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  1. Long time admirer, first time owner

    Introduce Yourself
    I bought it a year ago, 156 Busso, 62k Miles and a very personal history. 3 years off the road and I just couldn't justify spending the money the put it back on. (Kids come first and that) A Stolen van and an insurer playing the long game. It's funny how the world works but its the only car I...
  2. Long term Giulia ownership

    Alfa Giulia
    In Feb I will have owned my Giulia for 3 years, many people with cars on 3 year leases will be moving on to something else (hopefully another Giulia). Myself, I intend keeping my Giulia for many many years. So why am I doing this? Well I am of a certain age and with retirement will not be in a...
  3. So Long Giulia & Thank You!

    Alfa Giulia
    Just wanted to pop on, as a long time lurker, and thank everyone here for their contributions which helped me convert my skippy, break squealy Giulia into perfection! Unfortunately due to a baby joining the family, the opportunity to use the Giulia has diminished from regular trips away to a...
  4. How long should I wait to drive my car after pressure washing my engine bay?

    Car Detailing
    As got done yesterday. Any suggestions?
  5. First Alfa after a long line of VWs

    Introduce Yourself
    So I finally bought my first Alfa - a 2011 Giulietta 1.4MA, following a long line of VWs (with a single Ford in there somewhere - because we all have to make mistakes). Have to say that it was hard seeing my Mk5 Golf go, it's been an awesome car, but I'm am head over heels with the Giulietta...
  6. Alfa Nut long term GT review

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everybody! I hope you are having a good week so far? For all those of you who requested a special video on the GT - it's taken a while but here it is!! Hope you enjoy and don't forget to subscribe to my channel and like of course!
  7. Well that didn’t last long.

    General Motoring Discussion
  8. The long bolt

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Folks.......I have a problem with the long bolt that holds the rear suspension strut, the bloody thing will not come out, tried hitting it with a lump hammer, got me 900NM impact on it and a breaker bar with a 3 foot pipe attached. I am worried it might snap, has anyone had similar problems...
  9. 159 Estate - any good as a long term drive?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, I am looking to get rid of my Audi A6 saloon as it is now impractical for my hobby and family (triathlon needs bike space, and roof bars ruin the audi roof with a scuffed footprint, and need an estate for the new dog). I have had a quick look over ebay and autotrader at what 159 estates...
  10. How long for heater to kick in?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Mine seems really slow... Its still below freezing at this time of year when I leave for work, and waiting the best part of 10 minutes for the heater to fire up is chilly! I also have an old Reno Megane 2 with climate control and it’s fan kicks in and starts blowing warm air inside 2-3 minutes...
  11. Car Magazine has a long term Stelvio

    Alfa Stelvio
    And they like it’s driving qualities.
  12. Long standing Kent Alfa dealer stopped selling Alfa Romeos

    General Alfa Discussion
    When the Giulia was launched Northgate Alfa Romeo closed their Alfa Romeo specific showroom and amalgamated with the larger Northgate Garage Fiat/Jeep site. I had a letter from Northgate Garage last week saying that they will no longer supply new Alfa Romeos. Canterbury used to be an Alfa...
  13. How long do wishbones last?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello guys. Im just doing a little research - how long do your 159's wishbones last? Also what type of engine, wheel and tire sizes, year of manufacture, poor or good roads, spirited or calm driving? Overall are you satisfied with owning a 159? Thanks in advance
  14. Service intervals way too long

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    2.2JTS 3.2JTS How can Alfa stipulate the oil changes every 35000.- My Dad went by the service lights on the dash- You service regularly till the end of MotorPlan and warranty and then the camchain either has stretched (2.2) or snapped or slipped links on the 3.2JTS you will also notice your...
  15. V6 clatter after long rest

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    replaced cam cover plenum with powder coated ones but car would not start. Traced to spark plug wires short due to insulation being ripe. Took a while so the engine has not run for 6-8 weeks. Started up and lots of rattling from engine. Could this be the oil drained from hydraulic tappets or...
  16. 164 long rear suspension bolts

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Anybody know where I might be able to get hold of a set of the very long bolts for the 164 rear suspension please? Two very long ones that go through the bottom of the rear upright, two shorter ones that go through the top of the rear upright, and the two long ones that go through the middle of...
  17. Long overdue Hello

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi all Been lurking here for a number of years on and off. I've got lots of useful info during that time, some very knowledgeable folks here abouts, so thought I'd give a little back if I can. Long time Italian car fan, first car was a 1978 Fiat 131 Supermirafiori in Acid Green. Loved that...
  18. Looking for drivers side mirror assembly for red Brera.. (long shot I know)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    A red used folding mirror assembly for a Brera... anyone got one? Thanks for any help. Dan
  19. Two very long posts regarding unwanted brake pedal travel...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Since I’ve owned this 147, I haven’t been all that happy with the brake pedal travel, or the pedal feel. The pedal was inconsistent with excessive initial travel before the pads contacted the discs, though not necessarily any worse than with many other cars that I’ve driven over the years (which...
  20. I keep driving home the long way...

    Introduce Yourself
    I’ve recently moved behind the wheel of a 2008 159 2.2 JTS Lusso in Rosso Rubinio - and have fallen in love. I live in the Lake District National Park, so have access to unbelievable back roads and passes - driver heaven. We’ve made a few refurbishments, and plan to make more in the near future...