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  1. Mmmph, grrr, aaargh! (A cautionary tale)

    Alfa GTA
    I was hoping this would be a nice post about how straightforward it was relocating the gearbox after a clutch change. It all lined up nicely using a trolley jack, and then I used some cut down studs from a DIY store with bolts on to carefully guide the box into place by doing up the bolts a few...
  2. Grrr, Upper wishbone bushes failed MOT

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Yes, another upper wishbone bush thread, someone is making a fortune out of us. I've managed about 18k miles out of my Birth uppers (not bad I suppose), regularly greased, last time only a fortnight ago. Have to admit I did notice the insides of the bushes were almost completely smooth, the...
  3. New tyres size 18s grrr

    Alfa MiTo
    2 x new tyres for my sportiva today they are the size 18s @ £190 each tyre and that's continentals as the Mitchelins are est avail end of August! So glad it's a company car with everything Inc :) Just thought I'd post and warn...joys of having lovely large alloys on the mito.
  4. Grrr Flat Battery

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just been out to try to start the car again and battery has gone flat again dont want to assume batteries dead - YET! so been trawling the net for some ideas and found this video to try regarding parasitic draw. Hopefully its the right idea. How to Test For Parasitic Battery Drain - YouTube...
  5. Help, my Brera is Filthy Again Grrr !!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    A little help needed please, I am looking to fit front mud flaps to my gorgeous bright red Brera, as every time I go near a road with a smidgin of mud on it, my car ends up looking like it has just finished the Rally of New Zealand !!! I know Alfa ones are not made for the Brera & have read...
  6. BOSE ... ISO .... Help .... No Stereo... and Grrr..... :-)

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Hi All, Before you say it ... .Yes I have read the other posts on this site.... But either my lack of knowledge ( very possible :-) ) or it plain doesn't work.... So.... Have a Alfa Romeo GT on a 04' it has a Bose System running the Gucci Stereo... Great and all and even plays MP3's but I wish...
  7. Grrr....

    Alfa GTA
    Annoyed. Exhaust is blowing on my GTA both infront and behind the main cats at the joints, the gasket on the front is less than 6 months old! Top wishbones are just beginning to squeak when cold. Possibly needing a new MAF as it doesn't feel quite as smooth when cold. Balls and double balls!
  8. Handbrake grrr!

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    I reconditioned my front calipers with new seals from Bigg Red and have got the brakes working well, but the handbrake is giving me trouble. When the lever is fully pulled up, the outer hand brake actuator on the caliper is at full travel whereas the inner is only at half travel. What could be...
  9. 147 - Alarm goes off ... grrr !

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi. I'm new here and hoping someone can help. Yesterday morning my alarm went off (at 6.30am!), and I dragged somed clohess on, went down, and turned it off using my key fob. I did notice that the lights didn't flash though. Later, when I went to go out, my key fob refused to work at all. When...
  10. Ok, oil check, coolant check, tyre pressures grrr!!!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Ready for tomorrows Epsom run, checked oil, checked coolant, checked brake, steering and washer levels, checked wheel nuts,.... now tyre pressures....cant get the valve caps off:eek:, my lovely missus bought me some alfa crested metal ones, firmly rusted in place!!, they were fine 2 weeks ago...
  11. Just had my insurance renewal quote! grrr!

    Adrian Flux Insurance
    Actually went up from 66 quid a month to 73!!! I've just recently turned 34, have 3 years no claims (although have 5yrs missing for a period before this where I had a company car, but the company went under so no proof! :() Do about 5-10 miles a day, so probably around 5,000-6,000 over the...
  12. GTV window, grrr

    General Alfa Discussion
    my passenger window doesn't work!! hasn't worked since I bought it, was told that it "worked sometimes" but never really bothered caring... Had a breakin though, they nicked the stereo nothing more, and the carglass company needed a working stereo to replace it so they inspected my one and...
  13. exhuast suddenly more grrr

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    hi all again recently i noticed my V6 sounds more like an american V8! im pretty sure theres a hole in the exhuast somwhere...sounds good.. but is there any other problems i should be aware of..i noticed it idles much higher than normal, til about 5 mins passed when it idles normally. I assume...
  14. Warning lights Grrr

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey all After i fitted a new clutch to my 98 156 v6 ive got the abs warning light and injector warning light on.everything still works and hoping to stick it into a diagonisic machine i have at the garage i work at however i cant find the port 2 plug it in,any ideas?
  15. Air filter box - rusty screws... Grrr

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I knew it was going to be tricky soon as I said to the wife, “don’t worry, it’s only a 2 minute job”… Tried changing my air filter at the weekend, the screws holding the lid on the filter box were nice and rusty but two of them seem to be playing and loosening but one is stuck fast. Looks like...
  16. Gear Box Wanted 4 My Gtv Grrr

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    :tut: :tut: HI DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE I CAN GET A GEARBOX FOR MY GTV PLEASE ITS BEEN WINING AT ME FOR FEW MONTHS NOW AND IM STRUGGLING TO GET IT IN 2ND GEAR I DONT SUPPOSE YA CAN GET THEM MENDED OR SOMETHINK CAN I?? :tut: IM A WOMAN I DONT KNOW AH MAYBE IF SOMEONE COULD POINT ME IN RIGHT...
  17. Why is the 147 steering/drive so fragile Grrr - noise from front

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Yesterday a clicking/clapping developed suddenly from the front drivers side, its a click/clap that happens with the rotation of the wheels. Noticeable at low speeds but cant hear it 35mph+. The clicking also gets louder when turning left, but doesnt click when turning right.:cry: Now before...
  18. Grrr...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Alfas... why, when we love them so much, do they constantly test the boundaries of that love?!? Just spent over £800 on my GTV in the last month for 2 front tyres and 72k cambelt service and 4 days after the service the aircon packs up :mad: Short of coming out in the morning to find it...
  19. 'bulb blown' warning on dash and no sidelights, grrr.. Help

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, Just got a late 2004 156 2.0JTS Selespeed which I am really pleased with - Sold on my beloved 156 2.5 v6. The problem I have is that I have the 'blown bulb' warning on the dash. All the lights seem to be fine except the front sidelights, both of which do not work when I turn the lights...
  20. Alfas... grrr

    General Alfa Discussion
    Just had a phone call from my mum. I'd lent her my 156 as she was getting her alloys refurbed on her MX5 and needed a car. Anyway she rang me to say that some fly wheel thingy had sheared off my car causing the power steering to stop working..... Apparently it's in a local garage where...
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