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  1. Two Niggles

    Alfa Giulia
    I'm experiencing two niggles at the moment. Giulia Superlux 2.2 180bhp, 11,000 kms. The first is the steering wheel is squeaky, particularly when starting. Not a big problem. But in case anyone else has had this you might know how to solve it. The second is beginning to really irk me. An...
  2. Quadrifoglio Niggles

    Alfa Giulia
    Yesterday I took my Quadrifoglio in for software update and at the same time I gave TH White a list of things to look at: 1. The screenwasher bottle filler cap retaining strap was broken from new. 2. The front towing attachment cover has come loose and I can’t refit it properly. 3. With the...
  3. Couple of niggles with my 156

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    One thing that frustrates me about my 156 is the rear windows (cue Hitchcock theme). The rear right window works from the drivers position but the left doesn't - and neither work using the rear switches. They seem clap out every few months or so. The other niggle is the monkey who owned my car...
  4. Alfa 147 niggles and CT service

    South Africa
    Hi all My 2002 147 1.6 TS is having a couple of niggles namely: - Strange tin sounded rattling when accelerating in lower gears. - Whistling (almost fanbelt kind of sound) when starting the car, and when pressing in the clutch. This goes away after the car has warmed up. - If I slam hard on...
  5. Bought a used MiTo - Best way of tackling it's niggles

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi All, Finally bought the sister a little MiTo and want to know the best way of attacking a few of its niggles. 1) Dipstick is a bit rusty or perhaps just old oil coating it (service history is perfect, but it is a 6 year old, 35k mile car) - Has anyone had this before, any idea of parts...
  6. new Brera and some minor niggles!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, just picked up my Brera 3.2 V6 and apart from a few niggles I'm blown away. Private sale. Niggles? Drivers side door glass rattles when you shut the door, the air con is a little noisy like I can hear the fan, the drivers seat seems to rock forward when I brake hard. The fuel doesn;t...
  7. new Mito owner - some niggles though...

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi all. I'm a proud owner of a 2011 Mito 1.4 sprint. Only my second car and am chuffed its an Alfa. I love the car however there are a few probs I have - wondering if anyone else has experienced these: The accelerator is super sensitive in stop start traffic. Its either on or off and no happy...
  8. Mito 1.6JTDm Post Purchase Niggles

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi all. So I picked up an 09 plate Mito over the weekend with 70K on the clock. It looks and drives tight, like new. I have owned several Italian cars from the Fiat Coupe to the 156 2.4JTD and know its not going to all be plain sailing all the way. I have owned multiecuscan for a while now and...
  9. Got myself a Brera JTDm, minor niggles.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello everybody, After almost a year on the look for a new Alfa to replace my trusted 147, I settled on a Monte Carlo Blue Brera JTDm. I had been looking at GT's as well, but couldn't justify paying a premium an what's essentialy a better 147. My Brera is a June 2006 Manufacture car but...
  10. 1.4tb 155 faults and niggles

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi all. I'm searching for a car for my sister. She's getting rid of her golf gti and she wants something with similar performance but with less grief. I'm looking at MY09 Mitos 155bhp which are under £6k at the moment. Are there common faults or things to check on inspection. I've read about the...
  11. 159 Electrical niggles

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi folks Had my Alfa 159 for just over a month now and am very pleased with the drive. The 2.4 Q-tronic is torquey and packs a punch. BUT it has some irritating niggles! I know all Alfas have a quirk or two, as this is my third one, but these are becoming irritating and I wondered if anyone had...
  12. GTV niggles

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi All, I posted on here a few weeks back about my GF's GTV. I've now MOT'd it as it only needed a back box and 2 wipers. I've done a few things to it now (today I took the passenger window motor out as it was seized and that now works. This cured a battery drain as the motor heated up...
  13. New GTV but it has one or two niggles..

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all I recently bought this GTV ( yes a second one :D ) and it needed a spark plug change as soon as I got it as it was running a terrible miss-fire but after a good change of plugs, all is well on the motor front. Body is in good overall condition, sporting loving 18" alloys and a Zender...
  14. end of first day of driving lots of niggles :-(

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello All, I picked up my 1999 3.0 GTV yesterday and put a days driving in today. Here is a list of things I've found and would like to fix: The car has been in storage for a while and came out and was serviced and MOT'd before pick up. - Lazy syncro going from 2nd up to 3rd slight crunch 7 out...
  15. Alfa 159 sw 1.9 niggles

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All, This is my first post so please be gentle. I have purchased a 59 plate 159SW 1.9jtdm and it looks fantastic. I have had it for two weeks now and found a few niggles which I hope you can help with. 1st, The intermittent wiper does dot work. I can set the speed to one of the three...
  16. New car faults and niggles?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all. I've done what I always said i'd never do - and ordered a new Alfa! I've gone for a Giulietta 170/TCT Sportiva and after reading on this site of a guy who had some paint faults (should there be ANY, when he paid an extra £1800 for 8C red?:wow:) on his new Giulietta, I just wondered if...
  17. NEW Alfa! - Few little niggles - advice please!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello everyone! I am so happy - I picked up my new Alfa 156 JTD 2.4 20v MJET Veloce on Friday. Have had a 2.0 TS and a 1.9 20v JTD before - had a few cars in between - but you cant beat an alfa.... Anyhow - a couple of things unusual on this one. after a little while - the coil light flashes...
  18. Niggles, Not That I Care

    Alfa MiTo
    My MiTo Cloverleaf is 20 months old, and I still feel in the first flushes of romance. It seems Alfa have added some engineering ingenuity to keep the owner on their toes.... My left front headlamp has blown, three weeks after having a new one fitted. Is this a feature to save weight, or...
  19. Alfa 147 couple of niggles help please

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi I now have the pleasure of owning my first Alfa :D a 147 selespeed, autodelta J12. but saying that although the car I have is in pretty good nick, and seems to have been well looked after, it does have a couple of issues I need help on Please :confused: 1. Central locking doesnt work, can...
  20. GT - New Owner Niggles

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Having a nosey around to get used to the car but what is this? Also the reverse bulb doesn't light up. Replaced the bulb and still doesn't work. Next step is the switch. Any links or ideas which one i need? eBay is littered with different part numbers. :/ Any help is greatly appreciated...
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