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  1. Alfa Giulietta
    So for some reason I didn't notice it when test driving the car, but did when I got more familiar. I had the surefire symtoms of clunking when putting load / releasing load on the engine. Wanting to start with the simplest and cheapest, most likely culprit I aimed to replace the rear gearbox...
  2. General Motoring Discussion
    Will they sell as many? Will Hutton tweeted "#Brexit Britain Part 2. Tata to move all production of Discovery Land Rover to Slovakia, wider manufacturing output falls 1.4 per cent in April and export growth slumping. Not a “bump in the road” aka Boris Johnson. The result of impending disastrous...
  3. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    There's a lot of information on here about poor running issues and I'm gradually working my way through them. Firstly tonight I cleaned the MAP sensor. It was absolutely pitted! Spot the difference! So fearing the worst I moved on to the EGR. However I took it off to find a blanking plate and...
  4. Alfa Giulia
    My previous Giulietta QV was in Rosso Competizione and I bought 134/B touch up pen for it from Alfa. To be frank, it was useless. Far too dark for the candy red Giulietta and any touch up liked obvious. Fast forward to today and I discovered a little defect where grit must have gotten under the...
  5. General Motoring Discussion
    So the new Discovery 5 has been unveiled at Paris. 400kg lighter than the Disco 4, new engines, new body style. Has it gone too far into the style of the Range Rover Evoque/Disco Sport? They are all looking the same now... I love the look of the Disco 4. It is distinctive, hugely practical...
  6. General Motoring Discussion
    Having had the Discovery 4 now for a little while, it surprises me how similar the vehicles are! Air bag light on - check Chomps through front suspension components - check MPG - around mid 20's - check Cambelt needs doing - check Looks good - check (in my eyes) Practical - check Have that...
  7. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I'm hoping someone will be able to explain the logic behind this.... Today, on my 2008 159 1.9 jtdm 16v, I found a 2nd EGR unit :surprised: The original unit is still in place, but unplugged. I found a 2nd non stock plugged in and hanging at the back. The make and number of this unit is...
  8. General Motoring Discussion
    Today, Sunday 13 Dec Discovery Turbo has a day of "Italian Stallions" Currently watching Wheeler Dealers and they have a Fiat Dino
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So, while I installed new front speakers, and to my horror discovered the previous owner had fitted 3 totally different types and brands of speakers, I discoveres that a tin of silicone spray fits juuuuuust right up in the door and nice and upright to spray that pesky mechanism and cable, quite...
  10. General Motoring Discussion
    Hi all, Just watching "the worlds most expensive car" on discovery channel now - lots of shiny stuff on it! No Alfa's yet but it's worth a look ( IMHO). :thumbs: It's on Discovery channel +1 at 9 tonight. The guy from "chasing classic cars " ( Wayne Carini ) is in the program as well as he's...
  11. Alfa 164 & 166
    After years of 166 ownership i found today that the parking light switch if pushed in switches on a lot easier !! Not a mega important discovery i know but i always thought the stiff operation was a bit nasty. I wonder if there are any other little things hidden that i didnt know about ?:)
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I gave a neighbor a jump today. I placed the red clamp on the terminal under the red plastic cover, and as I was examining that business (black) over the the other terminal looking for a place to clamp, I noticed a minus sign on the battery under the red plastic cover! If it had been dark I...
  13. General Alfa Discussion
    Im not sure if anyone has posted this before, but I found it on youtube and thought it was worth sharing. YouTube - Discovery Top Marques - Alfa Romeo Phil.
  14. General Motoring Discussion
    They're just about to total a Fiat X19 What a crying shame!:eek:
  15. General Alfa Discussion
    I was babysitting today while mrs Rodz was at work and as usuall idivide my time when my little bundle of joy is sleeping between AO and blokey tv. Top Marques this afternon was about Alfa romeo and deals on wheels featured the Lancia Fulvia. quite a good afternoons viewing all in all:thumbs:
  16. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So I think my case is specific but for much of the last 9 months my yellow light has been on/off for days, sometimes months at a time with never bad affects, ie if the light on the dash did'nt exist then I would never have known anything was wrong. When off, it always came on ~5 miles into the...
  17. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Caught a glimsp this morning of a mint looking red Sud TI (A-plate I think) on a program called Classic Car Club which was on Discovery Real Time Extra. I think it was at Ben Alfa Cars. They did a feature about restoring older Alfa's like the 105 series Giulia's. Ed China was presenting and he...
  18. General Alfa Discussion
    old Alfa 164 on deals on wheels
  19. General Alfa Discussion
    For the last two weeks the engine management warning light on my GTV has been on. The problem is the water temperature sender and this is on order - gets replaced tomorrow. One effect of this means that the radiator fan runs all of the time whilst the engine is running. As well as overcooling I...
  20. General Alfa Discussion
    Anyone in here watches the show?I think it's the best,good mix of funny and serious moments,also the first of the mechanical shows on Discovery that also explains what the guys are doing,teaching the masses the ABC of internal combustion engines. The reason I'm writing now is because I just saw...
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