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  1. 5 minute job love.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hah, yeah, we've all said that. My windscreen washers weren't working yesterday morning although the headlight washers were ok. When I got to work I lifted the bonnet, couldn't hear the pump running when operating the lever. Didn't have time or tools to investigate further and as the MOT is...
  2. Paint job

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi folks Well got round to rubbung down the bonnet on Thursday, then gave it a coat of self filling prima (White). After wet and drying it I stood back and thought It looked good. A few people have said how good it looks. Now the question is do I paint the bonnet back to 130/BB or go with a...
  3. Arb job today...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Today's job is arb bush greasing... Wish me luck.... :eek:
  4. Alfa 156 Job Lot of Bits - Air bag, trim, luggage etc

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, Going to be moving house soon so clearing out loads of stuff and found the last bits from my 156 ownership. I have the following :- Top Cowl for steering column Steering wheel airbag and squib ring Air box and filter Boot/luggage net with trims 1 NEW and still sealed bag with net in...
  5. aaannnnd another job rears it's ugly head

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    This time - gear cables and pivot When will this end????:rant::rant::rant:
  6. new clutch ANY other job recommendations WHILE IM AT IT ??

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Clutch due soon as starting to slip, its a JTD and had a moderate remap, 80,000 miles. It will probably be fine for a while yet as it only does it now and again when im cleaning out the cobwebs (and winding up bmw 320ds through fast roundabouts especially when its slippy).......... Anyway i...
  7. new job with long commute, wanted a 1.9 or 2.4 jtd

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys I have a new job with a 70 mile round commute. Its costing me £85 a week in petrol in my ts spider so im looking for something more fuel efficient for the next 12 months. Needs to have long mot and I like the facelift 156 and gt's. Any advise on fuel efficient alfa;s would be...
  8. Job for the weekend - cheers Autolusso

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Job for the weekend - cheers Autolusso for the cracking service
  9. Job for next weekend.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Went to have the GT mapped at Red Dot today and the found that the lower intake hose has a split in it! :rolleyes: So I've ordered one, which will be with me this week. Any issues I should look out for when changing it? Or is it a straight forward as it seems?
  10. Such an easy job

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    just spent two days of my holidays faffing around underneath my GT. reading all the guides and how to's, it appeared sooo.. easy to change ARB and diff. err.. no, took me half a day to get front pipes off where some 'mechanic' had snapped studs and replaced with nuts and bolts. Then one of the...
  11. Lambda replacement, which one and is it a DIY job?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My engine management warning light came on the other day so I ran a diagnostic check with multiecuscan this morning. The following codes appeared: P0155-preheating resistance 2 above catal. P1155-preheating resistance 2 above catal. P0150-lambda 2 signal above catal. I'm assuming this all...
  12. Is this an urgent job?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello - I have been renovating my Spider and I thank you all for the help so far. Anyway, I have a new problem. After changing my thermostat I have been checking the water and its use in the engine. I have noticed mayo in the oil cap every week for the last 3 weeks. I have also noticed a very...
  13. Clutch slave cylinder is it an easy job ?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    So I head out today to awaken my Spider from her winter slumber to start her up and let her run for a bit. What do I find ? I put the clutch in to take her out of gear as I start the car and the clutch pedal stays on the floor. Open the bonnet and have a look about and there's some fluid lying...
  14. Rear parking sensors packed in again, ECUscan job?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Wifes 159 refuses to loook behind itself again. Just getting a flatline 3 second "nope, not working" noise when reverse is engaged. Any achilles heels on the 159 jtdm system or do i have to pug myself in with ecuscan to find the offending culprit? :cheese:
  15. First Service Completed -Good Job Done

    Alfa MiTo
    Just had my Fiat Dealer do my cars first 21000 mile service and oil change ( Motor Services Chepstow). Changed air and oil filters together with cabin pollen filter. All in cost £220.04p which I thought was pretty damn good and the job was done properly (all door locks and hinges lubricated for...
  16. Petrol tank filler job

    Alfa 155
    I've got to drop Tarquini's fuel tank so I can swap the sub-frame. I managed to get the undertray off.. :D and the bolts that hold the fuel tank straps also clicked and then came off smoothly, despite looking like they came off the Titanic.. :D Next weekend I'll disconnect the fuel pump and...
  17. how big a job?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    How big a job is changing the front pipes on a cf3 v6? Is it something that can be done on the drive or is it a more serious operation? One of my downpipes appears to have been stoved in by a speed bump, so was wondering if fitting new ones was something I could do myself? Many thanks, Tom
  18. Today's little job

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Replace the lower wishbone balljoint boots. Nicked both of them doing the bearings a month or two back....the MOT is booked for Friday. Wish me luck. Pub
  19. 147 Cambelt - easy job?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    147 cambelt needs doing. Wont be a specialist so anything I need to mention to the grease monkey? belt and water pump to order....
  20. Fitting new wheel arch liner - easy job?

    Alfa GTA
    I need to fit a new front wheelarch liner, as the brand new one I had fitted a couple of weeks ago appears to have worked loose and has been damaged by the front wheel. I suspect the mounting block for the front self tapper went missing (as it's not there now), allowing the front part to jump...