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  1. Alfa 147 flat battery

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi I've just bought an alfa 147 05 plate, 3 days in battery has gone dead? I couldn't open the car and manoeuvre without the alarm going off. Rightly or wrongly i don't know! but whilst the alarm was going off i jump started the car. Alarm then went off, charged the car battery for 24 hours...
  2. 1.7 Flat Four

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Just wondering if anybody has or knows of a 1.7 Boxer that has the removable cam covers. in other words looks identical to the 1.5 Twin Carb engines. I was told that the very early 33 1.7 had these fitted... This is just speculative at the moment...
  3. 159 tbi Lusso Battery keeps going flat

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I'm at my wits end and could do with some help.... :grumpy: Okay, I left it sat for over 2 weeks, but when I went back to drive it, battery had absolutely nothing to give. Called the AA, they got it going but the battery was reading 2 volts before they started it. I want to disconnect the...
  4. 2.4 smoke and very flat above 3000rpm

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Got a 159 2.4 200bhp and all was good have a hill i can measure it on and was as fast to top as 156 20v. Then one day it suddenly wasn't (sorry skyline who i covered in a freeking wacky races smoke screen). And its about 20mph down at top of hill. Fuel economy seems to have dropped too. No...
  5. Flat battery

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The battery on my GT goes flat if I don’t use the car every other day. Battery is only 2 years old. Any suggestions welcome.
  6. Flat Tyre - What do you do?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I did have an original scissor jack when I brought my Twin Spark, but it fell to bits. Given the problems we have bending the seam under the sills what do you do if you get a flat?
  7. flat spot on arm rest?

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi all the arm rest in Giulia has gone flat where my arm rests on it. Its not so obvious to look at, but run your hand over it and you can feel a dent. there is very little padding left there. My car is 7 months old, and has done 4300 miles or so. can you check yours to see if you have the...
  8. Flat battery

    Alfa Giulia
    Is it possible to hate and love something at the same time??:grumpy::rotate: Returned from 7 days holidays yesterday car was left in garage at home so flings the suitcases in then out to give my Misano Blue Veloce as Bazil Faulty would say a Dammed Good Thrashing brilliant what a car love it...
  9. QV flat battery; very odd. Is it just me?

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi all My 10 month old QV suffered a flat battery recently after opening the boot on the boot button when car was locked. I understand a battery cannot just discharge instantly, but it was all a little odd. The boot opened then 2 loud high-pitched alarms sounds. So I closed the boot lid but...
  10. flat battery

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    after a 2 week holiday in germany i return to find my GTV battey pretty much flat , car has been fine up to now . So whats the best way to jump start these cars , or what is there to watch out for if I remove the battery and charge it up, im worried about alarm problems
  11. 3.0l 24v flat spot

    South Africa
    morning guys, my babe all off a sudden developed this hesitance under load, it is if she has a flat spot, if rev goes over 3500/4000 rpm it is if she has a power band in her then she goes like the wind, but it is getting irritating can not enjoy her in this state, have checked MAF, changed spark...
  12. 3.0l 24v flat spot

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    morning guys, my babe all off a sudden developed this hesitance under load, it is if she has a flat spot, if rev goes over 3500/4000 rpm it is if she has a power band in her then she goes like the wind, but it is getting irritating can not enjoy her in this state, have checked MAF, changed spark...
  13. Flat battery 166?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Advice please Car stood all over Christmas and new year then started on the button Used for 2 days, 10 mile journeys, filled up with Sainsbury's super for a mere £61 plus change and next morning battery completely discharged Fitted a 7.2 amp battery to save any settings still memorised and...
  14. 156 Wont start after flat battery

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Ok, bought a 156 jts as a project car, previous owner said it had been stood for months so needed jump start but fired up first time. I started it several times on Saturday, no problem. Left it overnight then went and gave it a good clean on Sunday, poor battery charge plus doors open with...
  15. Flat Battery

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Gone to run my GTV V6 today and hey the battery is flat. I have a Boschs4005 maintenance free battery fitted as per attachment. YEAR-GURANTEE-HEAVY-DUTY-/390734746221?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item5af99b126d...
  16. 156 doesn't start after flat battery

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi I had a flat battery the other day, so I got the battery out and charged it over night. When I try to start the car the starter motor does not move , I also tried to jumpstart the car via a jump-start cable with another car same thing. There is power and the radio and remote lock works ...
  17. Step nose (flat) dash

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi all, A friend is in the process of restoring a 1967 GT Junior fitted with the flat dash. The dash that came with the car is beyond repair/restoration. Any pointers where we could look for this variety of rocking horse doodoo (must be RHD of course) any pointers much appreciated.
  18. flat spot on 156 1.8 ts

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all,am trying to see if anyone as come across the problem of engine flat spot at around 4/4500 revs,just dosen't seem to want to rev up to maximum.Any help would be appriciated thanks mechanico
  19. 156 JTS won't start after re-charging flat battery.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    We retired our 156 in the summer. I drove it into our garage and forgot about it. I thought the time was right to bring it back to life today. The battery was completely flat so I re-charged it and was so looking forward to hearing the old girl burst back into life. But, instead of the usual...
  20. 1.9jtdm flat performance?

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    hope some clever people can help? Ive recently purchased my GT and trying to sort out a few issues. It kinda feels more like an N/a than a turbo diesel. This tends to get worse as the car warms up. It has a bit of a lumpy tickover and black smoke for approx. 2 mins on startup and also a bit of...