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  1. General Motoring Discussion
    I was wondering recently about how it is often said that car owners should know how to do basic maintainence. I'm not sure this applies to the current times, where you don't need to leave the cockpit to check the oil level. Considering the vast majority of the forum users likely have a pre 2010...
  2. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    In a recent issue of Car Mechanics magazine I read a very interesting article about the pain of removing, or trying to remove, fuel injectors from modern diesel engines. Seemingly, problems arise from the use of multiple metals in engine construction, often resulting in badly seized injectors. A...
  3. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Got to change front springs and top mounts as a matter of urgency they are absolutely hanging! I was ask at my daughter school the other morning and heard an awesome car coming and it parked up in layby just idleing. It was a Subaru WRX Musco livered speciial. Got talking to him and as a result...
  4. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi Just bought an '86 S3 and would like to protect the black mohair soft top from sun damage etc and the best way to clean / soften the black leather seats/ door sides? Would anyone have advice as to the correct way to protect the soft top + clean the seats / door panels + recommend a good...
  5. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just bought a 1.6 alfa 156 and was just wondering what I need to do maintenance wise between services to keep her running well. Obviously I need to keep it topped up with oil since they all seem to burn a little but us there anything else I need to check regularly? Thanks, M
  6. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, My 156 has been running a bit rough lately, fuel consumption down, slightly rough idling and the odd stall. So as I had the morning all to myself I took the chance to clean my CDA air filter. Took me an age to dismantle enough things to get it out of the car to clean but managed it with...
  7. General Alfa Discussion
    I am on the look out for a good service garage etc. who knows their onions about Alfas near Peterborough, there is no Alfa dealer remotely nearby and I don't want to go getting work done by some numbnut! Any advice, opinions etc. happily accepted. Cheers Andy
  8. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Jamie A mate used a product which recolours hoods called Renovo hood reviver on his TVR ,which he was really pleased with.Try this www.renovointernational.com Might give it a go myself.The Spiders hood is baring up very well,but could do with a bit of a clean,it being left ungaraged.
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