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  1. My 166 only just failed MOT...!

    Alfa 164 & 166
    .... on a split outer CV boot (about £60 to fix incl labour) & headlamp levelling device has come away (a bit of glue will fix it so the MOT guy told me). And that's it! Pretty pleased considering it's 14 years old / 116k miles. I keep telling myself it's all down to the inherently high quality...
  2. 2.4 failed MoT on visible smoke

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Once again, my 2.4 Brera has failed its MoT on visible smoke. This happened last year but some diesel cleaner and a regen whilst on a run up the M5 seemed to satisfy the test station, though it was a different tester. Now it has failed on visible smoke again, despite having passed the emissions...
  3. 159 failed MOT

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Well it failed... Front side passenger brake hose worn and leaking.. Mind i did wonder why the braking felt a little odd....
  4. RadioNav Mito Update Firmware 1.19.4 failed

    Alfa MiTo
    Hello Its my first post, so really thank you for accepting me. I don't own an alfa but always admire the design of the alfa romeo. I tried to update a friend's mito radionav with the last firmware 1.19.4 . At the beginning everything looked good, the system recognized the cd and started the...
  5. Hazard/Indicators failed GT 2007

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Help! My indicators and Hazards have failed on my 2007 GT. Replaced the fuse and still no good. No clicking sound either, thought there may be a relay problem but apparently there isn't one on the GT? Anyone have a solution, please?
  6. Crosswagon Q4 - Failed to clean with Liqui Moly Diesel Purge

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys. My car is Crosswagon Q4 (1.9 JTD 150 hp), and i have some bad injectors or at least one is bad for sure. So I decided to test the Liqui Moly Diesel Purge injector cleaner and i started watching the youtube videos. There are around three for JTD engines (one of them is for Opel Zafira)...
  7. My Brera 3.2 failed its MOT yesterday, any advice?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Evening chaps, haven't been on here for a good while but the car's failed its MOT and I may need some advice for best repair. So the fails.... Front Exhaust emissions likely to be affected by an exhaust leak flexi blowing ( (b)) Exhaust carbon monoxide content after 2nd fast idle...
  8. Failed mot on front subframe support

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    There are plates either side that support the front subframe that bolt to the floor of our '96 Spider. The bushes are buggered. Any ideas on how to find replacements?
  9. Ignition coil failed

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Slight misfire last couple of days with the engine management light flickering. Went for a drive today and running on three cylinders and light on all the time Number 1 ignition coil failed, one on order.
  10. Failed Thermostat/Loosing Coolant

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi. About a week ago I noticed my 1.9 GT wasn't reaching the normal operation temp. Even during a 10-mile italian tune up on M25 the indicator was barely showing 75-80 degrees and fell to below 70 afterwards. Basically the temp is dropping at lower load or when idling. So from what I've read it...
  11. Failed radiator / legal query

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, So....the radiator failed on my car, and I’ve had it only 6 weeks. I’ve researched that Consumer Rights laws entitle me to a refund or repair, and I need to contact the garage. However, does anybody know if my rights are affected by having arranged and paid for the repair myself...
  12. Brera MOT failed on a bush

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Sadly I've failed my MOT on , 'nearside front upper suspension arm ball joint dust cover no longer provents the ingress of dirt' Can this be cured by a new bush or do I have to buy a complete arm ? Cheers Dan
  13. 159 Failed Emissions

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Recently failed MOT Alfa Romeo 159 JTDM Ti has had new oil air and oil filters. Every time touch the throttle and load engine black smoke is coming from the exhaust any advice ? Thinking of a carbon clean cheers
  14. Mot failed

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Car had its mot today and failed in an indicator bulb,offside front headlamp insecure and DPF. Now the DPF is there and fully functional but they have failed it for being modified,basically the DPF on it has pre and post pressure monitoring but my car works on just the one monitoring pipe. I am...
  15. Mot Failed - Brera - Front Subframe

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    (My Mother's car - 06 plate Brera 2.2, 55k miles Yep, it's failed on rust. Small hole at the back. Rather than mess about with it my Dad has ordered a new subframe from Alfa. I've had a read and the job looks straight forward. I've got Friday off to do the job and I'll probably post up...
  16. Main beam relay failed?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I'm just about to take mine for its not mandatory MoT but when checking round found both main beams not working (dips do); the warning light comes on and the relay (fitted them a few years ago) clicks, all fuses OK but when I checked the power out to the mains from the relay it was showing zero...
  17. Failed MOT - Booooo!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Well for the first time during ownership it failed the MOT. Bit annoying but not to bad: Failed on : - Handbrake efficiency 13% - Rear fog light bulb out - CV joint rubber boot fixing clip has come off - Front brake hoses worn Plus advisory for corroded front disks - which are only about...
  18. MOT failed but happy

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Well after sitting in my dads garage since 1st November 2009 and me doing some engine work, the GTV was put forward for a MOT. It expired on 25th April 2010. 1 Advisory Offside subframe mounting prescribed...
  19. Failed MOT :(

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 147 went in for its MOT yesterday and unfortunately failed. I thought it might have done though lol. I have just saved myself £500 on my car insurance so it isnt all bad! It failed on: Nearside Front suspension has excessive play in a lower suspension ball joint (2.5.B.1a) Offside Front...
  20. Hottest day of the year, guess what failed?...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Yep air con up the swannie. Its been working all winter and regularly gets a weekly workout demisting windows etc but today its not blowing cold. I've checked: Compressor turns on when switched and running so no blown fuse and presumably refrigerant volume pressure is ok. Checked pressure with...