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  1. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've had my 156 2.0TS for 3 months of carefree driving and it's happened - Selespeed problem. Started last night when I had to reverse into the drive; came to a stop (from forward) prior to selecting reverse and gear went straight into neutral and on came the selespeed warning caption...
  2. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I've searched around in the forum but can't seem to find the answer to my question. I've just got a 2001 147 1.6, and when I go around left hand bends (perhaps a little faster than normal!) the brake fluid level warning light comes on. As soon as I straighten out it goes away. There...
  3. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So I've got the brake pads and discs, if I'm going to change the brake fluid too, how many litres of the stuff (Dot4?) will I need? :rolleyes:
  4. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Dear all: I need your help, can anyone told me where is the hood pump resevoir, becasue i want to re-fill the fluid, and did anyone know what kind of fluid is the right one? because my car hood can't fully open
  5. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I'm a great fan of silicone brake fluid as its non corrosive and non hydroscopic. The only real downside is having to flush the system first so before I do, has anyone tried it on GTV? From my brief look, the fluid resevoir serves the clutch as well so any tips on draining/bleeding this would...
  6. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I want to replace the selespeed fluid on my 147. I did a search here but didn't come up with anything. I've bought a litre of new fluid from the Dealer will this be enough? Has anyone done this? Is there some form of drain plug? Cheers Jon
  7. General Alfa Discussion
    im needing some new pads and disks (and lines and fluid) so can someone recommend the best place for price AND delivery times, like i need them quick, my fronts are metal on metal if i brake heavily now... im after ferodo DS2500 pads for front and DS2000 for rear with any good quality cross...
  8. Alfa 145 & 146
    Greetings, I've got a slow leak of fluid from the power steering resovoir. Question is, is the steering rack a sealed unit, thus may need replacing, or could it just be a seal that is the culprit? Thanks
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hello all i seem to have a massive transmission fluid leak, i am making a mess on the drive and am putting a bottle of fluid in every 3 days, i am waiting for my garage to give me an apointment but while i am waiting, im trying to have a look at it myself ,am not too sure what i am looking for...
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, I currently have a problem with clutch where it offers no resistence and doesnt engage gears. Fluid level is below min. Problem is that when fluid is added to Reservoir it stays at the neck and doesn't flow down the container - it's prevented from doing so by a plastic seal near the neck...
  11. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Can I just top it up or does it need to be bled through? :confused:
  12. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    keeps comming on lately in heavy rain or if I go through heavy pubbles. doesnt stay on do, flicks on a bit and maybe stays on for 30 or 40 seconds, then goes off. Anyone else experienced this, fluid level is fine and brakes and clutch feel the same as when i got the car a year ago and the light...
  13. Alfa GTA
    Does anyone else experience their low break fluid alarm coming on when you fling the car very hard into a corner (mainly left in my case). Before anyone asks, I have checked the level manually and its fine.My old Leon Cupra used do do this aswell and its a bit embarasing when you have company...
  14. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    How many litres of brake fluid do i need for the GTV?
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Real stupid newbie question I know. I brought my '98 Alfa 156 for a NCT/MOT test a few months back, at this time the PAS was getting heavy at low speeds, and non existant when parked, though when I got the revs up it seemed to come back. It failed on tyre thread dept on a rear wheel (no mention...
  16. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I`ve done a few searches on how to replace the power steering oil/fluid but I`m a bit surprised that there isn`t a way of draining the old oil other than to crack a pipe off the pump. Is there really no proper drain point or anything? I can see lots of fluid going everywhere, including my face...
  17. Alfa 164 & 166
    Is it just me or is there now indicator for low windscreen washer fluid in the Alfa 166 ? I don't know how many times I have been driving around without windscreen washer fluid. /Morten
  18. General Alfa Discussion
    Is it just our cars or do all Alfa's use more oil & coolant during the warm weather:confused: Put around 1/2 litre of Selenia racing in each this evening & a splash of that Prestone ready mixed coolant top up in each:eek: Given the mileage both cars do & the speeds we drive at (about 500...
  19. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys was hoping someon might be able to advise what i should do - partway through a short trip yesterday i was accerlerating rather enthusiatically and noticed the brake/brake fluid light flicker - should i be worried? Can i just top up the brake fluid resevoir with Castrol Super DOT4 which...
  20. General Alfa Discussion
    While buying Selenia Racing for my GTA on impulse I picked up 2L of Tutela Extreme 5 (labelled for competition use) thinking this might be a good idea for a track day I was attending on Sat. http://www.viscosityoil.com/synthetic5.htm However my mechanic talked me out of using it because: a)...
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