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  1. Brake Fluid Leak

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi all! I have a MiTo QV which I adore to death. The other night the brake fluid warning light came up so I pulled into the next servo and checked and sure enough the level was just above the min mark. I bought super dot4 fluid immediately topped it up to max. 30 Km's later it was back to just...
  2. 159 Ti brake fluid change.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Having done some reading on here im still confused as to how to replace my fluid on my 159 ti. I was just gonna use standard dot 4 and the old topping up the fluid method untill new fluid is at each nipple but im readimg about the abs pump needing activated. Any help or info would be apperiated.
  3. Power steering fluid

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi just bought 2006 159 and very concerned as I noticed some mention of green fluid. Should mine have the green fluid if so what can I do if it is not . Is this serious problem or just a remove flush and replace.
  4. Washer fluid leak

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all I found the other day that water wouldnt come out my rear washer anymore, not long after i found the tank of fluid id filled up had ran dry, putting 2 and 2 together I filled it back up and ran the rear washer again then looked under the car. Right in the area where the washer is water...
  5. 1999 2.0TS Rear brake bleeding. Got fluid to rear compensator, BUT....

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    So i've just had to replace my rusted brake lines from the bulkhead back because at the time the flaring tool i had wouldn't grip the steel lines. Just been trying to bleed the system, got nothing at the rear so went to the the fronts, which bled perfectly. Back to the rear and nothing, the...
  6. Do you need to change brake fluid when changing ABS Pump ?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I am changing or reconditioning my ABS pump but my Alfa Specialist and the ABS guy hes called the "ABS Doctor" have different views on changing brake fluid when changing the ABS Pump. My Alfa Specialist insists the brake fluid needs to be changed when changing the ABS Pump. But the ABS Doctor...
  7. '98 3.0 GTV power steering fluid capacity

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all i have a slight leak of power steering fluid and have bought a can of "stop leak" as a temporary fix. does anyone know the fluid capacity of the system as the "stop leak" stuff needs to added as a 5% ratio i've been unable to find this info as yet and hope someone knows. cheers
  8. Brera 3.2 power steering fluid capacity?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Simple question how much power steering fluid/oil will my Brera take to reach the max level on the dip stick after its drained. Only reason I ask is because I can only find 1 litre bottles of the fluid/oil and I can't see in the owners manual the actual capacity for the fluid/oil Cheers.
  9. Lost brake fluid reservoir cap, will 147 cap fit?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Like a total knob I checked the brake fluid, screenwash etc, but looks like I forgot to replace the cap on the brake fluid reservoir. The cap is now lost. The localish breakers yard have no 159's but do have a couple of 147's does anyone know if a 147 cap will fit a 159?? In the underbonnet...
  10. Anti-Pollen Filter Clogged & Excessive Radiator fluid on start?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Guys, Random dash message I've been having for a month or two, only usually appears on first start or if left for a few hours between starting. Car usually struggles to get going, but afterwards everything is fine. The messages are: Anti-Pollen Fliter Clogged Excessive Radiator Fluid I'm...
  11. Loosing coolant fluid

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi guy's, i've just noticed that i'm loosing coolant fluid from expansion bottle, i've checked all over for any leaks but can't seem to find any, had car upto running tempreture and got pressure in system but can't see any leaks from anywhere at all, anyone got any idea's or am i missing...
  12. Losing brake fluid - clutch slave cylinder???

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey All, Hopefully someone can give their opinion here as to what might be happening. I have an '06 156 1.6 (running fine on LPG). On cornering, normally, the low brake fluid warning alarm has begun to come on. Checked and the reservoir is low - but not dangerously! Car is running fine so...
  13. Excessive radiator fluid + Coolant everywhere!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I recently changed the EGR cooler (fun job), put everything back to normal. Couple weeks ago. Since then, 3-4 times I get "Excessive radiator fluid...Stop engine" Temp gauge hits maximum. I pull over. Bonnet open. Coolant is gushing everywhere, seems to be forcing itself out where the hose...
  14. Brake Fluid

    Alfa GTA
    Getting my calipers refurbed installing braided hoses and so will need to replace the fluid. Is it DOT4 or DOT5 for the 147GTA? Thanks, Pete
  15. Power steering fluid query

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Reading through a few bits of info on the 159, it appears that there was an issue about steering fluids??. Green better than red?. Just checked my new to me 159 Ti and it is red. Should it be green then or not?. If so is it advisable to replace it or can it cause issues?
  16. Tutela PAS Fluid

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello Everybody, After 4 years I have recently sold my remapped was a bundle of fun but was becoming too expensive to maintain:depressed: Anyway, I have 2 litres of the GI/R Tutela PAS fluid ( the green stuff ) that I have never used. If anybody wants it and they live in South...
  17. How to remove brake fluid reservoir?

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Dear Friends, This maybe trivial but I don't want to risk anything here. My brake master cylinder/reservoir is leaking at the seal on master vac side and I don't know how to fix it. I also bought a new master cylinder (since the genuine master cylinder is old already) and another option I...
  18. Fluid leak on 147 Ducati Corse, plus a bit of "steam" advice appreciated

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone, Been trying to track this problem down for a while now, there's some sort of fluid dripping from my DC - I don't think it's oil as it "appears" to be clear, but it is oily/greasey to the touch. Anyway after a long drive waiting up a traffic light I noticed a bit what looked like...
  19. Brake Fluid in the Vacuum Air Valve

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I've decided to tackle my brake issues head on by no longer applying careful thought and logic (which has got me nowhere in the last year) and attacking the whole system and throwing money at the problem! Today I removed the rear brake servo and, when I removed the "vacuum air valve" found a...
  20. Alternative to Tutela GI/R power steering fluid?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All, I am struggling to find the recommended Tutela power steering oil here in Tunisia. I have found a local garage selling this stuff: Will that do for a top up for my 3.2 159? It only needs a splash...... If...