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  1. the most annoying thing to happen to me today...

    General Alfa Discussion
    filling up with fuel and i hear what sounds like a bin being wacked with a big club, however its a crappy little sub. thats not the worse part, this sub was in a green 156 with 'light brows', massive pioneer sun visor, lexus lights and a wopping great exhaust, blacked out windows etc etc. i...
  2. It was bound to happen: front alloy damaged :(

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    After 33500+ km it was bound to happen :( Today I discovered my front left alloy being a little bit scratched. Probably it hit a sidewalk while parking or something. It was either me or my wife. The other alloys don't have a scratch, so I'm ****ed and sad :(. I guess I will have to visit an...
  3. What's going to happen on AO in 2008?

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    Well? :D
  4. It was bound to happen :(

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have my first paint chip on my beautiful 159 SW :(. It's next to the grill. The chip is black (I was used to them being white) and as my car is Grigio Stromboli (grey/silver) I can see it......ALL THE TIME :(. Next week I take my car for a holiday checkup and I'll ask my dealer to touch up the...
  5. Do bad things really happen in 3s...? (New Exhaust Back Box needed)

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hey everyone, As I'm sure some of you have read in my other recent thread my Climate Control has gone from working intermitently to not working at all. Just as I thought I was on the way to having a sorted Bella again, I get in the motor to nip to Halfords and what's that? The exhaust being...
  6. An Accident Waiting To Happen

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  7. AO Car Of The Year 2007 - Should It Happen???

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    As some of the regulars will remember, last years 'AO Car Of The Year' poll (through no fault of the organiser) ended up a bit of a disaster :( :( :( To me its a bit of harmless fun; which last year (up until the time it went pear-shaped bigtime, I quite enjoyed. However, I understand that...
  8. Does it only ever happen in London

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    For the last couple of days snow has effected the M53 between Liverpool and Wrexham. However, this appears to have escaped the notice of the BBC and ITV weather people :rolleyes: Today, London has had snow, and whenever I switch the news on I'm given the impression that a State of Emergency...
  9. :( Well it had to happen

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, when I first posted on this forum I joked about waiting for something to go wrong with the 156 I'd just bought. Well it has :( , a few days before taking it in for a cambelt change, the bloody thing has gone and snapped. Typical. It was recovered and taken away for fixing. The head was...
  10. Nastiest thing to happen to your car

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    Just reading through the cambelt horror stories and I had a though. Whats the worst mechanical thing that has happened to you while driving? I have 2 to start with: 1. Bonnet comming up at 80 in an UNO. 2. Gearbox jamming and siezing on a very wet M6 at about 70. I wish I had have had a...
  11. Miracle,s do happen

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Working on 156TS 2.0 belt changing on Sunday genuine 82347 miles on original belt and counter balance belt- how lucky can you get inside teeth on couter-balance non left all just dust and particles!!!!!!
  12. Did the Celtic remap ever happen ? - if so any good ?

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    A few weeks ago someone on here was going to get a Celtic remap done. Just wondered if it had happened yet ? Any feedback ?.......does it feel like 200+BHP ? Has the economy changed ? Cheers, Mike.
  13. Whats the worst that could happen

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all Whats the worst that could happen if i dissconnect the battery, i have the master key. The reason i ask is becuase i have an erratic idle and a airbag warning light and i was hoping that this may help. Cheers
  14. these things always happen in threes...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Much like others recently on the forum I have noticed my passenger side door has become misaligned. Just to add insult to injury, my exhaust is blowing and my radiator is leaking... only had the car 5 weeks! oh the joy! :( I think I am coming to understand the roller coaster of highs and lows...
  15. Front electric windows fully opened overnight, did it happen to you?

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    Hi everybody, I would like to have some advice on a potential issue with my Alfa 147 electrics: Since I bought the car nearly 2 years ago (2nd hand 10 months old at that time), I have experienced twice the same problem: -Once I had both front electric windows opened whilst parked overnight. I...
  16. Why does this happen?

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    When you butter a slice of bread and drop it,it always lands face down!!:cry:
  17. How often does that happen

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    Took my MG into Minera tyres and exhausts to have an exhaust mount fitted. Went to pay afterwards and they told me there was no, how often does that happen. If anyone near Wrexham needs new tyres, exhaust or batteries I'd defiinitely recommend them, they're very competitive on...
  18. What's the most likely thing to happen?

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    There seems to be lots of improbable events which just might actually happen. Which do you think is most likely to happen?
  19. What would happen if......

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    You were cought with a tax disc from another car on the mate's just phone's to say that's what he's done :eek: :eek: :tut: Now I know we all know it's far to much and I really dont understand why they cant transfer it from one car to another. But I told him, if you get cought...
  20. Is big end trouble likely to happen in a 147?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Got this email from an ex 155 owner when I asked if he missed his Alfa...... Have such issues been resolved with the 147? I know the electrics are still a little hit and miss, I am suffering a little (strange dash behaviour at times and the boot alarm plays up), but am a little nervous by the...