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  1. Help - Power Steering Fluid Leak on 147

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 2001 147 has started to leak Power Steering Fluid from a small pin hole in one of the silver pipes connecting the flexi-hose at the coil to the flexi hose at the rack. Looks like it has been repaired before with metal glue of some sort. Does anyone know if the silver pipe can be replaced...
  2. How Much Brake Fluid Do I Need?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    How much brake fluid do I need to buy to completely bleed and refill the system? Castrol Response Super Dot 4 brake fluid is £10.49/litre at Halfords. Is there anywhere else, maybe even online, that sells it for considerably less?
  3. Alfa's fluid capacity...

    General Alfa Discussion
    Flicking through my owners manual last night, I stumbled across the stats towards the end... Did you know... (...drum roll please :D) a GT, with a full tank of fuel and all other fluids topped up to correct levels, you are carrying around the guts of 80L of fluids, coolants, oil, fuel etc if...
  4. Power steering fluid

    Alfa GTA
    My manual is currently packed away somewhere can anybody tell me what fliud I need for the power steering and whether I can get it from Halfords, I seem to be low and motor is noisey, probably have a leak :(
  5. Alfa 166 Sportronic Auto Trans Fluid

    Alfa 164 & 166
    I've been having some jerkiness in my 2000 Alfa 166 3.0 Sportronic, caused by the transmission. In experience, the first thing to do is to replace the transmission fluid, even though Alfa states the fluid is for life, when I replaced the fluid it worked smoother and the slippage was reduced...
  6. cheap brake fluid

    General Alfa Discussion
    Anyone got any suggestions for where I can find cheap brake fluid? I want to use Castrol Response (DOT4), cheapest I can find is £5/litre, anyone know anywhere cheaper? Cheers :)
  7. Brake Fluid?

    Alfa 155
    Im about to change discs and pads and Im intending to bleed fully the brake and clutch systems. Im planning on using AP Racing Formula DOT5.1 fluid. Anything against APRFF? Any better alternatives? I have requested price and delivery on 1.5ltrs, I hope this would be a sufficient amount? Cheers
  8. Brake fluid change

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Am I ok to change the brake fluid using an air powered brake bleeding kit that sucks the fluid from the bleed nipples or will this damage the ABS system & secondly how do i remove any fluid residue that will be in the ABS accumulator :)
  9. Things to consider on changing the brake fluid?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So... are there any special tricks regarding the change of brake fluid in a 156 ... Do I have to press the brake pedal, clutch pedal and keep my finger on the interior light switch while I empty the system??? Or do I just simply open the bleed nibbles and let it all just ... bleed out??? ...
  10. Brake Fluid Reservoir Cap on 147 1.6

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I was just checking my oil on Saturday and noticed for the first time on the top of the Brake Fluid Reservoir Cap a little rubber pipe with a right angle which did not appear to be connected to anything. Is this just a normal breather mechanism or has something dropped/pulled off it? :confused:
  11. about coolant fluid...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So I have heard that the 156 might eat about4 litres of coolant fluid(?) What brand should I buy for my 156? Should the coolant system be "flushed" first??? and if yes, how??? Are there different "rankings" for coolant fluids as there are for oils (synthetic, semisyntethic etc...) What's the...
  12. Power Steering Fluid Leeking

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Noticed earlier this week that something might be leaking from somewhere under the right hand side of the engine. Confirmed it today - no oil or water has been lost but the power steering fluid reservoir is on the minimum level. Fairly sure thats it as the stain left is not water and is too thin...
  13. steering fluid leak / garage recommendation

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hello chaps. I've got a steering fluid leaking from where the rack ends and the gator starts. Has anyone any experience of this and is the fix expensive? :confused: :confused: Also, I am about to move to Bournemouth, so can anyone recommend an independent Alfa specialist in the locale...
  14. Brake fluid loss

    Alfa 145 & 146
    my alfa's losing brake fluid at a rapid rate (needs topping up at 300 mile intervals). looks like it could be coming from the clutch slave cylinder. is anyone aware if this is easily accessible, or is it a gearbox out job? cheers, AA :(
  15. Brake Fluid for 156

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Newbie to this forum so hi! I need to top up my brake fluid (Alfa 156 2003 Turismo 1.6 petrol). A fairly simple thing, I thought, until I looked in the owners' handbook. Under fluids and lubricants, the book recommends "Tutela Car Top 4 for Alfa Romeo", or a fluid that meets "NHTSA no 116 DOT...
  16. How much brake fluid required?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I plan to fully bleed the system shortly and replace with new fluid. Any ideas on how much I need? Does not specify in the manual. Any recommendations for fluid or will I just stick to DOT4? Also, excuse my ignorance, but is the brake fluid the same fluid for clutch fluid? Do I need to do...
  17. Leak from my 147. Which fluid?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, Yesterday I went to set off in my 147 and suddenly by brakes went really spongey. I got out and noticed a leak from underneath the engine bay, quite a long trail. It didn't look like water but and I didnt have a cloth handy to check the levels properly. All were showing OK but the...
  18. Strange power steering fluid / noise problem

    General Alfa Discussion
    Dear Alfanatics, A strange one. Randomly, say every couple of months the power steering pump ejects a little fluid out of the reservoir and the pump makes an 'orrible screeching noise. New power steering rack and pump last time from an Alfa main dealer (don't ask how much!) seemed to fix the...
  19. Power Steering Fluid Question...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Checked fluid today 1st time ever to be honest and found level on min. Checked the car when was cold, is the correct way once the car has been driven ? and warm