Alfa Romeo Forum banner


  1. Well that was a hell of an MOT

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Actually most of problem was new tester in a garage that used to be excellent (won't be back). Anyway; the list, new pads front, new discs and pads rear, fuel leak from top of filter, lower arm and sort exhaust leak (failed as flexi on sheet but tester said it was actually the big round clamp...
  2. MOT hell.......

    General Motoring Discussion
    Just checking when the various MOT's are due for the fleet... Discovery - 6th April Alfa 156 - 21st April Saab - 23rd April Defender - 14th April Oh ******!!!! As it stands at the moment, none will pass....
  3. Bluetooth> buzz from hell

    Alfa Giulietta
    Recently... when taking calls or placing calls in the conversation after a minute or two all stops and there's a crazy buzzzz noise that does not stop, not even when you turn off the car. Even when parked you hear the buzzing from outside, that's how loud it is. It takes like 30 minutes and...
  4. QV red button cover - hell yes or big no no?

    Alfa Giulia
    If you hadn’t noticed yet, you can now buy a Q.V. button cover for under £20... I am guessing a lot of AR 159 and Giulia owners noticed because it went out of stock within a week of being listed !
  5. What the hell is this noise?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I'm a new member here as well as a first time Alfa owner. I have recently bought an 06 1.9JTDM GT. Apart from £300 for a new inlet manifold....which is another story, it makes a strange noise when I put the ignition on and also when I turn the ignition off. This may be stupid question to...
  6. So how the hell do you change the air filter on a JTD!!!! (Battery tray fuse box)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    ...Or more particularly - how do you get to it! I know there are some excellent guides on this (superflyguy/chill etc), which I did try and follow, however I got stuck still :thinking: Im trying to do it the proper way i.e. remove the battery tray to get access to the top of the air box as...
  7. Clacking hell! (door check straps)

    Alfa 164 & 166
    So I finally got round to fitting the second of my new front door check straps today. Both were "clacking" when I got the car and, although they obviously work OK in this state, the horrible clack-clack-clack sound on opening the front doors didn't quite fit with the quality exec feel of the...
  8. What the hell is it?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Help! I'm stripping the old girl down to make sure she gets through the next 20 years in the state she is now, but I took this off. It resides under the offside rear wing above the inner wheel arch. It's bl##dy heavy, and I'm guessing has a spring in it, as it has a locking bolt. It is not...
  9. Bloody Hell

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
  10. Electrical hell

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    That wasn't the phone call that I wanted! Took my GTV in for a checkup as the fan wasn't coming on and the car was overheating. Turns out some butcher has had a "go" at the wiring loom and made a rats nest. With lots and lots of solder. I have been advised to seek out a good auto electrician to...
  11. Rough idle following mis-fuel/week from hell!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    About 5 weeks ago, i had what can only be described as the motoring week from hell! Firstly my wishbones/droplinks/bushes were replaced (again) on the wed, so £300...but wear and tear, fair enough i suppose (well wear & tear on a Alfa anyway), but then on the Saturday i filled my JTDm with a...
  12. Tan or Black Ti Interiors. Where the hell are they!?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Ladies and Gents, I've been searching for a few months now and had only one near hit on a tan interior. Who is buying these up and where can I get hold of one? Russ
  13. Newbie alert - Bloody hell im knackered though.

    Introduce Yourself
    Thought id say hello - new to the Alfa game thought id say hey - just bought this beautiful thing and drove it nearly 650 miles home in 11 and 1/2 hrs - unreliable ha not likely its a continent crusher - although i must add i think a idler pulley is whining - excellent a chance to get the...
  14. Tps giving me hell

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Throttle p0220 please help I am at a loss I have. A 156 2.5 v6 2005 ( not the face lift) I am having p0220 fault code it appears as soon ask press throttle I have read that you can hard wire by removing connection blocks I have done this on throttle body and throttle pedal however can't find...
  15. White Exhaust fume and Fan constantly blowing like hell.

    Alfa MiTo
    Hello All, A few weeks ago I noticed that my 1.3 Diesel MiTo (2011) lets go of some white steam. I was just driving at normal speed (100km/h). I also noticed that my fan was blowing really loud. When I stopped driving, I saw that the start/stop also wasn't available. So I thought maybe I need...
  16. blue and me hell 2.

    ICE & Blue&Me
    does anybody know if there is a way of reinstalling blue and me with usb stick as iv tried disconecting the battery and it still isnt there, thankyou id much appreciate it.
  17. blue and me hell.

    ICE & Blue&Me
    hi all i couldnt get usb music to play so thought id do update, did step 1 ok and started step 2 as instructed the display said updating then after few mins radio came on and nothing else happened no update messages appered so i turned off and removed usb, only to then find blue and me has...
  18. how the hell did that happen

    The Technology Section
    alfa4ever is back:eek:
  19. Low battery light then all hell breaks loose !

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hei, Well.... not quite all hell being let loose .. Low battery (red) light came on on dash on an outward 7 mile journey tonight - coincidentally after me cleaning the MAP sensor - very rainy and engine bay got a bit wet, Anyway .....- on way home radio turned itself off - as did air con...
  20. How the hell do I enable MPG display on my dash?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Stupid question I know.. I've read the manual, didn't help me.. I've pressed every button in the car, no love.. I've got the Radio station, the time, and the date... and a big empty box on the right with nothing in it? Anyone know how I can interact with this damned thing?