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  1. Power Steering Fluid Recommendations Please!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello all, I need to replace my power steering fluid. At the moment it’s clear no colour. Is this normal? Either way it’s getting changed. Its a 2001 Petrol Manual 2.0L T-Spark 147. Can anyone recommend which fluid to get and the volume of capacity since it’ll probably be flushed out? Many...
  2. Fluid everywhere :-(

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Once again I've been trying to transport 2 drinks from KFC to home (Black Coffee and Diet Coke) the cup holder provided by KFC which was placed at an angle in the passenger footwell decided to release the cups when stopping at a junction. I thought I was being clever by not using the centre...
  3. Power steering fluid leak?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi All, I noticed earlier this week that the 166 was making strange noises on full lock as Mrs G was turning the car round before heading off to work. Sure enough, I checked the fluid level today and it is very low (only just reaching the bottom of the dipstick). So I guess I have a leak...
  4. Penetrating Fluid

    General Motoring Discussion
    Have been working on my own cars for years, mainly Rover's, Alfa Romeo's and Lancia's. There's one thing though that tends to puzzle me sometimes, and how people rave about it so much, and that's the subject of penetrating fluid. Plus Gas, WD40, Triflow, P Blaster - there's loads of them. I...
  5. Brake fluid quantity

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Sorry, really quick one. Does anyone know the brake fluid capacity for a Gtv 2000? I’ve changed it before but can’t for the life of me find any reference to how much fluid was needed.
  6. Powering steer fluid

    Alfa GTA
    Hi all Can someone advise how I should check the power steering fluid on my GTA I checked it with the engine cold and it sat on the min line then checked hot and its at the max line. The power steering pump is noisy even on the move so just need to rule low fluid out. It's noisy once engine...
  7. Washer bottle venting fluid

    Alfa Stelvio
    Hi all, Got an issue with my windscreen washer bottle ejecting fluid into the engine bay which is making a bit of a mess as I'm trying to keep the bay clean.. I posted over at and haven't had any replies to say anyone has experienced the same issue. However, I reckon most of...
  8. power steering fluid.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Just got my 159 back from the garage and noticed a whining noise coming from the steering wheel that wasnt there before it went in. I opened up the bonnet and checked the fluid and its dark brown. Correct me if im wrong but shouldnt it be red. there seems to be spillage of brake fluid in the...
  9. Is this Stop Leak ok and what steering fluid from ECP

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    is this stuff ok in the 159 16v 1.9 sportswagon? (Wynns Power Steering Stop Leak 125ml) also is there a power steering fluid i can get from euro car parts...
  10. 159 1.9 sportswagon STEERING FLUID LEAK. NEW RACK?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    after spending last few days reading this forum and hoping it was just the pas reservoir ive had another good luck at the car today an noticed a lead this is under the car behind the driver side wheel. is this something that can fixed rather then replaced? can i just replace the gaitors or is it...
  11. 164 3.0 power steerin fluid

    Alfa 164 & 166
    hi, having the steering fluid changed, what's the best to use dexron wise? and how many litres thanks in advance
  12. Windshield fluid tank leaks - info

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi When I add liquid to the top of the tank it leaks little where the arrow points on the photo. Any ideas???
  13. Brake fluid change

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi guys If I change the brake fluid at home on my 2014 Mito will that also change the fluid within the ABS module or do I need a dealership with computers to open/close valves within the ABS module to achieve a complete change? Thanks for your help.
  14. Correct red fluid

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys, first time poster, long time lurker. I have got the dreaded steering grind/whine noise, leading me to believe (I hope) that I need to change the reservoir and fluid. My car is the 159 1.9 JTDM Lusso (07/08). It has 74,000 miles on the clock. Upon checking the fluid, it has the red...
  15. Replaced "sealed for life" gearbox fluid

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So after reading through multiple thread and guides on here. i decided to change the transmission fluid, the behavior of gearbox isn't the best, hesitate to change, grumpy etc. I've done staged transmission fluid changes on other cars in the past, so it was pretty run of mill. I didn't use...
  16. Spider Hood Fluid Top-up.. How to?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Folks, think I need to top up the hydraulic fluid for the electric hood in my Spider. Can't see how to do it, anyone done this already? Cheers!
  17. 156 1.9 JTD power steering fluid

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    How much fluid is in the 156 1.9 JTD power steering?
  18. Fluid on drivers mat??

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    After fixing the fuel pump last night I noticed fluid on the drivers mat, slightly oily so not water or coolant I don't think. Thought it might be related to 'sticky clutch pedal' e.g. leaking clutch master but that seems dry.. Sticking clutch 'might' have been caused by the corrosive...
  19. PAS Fluid Leak/ PAS Pump change?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, after some help for my 1999 GTV V6. I have a pas leak. After changing the usual metal pipe that was covered in chemical metal and changing the hose for good measure I still have a leak in the same area, my next guess would be the PAS Pump itself or should I be looking elsewhere? Has...
  20. No brake fluid to right rear caliper!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have just replaced the pistons in the rear brakes and new pads all round and I have tried to bleed the brakes but the last nipple didn't let any fluid out so I removed the brake line from the caliper and nothing is coming out even after many hard pumps of the brake pedal. The line in moving up...