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  1. Fun fixing a wreaked Spider!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Well I bought a 2000 2.0 Phase 2 Spider last week. Well most of one.... It had a frontal crash in 2012 and has been worked on but not finished. It's silver with black cloth interior and when I am finished the plan is for it to be the factory yellow with blue Lusso leather interior. It looks...
  2. Fixing 147 boot actuator

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 147's boot stopped opening when pressing the related keyfob button or the boot release button on the dash. The actuator was heard like working just fine but could not open the boot. The problem is that the actuator has plastic gears inside, which they tend to break. The fix is to replace the...
  3. Lock replacement. fixing, falling into the door

    Alfa Giulietta
    The left front lock was ruined. I bought a breakdown. The lock insert was made for the key. Working perfectly. Then came the surprise. The ear fell into the door. It was a great job. But at least good now
  4. Looks like it's Alfa fixing season!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Looks like it's Alfa fixing season! So I was going to do an oil change... And once I've done the oil change I can do an ECU and throttle reset... But then the wishbones started squeaking... Replacing the wishbones involves removing the shock absorbers... If I'm doing that, I may as well fix my...
  5. Vacuum gauge fixing point

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hello, Does anyone have any idea where it is best to fix a vacuum gauge to a Giulietta 1.4 MA. I obviously need a vac line/port past the throttle body. I can only see 2 that would be obvious to use, one is the line to the Fuel pressure regulator which I gather is a no go for vacuum testing...
  6. Fixing leather door cards

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Just bought my 159 recently and both door cards on the back are not fitted properly as shown in the pictures. They are loose and have alot of air in them and are not soft to the touch like the ones in the front. Anyone knows how to fix this please? Thanks ?
  7. Trim fixing plug(?)

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    OK I'm not really sure what you call it and after searching on the internet I can't find anything, but I need a plug, clip, screw or a pin or something to reattach the trim for the fuse box cover under and to the right of the steering wheel [for a phase 2 916 spider]. Any ideas what it's called...
  8. Engine tray fixing bolts

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi had the tray off last week to sort out the rusty subframe,and have a selection of different bolts holding it on. Does anybody know (apart from Alfa) where I can get the wide headed allen bolts from ???
  9. Headlight Bolt Fixing

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I've been doing a bit of a front end strip down and immediately faced with the issue of removing the headlights. I've had to drill out 4 bolts due to 2 shearing and 2 spinning. Could anyone tell me the type of fixing for the outer bolts, I have no idea what they are called. If I can't find...
  10. Mito roof bar fixing points - play

    Alfa MiTo
    Got a standard 2009 Mito Lusso and have been running it with roof bars attached for the last six months, carrying either a couple of bikes or a surf board. When I fitted it there was no play at all. I've noticed now that whilst nuts connecting the feet are still tight, it seems to have developed...
  11. Fixing my Issues 1 by 1 Thread - 147 JTD | Current: fixing the low MPG

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Feels down on power, turbo doesn't whine anymore, no surge of power when it kicks in Hello all. I've bought this car a year and a half ago, and it hasn't been that bad to me, except a few issues with it that I will start addressing this weekend (starting from tomorrow). Info on car: 2002...
  12. Finally got round to fixing battery in boot

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Well i got round to fixing the battery in the boot and while ive got the carpet up fixing the rust holes etc im running the positive from the front next to the wiring harness should end up nice and neat. And i know what your thinking ... Yes it is a clean rust free boot for an old car...
  13. Timing Belt tensioner fixing stud

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Guys, I need some help. I experienced a metallic grinding noise whilst running my 159 2.4 JTDm and investigation revealed that the tensioner pulley had failed sheering off the sliding fixing stud. Any idea's where I can find a replacement stud? I have bought a complete timing belt kit...
  14. Whilst 'fixing' washer issue I pulled somthing off....

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, A few nights ago my washer jets stopped working so had a poke around in the engine bay and found where it was leaking but somthing fell off whilst I was rooting around and I don't know where it should live. (Need some black washer hose and a joining piece if anyone can reccomend a...
  15. False alarms: fixing the elusive tilt sensor

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    After its 2 month winter holiday on axle stands, my 147 alarm is playing up intermittently. The other day it was OK for almost 24hrs. Yesterday it went off twice so I locked the car on the key. This morning it it went off within 2 minutes of locking the car on the fob. Then again a few minutes...
  16. Onto the general fixing up

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    With the help of a number of members I've got the issues sorted on my car, I've actually found out from a specialist that my car is actually a phase 2 despite being told it was on the cross over. The car sailed through its MOT, well apart from high emmisions, but whilst lying under the car...
  17. Worth Fixing?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Alfa 166 2004, (pre face-lift) blew its heater core rather spectacularly about 3 months ago. Not so much a problem, but it seems it took out the transmission computer in the process. I figured my beloved Alfa was beyond help, but now it seems it may be possible to resurrect it. My mechanic...
  18. Failed MOT! Fixing centre seat belt ??

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just had a call from my wife. The GT has failed because the rear centre seat belt won't unreel. Stupidly I didn't check that beforehand, not that it has ever been used. So I asked her to do the obvious things - moving seat back up and down, jerking, feeding it back in but no luck. Any thoughts...
  19. 156 (51-reg) belly pan replacement and fixing?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello all, the belly pan (or whatever they might be called on an Alfa) on my wife's 156 is in a bit of a state. A while back it lost two of its fixings and started sagging at the back. Losing its shape over time, it was only a couple of inches from the ground until I used some stiff wire to...
  20. Lower Dashboard Cover Retainer / Fixing P/N

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Anyone know what the part number of this is? I managed to snap one of the two that hold the kick panel on the under side of the dashboard today :(