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  1. draining fuel

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all I want to drain the fuel from my 2001 V6 and not sure of best method its been stood a long time out in sun etc just don't want to fire her up on a low mileage engine with bad fuel :) Thanks.
  2. Something is draining the battery

    Alfa GTA
    Something's draining the battery, and it's not a problem with the battery or alternator Yesterday the engine wouldn't start or tick over out of the blue, although the dashboard lit up as I does normally, despite it being driven daily. I jump started it and its running fine again but I've...
  3. Stereo comes on by it's self draining battery

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have had some issues lately with my 2001 147 16V JTD. The car is not used a lot and often sits for a week or two. Some times the battery is just dead for no obvious reason. I thought that it was the battery and bought a new one but with no help. Suddenly one day it was empty again. I have been...
  4. Battery draining

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Car got a brand new battery earlier in the summer, in last few weeks for some reason when left for approx a week I am finding battery is completely drained. Once charged again seems be fine for a week however if car is left seems to drain. I have checked none of internal lights have been left...
  5. Mystery short draining battery

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all Just wondering if anyone has experienced the following symptoms? My 1998 156 V6 Veloce is currently parked in a barn being gradually resurrected but when I paid her a visit this week for routine fiddling, the battery was completely dead. Something wasn't right as 10 days previously the...
  6. 156 24.jtd: what's draining the battery??

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Car wouldn't start due to very nearly dead battery this morning. Something is draining it. Ideas what it might be? - Shouldn't be the alarm (car was unlocked) - Could it be the stereo? It's one with lots of silly flahy lights but when I checked to see if something was draining battery front...
  7. 1.9JTD transmission oil draining

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Ive just looked through the search to find out what my gearbox problem could be and ive come across the alfa workshop guide to clearing swarf, Could someone point me in the right direction about what transmission oil i should put in my Alfa GT 1.9, once ive tried this? Thanks
  8. Current draining Spider ! ! Help

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    THeres a current drain on my 97 GTV Spider. Found a relay in the engine bay that was getting very hot with the ignition OFF. But what does this relay do? Can someone tell me? Its in the cluster on the bulkhead under the black plastic cover there are three relays facing the bulkhead and two...
  9. Cold car is draining the battery!!!

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Hi all, I'm currently experiencing a problem with my 146 when I go to start my car in the mornings. When i turn on the ignition the engine turns over but sometimes does not start. When it does start it's slow to kick in......If it does not start the the battery dies and I have to jump start...
  10. GT Battery Draining Problem

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi I have a GT 1.9 JTD 2005, I am having a problem with the battery draining when I have not used the car for 1 day, I had a problem with this last winter took it to alfa dealer they couldn't find anything wrong with it, it seemed to sort itself out, (as alfas do). But its back again the AA say...
  11. Radio draining my battery

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Anyone in the car audio know how got any ideas as to how i would set up my Sony head unit to go off with the ignition. At he moment the only way to turn it off is to take the face off. Im assuming its not really off even when i do that because my battery keeps draining flat. go easy im not car...
  12. Fully draining the coolant on my 156.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    . :) ;) :cool: :lol: Hello again to all, The antifreeze / coolant in my cooling system looks a little pale. Can any of your excellent people tell me; What is the best way to fully drain the coolant so that i can refill with the correct amount of new antifreze etc ready for the winter ...
  13. Battery keeps draining

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Have a 03 Alfa 147. If left for longer than 24 hours battery goes flat. Took it into Alfa who said there was nothing wrong but need a new battery. Duly brought a new battery. Got up this morning and (no surprises here) the battery had gone flat. So I`m back to disconnecting the battery each...
  14. draining selespeed

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi boys and girls only just got the alfa and I dont think the selespeed has got the right oil in, is there a drain plug on the gearbox anywhere or am i going to have to syphon from the tank before I can refill and last question how much oil will I need for a complete drain and refill, thanks for...
  15. Battery Draining

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    1998 Alfa GTV 2.0TS Has anyone experienced battery drainage. the stereo has been eliminated from the causes. if the car is standing for more than 2 days battery is flat. any advise would be appreciated.
  16. Draining a Vectra's tank

    General Alfa Discussion
    Ok....who can tell how you do this, Iv'e got £45 in it's fuel tank and want it out tp put in the 146, how's it done!?. Got an anti-syphon filler you see, so what now, do I have to take off the pipe's underneath.