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  1. Alfa Giulietta
    Is there a proper bracket and extinguisher for the Giulietta? Not some spurious part but a genuine alfa one?
  2. General Motoring Discussion
    https://www.gpone.com/en/2019/03/15/motoe/a-short-circuit-caused-the-fire-in-jerez.html A short circuit destroyed the entire electric motorcycle sport!
  3. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    147 diesel 2003 Would not turn over then called the RAC. Battery good its new. Did loads of tests tried bridging starter checked fused and relays plugged in no fault codes tried both keys nothing. Told me it's the starter. Paid 50 quid replaced starter with second hand starter still nothing...
  4. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello All, (this may be abit of a novel) I'm abit of a noob and this is my first post. Technical jargon will go over my head so any help would be greatly appreciated but layman's terms would be preferential. The story and journey begins back in October when I purchased my 159 Ti TBI with just...
  5. Alfa 164 & 166
    I can hear the throttle fluttering in the throttle body. When i disconnected it I was able to idle my way home. I have no diagnostic tool yet, so I dont know it the problem is the throttle potentiometer at the pedal end, or the throttle body. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
  6. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Help needed guys. My mates got a 156 and he just can't get it start. He reckons the fuel pump is priming but no fuel is getting to the engine. He's tried the inertia switch and it was up but he's pushed it down and still nothing. He's changed the pump relay, cam angle sensor still nothing. Any...
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have an issue with my 147 1.6 tspark. I have previusley owned a 147 and 156 tspark 1.6 and this new car i have feels done on power. The car itself idles well, but splutters when cold when applying throttle. I have schanged the MAF for a known good one. Also on my computer it shows bank 1...
  8. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 156 decided it was too cold and windy up in newcastle last night and set itself on fire in the carpark at 5am in the morning! i was half waken up by the non stop car alarm screaming, thinking to myself, whose bloody car is it. got up, looked out of the window, couldnt believe my eyes. i...
  9. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Code light wouldn't go out, engine would not fire. The answer was the ECU power up relay (£8.50 from Alfa). There are two located side by side on a relay bank under the plastic cover of the F/O/S wheel. One powers the other which in turn powers up the ECU. An easy check if you have the same...
  10. General Alfa Discussion
    Pulled over on the hard shoulder of the motorway after smelling burning plastic..........
  11. Alfa MiTo
    Has anyone heard of MiTo's cathing fire?:cry: Saw this on ebay today and wondered if it was a result of a collision or sudden combustion :eek: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2010-Alfa-Romeo-MiTo-Lusso-1-4-Black-DAMAGED-/190461037495?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item2c585ccbb7#ht_2019wt_1141
  12. Alfa Giulietta
    Collected a new Guiletta today from Budgens in Telford and drove it back to Bolton, good service from Jamie at the dealers. (Looks fantastic in the bright sunshine) 1.4 MA with leather, met red, 18 inch wheels, big brembo brake option and more gadgets. At an odometer reading of 162 miles hit a...
  13. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    my car was running fine when i parked up but was low on fuel left it for one day and when i cam to use it again it refuses to fire engine turns over fine no warnig lights on dash to say anythig wrong and keycode light extiguishes i thought it may just be out of petrol so i put in a gallon but...
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello all, I am new to this site but have found it a great help already and hope some of you can help me with this problem I have on my 156 V6 2.5 2000reg. I replaced the alternator recently and after completing the works the car has developed what seems like a bad miss fire between 2500 -...
  15. General Alfa Discussion
    Sad to report the demise of a 156 on the M6 at jnt 1 Southbound this afternoon. When I passed the front had burnt out but the driver was safe; anyone on here? But it wasn't as bad as the Focus that was well ablaze on the M25 just past London Colney tonight, flames were 15 feet or so in the air...
  16. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, Having a few problems with starting my 2 ltr spider most of the time! Sometime's it just fires straight up but most of the time it takes a few attemps, it usually goes if i wiggle the injector wires or unplug the switch just below the injector rail which sits on the inlet manifold just above...
  17. General Alfa Discussion
    Hi, Just wondering if anyone knew what size fire extinguisher would be adequate for putting out a car fire? If nobody on here has any idea I'll ask one of our Fire Risk Consultants (I work in risk management) but would rather not as their explanations tend to go on and on and on and on...
  18. Alfa GTA
    My pride and joy caught on fire the other night, Looks like it started in the dash. Noticed it on fire and attacked it with the garden hose but to no avail had the fire fighters rock up after about 20 mins and put it out. Complete write off, As I said looks like it has started in the dash and...
  19. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Before we all go starting a panic.... its not the timing belt. I know it was low on fuel last night when I got home..... and I park the car facing up a drive on an incline. When I went out this morning she won't start. I put a can of petrol in and still no joy. Tried pressing the fuel switch...
  20. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    my alternator had been whining for about 6 months until today that is, there i am going down the a11 towards norwich when i notice the car changing tune, looking out of the back window i notice quite a bit of blue smoke, i think of s**t there goes my turbo, so i pull over sharpish, open the...
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