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  1. Anyone fancy a drive this weekend?

    South East
    I know it's been a bit snowy but they seem to have finally cleared the roads...
  2. Nearside Drive Shaft - the elusive part

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I had my cherished 2.4JTD 156 trailered home a while back with a broken nearside front drive shaft :cry:. I am looking for a secondhand replacement but so far everywhere I have looked they tell me 1.6/1.8, 2 litre, 2.5 and 3.2 ones are available but these are no use on the 2.4JTD. Can anyone...
  3. Damaged 156 - can I still drive it ?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all I have relied on the info on this forum quite a few times over the years, so I am sure you guys can help me out again. Bit of a strange request this time though......... Unfortunatley during the recent bad weather, I managed to skid on the ice and hit a tree :mad: and am now not sure if...
  4. Assuming You Don't Drink & Drive

    Poll Room
    What is your main reason for not doing so?
  5. Took the V6 for a drive on the freeway for the first time.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I took the V6 for a drive on the freeway to Gosford (an hour out of Sydney CBD) for the first time since I bought it. Its an Amazing Car that has so much Power I was tempted to put my foot down but thought I cant get booked for one more thing otherwise Ill lose my licence. But even at max legal...
  6. Post 'modificia' musings after 200 mile drive home for Christmas...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have lived in Manchester for eight years now whilst my family live in South West Wales. Every Christmas I make the 200 mile journey to Pembroke which is always a pleasure. Motorways give way to dual carriageways, which in turn lead on to fast and straight A roads with great visibility...
  7. Turbo pipe split - drive back to Scotland?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Drivingdown to Bedford for Christmas my turbo hose finally gave up the ghost and loud hissing now acompanies acceleration. Question is does this cause any long term issues? I need to drive up to Edinburgh Boxing Day evening and suspect will not be able to fix this in time? Soft acceleration...
  8. Alfa 147 - Hit Curb - Now Wont Drive

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Alfa 147 Hit Curb a while back, now had to find a new tire or may need somthing done to the suspension... :( Took it to the garage, they think I may have buckled the wheel slightly... praying it is only that but could be the suspension arm as well. More money!
  9. DVLA Bar-steward's! I want to drive my V6 TB!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Speed awareness..don't lose you right to drive like me! :cry: I have owned a GTV TB V6 for a year now that has not been driven by myself as I only have a provisional license! I lost my license 3years ago for speeding :tut:, I know I was stupid at that time (I had a mk2 golf gti 8v, lowered...
  10. Does your wife/ girlfriend ever drive your Alfa?

    South Africa
    My wife asked me to use the Junior this morning (she seems to like it more since she's come back and there's a radio installed). Strange request, but I relented because I'm insured and because I've always encouraged her to drive it (even though I didn't actually mean it;)). So I had to take her...
  11. Do AO members drive like they post?

    General Alfa Discussion
    I have just been reading the 159, Brera, New Spider Experiences Poll. It was noticeable to me that, in general, those who had reasoned, well-explained posts had had fewer problems and better customer service than those who posted "my car is a piece of crap" type posts. I appreciate that this...
  12. gear box in, drive shaft out!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    managed to change the gearbox in my 156 manual, but in my haste to get more access to the connecting driveshaft, i undid the top ball joint on the drivers side, and pulled the drive shaft out, now i feel it slipping under hardish acceleration, its fine if i drive normal. but slips when under...
  13. drive shaft popped out

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    boys help i've popped the drive shaft out trying to get the old ball joint from the top wishbone out of the down link. does it just push back in or have i got to start crying before the gear box has to come of:cry::cry::cry::cry: