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  1. What means Linea Rossa?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I just saw a 147 2 litre twinspark advertised as Linea Rossa...apart from having red leather, does this mean anything?
  2. Engine light on - code means turbo boost pressure high. help!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a 2005 GT 1.9JTD. Had it 2 days and the engine light came on and it went into limp mode for a minute or two. Diagnostics show turbo boost pressure high, and the garage said it's recently had a new map sensor so it could be the turbo pressure sensor or ecu, although a common fault is the...
  3. EU standard registrations means the end of "vanity" plates?

    General Motoring Discussion
    UK number plates may be axed by the EU: Proposals that will see 'common colours' and 'ID tags' so vehicles can be tracked are condemned by critics | Mail Online Makes sense to catch all those foreign drivers flaunting local laws. But I'm sure it'll mean, "Brussels 'ands orf are reg numbers...
  4. Ancaster means Disaster

    General Alfa Discussion
    Just to make sure everyone knows, stay clear of Ancaster Fiat/Alfa in South London. They totally ripped me off and their MD really doesn't care at all if you complain. Money grabbing conning B*****ds. ANCASTER REALLY DOES MEAN... DISASTER !!!!!
  5. Anyone know what this means

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Ran a check using mulitecuscan awhile back n these codes came up but wasnt detected then , was stored on the onboard computer Anomaly to the clutch pedal switch signal. Check the following: - Switch functioning - Presence of 12V, the key ON (+15) - Continuity and insulation of the signal wire...
  6. New MOT regs - Air Bag light means FAIL

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Previous MOT 'advisories' are now FAILS, according to Daily Mail (!) report yesterday. That's a shame, coz my '05 facelift 156 TS 1.8 has had a history of air bag light on for a few months, then disappears for a year or two, then back on for a bit, then off for a bit, and so on. Sadly, it's in...
  7. GTA. I just worked out what it means

    Alfa GTA
    I know it's a bit of a joke that the GTA is the heaviest 156 even though alleggerita is supposed to mean lightened. Perhaps the italians meant ligtening you wallet! Makes sense to me. :D I'm off :getcoat:
  8. alfa 156 indicators means

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi: guys i had alfa 156 telespeed. recently i got the " hand brake warning light, ABS lights' on once i was driving, then the transmission warning light started flashing and i could not get on third gear. then i drave at second gear to home and disconnect the battery and next day i was fine...
  9. Low mileage means nothing

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Replaced the front struts yesterday on my 30k mileage v6 spider with Koni adjustable,s, the plan being to upgrade on standard. What a suprise to find the origonal shocks were totally shot. The transformation in driving is amazing! and especially when i thought it was fine before. Anyroad the...
  10. Warning Light Flickering on Dash- Anyone know what it means ?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Everyone and Happy New Year ! Over the last couple of weeks I have had a warning light flickering on the dash, more so at higher speeds (50 - 70) than at low speeds. The light itself is a little orange lightbulb with an exclamation mark in it and is directly above the green light that...
  11. Anyone know what this means?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Driving to work this very cold morning in my 2003 Alfa 156, the on board computer flashed up the message 'UCS inactive' - Go to Dealer. I think it was UCS - definitely three initials beginning with a U. There is a little orange light on the speedo display as well which appears to have a triangle...
  12. Empty means empty

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    When I switch off the ignition the guage drops past the first marker (empty) and rests on a pin. When I fill the tank it goes past the last marker. So I thought when the guage was on the first marker (empty) there would still be a bit of fuel. On the route home the tanker was in the petrol...
  13. Italian electrics, where left means right?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    ok, so had air bag light on for a while, fault was drivers side curtain (boot connector). fiddled around for ages with it, no different. when i unplugged it completely the new error logged was passenger side curtian disconnected! sure enough, fiddle around with the boot connection on the...
  14. Diagnostic description, can anyone tell me what it means?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hey guys, Changed my oil today car ran fine and just know coming home engine light came on, plugged in alfa diag and came up with 2 error codes......can anyone tell me what they mean? Car runs fine, hope its not a bad thing..... Fault 1: Failed Component Code: Efficiency Catalyst Bank 2...
  15. Previous owner's "performance modification" means I need a new air box

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, Just had my GTV V6 serviced at Alfaworkshop in Royston, told them I thought the air flow meter needed replacing due to flat spots around 5000 rpm. Turns out the air flow meter was at fault, but for a particular reason. The bloke before me had put a "performance" air filter in, which...
  16. Anyone know what this means!?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Driving my 156 1.8 TS round and the red symbol came on next to the number 8 on the tach it came on then went off then stayed untill i got home,when i turned the engine off i heard the fan turn off too, thing is that last night it was minus 5 down here and the temp guage was below 50 so the...
  17. Inienzione? on my spdr ne1 no wht it means?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Not completely sure i spelled Inienzione is placed on the left rear of the car in script and on the right is alfa romeo....originals in good condition...may need new muffler and shocks....what would be a good price to take for car? 1977 silver exceptional interior...newer wires...