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  1. Replacing Alfa 159 1.9 JTDM "Oil Cooler Heat Exchanger" with normal Oil Radiator.

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Replacing Alfa 159 1.9 JTDM "Oil Cooler Heat Exchanger" with normal Oil Radiator. Hello again, I'm here with another problem that needs to be solved in my case. On April/2019 I had a problem, engine oil mixed with engine coolant, because of the "Oil Cooler Heat Exchanger" on my 1.9 JTDM had a...
  2. 1st to 2nd gear small jolt -TCT normal?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi All, I recently bought a guilietta QV 2014/15 with 48000kms. I may be be being really picky/OCD but I’ve noticed overall the gearbox is really smooth through the gears and downshifting etc. however when taking off from the lights (natural mode) shifting from 1st to 2nd gear there is a tidy...
  3. Not the normal tyre thread. Low profiles

    General Motoring Discussion
    Is it me or are very low profile tyres more hassle than they are worth? Sure they look good, but due to the awful state of the roads I find myself stressed whilst driving and often going slower than I should be due to worries about buckling or cracking the wheels. Then there is the ride...
  4. 'Normal' Pirelli P Zeros QV

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi. Is anyone running these tyres as a replacement for the Corsas? If so can you post up some comparisons between them and the Corsas. Regards
  5. Erratic coolant fan or normal on TS 2001?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My friends' 2001 1.8 TS seems to have an erratic fan? It spins briefly for short bursts before reaching 90 c and then when the engine is hot in traffic the fan does not cut-in until rather late when the engine temperature is high (around the three quarter mark) but before the last marker and...
  6. Alfa romeo 156 GTA oil Temperature gauge in the normal 156

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a 156 3.0 swap with the facelift interior and thought about the Oil temperature inside the Bordcomputer in the GTA . The Oil sensor is already fitted because I have the housing from a 3.2 engine. Is it possible to get this feature working in a normal 156 ? Because I like OEM things more...
  7. Is this normal?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'm looking for the source of a clunking sound when travelling over rough/broken tarmac (which is pretty much all the tarmac in my area),so i got the car up on stands and had a look around,everything seems normal except this : There's is 3-4mm of movement between the joints,a friend suggests...
  8. Normal Aerial or Dab

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Does the Gt aerial on the roof screw off the mounting . I suspect its corroded , because the signal I get wanders somewhat even on Local Radio. Am I better off putting a Dab aerial instead of replacing the roof aerial at roughly the same cost since my new unit is Dab enabled.
  9. Is it normal to get beeps and warnings on a dash upon connecting to the ABS module?

    Alfa Giulietta
    I get the "steering corrector unvailable, asr unvailable" etc messages on the dash with beeping every time I connect to the abs module with either MultiEcuScan or alfaobd and would like to know if that is normal.
  10. Is this a normal sound...?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys, First time post!.. but not a first time owner. Picked up a 2.2 Brera earlier this year and whilst i've loved every sescond of it - my wallet hasn't - and i'm looking forward to getting her up to scratch over the enxt few months with some upgrades and detailing. However, I noticed...
  11. "Normal" low brake fluid?

    Alfa Giulia
    Guys As I point out to my dealer that the level of brake fluid is below Minimum, I am told that this is normal and due to the brake pads wearing out. They decided not to add any fluid. Any comments/similar stories? Note: no warning light on my dashboard: just my observation directly looking...
  12. Is this a normal Giulietta characteristic

    Alfa Giulietta
    My 2014 170 Sportiva is different to the 2011 170 Veloce I had until recently - both have the same engine and output, however I believe that when I raise the clutch from depressed, the revs increase - I could swear that didn't happen with the 2011 Veloce? Does your Giulietta behave like this?
  13. Temperature - is this normal or do I have a problem

    Alfa 164 & 166
    I may have an issue with my 3.0 super and if so I'm wondering what it likely is. The temperature is usually steady at 90 when on the move but when I get stuck in traffic the temperature shoots up to about half way between the 90 and the red then the fan kicks in and it drops back down to 90 for...
  14. Tramlining, is it normal?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I'm still getting used to the Spiders handling, which is generally great. One thing which is a bit disconcerting, though, is the way the front wheels follow ruts or other imperfections in the road. Its ok when accelerating as the power pulls the wheels through but it wanders when pootling along...
  15. Start/stop, is this normal

    Alfa MiTo
    I have owned my Mito for 4 months now, 2011 1.4TB multiar 135 Noticed recently that if i pull in somewhere and stop, take car out of gear, etc that when i go to pull away the car wont start even tbough its on if that makes sense? So i need to turn off and on again ans its fine, Its like stop...
  16. Am I just unlucky or this normal for Alfas

    Alfa MiTo
    I got a alfa mito 1.3 jtdm for my first car back in November privately for my first car at 63000 miles so we took it to autolusso to have the car fully serviced and have any faults repaired. Then till I passed my test in January my Dad had been driving the car around to make sure there weren't...
  17. Is buzzing noise normal?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've noticed now and again when I activate the keyfob to unlock my Brera, there's this very strange buzzing type noise which seems to emanate from around the rear roof area? Is this normal & what on earth is causing it?
  18. Normal boost operation

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all My MAP sensor recently failed and I replaced it with a new BOSCH 0281002845, All seems ok but maybe not. When accelerating the boost needle rises to between the third and second highest mark then drops back to about halfway before rising again The drop is of course accompanied by a...
  19. Conector from OEM nav system to normal one

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Hi guys. Im replacing the OEM nav system with an Android one. I have all the accessories, connects adaptor...Etc. i wasnt removing the OEM nav system And This Connector...WTF? If i follow the cable Will There be the normal Alfa conectors? What can i do...
  20. Is this normal?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My GT JTS temperature gauge sits about 75 degrees when on the motor way and only gets close to 90 if i thrash it in lower gears. Is this right? Every other car ive had just sits below 90 constantly.