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  1. Lucky escape with oil pressure loss!! (2.4)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Had an oil flush and interim fluid service prior to going away on a road trip. On the way down to Dover (8.5 hours worth of road works and average speed cameras) I noticed the engine started to stutter occasionally. The temperature remained stable and no warning lights came on. I tried to...
  2. Question for lucky cloverleaf Gt owners.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    In your centre console is there an Alfa Gt script badge in the small centre tray.:) Damien.
  3. Lucky Escape - Cam Belt Idler Failure...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    ...GT 1.9 JTDm Cloverleaf...not what you expect at 2 years 11 months and 37,000 miles!!! Symptoms were a high pitched whine and a small amount of smoke coming from underneath the bonnet on the driver's side. Just pulled off a dual carriageway after a short 3 mile journey! RAC were called out...
  4. Lucky and p***ed off

    Alfa GTA
    I dropped my car at Autolusso last Friday for a service, cambelt and clutch. Just had a call to say had they known the belt was in such poor condition he would have changed it two years ago, plus it had the original tensioners. So I am glad it survived, I don't mind spending money to keep a...
  5. Becker Silverstone CD changer - my lucky day

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi everyone, my standard issue 166 CD changer has got stuck recently, the (empty) 6-CD magazine would not come out, pressing eject button produced no sound and no action. I've tried tapping it, poking it, banging it, disconnecting it from power, fiddling with the cables but all to no avail...
  6. 3rd time lucky

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi I from South Africa and the Giulietta is my 3rd Alfa. The 1st an Alfasud ti, the second a 147 which ended in a quick sell due to exceptionally bad after sales experience in South Africa. So bad in fact that it took me almost 10 years to buy another Alfa.:cry: My third must be the most...
  7. A lucky escape re cam belt.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I'm posting this just to reinforce and confirm several things we are all aware of and just how careful you have to be. I bought my V6 GTV around a month ago, the service record had a fishy look about it that made me distrust the last service and one 7000 miles but 4 years ago that stated that...
  8. A really bad Christmas..but a lucky one

    General Alfa Discussion
    Oh boy. I was taken seriously ill last week and spent four days in hospital. I'm out now, but can't drive for a month, and no work for six weeks. Anyway, I'm still here and might not have been. Then on Thurs, my dear missus..clearly with her mind on other things..like me for example, ..pulled...
  9. Well that was lucky!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Here's the story. Mr. Alfa Owner books in his GTV V6 with us for a clutch & flywheel change. Simple enough. "Oh and by the way, the cam belt isn't due but can you have a look in there as I sometimes hear a bit of a rubbing-type noise". And then we discovered this: What a lucky save! The...
  10. A lucky break

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Well I had my first AA rescue today, turned into my road at work with White smoke pouring out of the engine bay, I immediately thought FIRE, pulled over and shut down the engine popped the hood and waited for the smoke to clear! The freekin jubilee clip in the thermostat broke off *******...
  11. Lucky to be alive...

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi all. I have a 2008 GT Blackline with the standard 18" 225/40/R18 wheels on. I recently went to have a rear puncture repaired and on jacking the car up, the mechanic found that both my front tyres were worn down to canvas on the inside edge by rubbing against the upper ball joint on the...
  12. Lucky day

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I booked my 156 into the garage that does my MOT's to have the A/C serviced. I cannot remember the last time I used it as the car very rarely goes out these days (3500 miles last year). Anyway, go to collect it and the foreman told me they had don ethe service, but the thing would not work...
  13. I think im lucky

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Well today I drove through a flooded road which was about 2 and a half feet I think well it came over the bonnet :eek:. I could feel the engine slowly cutting out when I was half way through got to the end and it died. I waited a minute started it up it wouldn't idle so I kept feathering the...
  14. Lucky Escape...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    ...I was away in the hills near llandrindod wells this weekend, there are some amazing roads around there. There's one road near cradock golf club that will take your breath away! Anyway, I totally lost it in the wet, spun, slid across the road backwards and sidewards and ended up with the...
  15. Am I just lucky or are Alfas not that unreliable?

    General Alfa Discussion
    I have owned various cars over the last 30 odd years including BMWs,Jaguars,Lancias,TRs,MGs,etc........(well thats given my age away :))but bought my first alfa in 2002 a 156 1.6 veloce ( I wanted a 2.5 V6 but due to a six month ban for speeding and I am old enough to be too embarassed to tell...
  16. Lucky Clutch Pin Break

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, I have a 2006 GT JTDM (27K) and I had the dreaded clutch pin between pedal and cylinder break last night. Fortunately this happened as I pulled into my drive way after drive home from work! Anyway, I managed to re-attached the pedal to the cylinder and temporarily secured with a key...
  17. Lucky Me!!!

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi Guys!! Hope everyone is well! What can i say i'm still shocked i'm a member of the cloverleaf club (anyone else on here?) and what it is i am going to alton towers this coming wednesday/thursday (21/22) i had a bit of a dilemma i have a spider and of course there are 4 of us..... So the...
  18. lucky me.

    General Alfa Discussion
    was driving my alfa about 5mph over speed bumps, when it **** its self, the injection light came on and the engine died a bit but didnt conk out, plus the was a major rattle from inside the cam belt cover, so i shut it down. my cover was slighty loose so i eased it back and seen the cambelt was...
  19. A Lucky Escape

    General Alfa Discussion
    I was driving along the A14 on Friday at about 06.30 in the morning. It is a road I travel a lot so know where the speed cameras are. I followed a cop car for about five miles, making sure that if he went up to 80mph he pulled away from me. In the end he turned off so I made a bit of progress...
  20. New to forum & 166 - today was my lucky handbrake day!

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi there, Having just replaced my 156 1.8 Sportwagon with a nice cheap 166 3.0 Super (Manual) I wanted to say hello as my choice of vehicle had been greatly helped by all the info on the forum. Then yesterday I pulled on the handbrake whilst on a very steep hill with a resulting bang and the...
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