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  1. 2.4 Crankshaft Pulley Life Expectancy

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have no idea if the pulley on my car was the original one or not but it failed in May 2017 and was replaced by my local garage (with a non genuine one they supplied) at 91500 miles. Tonight that one failed, fortunately no damage to anything other than the pulley, lots of smoke! Mileage now...
  2. What's the life expectancy of a twinnie?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, For once everything is going well and my CF1 twinnie is behaving perfectly. How long can I expect this carefree existence to continue? I bought it with 116k miles on the clock just over a year ago. Since then it has had new cambelt, balancer belt, plugs coil packs, leads, oil and filter...
  3. 147 JTDm clutch life expectancy

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, I am considering a 147 JTDm - my wife loves the look of the cars... I've seen 07/08 cars with 50/60k miles advertised - question I have is how long can I expect a clutch to last? Just worried that the clutch may have seen better days at 60k miles? Thanks
  4. MAF life expectancy

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Any ideas what the life expectancy of the MAF in this car is? I have had it installed just under a year ago and it seems that it has gone again. I have had it replaced once already and this will be the 2nd time it will need to be replaced. I was told by CM garage that it is a component that is...
  5. Life expectancy of water pump??

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Car will be going in for some work soon. it's got 145,000 kms on the clock and as far as I know the water pump has never been changed. Is it work changing this? Do the impellers tend to clog up after so long? Bearings give way? Will a fresh pump help the cooling of the engine in the hot summer...
  6. Drop Link Life Expectancy

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just when I thought I'd got my Alfa pretty much sorted, I've developed a rattle from under my feet so it looks like the drop links need doing again. :rolleyes: The ARB and links were replaced at 25 thousand miles, links 3 thousand miles later and it's only done 15 thousand since then. Is this...
  7. Upper arm life expectancy?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just wondering what the people round here see as a reasonable life expectancy for the upper arm bushes? I'm asking because I had mine done just under 6 months ago and have only done around 4,500 miles since and the N/S has started making that familiar sound again. Should I chance taking it back...
  8. what's the life expectancy of a battery on a Brera?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I had mine changed by the dealer in late 2009, I normally run with Xenon headlights on during the day (yes, I'm one of them..).
  9. MultiAir Life Expectancy

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi All, Does anyone know what the design limit is for mileage of the Mito 1.4 135BHP MultiAir Engine?i.e how many miles they will go on for? I have piled on the mileage on mine doing over 20K in 8 months. Does anyone know how many miles with manufacturers regular servicing these are likely to...
  10. chin spoiler - life expectancy

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    We've had the car one day and it's not looking too good for the chin spoiler, unless I approach my drive at exactly the right angle it scrapes, where I have to turn around at the kids school it scrapes, when I go over the speed bumps in the local supermarket it scrapes So, how long before I get...
  11. Engine life expectancy

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Now my engine is nearing the 70k mark, I'm getting paranoid about it going "bang", in Laymans terms. There's the obvious cambelt failure(s) to worry about, but no issues there as it was done last July, there's Selenia 10w60 fully synth in the engine which is checked very week and changed at...
  12. What is a reasonable life expectancy for a 156?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    How long will my 156 last? You guys in England seem to have such short life expectancies for your cars...... Surely 20 years is not to much? I will probably need 4 or 5 selespeed pumps, a few actuators and possibly an ECU.....
  13. Alfa Clutch life expectancy ?

    General Alfa Discussion
    I was talking to a guy recently who was saying his clutch appears to be on the way out on his 2yr old GT JTD after only 33K miles. I felt unless he's been track daying the car every weekend this was very low. What would be a reasonable life expectancy for the clutch ? Would a replacement be...
  14. Variator life expectancy

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Obviously the achiles heel of the current Alfa Romeo engines are the belts and tensioners . However the variator, although it does not lead to engine failure, does lead to noise and poor performance when it fails. On cars built from 2002 onwars, what is the expected life of the Variator...
  15. 2.0 TS engine life expectancy...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello people, Im new to this forum, and within the next 2 months I am hoping to find the perfect second hand GTV for me. (if anybody is selling please let me know) I have read through the buying guide which clarified a lot for me. I know 100% that i want a phase 2, 2.0 TS Lusso GTV. In my...
  16. V6 life expectancy

    Alfa 155
    Hi, I'm currently looking at buying a rather tidy late 96 V6 155... My only concern is the 100,000+ it's sporting.... It's got a sound history and has very recently had belts, water pump, discs+pads.... front shockers just over a year ago and generally seems good... I tend to rack up around...