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  1. General Motoring Discussion
    One for KB. Recall how I accessed the locked 147 bonnet with little more than time, a spanner, and a fondue fork? Today, I broke the laws of changing Vauxhall Corsa D headlight bulbs! Scare stories on the internet about removing the bumper, removing the fuse box top, removing the air...
  2. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    on here many people say that the electric seat in a Brera give you less headroom in fact from experience (in the later seat it gives you more room )there you go ive said it lol
  3. Alfa Giulia
    Dear fellow Alfists, In my previous post called “Giulia D.N.A and mpg: THE TRUTH”, we established that there were clear differences in mpg when using the different D.N.A. settings. We also confirmed that the Alfa Romeo official figures of mpg where nowhere near the actual figures (yeah yeah I...
  4. General Motoring Discussion
    https://www.theguardian.com/money/blog/2017/apr/29/whiplash-injury-claims-accident-myth-neurosurgeon-speaks-out A neurosurgeon claims whiplash injury is a myth. If this is true and becomes accepted fact car insurance costs could be reduced?
  5. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    After reading some threads on here and taking my Brera today for a forced Regen, I would like to possibly dispel some myths and inform others of my experience. As soon as Chris plugged in his machine to force a Regen, keeping in mind we had discussed prior, the requirement to take it for a drive...
  6. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi guys, I am sure it has been discussed, but i am really interested to know your views if it is essential for my GQV. I think if you hammer the car and drive it slowly for the a couple of miles, this will cool it down and you can switch it off as soon as you park. in the morning, start the car...
  7. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi - A few folks have told me I need to let my turbo idle before turning off the motor (for up to a minute or less). Doing this, (supposedly) allows the turbo to “cool down". I am wondering if there is any truth to this, as it is pretty tuff (and not very practical) to sit at idle once you’ve...
  8. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi guys :) So I had a discussion a few months ago when I was doing a 4 pot brembo conversion on a 1982 GTV6, some people told me that it would be good to change the master brake cylinder as well to one out of a Fiat DUCATO. Tried that after installing the big brakes and the pedal would go all...
  9. General Motoring Discussion
    You'll probably remember the ridiculous fiasco Toyota faced two years back over unintended acceleration, with Camrys accelerating out of control and slow 'n' sleepy powerless Yaris autos suddenly tripling in power and responding like an angry lion on its way to lunch. I think the overall...
  10. General Alfa Discussion
    If one more person tells me that the reason they didn't consider buying an Alfa is because 'they always breakdown' i'll smack them! My 1.6 156 SW has just passed 216,000 miles, 10 years old and owned from new and is still on it's original engine, gearbox, clutch, wheel bearings AND...
  11. General Alfa Discussion
    Today I was at the lights in the inside lane & a touring 3 series pulled up next to me , I had no idea what type it was although I thought it might be a 330i, the main thing that caught my eye I(childishly) perceived a sneering look from the driver . Right then I thought,I'll wipe that sneer...
  12. General Alfa Discussion
    Watched yesterday's (26 Jan) episode of "Survivors"... the BBC's post-apocalyptic drama where 95% of the population has died due to an outbreak of a mysterious virus... We're in series 2 now.. and the drama's heroine, Abby, has been taken prisoner by the dastardly pharmaceuticals firm what...
  13. General Alfa Discussion
    Im new to Alfa and Ive had my MiTo 155 Veloce for a month now and havnt had a single wave even though ive seen tons of alfas. Ive gave the wave to many other Alfa drivers only to be given a strange look. If only i had tinted windows to hide my embarassment:lol: I did get a wave off the chap at...
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have spent many hour searching AO to find out if the JTS engine burns oil, i came across a thread that mentioned an artical about this issue published by fiat. Is there such artical? Does the JTS burn oil? Can an one tell me why my car rattles when i change up gear under loaded aceleration...
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I am buying a 147JTM 16V facelift, I was told at the weekend that 147s suffer from front tyre wear on the inside of the tread and that this is a design fault, nothing to do with tracking or wear/ Any comments.................. Also would it be sensible to get the timing belt changed (53K...
  16. General Alfa Discussion
    .... or "saps power from the engine" I've been hearing this for years, and it often features on "top ten fuel saving tips" and the like. It's accepted as fact, but I've yet to see any evidence for this, or even understand the process. Permit me to elaborate.. 1) An a/c unit is essentially a...
  17. Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Ive heard a few times that an oil and flter change say at 5000 miles or 6 months helps to break in an engine, i dont know why is it because there are more metallic particles in the oil due to the breaking in period and an early change gets rid? Any thoughts, is this bo**cks and i should just...
  18. Poll Room
    Will Ferrari build a new, entry level, 2+2 car as currently speculated by the press?
  19. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    If an exhaust is leaking, does a car consume more petrol?My 147 has never had an exhaust change.I changed the manifold in 2005.I can sometimes smell exhaust fumes when driving hard.For a while i tried to get mechanics to idetify the smell, but my car has a tendecy of behaving at the garage.I can...
  20. Introduce Yourself
    [B]Your Forum name [Fast Frank] [B]Real name [Frank Duff] [B]Age [Younger than AO member Fraser!] [B]Occupation [Boring Office job ] [B]Lives [North Lanarkshire] [B]Marital Status [Oh yes] [B]which cars do you drive and why? [Alfa 156 2.0 JTS Veloce, Gabbiano Blue, Charcole...
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