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  1. General Motoring Discussion
    Troops. Some of you may remember that some years back, I set up an early form of Crowd Funding, asking AO-ers to ponder the kindness in their hearts, thinking about the sick and needy and, instead, make generous contributions in order to buy me - quite fairly - a Lamborghini Miura. Initially...
  2. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    My 1750 Tbi is cursed. It was/is?? a good one, I had Ned @ Autolusso give her the once over at a Sat clinic. Since, done 10k, and I’ve done lots of preventative stuff – turbo feed pipe filter, replaced discs, changed both oils etc when I bought it (though I didn’t bother with the engine oil...
  3. Alfa MiTo
    It is something outrageous. My new Alfa Romeo (MITO 1.3 jtd) in about 60 000 km had all sorts of failures despite the periodic servicing. Just bought the car had a drift to the right. The EGR valve is faulty just outside the warranty. Now an important issue in gearbox, clutch and bearings...
  4. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi All I haven't driven my GTV V6 3.0 for a while now as I now drive an BMW automatic due to my bad knees. I'm about to put it up for sale and my young nephew wanted one last drive in it before I sold it. I took it out of the garage and parked it outside the house. He jumped into the passenger...
  5. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    After a year off the road I thought I would get the Spider back in action and do a few events and a couple of overseas trips. So an oil/filter change was done and the car taken to a local specialist to have a new cam-belt, idlers etc. fitted. All seemed OK and we supported South West Alfa Day...
  6. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    ok here goes.... dunno if anyone else has done this. my Mrs. put my keyfob in washing machine this morning.... i got it out of washing took batter out and gave it a good dose of contact cleaner, it is now sitting in a bag of rice to dry properly, question is how long for????? next little issue...
  7. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Tried fitting my led bulbs into the main beams tonight. Took me over 30 minutes to get the drivers side bulb holder in place. Then the simple bit pushing the led bulb in. Unfortunately as I pushed it in something either popped off or broke in the headlamp. Now the reflector wobbles around in the...
  8. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi There, My 2010 159 1.9 JTD has developed a BIG problem with the Automatic transmission, I think it has failed, as when I drive it will only go for about 1/4 mile when power drops off and then stops. This happened in traffic, I have to swith engine off re start, somethimes it will go a short...
  9. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My neighbour kindly let me use his drive to park the Alfa on as we had a glut of vehicles over the weekend. I moved it back to my drive this afternoon, and left a trail of oily stuff on his and my drives which on closer examination turned out to be oil :curse: A look underneath showed it to...
  10. Alfa Giulia
    omg I'm in mourning http://http://fcauthority.com/2017/04/first-alfa-romeo-giulia-quadrifoglio-totalled-in-u-s/
  11. General Alfa Discussion
    Hi - new to AlfaOwner. Always loved Alfa's as my Dad had a 147 cloverleaf, 156 then 159. Finally brought myself a 57 plate 159 sportwagon, 1.9jtdm in August. Six months of nice driving then........ thud............ and silence. Seems that my engine has inhaled 3 swirl flaps! Not sure if this...
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have had my GT since July and it has been a disaster. keeps cutting out and displaying MCSF. I have replaced MAF and made no difference. Traced it to the 12v supply to the fuel pump in the tank cutting out hence the the fuel rail pressure drops and engine gets starved of fuel and hence MCSF...
  13. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello there , Could anyone help me please My 147 1.8 Alfa Consumption is 17L / 100 KMs , and i have no knowladge why some advice me to change the Variator because of its Diesel like sound and say it would help the fuel is it true ? Appreciate Your Co-Op Thanks :paranoid:
  14. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi there I've just had an absolute nightmare with a 2007 2.2 I have just bought (from auction) and would really appreciate some advice... I bought the car with a fault roof mechanism but thought I would be able to fix it; I previously had a Fiat so had the multiecuscan leads and software...
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    clutch bleed on 156 disaster. Looks like too much air not pumping fluid through Quote: Originally Posted by ttelracs1 View Post I had a similar problem when I first bought my '01 jtd. Bled it for 20 mins and it was fine, in fact it took longer accessing the slave cylinder than actually bleeding...
  16. General Alfa Discussion
    Alfa Romeo's of a certain age should not be fitted with a cupholder, plainly drinking is too much of a distraction from the important task of enjoying your Alfa Romeo. But as a result whilst conducting a short trip from local sandwich bar to office I managed to spill an entire cup of Latte all...
  17. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Well we all know about the much documented timing chain problems on the 2.2 engine but I am having an absolute disaster with one in a Brera. The car has been in the family for three years and been serviced every year by an alfa specialist with correct oil and has had alfa dealer documented...
  18. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi can anyone help. At this time of year you need your lights to be working. The dark nights come and 50% of my bulbs decide to fail. I drive a 159 sw which I have had for 5 years on an 07 plate and it has been a great car which I want to keep at least until the new giulia is out. However the...
  19. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Greetings all -I hoped my first post on here would be under better circumstances! I joined the world of Alfa ownership 3 months ago with an 02 GTV V6, and have clocked a couple of thousand joy filled miles in that time. Sadly I was brought back to earth with a bump this afternoon when I...
  20. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    A word of caution. Yesterday I had the Water pump changed as a precaution as my recent acquisition, (Twinnie 916), had been standing before I purchased it, (After destroying a Busso powered 156 a few years back for ignoring a minor leak I have learnt this the expensive way!) Now I had also...
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