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  1. Buying car advice – mix of miles and kilometres common for Mito?

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi Everyone, Currently, I am looking to buy an Alfa Giulietta or Mito with a £5k limit (I am a Vauxhall owner and never owned an Alfa Romeo before so i hope this doesn't sound too stupid). I have been looking for about 3 weeks now and have been to see a few different Alfa’s (Yes I am being...
  2. 156 Sportwagon doesn't mix with dry grass!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    After a bit of fun around the paddock track, the 156 Sportwagon decided to set the grass on fire. We had it more or less under control by the time the Fire Brigade arrived but were very grateful to them for ensuring it wasn't going to spring to life again! The offending car is hiding in shame...
  3. Cruise/Headlights mix up - Woops!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Driving along the motorway tonight and i think ill stick the cruise on, flick the switch and a second later MY LIGHTS GO OFF!!!!!!!! My error as i was trying to put cruise on but was actually then i realised that i was actually switching the headlights from auto to off!!!! But it made me think...
  4. Storing diluted snow foam mix

    Car Detailing
    So, did my first ever snow foam wash today and realised a litre of diluted snow foam mix is waaaaaay too much for a giulietta size car! So, I've got about 60% of it left and being a tight wad I want to keep it for reuse. Presumably storing it in an air tight bottle will keep it good for a few weeks?
  5. G30 coolant mix?

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi guys. Many thanks first of for the great tutorial on changing out the thermostat. Almost done! Was about to refil the reservoir on my 2000 reg 156 TS when it occurred to me..will the new G30 coolant be OK in there with the remnants of the previous coolant? Hope someone gets this soon...job...
  6. 159 - can i mix and match tyres?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So I've managed to get 2 flats in the same evening - one front nearside, one rear nearside. I've got the 3.2 JTS Q4, and I recall that it may be problematic to have tyres at different levels of wear (not good for the diffs)? Wear levels aside, my car currently has pirelli p zero nero's all...
  7. 156 Thirsty with fuel mix ECU codes

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, My 156 2.0 TS CF3 has gone thirsty (i did get c450 miles to a tank, now get 400). Been using the multiECUscan to sort out dads 166 so plugged into mine and found codes P1177 - Mixture Correction and P1178 Mixture 2 strength. Any suggestions? Is it likely to fail the MOT on it? Also, if...
  8. Exhaust system mix and match

    Alfa GTA
    Next weekend I am going to have a go at sorting out the drone and resonance in my exhaust system, and I just wanted to check some fitment options. Firstly, is the exhaust assembled with exhaust paste or dry? Secondly, will the silenced scorpion center section from the cat back to the back box...
  9. GTV V6 Mix & Match MAF's

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Guys, I have bought a Bosch MAF 0280 216 054 (Sensor F00C262044) and since found out it looks like a CF3 MAF. As my GTV is a 98 CF2 i was wondering if this is likely to fit and whether there are any experiences running other MAFs on the CF2 V6 rather than the original 0280217531 (F00C262030)...
  10. A starenge mix of monstrosities and beauties

    General Motoring Discussion
    http://www.1000sel.com Growing up in the 80s I used to love reading about all the weird and wonderful horrendously over the top conversions which were done for various Sheikhs, Sultans and the like. Quite often these would be covered in the motoring press of the time and would frequently appear...
  11. Don't mix Guinness & e-bay

    General Alfa Discussion
    After an afternoon in the local last Saturday, I bought this on a spur of the moment!:rolleyes: Picked it up today. OMG, what have I done:lol:
  12. 164 24v anti-freeze mix

    Alfa 164 & 166
    I'm told my Samco hoses are arriving today, and I'm also going to stick a new radiator on the car just for the sake of it. Looking at the shop manual, a mix of 4L anti-freeze to 8L of water is recommended, but I've always thought 50/50 was the way to go. What are you guys using?
  13. bio fuel mix experience??? - Anyone??

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Whilst there will be a number who swear by only ever using top grade diesel in their beast I am prepared to shop around and mix it up a bit. But, and its a big but, I have heard that the supermarket mix (fuel not music!) that is often tagged as city diesel etc and is a mix including bio...
  14. 164/166 exhust mix up

    Alfa 164 & 166
    hi, just want to ask if anyone has fitted or attempted to fitt a supersprint rear box from a 164 v6 onto a 166 twin system also if i removed a centre silence from my 166 twin would i have any benefits in terms of performance , breathability etc
  15. Diesel and Alfa don't mix.

    General Alfa Discussion
    I drove a 159 JTD today while my car was having the lambda doodah done. It just didn't do it. It didn't drive like an Alfa at all. Certainly didn't sound like an Alfa. When did Alfa start doing diesel motors anyhow? The 156?
  16. 156 Misfire or Sluggish at Low RPM Water N Sparkplugs Don't Mix

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All A week after buying my 156 and she was suffering from low power / misfire when accelerating from traffic lights etc until she got over 2500 rpm, then took off. Not always, and usually when warm. I read about water in the sparkplug wells. Well the engine was nice and shiny when I bought...
  17. oil mix

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    guys panic time,i put mobil fully synth in on the last oil change anyway messing about in garage late last night and decided to check my oil it needed a top up so grabbed the oil and topped up,just been in the garage and realised i put in mobil 2000 which is a semi synth,will i cause any damage...
  18. Wildlife and bumpers don't mix

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I was going to start this thread by saying I have no luck but then again the poor fox that ran out in front of me last night had even less luck....at least I was going fast enough that it must have died pretty instantly. Sadly having only got my GT back yesterday it looks like its got to go...
  19. The ridiculous price of PETROL and a guzzling Alfa what a mix!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Topped up the Alfa today to discover the price of £1.31 ltr, this is absolutely ridiculous and I wonder what sort of price we will be paying by the end of the year? It's time we Brits stood up against these legalized crooks that sit there in government lording it over us! Not everyone wants to...
  20. Fantastic Mix

    General Alfa Discussion
    Where else can you see/compete against such a great mix of cars? GTV 3.0 vs 60's GTAm 156 2.0 jts vs 147 2.0 ts vs 147 1.9jtd Come and join in:thumbs: http://www.aroc-uk.com/motorsport/sprint-cup.htm
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