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  1. Alfa Stelvio
    I was wondering if there any Stelvio owners and get their feedback on how the transition from one car to the other. I am still not sure on the Stelvio or the SUV jump that most manufacturers want everyone to go to. What would you say the pro's and con's owning one. I've owned four 159...
  2. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi All, I was told by a garage to never jump start my 156 as it can do damage. Dose anyone know if this is true? If so is this the same for a 159? Thanks Chris.
  3. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi everybody! I had a strange thing with my late 2011 159 2.0jtdm 2.0 TI Alfa. One morning I started the car and Average consumption jumped from 7.0L/100km to 10.1L! And kept climbing like 0.1L in a minute. But it seems that current consumption shows OK numbers, but still. What may have...
  4. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, battery is dead, can't even open boot. Lights flashing, ticking sound and every warning you can think off. Car was in parked in garage for over a week unused during the snowy weather we just has in the UK. I made the mistake of pumped up a large space hooper for my boy and didn't have the...
  5. Alfa Giulia
    Hi there, QV owner here... had it 6 days and absolutely loving it. Has anybody on here been told not to use their QV to jump start somebody else's car? Just used mine to jump start my dads car and now I have warning lights galore and currently waiting to be towed into a local dealer. Not happy.
  6. Alfa Giulia
    A little story for the benefit of all Giulia owners - Trust me this will be handy one day! Woke up this morning and my alarm went off. Came down and switched it off with keyfob and it kept going off. So went out, unlocked the car, still with keyfob, got in and switched ignition on - cluster...
  7. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi everyone I'm hoping I can get some advice. I let the battery on my V6 GTV go flat as I hadn't run the car for a few weeks after I moved house. Not a problem I thought as i have jump leads on case of breakdown on a recent trip to the Scottish Highlands. However I think I may have screwed up...
  8. The Technology Section
    Any one any experience of the tiny ones that will fit in a glove box? I can hardly beleve that they will do the job given the size of a car battery. I have had my 147 battery checked and all appears well. It starts the car most of the time, but we have had a couple of long holidays recently...
  9. Alfa GTA
    Hi guys, is it safe to jump start my bosses motor with the GTA? I'm sure I've read about people killing things when jumping their cars ? But would this be ok?
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    A word of warning. I attempted to jump start a friends bmw 320 diesel the other day but it was having non of it. I must have jump started cars a hundred times with these leads and never had a problem and everything was done correctly. Anyway the bmw had to be taken to a garage. The diagnosis is...
  11. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Please help! :depressed: I have a 1999 156 1.8TS, the code box(immobiliser) light is on and the engine does not start after a jump start failure, though it had started OK previously, the normal key was in the ignition barrel on both occasions. I am currently starting the engine using the pedal...
  12. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hello, I have bought a battery jump starter as I have had a couple of instances of dead batteries due to infrequent use of the car. The red positive cable from the jump pack connects to the positive terminal. The black cable from the jump pack is meant to connect to the earthing point? Where...
  13. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, would really appreciate some advice. I recently had a dead battery and after a bad jump i had a host of warnings on the dash. All seems ok now but i have no sound from the bp stereo (non bose version). The stereo seems to be working fine and has not asked for the security code it just...
  14. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hoping someone can help me. Battery flat today (Alpine head unit draining battery which I've not had chance to sort yet), so jump started car to get her going. Started up fine but now won't rev at all and has lumpy idle. :( Any ideas what I've done wrong ?? I've disconnected the battery for...
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, the cold weather seems to have taken its toll on my battery. I have a portable jumpstarter but it says not to attach the negative lead to the negative pole of the battery for risk of explosion. Does anyone know a suitable earth point I should attach it to instead? I looked in the manual...
  16. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    All, Does anyone have any advise on the type of jump start / power pack to buy if I want to jump start my 2.4D Brera? At worst the car stands idle for 4 to 6 weeks at a time. I try to use it everyother weekend, but sometimes its not practical. I am looking at the Sealey RS1 power pack at...
  17. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi guys - I have a '99 gtv 2.0 and just before we went for new years last night my girlfriend's 1.4 honda jazz with only 8000 miles that she just bought didnt want to start with loads of clicking and and different lights coming up on the dash. It sounded like it was trying to start a couple of...
  18. General Motoring Discussion
    I have been asked to buy a set of jump leads for the daughter in law (I think she thinks as an engineer I know about these things. I realise they need to be sufficient for the engine size and would err on the bigger size so have found these. Ring A 3m | Battery Care | Screwfix.com Has anybody...
  19. 156 2.4 10v Jtd Sportwagon

    156 2.4 10v JTD Sportwagon
  20. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Tried to start the motor today to bring it for servicing. Haven't had it running for over a fortnight and I'm kicking myself for not following my own advice about turning it over every couple of days, just to keep the battery up. So, I need to jump start it and I have a look at the battery...
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