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  1. TCT Transmission 'overheat'??

    Alfa Giulietta
    Towards the end of a 52 mile trip this morning, the majority of which was uninterrupted motorway driving, got held up in a traffic jam just outside of Bromley (Kent) quite a bit of slow moving and stopping for a 2 mile period. Stop/Start not in operation. The Amber Triangle warning light...
  2. Here's an overheat question

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi What cooked first: the chicken or the egg? I've a 155 1.8 sport. 8valve. Serious overheat led to replacing knackered water pump, thermostat and head gasket. Thermostat was only a couple of years old. Rest is probably original. Any ideas what the originating problem was ? For example does...
  3. Head Gasket Failure 159 2.4 JTDM (Repair Cost?)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So after spending loads of money on my car which I've owned for 7 months, new clutch, flywheel, 5 tyres (yes 5, one of my new ones made good friends with a screw) I've now managed to fry my head gasket. And the reason? Well I changed the thermostat myself to try to save some money and I didn't...
  4. Did i damage the engine? car shakes hard when turning off

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone, I just bought my first Alfa and car 2 weeks ago (156 slespeed 01). Decided she needed a major fixing and got to it, I changed the engine, and some other stuff. The only problem was the electrician couldn't get the coolant temperature gauge to work and did something wrong that...
  5. Sudden overheat

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi i"m looking for some advice about my Alfa GT 1.9 . I was drive home last monday night I had been driving for about 45 minutes and heard a beep look at dash to see what was up . The temp was at 130 deg I looked at the gaugeand the needle was at the top but was falling back down it went to...
  6. Overheating engine loss

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Good day everyone, i have been a long time lurker and usually found most answers for my troubles with my alfas through this amazing forum. However, last week my 2.4 Jtdm 159 overheated on the highway (2 days after full service) and had it towed to the main alfa specialist in the country. Turned...
  7. ACME engine bay cooling system

    Alfa GTA
    GTA's and their fiery engine bays :mad: Whether you've got the original manifolds and their cats within or you've got CF2 replacements or similar you'll know full well how hot it can get under the bonnet :eek: Having all those vital components - alternator, ECU's, looms, etc in such proximity...
  8. Temperature going up, up and away!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello helpful Alfa people, I wonder if anyone can advise the best way to test why my radiator fan isn't working. Temperature just climbs when stuck in traffic - quite exciting until one finds oneself on the hard shoulder - not where I choose to be on a sunny Friday afternoon... Ignition...
  9. Engine overheat fix with coolant pressure release... but WHY?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Forum Help!! I had a 2003 Alfa 156 jts and a weird scene just happen. Wonder if this also happen to other 156 owners I was having overheat message on the dash warning when i am in a traffic with my air conditioner on after a intense day of driving. So I pull over and put on my signal...
  10. Overheating issues on 156

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi there tried looking on the Technical forum but could not find an answer to my problem. I have a 156 2.0 Twin Spark (02 Plate), I have had an issue with the car losing coolant for past couple of weeks with no obvoious clue on where it's gone. Went out today and the Temp gauge was going...
  11. Alfa 147 overheat

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, I have had my 2.0 147 for a little over a week and it has overheated twice. The first time, I had been for a blast on the motorway and the warning light came on after I had come off onto normal roads. I dipped the clutch to take the pressure off the engine, turned a side street corner...
  12. Overheat

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I bought my 147 earlier this week, and i was on the way to work this morning, just come off the motorway and the warning light came on or temperature. The needle was well in the red. I dropped the clutch to ease the pressure on the engine and just coasted. I turned a corner and the...
  13. Alfa GT Won't start after overheat message

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Anybody out there had the same problem, my Alfa GT 1.9JTDM 2006, cut out whilst driving, a message on the display gave a water high temperature alarm & within 10 seconds the car cut out. I called the brakedown service who picked up the car & returned it home, the guy said when...
  14. Coolant

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Coolant is meant to be green right? If it is, mine is brown, what is wrong with it? The car overheated the other day aswell. Is there anything wrong with the coolant system or radiator? Thanks
  15. Constant underbonnet beep following overheat

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hey everyone..decided to try a more descriptive title so that someone might be able to help me. Yesterday car wouldn't do over 0.8 bar on the turbo on the final hill up to work (was fine up to this point. On the way home from work got 5 mins from home..130 degrees on the temp gauge limped it...
  16. Random Engine Overheat Low Coolant

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Hello...New to Alfa's and this forum. A question. I have a 145 cloverleaf and noticed the coolant empties quite quickly, causing an engine overheat. I refill and all is good. After a refill the radiator either 'smokes' or lets off steam. Any thoughts on what I should look at - if the...
  17. Winter overheat and other ....heat issues..... HELP !!!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, this is my first post here, apologies if its in the wrong place, HUGE site to navigate..... I , or my wife , have a problem with our 1.6 TS 156 on a 51 reg. After scraping the ice off the windows, the wife began her normal 9 mile journey to work, she started the car and had the de-mist...
  18. engine overheat

    Alfa 164 & 166
    hi everyone, i own an alfa romeo 164 V6 TB which recently had the water pump belt broken since it was touching the plastic part covering the tire every time i took a turn. i had that repaired at the official alfa romeo servis and i also had a piece of the plastic tire cover cut of to prevent...
  19. New Owner - Overheat!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all. I'm on a scheduled stop in a motel room halfway between Sydney and Adelaide, driving my newly purchased Phase 1 GTV V6. Coolant levels when we left were fine, and the car ran quite cool (a little above 50) for the whole 800km's so far today, until we pulled into the town we're in now...
  20. Please help! first overheat then noisy engine and smoke!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    1.9 16v JTD GT 07 plate 40,0080 miles Last service last month at 38K miles After having the car serviced at an AO recommended independent last month we went up to the lakes (about 150 miles). On the motorway with cruise on at 70mph the car beeps and advises that the water temperature is at...
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