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  1. Any aircon experts, advice needed?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I bought a manifold gauge set from Amazon as I was keen to get to grips with how the aircon works. I had a read of this guide and it all seems to make sense, high and low pressure side is in the sort of range I'd expect to see but just for the hell I added a puff of gas, quite happy. Thing is...
  2. Help needed from wheel experts

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My O/S/F 17" tyre was rubbing the rear of the wheel arch before I did the suspension overhaul. Since I initially put this down to saggy shocks and springs it seems that since the overhaul things have not improved and I'm wondering if I need some wheel spacers to correct the issue. Have posted a...
  3. The wisdom of AO’s aesthetics experts needed

    General Motoring Discussion
    A humble request for mercy to be shown by AO’s jury that combines good taste and wisdom :) Today was Taxi TLC day (which means you should expect rain in the next few hours). I now have a 190 ‘modificato’, distinguished by the addiction of a - wait for it - sticker. The good people of AO need...
  4. Alfa experts to read this! Please

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I need some definitive replies, no guess work! I’m replacing my steering rack Monday, my manual states Dextron III fluid or above? Being that it will be an empty system, can I put in a CHF11S/202 fluid or should I stick to the DextronIII? I have an OEM rack from Alfa so I don’t want to put a...
  5. Can any eBay experts here help? Listing car parts (parts compatibility)

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi all Apologies in advance as this isn't a great explanation, I have about a twenty (non Alfa...sorry) parts to sell, but can any of you eBay experts please enlighten me on how you're meant to list car parts on ebay so that it shows all compatible vehicles for the part? When i list the part I...
  6. 166 G3 ICS Sat nav software experts please?

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Hi, I have recently bought a 2001 166 that has fitted with what I presume to be a G3 ICS unit. I have the code and everything seems to work as it should on the unit apart from the sat nav. The vehicle didn't come with an original sat nav disc when I bought it, so I bought an updated UK disc...
  7. A conundrum for the radio experts.

    The Technology Section
    In my role as a motor sport marshalling Post Chief I use, at most circuits, a VHF-NFM radio. As it can be difficult hearing a hand-held radio in close proximity to racing cars, when a headset is not available I use my Maycom AR-109 scanner to listen to radio traffic. Oddly, at Croft last...
  8. Oil cooling experts. Please weigh in

    South Africa
    Hi all. Im busy with a air to oil, oil cooler for my brera, adapter plate is already in the making and coming along. I do not posess the fortunate knowledge of oil cooling sizes etc so im asking what oil cooler size is appropriate for my engine. I dont know how to calculate this but ill leave...
  9. Aircon experts. need advise

    South Africa
    hi guys, so for a while now ive been stuggling with my aircon in my brera. to cut a long story short. figured out the ac konks out because the condenser fan never kicks in at the radiators. fired up multiecuscan and tested fan speeds. both works. proceeded to check the relay, clicks when given...
  10. Cooling Problem- Seeking the help of EXPERTS

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Everyone, I'm Karim Omran from Egypt, recently bought 156 model year 2000, from a friend who was taking very good care of it, yesterday the temperature indicator went red so i stopped immediately found one of the rubber tube cut hard , so i managed to take it on a tow truck home and bought...
  11. For the experts - Selespeed TS engine

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Greetings everyone! In september I had a clutch plate failiure in my selespeed which was solved. Until it busted two release bearings... So I took the car to a dealer workshop and diagnostic was prompt! The parts section for the dealer (not the workshop) sold me the wrong clutch. So the group...
  12. At my wits end :( any experts?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Not had my 159 long (6 months) and hardly driven as not used for work... But when it is used it gets a good blast until things have started to go wrong :( Its a 2009 jdtm 2.0 sw and it had been throwing error codes regarding the turbo.. sensor were replaced but later find out the DPM was 60%...
  13. Any wheel experts here...? 20-inch on GQV

    Alfa Giulietta
    I'm looking to run a set of 20-inch wheels on my GQV. I'm pretty clued up on offsets and pcd's, etc, but not sure if these wheels will work - they are 9J width and ET35 offset (standard is 7 or 8J and ET41 offset) My concern is that they don't stick out beyond the body, they clear the struts on...
  14. VNT turbo geometry question - experts needed!

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Dear all turbo buffs..... I have a question regarding the internals of the vnt turbo on the 147 jtd. I took mine apart to clean as I suspected I was having carbon build up problems (mcsf on high revs in 4th and 5th). Upon opening this was confirmed and I had the satisfaction of cleaning it up...
  15. one for the experts! Alfa 147 jtd 6spd gearbox pin sheared

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi has anyone managed to remove the gear selector linkage out through the top of the gearbox after the selector shaft pin has apparently sheared.Ive spent hours today trying to remove it in order not to have to take the box out.Ive removed i.e cut off the top and i can clearly see the parts but...
  16. Car starts, then cuts off...need alfa experts!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys, I'm hoping someone on here can be a genius and see what they think about the following problem. Alfa Brera 2.4 JTDM - car started, but cut out almost immediately. This happened about 6x before eventually get the car going. I kept the car going by holding the revs around 3k and waiting...
  17. wheel experts

    South Africa
    Yo guys, there's a set of 19" BBS CH-R's I might get for my GQV. They are 5x112 off a G5...cebtre bore is 58.1 I think. I read that GQV's use GM centre bore(same as 159/Brera) and this is 65.1... How do I go about changing the centre bore of the wheel? What is a spigot ring and what can it do...
  18. Ready to buy my first alfa romeo. Need help to decide from you experts.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Well basically iv fallen in love with the 159 ti. Im ready to buy a second hand car and i dont realy now too much about them to be fair but just love the look of it. What engine should i go for? And what colour would people say is the best. Iv fallen in love with the red and especially the...
  19. Any paintwork experts outthere?

    Car Detailing
    Having just suffered damage to my door by letting it open against a wall in the wind I have been trying to repair the paint damage. By using a touch up stick and a lacquer stick I have been building up the defect and then rubbing it down with T cut. I was pleased with the result until I decided...
  20. Help! Any experts in the Swindon area want to earn a few £

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi everyone, So I'm in the process of trying to fit a new engine to my 2.0 JTS and I have got as far as everything disconnected Including the engine mounts so its just sitting on stands, but struggling to get the engine out. I could do with some expert knowledge to get the engine out and the...
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