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  1. Duff CV joint?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Ive had a vibration at 50mph in the car for as long as I can remember. 100% not caused by the wheels. Lately, when turning right there is a cyclic clicking noise coming from what sounds like the front left of the car. Would such an vibration/imbalance and now the subsequent rotational...
  2. Rubber dud duff !

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    ... three knackered tyres on my tub ! Well I have ranted on this board about the GT's ultra tough & rocky ride. In the months I have had the car it has rattled, shaken, veered strongly to the left (despite tracking and balancing being done) caused to have run in with the Police avoiding pot...
  3. Duff new stat?

    Alfa GTA
    I'm beginning to suspect my new stat is a duff. I replaced it as the previous one stuck at about 75degrees except in traffic. Changed the stat and sensor over the summer for new Alfa bits. Sensor and Stat are proper Alfa bits not reproductions. Needle still sits at 75! Gets to shade over 90...
  4. Thermostat is in duff GT JTDM 06

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi been having little probs with temp latley .Morning commute bown A19 car warmes up ok bit slowly sits at 90 when i slow down or pull off on to side roads it drops a little to say 85 or so them goes back up. Today caught in traffic jam before it had reached 90 wwas in it for about 45 mins and...
  5. 147 Phantom coolant loss, and duff gear change!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    It's an 02 146 1.6 TS. Changed the thermostat about a month ago, and at the time noticed the coolant in the header tank was low before I changed the thermostat, anyway, bled, refilled, all hunky dory. Went to check the oil yesterday and it was right down on the min mark, haven't refilled it as...
  6. Duff wheel bearing

    Alfa 164 & 166
    I've recently (as in 3 weeks ago) replaced the OSF wheel bearing. Already replaced the NSF a year ago. I'm getting a very loud shrieking sound from somewhere around the front of the car. It's a really high-pitched metallic sound. Noise doesn't start straight away. Car has to have done about 5...
  7. Think i have a duff 156 what do you think?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 156 2.0 jts - doesnt drink a litre of oil a month, there are no noises coming from the suspension, front or rear, the idle is fine and constant, it pulls with no flat spots from 1k up to 6K rpm, its mpg is 31-35 dependin how i drive, there are no problems with the engine temp, no mcf...
  8. Can someone tell me the symptoms of a duff anti-roll bar?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I get the occasional 'donk' sound from the front ( usually if I'm turning ), and at speed under hard acceleration a 'drift' to the right. Is this the symptoms of a duff ARB? cheers :)
  9. Rear wiper and reverse lights duff

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Afternoon all. Feeling quite happy as the 156 V6 I bought for a song just passed it's MOT with only two new wiper blades needed. However, I have a question. The reversing lights and the rear wiper both don't work. Does anyone know if they are fed by a common fuse? The diagram inside the fuse box...
  10. 2.4jtd cracked turbo intercooler pipe & problems with airbox housing

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Can anyone point me in the right direction for one of these. I thought that the exhaust was beginning to go (for quite a while) it was only when i had to get the timing belt etc changed that the garage that looks after it, said - the noise is from a cracked intercooler pipe.. I have tried most...
  11. Suspected duff catalytic converter

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Symptoms are: - Unsteady idle, quite juddery and bounces around a bit. - Revs sometimes go upto 1500 for a while. - Much reduced power low down. (kangaroos in traffic at low speeds) - Rubbish fuel economy Anyone any other suggestions as to what it might be? ro do I just change the cat? Cheers
  12. Presuming duff MAF but opinions welcomed.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Presuming duff MAF but opinions welcomed - update 1/10 After much use of the search function I'm pretty sure my MAF isn't functioning correctly. Symptoms are an almost rev limiter like stutter at 4.5krpm in 2nd and then 3.5krpm in 3rd and 4th. Unplug the MAF however, and this disappears (but...
  13. Is it a duff starter motor?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My 2.0 GTV won't start. When i turn the key there is not a sound from the starter motor, not so much as a click. Everything else/Fans/electrics etc.. all working so I'm guessing it's not the battery and the code light does also go out a few seconds after putting key in. Starter motor had been...
  14. The Effect of one Duff PMR 7A sark plug?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Just wondered if any of you guys would know the effect of having one clapped out 10 mm Spark Plug? I have made an observation, but would be interested in other views?:):
  15. Duff starter on 156?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone, I decided to take the plunge and I bought my first Alfa on Friday; a beautiful 52-reg 156 Veloce 1.6TS. Yay! But all is not well. I turned the key this morning and... nothing. The headlights are bright so I assume the battery is okay and the dash illumination doesn't dim when I...
  16. Duff Electric Mirror

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    The passenger side (RHS) mirror on my Spider doesnt work quite right :( It moves left/right no problem, but it will not go up and down. You can hear the motor working but there is only very little/no movement of the glass. Is it easy to take the mirror apart/get to the mechanisms as I suspect...
  17. DUFF Exhaust advert

    General Alfa Discussion
    BEWARE if anybody thinks about going for that exhaust that is advertised in Auto Italia in the ads as a 155 1.8ts 16v exhaust from behind cat back in very good condition and for £75 from Nick in Daventry then forget it. I have been there tonight and the thing is worse than mine ,the rear box has...
  18. Duff oil pressure

    Alfa 155
    My oil pressure gauge is eternally pessimistic and normally hovers around the 3 Bar mark. The manual says that 2.6 Bar means I have a shagged engine, so obviously I want to raise the OP a bit if I can (but not artificially, of course). I cleaned up the oil pressure sender contact under the...