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  1. Brakes, so much better now, found the problem!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    This post relates to the front calipers, and erratic excessive pedal travel. But first, rather than rehashing it in this thread, a bit of back story (related mostly to the rear brakes) can be found in this thread...
  2. Found out what the steering knock was

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Got some time to investigatetoday. I Thought it was blown out bushes on the lower wishbone, or a buggered rack, but it was just a loose steering rack bolt!! It’s a common problem apparently!? The knock from left to right is gone now, I’ve felt it flopping around for a while now, when i...
  3. totallyalfa rear 147 spacers found!!!!!!!!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    There are numerous threads concerning suspension springs in 147-156. Unfortunately the only available aftermarket springs are H&Rs and EIBACHs, which lower the cars between 3-5 cm which for many people is too low. Thanks to Fruity I learned that totallyalfa produced spacers for the front, which...
  4. Found all windows down this morning

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    When I got to my car this morning I found all windows were down and the boot lid popped, doors still locked. What could cause this? All windows were up & boot lid closed when I left it.
  5. who remembers the WHITE GT. found the old videos

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    who remembers the dreaded white Gt from 2014. i found the old pictures and videos on an old pc and thought its about time i did a youtube video on it. link in the video to the original thread on there.
  6. Stelvio Q Found Me and Brought Me Here

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello to all from TX USA !!:wavey: I hope you allow me to consider myself an Owner in the Alfa Owners group as I have made a deposit on a newly ordered Stelvio after watching a few really informative and exciting youtube videos. As a lifelong gearhead / hotrodder I found myself looking for a...
  7. New battery time... Bargain found, be quick!

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi All, had the original battery fail on my 7yo Giulietta over the weekend so have just ordered a replacement from Halfords. If you have a trade card you can get the Yuasa YBX7096 for £77.60...
  8. Found the rattle/knocking noise in the rear of the 159

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So I was installing some sound deadening into the boot, and thought I sort out that annoying knocking rattle that was coming from the parcel shelf. Turns out it was the amplifier main wiring harness backing on the bottom of the parcel shelf, there is a push in clip that bangs against the metal...
  9. Found a non-destructive way of freeing corroded MAF brackets and nuts

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Having tried to remove my corroded MAF brackets previously it resulted in spinning the captive bolt in the air box lid as the nuts were so corroded. Thinking I would have to cut them off, drill them out and fit new bolts as others on here had done previously there was nothing to lose making a...
  10. Media stick not found.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Last week I reset my AC and it's noticeably that's the good news! The bad news is that today I noticed that the"source" button on the steering wheel does not find the USB stick with my music in...worked fine before. I'm wondering if performing the reset with the stick plugged into...
  11. Found black hard pipe inside sunroof of my 156...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello. Recently I opened the sunroof of my 156 few times and found there is a black hard pipe came out near driver side which moved forward together with the sunroof window. And then I could take it our easily which the pipe contained grease (see photos). Does anyone know what it is and will it...
  12. Found a birds nest

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Hi all, I found this lot behind my stereo in my 159: Can someone tell me: What the brown connectors are for (the disconnected ones)? What is the black box for? Is this remnants of blue and me? Whats the multicoloured connector? Original or aftermarket? Do the steering wheel controls have...
  13. I thought I'd found her but it wasn't to be ☹️

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Every year when we go on holiday I dream of finding a barn find Alfa and today whilst driving through rural Provance I caught just a glimpse of what I knew was a Guilia in a field outside a ramshackle farm house. I slammed on the anchors and drove down the farm track and there she was, a tatty...
  14. bought 159 24hrs ago and the dealer wont resolve issues found

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys new here please help, I bought an Alfa 159 JTDm 1.9 estate yesterday. Drove well home but was having some issues with stalling. Thought maybe that was me. Go to the car today and the car doesnt start. It turns on, struggles and then switches off. After showing my mobile mechanic it...
  15. Found two bargains

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    The only thing stopping me from viewing either car is how far I'd have to travel, but someone on here may well be able to grab a bargain [emoji106] Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 T.Spark 16v 2dr Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Sat Nat Stopped Working - 0 Satellites Found

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Title says it all really. The sat nav thinks I'm stuck in Lochgelly !! 0 Satellites Found reported at the bottom of the screen. Been like this for a few weeks now. I have searched in this forum before posting and can't find anything similar. Google search suggests the aerial has failed, but I...
  17. More Bodged repairs found

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The story on the wife's 147 continues, After plenty of work on the rest of the engine and suspension and still being very low on power I decided to order a pair of new CAT's and today went to do the half hour job of changing them (forgot it was an Alfa LOL) only to find the bodge artist mechanic...
  18. Found the lumbar switch.

    Alfa Giulietta
    I discovered from an Alfa mailing a couple of weeks after collecting my new car that it has a lumbar support. I thought I'd look for it, to no avail. But yesterday I noticed a switch on the seat valance , which I used this morning. With a whirling noise the backrest pushed me in the back...
  19. Found a Brera - help needed

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello guys I've been looking for a diesel Brera for some time now and one has popped up for sale. I have a few questions though. It's a 2009 2.4 model with 55k on the clock. I'm undecided as it has a few options missing that I wanted. It has the smaller 17inch alloys - I know I could get the...
  20. Might have found my cause of rough starting and blue smoke!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So I have been having crappy starting issues for a while. Thought it was cause by glow plugs but they all tested okay and only rarely come up as a fault (dodgy wiring maybe) So anyway today while working on the thermostat I decided to have a quick look at the oil. First time since I have owned...