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  1. Brake pedal excessive free play, eventually fully cured!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Regular readers may recall that I have had an ongoing issue with erratic excessive free travel at the brake pedal. And, that I've had some success in reducing this by increasing the friction in the rear caliper pins (to minimise the rear caliper body 'flopping' around on the pins). This was...
  2. 10W60 Fully Synthetic engine oil

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider recently bought an 916GTV 2litre TS Coupe I've fitted all belts and changed the s/plugs etc Foes any member have experience of changing from 5W40 to 10W60 engine oil. The car has covered 103K miles with no major engine noises. I would like to use the above grade of oil and change it every...
  3. Giulietta QV TCT - check transmission error msg / car fully disabled in traffic!

    Alfa Giulietta
    Was driving my G QV today in a traffic jam and up a hill when I popped it into 'P' and check transmission error came up. Then I realised it wasn't allowing me to pull it out of 'P' and when I turned off the engine to let it sort itself out then discovered it wouldn't allow me to turn the engine...
  4. Clutch not fully releasing with pedal pressed

    Alfa GTA
    After a full gearbox refurbishment I noticed the clutch not fully releasing. With the car in neutral everything is free as it should be, but put the car in 1st with the pedal pressed to the floor and it slightly engages. With the car on jacks the wheels start to spin. Had a fully new clutch...
  5. Fiat Spec Fully Synthetic Engine Oil Mobil 1 ESP 0W-40 6Ltr £30 London

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, Please remove if not allowed, or move to the right location. I did read the private sellers rules and it looks like I should post in this thread as it's an Oil spec directly related to all Giulietta's, Mito's, 4C etc... Halfords is selling the exact same oil for: - 5L = £47.99 - 1L =...
  6. Oil advice please - Fully or Semi Synthetic?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, Just a quicky bit of advice please? 147 2.0L Petrol Manual 2001 90K I'm using 10/40 and have used 10/60 before (in different oil changes don't worry I haven't mixed the grades)... Regardless; Should I use Fully or Semi Synthetic Oil please? Is there a lot of difference? Given the...
  7. Passenger Window not going fully up

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi there, Got my MiTo a couple days ago and have noticed the Passenger side window won't go up the extra inch or two when the door is closed again. Normally happens if the electrics are off whereas the driver's side works absolutely fine, electrics or not. It's rather tedious having to keep on...
  8. Help ! Drivers window will not close fully

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello , today my 159 front window drivers side will not close up completely. It goes up but stops about 1 inch short ! How can I fix this !! ?? anyone same issue fixed ? Thank you !
  9. 147 Hatchback - boot closes fully - won't lock

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Guys It's a while since I need to ask for any advice - may just be lucky at the moment. However, its regarding the old lady's 147 (53 plate) and the boot that won't lock shut. Done a search and a bit of information around' but nothing definitive. The boot closes fully but doesn't lock. The...
  10. Fully restored 105 Spider Graduate!

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Pride and joy over from California with full respray and everything back to its original state!! Love this motor! :) Bought it in june this year and took me 6 months to complete between two garages
  11. Insurers who offer gap insurance as part of fully comp cover?

    General Alfa Discussion
    As it says really, who are Insurers who offer gap insurance/purchase price cover as part of a fully comp policy? My QV is on Pcp and don't want to risk ending up with no car and a big bill......
  12. Carlube 5W-30 Fully Synthetic in 2006 GT 1.9jtd. Bad?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi. The bloody mechanic decided to put Carlube 5W-30 oil in my Alfa 1.9 jtd (2006, just over 100k miles) although I reiterated I want 5w40. He didn't have any recollection what exactly he's put in :confused:, just hope it is fully synthetic. Would that one be ok till the next oil change? Next...
  13. Lovely low mileage fully leaded Q2 Gt

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Always loved the Gt Q2, something about this special edition. So simple and classy. I really like the special perforated Q2 steering wheel, and the red interior stitching. This one looks mint. :thumbs: Damien. Alfa romeo GT Q2 diesel 1.9 JTDm with sat nav | United Kingdom | Gumtree
  14. Boot popper not fully popping

    Alfa Giulietta
    It seems all my problems so far with the G have originated from the boot, firstly the wiring loom went and then the boot struts/arms failed, both fixed under warranty. Now the boot popper while working doesnt pop the boot up all the way it used too making it tricky to get your fingers under the...
  15. Alfa gt windows not closing fully

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys and gals, I've noticed on the last couple of cold mornings that there was ice on the inside of the windscreen and windows. On closer inspection I can see that the windows are not closing fully after the the doors are closed and the car is locked. Anybody else had this or know what's...
  16. dropping fully

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    This has now happened twice. I had just written it off as "Alfa weirdness" the first time but I am concerned now. I locked the car normally, then hours later come back and both windows are fully down. The alarm didn't go off (why not) but lots of rain got in. What would cause this? What would...
  17. Fully Sorted GTV V6 Q2 for sale

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I thought I'd give my fellow Alfista a heads up before it goes on AT and other sales platforms on the weekend: This is a fully sorted Phase 2 Alfa Romeo GTV 3.0 V6 24v 6speed with Q2 LSD Truly stunning in Silver with RED Interior and black MOMO leather seats. Engine, suspension, exhaust and...
  18. Replaced N/S regulator and windows doesn't go down fully

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    folks, I need some advice. I purchased my car with the toothed bit broken on the regulator. No big deal as I sourced a replacement for £35 and it's the same with autodrop etc. as mine is a PH-2 2001 model. Now the problem is, when the window goes down, just after halfway down the slider on the...
  19. GTA fully been resprayed at long last

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Had the car 1 year now always intended on getting it repainted after several other jobs have been done on her, I finally got round to stripping her down for paint 6 weeks ago. heres a few pics of progress.
  20. RARE 1986 Alfa Romeo GTV6 Callaway - Fully Restored!

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Highest bid £5,700.00 Not quite the £40k they was looking for