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  1. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi I recently bought a 2002 spider and basically took the previous owners word that the electric roof worked (was raining heavily when I collected the car). Just tried it for the first and it's painfully slow and then eventually stops mid way. There appears to be an empty fluid resovoir on the...
  2. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Can anyone confirm the specification for the correct power steering fluid for the 159. At the moment I have the red fluid in mine its a 2.4 d Dec2006 and iI assume its non synthetic and the green stuff is full synthetic. Its just started to rumble on first start up. The red is probably GI/e is...
  3. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi guys, I have a GTV twin spark which had the handbrake light coming on when it shouldn't. Since the hand brake is working fine, I'm assuming I need to top up my brake fluid. Does anyone have any recommendations for what brake fluid to use? Much appreciated! :-) el00oc
  4. General Motoring Discussion
    I have noticed the steering grumbling a bit on the S4 when reversing off our drive (involves full lock, and of course the car is cold). Checking the power steering fluid, it's pretty low - only just on the dipstick. So good news I think, an easy fix hopefully. Unless of course it's low because...
  5. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have the dreaded power steering noise,it starts after a mile or so and whines in proportion to the revs,but makes a different noise when under load and cornering particularly on right hand (roundabouts)I have had the pas fluid changed from Red to g.i.r. Green but it hasn't made any difference...
  6. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have been given Tutela CS Speed fluid by a dealership as power steering fluid, is this the same as GI-R? Any help/advise?
  7. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi everyone, I've just got a new rad as the old one has a big leak, I've read up a bit on how to fit it, seems ok, but wondered if the bumper needs to come off or not? Also wondered how much coolant it takes? Not at home at the moment so don't have the figures to hand. Hoping for some decent...
  8. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, and happy new year. Mine has been greeted with a couple of problems, well the 156 is getting on a bit (04 JTD 16v). I fixed an air bag warning light thanks to help from the many previous posts - it seems to have been the dicky connector under the passenger seat. Just as I was feeling...
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    2003 1.9 JTD 156 facelift model I need to top up my brake fluid. Popping to the motor factors today I have read I should look for a Dot 4. Is this right and is the brand important?
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'm living a cold climate..and my power steering start to make noises, same as my 159 did. Should I put in new Dexron II or get the green fluid? I can pick between Ford's red or green steering fluid, because that's what I got in my locker. :D
  11. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Amateur question time, I apologise! Getting a grinding noise when turning full lock at low speeds on my GT 1.8TS, from threads on here think it might be power steering fluid. Can someone confirm that the reservoir in the picture is the actually the steering fluid place, as the user manual is...
  12. Alfa MiTo
    Hi everyone. My MiTo washer fluids had stopped working. But only for the front and read window, the headlight washer works fine. I though that the reserve of water was empty so I refilled it but, it continues to malfunction. The only difference is that now I get a smell of fluid in the cabin...
  13. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I have just changed the brake master cylinder as the brake pedal had developed the unnerving practice of sinking slowly to the floor with my foot resting on it when the car was stationary. I need to fill the cylinder and reservoir obviously but it's probably a good time to flush fresh fluid...
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi I recently bought a Alfa Romeo 156, 1.6L Tspark engine, 2000modell. Ive had some problems with the engine stopping when i hit low RPM. Usally when i stop the car before a red light, lets say i put it in netural, the RPM arrow goes down to 0rpm and then goes up to 1000rpm. It does this a...
  15. Alfa GTA
    Mine looks a bit browner than enough. What does it take? Just flicked through the handbook, can't find the reference? Anyone know off hand? Ta Andy Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
  16. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    This is probably an incredibly stupid question but how do I check the brake fluid level (1996 alloy top 2.0ts), I assumed I would just look at it in the reservoir but it is opaque and there is some sort of button on top which says press to check? What exactly am I looking for when I press it...
  17. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello! I have a 159 sw 1,9 jtdm 2007 wich recently developed the famous steering groan. Ive read about the reservoir problem and im confident thats where my problem is. The car has done 170.000km (105.000 miles) and has red/brown fluid in. The general solution seems to be changing the...
  18. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi. I have been looking thro the threads on here and making a list of things I need to check/do. Forgive me if this has been covered elsewhere.. My 57 plate lusso has the dreaded red PAS fluid. I have been advised by 2 very good garages that there is a small chance of ruining the whole rack/pump...
  19. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 147 Selespeed is dropping loads of fluid through the breather on the reservoir cap. I have only just been able to confirm this as I was not sure where the leak was coming from. The reason I'm sure that it is from the breather is by adding a catch can beneath the breather tube...
  20. Alfa Giulietta
    Just reached 13000 miles and I am sure they will need topping up. What are thr recommended makes for a Giulietta 1.4 TCT?
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