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  1. Rosso Competizione color mixing and respray problems

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi guys, I'm the onwer of 2016 Giulia QV in Rosso Competizione color. I believe the code of the is 361/B 3-layer coat. Wish to respray some parts on my car, but the paint shop couldn't find the info how to mix the ink and how the layers must be apllied on the car. They spent almost 3 weeks, but...
  2. Aircondition mixing motor?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hello. I'm having an issue where you can't change the temperature on the passenger side in my QV. I scanned the car with Multiecuscan and it's showing an issue with the passenger side mixing motor. So I ordered a new one from Alfa Romeo, but I can't for the life of me figure out where it's...
  3. 2 blow outs, mixing summer/winter tyres

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Morning All, Last night, in the depths of dark Suffolk, I hit a beast of a pothole at about 40mph. It was just wide enough for a tyre to go straight in, on the passenger side and camouflaged by other crappy bits of surface. I had an immediate blow out on the front, big hole 8n the side wall...
  4. Paint mixing supply recommendations

    General Alfa Discussion
    Sorry- Clunky thread title, I know... Can anyone recommend a place, they have dealt with remotely, that can mix up and supply paint ? I used to spend a lot of time in Merseyside, and was amazed by the profusion of automotive businesses that were really useful! I once walked into a place down...
  5. Mixing and matching components for exhaust?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hello guys! I'm new to all this, but have been using the site for some time to learn new things about my G, I have to start by saying the expertise/wisdom of some of you on here has taught me a lot! I currently have a single exit stock pipe (1.4 MA TB) and, after loads of thinking and...
  6. Mixing tyres on a Q4

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've had my Brera Q4 3.2 for 2.5 yerars now and its been fab, however I've kept it shod on Continental ContactSport5, and I've been through 6 in less than 10000 miles, which is costing a packet, and i googled the contactsport5 tyre and high wear is one of its properties unfortunately. My MOT is...
  7. Mixing T-spark blocks and components

    Tuning & Upgrades
    T- Spark 2.0L have balance shafts and all the extras that go with it, belt and tensioners etc. If you were to carefully balance the pistons, rods etc from a 2.0L would you then need the balance shafts? Basically what I am wondering is can you put 2.0L internals in a 1.6 / 1.8 block and dispose...
  8. alfa 33 mixing engine parts :l

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    hi guys been a while since I have posted anything up here not that I have had too alfa has been running beautifully for a year now TILL last night I drove my alfa 33 1.7 8v carby down a straight reving her out like a mad man hitting and limiting second gear at 95km :l then the engine went bang...
  9. Mixing tyre brands

    General Alfa Discussion
    So I have Michelin Pilots all around but it seems the last owner didn't change his tyres in pairs, so I have a good 5 mm on one rear tyre but the other rear is down to about 2.5 mm. I was given a virtually unused Pirelli P Zero Nero when I bought the car, is there any reason why I can't use that...
  10. oil mixing with water after head gasket change

    Alfa 164 & 166
    I've recently had the head gasket changed and the heads skimmed on a 166 2.0 TS after i found water mixing with the engine oil - there was no oil in the cooling system though. The car has done 100,000 m For the first 1000 miles it seemed fine, then the water levels started to drop slightly. Now...
  11. Mixing oil types?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    In the service book it says that you can only use the same type of engine oil as is already in the car - but does this actually make a difference? I got the garage to change the oil a couple of months ago, and checking the reciept I can see they used 5W40, it's due for a top up, but as it had...
  12. Mixing tyre sizes

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, I have a Brera with 18" wheels and I've noticed the front tyres are a different profile to the rears (from before my ownership). The rears are 235/45 which I understand to be correct, the fronts are 235/40's (I suspect done for cost, looking at the differences in price for the 2 profiles)...
  13. Is mixing Bilstein and Koni Shocks ok?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Im wondering if mixing Koni Adjustable Sport shocks at the front with Bilstein shocks at the rear is ok ? (all on standard springs) I found these guys : Zen Cart!, The Art of E-commerce (Anyone know the reputation of these guys ?) who might have second hand bilsteins which I need for my...
  14. mixing oils

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    just been reading the thread on oil types,which is interesting but doesn't answer my question.From the service record it looks as if the last oil change was with 'Selena' which I assume to mean Selenia.It will soon need a top up as the level is on the bottom mark of the dipstick and I will use...
  15. Engine Oil mixing with Diesel?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Alfa 156 2.4 20v Mjet My spanner monkey (sorry any mechanics reading this, but I was a spanner monkey too once) tells me that he thinks the engine oil is mixing with the diesel in my engine because it hasn't been changed in while, the engine oil level is over full and I haven't topped it up in...
  16. VMax - V6 GTV Mixing it with some serious Exotica

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi All, I've been a regular at an event called VMax for the last few years. It's an event that is ran at Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire and the object is to see what speed your car can achieve over 1.6 miles. The total length of each run is about 2.5 miles, but this includes a half mile...
  17. Mixing coolants.....

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Is it possible to mix the pink coolant with the blue one?(Both are Alfa coolants).
  18. Brera Q4 - Mixing tyres?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    To cut a long story short, I got my brera about 6 weeks ago (approved used from a dealer). The rear tyres were barely legal so the dealer ordered a new set for the rear which I've just had fitted (by same dealer). The rears are now new Pzero Neros (235/45 18'') yet the front are Bridgestone...
  19. mixing oils?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    I've got 5 litres of 10w-60 Mobil oil in my cupboard, the oil level is at the bottom of my dip stick. Will I be smote down my god if I pour 1L of Mobil in to my engine? If the answer is yes what is the best use of 5L of Mobil? Cheers Stuart
  20. Mixing 1.5 and 1.7 parts for performance..

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    I know that this has been mentioned in various thread but it was not discussed fully. I have a 1.5 Sprint and i want to make some modes. Actually i am thinking of giving a good service on my engine but since i am going to spent some money i am thinking something else. Can i mix the...
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