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  1. Diesel Engines: Should I idle at the start/end of a journey?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi everyone, I was visiting family at Christmas and the subject of my (new to me) Alfa 159 TI 2.4 JTDM came up and my step dad mentioned "whatever you do, alway leave it idling for a minute or two after you start it and just before you switch it off" so I humoured the old man and have been...
  2. My LED journey

    Alfa Giulietta
    I thought it would be a good idea to change some of my lamps to LED's given how much brighter and less power they need. So I tried the rear number plate lamps for starters. The lamps I bought throw up the canbus error. So I thought how about the internal lamps, rear compartment lamp glows all...
  3. 159 not long journey friendly?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So I was gonna try swapping my 159 for something a bit bigger but she still has that hook on me that I still turn round when I walk away from her šŸ˜ Anyway I'm off to eurodisney soon from Edinburgh and now realise what an un-long journey friendly car it is. 1 12v socket and a joke for a cup...
  4. AONW Journey To The Lakeland Motor Museum..

    Meets & Events Images
    for a bit of breakfast and a look around.....
  5. Is Dodge taking Journey to Italy?

    General Motoring Discussion
    Is Dodge taking Journey to Italy?
  6. Long Journey Home Tonight

    Motoring Images
    Driving down south from Warrington, I thought the road surfaces around Birmingham were pretty awful. Then it all went a bit pear shaped in the handing department. One of the less good places in the world to break down, the Aston Expressway: Very nice AA man recovered the car, and we're now...
  7. Long Journey Alfa

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi Everyone I am not new to Alfa...Back in the day I had a Sud, 33, 156, GTV, Alfetta...However the commute to work got longer, fuel got more know the story. So I went to the "Dark side" in the shape of several very boring but very economical oil burners..However...changed jobs...
  8. Monster journey in the QV!

    Alfa Giulietta
    And by monster I mean long, very long! Been up to Northern Scotland for a long weekend (Nairn/Inverness - used to live there). Put over 1k miles on the QV in 5 days but today we did the whole journey back in one go - 440 miles! Just over 8 hours, including a lunch stop. Not bad with a toddler...
  9. My journey into the Alfa fold.... and its arm rest

    Alfa Giulietta
    Like other over excitable, proud new owners of a Giulietta I just have to share my journey with you lovely people so far..... So, after working for PSA Peugeot Citroen and having a DS3, 208 GTI followed by a 308, the car world was opened up to me when choosing my next vehicle. I looked at the...
  10. Used 'D' twice on one journey - bloody awesome!

    Alfa Giulietta
    In a bit of a hurry today so quick 10 sec burst gets me past two cars just entering de-restricted zone. Later I get a long blast of over a minute in 'D' passing 5 cars, get sight of the turbo boost display (love the way it auto switches out of navigation mode) and I'm thinking this is goddamn...
  11. Starting the journey - '77 GT Junior restoration

    South Africa
    Hi All, I've been lurking on here for some time now admiring all the nice Alfa's out there. My father has gifted his 1977 GT 1600 Junior to me. He bought the car in Odendaalsrus in 1982 and it was our family car for 6 years. I learned to drive in it and used it as my first car after finishing...
  12. Mito any good for a very long journey?

    Alfa MiTo
    My Mum lives in on the Costa Del Sol, the journey is 250 miles to the ferry,the rest of the journey is just under a 1000 miles through France into Spain. I have done the trip loads of times in 159's and never had a problem but the one I drive at the moment has got loads of miles on it and as its...
  13. My first long non-commuting journey

    Alfa Giulietta
    I had my first long journey yesterday. A 300 mile return trip to Sunderland. M60- M62- M1- A1(M) and A19. The car never missed a beat and I thorough enjoyed it. It's a good job I am not bothered about fuel consumption as the average was 25.5 mpg. I blame the A19 south of Teeside for that.:lol:
  14. Autolusso : what a journey !

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    And so I went to Autolusso (Dunstable) after reading so many great reviews about them. I had been thinking about this for quite some time, but that was not just a small trip : living 30 miles south of Paris, it would be something like 7 hours including the Eurotunnel ! I left last Friday...
  15. Short journey?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, Just a quick question, would a Giulietta 1.4 or 1.6 survive as a daily user doing 1.6 miles a day round trip? Currently using a KA mk1 which has been doing this for 2 years with no issues. Would this very short daily journey break the engine? ( I know that it is not healthy in the...
  16. My first long journey

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just go back from Scotland have done 1000 miles in four days and my stunning Bella didn't miss a beat, motorways, country roads and city centres. I didn't think it possible but I love my car even more and she's even impressed the wife which is something I or any other car I've owned has not done...
  17. Monza - Sept 2012 - voyage!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, I'm looking at driving down to Monza for the GP in early Sept. Are any of you lot going/driving down? If so what are your suggestions on route/plan, etc. I have looked at the following agenda, but am open to any ideas (and would welcome extra stops on the journey, as well as...
  18. An unpleasant journey home - please help with diagnosis

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Since I bought my 2.4 Ti 2 weeks ago, she hasn't been the best at starting. She does start, after a little persuasion sometimes, but she always runs a bit rough upon starting. She also idles a little bit lump generally. Even after a 2 hour journey down the motorway. Tonight, she took an age to...
  19. Longest journey?

    General Alfa Discussion
    I'm currently on a train to Glasgow to pick up a 155, the total round trip is circa 700 miles! I was just wondering what's the furthest you gone to get an Alfa?
  20. Journey time from Dublin (citywest) to belfast international

    Republic of Ireland
    Hi lads, I am having a bit of a barney with the missus here. We have a flight out of belfast @ 3:30 tomorrow afternoon. i have to work until 11:30 . She is doing her nut about us not making the flight. I think we will have enough time to make it. We have to be checked in by 2. I will be on the...