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  1. How many of these pubs have you drunk in?

    Way Off Topic Well? I have only been to the one :o Best I get my morris tankard out and pack a bag for a few days!
  2. V6 mystery - sudden jerkiness & heavy drinking...?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My 3.0 GTV has always done about 380-400 miles to a tank, on average... This ended 2 weeks ago when, over a few days, it started to run a bit oddly (somewhat lumpy and jerky on/off the gas...) and just wasn't pulling like I know it can - although it was possible to drive at speed still. It got...
  3. 2006 Alfa 156 (JTS) drinking coolant

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Well, well, well... I'm back at uni and subsequently, with work included, I've been covering a good 1000kms a week for the past three, and it seems to be taking its toll on the old Alfa! With the bad weather we've been having in Perth, there's been a lot of heavy traffic, and with my peak-hour...
  4. Alfa 156 drinking coolant...head gasket????

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey guys, Noticed a few days ago that my 156 was very very low on coolant, so I topped her up all good. Then I did a 500 miles journey a few days ago and I've just chekced the coolant again and shes near the bottom of the resevoir. I cant seem to find a leak, kept her running for a while...
  5. My alfa wall clock and drinking glass.

    South Africa
    Hi Just added my new 'un'official self made merchandise to my collection hope you like. My wall clock. My sandblasted glass.
  6. 156 drinking it's oil?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, hoping you can help a newbie with not much mechanical nouse! Picked up my 04 156 2.0 jts about a month ago, all is wonderful, drives beautifully and seems like a fab car for the £3k I paid. Had been serviced and Mot'd for menby the dealer I bought it from, but I never checked the oil...
  7. petrol drinking Spider

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    just got my first Alfa,2001 TS Spider.First impression: drives better than I thought it would BUT seems very heavy on the petrol ( and I'm an old fart who doesn't drive quickly !).Haven't had a it long enough to really calculate the mpg but it aint going to be good. Judging by the rusty state...
  8. My GTA is drinking oil and smoking a lot

    Alfa GTA
    Which I presume is not a good thing. I had a full oil change and engine flush about 1000 miles ago, since then the car has used probably 4 litres of oil, which is way more than usual. She is also smoking a lot - a cloud of blue smoke on start up which then subsides to a fairly noticable flow as...
  9. Engine drinking oil

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi There, I wonder if someone can help me please... My 156 seems to require a LOT of engine oil! Is this the norm with Alfa's? I don't seem to have a leak and last time it was at the garage for a service I advised of this but no leak was found... Any time i go around a corner it bleeps at me to...
  10. Why is my 147 drinking oil?!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    :confused: Over the past couple of months my 5 year old 147 has been drinking oil. There is no obvious leak and even though I do a lot of short journeys, this problem hadn't occurred previously. After a few days, the low pressure light comes on when the revs change (slowing down or pulling away...
  11. drinking petrol

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Guy's my GTV seems to be drinking to much petrol. im getting about 75-80 miles to £20 not good:( what would be making it do this and it not my right foot:) then i will start looking if you guy's can give me some pointer's. does'nt use oil or water. p.s. it's 2L ts 43000 miles regards john
  12. Car drinking coolant.

    Alfa 145 & 146
    I know this generally means that the head gasket is on the way out but the engine doesn't seem to have all the other tell tale signs of head gasket failure. Ie, oil gunk under the oil filler cap and white smoke out of the exhaust and doesn't seem to be over heeating too the fan kicks in all the...
  13. It's drinking coolant... The mind boggles.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have topped up coolant twice in 3 weeks. Doesn't sound right to me. There are no leaks at all... Any ideas chaps?
  14. Claudia has started drinking heavily

    General Alfa Discussion
    The last 2 tankfuls have given me only about 2/3 of my usual mileage, quite suddenly. My driving style hasn't changed and it's the usual diet of driving to work on the same roads with a bit of stuff at the weekends. She feels the same as usual to drive and I can't smell petrol anywhere. Any...
  15. Am I drinking too much caffeine?

    Poll Room
    Well, am I? My daily intake is usually: 1 Grande Latte 1 Tall Latte 2-3 Green teas 1 Diet coke What do your reckon?
  16. 146 With a Drinking Problem

    Alfa 145 & 146
    My Wife's 146 1.6 Boxer is running great guns but is really getting through fuel. Strangley, the first half of the tank is not that bad, and then the second half seems to vanish down to the reserve within 50 miles. I thought it might have been overfueling, but it sailed through it's MOT as the...
  17. JTS drinking oil

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, Ok, I've done over 2500 miles in my JTS Veloce. Picked it up 3rd Feb with 10 miles on the clock! It looks like it's used up approx 1 litre of oil. Does that sound right to everyone? Also has anyone bought oil from ? They do 10W60 for £27.99...