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  1. Major rear suspension issue

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I'm hoping that someone can help. The rear offside suspension on my 2001 3.0L Spider squeaks like mad. Going over a matchstick is enough to make it squeak. It really is undrivable. Whilst I was away on holiday I gave it to my tame mechanic who I have been using for 25-30 years now and who has...
  2. Beware 2.2JTS major hose failure

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Driving along a major A road I suddenly get that horrible message 'Coolant Temp Too High Stop Engine!' a glance at the temp gauge and its sitting at 130deg:depressed:. Along with the dread that i am about to warp my cylinder head i have to find a safe place to pull without causing a major...
  3. Rear light major help needed

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've removed the rear light to change a bulb, the plastic threads where the bolts screw in have all smashed , no way of screwing bolts in, is there a way round this to secure the light
  4. Major coolant leak

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Fortunately I have a fairly short drive to work as after about 15 out 16 years that I’ve had the GTV the temp gauge hasn’t worked and I rarely look at it. Just parking up and happened to glance at it and the reading was rather high to say the least. A quick look under the bonnet revealed a...
  5. Major headlamp disaster

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Tried fitting my led bulbs into the main beams tonight. Took me over 30 minutes to get the drivers side bulb holder in place. Then the simple bit pushing the led bulb in. Unfortunately as I pushed it in something either popped off or broke in the headlamp. Now the reflector wobbles around in the...
  6. What would you do? Are there other major issues I should be aware of?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My first post here, but an avid (maybe even seasoned?) forum contributor for my other cars... So I've had my little 147 1.6TS about a year now, which was begrudgingly gifted to me by my mother in law who owned it from new (its a long story but the car holds a lot of sentimentality). I say...
  7. Parts needed after major refurb

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hey all, I'm after the following for a 2000 Ph2 V6....can you help? Black sun visors Black interior grab handles...or the blanks N/S gearbox cover in wheel arch Phase 3 interior heater panel (Ph3 - not Ph2) Any other Phase 3 interior switches/lighting Postage to Suffolk, arrrrr.
  8. 159 Major Issue - Power Loss

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    159 Power Loss diagnosis Hi Guys, Today I got a taste of Alfa ownership by breaking down, luckily only about 200 meters after leaving my work. Basically car lost total power at about 2,500 revs in 2nd gear. Tried to start again, but wouldn't so I left it. Engine management light was on, read...
  9. 147 1.6 TS Major Problems!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, It's been a while since I've posted here, but thought I'd message now because I could do with some opinions as to where to go next! I took my 147 in for a service in April and to be honest I had left it a few months late! Mileage wise, I hadn't done the miles so it shouldn't have been...
  10. Major help needed!! Diesel everywhere! All over engine

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Last week I had the swirl flaps removed and EGR blanked off (not sure if this is related) On my drive home tonight I started to smell diesel stronger and stronger they all over a sudden saw smoke coming from my engine in ever increasing volumes. I pulled over and on inspection (removing...
  11. V6 - Major service - is this a good price

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, Looking to get a major service done to my GT V6 as soon as possible as some of the whines have been getting a little louder. Is this a good price for the parts? List is from shop 4 parts before the forum discount has been applied. I have included all aux tensioners, is this overkill...
  12. Major screw-up by VW faking emission results

    South Africa
    Trying to defeat the EPAs emission test, they got caught and what a mess it has turned out to be. Volkswagen scandal: US chief says carmaker 'totally screwed up' | Business | The Guardian
  13. What are the major benefits of using windows 10?

    The Technology Section
    Having tried on numerous occasions to download windows10 with no success, is it worth waiting and eventually paying for it, on a memory stick or something? :confused:
  14. Major recall fine for Fiat, Chrysler

    South Africa
    Fiat Chrysler faces record fine over recalls, must offer to buy back 500,000 Ram pickup trucks | Fox News You know, for a car known to be a pain in the neck, Alfa Romeo has never been fined, at least not to my recollection, to levels seen by manufcturers that make "reliable" cars that are...
  15. Help! My 2001 Spider died on me in a major roundabout at rushhour

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Last night I was approaching a major roundabout in rush hour in my 2001 Spider TSpark. As I slowed to give way and enter the roundabout, the car seemed to stall, I tried to restart but it was dead and the hazards wouldn't come on either. It was terrifying, had to call the police to uplift it...
  16. First alfa - major issues - help?...please!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi, have bought an Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2011, jdtm-2 140bhp, for the first 5 months no problems, enjoyable motoring. Since then have had issues, the latest of which involved the engine cutting out completely and the red oil light coming on. The cambelt and water pump was changed by alfa, less...
  17. loosing power at 3-4000 refs after major engine work

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    :mad:I had top done after burned valve. Had rings and bearings replaced. Had cams ,tension-er and belts done. New plugs and service. Car was running smooth for month. Currently cut out in first gear at 3500 rpm, second gear cut out at 3500 rpm, third gear fine till 4000 rpm, and on wards...
  18. Whining Fuel pump cured and major issue found.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Well i bought a New fuel pump off eBay yesterday a Lucas one and built it all up on a spare pump assy ready to swap over during my dinner time today. After removing the old pump assembly immagine my suprise to see the rubber seat that it supposed to sit between the tank and the bottom of the...
  19. No Turbo boost on 20v after major front end overhaul.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I really hope I'm missing something obvious! I've just spent days on my 20v doing; DMF, clutch, slave cylinder, driveshafts, all suspension arms and bushes, all engine mounts in the yard outside my house. I'm battered, bruised and exhausted by the whole ordeal!! The car is transformed but...
  20. Major pothole A5036 Dunningsbridge road

    North West
    Beware of huge pothole at traffic lights outside total fitness gym heading away from Liverpool it is in the middle lane and will do some damage to your wheel and tyres . Be careful out there