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  1. Hey guys....please spare a minute to help :(

    General Alfa Discussion
    Oil pip has corroded through- Where can I get the long pipe from cooler, for less than the price of a semi detached house in Swansea lol I have found the correct one, 46814862 And the price is a joke for a bit of pipe I did find one website for 22 quid, but out of stock :(
  2. 5 minute job love.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hah, yeah, we've all said that. My windscreen washers weren't working yesterday morning although the headlight washers were ok. When I got to work I lifted the bonnet, couldn't hear the pump running when operating the lever. Didn't have time or tools to investigate further and as the MOT is...
  3. 147 Clutch Pedal Fine 1 minute and floppy the next!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys, Sorry if this is dragging up old conversation, or doubling up on a thread but: I was driving my 2001 147 into work this morning as I do everyday, and approaching a junction the clutch fell to the floor as I disengaged 3rd, and wouldn't lift back up. Its gone completely floppy, and was...
  4. Breaking my 147 - last minute parts!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 1.6 147 will be crushed by the end of the week. Anyone want any last parts before it goes? ? pic 1 pic 2 My mobile number is 07454982185
  5. DVLA £1.53 per minute? Outrageous!

    General Alfa Discussion
    I've just rung the DVLA in Swansea. £1.53 to connect to an automated system, then £1.53 per minute thereafter to go through option after option then to be told by a voice that they can't help me and I need to call Customer Services on another number at, you've guessed it, £1.53 per minute! Are...
  6. Letting a turbo engined car tick over for a minute after a high speed run

    General Alfa Discussion
    before turning off the engine. I seem to remember that this was a recommendation on turbo engined cars years ago, does this still apply on modern diesels??
  7. Last Minute "Unofficial" Karting Event: 18th May Friday 19:30 Daytona

    Alfa Romeo Cyprus Club
    So.... Meta apo apitisi pollwn tileth..... eeee.... Seeing the interest for a small "preliminary" karting event I booked Daytona Raceway for next Friday, 18th of May at 19:30 We need to be at least 7 people to do a GP event Participation for a GP event is 30 euros (instead of 34) per person...
  8. About to order - any last minute tips?!

    Alfa Giulietta
    Evening all! Looking to order a new Giulietta very shortly - I would very much appreciate any views anyone can share on any of the options I've picked (or not picked!). Hopefully a good opportunity to think about the things you have enjoyed on yours so far! I'm looking at the 2.0 Diesel 170...
  9. Thermostat replacing....last minute checks

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    For a 156 1.9 JTD M-Jet 16V Sportwagon 2004. Hi All, Swapping the stat over tomorrow - and wanted to check a couple of things before getting stuck halfway. I did the stat on my 2.4 JTD which was straight forward. 1) Once I've changed it - I'll need to top up the coolant. Are they generic -...
  10. my £5 five minute mod

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    The look of my exhaust realy bugged me on my cheap run around gtv, its fine (no holes etc) but looks wise let the rest of the car down. so had some "very high temp paint" from halfords (£5) left in the shed, a quick sand down and abit of newspaper stuck above the exhaust...... and 5 mins later...
  11. Quiet, but only for a minute...

    Alfa GTA
    so. i changed my droplinks yesterday, they were definitely knackered as the "clunkclunkclunkclunk" disappeared however.....what appeared a few moments later was a louder "CLUNK" which can be felt, and has been getting more and more frequent. roll bar bushes *looked* ok when i was under the...
  12. Last Minute Travel

    Poll Room
    You got a last minute travel arranged. Longhaul. (Could be work, could be you've won a holiday, could be a loved one springing a surprise vacation..) Anyway you're at work. You've got an hour to get back home, grab your passport and a bag for a weeks stay in a far off place and get on...
  13. Last minute day trip to Applecross pass... anyone up for it?

    North Scotland
    Sure, I have just driven 2500 miles around Europe but all that has done is make me realise how much I love being in my car!! and another 450 miles aint that much for a diesel anyway :P I came across this by accident earlier and now I am set on doing it tomorrow :D (Since I am still off till...
  14. Milano name dropped at last minute!

    Alfa MiTo
    Milano name has been dropped apparently according to italiaspeed website....... They think it will be Giulietta instead (probably spelt that wrong, sorry)
  15. 5 Minute Mod to improve Ti handling!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    One or two Ti owners have commented on how their car sometimes seems to have a habit of pulling them around the road, especially when the surface is poor. Mine started doing this on Monday, and I sort of put it down to needing 2 new front tyres, the inners are pretty gone now after 13,600...
  16. 5 minute mod

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Can you spot the difference? Before: After:
  17. Help needed - power loss for 1 minute

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I experienced the following problem today. The car was already hot and I had to stop for a few minutes. When I started it again everything seemed fine but when I tried to accelerate it had no power. It would not rev past 2000 rpm. No power at was struggling up a hill. I decided to...
  18. A minute before buying 156 V6 - Questions

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello all, I'm about to buy a 156 V6 reg. late 2001. I have a few questions before completing the purchase: 1. The car has 120,000 km (75,000 mile). a 1000 km ago It had the cam belt done. water pump wasn't replaced. Is there a reason to worry about it? Is there anything else I should check ...
  19. One born every minute

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Village idiot speaking. I have just done the unleaded-in-diesel thing. Drove off unaware until spluttering and dire warnings from the engine control system (159 2.4 JTDM) brought me to a halt. The tank was almost completely empty when I filled it with the wrong stuff (£62-worth). I think...
  20. A minute of silence please...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Having relocated to France a couple of weeks ago, I have had to sell my perfect red 3 door 147 2.0 T-Spark, black leather interior, and that yummy manual gearbox...The sale went through today, and I can't recall feeling this sad in a long time! I attach some pics, let's send her off properly.