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  1. Enormous cost of second service, Leasys say it has to be main dealer!

    Alfa Giulia
    Does anyone have any tips? Leasys (PCH) say the 2nd sevice on my Giulia Specialie has to be at a main dealer and that makes it £500. Has anyone got it cheaper? Or the 18in tyres for that matter (£450 fr, £500 rr)? Any advice appreciated! It's a bit much and is putting me off getting another one.
  2. Main beam LED's

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi I've changed both my dipped beams and side lights to LED's and want to change my main beams too is there a way of doing that which doesn't involve taking the whole front bumper of to do so as so far all the vids I've seen on YouTube have suggested in doing that to gain access
  3. Help with V6 main bearing wear?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I took the rear main bearing cap out today to replace the oil seal and reseal the cap itself as there was some oil in the clutch bell housing when I split the gearbox. I found the following when I removed it which was not what I was expecting. It is a long time ago that I had a main bearing to...
  4. 2 different spark plugs in main cylinders alfa 147!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I was having issues today where i felt a lack of power when accelerating. Initially my mind went to blown head gasket, however after a few tests i know that this wasn't the case. So i go to check my spark plugs. First socket was filled with oil! looked like i spill from an oil change i...
  5. Main beam relay failed?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I'm just about to take mine for its not mandatory MoT but when checking round found both main beams not working (dips do); the warning light comes on and the relay (fitted them a few years ago) clicks, all fuses OK but when I checked the power out to the mains from the relay it was showing zero...
  6. drl only turn on with main beams

    Alfa MiTo
    hi guys bought a 1.3 mito this week to add to 159. installed xenon, all ok, then was trying some t20 leds to the drl and noticed they wont fit very well. tried some positions, etc, and i gave up. after fitting the oem drls, they only light up if i turn on the main beans. they arent acting...
  7. Headlight / main beam /giulietta

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi , I appear to be getting some faults on the electrics on my 2012 Giulietta. I have sorted the tailgate opening button by repairing a broken wire in the l/h side gaitor. I now have a main beam headlight not working on the nearside. Lamp (bulb) is o.k and there`s 12volts at the connection - but...
  8. main beam not working on my 159

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello. My 1st post!!! Not of many for help I hope. A mechanic is working on my 159 2.4 jtdm 2006. Recently bought the car and have had all filters fluids etc changed. One issue we still can't resolve is the main beam not coming on. Anyone else had this problem? Proved so far its not the lamp...
  9. Main dealer networks

    General Motoring Discussion
    Might be a daft question. If a dealer has a car that I like in Birmingham, and hey also have a branch in Macclesfield, will they generally be amenable to the idea of bringing it to the closer branch and selling it to me from there?
  10. Main Beam not working.

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hey chaps, any pointers as to why my main beams on both headlight don't operate?, The High beams work as do the side lights and I have been through every connection except within the dash area, fuses all okay, grounds all clean and not quite sure which relay it is but suspect it may be the large...
  11. dash flashing when turning on main beam 159

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    hi, So when i turn on my head lights (happens with main beam only) some lights briefly flash in my rev counter. when shooting the video there were only 2 lights flashing. but i've also seen around 5 lights flashing (in both rev + speedo) during a different morning. on some occasions the rear...
  12. WTF! Stuck on main road, could not even move!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I did theECU full reset on my Alfas this morning, and took the 156 selespeed out for a run. Shoved in 10 litres of petrol, and hit the road. The car stalled a few times when going slow - too many speed bumps in town! - and would not then engage the gears, but switch off and on, and all ok...
  13. Fitting new main beam bulbs

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    :shocked: Fitted some new Osram Night Breaker bulbs today which I'm really pleased with but what a riduculous faf!!!!! Whoever designed that concept needs shooting. Two hours, Some colourful language and a pair of skinned nickels later, job done. It would be quicker to drop the bumper and...
  14. Main beam and dipped beam on at the same time

    Alfa Giulietta
    Last week I upgraded the dipped beam bulbs on my 1.6 JTDm G. I fitted bulbs from Halfords marked as being 90% brighter than standard ( at acost of £25 for the pair) and have found a marked improvement. My thanks to those people who in the past have shared their experiances when changing these...
  15. Main beam headlights flickering?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi to all, this is my first post so please do let me know if anything is wrong: My car, an Alfa GT 1.9jtdm when driving at night using main beam headlights they constantly flicker, low beam and high beam is fine, any thoughts on what could be the problem? All help is most welcome.
  16. 86 sprint headlights main beam

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hey team, interesting situation, high beams work when you pull the stalk but not when you push the button on the end of the stalk, I thought ohh ,use be the button ....but when you push the button you can hear the main headlight switch at the firewall behind the battery clicking it must be...
  17. JTS 2.0 Engine Main Bearing Leaks

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I am changing the parking lights as I removed my front bumper, during under the car, I had spot oil leaks near the crank cover, looks like a bad sign? Does this means I have to stop driving the car and pull engine out for investigating the crankshaft bearings? Any suggestions? I am pretty sure...
  18. 2.0 JTS Big End & Main Bearings

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Folks, I have asked this question ebfore but said I would try one last time. I am doing a bottom end rebuild on my alfa GT JTS. I have a query re. the correct bearings to order for big ends and mains. Dealers mention colour coding but there isnt any and thus not interested to help! Big...
  19. Facelift 147 main beam adjustment

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Any idea how this is done? auto adjusters working, bulb sat right but N/S is higher than O/S. is there a way to adjust it independantly? many thanks rsfruitbat
  20. 2.0 JTS Rear Main Replacement

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have my 156 JTS rear main removed and am waiting for the new one. My question is, is there a procedure for setting the new seal plate in position? Is it safe to just let the seal and crank decide how it sits and bolt it in?