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  1. 55k mile service

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Anyone know the spare parts place in North Manchester, Alfa Specialists I think they are (Rawtenstall or thereabouts) and roughly what price / whether they do a 55k mile service? And anyone had the pleasure themselves - for that or similar mileage service, how do they rate? :cheeky: Graeme
  2. 10,000 mile Alfa 164 3.0 V6

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Might be of interest to someone: ALFA ROMEO 164 'LUSSO' 3.0 V6 MANUAL (1990) - COLLECTOR'S CAR :smokin:
  3. 18000 mile / 2nd Veloce service

    Alfa Giulia
    Coming up for my 2nd service - the 18000 mile one. Dealer is quoting £455 which seems crazy. From what I can see the only thing different about this service vs the first service is a cabin filter change? Has anyone paid significantly less than this at a dealer for the 2nd service? I would...
  4. 3 year 27,000 mile service near Halifax?

    Alfa Giulietta
    My G will be needing a 3 year service soon..... Fully serviced by independent in Newcastle for two years. Extra service by Evans Halshaw in Newcastle where I bought it and then a belt and braces Selenia oil and filter change by Turin Motors, Leeds when I got paranoid about wrong oil causing MA...
  5. 43,000 mile Brera 3.2 Q4/ 113,000 mile, 159 3.2 Q4 Dynamometer plots.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Plot attached, illustrates the difference between a pristine Brera, having, just had a full service with new spark plugs and coil packs fitted and the Q4 3.2jts 159 of Sizewell. Additionally, one forum member in Australia, had the courage to install the Closed Loop Lubrication System: researched...
  6. 10,000 mile review

    Alfa Giulia
    Giulia Super 2.2 150 purchased 01/07/17 Firstly, best car I have ever owned in 30 years of motoring in BMW’s, Honda, Volvo, Landrover, VW Best bits: Handling is superb Driving is a joy & I look forward to long journeys Still turning heads MPG is impressive on the journeys I do Love the cabin...
  7. 1,500 mile Nurburgring road trip in V6 Q4 Brera

    General Alfa Discussion
    hey all.... we recently bought our Brera privately (risky I know!) as a replacement for my partners Abarth (which is for sale on e-bay!) , and every year we take a road trip with our friends to Germany and the Nurburgring.... we usually go in my octavia vRS, which has many mods to make it a...
  8. Real World mpg? 26 mile commute.

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, Quite a subjective thread but I'm after the mpg for a 2.0 Jtdm Giulietta, manual, 2011. I have my eyes on one but wondered if anyone here has experience of real world mpg. My commute is 26 miles each way, mainly A and B roads. Due to the twisty nature of the roads, I tend to stick to...
  9. 58,000 mile history?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    This is a snippet of my service history, I would point out that the car has never let me down & some of the work was on the back of known issues I wanted to eliminate for additional trouble free motoring. How does this compare to normal service history - Overkill or just well loved?
  10. 2000 mile timing chain

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, Bought my brera 12 weeks ago, it had just had the timing chains done at a cost of £2k. Well last week I heard a horrendous noise, booked it in to a garage and this morning I've been informed that the timing chain on bank one has a problem and have been quoted. This noise clears at...
  11. 18000 mile service

    Alfa MiTo
    Happy New Year to all! - Unfortunately the turning of 2017 marks my Mito's 3 year old mark at roughly 18k miles. I like to do most of the servicing on the car myself so before I send it off for the MOT, what's important to look at/ change at this point? Thanks in advance
  12. 12 year old timing belt 3500 miles - 270 mile drive?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I know a fair bit has been written on age v mileage on belts but..... I have been recomissioning a 23k mile GTV P2 TS, I haven't changed the timing belt and it has done only 3500 miles, but that was 12 years ogo. I have done 50 miles in the car since getting it going again. I need to drive...
  13. GT diesel - three years / 60k mile report

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I bought my 2008 GT Blackline diesel three years ago when the running costs of 20,000 miles a year on a heavily modded Fiat Coupe became silly. I bought it cheap (just over £4k) as it had 150,000 miles on the clock. I knew that with that mileage, a biggish bill was an inevitability and I have...
  14. Rebuilding a 176k mile engine - condition, what to change and where to get it?

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    The engine for my Stratos project is finally in bits and has been checked over before the rebuild. Overall it's in amazing condition considering the mileage. You can still see the honing marks on the bores!! Crank and camshafts all fine too, no scoring or wear. One of the heads is a darker...
  15. 30k mile DPF worth a deep clean?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, Putting a DPF back on my Alfatuned 159 as the previous owner took it off - it has taken a fair amount of time to locate one (its a 2.0), but I finally have it so that's a plus! The 'Gus' tune and bypass does offer great performance and economy but the particulate coming out of the...
  16. Buying high mile 2nd hand - what to check ?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, Hoping to purchase a Veloce this week either 140/170 diesel or the 1.4ma TCT. Will probably be 2011/2012 with 45-60K on the clock. What checks over the usual car checks should i be looking for on the G ? tia, Mike.
  17. 4000 mile update and some questions

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, Have had my new MY15 G Sprint for over 3 months now and have a couple of questions. Firstly, a quick review: - Fantastic engine, very impressed with the power delivery. - Economy can be as good as 44mpg on a run (if careful) although averaging 37mpg normally - Gearbox is excellent...
  18. 200 000 mile club

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi folks, my trusty 156 1.9JTDM reached 200 000 last week, and she still goes like a train, no smoke etc. What a car. Anybody else here in the 200 club? :)
  19. Mito QV TCT 1000 mile Review

    Alfa MiTo
    After a 1000 miles of motoring in the new MQV I thought I'd share my real-world views on the car. The motoring press has given the car a beating, but to be honest I think many of these reviews are influenced by preconceptions and the price. Experts will automatically compare this car to the...
  20. 2000 mile a trip next year.. brakes and dosc upgrade help

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    As the title suggests I have a 2000 mile 9 country alps trip next year and with many mountain passes to do my brakes are crape at the best of times so upgrade will have to be done. What sort of pads /discs do you run. Also, it it a good mod to powerflex the front suspension as its a bit all over...