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  1. heart transplant of V6 into a TS

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    In my youth I built several bikes starting with a chassis and adding parts as I could afford them but never converting cars. As some of you know I have a 2000 TS with full cup kit that has been in dry storage for 6 years. Lately I have been itching to get it back on the road so had it Mot'd and...
  2. The heart transplant

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Ever since I bought my '04 1.8TS in January last year, the clutch has been on its last legs - even so, I have done close to 40.000km! I had already started purchasing parts last autumn, including a nice TTV Racing lightweight flywheel. Then I got to talking to a fellow Alfaholic of mine, who's...
  3. Front bumper heart break

    Alfa Giulia
    Gutted, just reversed off a kerb not knowing that I'd manouvered slightly off the dropped stones and banged the corner right underneath the bumper. Paint scratched and scuffed and the bumper appears to be cracked. So annoyed with myself. Car is leased and goes back in NOV so don't want to do...
  4. Swiss guy back to the giulietta heart

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi, my first Alfa roméo was a 1958 blue Giulietta sprint , 1300cc 70 ps ..extraordinary car, then GTV 2000 , then alfasud (to much rust), then a 33 , rusty too....VW golf, golf , then back to the 147, then 168 red, 168 black and now a blue giulietta TB240, excellent car hope to exchange some...
  5. Blowing smoke, rough idle, broken heart...

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hey all, this is my first post, I've been a lurker for a long time and have found the information on here invaluable, thank you. But I'm at my wit's end with my precious 159... Video of my struggling Alfa: As you can see, the idle is rough, and there's lots of lovely smoke. It sounded as if...
  6. Heart or Head !

    Introduce Yourself
    Looking for a sub £3k diesel 'stylish' car for my wife. We've had a look at the obvious BMW 320D, Audi A4 Tdi etc...but my wife love the look of the 156 and GT.. and is worried about maintenance cost of the BMW/Audi Now the obvious question..as non technical and non mechanics can we rely on...
  7. 156, Head or Heart?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi everyone, So having daily driven my 156 2.4 Mjet for the past year, the flywheel has decided to give up (it had been noisy for a while), I have decided that the car will not be daily driven anymore so I am now left wondering whether I should just get rid of it or if I should restore it...
  8. Alfa Romeo - Always Heart over head?

    General Alfa Discussion
    I'm new to this forum and I'm sure this subject has come up a lot. I've been drooling over Alfa's for years and considering I've had 25 cars, none have been an AR due mainly to their reliability reputation, which I understand is just that. I had a deposit on a stunning 159ti, but just pulled...
  9. The eternal Alfa question - head or heart?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've been driving my JTDm for 3years now, no problems. It has been well looked after, drives like a dream and returns about 600miles per tank for my daily 50mile journey (dual carriageway). Now I really want a V6 and know that tax and insurance will go up and so will the fuel bill. Considering...
  10. First Alfa Romeo - broke my heart in 20 minutes.

    Introduce Yourself
    I have always been a petrol head finally got myself an Alfa Romeo 156 1.6 Twin Spark (2003) Test drive was during the day. Drives like a dream, noticed that temp gauge didn't move much, but was only a short test drive so was not overly concerned. So on the way home, temp gauge doesn't move...
  11. Heart break and parts for sale

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've been thinking about writing this post for the best part of nine months, I'm not the most out-spoken person or very active on here, but I'm going to try to put the effort. I don't want to waffle on and make this too much of a pity post as I know you want to find out what goodies I have going...
  12. Head and heart, 2.4 or 3.2 ???

    General Alfa Discussion
    Looking to purchase a brera soon, really can't decide what engine to go for, head says diesel, but I only do 20 miles a week for work and any other mileage is driving for the fun of it, im a keen driver and living in suffolk I have plenty of nice driving roads so this seems to warrant the v6...
  13. Stupid heart is ruling sensible head again..

    Alfa Giulietta
    OK, so I promised myself that I would never buy another Alfa again after my Giulietta.....It's been a great car to be fair but it has had quite a few niggles and I can't find a single decent review of the QV which is what I'd go for. Journo's hate it.. My reason for this choice is that there are...
  14. New beating heart for your alfa phase two?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Just bought a phase 2 that has done minimum mileage over the last few years based on the mot mileage. Story goes this has been accident damaged at some point in the past and upon inspection it's front end. Engine has done 71k and runs well, for its mot in sep 13 it's had a full service with...
  15. MiTo to Brera... heart over head?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi all... long time since I last posted but had the odd lurk here and there! I've had my Mito Lusso 155 for five years now and fancy a change. I really want one more Alfa before I might have to get a "sensible"/family car, and have always had a sweet spot for the Brera. So my situation is...
  16. It is with a heavy heart...

    Yorkshire
    ...that I say goodbye to my Alfa. It will forever have a special place in my memories. :(:cry: I'll stick around on here, because I have no doubt that I'll be back. For the time being, though, I'm off to the land of soulless automotive efficiency being driven by w..kers :( Ho hum... At least...
  17. Head or heart.

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi, I'm currently trying to decide what used estate car to buy my heart is saying Alfa 159 tourismo but my head is telling me to go German, or another volvo. Is there any issues ( reliability/ running cost ) with the 159 that I should consider and any thing I should look for when going out...
  18. Heart or head!!

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    Hi, I'm currently trying to decide what used estate car to buy my heart is saying Alfa 159 tourismo but my head is telling me to go German, or another volvo. Is there any issues ( reliability/ running cost ) with the 159 that I should consider and any thing I should look for when going out...
  19. Buying with my heart and not my head!

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    Hi all, just joined but don,t actually own an Alfa, YET!! However, having bought sensibly for years i.e. economy and family transport. I have decided to go with my heart and buy something gorgeous and with a bit of pace, hence an Alfa. Apparently it,s a right of passage to own an Alfa before...
  20. Alfas really have a heart Pt2 2.400,--€ (2.000,--GBP) damage

    Alfa MiTo
    Today I got the reply by my dealer about the flickering Screen...since it doesn´t seem to be possible to send it to Magneti Marelli for repair anymore, the complete thing (Screen with Navigation System and Radio) has to be replaced. Cost 2.400,--€ + VAT :( Dealer asked at Alfa Romeo Germany and...
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