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  1. Alfa EV - how to make it an Alfa

    General Alfa Discussion
    As leccy is all the rage, what would you like to see from an all electric Alfa? What will give it the Alfa DNA from a driving perspective to distinguish it from other EVs?
  2. 1750 TBi - Does the turbo normally make a noise?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I am driving a 159 with the TBi engine, the stereo has just packed in which is allowing me to pick up on all sorts of noises! When accelerating hard in 2nd gear I can hear the turbo quite distinctively, it sounds like a mini supercharger! There is the increasing whine you would normally hear...
  3. Full specs make no sense to me...

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    On requesting the full specs for my Brera 2.2 Prodrive S, I received the following info in an email this afternoon. Unfortunately, I'm struggling to make sense of some of the details, and wondered if anyone here would know more. Thank you for contacting Alfa Romeo In reference to your enquiry...
  4. Why would a 95 Chevy Cavalier with a 2.2 engine make a very loud tapping sound?

    General Alfa Discussion
    I have the same motor in my 95 cav. it does it, i think its a lifter, but my aunt bought a 2004 cav. it started tapping at 24,000 miles. mine has over 175,000 on it. sorry i couldn't be of more help. I also have a 95 Cavalier with a 2.2, and the car has made a disturbingly loud tapping since I...
  5. Fiat Fastback concept: should Fiat make this for Europe?

    General Motoring Discussion
    Fiat recently showed this concept in Brazil. It is designed by FCA LATAM and is apparently planned for production for LATAM market. Although what the production model will look like is anyone's guess. https://www.carsales.com.au/editorial/details/fiat-fastback-suv-breaks-cover-115486/ I'm...
  6. How to make the engine crank but not start

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Bit of a funny request: I'm installing a replacement turbo to my GT 1.9JTD tomorrow and the instructions say "crank the engine but do not start" (to prime the oil circuit). I was thinking of either clamping down or disconnecting the fuel inlet hose to the fuel filter but not sure if the amount...
  7. Mechanics make a weird noise when they see an Alfa

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Is it fear? Is it hatred? Is it disgust? "So you're the person who brought that Alfa into my workshop." :P You noticed that?
  8. How do i make my JTS GT more fun?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys short story so far: after driving a 147 (105hp 1.6TS) for 2,5 years i went and bought a GT JTS. When in the 147 i always figured a little extra power would be nice, and the GT is a decent middle ground between the 147 and the GTV (which i have been pining for for years). Unlike the GTV...
  9. how to make eveything working without a running engine

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi! sorry for the silly question. but it will be possible to make all the function of the car work without the engine? i mean not only the simple functionality that normally are working when you turn the key, but all the thing that work when the actual engine is turned on like: A/C ABS ASR ESP...
  10. How to make hybrid?

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Hello everybody, I'm considering upgrading my turbo as my current one has developed a serious screeching noise yesterday, tried to clean the turbo today with alkali solution but still very bad screech when it starts boosting (vanes) then noise stops around 3000 RPM. Now the car is not making...
  11. How to make my 159 1750tbi faster - reliably and subtly

    South Africa
    I know there are a bunch of threads about this exact same thing, but they all seem to change direction halfway through and fail to definitively resolve the original question, so let me have a stab at it myself! Hopefully some of you local lads can help with real-world experiences. What I don’t...
  12. Saturday 7th Oct0ber 2017 - Final Italian Car Breakfast Meet of 2017 - Lets make it a

    South Central
    So the final breakfast meet of 2017 in on Saturday October 7th @1000AM. The Aug one we had 48 Italian cars, evey marque was represented. the meeting is again being organised in the same format. Its an informal meeting of Italian car enthusiast, we parkup, chat, admire the cars, and have a good...
  13. Which Tyre Make

    General Motoring Discussion
    Hi people, I'm looking to replace tyres and looking at the mid-range offerings. The names I've come across with interesting promises are Hankook, Kumho, and especially Nexen. They are all Korean and people are saying good things about most of them. They are competitively priced. They have...
  14. FCA approved panelshop to make your blood boil!!!!

    South Africa
    So as some of you might know in late 2014 my 147 was hit in the back by a young guy in a BMW. The damage wasn't too bad and the car was still driveable. Having had good service from Renew - it Sandton in the past I had the car repaired there. So far so good. Picked the car up a few weeks...
  15. Suspension Trick to Make the Car More Softer & Comfortable at Bump Roads?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello everyone; After 4 years with my Phase 2 , 2.0 Twin Spark GTV , i am seeking a more comfortable ride especially in bump roads! Over the last 4 years i did the below changes to the suspension: 1) Monroe Shock Absorbers 2) Eibach 2.5cm Sport Springs 3) Front Strut Bar 4) Front Wishbones 5)...
  16. Why is it that Alfas have the ability to separate my money from my wallet and make me love it?

    Introduce Yourself
    Why is it that Alfas have the ability to separate my money from my wallet and make me love it? I Bought myself an Alfa 156 on a whim, I've never owned an Alfa before this (I'm only 21) only paid roughly €1100 for a nice looking '06 example with decent milage and no major faults that I could...
  17. How do you make the 156 PH1 front end better-looking?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I really like the lass's 156 ph1, however its front end bothers me and it's nothing like the ph3 which is hands down 3x as beautiful. The one thing that bothers me most are the headlights. They look so dull and boring compared to the ph3. Therefore I'd like to know how you made your ph1 look...
  18. How to make a quick profit..

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Wow... I was a bit late getting to this as cash in pocket and I was going to buy it if all checked out.... however some one got there first and now the price has gone from 7k to 11k in just over a week... I was going to keep it...:ermm...
  19. What MPG do you lot get in your 2.4d ? How to make it better ??

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All Got a standard 2.4ti and its doing 20.2mpg (Around town) is that the normal ? What MPG are you lot getting ? Is there anyway to make it better ? Thanks Needy
  20. hit an edge.. now brakes make noise

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, I think I have a big problem with my GT. I was driving on a very dark road when I suddenly hit something very hard, it sounded like the shocks were fully retracted and/or the sound as if there were no tires on the rims and you hit a stone edge. I looked what it was and it seems there...
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