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  1. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi all - new owner here of an x reg 2001 156 sportwagon. loving it so far :thumbup: So I noticed that my offside rear wheel was steaming hot the other day, and had brake fade too, so did a bit of forum searching and learned that the sticky calipers are quite a common problem. So I removed the...
  2. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi all, been having an issue that is slowly getting worse, on part throttle I get boost building then after a few seconds, the boost fades and power drops, then builds back up again and a puff of diesel smoke appears (when the boost magically arrives again) On full throttle doesn't seem to be...
  3. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Morning all. Some months ago I replaced all the disks and pads on my 1.9 GT JTD with items from Euro car parts, can't remember if they were Pagid or Eicher, but ever since, if I need to stop with any kind of urgency I get what I can only describe as frightening brake fad! So the time has come to...
  4. Alfa Giulietta
    Not so impressed with the brakes when pushing hard. First time ownership of brembo brakes and they seem to cook easily and fade, anyone else notice this?
  5. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Is there any way of restoring the plastic bumpers off my 1983 Alfasud which were originally black and are now grey in colour. Is painting my only option?
  6. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Has anyone experienced power steering fade/sluggishness after going through a ford or standing water. Went through a ford at the w/end at a reasonable speed and soon after driving out experienced a bit of fade to the steering/power and a move to the right - just for a few seconds. It might just...
  7. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    I was wondering if anyone else experiences brake fade? I'm in a 2.4 ti and on my way home there is a series of 4 roundabouts all in a row quite close together. Sometimes when the brakes fade they start to make almost like a groaning noise... Has anyone else seen this happen? I'm looking at new...
  8. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've noticed a few times that after a few hardish stops from speed the next time I brake the pedal is hard and the brakes aren't good.... The first time I noticed it was after hard stops from 60ish at islands probably 3 stops in 2 miles the pedal went hard with little movement. Today after...
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    If any of you are getting a grinding noise while braking together with bad brake fade and you can see no obvious reason for it (i.e. worn pads) you may like to look at the inside surface of your brake discs. If budget discs have been fitted in the past you can virtually guarantee they will be...
  10. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, Long time lurker, first time poster. I'm about to take the plunge on a 1.4 MA Guilietta Veloce. I'm just working through the extras and trying to decide what to get (within budget of course) I'm thinking the alfa red colour. The car looks lovely in alfa red. Will the colour fade...
  11. Lincolnshire
    What ever it was, it made this happen:cry: Forgot to refit the oil cap after a top up at work, so driven 14 miles without it:( I didn't realise until I got home when I got a strong wiff of oil. I did manage to find the cap which involved a trip from Coningsby to Hubberts Bridge. Found it on...
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Today all the day long has spent on a bulb of quantity of fuel, became it is got, got in the evening , In 10 seconds has decayed, through some attempts in general became worse, a key I turn, evendont start, somehow rumbles, vibrates, is shorter dont start, except a gasoline pump, still can that?
  13. Alfa GTA
    I have just bought a red 156 GTA, do i need to worry about the paint fading? And if so, what products can i use to help prevent it?
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Group, Just bought a 156 after getting rid of my GTV.I have a few questions.The car is red but the bumpers have faded to a pink!is there any way these can be restored back to their original colour without a respray? also the car has done 35K on the last replacement cambelt,is it due a cambelt...
  15. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I recently started getting severe brake pedal fade on my spider. It feels like there is air in the system. I bled the brakes through the other night, which sorted out the problem, or so I thought. A few days later and I am back with the soft pedal :rant: What is odd is that the fluid level...
  16. Introduce Yourself
    Just bought 1997 145 for £300 as short term replacement for my written off MG. Fantastic car sailed through MOT. Only problem is car is 2 different shades of red one bright red the other like a plum colour is this just down to color fade
  17. Alfa 145 & 146
    I have been told that the red 146's fade and as they are lacqered they cannot be brought back. Is this true? Is it the Alfa (blood) red or the proteo red? Did they all do it or were the first or last any better. rsfruitbat
  18. Tuning & Upgrades
    I have just taken the car out and noticed that there is a lot of brake fading. How do I combat this? As far as I know I have the standard brake set up. Any ideas? Many thanks
  19. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    On my last to enthusiastic runs trough the Devon lanes I noticed some brake fade after about 15mins of enthusiastic driving. Its got grooved disks on the front. What pads do you recommend.
  20. Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    Hi All, I now have the Tarox F2000 discs and Tarox Corsa Pads all round fitted to the 75. Having adjusted the rear calipers and bled the brakes a few times (using new, but off-the-shelf fluid). We now have a decent enough pedal and effective brakes. However, we are still getting marked fade...
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