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  1. Alfa Giulia
    So I had a peak under the bonnet today and noticed that the coolant level is low (below min) in the 'upper' reservoir. Which I believe is for the engine whereas the lower one is the Intercooler. My understanding is that Petronas Paraflu UP is the recommended top-up. However they don't sell it...
  2. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    When changing your anti freeze do any of you guys use Paraflu? or do you just use any blue anti freeze with a 50/50 split?
  3. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Guys what's the normal ratio of anti freeze in a 1.9 JTD please ,I ve got to change thermostat so I'm gonna lose some and was wondering what the correct amount should be in total, I'm thinking I need to add about a litre to make up off what I lose. Cheers.
  4. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    So I went to use my existing tester that I used to use on previous cars and found it wasn't deep enough. Anyone know where I can get one that reaches far enough to draw some coolant for testing. I have a 159 TI. Thanks
  5. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    When I've left the Brera to sit for a few days, I sometimes have to break the pads free from the discs before I can drive off. It's just a matter of rocking, then moving slowly forward an inch until they free themselves. I think it's just the back brakes. Is this normal, or something to worry...
  6. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, I don't think that the 2 are related but, I though I better check. When I got home tonight, my wife told me that while driving down a hill today the car slowed down all of the sudden as if someone pulled the handbrake half way, once she tried to accelerate nothing happened and it felt like...
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Have Alfa GTDm, with pink antifreeze in. Do I need to top up with same colour?
  8. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Done a search on this but found nothing, I have a v6 and all of a sudden I have no hot air, it blows cold and the aircon is fine, just not a good time to not let me have heat:mad: Any ideas will be appreciated... Thanks in advance:)
  9. South Africa
    How much coolant/anti freeze I want to flush my cooling system. I have the flush, but how much coolant do I add it the system once I have finished. It’s for 2.5 V6? I’m using Liqui Moly products.
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone, I have a Alfa GT 3.2 V6 and during my checks, have noticed that I need to top up the water. The handbook says that I need to used, specifically, Paraflu UP FL Selenia. My question is, do I need to use the specific anti freeze or can I use any off the shelf product? Thanks for any...
  11. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Alfa Magic Its very cold and Ive had two leave my 147 JTD 2004 out in the cold for a few a flat battery...reckon Im gonna buy a new one (its did this last sunday too...cold but no snow).... Is there any particular battery I should buy or.........? Thanx v much:)
  12. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Happy new year all... Can anyone recommend a screenwash that doesnt freeze,because the washer tubes attached to the wipers are so exposed they are prone to freezing/re freezing thanks safe driving Sol
  13. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    This happens all the time, the window wipers freeze at their highest point for anything up to 15 secs, if I switch the wipers to a faster speed it sorts the problem, but is annoying to say the least. Anything I can do?
  14. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    how easy is it to drain the anti-freeze on a spider, i know it just used to be a case of taking the bottom hose of on the vehciles i worked on in the late 80s is it still the same?
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Just recently bought a 1.6 Alfa 147 (had one previously) and find it under power. Looked under the bonnet today and found that the coolant has turned to sludge/cream, looks light brown/pink. Any ideas what the problem is? Also the engine is very noisy, like a diesel. It had a cambelt and...
  16. Poll Room
    Thats right mine did :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
  17. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hello - just changed out my anti freeze, but have a bit of a problem. Just added 3 litres of anti freeze and just short of 4 litres of water,(7ish litres) but the handbook says I should be putting 9.6 litres in. Any ideas? Filling tank is almost full, and although I can see bubbling on start up...
  18. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Dear All, I am going to flush the cooler system and would like to know which anti freeze liquid to use, the RED or BLUE one ???. Please help out, thanks a million. Bistand GTV 916 V6 2.0 TB 1996
  19. International Motor Sport
    Ten-year freeze on engines !! :mad: :rant: :tut: My biggest concern is whether the other teams will be able to catch up with the leaders of the pack. I might be over reacting but if one team have a problem with reliability, race pace...
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