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  1. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all i have a mysterious connector infront of my battery, maybe someone here does know what it is for? The car is a 159 2.2JTS.
  2. General Motoring Discussion
    In order to finally bring myself up to date with modern metal and motoring matters, over a leisurely coffee this morning I took the time to read and absorb the contents of an issue of Autocar from December 1982. I am excited to see that Rover is to introduce the Rover Vitesse, a high performance...
  3. General Motoring Discussion
    Hey chaps, Weekend going well, I hope. Here's an interesting puzzler to ponder on the bank holiday. :) I'd driven about 35 miles today in pretty warm temperature. Not hard driving, just gentle cruising, not stuck in traffic. Car running fine, engine temp just over 80, where is normally sits...
  4. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello everyone. Whenever I'm driving and I put load onto the engine, this relay starts clicking furiously - it's driving me mad!! (image attached) Has anybody experienced or heard of this fault? If so, what caused it and how was it fixed? It happens most in 1st and 2nd gears when apply the...
  5. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've noticed a strange rattle on my 5 door 2004 147 lately. Its a rattle that seems to come from somewhere on the center console. Its not really loud, and it sounds like something swinging inside the console and slightly hitting the plastic. I find it impossible to pinpoint the exact location...
  6. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello. For past months I've been searching for green chip heater blower resistor. Not aluminium one. Where can i get one? I am from Denmark so it would be nice get i shipped here :)
  7. Alfa Giulietta
    Hello all, I have a strange question which I'm hoping somebody can help with. My mother has a Giulietta and discovered a strange piece of trim lying in the passenger footwell. I've asked her to take a picture to send me, but basically this is the description... Yesterday I found an intriguing...
  8. General Motoring Discussion
    Since launch, I have seen precisely one BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe Saloon on the road. One. I have seen more 5 Series GTs on the road. Pity, because I'm rather fond of the 6 Series Gran Coupe Saloon and was hoping to see a few pop up around the place, but no... Any idea how it's selling? What...
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 156 2.5V6 sportwagon has a slightly leaky pressure cap in it's cooling system. I found this while stuck in traffic and the temp went sky-high. The warning light on the gauge didn;t come on and I managed to get the car home by taking a detour through back roads that kept the speed above about...
  10. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Apologies if this has been posted before, but there's a strange and mysterious Spider for sale at the moment: Alfa romeo Spider 1996 | Trade Me Seller says it's "one of a kind" and I think he might be telling the truth there :) It is claimed to be a 1996, and it looks like a 1996 (phase-1 front...
  11. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello everyone, Car is Alfa 156, 2.0 - 98 year model (one of the first). After sorting out a small ABS light problem, I "discovered" a set of fuses that I never knew existed. They are located directly above the fuse box set which is located behind the dashboard under the wheel. And that's the...
  12. Alfa Giulietta
    Got home this evening in Abarth and drove into the garage only to see a puddle under mi' Giuli' Oh no, what da !!!! Went for a look closer It is under the approximate middle of the car. Definitely not under any thing mechanical. It was not oily, it feels like water. I thought maybe the...
  13. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, Bella had a decent run out this weekend - i've done 30k in the last 12 months, but only 250 in the last 7 weeks or so. Anyway, I battered my way through 1200 miles this weekend - and Bella is still (once again :)) in one piece. However, some random weirdness has occurred which some of...
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I have some fuses which I don't know how to recognize because they're not in the manual or any of the diagrams I've seen online. I'm hoping you guys can help me figure them out and tell me the amps to put in. I'm talking about the missing ones in the lower right corner, the top left is for...
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi there, Since working on inner offside wheel arch, I noticed a mysterious box behind the wheel arch liner, behind the right hand side indicator, there are two pipes fed into it coming from the engine bay, can anyone shed some light on what this is and how it works? Many thanks Chris_gta
  16. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    just suffered a mysterious engine cut out this morning 5 mins after setting off. I had to park up, take key out and then it started again but showing engine warning light and advising to "get engine checked". 2 hours later on starting again warning light and message mysteriously have gone...
  17. Alfa 164 & 166
    I have my friends 166 in my shed, and it needs some TLC. I am trying to find out the manufacture date. I seem to have hit a dead end deciphering the VIN. :confused: I have tried some of the decoders I found on line but they all say the tenth character (which is supposed to represent the year of...
  18. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi has anyone experienced a complete loss of coolant from their system. This isn't getting into the engine thankfully but seems to drain itself off from the overflow pipe from the head of the coolant reservoir? I have changed the cap and had the hoses checked. The bizarre thing is that this...
  19. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    :confused::confused:Here's a tricky one. I opened my car door after thinking i'd de-activated the alarm and the alarm went off, so i re-locked it with the fob, unlocked it, opened the door and the alarm went off again. I sat in the car until the alarm stopped and noticed the alarm unit on the...
  20. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys, I have a Alfa 147 2001 Selespeed... It first started randomly chucking the gear into neutral at traffic lights and so on and also a slight jerk while changing gear, went on like this for a bit....Then i left to go on holiday for a week and when I came back, I fired up the car and it...
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