After 5 years in the worldeness with the eventual arrival of the Giulia and my car due for replacement it was time once again to return to Alfa ownership that I had missed so much. So it was with great optimism that I set of to my local dealer to try and purchase a Veolce.
Following an initial...
I'm not sure I believe this article's claim that every Quadrifolgio gets road tested after coming off the production line.
Mine's a red one, I'm glad to say.
One of the elements is dead, found the break using a 12v light probe, very small gap in the element.
Reading the reviews of the conductive paint products on Amazon do not inspire me.
Any other solution, other than a replacement glass?
All the best
Right. I'm taking Mick 164's advice from the other thread and trying to ignite a bit of interest. So wish me luck as I'm taking the old shed for its MOT tomorrow. I spent last weekend reconstructing the rear jacking points, so I know it's sound underneath. All the lights work. The brakes...
Just moved from a 2.0l to jtd and was lucky to get two keys .
Yes you guessed , one didn't work , so was about to chase up the eBay site for repair when I had a thought, never actually tried the duff key in the ignition , so that worked but would not unlock. So while activating the locks with...
MOT tomorrow, I have it going back to Meridien Milano down the blue half of Hampshire as I want them to have a look at the roof problem, it lifts and wont seal on the back drivers side corner, before the warranty runs out, also has a rubbing/graunching on hard left hand lock that I cant work...
........but i still wouldnt part with her.
I became proud owner last June. Had no problems, and absolutely love my car to bits.
1) in November the digital dash failed and one of the speakers was buzzing so in it went to the dealers. All fixed under the warranty.
2) Started hearing a...
So the MAF sensor is now banjaxed, I had thought about putting out yet another plea for help on the forum, but instead I'm taking my once-loved 159 and sending it to the bone yard.
We've had good times, bad times, tears and laughter, a new clutch, a new gearbox, broken wishbones, reconditioned...
Goodbye fellow alfa owners. loved the waving and the excitement driving the little fellow but upgrading (or not) to a bigger non alfa machine. :(
Will still be waving at alfas and checking the Yorks Forums.
So on Friday I handed back my Mito QV to the finance company. Now have a Fiesta ST to keep me company for the next 3 years. Had two mitos a 155 and QV and loved them both. If anyone gets a wave from an ST in the West of Scotland it will be me forgetting what car I'm in!:lol:
hi all fixed the injectors today it was a broken wire, but it all went wrong coz the last owner glued the fuel pipe on the old start injector, I should had noticed it but it was glued at the bottom and the clip was on the pipe not a good idea, coz it all set on fire thank god me my son and the...
Well my friends the time has come.
First MOT since owning the car.
Think it maybe touch and go with a chip in my line of vision in the windscreen, and it idles a little low.
Apart from that, I think it's looking ok. New brakes and pads on all corners. Tyres ok. No warning lights. All bulbs...
Having had the gearbox synchros changed on 1,2,3 and 4 I also need a master cylinder.
Just as I thought the car would be ready I find out Alfa UK have no master cylinders and they are on back order possibly for a very long time.
After making lots of phone calls I managed to source one from...
....for my MOT tomorrow at 2pm
I'll be going to see my usual guy, been a family friend for 40 years and is always very fair, will change bulbs for you and things like that, he just doesn't like Italian cars - ahhh well no one is perfect :cheese:
Apart from the thrill of being able to fix the airbag light with the help of some knowledgeable members of this forum.
I bought my 147 last weekend knowing that the airbag light was on but more ominously there was quite a bit of creaking and groaning from the front end every time I went over...
Well what can i say - first MOT in my ownership and she passed first time with no remedial work. Must buy a lottery ticket while i'm on a roll!
OK, i had to rewire the headlamp washers and weld up a cracked manifold the day before - but still, you've got to say that's pretty impressive for a 12...
Tomorrow morning I start on my 147...
On the list is:
Replace slave cylinder.
Replace lower arms with strongflexed ones.
Replace anti roll bar bushes.
Check front dampers as I think they're shot.