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  1. 2.4 drive shafts

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi can anyone recommend a good source for a pair of fully recon drive shafts at a decent price? I can return the old shafts after replacement. Or if they are cheap enough a new set. Getting the bad wobble after car has been driven for a while in 2nd and 3rd while accelerating. Don't get it at...
  2. Now I drive a Giulietta people dont treat me like a loser

    General Alfa Discussion
    I maybe imaging this... When I drove a Rover 25 I felt a little bit bullied by other (faster) drivers and tailgated a lot by angry frustrated people who wanted to go faster around the lovely Suffolk lanes around here. Then I drove a Ford Focus 3 door sport and all this behaviour died down...
  3. 156 1.9 JTD getting no drive at all Please Help

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey all :) Sorry if this has been covered before I looked and couldn't find it. Have an 03 plate 1.9 JTD, only had a couple of months and love it, it's my first alfa and does have some faults with front brakes and suspension which I'm going to be working on. Had occasional slipping of clutch...
  4. Alternative drive relay?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    There has been some discussion about the Motronic drive relay (the one with the diode) availability. I was fiddling around today and tested some spare relays that I have, to see that they worked OK, including the four that sit under the parcel shelf. Three of these are Bosch 0332014113 whilst...
  5. Does Romeo68 drive a Giulietta ?

    Alfa Giulietta
    There have been some strange postings from Turkey recently . What car does Romeo68 really drive ?
  6. Will someone drive my car please....

    Alfa GTA I still have this bloody 'knocking' noise from the front end and it's driving me crazy! Anyone (GTA experience essential!) near Wandsworth want to have a look and see if they can suss it out? Thanks!
  7. went for a drive

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Went for drive today Edinburgh 23c fantastic day head burnt but who cares
  8. First drive into work with Roof off

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Morning all Today was the first time this year that i drove into work with the roof down and it was great :cheese: It's set my day up to be a good one :thumbs: Does this happen to anyone else ?
  9. What home hi-fi do you drive

    ICE & Blue&Me
    A discussion on the merits (or not) of BOSE and Harmon Kardon car hi-fi systems got me to wonder if there is a pattern of car ownership and what they listen to at home. I would guess GTV and the like would be old school analogue, GTA owners would be multi-box CD based systems and Mito /...
  10. My First drive in My 159 SW

    South Africa
    Hi guys here's my first drive in SWayme. The rattle you guys hear is the safety chain on the brake pedal. Will get that sorted with an older sock or something like that. MOV_0733_zpsccda2f73.mp4 Video by nicus1 | Photobucket Ciao for now.
  11. Reman drive shafts

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Has anyone used remanufactured drive shafts? Mine is about gone, so maybe someone know whats involved in remanufacturing process. Do they just change the axle spider and put new boots on? ta
  12. Drive shaft nightmare! help

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Have had a real crappy few days. Ordered a used drive shaft from auto lusso, guys seemed helpful and seemed to know what they were doing. Paid for next day delivery thinking great.easy sweet lovely and all will be done How wrong was I. city link delivered pretty much two days late only to get...
  13. Drive shaft CV joint wheel side compatibility

    Alfa GTA
    Hi everyone, Does someone can tell me if the CV joint of a 156 2.4jtd can be fitted on 156 GTA? Is there any else compatibilty for these CV joint? I'm talking about the CV joint on wheel side. Cheers
  14. help me cant get drive shafts off

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    as title broken spanner and allan key snapped , nuts rounding off. is there a easier way to remove them as cutting them off is a pain aswell, but if i must cut them off can new bolts be got easy thanks
  15. What else would you drive?

    General Motoring Discussion
    Say for instance there was no alfa romeo (perish the thought! ) what else would you choose to drive? Its a difficult one but I would prob choose an Astra GTC as its quite a stylish one for a Vauxhall or if going for something older maybe a Porsche 944, always liked these. Your thoughts? although...
  16. 2.4 jtd drive belt change

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Finally got round to doing this. changed the spring tensioner and thought job done:cool:, but I can't get the belt on:cry: it now seems too tight. Anyone advise how I should fit the belt(pictures would be good:)) or what else may have gone wrong?? cheers kev
  17. You are what you drive.

    General Motoring Discussion
    Couldn't get out of the main gate at my place this morning because someone had parked across it. ****ty little black pug 208. Bit of horn blowing. No response. After maneuvering back-and-forward a few times it was clear the gap wasn't big enough. Then a thought: I'm in an SUV. A company...
  18. 'Boiling water in steel pot' smell after a drive

    Alfa Giulietta
    This is an odd one for all. For a while now, my G (diesel) has on occasions developed a 'boiling water in steel pot' smell after a drive (never a short drive). Simultaneously, there's always crackling sounds of metal expansion/contraction from the rear of the vehicle. I have thought it was...
  19. drive belt

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    i have got a scraping noise from engine , the drive belt seems loose and i took the slack off it with spanner while it was running at the idling pulley and it disappeared , any ideas
  20. Test Drive

    Alfa Giulietta
    Test drive of the Sportiva booked for next Friday. Can't wait. :)