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  1. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    When changing one of my lower front grilles (see my other recent post) I discovered that my driver's side scuttle was full of water again (when I got the car I took the scuttle off and gave this area a good clean out). I managed to get the water away by poking a thin object through the rubber...
  2. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    ..noticed after washing or downpour when parked, engine can hesitate / cough under any form of load on and off for for a while - I am assuming I need to get spraying some electrics with WD40 - any regular suspects? Engine runs otherwise sweetly - perfect when dry
  3. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    need to clear the blocked drains underneath the plastic scuttle cover on my 159, can anyone give me some pointers on how to do it? cheers pulco
  4. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello all My 159 battery seems to slowly drain. If I park it up for a couple of weeks when I come to start it the battery's dead. Tonight I went out as the alarm was going off, when I tried the key fobs they wouldn't work, when I got in the car with the key the fob wouldn't work in its slot...
  5. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The drains to the sunroof on my 147 Tourismo are blocked. As a consequence the run off water is emerging from the inside of the drivers side cill and flooding the footwell. Could anyone please advise me as to where the drain pipes should emerge from the car and how would I go about clearing...
  6. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi everybody; had my GT for about 2 weeks - loving it ! have been spending lots of time "fiddling & detailing", you know, cleaning off hidden grime, touching up paint chips, that sort of thing & the other day i noticed that there don`t seem to be any drain holes for water in the bottom of the...
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I have water coming into the footwells of my 147. I understand the drains under the windscreen are blocked. And if I stick my fingers down the outside edge I did fish out some leaves and cr*p. But is there some way to get it all out to make sure the leak is fixed? The water also took...
  8. General Alfa Discussion
    Please can anyone help we have a 156 that the battery constantly runs down due to the climate control / ashtray / electric mirrors lights constantly staying lit even when keys out the ignition. Any help would be welcomed
  9. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    all the fun of the fair.... shoved plastic wire hoping to pass right through, gets to a point and is stuck. Have heard about twisted drains through the forum through the A pillar. How would i get to these to check straght through. Am seriously thinking about yanking them straight through but...
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    ive got a leak in the rear passenger footwell of my 156 and guess that its blocked rear drains from the sunroof but can some one tell me where the drains are and the best way to unblock them! also anyone know of a online source for the haynes manual for 1999 156 thanks
  11. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, I've recently acquired a 2003 147 2.0 Selespeed, now at 87,000km. A 40th birthday present for the wife. Well, for me really :) Got through the Timing belt change thanks to parts & tools from Jamie Porter. The Selespeed system is behaving very well, apart from slight clutch judder on...
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Has anyone any experience of the alarm on a 147 draining the battery when set? If I lock the car using the fob, a day or so later the alarm will go off and the car can not be unlocked with the fob. The key will open the car. Depending on how long I have not used the car for the battery can be...
  13. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Have a leaky 156 and am basically trying to eliminate all the well known issues, after running my car with the air con on for 30 mins i was expecting to see a puddle beneath the car from the condenser, instead nothing, i cannot feel any dampness/water behind dash/glovebox so where is the...
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    i got a 156 2.0 selespeed (2000) recently i noticed that the coolant drains the water very quickly and had to fill up every day, i only drive total of 10-13 miles per day. i have read some of the other post and looked under my bonnet and saw that the fan does kick in when hot, and the...
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  16. ICE & Blue&Me
    I recently got round to installing a new/old cd player in my 156, it is an alpine (IVA-C800R) with flip out screen but unfortunately if the car is not driven for 2 days the battery is completely drained and the car won't start. The cd player has a control box (brain) seperate which you connect...
  17. Alfa 164 & 166
    Been through the archives and very little on this. Getting wet carpets and no water under the car after using the aircon in this hot weather. Anybody know where the outlets for the aircon drain are? Many thanks