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  1. Matt le Blanc to leave Top Gear

    General Motoring Discussion He's off
  2. Free JTD shell with whatever I leave on it

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Free to a good/bad home (if anyone wants the damn thing). After my recent strut collapse, I'm having to take the rear suspension off the JTD track project for my Lusso. Obviously the car will end up stuck with no rear wheels and there is little point in replacing it all at the same cost as just...
  3. Swirl Flaps - leave open ? long term issues ?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Alfa Spider 2.4 JTDM - The usual issue, i have now locked them open & the car does not hunt in a morning & runs much better - what happens if i just leave them locked open ? its not due a cambelt for a while & it makes sense to do the belt & the flaps all at once ? Will it cause any issues...
  4. can i leave usb stick stuck in?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Computing is not my strong point so this question may be pointless but: I've put some music on a memory stick (big achievement) and the radio seems to be able to browse it and play everything fine. Can I leave it plugged in? I can't see it significantly draining my battery but the usb port...
  5. Leave it... (spark plugs)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    After nearly 3 years of owning the 156 I've yet to change the spark plugs. Purchased 8 Bosch plugs for a good price from a well-known discount car parts outlet. Having read a few things about changing plugs I found i didn't have the correct socket. So I booked into a local garage, as my usual...
  6. I may have to leave Alfa...

    General Motoring Discussion
    ...if this comes true! New rotary-engined Mazda sports car concept - first picture | Autocar There's just something I deeply love about Mazda rotaries and, touch wood, the two I've owned were impeccably reliable. I doubt it'll be cheap, this time. But I'm saving up, just in case! Alfa need a...
  7. Shall I leave the thermostat in or out? (156 3.0 v6)

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Guys, My mechanic (an Alfa specialist in whom I have total confidence) decided to take the thermostat out, when installing the 3.0 in the 156. When I asked him why, he said that this way the engine temperature would always be on the cool side... If I would race the car, or use it as a...
  8. chipbox, custom remap or just leave it alone?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guyz select three of the below options that you would choose to apply to the romeo and why? 1. performance plug n play chip box 2. EGR and custom remap 3. none of the above my ride is alfa romeo 156 2.5 v6
  9. need to leave car in PTA

    South Africa
    Hi guys, I need to leave the GTA in JHB/PTA as TN is not open on Saturday nor at home... I ask anyone in the area if I can come leave the car at your place and then Monday you drive it to TN to work on please? Lemme know. Thanks
  10. MAF sensor cleaning? or better leave as is?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, so while chaning the clutch, i needed to remove the MAF sensor. It's really dirty and there is a whole bug family on the mesh in front of it. Would it be advisable to clean it up somewhat with brake cleaner?
  11. Does the 'G' beep when you leave your lights on?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all Into my 2nd week of Giulietta ownership and loving it so far..just something i've done a couple of times now, has been a bit darker on the odd day (but not completely dark) so had lights on and forgot to turn them off! Now I know we have the annoying beep on opening/closing the car, but...
  12. Sound damping replace or leave out.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I have recently removed the sound damping as in the stuff that is actually stuck to the floor on my spider so i could see if there was any of that nasty rust stuff lurking about and to also replace it with some more efficient deadening material but i have to admit i cannot hear that much...
  13. Remove dash or leave alone.

    Alfa Giulietta
    Well after 6 months of problems with my G, there is only one fault left to fix and that is the passenger air vent is stuck closed and to fix it the dealer tells me it's a dash out job. However. as no one ever sits in the passenger seat. should I just leave it be as i'm worried removing the dash...
  14. Would you leave a car overnight in a public carpark

    General Motoring Discussion
    In a couple of weeks my wife and I are going down to London for a concert which involves an overnight stay. Usually if we are going into central London I park at Cockfosters and take the Tube. So far there have never been any issues with security or damage. I notice that the parking charges...
  15. if you had to leave alfa for another....who would it be?

    General Motoring Discussion
    im sad to say, my wife doent like the 156 sw that she inherited when i bought the 159sw. she loves driving it and loves the power on the motorway, but as she works with old people, she needs a more 'sensible' car; one made for parking in small spaces in town, or outside houses in streets where...
  16. "Major engine failure" - leave it or rebuilt it?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi everyone, First, congrats for the amazing forum, for the past 12 months all your contributions have been of great help. Now is my time to ask for some expert advice! I have an alfa gtv 2.0, 1999, with 115,000 miles and recently cleaned maf, reset ECU, changed spark plugs, oil has 8000...
  17. How long can you leave your.........

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider for before the battery goes dead? I bought a new battery 2 months ago, the car has been left for the last 4 weeks, battery dead!! I took it back to the place I bought it from, under the 4 years warranty it was replaced for a brand new 1. I've fitted a battery save device that will...
  18. How to leave an Alfa?

    General Alfa Discussion
    I just sold my 156 today.. I recommend a fast leave without any thinking, the time has just passed..just took a picture of it and keept one of the older plates for it as a memory.. Farwell my 156, you served me well. I will never forget the sound of the Twinsparker.. To drain my sorrows, I...
  19. Leave zit alone!!!!!

    General Alfa Discussion
    Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Touched by Wheelsandmore [Photo Gallery] - autoevolution Really????? :(
  20. If you leave your ipod ...

    The Technology Section
    ... playing on shuffle, what will it do when it gets to the end of your tunes? Will it just stop or will it start from the beginning again?