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  1. Alfa 156 - engine kaput

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, Bought a V reg Alfa 156 on the cheap off e-bay last year - it was one of those "too good to be true" chances to own a car I'd always wanted at a bargain price. Only £1,200, so didn't really expect it to be trouble-free driving. All was fine until I spotted that it was guzzling oil...
  2. Clutch Pedal Kaput: What Do I Do???

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Team, Just spent an absolutely GORGEOUS £140 on getting a new master cylinder fitted to the 156 V6 of mine only to find that the problem is still there. Brilliant. Just what I need. The Problem: Clutch pedal feels notchy and sticks half way through it's travel every so often. The clutch itself...
  3. 145 junior KAPUT =[

    Alfa 145 & 146
    my beloved 145 went kaput on me 2 days ago and ive not been very happy as you can imagine, anyone selling a 145 junior or have a ts engine for sale? many thanks ppl.
  4. 166 Sportronic Gearbox kaput, any suggestions?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi Guys, I love my 166 however have had the auto go and have had a quote for about £3,500 to replace with new. As this is more than the car cost they suggested a second hand reconditioned one however that was still pretty pricey at £1,750. I am in the middle east and this is the only Alfa...
  5. My DMF is Kaput!!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I had my car booked in today for a new clutch (clutch slip in 4th and 5th gear). I had the dreaded call from the garage this afternoon. "You'd better come up and have a look" There was lateral play in the DMF and grease leaking from the inner seal.:( The clutch was in good nick but decided to...
  6. My beeper is kaput!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My low tone horn ain't working, the other one is fine though. I suppose I'll have to take it off and have a look.
  7. Rear window defroster: kaput!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello all! Noticed today that my defroster does not work (I couldnt see a thing!). My mirrors do heat up, so there must be something wrong with the lines themselves or the connections? I hope its not the lines, as my windows are tinted and I wont be able to use pens etc....Is there a way for me...
  8. Folding door mirrors kaput

    Alfa 164 & 166
    The door mirrors on my 164 have stopped folding. Have checked the fuse which is OK and the mirrors are still adjustable. Anyone know if there's a relay or a separate fuse for the folding mechanism? Cheers.
  9. New GT - Already Kaput

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi All After many years of admiring Alfa Romeos, (but driving Merc or Toyota), I never had the confidence to take the plunge and buy one, until I spotted the GT a few months back, and i am the owner of ........... 1.9JTD, Metalic Black , Tan Leather, 17 inch Alloys , + other extras. Looks...
  10. Switchblade key button kaput?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I'm just wondering if any of you have experience of the black Alfa switchblade key button malfunctioning? Went to use the key this morning to unlock the car and, how can I describe it, the main button depresses fine but I don't feel the 'lump' in the centre of the rubber there anymore...
  11. Idle Actuator kaput

    Alfa 145 & 146
    A couple of weeks before I part Ex my 96 p plate cloverleaf, an annoying problem has reared it's head. I think the car knows it's going and has decided to give me grief :confused: but anyway I digress. A couple of days ago, the clover hessitated under acceleration, injection light came on...
  12. 155 Q4 cambelt kaput

    Alfa 145 & 146
    A friend of mine owns a 155 Q4 with the 2.0lt turbocharged 16v engine. His cambelt broke for the second time with less than 20000 km (12500 miles). He's a mechanic, and keeps everything in shape. What can be happening??? He suspects there's a problem with the crankshaft belt gear (gear teeth...
  13. cam belt kaput...

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    About 2 miles out of Thaxted heading towards Saffron Walden on a B road today having a lovely time when a gentle POP! occurred then the 33 only ran on one bank of cylinders. No rattles or bangs, and it would actually restart but definitely only on one bank and then it would die. Levering open...