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  1. Windshield fluid tank leaks - info

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi When I add liquid to the top of the tank it leaks little where the arrow points on the photo. Any ideas???
  2. Oil leaks and sealants

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Im pulling the engine and gearbox out to tackle numerous oil leaks what is the recommended stuff to use in what areas? Some of the products i search forums about im struggling to source. Also am i better off using sealants instead of gaskets where new gaskets and seals are available? Areas...
  3. Water Leaks - thermostat?

    Alfa GTA
    Hey, So I've noticed that the coolant level has started to lower constantly, and I had to top up every few days. Also what scared me was little smoke coming from the engine bay after starting.. which made me investigate ASAP. Well, the smoke was coming from the coolant that was leaking around...
  4. Intake Manifold Warping & Leaks?

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Can Alfasud boxer engine dual carb intake manifolds warp? Can they warp enough to cause enough air to leak past them to cause irregular idling? Anybody have any experience with this? I'm using the standard thin paper gaskets mounted dry with no sealant on both sides of the Bakelite carby...
  5. Fuel pump leaks in to ECU

    Alfa MiTo
    Engine management light came on and it was losing power at about 65 mph, so took it to the garage and after two days they diagnosed that the fuel pump is leaking diesel in to the ECU. Has anyone else had similar before and what is the best course of action . Thanks
  6. Evaporator removal, leaks

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi! I have recharged my AC two times on my AR 156, first time it lasted 10 days, second time 5 days...the second recharge garage said that they checked and found no leaks but they also said they checked only in the engine bay. But what if the evaporator has a small leak? How could I check this...
  7. Engine oil leaks, where are the 'hot spots'?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi, The spiders engine has always leaked oil but whilst underneath the car for something else I noticed it's now pretty bad and is now coating pretty much everything on and around the bottom half of the engine. I'm happy to take the engine out as then I can paint the engine bay and sort the...
  8. Leaks and leaks in my phase 2

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello! So the Alfa just keeps giving at the moment, fix one thing and another then another thing goes wrong! The latest niggle i am trying to fix is water related. The car had a leaking rear quarter window (damp interior side roof lining was the give away) I re-sealed and that appears to...
  9. 2.0 TS Balancer Shaft "Blind End" Leaks

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I like to address root causes when repairing, not symptoms. Are the blind end leaks, simply ageing of the rubber coating surrounding the steel plug, or is there typically a deeper reason for these caps to weep, like excessive endplay in a shaft? Any other "gotchas" for the replacement...
  10. JTS 2.0 Engine Main Bearing Leaks

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I am changing the parking lights as I removed my front bumper, during under the car, I had spot oil leaks near the crank cover, looks like a bad sign? Does this means I have to stop driving the car and pull engine out for investigating the crankshaft bearings? Any suggestions? I am pretty sure...
  11. Water loss but no leaks?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi everyone, My name is Farryl, I have a '97 916 phase 1 Alfa Spider 2Ltr Twinspark. 126 000 miles and still going great! I began noticing the coolant level going down more and more, and with the accompanying vapour from the exhaust, my first reaction is a blown head gasket. Fortunately the...
  12. Water leaks

    4C & 4C Spider
    Reading a thread on another forum where people were experiencing water ingress from around the wiper motor area, any one experienced this? Times getting closer pick her up on the 21st!
  13. 159 water leaks into cabin / boot

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Discovered water under the carpets in the summer - found various suggested causes on here, and so checked the air con drain - connected, the scuttle drains - clear, and the seal on the galvanised plates inside the doors - knackered - so applied dum-dum strip and bolted them back up - job done...
  14. Fuel Leaks, Pumps and Pipes

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Problem with a fuel pipe on my 1.9 JTD, 2007 GT Steel pipe joining the HP pump to the fuel rail keeps failing. The original (as far as i can tell) was on for over 7 years and 124k miles. I am now on my third after the second failed a month ago, 6 weeks after replacement. The latest replacement...
  15. how to check for boost leaks

    South Africa
    I swopped out my MAF and the car idles perfectly again with no errors. However... As soon as the car is supposed to go into boost it start to do the fuel cut off(FCO) thingy and jerking ensues and boost spiking accompanied by a whoosh from the front left side somewhere. I parked the car and...
  16. 156 v6 leaks all over help

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi guys looking for a little advice please. recently bought my 1st alfa romeo 156 2.5 v6 v reg with 136thou on the clock, she seems to be leaking break fluid from the passenger side? had it looked over but cant see it anywhere but big puddle of brake fluid when i come to the car the next day...
  17. GT Oil Cooler - worth treating before it eventually corrodes and leaks?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So the GT oil cooler pretty much always corrodes and starts leaking.. AutoLusso have a great Mocal replacement kit available, but it ain't cheap! For those of us without a leaky filter (yet!!), is it worth slapping on a few thick coats of rust killer and then some waxoyl to seal it all up? Or...
  18. Would you agree with this statement regarding oil leaks

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I was recently told this: "Expect slight oil leaks from a GTV engine due to the all aluminium construction." Would you agree with that statement or do you think it is more likely someone justifying why their engine is leaking oil?
  19. More 156 Problems - Oil leaks

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello again... Posting abit too much here I believe ;) Just noticed two oil leaks, one from the oil filter and one from the plug in the oil pan (What is the translation for this??) Are there any gaskets at the plug? I know about the O-Ring in the oilfilter, so just gonna replace the...
  20. Alright talk to me about oil leaks....

    South Africa
    Seems my GTV has one, started it up this evening, reversed it about 5 meters and saw drops on the ground, got out to investigate, definitely oil. Some expletive were uttered and the car was put back under the cover. Not before I drove it up and down probably 50 meters to be sure it was actually...