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  1. Important 1.6 Twin Spark engine question!

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hello to all Alfa owners out there! Today as I was doing the weekly checks, I saw something rather interesting. I saw these markings as I was adding a little bit of oil. I am pretty sure i never seen them before and I would like to ask if I should be worried about them. The car runs perfectly...
  2. Important question Explain please

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi i would like to know if the nozzle from injector with number 0 445 110 119 (DSLA144P1295) is the same and replaceable with the nozzle of injector with number 0 445 110 068 (DSLA144P1021).They both seem to be installed in the same cars as far as my reasearch went so far
  3. Is size important!

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Hello all, I'm considering getting a TomTom 2 live for our Giulietta but my missus (who uses the satnav more than I) thinks it's too small. She has a Garmin which has a screen size of approx 6" and the TomTom has a 4.3" screen. I really want to be able to use the satnav for navigating around...
  4. Service History? Important?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    How important is a service history? Ive come to the point, this summer the Spider will need an oil change (obviously). On previous cars Ive owned, Ive serviced them myself (the ones out of warranty and cheaper). I know this way the cars I own have been done properly and the genuine oils are...
  5. Tyre load - How important?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I need to replace my Uniroyal rainsports 2 on the front as they're down to not much tread (interesting journey on the snowy motorway last night to say the least! :paranoid: ) N.b. They are all 215/45 R17 91W, although the rears are not rainsports. Now the owners manual says the...
  6. Service stamps, how important are they to you?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Must admit I like a nice row of stamps in the book, I bought my GT in 2008, 2 years old, book stamped with main dealer. Since then the old girl has been serviced on the button at my local Indy, I supply the parts taking advantage of any offers that pop up in between services. Thing is I'm more...
  7. JTDm Something important looking has come off

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi all. Hoping you can help me with finding out what the strip of metal is that's was sitting loose in my engine bay. It didn't appear to be attached to anything but was sat above the 4 squares marked in red. it has a small hole in it suggesting it should be attached but I can’t see anything. I...
  8. Buying a giulietta - is the year important?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, I'm in the market for a diesel Giulietta, either the 1.6 or 2.0 140, or 150 version depending on price. (Cheap tax plus fuel economy appeal to me as I plan to have the car for awhile...) I'm looking to spend up to 14k, and you can get some great looking G's for the money.... there's also...
  9. 939 model important seasonal tip

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    939 model is of course 159, Brera and Spider. This time of the year when there are a lot of leaves about I pay particular attention to the leaves which find their way under the bonnet above the scuttle. The scuttle drain on the drivers side does have a habit of collecting leaves and debris...
  10. Are cam belt timing marks important?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I know in general that they are!! So, here is my question.... I'm busy replacing all the belts/tensioners/waterpump on my twinny. First time I've done it. I'm using cam locks and proper dial guage to determine TDC. The manual refers to the timing marks on the crank and the exhaust sprocket...
  11. Locking wheel nuts - how important are they?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Apologies in advance if this all sounds naive, but I'm new to all of this... I've just bought a Brera, and one of the details I didn't check was the locking wheel nuts. It turned out the little orange box next to the spare was completely empty. I panicked - what happens if I get a flat...
  12. Headlamp - part fell off inside - Important??

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, A simple job has turned into a nightmare. Trying to change the bulb the bronze metal clip has come off the headlamp which secures the bulb in place. I am currently trying to glue it in place, it clips back on but doesnt hold in position. No in the meantime there is a round kind of...
  13. an important reason to buy new head bolts

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    hi guys I recently asked about changing the head bolts when changing the head gasket. I got lots of conflicting responses and as a result didn't change them and the head gasket failed instantly. I have since replaced the bolts and could definitely feel the difference when torqueing them up...
  14. important news

    General Alfa Discussion
    cover your alfa,s sahara dust is on its way to us again:(
  15. 156 jtd injectors important update

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi fellows alfisti or beginers a small update If nobody has the info or never tried to help with info ; the 1.9 and 2.4 injectors regardless off serial nr are the same for cf 1 2 and 3 except new ones like 159 brera mjets .after looking for help here in the family and else and no luck I just...
  16. Very important question!!!!

    General Alfa Discussion
    Anyone know the correct pronunciation for quadrifoglio? :lol:
  17. An Important Question

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    T*ts or A*se? When I park my car at work and walk to the door looking back all the while, I can't decide whether I prefer to park her forward; so I can admire the front overhang :inlove: ; or backward so I can admire her pert rear :inlove: Which do you prefer? :cheese:
  18. Important a used LHD 159 from Italy

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    All, I'm about to import a LHD 2010 159 3.2 V6 Q4 I've just purchased in Milan (the car will principally be used on the continent, which is why I've bought a LHD version). 1 question - According to the DVLA, I need to fill out an "Application for Commission Notice / Mutual Recognition" form...
  19. Important reminder to our club members

    Alfa Romeo Cyprus Club
    Guys you might be surprised to hear this from me but its actually quite important so please read carefully. This thing with highjacking the threads must be over. Sure we can post irrelevant things or just chat for random things when were bored but that should happen in Ksenis' thread which is...
  20. Need NS Door mirror for Spider (painted type) - colour not important

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Folks, Some little ***** has wrecked my passenger mirror - broken internal cast metal piece. Have tried re-bonding with JB-Weld but it's not a clear break, so it's a goner. WTB either full passenger mirror unit (colour unimportant - as I'm keeping original green casing) or if someone has...