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  1. Brera passenger seat electric recline cable knackered

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi folks my passenger seat electric recline doesn't work on my 2009 Brera although the motor is still working. I believe a stretched/twisted cable may be to blame. Has anyone any photos or any detailed description on how to replace this as well as obtaining a new cable? I've had a look on here...
  2. Knackered turbo

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all,the turbo on my 147 jtd 16v is making a bit of a racket when under load it sounds like police siren. So my question is,has anyone rebuilt their turbo with just the cartridge? is this an effective long term solution? Or is it best to replace the whole unit? Thanks Alex
  3. Knackered DMF

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Apologies not Alfa related but a GM Meriva with the isuzu 1.7cdti, got box and clutch off but DMF so f***ed the holes don’t line up with bolts. My thinking is angle grind the rivers and split the DMF unless anyone else has any other suggestions??
  4. Clutch knackered or slave cylinder?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi there, I am looking for some wisdom of the forum, trying work out if the clutch or just the slave cylinder has gone on my 2005 156 crosswagen 1.9 jTD The biting point of the pedal got lower and lower and then dropped to the floor..I towed and then parked it up in disgust (had lots of...
  5. How much does knackered suspension affect the ride?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 147 is showing all the symptoms of tired wishbone bushes (squeaking and creaking etc) my questions is how much does this affect the ride quality? The ride is really not very good at the moment and I'm hoping a suspension refresh (wishbones, shocks and shock mounts) will improve things.
  6. Is my EGR knackered?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, I have a GT JTD 2006 and I removed my EGR valve last week to clean it and surprisingly around the spring part itself was as clean as a whistle (the intake part wasn't too bad either) but I still have this hesitation or "choking" sensation at a very light throttle around 2000rpm, only...
  7. Opinion needed, is this DMF knackered?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Please see the video. I think it is, but wanted a second opinion.
  8. Car seems to be completely knackered - MAF?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, Yey more issues already :) *sarcasm* ;) It all started the night I got it but thought it was just an anomaly - as I was coming onto the slip road, I lost all power and boost, then about 5 seconds later it kicked in and all was fine again. Fast forward 2 months and the car is...
  9. Is my DPF knackered????

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    1.9JTDM 109k miles Recently noticed that the manifold pressure seems to be dropping off along with a loss of power. My thinking is the DPF is blocked(no warning light) and causing back pressures which is preventing the turbo from spinning up. EGR remap and physically blanked. Turbo recently...
  10. Is my cam belt knackered?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, I changed the oil, oil filter and air filter on my 156 V6 Sportwagon today (proud!). I also changed the front lights, front grill and washer jets after a minor bump a few weeks ago. Whilst doing all this I caught a glimpse of the cam belt. I assume that all the little breaks are not...
  11. Knackered Q2 1.9jtdm

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Morning guys, just after a little advice. I'm hoping by the end of today to be the owner of a knackered q2. I already have a 2006 1.9jtdm which needs some work. My question really is what's worth swapping from the q2 to my car. The q2 has knackered seals, and various other bits that aren't...
  12. 2.0 Sump threads knackered.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Went to change the oil tonight. Sump plug VERY tight to undo and tight all the way. Went to screw it back up and threads are knackered. Having looked closely at the sump plug it looks like the previous owner refitted and secured it with locktite or similar and used a thicker sealing washer so...
  13. Newbie alert - Bloody hell im knackered though.

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    Thought id say hello - new to the Alfa game thought id say hey - just bought this beautiful thing and drove it nearly 650 miles home in 11 and 1/2 hrs - unreliable ha not likely its a continent crusher - although i must add i think a idler pulley is whining - excellent a chance to get the...
  14. Is my window mech knackered?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, Tim from Essex with a 159 Sportwagon Firstly thanks to the mods for activating my account :thumbs: My N/S/R electric window doesn't work, the motor runs but makes a nasty grinding sound. Pulled the door panel off and it looks like someone has been here before, don't think that wire is...
  15. V6 knackered crankshaft pulley !

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My gtv is back in the garage again. Had cambelt and all associated bits changed a few weeks ago and this week it started making a loud squeel at low revs and also when steering on full lock, assumed it was the aux belt and turns out it was due to the rubber damper on the aux crankshaft pulley...
  16. V6 knackered crankshaft pulley !

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My gtv is back in the garage again. Had cambelt and all associated bits changed a few weeks ago and this week it started making a loud squeel at low revs and also when steering on full lock, assumed it was the aux belt and turns out it was due to the rubber damper on the aux crankshaft pulley...
  17. knackered exaust camshaft JTS

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    not a good day yesterday.. went off to the alfa workshop for a cambelt change, elected to do the water pump variator and all tensioners and idlers as well. so was already in for £615. the new cam was £396..ouch! i'm fully aware I could have found a used one for alot less but I live in...
  18. this just got very expensive....camshaft knackered

    Alfa 145 & 146
    I am currently sat in the waiting area at the alfa workshop. was in for a cambelt, variator, water pump,tensioners idlers ..the whole kit and kaboodle..Ben then comes up and informs me that the exhaust camshaft has had it...! new camshhaft £396...total bill including the fitting of new rear...
  19. 2.0 TS knackered exhaust manifold heat shield

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Thought I'd get to the bottom of that horrible squealing rattle when the engine's cold on my 2.0 147. I've long thought it was the exhaust manifold heat shield, and having got it off found the thing had split in half along the bottom, so no surprises where the noise was coming from...
  20. Is my ECU knackered

    Alfa GTA
    My stereo broke a few weeks ago, so I took it out and had it fixed. On replacement, my car won't start. It turns over, but won't start. The ASR light is on, the immobiliser light won't go out and the engine management light is flickering. Last time it did something similar, it was just a blown...
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