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  1. Massive hi to the family

    Introduce Yourself
    Been an Alfa addict for 30 years now.Absolutely loved every one from 1750 gtv all the way to present day.Well over 35 Alfas over the time.Currently own a 155 V6 zender and a 159 ti.Currently got urge for a 166 V6 ti facelift.Love Alfa love the family????????????
  2. Selling my massive spec 156.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Alright gents. We found out yesterday that my missus is being made redundant due to the ongoing raft of job losses in the banking sector. So running a 3.0 v6 isn't the wisest thing. So the sensible thing to do is to sell it. I was looking at M3s last week and thinking I would like one but it...
  3. Hello and massive issue

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, Im adam and live in essex sorry for join and already present the forum with a problem but im sure your advice will prove invaluable. I have a 2000 alfa 156 1.8 tspark it has 2 duff wishbones. yesterday i attempted to change the offside wishbone and to say the least managed to make...
  4. Massive Thanks

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hope no one minds me posting this as thread but just had to say a huge thanks to everyone who has contributed to my recent threads helping me after a cam belt failure. Just got home and fitted an ebay relay and she started after 3 seconds of cranking. Just got a warning light saying 'motor...
  5. A massive congratulations to pud237

    General Alfa Discussion
    A massive congratulations to Dan, you all know him as pud237, him and his Mrs had a little baby girl today, all is good with mother and baby :thumbs: Where we going to wet the baby's head Dan? Ned
  6. Lack of oil pressure warning, now get engine checked warning, massive pool of oil!!!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    hello, I was just getting on the motor way, when my engine warning light came on and I had a loss of power. The error message then displayed loss of engine oil pressure then changed to get engine checked and then noticed a lot of smoke following out of the rear. I pulled onto hard shoulder and...
  7. Massive list of problems - what has gone wrong with her? Scrap time?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    • P1173 – Mixed strength • 04469 – under doc code • P1172 – Mixture strength • P0304 – ignition failure cyclinder 4 • P0301 - ignition failure cyclinder 1 • P0300 - ignition failure cyclinder generic • 04472 – undocumeted code • P1177 – mix strength • P0420 – cat convertor fault Anyone care to...
  8. It's all a massive con.

    The Technology Section
    A few weeks ago, my slightly less than a year old Canon camera broke. It's a A595 point-and-shoot, nothing very exciting. It went back to Canon and they have now sent a replacement. The A595 is no longer made so they've sent me an A800 as a replacement. I was initially quite please because an...
  9. Massive Oil Leak

    Alfa MiTo
    First big problem for my mito.. noticed oil under the car and checked the dipstick, guess what - No oil! No warning lights or nothing. Mito had to be towed upon inspection by the AA to the dealership where apparently a cracked piece of plastic has rubbed against the sump and caused a hole...
  10. Massive over boost on tuned JTD 16v

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Well I'm going to go through all the options with you guys and see if I can eliminate the components. A while back I mentiond that the JTD used to overboost occasionally while on track. This would put it into safe mode and I'd have to turn it off and on again to sort it. I could only ever...
  11. 159 1.9 JTDM MPG massive improvement...

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello All, I know there is a lot of threads re the fuel consumption for the 159. My 08 159jtdm has always had very poor mpg. Typically low 20's to at best high 20's on mixed driving. But now since an oil change its up to average MPG mid 30's to mid 40s some trips average in high 40's!!!(...
  12. Massive yawn, Brembo brake upgrade bearing question

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Ok so I've trawled through the various threads and got most of the answers so I'm not going to bore you with " what do I need for the brembo conversion" question !:lol: I think I asked it myself once!!! I'm a little confused about 1 little thing. I know the GTA hubs need to be swapped for the...
  13. Massive water leak!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Evening all, Huge water leak this evening. Every last drop lost in a few minutes. Luckily it was outside my flat! I pulled up to stop, opened the door, heard the fan going and could feel the heat. Temp gauge about 120, immediately shut down engine then saw the water. It was coming out from...
  14. 156 JTS engine won't turn off!! Massive overrun!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'll be honest here this has happened once before 2 odd years ago... anyway about 4pm I left work today started my 2.0 ltr JTS and it didn't start cleanly, as in it sounded muffled. Anyway I ignored it and drove home fine. When I went to turn the ignition off, the engine kept running, not well I...
  15. A potentially MASSIVE favour to ask . ..

    South Scotland
    Is anyone going to the Spring Alfa Day in a couple of weeks? In short I have some Sud bits to pick up for someone to take down, while in turn have some Sprint bits to bring back for myself courtesy of another forummer on here. I know it is a big, big ask, but if anyone is able to assist please...
  16. Massive thanks

    Alfa 164 & 166
    To Evo number one and Stuart Lee for the help with my sat nav and ICS!! You kind sirs are very fine gents!!:thumbs::thumbs::D:D Me is a happy bunny!:D
  17. Cleaned EGR, but no massive improvement?

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Evening chaps/chapettes, Its pretty well known that a cleaned and re-greased EGR valve can resolve issues with no power at low revs and excessive smoking.. So, I thought I'd give it a go as ever since I've had the 156 you can stamp on the throttle, and it'll pull slowly, then hit 2000RPM and...
  18. Massive Coolant Leak

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Suggestions/Answers on a postcard please........ Alfa 147 2001 2.0 TS. Massively loosing coolant, leaking from the front of the engine. Area is O/S front of engine, behind aircon compressor, looks like its running down from a bracket held in by 5 big bolts. Loosing around 1ltr/20 miles...
  19. Massive clutch slip. Then perfect clutch. What just happened?

    Alfa GTA
    Pulling away from traffic lights, just had an episode of alien foot syndrome, and completely cocked up the pull away. This seemed to result in massive clutch slippage. Was sitting in 1st, and then second, at 5k rpm and trickling away from the line. Got it into third, and a measure of control...
  20. massive brake rubble

    Alfa 164 & 166
    hello chaps. just got a mint 166 2.5 sportronic. full history, ice cold ac, all working elec stuff. braking from above 60/70mph nearly rattled my fillings out. last owner said the brakes were bad. but i wonder, there aint many motors worth a grand that the previous owner isn't nuursing a...