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  1. 166 Maintenance info....

    Alfa 164 & 166
    I keep seeing references to a 'Haynes'-type 166 workshop manual section written by forum members, but can't find it!! Tried searching the forum, but to no avail. Any clues, please?
  2. 300.000km milestone

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, I just wanted to share my 300.000km milestone with everybody and am also wondering if anybody else here has reached this point. It is my first time owning a car with this mileage and am curious what maintenance I should prepare for (new gearbox/engine etc?). Bought the car with...
  3. Timing belt 159 JTDM 2.4 My first maintenance on an Alfa.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Recently bought a 2006 159 2.4 diesel with 77,000kms. This is my first Alfa Romeo (and my wife has already claimed it). My last 5 cars have all been BMW's and I have done all the maintenance. There was no evidence of the timing belt ever being done on the 159 so I bought a timing kit (belt...
  4. 1.6 SPARK 147 Reg. Maintenance Schedule

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    HI Friends I apologise if this request is too simple or silly, but I am trying to help my GF (AR owner) keep her AR in good shape (normally she just drives and checks nothing LOL). The owners' manual is in Italian, and of not much help to me. The model is 1.6 SPARK 147... can anyone tell me...
  5. Maintenance of the TCT actuator

    Alfa Giulietta
    When should the lubricant (oil) for the electrohydraulic actuator switching mechanism of the TCT gearbox, be changed ? (TUTELA CS SPEED Contractual Technical Reference No. F005.F98)
  6. 2.2 JTS maintenance

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, Each car I have owned I always try to find things that need to be serviced but aren't part of the normal servicing detail. Like cleaning of the PVC valve and throttle body cleaning etc. From reading over a lot of forum posts I have heard that cleaning the solenoids can be beneficial for the...
  7. Few maintenance tasks and maybe some upgrades

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, looking to give the 2.4jtd 10v a little bit of tlc and maybe some upgrades along the way. First on the list is a new cambelt as its been ages since i had it changed. Going to replace with a full kit along with the water pump. The clutch is original and now up to 133k miles. It's quite a high...
  8. White G paint maintenance

    Car Detailing
    hello all, Does anyone know how to remove this rough surface from the paint and also how to remove foreign objects from paint? There are red stains on the door of my G and very small red dots all over the car (I don't know if its paint or something else) that cannot be removed with car wash. I...
  9. Spider Hood Maintenance

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Guys, At the weekend I bought my first 916 Spider, a 2002 Phase 2. It's got an automatic hood, it's like a Transformer! It works perfectly but I'd like to keep it that way so is there anything I need to do maintenance wise? I've ordered a Renovo kit to keep the hood itself tidy and...
  10. Maintenance plan for a GMA

    South Africa
    Hi guys. Happy 2016 to everyone. My car will be 3 years old soon, can't believe it's been that long already. The warranty and maintenance plan will be up, so I'm looking for recommendations with regards to extending the plan. I haven't decided whether to get a service plan or maintenance...
  11. To Mito owners!! Is service / maintenance for Mito far expensive than other brands?

    South Africa
    To Mito owners in South Africa, I would like to ask a question whether the regular service / maintenance on Mito is certainly more expensive than cars from other brands like Renault, Mazda, Hyundai, Toyota and Ford? I've heard that Alfa Romeos cost quite a lot when it comes to regular...
  12. 156 JTS Mods and Maintenance

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, New to owning a JTS 156 and would like to see what other thoughts are on some basic mods. My initial thoughts was Perfromance 1. Brakes Upgrade 2. Suspension Upgrade (shocks and springs) 3. Strut Bar (Front Only) 4. Exhaust Upgrade (Some Thing that gives a nice sound nothing too...
  13. GQV MY 2010 a few maintenance questions....

    Alfa Giulietta
    hello again, I am trying to learn the maintenance intervals for important jobs like cam belt change for my GQV 1750 TBI, MY 2010, i am sure there is a lot of information on here, but found a lot of conflicting infos. I would also like to know where is the pollen filter. Please help and for...
  14. 8C and 8C Spyder Parts manual Maintenance manual

    Alfa 8C & 8C Spider
    Does anyone have access to an 8c Parts or Maintenance manual. Any format will do PDF or photocopy or the real thing......
  15. 156 GTA Upgrades and Maintenance

    Motoring Images
    The GTA has been down since November for maintenance and upgrades. I decided to install CF2 manifolds and as it was nearly time for cam belt service I thought it would be a good idea to do a general engine room re-fresh. Also as I was running with a TS nissens radiator for some time I decided...
  16. 2010 Mito QV- maintenance cost

    South Africa
    Hi guys. I was recently approved for finance on a 2010 mito. The black one on gumtree. I love the car, I really want it. But I'm slightly scepticle on maintenance costs. My plan is to sell my 156. And im hoping the mito will be no more expensive to maintain at the very least? Is this realistic...
  17. Snow foam lance maintenance

    Car Detailing
    Today came the twice a year full snow foam lance strip down, clean and re assemble so i thought i would do a little how to on it being done. Equipment needed: Vice Adjustable spanner Flat head screwdriver Philips screwdriver Allan key ( small enough to push the mesh out) PTFE tape Any...
  18. Maintenance of low mileage G

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hello all As I have a company vehicle, my G is only used on a weekend and for short journeys. I bought it second hand and it had 18,200 on the clock. I have had it now for about 6 months and it has covered about 800 miles. I don't expect to do more than 1500-2000 miles a year. I have never...
  19. GT Cloverleaf 2008 Maintenance and Upgrade Advice

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All I have just bought my Alfa GT Cloverleaf Which I absolutely am in love with right now. I have been looking around a lot on here and found bits of advice. Has anyone get some tips as to what I should be looking at. I'm guessing I need to get the cam belt and waterpump done ASAP... Is...
  20. 'average' maintenance costs

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all. For an already 'sorted'/well looked after gtv, what would you say were the 'average' annual maintenance costs. This would include the service, but exclude wear and tear parts such as pads and tyres. Saw a well written advert for a maserati 4200 Used 2003 Maserati 4200 V8 CAMBIO CORSA...
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