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  1. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hello, i own a 156 selespeed, i stupidly let the fluid get low and put in automatic transmission fluid (texamatic 7045e) in an emergency. Ever since then my light will not stop flashing on the dashboard and it wont let me start the car. Is this to do with the fact i never used selespeed oil...
  2. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Dear all: Did anyone know where I can availablet to buy a bottle of hydrulic fluid Tutela GI/R or Dexron IID . In Asia? My spider need to drink this ! Did anyone hear about this brand Gulf ATF DX II or 2.5 Gallons Hydraulic Fluid and you can visit this...
  3. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Dear all : I have question about , is BMW hydraulic fluid can use in Alfa spide. everybody say Tutela GI/R for Spide, and also can use Dexron IID , And Tutela GI/R is impossible to buy in my place. this is the other big problem, so... I get crazy to think can I just use hydraulic fluid...
  4. Alfa GTA
    Hello My GTA just flashed a low brake fluid light after just 1400+km. Is that possible? Is this just an electrical problem or a real problem? Should I consult a dealer or can I just do it myself about it. Thanks a bunch!
  5. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello .. have been having a real grinding noise when turning right and the garage say the pipe to the power steering needs replacing as its leaking fluid ... they have topped it up and the noise has now gone but gonna cost £215 quid to replace, does this sound about right or does the fluid only...
  6. Introduce Yourself
    Hi, have just registered, I drive a 147 53 plate 16V T Spark, have had some funny grinding noises when turning right, been to the garage and they say the pipe to the power steering needs replacing, they have topped up the fluid and it seems ok now (no noises), but they say it will continue to...
  7. General Alfa Discussion
    Hi Lads, If a power steering fluid leak in my 156 sportwagon. I'm bringing it to the dealer in about 2 hours time to get sorted. The noise is horrendous when turning the wheel :( My point tho: Is it safe to drive? The dealers about 7 miles away, and I'm concerned that if I drive it - I may do...
  8. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, Just a quick question. The black tube which comes out of the top of the power steering reservoir (basically comes out of the top near the unscrewable cap and then returns back down into the corner of the reservoir) does not connect back into the corner cos the pipe looks to have split ...
  9. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi everybody, Has anybody else had a problem with their power steering? Mine seems to have lost fluid through the reservoir cap, and I was wondering if anybody else has had the same thing. The pump started to make some noise today and the AA guy has told me to get it booked in as the cap is a...
  10. Alfa 164 & 166
    The other day the brake fluid / handbrake warning light came on and has not gone off since. There is plenty of brake fluid in the resevoir and the pedal feels the same as it ever has. The handbrake is releasing fine. I'm out of ideas and am loath to ring a dealer to be told that I would have...
  11. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, just checked my power steering fluid level and it was fine but the fluid looked grey/black! Can't be good right?
  12. General Alfa Discussion
    Ya think windscreen washer fluid goes off? A week after my indy topped it up as part of the service it, really stinks of rotten eggs everytime I use the washer fluid. Naturally this leads to sideways glances in the car:lol: I've heard a few theories on the cause such as a reaction with water...
  13. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, My 156 is leaking brake fluid, I would say 1 litre every month. at a guess I thought it was the slave cylinder but I have a puddle under the car where it is parked and my thinking is if it were the slave cylinder it would leak when the clutch pedal is depressed not when parked! The puddle...
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As I am reaching the 120 000km mark I should be replacing my brake fluid as recommended by the owners book. If I am not mistaken the car runs on the tutela Top 4 brake fluid, which is DOT 4. I am thinking of upgrading it to DOT 5.1 as I have read that dot 5 is the history books or something...
  15. General Alfa Discussion
    Quick Q for all online - got a low brake fluid warning on the way to work in the 156 GTA. Don't have the manual in the car or my electronic version in my laptop, so wanted to check what brake fluid the GTA takes (as I have a Halfords a few minutes down the road). The Alfa Workshop says that the...
  16. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    i guess its a good thing I didnt fix anything yet as the list keeps getting longer :( the latest gripe is on the way home last night the brake fluid/handbrake warning started flashing, then got intermittently faster and faster. pulled over, switched off for a min, started off again, and a...
  17. Alfa GTA
    Am gonna put some race brake fluid in for my trip to the ring. Anybody know how much a 147 gta holds? Thanks 4 your help.
  18. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I know this has been around a few times, but i am a little bit worried and want to settle this. I noticed today my gear display flashes occaisionally in 1st and 2nd gears, but goes away after that. After checking the forum - it was suggested the fluid level in my Selespeed reservior was low...
  19. General Alfa Discussion
    I'm thinking of replacing the brake fluid in my MG with some silicone brake fluid - however, I've heard it can knacker the brake seals - does anyone know if this is true? Thanks :)
  20. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I had a random 'low brake fluid level' warning the other day (nothing since so may have been a glitch) so thought I'd check the fluid level myself. How do I know it's full enough? at the mo it just comes up high enough to cover the bottom of the little filter insert (if that makes sense) I...
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