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  1. Change speedo on Japanese import

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I am looking at importing a gtv from Japan whereby speedo in km. Would be possible to swap the instrument cluster with a UK version? Also would the replacement retain the correct mileage and would it register in miles or km still?
  2. 156 2.5 v6 SW - Jap Import

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have been looking around for another ALFA since I bought my first one in January. Came across this one today. Does anyone here have experience of buying cars that are Japanese imports? What are the drawbacks/pitfalls I would need to look out for? Are these 156 engines troublesome? This car...
  3. Japanese import ICS issues

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hello. I recently started a thread in the General Alfa Discussion forum about my hunt for a 166. I took the plunge and bought one with some issues (life would be boring if everything worked as it should all of the time, right?☺). Anyhow, my lovely 2002 3.0 Lusso has plenty of issues and I am...
  4. Jap import 916s

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi all, reciently bought a 916 spider 2001 imported from Japan. Wanted one since hiring one in Italy and driving round the lakes, amazing place great car !! So far I’ve had to replace all the roof hydraulics, rpm sensor, maf, thermostat, lamba, alternator, fuel sender, tank seal, upgraded the...
  5. Audio help - Japanese import

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Hello Alfisti, I have an imported GTA and would like to configure my Sony HU to play UK radio however I'm having simple issue of getting no sound at all from the HU. The original HU that was installed was working fine - of course not catching UK radio signal but atleast there was sound. I'm not...
  6. TGJ's Japanese Grey Import Hook-Up Thread

    General Motoring Discussion
    An ongoing series to see if I can match automotive requirements with stuff you can get on the Japanese domestic market. First up is the future CRV replacement for Elvis and KB. I give you the 'forward control' Mitsubishi Delicia: D:5 Mitsubishi Delica, The latest generation of Delica AWD...
  7. Buying an import.. madness or bargain?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Evening all! I spotted this beautiful-looking GTV V6 on eBay - fresh import from Japan. It seems like great value for a 50k mile car in red with mostly the 'right' spec. Does anyone here have experience owning and running an imported GTV? As far as I can tell they're mechanically identical...
  8. 145 Cloverleaf (Japanese Import)

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Searching gumtree for a little run around I came across a 145 cloverleaf for £500, it looked rough, and for sure the paint aint going to win it any concourse awards, this one was for some reason fascinating as the advertiser had put text on around KM's & Miles, swapping dash out etc etc... It...
  9. Grey Import Japanese Camper Vans

    General Motoring Discussion
    What's the story on these? I've seen hundreds of the buggers on my road trip through France up to Scotland. Diahatsus, Toyotas and Mazdas all with the telltale square UK reg plate of a grey import car. :confused:
  10. Anyway to import TomTom routes in Giulia nav ?

    Alfa Giulia
    On standalone TomToms you can create routes offline using TT software and Google maps. I've had a look and can't seem to find a way to do this via the USB port on the car. Anybody had more luck than me ? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  11. Import duties on Alfaholics wheels

    South Africa
    Hi all, I just spent a very frustrating hour on the SARS website trying to figure out how the duty/tax will be calculated for importing alloy wheels from Alfaholics in the UK. Cost excluding shipping will around R10k My car is just about ready for new wheels... Any assistance would be...
  12. just import alfa romeo 155 v6 1996

    Alfa 155
    Hello all, Am living in dubai before 3 days i bought alfa romeo 155 v6 with amazing condition looking for some one can take care of it the car has done 112000 km dont know that much but if any one interested can contact me on 00971556775566 the only thing in the car was the one of the side...
  13. best shocks local not import

    South Africa
    2years ago I fitted new oem shocks, when I bought the front disks and pad and loaded them in the boot I could feel them all the way home like I had a load in the boot, the front passenger side popped and now it is moving from side to side, feels like the day I fitted new shocks uneven and wobbly...
  14. Import permanently my italian LHD Giulietta into UK

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hello everyone, I'm Italian and I brought my LHD Giulietta into the UK. In July my 6 months permission will expire, so I have to adapt my car to be able to register it here. Has someone already done this? Or can someone give me some help on which is the correct procedure? From what I've...
  15. Is my S3 an import?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi, This is my 1st post on here. I have just brought a Spider S3, which when searching on Auto check etc shows it as an automatic! it certainly isn't. There is a huge history file which contain the original purchase invoice from Bell & Colville in Leatherhead. It is a right hand drive manual...
  16. Import?

    South Africa
    Does anyone know of guys who'll import parts directly for you even if its not their parts that they sell? I know alot of guys only import KW, but I need someone to import another brand of coilover for me as these importers usually save on the tax when it lands here. Please let me know.:thumbs:
  17. Has anybody purchased wheels from RS Import ?

    General Alfa Discussion
    I found these the other night on my hunt for a set of TI Alloys for my 156 facelift and stumbled across these. RS Import The Price is certainly attractive compared to new rims I've seen elsewhere but wondered if anybody had experience of purchasing Alfa wheels and getting them posted to the UK...
  18. Import, stash or sell?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, I've a nice GTV V6 in decent condition that has had a bit of money spent on over the years. The wife and I are looking to move to Perth for a couple of years and I can't decide what to do with the car. The options are. Import it to Perth. Should cost around 3k and sell on when I come...
  19. 159 custom sunroof & UK import

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    All, I'm on the verge of buying a 2010 159 V6 Q4 from a dealership in Italy and had 2 questions: 1. I'm planning to register it in the UK, has anyone gone through the process of importing an LHD Alfa to the UK before? I know it needs a Certificate of Conformity but I also read something about...
  20. Import or not.........

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Is there anyway of finding out if the car i have is an "Import" ? I ask because, reading through the forum, i find that all UK 156's came with an alarm as standard, BUT, i dont think my 156 has an alarm fitted........