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  1. On the 4C's impact on Alfa sales

    South Africa
    Nice debate we had going last year about this at . Looks like I can collect at the end of 2016 :D...
  2. Maintaining an impact wrench

    General Motoring Discussion
    Treated myself to an air powered impact wrench today; our motor club workshop has a big compressor and airlines all over the place, but sadly the air tools are all in shocking condition. Question is, how do I maintain it? I know to oil it, but what oil should I be using? There's also a small...
  3. front suspension reinforcement bar

    Alfa MiTo
    Hit some debris in the road this morning, got an annoying rattle on engine load coming from underneath car. Took a look when I got home .... This doesn't look normal .. looking on eper I think Its the suspension reinforcement bar? Think it's tapping the exhaust under load Any thoughts? ...
  4. Alfa brera side impact sensors

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    hi all I am in the process of repairing a brera and wondered if any one knows if the side impact sensors need to be replaced after the curtain and seat airbags have been deployed.Basicly I have replaced the curtain airbags fitted a pair of salvage seats and have removed the airbag module and...
  5. Brera impact beam

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All Got for sale a rear impact beam from a brera,the structural part that goes behind the bumper. Used but in perfect condition,my car was rear ended and the part was bought thinking the original would be damaged but was ok and didn't need replaced. On ebay just now for £30,would take £30 ...
  6. Best impact wrench for manifold/cat

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Trying to change the cat, but just not got the strength and rusty nuts. I've not got rusty nuts, the car. :D Anyone recommend an impact wrench or similar tool? I don't want to blow hard earned cash to find out I've shopped one with not enough power or doesn't fit.
  7. Handling missbehaving after impact on rear right wheel.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, I've got an issue with my 156. It's an 98' 2.0 for whatever it matters. I had a slide during the winter which made the rightside backwheel hit the curb rather hard. After this the car have had a severe handling problem. The problem is very inconsistent, so it doesn't feel like it has...
  8. 147 impact on passenger side causing car to head right?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Bit of a saga with repair of Alf. Other party impacted passenger side front wheel and wing and pushed driver side into kerb (parked facing oncoming traffic). Front wheel bearings replaced on both sides, couple of suspension components on driver side. Now I pointed out to repairer that car did...
  9. VDC / ASR effect & impact

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Although I like to think I'm a fairly spirited driver in my 2.4 159, enjoying my weekly italian tune up (no DPF, EGR mapped out etc). However, I have never found the limit when the traction control would kick in (perhaps a good thing). But I would like to know if anyone can advise just what...
  10. side impact sensor needed

    Republic of Ireland
    has anyone got or know how to get a side impact sensor for a 166 won't pass nct as the airbag light is on and lee garage cork say it's the sensor on drivers side between front and rear door under the trim in pillar. thanks
  11. side impact sensor needed

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi everyone, I am in dire need of the sensor unit in the drivers side pillar that controls the airbag warning light on the dash. Just had car in lee auto (the alfa people) in Cork and they checked all connections and wires , but say that this sensor is the cause of it. I thought they could...
  12. cordless or electric impact wrenches... again..

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi guys, this has been discussed here, but my question is more specific... again i am considering the dewalt 059 or makita 450... anyone got these? in the car and driver test the mak came out over the dewalt...
  13. Impact wrench

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, started another thread, not much interest in Misc forum. Has anyone got Makita 6918FDWAE 12V Impact Wrench?
  14. Impact wrench

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi, has anyone got Sealey 2400 or Clarke 450 impact wrench? I'm thinking of getting one, or maybe there are some better ones for arround that price 125? Would want to use, not just on wheels, but suspension, driveshafts etc. It could become my new best friend. PS. I know Snapon are the best...
  15. More airbag woes

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The "red man with a big ball "airbag light in my 200 alfa 156 1.6TS is lit. FiatECUscan reports error 15 Driver's side impact sensor - Open circuit/short circuit at +V battery. F10 would not clear the error. I removed the trim from the drivers side B pillar, and after disconnecting the power...
  16. Cordless impact wrenches?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I am planning to replace my front upper and lower wishbones and was thinking of buying a cordless impact wrench to make things easier for doing this and also for future work - has anyone had any experience with one of these? I have been looking at these Dewalt and Makita ones: DeWalt DW059K2...
  17. Impact of remapping on trip computer

    Tuning & Upgrades
    I have booked my car in for a remap with Angel tuning later this month. Before I booked I asked Nigel at Angel what could be done to overcome the map causing the trip computer to become innaccurate. His reply was that the trip computer is innaccurate anyway as it reads in US gallons, not...
  18. 159 JTDM Remap and insurance impact....

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, Just wondered if anyone knows roughly how much a remap can affect your insurance by? Had mine mapped yesterday by Angel Tuning (v good :thumbs: ). Wanted to do the right thing and inform insurance company.... am i in for a shock?:confused:
  19. Airbag light and side impact sensor

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, First post and greetings from Finland! The little red man with a ball on it 's lap has been lit for a few months now. KWP71 gives a out an error code "15" indicating the driver's side side impact sensor. I was unable to reset except once for a few start ups. The sensor itself is located in...
  20. Tyres impact on road noise

    General Alfa Discussion
    My new to me 3.2 GT is proving to be as good as I had hoped but I have noticed a lot of road noise from anything other than race track smooth surfaces. I have noticed that while the origional Pirelli P6000 are on 3 of the wheels, the driver side front has a Bridgestone Potenza on it. Could this...