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  1. General Motoring Discussion
    I was wondering recently about how it is often said that car owners should know how to do basic maintainence. I'm not sure this applies to the current times, where you don't need to leave the cockpit to check the oil level. Considering the vast majority of the forum users likely have a pre 2010...
  2. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi people! Since I couldnt find a proper spoiler for my 159, I decided to make one myself. In short, the base is the cheapest rubber spoiler I could find, while the horns I cut out of plexiglass and glued them on it. However, the double sided tape that came on the spoiler was rather weak and...
  3. Alfa Giulia
    Just saw that Squadra Tuning now has a DIY OBD tuning device ...... https://www.squadra-tuning.nl/obd-tools/ https://www.squadra-tuning.nl/obd-tools/obd-programmer/ also found following: https://www.alientech-tools.com/en/#tab-powergate3-21 Regarding race mode on non-qv models, see Squadra...
  4. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, After doing a Google search, it turns out that the wiper linkage on the right hand side of Alfa Romeo 147s is a particular weak spot. Rather that replace my broken wiper linkage with a new or second hand unit, I thought I’d have a go at repairing it. Following are the steps I used to...
  5. General Alfa Discussion
    Hi all, I have 17" OZ wheels on my 155 - they were powdercoated white around 14 years ago but are now a bit tatty and in need of being done again. The place I used is now just shy of £90 a wheel but they are great at what they do. However, give it has gone up by £30 a wheel in the last 14 years...
  6. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Has anyone changed their own gearbox bearings ? I've a spare box so it would be easy while its on the bench so has anyone had a go ? I know A S clutch will do it for £275 and they'll do it in situ so it can't be 'that' hard surely ....
  7. Alfa Stelvio
    IMPORTANT: Please read the whole thread as they are some important changes that might have to be done to the proxy settings. I will do a correct edit of this first post by the end of next week!!! For those of you who want to install the dual USB hub needed for the activation of Android...
  8. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi! My Alfa is soffering problems with the clutch since 1 year ago and in the end I decided that I have to open it and see what happens. I want to do it myself at home but I´ve never changed a clutch but I´m able to change timing belt myself which makes me think I can do it too. So, I´d like to...
  9. Alfa Giulia
    If anyone is interested, my dad recently bought Giulia and he needed to remove center console. I told him to document center console removal, and the process of removal can be seen here: https://inkocraft.weebly.com/center-console-dismantling.html
  10. Alfa Giulietta
    Im looking to replace my front ball joints due to excessive play, i can get both ball joints for around £30 and the jobs looks fairly simple - grind 3 rivet heads off, knock out and replace with the new ones which come with nut and bolt fixings. Is there anything i should be careful of/know...
  11. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Since I bought my S a year ago this has always away at me. Still cannot understand the logic of removing the blind/motor to save weight when the heavy slab of glass would still be there, wasting a great feature by hiding it away. Had screenshot a great forum post with detailed instructions and...
  12. Alfa Giulia
    My newly purchased QV (1200km) had engine light and misfire issue last week. My dealer confirmed was due to water ingress ECU (I must have over washed my car) and replaced ECU under warranty. Car drives perfect now. Unfortunately Aus dealer haven’t received any recall notice on scuttle from...
  13. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've no air-con on my 147 and the recent hot weather has prompted me to do something about it! I know the pump and electric clutch are both fine and the pipework appears undamaged. I did have it charged last year but the garage said the condenser was leaking badly. If that is the case, I plan...
  14. Motoring Images
    Decided to change the colour of my teledials. I wanted a metallic colour but most of the rattle cans don’t have the fleck that I desired. I’ve got a can of gold glitter for decoration and a couple of cans of satin black. All needs to buy was clear top coat lacquer. Plan is to spray base coat...
  15. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    I would like to have a go at a doing a complete EGR software delete, so it could be removed/disconnected. I would also like to be able to check/remove fault codes inc oil degradation for after an oil changes ect. 1 What would be the easiest/cheapest solution for cable and software for my needs...
  16. Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    As the value of my GTV is now approaching the cost of a cambelt service, I'm considering doing the job myself. I can swing spanners on pretty much anything else outside of engine rebuilding but I've never done a belt job yet. What do I need besides cam locks and are there DIY instructions...
  17. South Africa
    So my GTV's cambelt service was previously done in July 2014. I've gotten a few quotes for the service ranging from R12 to R16k. I've priced the parts from shop4parts and the service kit is about R3k before shipping and tax. Oil and an oil filter should be less than R1k, and coolant should be...
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  18. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    For the first time I tried changing the belts on a 2.0. as there is a rather disturbing noise from the water pump or tensioner. Seemed to go ok however I am a little concerned how much deflection there is on the belt between the exhaust pulley and the idler. Unfortunately I didn't notice how...
  19. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    My 159 is in near mint condition but it has an ever so slight depression on the side of the front bumper. It looks worse on the picture than it is, but you get the drift... I wonder if anyone has some advice regarding DIY of sorting out this type dents? Thinking about trying to fit something...
  20. Alfa Giulia
    Completed the Veloce's first oil change today at 7 months and 3000 miles. Unlike the weighty undertray of the 159, the Giulia's is light and flexible but held in place with over twenty fastenings! The biggest problem for me on the 2.0 MA was the closeness of the sump plug to the filter canister...
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