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  1. My 166 TS is dying....

    Alfa 164 & 166
    My '05 104k miles 166 2.0TS has had a knackered variator (I think) for a while now - classic diesel rattle / noise on start-up etc. However, things have certainly turned worse - it's being getting ever noisier & driving home this evening there's suddenly no power, noise is more like a...
  2. 156 JTDM - Turbo Dying?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone, Today, completely out of the blue, my car has started to do a whining noise upon reaching 1800-1900 revs. It's def. rev. related and it's less high pitched than other cars I have heard in the past with turbo problems... but it is very noticeable! A while back I replaced the lower...
  3. Is my Turbo silently dying?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have an Alfa 147 JTDm 150hp with 244000kms. My Alfa has a blanking plate on the EGR valve and an empty catalyser. Over the past 6 months I started to have impression that my turbo was not working at its best. Sometimes I would get great response, some other time feeling less power like if...
  4. Dying battery or dying car?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi. I know that a glow plug error can be indicative of a dying battery, and I have had this before. But yesterday, I started the car and had multiple errors screech at me. Glow plug, ABS, VDC, and something else with an O in it, I think. With the engine running, these all went off (except the...
  5. Is my ECU dying ?

    Alfa GTA
    Not driven the 147 GTA for 2 or 3 months due to work but i put some tax on her yesterday for a New Years day drive into London......took her off the trickle charger and she fired up perfectly and all seemed well, but 15 minutes into the journey on the motorway the display threw up a fault 'motor...
  6. HELP My Mito Is Dying.

    Alfa MiTo
    Sad News! I Was Driving My Car And Then Suddenly.. my Gears Started Grinding, Car Smelt Like Burning, It's Hard To Put Into Gear, It Drives, However, It Sounds Like There Are Rocks In My Engine. When I Change Gear, My Car Makes A Very Loud Wierd Grinding Noise, And There Is ALOT Of Oil Driping...
  7. Dodgy earth? Or alternator dying?

    Alfa GTA
    This morning the GTA threw up the 'low battery voltage warning' whilst driving. Took the car home, checked battery voltage at 12.5V with engine off. Fine. But only 12.1V with engine running. Checked battery terminal connections and earth leads on back of plenum and side of engine block, nipped...
  8. Dying DMF

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Dieing DMF The PITA that is my brera seems to be behaving as usual and by that I mean falling apart. Im now fairly sure my DMF is failing. My symptoms are: 1. An audible whurring sound ( ruururururururu ) from cold especially in first and second gets better when warmed up but still slightly...
  9. Please help ! My beloved 156 is dying!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I am at a loss I have. A 156 2.5 v6 2005 ( not the face lift) I am having p0220 fault code it appears as soon ask press throttle I have read that you can hard wire by removing connection blocks I havedone this on throttle body and throttle pedal however can't find block behind glove box...
  10. Anyone can look at my loogs? Maf sensor is dying ?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello ! I put here few my logs, after i made by my own new ecu map to my 1.9 jtd 105 in AR 156. I'm in wrong or realy my maf sensor is dying? Thanks for help Desktop.rar - Speedy Share - upload your files here
  11. dying battery?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I know my battery is past its best - original from '08 and recently tested showing it's ready for replacement It occasionally struggles to start the car in very cold weather, but today, it very nearly failed to start after a 3-hour drive up to Middlesbrough. It didn't catch for the first two...
  12. Ebay 166. Dying Breed OR Last Chance TS Saloon

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Found this ,probably not before our Evo butt as it's a twinkle:lol: so of no interest (Unless he buys a cheap 3.2 GT and does a Christian Barnard) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2005-ALFA-ROMEO-166-TSPARK-LUSSO-GREY-/181672317802 This guy kens his 166's.....It has a front arm rest with a compartment...
  13. flashing odometer + windows dying

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    i had a dying battery on my 147 jtd, it shut off various electricals such as boot and windows. having changed to a new heavy duty battery [yes fully charged] my odometer flashes and the windows some times go off not blowing the fuse and have to be reset via the battery. thoughts please
  14. Dying

    Alfa GTA
    Hi All Drove my car today for the first time in nearly a week. If you live in the SE of England you will know the weather was horrendous. Drove 35 mins to my boys nursery only to find it was closed. So I stopped and turned around to drive home. On my way home, I sat in traffic, whilst the...
  15. Is my ecu dying

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello I have a 1999 3.0 gtv cf2 with motronic 2.1 ecu the problem I have is a misfire on cylinder 4. Coil pack swapped for known good one no difference Compression on all cylinders is good. Only thing I can find is a difference in the voltage supplied to the pulse wire on this particular coil...
  16. Engine dying?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Yesterday it was a good day, lots of sun and heat. I opened the window to let some fresh air coming into the car, and I heard and awful and loud ticking noise coming from the engine. Really bad sound.:confused: A short video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFCKkXi5mu8 Its time to say bye to...
  17. Is my poor twinny dying ?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Car has been running rich for a few months now , I put this down to the thermostat, but a for a few weeks now soon after getting the cam belt done , then a week later the exhaust mounting replaced I am now getting a burning smell coming from the engine area , the smell has hint of rubber but it...
  18. Crosswagon dying

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, We have a Alfa Romeo Crosswagon for some years and we have had our fair bit of issues with the car. The last one might be the tipping point for the misses to trade it in. Maybe you have an idea how I can keep the issue sorted and the car just a wee bit longer on the driveway. We have had...
  19. Battery dying?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    started and drove fine on Friday didn't start as quickly as normal on Saturday, but drove fine didn't start as quickly as normal on Sunday and MCSF warning. Drove like I had a failed coil pack. A real struggle to start this morning and windows didn't drop on opening the door. Drove great once...
  20. Is this most likely just a dying battery?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey guys. Having a few little issues. A week or so ago I had a problem with the fuel injection relay (the one in the fusebox near the battery) on my 156 JTS. The result of which was a flat battery (constant cranking, cleaning etc until it fired). I charged the battery but the window on the top...
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