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  1. Really lumpy tickover and harder to start when warm

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hey guys, I've searched for results but I want to get some more opinions before I buy anything. About a month ago I noticed that the tickover was really lumpy when the car warmed up. It was also more difficult to start, say 10 seconds before it catches. It always used to start immediately...
  2. Clutch sometimes harder to press. New Clutch Kit + DM Flywheel

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    After breaking down a while ago, damaged clutch and worn flywheel. I've had the work done by a Fiat garage, cost £760 in total. The clutch gets harder to press sometimes. I haven't figured out when yet, but I think it's relative to when I'm pressing the brake and clutch at the same time, or...
  3. Engine harder to start in the morning

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The problem appeared recently. After overnight stop when in the morning starting the engine for the first time the starter is turning much longer than usual. Sometimes after this longer turning when engine finally ignites it runs for a few seconds erratically as if it would receive not enough...
  4. Engine starts harder when warm

    Alfa 155
    Hi guys.I have a problem startin my 1.8 8v when engine is warm. When its cold starts without a problem. But when i drive it and leave it for an hour or so it really gives me a problem. Any ideas? Thanx
  5. 147 JTD - clutch pedal gets harder when used a lot

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all :) My 147's clutch pedal gets harder when I need to use the clutch a lot, where does this come from? When I start the car up it's light and easy to use, but the more I use it, the harder it gets. Then if I drive a stretch of road at constant speed it gets lighter again.. :confused: Do...
  6. 156 GTA Harder To Start...

    Alfa GTA
    over the last week or so, my car has become a little harder to start. seems to take a few more "turns" to fire up from cold, and seemingly a couple more turns are needed every couple of days, so it's taking a while. drives fine, no lumpy idle or anythign once it's going, but it's taking...
  7. harder ride with 18 Ti rims? vs 17" and 16"

    Alfa 164 & 166
    I like the look of the 18" Ti rims (judging from pictutres). The 16" that came with my 166 when I bought it I don't like so much. I'm considering getting some new wheels for use in summer and keeping the 16"s for use in winter. I like the look of the 17" "horseshoe" style wheels, but the look of...
  8. Ford's are harder to work on than Alfa's

    General Motoring Discussion
    I have just finished changing the cambelt and waterpump on my Puma. It was an absolute *&%@$%!!! of a job. There is a serious lack of room, you have to move things like the PAS pump, and engine mounting to get the cam cover off and no matter which bit you are trying to remove there is always...
  9. Changing Bulbs ... Which is harder?

    General Alfa Discussion
    a Renault or an Alfa ... Renault 1. Jack the Car up 2. Remove the Wheel 3. Remove the Wheel arch trim 4. Remove the rubber trim around the light 5. Using both hands and being able see the fitting twist it off and remove the bulb 6. Search for half and hour looking for the bulbs you'd bought 4...
  10. servo problem - steering wheel becomes harder to turn

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, Driving a 2001 alfa 147. After about an hour of city driving the steering wheel becomes harder to turn and later also a sound appers when turning it, like some scraping. After i park the car and let it cool down everything gets back to old. There is enough servo oil, there is even more oil...
  11. Why are diesel clutchs harder to press than petrol

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As the thread says. I have always owned petrol Alfa,s and they have always had light clutches. IE, the clutch pedal feels like the accelerator pedal. But as this is my first Diesel, its harder to press, for me it feels like it has a heaver spring which you are pushing and holding when it comes...
  12. 18 inch wheels much harder??

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Currently i'm driving on 17 inch allessio turbo. I'm thinking of changing to 18 inch, will there be a lot of difference? I'm driving with the original suspension what will 18 inch make of my 147? I should only drive the 18's in summer...
  13. Harder brakes . . . softer pedal ????

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Is this true - I have been havign probs with my brake pedal recently (initially Alfa told me it was the servo but now its not ). I changed the pads and discs approx 1000 miles ago, running grooved discs with greenstuff pads, the pedal has gone spongy now they have bedded in. I have had the servo...
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