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  1. Maintaining a car properly - here for your advice

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    it's been an year since I've had my 147 1.9 16V JTD .It's my first car and I've done the initial maitenance, that is oil,filters,brake pads, belts,thermostat and coolant. Regarding things which have broken, inner CV joints, turbo hoses, A/C hot/cold flap motor and shocks. I had an accident and...
  2. Maintaining an impact wrench

    General Motoring Discussion
    Treated myself to an air powered impact wrench today; our motor club workshop has a big compressor and airlines all over the place, but sadly the air tools are all in shocking condition. Question is, how do I maintain it? I know to oil it, but what oil should I be using? There's also a small...
  3. Maintaining a sense of humour

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi All, having just bought my second Alfa, this time a 156 JTDm 20v Sportwagon, I am beginning to understand why my brother recommended buying and Alfa only if you have an unfailing sense of humour. Within two days, when buying diesel, the fuel flap didn't just open remotely but flew off...
  4. Maintaining a Bertone

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi I'm new to the forum - have been bitten by the Alfa bug for a while but am now finally seriously considering taking the plunge:) Have got my eye on a 1975 Bertone Junior 1600 that has had the engine, running gear and interior from a 2000 dropped in - not exactly original I know, but from what...
  5. Worth maintaining main dealer service hist ?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Up to now my 147 has a full AR main dealer service history. It's coming up for 5 years old and probably isn't worth much more than £6k now (complete guess, would have to research it if I was selling). Is it worth paying the inflated main dealer servicing prices in terms of residuals any longer ?
  6. Maintaining Leather

    Car Detailing
    My 2001 Veloce 156 has black Momo leather seats. The drivers seat is becoming worn on the door side due to the driver ( me ) constantly getting in and out. It's just the outside edge and piping on that side. Is there anything I can do to make it look good again, and to reduce there wear & tear...
  7. Maintaining pearlescent paintwork - Nuvola Blue

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi all, I have just acquired my first Alfa - a GT in the very rare Nuvola Blue pearlescent. Can anyone give me some pointers on what polishes and products to use to look after the paintwork and keep her looking her best? Thanks!:thumbs:
  8. 159 Maintaining radio silence

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Just picked up my first Alfa, a 159 1.9 JTD and it's fantastic; really glad I went for it. However... the radio is not picking up any stations; is there anything obvious that I can do to fix this or is it perhaps just not connected to the aerial correctly? On a similar theme, is there a cable...
  9. maintaining a 156

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, I'm new. Wife wants me to sell my fabulous, impractical mx5 this summer, so i'm going to get a 156 as consolation. I want to know if there are any scary, expensive things i should know about when it comes to service and maintainence. Was thinking of a Coupe Fiat for instance until i...
  10. Jerky while decelerating and maintaining low speed.

    Alfa 145 & 146
    My newly purchased 2nd hand 156 1.6T-Spark was giving me a jerky ride when decelerating and when trying to maintain say - 30 mph in urban areas. Was it fuel starvation? Were the sparks missing? I was told by the sales and service department at the garage where it bought it that it was an...
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