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  1. Replaced the MAF, how long for the ECU to re-learn?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi As above really, changed it over, now it runs quite a lot better. But, the injector light comes on when I change gear, and it almost stalls on idle. How long does the ecu take to relearn the maf? Do i need to disconnect the battery for a bit? Cheers chaps! :) WMT
  2. How long have you left yours?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Just out of curiosity, (and im in no way suggesting that anybody play cambelt roulette:eek::) ) whats the most mileage anybody has gotten out of their timing belt before bottling it and running to get it done??
  3. Long time lurker...

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    Finally signed up, moved to Alfa's after my first love (Lancia) got a bit too pricey on repairs etc, haven't looked back since. so, hello! and compliments on a fantastic site :)
  4. long term 156 owner

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    Have owned 156 for 8 years. Good car in that time and still is. Except and there's always exceptions! cam belt failure - v. expensive. Other than that in the past few weeks failed emissions test big time. Replacement lambda valve? fitted passed emissions with flying colours and runs like a...
  5. Finally Satisfied Long Held Desire!

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    Took the plunge and finally bought myself a 156 today, got it pretty cheap I think from fleabay, very happy with it so far, was great fun on the 130 mile drive home! I'll be asking lots of questions in the coming months for sure, thanks in advance for any help :D
  6. How Long Do You Keep A Car For???

    Poll Room
    When you buy a new car how long do you usually keep it for? I've only ever bought 2 cars from new - both Alfa's :cool: :cool: :cool: . I purchased intending to keep them 3 years but ended up keeping them 5+:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
  7. How long to charge a battery?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Heya y'all. Currently charging my battery for the 147 as the indicator showed that I didn't have enought electrolyte in it. So I topped up the electrolyte and it's been on charge 24 hrs to date and the charge indicator on the battery is not showing green yet (i.e. adequately charged), it's...
  8. bulbs don't last long

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The bulbs for the various lamps in my 2000 156 seem to last 5 mins before blowing - I've replaced the various headlamp bulbs several times in the last year. Not a month goes by without something blowing (I should start a 156 headlamp bulb replacement blog). Could there be something causing this...
  9. Before I make a long journey...

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hello again - sorry to keep bombarding you guys with questions, but I have another query. Now that my carbs are clear of crud and everything is running good, I've noticed that if the engine is under load (say climbing a steep hill at slow speeds, maybe with a bit of clutch-slipping) or just a...
  10. A long overdue hellooooooo!!!

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    Hi, I've been an observational member for a while now and thought it about time I showed my appreciation for all the sound advice lurking on alfaowner. Thanks! :) I'm a proud owner of a 147-as of November last year-and have enjoyed a relatively smooth start as an Alfa driver. She's a 3dr 2.0...
  11. Finally! Long awaited 75...

    Motoring Images
    Well I picked my 75 up from Norwich on thursday (March 29) - loved the 3 hour journey back to Nottingham! Puts the biggest smile on my face every time I drive it, or look at it, or think about it...have wanted one for sooo long! I know I mentioned quite a few times about getting it, sorry if I...
  12. Alfa newbie, possible owner with long ?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hello, I have been offered a 1991 Alfa 164 by my neighbor for 800 bucks. Mechanically it seems in good shape other than sitting for a while (which is bad I know). It has a broken headlamp and some front bumper/quarter panel damage (nothing major or structural). I don't know anything about...
  13. How long should it take to warm up your engine?

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi Does the 147 have something to warm up the engine from a cold start? I swear my engine used to warm up quicker... it seems to take much longer now. Once its warm it sticks at 90 deg C, but just seems to take longer to get there. Any ideas what it could be? Or was it me just having more fun...
  14. Long time reader finally joins !

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    Hi, well finally joined after reading the forums for the past.. too many years now I'm on my second alfa - previously a great Atollo Blue '97 155 2.0 TS which I was very happy with but after 100K miles (and 4 years pretty much hassle free ownership - 1 new battery apart form the usual servicing...
  15. Long overdue pics of my 2.0TS...

    Motoring Images
    Sorry for the massive delays in getting some pics on here, been an absolute mare getting any time to clean the car with my new job! Hence why ive disappeared into the dark hole of nonexistance on here lately! :rant: Still loving the car and im so glad i finally got one! Anyway, less talking...
  16. 166 preparing for a long journey + upgrades

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hell o *.*, As most of ye know I'm planning a trip across Europe in April (~5k miles in a month). The car will be serviced next week (at TI Autos), and I want to be sure she will be prepared for the long journey. The timing belt was done recently, and I'll get the oil changed and an extra...
  17. A way to long hello to all

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    Greetings and Salutations I would like to introduce myself as Raunds's (its a market town in Northamptonshire) premier Alfa owner, I say premier what i mean is only Alfa owner. I have seen one in the high street but not sure it lives here. I have an 83 Alfasud Sprint (theres one on ebay at the...