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  1. Fitting fake 2nd tailpipe kit, instructions

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, Disclaimer!! @cue2 I understand the risks of posting this. I prefer to match the symmetry of The rear of car and not the asymmetry of the front. Also I prefer to match the instrument display. @All, I am sure I have read just about all threads on this topic over the years and can’t...
  2. The Fake News thread

    Alfa Giulia
    Fake News is the buzz of the moment. It’s everywhere and touches everything. Therefore it’s about time we start our own Alfa Giulia Fake News thread 🤣 I’ll start: “Using the A mode for long periods of time damages your engine” Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Fake Roll Cages

    General Motoring Discussion
    Only just found out these things exist, and are really popular. Each to their own, but... Why????????????
  4. Ferodo discs for 147 - Possibly fake? - Urgent advice needed

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello everyone, I would really appreciate your advice on a set of rear and front disc rotors (Ferodo Premium Coat + their set of pads) I bought from ebay from the seller Autosessive online store with regards to the authenticity. The seller claimed 100% original parts with a year of warranty...
  5. Fake Brera Prodrives

    General Alfa Discussion
    Just getting some last minute jitters before I pick up my Brera Prodrive from LoveAlfa. They assure me it is a genuine Prodrive but I'm somewhat worried because it doesn't come with its certificate. The car is an S on its V5 and has everything it should .. Yellow Prodrive bilstein dampers...
  6. Fake Brera Ss

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    After seeing a Brera in the local B&Q car park wearing the "S" badges, I had a closer look and saw it was a fake - no insert on the seats & tatty 17" wheels. There have been other comments that cars aren't a genuine "S", so anyone have an idea how many fakes there are around?
  7. Fake NCT Cert's

    Republic of Ireland
    Beware of cheap cars with valid NCT Cert's read more Fake NCT gang are raking in thousands by duping customers -
  8. I spy (WMLE) a fake ebay 166 ad.

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Whilst searching for summit else...Story of my life...eye spies wie my little eye...ebay ad... Summit was biting me and then penny draps...Summit not quiet wright:lol: Only wan of 50...and looks the same as lucy 2001 spec..same...
  9. Fake Facebook liking-farms

    The Technology Section
    On tonight's Channel 4 Fake Facebook fans and click farms explored in TV documentary Bizarre
  10. Fake Bosch MAF's

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, does anybody know how a proper Bosch maf is packaged or how to spot a fake one. I have bought one for my dads car advertised as genuine Bosch and it has arrived in a sealed plastic bag inside a plain brown box, It does say Bosch on the item, moulded into the plastic housing and the part...
  11. BOSCH MAFS - how do you tell fake from real?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi how do I tell a fake bosch MAF from an original one? I've read elsewhere that some of them have the direction arrow missing. any other obvious signs? I suppopse if its priced at 30 quid and and described as new, its probably fake, since they retail at 95, but suppose its full price and...
  12. gtv cup front spoiler fake or not?

    General Alfa Discussion
    hi everyone just recently bought my spot on cup except for the fact i noticed on the front spoiler that the two black cut outs ,one is vented the other os a blank is this correct?
  13. Does anyone have fake airtake for a v6 p2 bumper?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Missing the plastic bit (fake air intake?) from the off (drivers) side on the bumper of my P2 V6. See the attached picture. Does anyone happen to have one available or know where I can get one? Also missing a small triangle section from the near side front fog light, but I have seen...
  14. Decat and fake cats to fool ECU?

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Ive read that you can fit fake cats to fool the ECU to prevent the engine fault light coming on? Any ideas what this is? I would really like to decat my 2002 147, but dont want to loose any gains by the ECU detecting the fault. Can the ECU be modified to prevent this? Are the gains worth it?
  15. Whats with all the fake Ti's???

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I purchased my (genuine) Ti from Veloces in Dec '10, during my daily visit to pistonheads I've noticed that they are selling a lot of lesser spec 159's as 'Ti spec'. To the untrained eye they may look similar to the Ti but in my opinion flogging a lusso with aftermarket 18" wheels, wing...
  16. Do it yourself 'fake rear diffuser' - love it or hate it??

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I have been thinking for sometime what the rear of my GTV would look like with a black diffuser. After all the rear valance/bumper has the shape of one. So after following a 405 Coupe home the other day which had a black diffuser, I thought 'what the hell' do it! Now play nice...:tut: Whether...
  17. Zender Siena - fake bolts removal and centre caps

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, I have a set of the Zender Siena 17" wheels for my GTV/916, but they require refurbishment. Despite of the bolts around the circumference of these wheels, the wheels are actually one piece - the bolts are for cosmetic purposes only. However, I would (of course) before the refurbishment...
  18. 156 is it a fake ?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Does any know if Alfa ever did a Green Cloverleaf limited edition 156 ? Been told by a guy selling a 156 that its one of only 35 imported but I am thinking this may be crap and he's just stuck a CL badge on it ! Mangoletsi say its just a standard 20V Veloces but not sure I'd trust there...
  19. Is my Brera fake?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So, as the subject suggests I am starting to feel that my Brera is fake. I've had it for 2 weeks now, and I don't think it has any problems with it, I know I may be tempting fate (touch wood), but I'm starting to think it cant be a real alfa because everyone on here has loads of problems. What...
  20. Brera gets the (fake) Carbon treatment

    Motoring Images
    I went to have my Brera carbonised:cool: This was organised by Simon from It looks & feels like the real thing so I'm really quite pleased:D Anyway, please see below the pics I've taken using my phone:thumbs: Cheers,