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  1. RobM's wheel dilemma

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Here's what I'm currently wrestling with on the Alfetta. The car has its 'standard' Cromodora Turbina alloy wheels (picture 1), which are J5.5 x 14", 4x98 pcd, ET45 offset. Trouble is, there are now no performance tyres available in 195/60R14. So I'm looking for J5.5 x 15" alloys with the same...
  2. GT Dilemma

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all I've owned my 55 plate GT for ages now, and nursed it through some fairly major issues, a cambelt breakage, turbo failure (twice!) and done lots of top end engine work. It's recently had a replacement turbo, replacement glow plugs, replacement injectors, a new engine thermostat and EGR...
  3. 159 Buying dilemma - which engine?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Okay Im currently on the hunt for a 159 SW. Ive had a 1.9 Ti saloon a few years back so have some understanding of how they drive. My dilemma is really over which engine. I would do about 11k a year in the car, mainly commuting and some family duties (dog etc). Commute is 22miles on...
  4. Veloce option dilemma - SDC or calipers?

    Alfa Giulia
    (Newbie - I *think* this is the right forum; please direct me if not) On a speculative visit to Unity Automotive (Oxford) today I test drove a Veloce - and loved it. I need to reflect, but my significant other has essentially given the go-ahead... on the condition I don't take the list price...
  5. Dilemma what to do

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    What do you think i should do . i still have drive shafts off and hubs and for some reason the alternator has packed up. I am damn fed up with messing about with the alternator as i just replaced a couple of bits in it and i want to get on and put the car back together so i can move it to put...
  6. Good old undertray dilemma!!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Just been having a look around (as you do) and found the back end of my undertray had dropped down, tray has pulled through the screw heads - most probably after the last service? I know they are M6 rivnuts but is the O/D on these things the same for all? I can get hold of the rivnuts simply at...
  7. 156 V6 Dilemma

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a dilemma... my 156 V6 has been rear ended by some careless woman (not my original thoughts about her) in a Range Wrecker. Needless to say, insurance company have instantly written my poor 156 off. But that's only the start of my woes! My 156 is a 56 plate V6 (rare as rocking horse poop)...
  8. Dilemma

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My GT is coming up for 100k and due a Cambelt service. There is also ominous rattles and bangs coming from the rear suspension and squeaks from the front that suggest a rebuild there may be necessary. I've just been offered 1500 part ex against a low mileage GT 2 years newer valued at 7k...
  9. Dilemma! Which 159 SW ti to choose ?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I currently own a red 159 2.4 SW Ti and enjoyed owning the car. For the past 15 months I've driven to Italy twice and once to Southern Spain without any problems. After waiting for more than 6 months to find this car in this spec (extremely rare in red), in the back of my mind I would rather...
  10. Driveshaft dilemma

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, I bought some driveshafts a while back that have been sat around with me thinking I will fit those one day . The part number / fitment guide suggests they fit all makes / models but this isn't the first time I have encountered part issues. The inner Cv joint gaiter has split and I think...
  11. New Alfa dilemma - what is out there!?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I'm toying with the idea of selling my 159 while it's still worth something in the lovely condition that it's in! However, I guess because of the lack of new Alfas in the current range, used prices are holding well with Giulietta and later 159 models. I like to normally buy my cars out right...
  12. I've got a dilemma ahead...

    General Motoring Discussion
    Hi all, I suspect I'm going to be getting a 156 v6 soon (I'm missing the Busso noise too much) but I don't think my other half (or the neighbours) are going to be too fond of having four cars around... So I've got to make a choice between my two cars as to which one to dispose of. They're both...
  13. GT Dilemma

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, just after some thoughts and advice really if possible. My scenario is as follows: I purchased my first Alfa (2.0 petrol GT JTS) just over a year ago and my Alfa experience is just how I had imagined, beautiful car, great to drive and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute thus far. Its...
  14. 3.0 V6, oil in coolant reservoir bottle dilemma.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    After noticing what appears to be oil in the coolant reservoir bottle, I decide to perform a sniffer test on my V6. I'm using an American made Trident block tester, to perform the test. Got the car up to temperature and started the test after the radiator fan came on. Initially I could only...
  15. Cambelt change dilemma - wait or do it now?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have acquired a 159 1.9JTDM that has done only 10k miles in just over 3 years since registered in Dec 2011, so it'll need the Cambelt change at the end of this year. Ok so far... But the car actually left the factory in Oct 2008 so it's almost 7 years since the belt was fitted. Does 3 years...
  16. Anyone got a 166 TS? I have a dilemma!

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi gents OK so after having lots of Alfas I finally got the one I've wanted for some time, a late 1 owner facelift 2.0 TS. I've just unloaded a huge some of money to make it perfect, but have been offered a car from a colleague that I've literally been after for 6 years! What is it I hear you...
  17. Flipping dilemma!!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I've put my silver GTV TS up for sale because I couldn't justify having a V6 and a Merc w124. The Merc is a work car and the V6 for the days off. The problem is, today I drove the TS and it was brilliant, different to the V6 but still brilliant. Lighter and easier but without the addictive...
  18. Dilemma

    Alfa GTA
    I've only owned the GTA for a few months but I have a serious dilemma. My mate who has owned a Maserati 3200 from new and has only covered 19k miles has decided to buy a Gran Turismo and has gave me first refusal on the 3200 at a magnificent price. The 3200 has full main dealer history and been...
  19. V6 purchase dilemma

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, As a recent Giulietta QV Launch Edition purchaser - yes the matte grey one - the last thing I thought I'd be doing was wanting to buy a V6 GTV, but I do and I've always wanted one. A Phase 2 or the sublimely beautiful Phase 3. There are two choices on here and on Pistonheads that I'm...
  20. My brake Brembo upgrade dilemma..:-)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So i am just contemplating my future front brake upgrade chaps. I have some time ago purchased some Gt 3.2 uprights to bolt some GTA 6 pots to. But recently i have learnt Mito cloverleaf brembo 4 pots bolt directly to my jtd uprights? Is it still worth me going for the 3.2/GTA setup or would...
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