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  1. Why you should avoid main dealers!

    Alfa MiTo
    Purchased a 2010 1.4 TB MultiAir Veloce in Etna black with just 10k on it two days ago. I was aware of the drain issue with regard to the alternator, but couldn't quite notice if it had the modification when I had a quick look under the bonnet when I viewed it. However, I wasn't concerned...
  2. Main high beam relay...where is it on a 164?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    My 1990 164 12v now winks at other road users when I use the high beam. The offside lamp completely switches off but then reverts to dip beam when the column switch returns to normal headlight position; nearside works correctly and the panel light illuminates normally. Does anyone know where I...
  3. Rear Main Seal Question??

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, Just need a bit of advice from someone who knows or who has done this before :) Car is a Alfa 147 2.0 TS lusso 2001 I Will be changing clutch and concentric bearing this weekend, weather permitting! Is it much more work to change the rear main oil seal, i.e remove the flywheel...
  4. removing main cat 156 2.5 24v

    Tuning & Upgrades
    what will be the gains of removing the big main cat on the 2.5 v6 24v cf2 performance wise ?
  5. WOW main dealer mito service quote.........

    Alfa MiTo
    girlfriend has a mito 1.3 jtdm 85 2011 and rang up main Alfa dealer in manchester for a quote for main service oil and filter £99.99 + rest of service £350 = £450 total.......... Pure greed !!! And they had the cheek to be a bit off when she didnt book it in. They said its a main service...
  6. Changing 159 main beam bulbs!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    How is a bloke without hands the size of action mans supposed to change the bulb? Getting seriously p***** off! Help... Please...
  7. Main beam bulb dash warning

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My car only gives me a dash warning when a sidelight goes but does not warn when one of the main H7 bulbs has gone. Is this normal?
  8. Is 23 Alfa Main Dealer Service Stamps a Record?

    General Alfa Discussion
    My 156 has now got 23 Alfa Main Dealer Service stamps in the book, I just thought it might be some sort of record?
  9. Both main beam headlights not working.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all Hi all I have an '05 ***** 156 and the main beam headlights don't work. The side lights and high beam are fine but the main beam doesn't work and the light on the dash doesn't even illuminate when the stalk is turned fully. I had the yellow warning light coming on so replaced the bulbs...
  10. Looking for the main address

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello all as I am looking for the main address for alfaowner as in the legally registered address and to whom a letter being addressed to Alfaowner would be addressed to.
  11. this is alfa's main problem, sandown motors

    South Africa
    so i get a quote for the replacement of front shocks and wheel bearings for the GT from sandown motors they claim it takes 6 hours to change the front shocks and bearings it took me less than 30 min to do the back wheel bearing there labour cost R3400 labour other shops average R1500 what do...
  12. Mito main service and stop start issues - greater manchester

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi Had my veloce 135's 1st main service at MVC in Sale a fortnight ago. Alfa Romeo Specialists Manchester As well as the service, I had concerns regarding brake pads rubbing against the calipers, stop start not working (never has), very poor fuel consumption and replacement of the main...
  13. loose main crank pulley bolt

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    pulling into carpark my 2.0 ts cut out....mcf light threw up and would not restart. used the reader and it had p0340 camshaft sensor bank 1. got the car home and stripped it down to initially to fit a new camshaft sensor but upon checking the aux crank pulley was wobbling slightly and found the...
  14. Main dealer, Trader or Private when buying an Alfa?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Guys, I'm in the market for a replacement Alfa for my 156 BUT can't decide where to buy from. A main dealer will obviously be thousands more but will have full dealer warranty. A trader will have bought the car at auction and put a hefty mark up onto it with a bit of warranty and then the other...
  15. Main Rear Seal 1.9 Diesel

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi guys Need some help please :) I currently have a 06 Opel Astra GTC 1.9CDTI 16V which uses the same engine as a few of the Alfa 1.9 JTD's Im currently replacing the clutch/flywheel at the moment but I noticed the Main rear seal is leaking and I would replace it however my local Opel Dealer...
  16. beware north west main dealer

    Alfa MiTo
    Please beware anyone looking for a mito a north west main alfa dealer is selling an ex driving instructors car as a ONE owner car just be careful GF nearly bought it please see my post in general forum.......
  17. Immobiliser reset By main dealer only ???

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Is this true as as I live 20 miles from the nearest and it won't start ?
  18. lower resonator or main air air duct

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    good morning all, again, :) i was just wondering, does much go wrong with the lower resonator and the main air duct into the filter box,? ive bought the proper filter and a new maf, (not yet in) checked the induction pipe, theres no splits or leaks, but before i go installing the new air...
  19. Main (High) Beam Stuck On

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi All A while ago while on site (I am an engineer that travels a bit and I use my 33 for site work) I spent a few days moving about over some rough ground (a new defense base). When leaving site on the last day I noticed that my high beams were on (even when the headlights were switched...
  20. Main Dealer Part Prices

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi All, Just wondering if new parts prices are the same across the whole Alfa dealer network - or are some dealers cheaper than others? I assume they are dictated by Alfa in Italy and so fairly consistent everywhere but maybe I'm wrong? Cheers!