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  1. Keeping old models on the road

    General Motoring Discussion
    It seems some British car makers (and others) are very concerned that future regulations will prevent cars with internal combustion engines from being used on the road. Specifically, they worry what this will mean for owners who still have classic or antique versions of their products, so...
  2. Veloce plus extras keeping under the tax limt

    Alfa Giulia
    So, I am going to be ordering a MY2019 spec Veloce this week and now have a decision to make. To keep under the £40k VED limit on the tax and not cost myself an extra £310 per year I am limited in the extras spec I can go for. With the first year's tax not included in the £40k limit and with a...
  3. Keeping a nice car without a garage

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'm hoping to keep my GT for at least another 5 years. In the near future I don't foresee having a garage sadly. Any tips on keeping her in top condition without one? I wash/wax regularly. I've thought of a car cover but we drive just enough to make that a bit of a hassle. Maybe someone has...
  4. Keeping rolling radius the same?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Am thinking of splashing out on some 17" multi spokes to replace my 16" teles. Currently have 205/55/16 and new wheels are 225/45/17. So effectively I'm increasing the rolling radius by 12.5mm. Will I notice this on my 1.8 156? Don't want to lose any low end torque. Can you buy 205/40/17 tyres...
  5. Keeping interiors spic n span

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Good day, I have just acquired a 2002 147 twin spark and it drives beautifully. Has anyone had a problem with the black middle console beside the gear stick getting a sticky surface (presumebly from the heat or sun). Is there anything that can fix this?
  6. Keeping 159 TI clean

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I like to keep my car clean, it doesn't get too heavy amounts of use so usually a good wash once a week, car wash if I am feeling lazy. Now that we are into autumn and it's all a bit more wet I am realising how hard it's going to be to keep this clean. One short drive after a wash and I have...
  7. Welcome Alfa 4c keeping 156 jts

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Was fortunate enough to be able to purchase a limited edition Alfa 4c coupe in Rosso red this summer, love the acceleration, looks, has comfy seats on long journeys, delivers 41mpg, has limited luggage space plus have to avoid potholes etc. Also I now appreciate my 156 jts more, seats 5 adults...
  8. Keeping it simple

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Good evening, Is there a simple solution where I don't have to change my OEM stereo unit and can improve the output of my setup. I have a 2010 gt cloverleaf with blue+me and the subwoofer in the boot. Could I add an amp etc for crisper sound but still keep the original look and feel of the...
  9. How best to insure a new car while keeping the old one covered?

    General Motoring Discussion
    Collecting a new car tomorrow but need to keep the old one insured until it's sold. My current insurers won't mirror my NCB on to the new car so it would be very expensive with them. Their suggestion was to change the current policy to the new car and take out temporary cover on the old one...
  10. parts worth keeping on 156 TS?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I am in the final stage of breaking reluctantly my 1.8 and the engine bay is empty with everything removed including sub frame and all suspension. Are there any other parts that I should remove before the shell is scrapped?
  11. Any of these bits worth keeping?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Spares that came with my car on the following link https://www.flickr.com/photos/ghostydog/albums/72157659615138708 Bumpers and spare sill protectors 4 x Steel wheels, may be original??? Various boxes and bags of seal kits Original airbox A few coils, no idea if they work Rear bumper number...
  12. Keeping spare engine management parts together?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have been keeping a complete V6 engined 156 as a source of spares for my daily driver. As I've watched the sills dissolve over the past year, I've decided it's time to completely dismantle it to put the spares into storage. When taken off the road, the engine and management systems were...
  13. Clutch changed, difficulty keeping a pedal?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Successfully changed the clutch, all back together and bled the hydraulics (many times, both manually and with a pressure bleeder), but the bite almost immediately drops to the floor and is then lost completely. I can only assume air is being drawn back into the system either through the union...
  14. Keeping My Eyes Open for a Giulietta

    Alfa Giulietta
    Currently away working so keeping my eyes peeled for any G's, as I'm missing mine. Nothing special there but I'm in Malawi! (Hopefully the airport parking are looking after it!! :thumbs:). Seen a green 147 in Lilongwe but still no G's. Not sure the sporty suspension would cope well with these...
  15. Keeping Cool in Traffic

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Yesterday I was stuck in a traffic jam on the A303. It was sunny so I had the air con on and roof down to make sure I was being environmentally friendly. I found this had the added side effect of keeping the engine temperature right down. I know that if you put the heater and fan on you help...
  16. Keeping my feet warm!

    Alfa Giulietta
    Have had my G since 1 May and she's lovely, a bit of getting used to compared to 147 but generally great. One thing I can't get to grips with is the 'climate control', it's the dual-control auto type. My partner passenger finds that her feet are cold much of the time. I have tried switching of...
  17. Can't justify keeping her

    Alfa 164 & 166
    I've just started a 190 mile round trip commute and am using the 166. Being a 3.0 v6, this is not the most economical choice for a commuting car so I might need to get a deseasal. So I'm gauging, whether anyone is interested in a Zender kitted 3.0 Super with 171k on the clock? Ironically I was...
  18. Keeping a Transaxle in one piece with high torque engine

    Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    Have a friend who is trying to sort out a transaxle for his race car. See his post from another forum below, hope you guys have some info. I am trying to decide whether to work around the Alfetta transaxle or toss it and cough up stupid money for an aftermarket transaxle. My goal: I aim to...
  19. Replacing speaker system but keeping original head unit

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi all, I'm currently looking to buy a MiTo Cloverleaf - I have my eye on a couple of them but I'd really like to get one with a Bose system in it, currently those I've found are out of my price range. Other option is of course to have the Bose system fitted after buying the car however I...
  20. Anyway of keeping track info displayed on 159?

    ICE & Blue&Me
    I have just got round to updating my B&M, and purchased the adaptor for my ipod. I was just wondering if there was a way of keeping the track info displayed on the centre dash screen, or even just the media player controls.
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