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  1. Help diagnose overheating problem

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey guys, My 156 2.5 v6 overheats only with hard driving. In traffic and iddle temperature sits around 88-92°C When driving hard holding speeds in excess of 160km/h for more than a few km will cause my temperature to climb until I let it coast for minutes taking my foot off the accelerator and...
  2. 2001 twinnie overheating

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Driving home today noticed the guage was off the scale. Was close to home and made it back. Checking it as soon as I stopped the expansion tank was up to level but using my laser thermometer the radiator was cold, the expansion tank was essentially cold but the thermostat housing was at 111...
  3. A slight overheating issue in my GTV6

    Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    Hello everyone, I have a 1984 Alfa Romeo GTV6 and I have recently replaced the thermostat since it was stuck open and I also replaced radiator thermal switch while I was at it, now im having another problem... The temperature goes up to 190°F - 200°F (Max) whenever I am sitting in traffic...
  4. 156 V6 over heated - now overheating after 5 mins

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Bugger. Driving in heavy, stop/start, traffic on the motorway last week our 1998 V6 156 just cut out - I hadn't noticed but the temp gauge had gone off scale. I assume that there is an ECU function that cuts the engine if it gets stupid hot. Turns out one of the heater hoses had sprung a leak...
  5. 2.0 JTS Overheating

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi All, I recently replaced the rad on my jts as it was well passed its best and starting to disintegrate! the car was getting overly hot when stationary or in slow moving traffic and I put it down to the condition of the rad. I have flushed the system thoroughly and refilled using red...
  6. Brera 2.2 JTS Overheating

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All, owner of my first Alfa, bought with problems but beautiful. I bought my 2.2 JTS from a salvage auction, sold as used with no accidents. 4 miles away from the auction house the water temp gauge went through the roof after giving it some welly. In the initial 4 miles it seemed rather...
  7. No heater and overheating

    Alfa Giulietta
    My Giulietta is not well. It's a 2.0JtDM 2011(60) with 79,100 miles. On Tuesday morning on my way to work I thought it was strange that the heater was not working. I had only driven about 3 miles from home when I noticed that the temp gauge was at maximum and also a written display come up on...
  8. Overheating and coolant leak - Alfa 156 1.6TS

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello everyone! I come here, once again, to request your precious help to solve a rather big issue with my Alfa. Here's the story: A week ago coming home I noticed that the dial inside the car showed 130ºC - only the dial, not the red light. I stopped immediately and everything seemed alright...
  9. sudden overheating

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    got a fright today in my 156Ti. Car yelled at me to get off the highway as my temperature gauge went suddenly supernova. I had noticed a problem getting the heater to work just prior to that. Managed to get off the road and it sucked up a litre of water and was fine. There was liquid in the...
  10. Overheating problem

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi I have 2010 1.4 petrol, I have developed a fault with the cooling system, the electric fan does not switch on when engine gets too hot, checked operation of fan by disconnecting temp sensor and runs fine, thermostat and water pump appear to be working ok, temp gauge on dash doesn't go above...
  11. Driving temp & overheating

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So my 156 1.8 TS CF3 is running at around 85°c under normal conditions (main roads) - around 90°c on motorway, and it heats up as quick as I expect it. However, sitting in traffic, even at days with only 18-20°c ambient temp, it will quickly heat up to +95°c. The radiator itself is new (replaced...
  12. Overheating

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Coming home from work the car came up with warning car temperature stop car I took it straight to garage. Now the temperature gauge shoots up as you accelerate what's up with it 1.9jtdm
  13. reviving temp coolant overheating light

    Alfa 164 & 166
    This concerns pre-facelift 164s, where the "dual" coolant temperature sensor in thermostat housing has failed, causing the overheating light on the dash to flicker on and off willy-nilly, or even more annoying, to be on all the time. The sensor is no longer made, and many owners have either...
  14. Overheating advice

    Alfa MiTo
    Driving around Manchester on Sunday in stop start traffic with the AC on, I noticed the AC went from cool(ish) to warm but thought nothing of it cos I've been meaning to get it regassed. Drove along for another 5 mins looked down at the dash and saw the temp needle the highest it could be and...
  15. TCT Overheating

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi Guys I drive a 2015 GQV TCT. This morning on my way to work the transmission overheated big-time, the burning clutch smell inside the car was so bad I was worried it was going to catch fire. Traffic was heavy but not unusually so and it happened on a flat road, not an incline. The outside...
  16. Overheating

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi. For some reason my Alfa 147 had started overheating when not driving. The fan is working and has coolant I recently fitted a new thermostat but talking 3 months ago and has been fine any ideas folk?
  17. 2001 2.0 GTV Overheating

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    So, having got my project GTV through it's MOT on Wednesday and taxed, it it promptly overheated yesterday with the result that I appear to have cooked the engine. The car has had a new water pump (as part of a cam belt change). After completing the cam belt change I found it was overheating...
  18. Collected new Spider TS - Overheating issues

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, Collected a Spider TS a couple of weeks back, and gradually learning its quirks, the most concerning of which is overheating. Haven't killed it yet, but a couple of concerning moments with build up. I've read through a few bits and pieces here, but thought I'd put everything down I've...
  19. changed everything car still has overheating gauge ?????

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    3.0 PH1 1998 changed last year radiator, But more recently given the rad a Wynns Rad flush and new coolant Replaced the coolant cap thermostat clocks for the temp gauge on center console temp sensor on the rad 2 temp sensors on the thermostat Thermal probe reads the fans come in around 93...
  20. 147 - Overheating and Generally Terrible

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I realise the sort of problems I'm having aren't uncommon - I've read other threads, but am generally looking for some sort of feedback along the lines of "Yeah, mine was doing that, I fixed it by ..." or any sort of educated pointer in what direction I should take. The Car '06 2.0...