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  1. 147 1.9jtdm what's needed for going past 250bhp?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all I've got a 2006 1.9JTDM 147 which has autolussos hybrid turbo with some supporting mods but not many (lsd, brakes, suspension) . I estimate I'm running somewhere in the middle of 200-250bhp with a good amount of torque. The gta clutch is slipping under heavy load and will be getting...
  2. Engine detailing plus past tlc given to the Cup

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    It has been a long winter of tlc on the Gtv Cup Engine detailing started back in January and finally finished today after a cambelt change. A lots of parts powder coated Some parts re-chromed A lot of new expensive screws and bolts New gaskets, seal and bushes A thank you goes to Ned...
  3. Car doesn't rev past 1 RPM - 2.0TS

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys I recently changed my engine into a 2.0 Twin spark Was running smoothly until last Friday I lost power and when parked on the side of the road, I floor it and it doesn't rev above 1 RPM I had to tow it back home and been ubering to work since Parts of Troubleshooting I disconnected...
  4. Hello from the distant past!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi all, I haven’t been here for a fair while. Three children later I’m on a mission to get my GTV back to its former glory and thought I’d show my face though I can’t seem to login to my old account. Is there any familiar faces left?
  5. Help! Car won't rev past 2000RPM when engine is hot - 1.9 JTDM 16v

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, I have a 1.9 JTDM 2006 147 and runs fine when I start her up from cold. I was driving on the motorway yesterday and suddenly I lost a bit of power but was still able to continue. The moment I hit standstill traffic the engine just won't rev past 2000rpm and I was literally at crawling...
  6. Hello from Alfa enthusiast with a past!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello everyone, I am a long term enthusiast for Alfa Romeo as are family members and friends. In the past I owned an Alfasud Ti 'S" for 5 years and then, some years later, a 145 QV. My brother-in-law had an Alfasud and then an Autodelta 33 1.7 Permanent 4. A friend has just bought an S4 Spider...
  7. The A303 Past Stonehenge

    General Motoring Discussion
    This is a warning NOT a rant!! Should you find yourself at the junction of the A303 and A360 just be careful, it's lethal. This is the junction that leads from the A303 to the new visitors centre. Approaching the roundabout the A303 opens up from a single carriageway to 3 lanes, the A303...
  8. will alfa ever shake its bad past?

    General Motoring Discussion
    Hi guys having gone back to alfa romeo after 3 yrs but always had italain cars be it a 500 abarth ' the question is at what point will the negtive comments stop!! how long will they pay or the mistskes of the 70s-80s .i must admit im pretty thick skinned butbthe costant pee taking from guys at...
  9. 156 Issue ? Low Revs - Won't Rev past 3500

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hia Guys, I have a 156, currently a 00 Reg. [my fourth] The issue is its running very oddly. It runs great at anything below 3500 RPM, but if I go above that, well it won't go above that lol. It also will not run perfectly if I just start and drive, it needs to sit and run for 5/10 mins. After...
  10. Won't rev past 3500RPM. and other issues.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, Just got a 2004 Alfa GT and it had a few problems (Needed new MAF, Thermostat sensor, the turbo to airbox inlet pipe and glow plugs. Also I've got a thermostat being delivered Monday as this wasn't working at all, it was stuck open because the pipes either side were cold but rad pipe...
  11. gt 19jtd 15bhp wont rev past 3500

    Introduce Yourself
    hi im a newbi, this is my problem, car starts and runs fine no smoke ,car wont rev over 3500revs, i no nothing about turbos all help appreciated thanks its a 150 bhp lol
  12. Alfa 159 2.4 Coolant reservoir past MAX

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, First time poster and sorry if this has been posted before, i tried searching for coolant related problems but could not find a direct answer. Around 3 weeks ago i purchased a 2007 diesel 2.4 JTD 159 and for two days everything was fine until one morning i found a big coolant puddle...
  13. Turbo boost to 50% and wont rev past 3000

    Alfa Giulietta
    All, Sudden and strange problem with my 170JTDM veloce. Just been serviced, MOT'd and some warranty work done (front drop links and gear position sensor). Twice in the last 2000 miles an odd thing has happened. While in D mode, the turbo boost is limited to 50% (according to boost gauge) and...
  14. Steering wheel silver past removal ?( help)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi geezers , wondered if any of you have removed the silver steering wheel spokes on the 159 ??mine is a silver mettalic finish. & has a couple of tatty bits on, wondered if I could remove without the air bag going off ??, cheers
  15. 2.5 Qsys Won't rev past 6k

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 1999 156 2.5 V6 Q-system won't rev past 6000rpm when being driven in any of the auto modes (snow, city or sport) but it will when using the manual selector... Any suggestions?
  16. What have you done to your GT in the past year?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, I've nearly had my GT for 1 year now done just over 10000miles in it now and it has approached the 80000 mark. After nearly 1 year everything was going so well up until 2-3 months ago and now my wallet feels a lot lighter. So I thought I'd start this thread to see what other people have...
  17. won't rev past 3500 in gear

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a strange problem with my 156 all of a sudden. I cannot rev past 3500 rpm. Whilst in gear when i am stopped and in neutral i can rev all the way up to the redline normally but whilst driving in gear the car won't go above 3500 and its very sluggish. I have tried reading the fault codes...
  18. Alfas of the past

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I'm wondering if anyone here is or was at first as surprised as I was by the number of faults reported on this forum. In 1983 my Mum bought an Alfasud, 1978 model 15Ti with the twin headlamps, in canary yellow! or some sort of yellow. We owned for 2 years and didn't have a any reliability...
  19. How do you know when you battery is past it?

    Alfa GTA
    Bit of advice needed. My car appears to be on the original factory battery. Black and with no branding at all. Just a multi language symbol based warning label on the top. It still works, but it's rest voltage is barely over 12v. I've checked it at 12.1 and 12.2v That said, it turns the engine...
  20. When you drive past a row of shops....

    General Alfa Discussion
    Do you find yourself looking at your car in the reflection of the windows ???? ......confessional thread :)