilema about 156 GTA purchase...reassurance needed!

    Alfa GTA
    Hi Guys, Had my eyes on the miro red 156 GTA at Buzz alfa. Its a fully sorted car, but is priced at 9995. I have asked if this can be reduced at all, and there is a polite but firm no from Gary! Anyway, a selespeed has popped up on PH for 5995 an there is another 2003 GTA for 4995! These do...
  17. JTDM Oil Dilema

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi all, Can someone advise on a situation I have with my "new" (to me) GT JTDm please...... I've just had it serviced for the first time (only owned it 6 weeks) and although it wasn't carried out at Alfa, I had asked a reputable garage to carry out a manufacturers recommended service. To cut a...
  18. 166 Dilemma

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi all 166 fans. Like the rest of you, i can't bear to see a nice 166 go by me without feeling jealous. I have been an admirer of a local 2001 met. black Super, with Zender kit all round and those 8-hole peper-pot wheels. It appears to be on the market as the owner (a mechanic) has just got a...
  19. Christmas day glow plug dilema...

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Merry Christmas all, This is my first post but I have often found AO threads very useful to discover reasons for my 56 plate 159 2.4 JTDM being poorly. Last night I was getting in the car loaded with presents, my 7 month pregnant wife and 9 year old son. On pressing the start button I had the...
  20. Clutch Dilema - Your thoughts?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Folks, as a relative newcomer to the Alfa World, I need some advice on a Clutch issue I have. My new toy has what I would call 'Clutch Slip' at high revs in 2nd & 3rd gears (when accelerating hard the revs zip up without the car following! - Take foot of clutch and it bites and away we go) It's...
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