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  1. 2.2jts vs 1.9/2.4 jtd

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys, I have read a lot of helpful and informative posts here about these 3 engines which are the most common 159 versions - 2.2JTS , 1.9JTDm and 2.4JTDm. After a quick search everyone can read about the MPG and the usual problems, dpfs, swirl flaps and so on... However, the thing I'm...
  2. ICV-CF2 Feeling smug...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Well, after trying to repair my borked one, and failing.. Trawling eBay and trying to get a working one and having no joy... I've managed to find some NOS from Germany! Came with the throttle body, but including postage, just slightly more expensive than a used untested one. Very chuffed and...
  3. Strange feeling

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    A few weeks ago I hit a speed bump a bit too fast and heard a boink.thought it was just the shocks hitting the bump stops. Now when I brake hard, esp down hill, I feel like the car is pulling to the right slightly and that it's not planted on the road as firmly as it used to be. I've had it up...
  4. new GTV, odd clutch feeling

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all Just bought a 1998 Phase 2 GTV V6. Vela blue with tan interior and only 65k fully documented miles. Really pleased with it. I got it cheap with a few known minor (hopefully) issues to sort in my own time. One of which is the clutch. It may not be much of an issue. The bite point...
  5. Feeling Horny ??????

    Alfa GTA
    My GTA 147 is in the garage, the horns not working! The auto electrician has been called to look, he says the horn and circuit are all fine , he says ist the Squib connection????? Never heard of this before. Is there a fix or do I simply have to pay a considerable sum just to get the horn...
  6. 159 2.4 JTDM feeling "stifled"

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello All, My 2.4 JTDM 159 has started to feel more and more "strangled" recently - lacks power at low revs, then when the turn it kicks in its sudden then it pulls ok but not as well as it used to - It feels like a big turbo lag. Sometimes when i floor it at lower revs it stutters slightly too...
  7. Steering feeling...

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I may be over analysing but on my 159 when turning the wheel I can feel just the very, very slightest notching or catching as the wheel is turned. I'm pretty sure that 99% of people wouldnt even notice, but I'm pretty sure it's a new thing. Does anyone have any ideas? I've checked the ATF...
  8. G feeling sluggish

    Alfa Giulietta
    All, Wondering if anyone has some experience of this. My G is now on 8500 miles and is booked in for service in 2 weeks. This will include oil change an inspection, but I don't believe it includes air filter change, but will do this myself. Thing is, in the last few weeks I have noticed it...
  9. Feeling chuffed

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I feel compelled to share how chuffed I was with the 159 the other night. Everything was on point, Alfatune remap giving me the beans when overtaking and it's amazing how you can just keep laying the power on, it was just creamy Hearing The Wizard exhaust giving enough noise to let you know you...
  10. Feeling a little smug at the moment

    South Africa
    I've got a BMW E90 driving mate who always gives me serious stick when anything minor goes wrong with my Alfa's. So I had to feel a little bit smug when a few months ago his beemer left him stranded when a VANOS sensor failed (cost him nearly R10K) then this week he messaged me to say that it's...
  11. New Alfa owner and already feeling the pain!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi I am new to the forum and also to Alfa Romeo. I live in Adelaide, South Australia and recently purchased a 2002 Spider Veloce. The car looks amazing and the few times I have driven it I haven't been able to keep a smile off my face. Unfortunately I already have a problem with the roof...
  12. Anyone feeling particularly helpful? k120 pressure sensor

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello, I'm having some woes getting the air con to work correctly. The compressor will engage, but the fan won't come on and the pressure gets dangerously high. I was wondering if anyone had a spare five minutes to tell me what the resistance was between the supply and earth pins on their...
  13. Increasing feeling of dread..... Squealing noise

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Since i've had it, my 159 2.4 Ti has made a kind of 'distant police siren' noise from the turbo. It's remapped etc. and the noise hasn't got any louder so i though all was ok. But now, most times when i first pull away, i get a squealing noise like a slipping belt... but having read a bit...
  14. that feeling when....

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    your turning your new stretch bolts when doing a head gasket change and they start creeking....... pants poo time!!
  15. Feeling a bit deflated......

    Alfa 164 & 166
    ....air bag warning light has come on,on dash:( Have not looked into this yet but some good tips from previous threads on this subject,connectors under passenger seat seems a common cause. Is it correct that even if you find the fault and rectify it,the air bag light still stays on and you...
  16. Feeling nostagic...

    Alfa 164 & 166
    I followed a lovely silver 166 2.5 (W606) on the coastbound M20 on Saturday. Four occupants, looked very comfortable - unlike me in a FIAT buzzbox. Made me feel all nostalgic for those 166 days of yore...
  17. FSDs feeling knackered, Bilstein replacement?

    Alfa GTA
    Car rides not well and I think that almost 3 years of B road thrashing with lowering springs has done for them. Been thinking of Bilstein B8 to replace them?
  18. Rough feeling on bonnet !

    Car Detailing
    3 month old mito distinctive (alfa red) washed and dried car the other day after drying looks clean enough but ran hand over and paint feels kinda rough ? A guy at work used to have a valeting business thinks dealer not removed protective coating properly ? Am bit reluctant to go back to dealer...
  19. Rear wheel steer " feeling "

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    For a long period of time I've heard people talk on here about the rear set ups on GTV's and have you felt its active rear steer. So please, in your best poetic descriptive manor can you please describe this phenom for me. Thanks
  20. Feeling the love....

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Recently picked up my 166 after getting rid of my baby - a 155 with 3.0 24v conversion.... Expected to be disappointed but I'm absolutely made up! Obviously not as quick, but not as much of a difference and handling - my 155 had coilovers, fat Whiteline ARBs and a Q2 yet the handling isn't as...
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