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  1. My Icy GTV

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Just doing a bit of housekeeping with the photo's on my old laptop and came across these from last Dec during the cold snap. I remember taking them as I hadn't seen such a ice formation like this before on the car.
  2. Alfa Romeos and icy windsceens

    General Alfa Discussion
    If you already know this then I apologise. I just had to have the wiper motor changed on my 159 and whilst talking to Keith at Monza Sport, he pointed out that, for some reason, Alfa Romeos dont have an overload cut out on the wiper motor. So in freezing conditions, if the wiper blades get stuck...
  3. central looking problem in really icy weather

    Alfa 145 & 146
    does this happen to everyone or is it just the weather, when i go to lock the car it locks and opens again, my dad use to have the same problem with his lancia dedra
  4. 147 alarm / icy mornings

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, Anyone else has this before? This is the second time I've seen this behaviour, both on the mornings where I've had to scrape the ice off the car.... I always release the boot first, so I can put stuff in before I get into the car. The boot unlocks with the remote (I can hear the clunk...
  5. How's your fuel economy in the Icy cold?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    As above! Took the GTV to work this morning on quarter of a tank, drove home and it's nearly empty, it shot down from the quarter line to almost empty but distance was only 15 miles, I installed a new K&N induction kit over the weekend thinking this would aid fuel economy, Perhaps my lambda is...
  6. GT tyres for icy weather

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My lovely GT has been a real let-down in the ice and snow. No grip at all! I have had to borrow my wife's Citroen C3 to get to work. I think the Goodyear F1 Eagles may be to blame. They seem to have no real tread blocks to cut into the snow. Has anyone else experienced the same problem? I can...
  7. Gear stick jammed on icy morning?

    Alfa MiTo
    Happened twice, could only move up to third or down to fourth. Heated and defrosted car. Still nothing. Called AA. When they came, an ahour later, still same for him, put it in third and moved forward, then was able to go into full gear range. His report said: Gear lever not moving across...
  8. MiTo windows and the upcoming icy weather

    Alfa MiTo
    We were thinking of getting a cover for the windscreen and windows (car caps I think they call them) for the icy weather. I am a bit concerned that when the car ices then I won't be able to open the car door. "They" always say don't open your windows when they are frozen, even when most of the...
  9. Crashed the CLS on icy roads this morning...

    General Motoring Discussion
    As above really. :mad: :cry: Icy this morning, had the CLS for the weekend - popped out to go look at new bathroom suite. National speed limit little country lane, entered into sharp right hand corner at no more 25mph, car didn't turn in so we went straight ahead. Traction control and VDC...
  10. Brera door windows and icy weather??

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Never thought about it, until it actually happened this morning. And I'm sure it's coming to all other Brera owners. First morning since owning the car I've had to scrap the ice of my windows. I thought I'd got it all off the drivers side which I paid extra special care to owing to the...