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  1. Is the end nigh for Alfa Romeo?

    General Alfa Discussion
    With the 4C being cancelled, and the 8C and GTV being dropped from the product road map, the car media all over the internet are proclaiming Alfa is on its dying legs and are on their way to be being flushed down the toilet of history just like Lancia. Who knows at best they may end up like...
  2. Track rod end problems

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello everyone [emoji112] Took car in today for 2 tyres and tracking. Two Avon's fitted very nicely but followed with a chat from the person fitting. He didn't bother doing tracking due to play in the inner tie rods. Thought that was fair enough asked there hourly rate and it was £45 an hour...
  3. Crank bearings/bottom end failure (v6)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So, took my 159 into the garage today. Diagnosis is that it's a crank bearing that's gone. He says it's a big job, too big for him to want to take on. Anyone had this done before? How much are we talking? I realise it's likely to be an engine out job so that adds a chunk of labour hours right...
  4. End of the road for my 166 Sportronic.

    Alfa 164 & 166
    13 years ago I needed an automatic car due to a knee injury. I bought an Autotrader magazine (remember them?), decided I couldn't be bothered looking through it & just bought the first car on page one. I'd never heard of a 166 but that was how I bought my first Alfa & very soon I formed a bond...
  5. Vibration from front end on 156

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Some time ago, after I'd had two new tyres fitted and balanced to my 156 1.9jtd 16v, 2005, 104k, I experienced a vibration between 70 & 80mph (Yes, not strictly legal!), which was similar to going over a corrugated section of road, like rumble strips, and could be felt through the floor, and a...
  6. 156 end of life...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    It is with great sadness that my V6 156 has failed again on rust, Optima said the MOT man effectively condemned it. After several years of being welded up and a lot of make do and mend stuff such as window winders, door handles, key transponder problems, sidelight bulb faffery, suspension...
  7. clonk from front end

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    i have had a clonk from the front end but no amount of prying a and yanking found any issue, car passed mot with no issues 2 weeks ago. and i did warn the tester there was a clonk from there and he found nothing. at the same time i have had a noise like brake squeal when i turned corners...
  8. 147 S2 front end on S1?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Morning all Might be getting an S1 car in need of a new front end. I prefer the S2 lights etc. Is this just a straight swap of panels? I assume it's bumper lights bonnet and wings but is there anything else needed if it can be done? Any advice greatly appreciated Rsfruitbat
  9. Twitchy rear end

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Ive decided that, as the title suggests, the rear end is a little bit too happy to step out in the JTS. Particularly so in the wet. There dont seem to be any concerns in the dry. It happened once by accident and ive since then took 2or3 opportunities on known roundabouts to test the handling...
  10. End of PCH purchase - Leasys

    Alfa Giulia
    Hello , nice to be here ! .Firstly thank you to everyone on the forum for their contributions that have kept me so well informed recently. It’s always great to see that forum members help each other out so much. As the title says . I’m interested to hear if anyone has had any experience in...
  11. Sway bar end links

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi, I've removed the front sway bar on my 1982 gtv and noticed that the sway bar end links are on a slight angle , I should have taken better photos but I can't make out in the photos I've taken do they angle in or out, thanks for any help, cheers.
  12. GT knocking from front end

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone, I've just had my GT pass the MOT with NO advisories (or whatever they are called these days). The MOT place is a reputable chain of garages so I'm assuming they would've failed it on the slightest thing, but I was told it was in great shape. When I booked the MOT I also asked them...
  13. GTV front end swap

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all I'll take the time to properly introduce myself, but was eager to start a thread with some questions I have. I have been around the alfa scene for the last 10 years, started with a 156 JTD, had a 33SW and 2 (rust bucket) GTV2000 from 1984. Had a couple of 156's after, but never a recent...
  14. Low rear end when loaded - 147

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, me and my car have been having some problems with the rear suspension. It is sitting on KW sports springs which are -30mm. Wheel to wheelarch is about 5-6cm. When two adults hop in the back, that gap is removed leaving no more than 1cm between the wheel and wheelarch. The front is fine...
  15. Wits end, am I being unreasonable here?

    Alfa Giulia
    I bought a '17 2.0 Guilia in Feb '17 So far: - Misfire - Car went into limp mode, delivered to dealer in limp mode - Car with dealer for a few days, No Fault Found but fault codes found - ECU reflashed. - Misfire 2 - Car went into limp mode, but cleared itself the next day - Car with dealer...
  16. Brera 3.2 q4 - end of an era for me

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've decided to part with my excellent & reliable Brera because its only being used a runabout which is sacrilege and doesn't justify the running costs (18mpg this weather). It is in above average condition given the age (12yrs) and mileage (115k) and has had the chains done, has a Vortex...
  17. 1.9 JTDm missing top end power

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi guys, after my 147 1.9 JTDm 16V had some vibration problems because of a broken cambelt spanner and slipped cam belt, I've replaced the broken parts and checked the engine. Drives when driving, in the low end the power delivery is a lot better than before, but above 3000 rpm, the car almost...
  18. Twanging at the front end

    Alfa MiTo
    Typical , 8 days till the MOT and the car has developed a strange noise at the front end , there is a twanging noise when you move the steering wheel , it also makes the noise if the car is at a stand still with the engine off , but the ignition on so the power steering is working , was thinking...
  19. Struggling for front end grip

    Alfa Giulia
    I dont know whether anybody has found this or whether I have a problem with my steering. I'm pulling off my drive way - exceptional low speed feathering the brake pedal the steering in on full lock and the front wheels seem to be struggling for grip, it feels like the front tyres have marbles...
  20. Front end passenger side problem..

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Don't know where to start with this one but here goes. Had a full suspension change recently that included new springs, new shocks, all rear bushes, front wishbones, droplinks and new top mount. There's another thread about this called the bouncing GTV. Ok, so still have some issues with the...
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