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  1. Towbar dumb question

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My 159 came with a towbar when i bought it. i assume the thing can pull a caravan, As i only have a trailer the back end of the car not going to be left behind lol
  2. A dumb question about aircon

    Alfa GTA
    Excuse the daft question, but this is the first time I've used the GTA in winter... Going by the adage 'use it or lose it', whatever I drive, I keep the aircon turned on as much as possible in winter - it's v useful for demisting. The GTA's aircon has been working great for ages, no error...
  3. Quick dumb question about upper engine mount

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Probably something I should know, but I haven't driven my GTA in 1.5 years so I've completely forgotten... How much give should there be in the upper engine mount on the v6? I was having a quick poke around under the bonnet today for the first time, and I noticed I could move the upper mount...
  4. Did something particularly dumb yesterday

    General Motoring Discussion
    I was out on country lanes in the wife's EOS which has the DSG gearbox. I was behind a slower car and coming up to a place where it's possible to pass safely if you time it right. I find the DSG to be ponderous on the kickdown, too ponderous for this overtaking opportunity, so I stuck it in...
  5. Another dumb 3.2 exhaust question

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just in the middle of changing the exhaust over and am curious if there is supposed to be a gasket between the cat pipe and centre muffler pipe? The old system didn't so I am thinking perhaps it just sealant on the ball fitting. Thank Allan
  6. air flow metre dumb question

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Sorry for the dumb question but which way does the arrow point on the 2.4 brera. Mine is pointing towards the air box but surely this is wrong???
  7. Two dumb questions: hub caps and wheel nuts

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Any advice on removing the hubcaps on the steelies? Just going near a wheel with a broad flat bladed screwdriver scratches the paint. I've seen plastic bicycle tyre levers recommended on Alfa BB, anyone got any other tips/techniques? Second dumb question, am I likely to have left-hand thread...
  8. Just an old dumb 'Git' after some techie advice?

    The Technology Section
    1. Still using my original Netgear router on WEP!! :o I know daft, but I'm concerned that I'm not competent to set up a newer machine that I have which does WAP2 ? :confused: 2. (I have had this newer one for quite sometime, about 18 mths. or so iirc?) 3. Will the later one be ok using the old...
  9. Sportiva Sat NAV dumb or me?

    Alfa Giulietta
    I live in mid devon about a mile from an A road to take me to Exeter. The Sat NAV insists on sending me over the back roads! Ok, so I know the way but want to understand the optimal settings for the Sat NAV. Why does it insist on sending me down B roads?! Lee
  10. Today's dumb 159 question

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I'm looking to swap my 147 for a 159 I know Lusso 159s have Blue & Me. Do all Lusso 159s have Blue & Me or was is added to the spec later? If it was added later when did it first appear?
  11. Newbie possibly dumb ignition key position question

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Ive just bought a 2003 Alfa 147 JTD and I love it so far but im struggling to understand why i cant just turn the ignition key one click to get the radio on without also getting the full ignition and engine pre heat coming on. Is this an Alfa thing?
  12. Dumb question number 1

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Expect more in the coming weeks as i get to grips with a few niggles. How do i change the bulb in this Got the bezel thing off but dont want to force anything and break it.
  13. Hate dumb DIY'ers

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all. Just sorting a few niggles out with the car and OMG it took hours. Reason for this was sorting out the mess the passed owner had done. First was the Air box. I know these can go wrong but are kinda easy to fix. Well who ever tried to fix it did the worst job ever. No lie but i counted...
  14. GT's dumb blue "brights" light....

    South Africa
    Something that has been irking me (OK I'll be honest, it P1sses me off immensely) since the first time I drove the GT at night, is the eye searingly bright blue light that comes on when you hit the brights...whats up with that?? it is like the car is punishing you for daring to use the brights...
  15. possibly a dumb question.......

    Alfa 145 & 146
    ..........but hey, i'm a bit tired :lol: ok, is the MAF from a 1.8 phase 1 TS the same part as a MAF from a 1.6 phase 2 TS? if it is, happy days :) if it isn't, i have a MAF from a 1.8 phase 1 TS if anyone is needing it :lol: cheers, Lee
  16. A dumb warranty question

    General Alfa Discussion
    Sorry, this is probably a stupid question, but are stereo speakers covered under the Alfa warranty ? Had my Mito for 10 months and the left speaker vibrates and buzzes horribly.
  17. Dumb question - Rear washer fillup?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've had the 147 1.9JTD for about a year, and the rear washer has never worked. Trouble is, I dont know if it has it's own washer bottle or it uses the big un under the bonnet for the front. If it's the front one, then I've a blockage or a fault. If it has a separate bottle... where is...
  18. May I ask a really dumb question?

    Alfa 145 & 146
    I'm not the most mechanically minded, so please bear with me. :) How do you open a 146's fog light to get the glass out? I know it's probably really simple, but I don't want to just yank it out and break something. Are you supposed to push a blade into the slot at the top and push a lever or...
  19. Dumb Question?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    In all my time of car ownership, I've never changed, or had changed in a service, gearbox oil. Is this necessary? Why isn't it ever included in a service? How do you do it yourself? I'm waiting for the sarcastic responses........................
  20. what is that dumb bell under my spider?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    hello all crawled under my spider today first time since i got it . just wondered if anyone could tell me what the great big metal dumb bell is for on drivers side at the back under car ? its not attached just hangs there looking very heavy , ?? regards
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