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  1. Another 'what's that noise mystery'?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, Ok, back story, car due MOT so while doing pre MOT checks found 1 rear tyre worn more than other, upon checking further found rear spring had cracked at top and bottom, also while driving, have a slight "aeroplan/bike in the distance sound" when getting up to and past 40mph, checked all...
  2. oil pressure mystery

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I took my spider on a punishing 400 mile round trip to the south west coast this weekend. The traffic was a nightmare on Friday afternoon and we were on the road for six hours. After a half hour stop I then drove for 4 hours without a break. This consisted of endless crawling approaches to...
  3. A GTV mystery

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My much loved GTV Mark 3 has been in and out of garages over the last 5 months and nobody seems to be able to find the root cause. Previously the engine warning light was on but the car seemed to be running fine - and no noticeable faults detected when serviced etc. Then had 3 successive...
  4. Mystery dash top socket/button..

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all Can anyone tell me what the illumated button/socket is on the top centre of the dash is for (2013 collezione) My 2011 Lusso didn't have it but a nice sunglasses cubby hole instead.. Manual not giving me any clues Ta J
  5. Front suspension noise: a mystery?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Firstly apologies for yet another "front suspension noise" post but this one has beaten me so far, and I wonder if anyone has any ideas? My V6 makes a loud graunching noise when turning at low speed, more pronounced at full lock and especially over speed humps/ raised surfaces. I can't tell...
  6. Mystery Coolant Leak - Alfa 159 1750 TBi

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, I have a problem with a coolant leak that is very difficult to discover from where it cames. I already have all problems of leaking known on this cars. The purge screw it's changed by one in metal and the coolant tank was replaced by new one. So, 3 weeks after changed the coolant...
  7. 146 1.8 mystery lead in engine bay...

    Alfa 145 & 146
    I've discovered a mystery lead that is not plugged in to anything in the engine bay of my 146... This afternoon I removed the air filter cover on the car so that I could move the air intake duct enough to check the part number of my MAF (which turned out to be Bosch 0 280 218 219). However...
  8. Alfa romeo 156 JTS oil Mystery

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hope someone can help or maybe I can help someone. I have be an Alfa driver pretty much all my life. I have recently acquired a 2004, 156 jts (74,000 kms) and discovered the following; Down on power, burning oil, burning fuel excessively as proven by the spark plugs with black carbon build up...
  9. Mystery Noise - Solved

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi folks, I lurk here a lot but have seldom posted before. I thought this was worth sharing though. For the past few months my 159 has been making a strange rattling/clattering noise. It sounded like it was coming from the O/S front corner somewhere. I tried various things to locate the...
  10. Alfetta washer mystery

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Still pottering and feels like I'm going backwards not forwards! I replaced the washer motor, cut off some slightly burnt wire and attached spade connectors. Now for the mystery, when I connect and test nothing happens - no washer, no wiper, when I remove the connectors from the motor, the flick...
  11. 147 NSF Mystery Wiring Connectors

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I'm seeking advice on what the intended application of these two plugs (sockets?) was. They're both on the main engine compartment harness, located off the "branch" which includes the NSF blinker repeater, brake pad wear indicator, washer jet heating wires. Three adjacent connectors of each...
  12. What is this boring mystery car?

    General Motoring Discussion
    On another site I use, we have a game of figure out the location from a Google Street View image. This one happens to be in Bern, Switzerland - that bit's done. However it features a slice of a ghost car caught mid-shot and I wondered what it is. I figured Kia, Hyundai, maybe SEAT, but can't...
  13. Mystery electrical connector

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, I had the trim out of the cockpit stowage compartment with the battery in it today. While I was delving around in there I spotted a yellow female connector with two orange wires not connected to anything - pic below. Can't see anything obvious for it to connect to. Anyone know what it is...
  14. Mystery Lucas box on Sprint

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    I have a 1988 Sprint QV in New Zealand, 1.7L engine. Does anybody know what this Lucas box is supposed to do? It's located near the brake m/c (RHD car) and not far from the wiper motor. It has a large 6 (I think) pin connector with thick wires, but it's disconnected. Yet...Everything seems to...
  15. Mystery Captive Bolt

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Have been looking for a replacement captive bolt for my 156 JTS and can't find it on ePer and even TJ Vickers dealers couldnt find it either. Have loooked through entire eper on my model and nada. Have had a look at Fiats and Lancias too. just shows tantilizingly near pictures but not the actual...
  16. turbo mystery sorted,Big thanks Ned!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    those of you that have been following the saga will Know that I recently had built and fitted a hybrid turbo, spec was exactly the same as Damien's (ALFADOIT) spec as having been in the passenger seat of his car I was blown away by the power and responsive nature of his set up. my car had...
  17. Mystery Alfa Romeo

    General Alfa Discussion
    hello fellow Afla enthusiasts, i ran across an ad for someone selling a few Alfa Romeos and one of the cars he was selling, i can't find what it is, the ad says its an 82 Spider but i can't seem to find it anywhere does anyone here know what the car on...
  18. Rear wiper mystery

    Alfa Giulietta
    Alfa Romeo 1.6 JTDM Lusso 2011 Had rear rear wipers issues for last few months.... Car has just had climate control replaced, and before that gear box sensor replaced! Typical symptoms of rear wiper not parking.... Loom checked out okay.... Wiper motor swapped and it seemed to work but after...
  19. Dashboard top box mystery!

    Alfa Giulietta
    Can anybody tell me what I can do with this top box on my dash. I can't get it open (the button does nothing). Be good to get a sat nav of some kind in there.
  20. What is this mystery connector for?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi I found this mystery connector underneath the wiper grill when I took it off to do the windscreen rattle modification. I don't know what it is for - an option I don't have on my 08 plate 159 Ti Sportwagon? :read: All suggestions welcome :biglaugh: Cheers