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  1. Frozen door lock prevention?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello and hope everyone had a good Christmas! It was really just a matter of time, but i've just had the first "frozen out of the car" incident of this winter. Just wondering if anyone has found a way of preventing it? I've tried all sorts in the past - spray grease, WD40, silicon spray...
  2. Frozen Cloud Graphics

    South Africa
    Has anyone used Frozen Cloud and had any pieces hydro dipped? Seen on their website quite a few Alfa pieces have been done by them. Looks good:cheese:
  3. First day, first frost, locks frozen.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    So i went to take the nippers to school this morning in the recently (yesterday) acquired GTV, and we were locked out this morning. It appears the locks have filled with dew, then frozen overnight. Is that standard? And is there a cure? Thanks in advance
  4. Clearing a Frozen Windscreen.

    Alfa Giulietta
    Minus 1 at 8AM today. Started the car up and hit the quick clear button, I have the Lusso with this feature. First time I have used this with a frozen screen. Got to say I'm very impressed with this. Although I couldn't hear or detect the screen blower fan running, there were lots of clicking...
  5. Washer jets STILL frozen?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Its saying 9 degrees out the, 4 yesterday...2 before that... Can they still be frozen? or have I blown something? No.. there was no antifreeze, i just emergency topped up one night to get home and now wish id left room for some concentrate! :/
  6. Frozen windscreen washers

    Alfa Giulietta
    I thought I would share my experience with everyone in case any one else has had this problem. I have just finished sorting out a problem with the front washers on my G. I thought they were frozen up so I flipped up the bonnet to find water running out from between the bonnet lid and the...
  7. Frozen doors...

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Not many people get in the back of my 166 (too scared). I opened a back door this (very frosty) morning & it wouldn't shut again until I'd poured hot water over the lock/catch mechanism. This has happened a number of times before. Suggestions as to preventative measures? POMEO, surely you...
  8. Windows frozen shut

    Alfa Giulietta
    We had temperatures of about -1 last night so car needed a bit of a defrosting this morning. Once it kicked in the rapid refrost function worked well but the windows were all non-responsive and appeared to be frozen shut. Even after a 20 minute drive I still couldn't open the windows which meant...
  9. Tips for Alfa GT windows when frozen?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi. This morning, even though my car was in the garage over night, when I opened the drivers door this morning, the window was frozen and as its a frameless design I was really paranoid to close the door as normally the window slightly drops and then goes back up into the seal when closed but...
  10. GT JTD frozen gearbox/clutch...?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello all, Have been out of the country for a week and returned to a very cold London last night. Thought it best to give the GT JTD a run this morning and to spray silicon on her door hinges, etc, for the winter; however, upon starting the engine, the gearbox and clutch were stuck solid. I...
  11. Frozen locks led to knackered central locking!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, this is a bit of a essay so apologies in advance! This morning I went to unlock '98 3.0 gtv and the locks were frozen so wouldn't fully unlatch. I could see the lock trying to pop up and pushed the door release button when it was at the top of it's travel. This got me into the car but I...
  12. Frozen Kindle ( keyboard version )

    The Technology Section
    Hey everyone, i don't suppose anyone has had any luck in reviving a frozen kindle keyboard version. my girlfriend's has just packed up we've tried the usual resetting procedures etc tried ringing Amazon customer services who were useless, so just wondered if there's anything worth trying before...
  13. Hanbrake Frozen Again

    Alfa 145 & 146
    My 146 is very 'anti' cold weather. Normally the door locks freeze up and I have to clamber in through the boot! Then when I finally push the drivers door open it wont lock shut so I have to drive around with one hand holding the door closed with the other. But now it appears that my handbrake...
  14. GT door frozen open

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Bit of a strange one this. I've had doors frozen shut before, but this morning when I went out to my GT the passenger door opened fine, but it was so cold that the catch stayed open. So, when I shut the door it just bounced open again (and again, and again...). In the end I had to improvise...
  15. Windows frozen solid!

    Alfa MiTo
    Just went out to the car and the windows have frozen solid so they wont do the little slide up when u close the door, neither will they come down. Be wary of that when closing your door peeps apparently it can break the window if u slam it.
  16. steering jammed

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi guys, every morning when i start my car the steering wheel feels jammed and i have to move it a little left and right before it unlocks... this is not a steering lock this is when the car is on! once its free its fine.... is this normal or im i just lucky?!
  17. Dashboard frozen....HELP!!!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Ok guys, this is a weird one.... Driving home yesterday from work, I got a phonecall. It was conneted to Blue&Me all fine. Call was answered, but went through a black spot, lost signal and call was ended. So, I tried, using the steering wheel buttons as I do regularly, to call the person back...
  18. Frozen door,now [email protected]@kec lock!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, door lock frozen this morning on drivers side, climbed in through passenger side, tried to open from inside and heard a bit of a noise, now got a flappy inside door handle, and drivers door won't open! Am I going to have to cut into door card to open the door? And to top it off, small...
  19. Fail safe solution to frozen central locking actuators (so far!)

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, having experienced a few issues with frozen door locks and the like over winter and again recently as temps dropped again. :mad: i thought i would share my fail safe solution to overcoming frozen central locking actuators, anyone who has suffered from this will know that the car unlocks...
  20. Frozen windscreen

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone... On cold mornings the iside of my windscreen is frozen and sometimes i have to wipe it to get rid of water lol can anyone tell me why the inside of my windscreen is so wet? thanks :)
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