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  1. General Alfa Discussion
    Hiya guys and girls, I am one of those annoying people who pop in and ask dumb questions about V6 Alfa engines. In an tempt to redeem myself a little I want to say that have owned Italian motorcycles since 1985, I have owned an Alfa before, (147 2 litre) and I currently own a couple of Italian...
  2. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I am looking for someone in Montreal, Canada who can walk the talk for taking care of my 9 Alfa Romeo (all models from 1997 to 2002). I am willing to pay travel expenses to get an expert who should make me save money in the end through his expertise and expérience with those cars.
  3. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I require some expert advice on what will be the best procedure to remove and fit the alternator on the 159 3.2 JTS Q4. I need to know whether it will be possible to do this by removing the sub frame on the vehicle or does it require the removal of the engine. Thanking you in advance Rob
  4. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi there, 1. Does anyone know why forexample year 2006 can have one Alfa GT with number 5217989 (ZAR93700005217989) and another 2006 with 3334581 (ZAR93700003334581) ? I dont think the 3 and 5 in pos 7 (from right) is about plants in Europe, If anyone think so, which 2 plants was it during...
  5. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My friend gave me his P2 GTV 2.0 T-Spark, 25k miles, hadn't been started for years. Oil & filter change, new fuel pump, checked for a spark, it wouldn't fire properly. 3 times on cranking for ages it fired and ran upto 1500 revs and then died. This made me suspect a fuel pressure problem...
  6. South Africa
    Hello guys. I have been chasing a knocking/tapping sound in my Juniors motor for a while now. Sounds like it is in the head and when I listen with a screw driver it taps loudest on the exhaust side rear cover nut. This is a picture of my #4 exhaust cam lobe. I can feel a little ridge with my...
  7. 4C & 4C Spider
    Best car in the world? Watch the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WVSuq56MAw :xmas:
  8. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi all, I recently took part in a few hillclimb runs at Shelsey Walsh at the weekend, 1st run great, second run suffering from a misfire which I believe is due to a hot engine causing a fueling issue. If I back off the accelerator for a few seconds it sorts itself out an I can gun it again...
  9. Alfa GTA
    Hi guys, Let me first start by saying Hello and what a great forum. I'm about to take the plunge and buy myself a 147 GTA. My knowledge on ****** is limited to what i have read primarily on this forum but i think i have a basic handle on what to look out for when buying one of these absolutely...
  10. General Motoring Discussion
    There is a chap called Kent Bergsma who is a bit of a God among owners of older Mercs for his excellent DIY videos on YouTube. He knows his Merc onions and he delivers his knowledge in that reassuring way that suggests no problem is too big to solve. I don't know how many vids he's made, but...
  11. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've just had the two front tyres on our Alfa 147 replaced. The previous tyres were Goodyear Excellence 205 55 R16, the new ones are Goodyear Efficient Grip 205 55 R16. My wife brought the car back from the garage last night in the dark. I've just had a look at them in the daylight and the...
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Selespeed problem and this is what happening to my car selespeed Problem , Alfa Romeo 147 2.0 - YouTube additional to this it star moving itself when I’m selecting first or reverse gear any idea what could be the problem coz it seems no mechanics know what is the really happening or how to fix...
  13. Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hello, does anybody know of an Alfa mechanic/expert around Darwen Lancashire? Sorry, new to this, not sure how it works!? Thankyou
  14. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Guys, A couple of days ago the window on the driver side of my Brera SV 2.2 started playing up and failed. The motor in the window mechanism is still working but the window does not lift to the closed position - the window is therefore permanently open to the elements. A friend and I...
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys, I run a 2.4 jtd 10v and i think its a fab engine 40 mpg around town 50 on a run.My friends 2.4 jtd is an 841c000 engine.The engine has blown due to the turbo giving way and oil entering the inlet causing over revs and damage. The question is how different is the 839a6000 engine from...
  16. General Motoring Discussion
    Can anyone tell me of any alfa experts , professional or enthusiasts in and around the Hinckley, leicester area??? . Have heard of a chap in rugby but not been able to track him down ?? Have got a 156 jtd that has gone into limp mode . Tried various things and drawn a blank ??:confused: Would...
  17. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi All, I'm looking to use an alternative to a Montreal distributor. There are plenty of V8 distributors out there; Rover, Aston, Ford, but apart from 8 sparks per rev and of course mating the thing to the Montreal dizzie drive (I can machine adaptor plates myself), what other parameters do I...
  18. ICE & Blue&Me
    Hi, I have a 2008 Alfa 159 SW and have successfully been using the B&M for Bluetooth connection and media from my Android phone. On Friday I noticed that the media had stopped working and the Bluetooth was intermitent and kept disconnecting. I read the forums and disconnected the battery...
  19. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hy guys ive a question re the diesel Alfa engine which is probably answerable by someone clued up on the difference between the Alfa and Fiat 1.9 8v jtd engine. Lets take the Stilo or Multipla etc are they the same "lump" as the Alfa.
  20. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, can anyone tell me where I can find an extremely high quality respray company in Bucks or Berks. Thanks
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