My '01 156 V6 has started to smell like a petrol station, and at it's MOT last week I asked the guys at the garage to have a look at tracking down the cause of the smell for me. The car doesn't leak fuel and MPG is no worse than normal. They traced the issue to the filler neck that...
I've noticed a few spots on my drive, upon further inspection it's clearly diesel drips eating through the tarmac!
Drips are small and from the rear right of the car, driveway is sloped slightly so the car is facing downhill when parked.
Had a look under today, and have seen some...
I have a giant hole in my filler neck, when I fill the tank to the top it leaks massively. I need to know if the pre-facelift 147 has the same filler neck as the facelift, also if there's a difference between the 3 doors and 5 doors filler neck. Thank you!
When I bought my GTV I soon discovered that someone had managed to completely smash up the collar which attaches the fuel filler neck to the bodywork. Worse, they had attempted to repair it by caking it in araldite. Needless to say, this has now given up and the collar is a collection of plastic...
I was just browsing Alfa workshop and I notice they list new upper wishbones by TRW that have a narrow neck to the balljoint. They are also listed as "Recomended".
Is this a superior design to what we have been using so far?
Alfa Romeo GT Wishbones front
Well i was at a loose end so i thought i would try and make a larger plenum with junk and basic tools.
i had an old plenum
an old micro wave ( used stainless steel from the outside)
short bit of 90mm alloy tube
took a couple of hours to...
Had the G for 6 weeks now having previously owned a 159 sw for 4 and a half years. Loved every minute of that but felt time to change.
Got a 170 ma veloce with sports pack 2011. Nice. Like the unit, pulls very well, good equipment and looks the part on 18" turbines and p-zeros. But...
I want to swap mine - as my engine has the older type with just the stopper in the end.
The engine has not gone in the car yet - but can you just tug them out (so that I can put the type in with the large black plastic recirc thingy) to replace them. I am guessing it is just a friction fit -...
The spider tank i have just has a flanged opening, where as the standard tank has an extended, curved neck.
How have you guys over come this? I dont really want to cut off the neck from the old tank, as i need to try and sell it.
Is there a universal filler neck option?
well im not always cleaning our cars ! , but when i do it murders my cervical region & my shoulders, and only last week i was in hospital haveing my cervical neck area injected to give me some relief.
So i have dashed out this afternoon & purchased a meguiars 220/2 d/a, so i am going to do some...
Hi all, car is going in for MOT this weekend, I have got the last little bits but need one last part.
There is a crack in the fuel filler neck which causes petrol to leak out when filling.
It is just on the otherside of the rear quarter and you can see it if you look up the wheel arch.
Happy new year guys :D
More resto work over the holiday has revealed some parts that have rotted out, thanks to yorksud i'v sourced the pair of stub axles i need "Thanks rich" :thumbs: but another part i need is the fuel tank filler neck, now am not sure if the s3 is the same as the s1 and 2 as...
Sure you all know but the GT (dont know about other models) has a drain plug hole in the bottom of the fuel filler neck (bad design as water settles there). I noticed the other day that water had settled there, unblocked the drain hole and voila ! - go check yours now as we dont want the dreaded...
I had the great pleasure of having my head rammed in the passenger footwell changing the pollen filters on the GTA today for the first time.
What was a surprise were the state of the old filters, they had been ham-fistedly 'rammed' into position, they were all shapes & one of the 5.5mm screws...
I've got a 159 1.9 JTDm (Sportwagon), and have noticed when I fill up that the pump nozzle doesn't fit well into the tank neck, it only goes in apprx 2-3 inches, and doesn't feel very secure. This just feels wrong and fills me with paranoia that the fuel is going to splash out during...
I've had my MiTo for a week now and find that the seatbelt is quite uncomfortable and cuts into my neck.
I have tried several different seating positions, higher up, more reclined, back, forward etc. to no avail.
Previous cars I've had have had height adjusters which eliminated this problem...
I have a serious question.
Will I ever stop 'looking back' after I've parked my car?
I drive the short journey to work and park in a huge car park inside my site, it's full of run-of- the-mill looking cars (excluding one Brera that I've seen in my car park).
Most of the time I'm half asleep...
ok, is it me, or does GT cause a pain in the neck and back when driven for long? i tried with the seat leaning back, i tried with straight setting, but it is difficult to rest the head on the, well, headrest. and i might be leaning forward without realizing, and after a while, my neck hurts...
Since buying my 159 in early June, I have noticed a progressively worse neck ache. It started as a niggle in the lower neck, but has gradually turned into a definite ache down both side muscles.
I thought it might be the seat, or the driving position, but both are great.
Maybe the surge of...