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  1. Pesky brakes

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Or lack of them, going down the hill at the side of the house today, brake pedal gave a little hiccup and spongily went to the floor, luckily I was going slow and didn't hit the park railings. Parked up and had a squint at the fluid reservoir and all seemed well. Tried the car later up the road...
  2. Pesky Front Sidelight Bulbs.....

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Well it finally happened to me. I replaced the front sidelight bulbs on my last 159 with LED ones, No Problems, Did the same on my current 159 a few months ago and now 1 of them has failed. No problem, ordered new ones off eBay, they arrived yesterday and today I had 5 mins spare to fit them...
  3. That pesky body computer

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello folks. So, having lost one of my (HiD) headlights to that pesky body computer I've managed to get this fixed by tapping a relay on to the headlamp on the other side with a battery feed (don't worry there's a fuse in between). So this bodge is working for now, but of course if the...
  4. Pesky engine management light...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a 2007 1.6 Tspark. I think that I've now had all 3 lambda sensors replaced. I drive home from the garage & 24hrs later the engine management light comes on again. Car drives well, but this is highly aggravating. Any ideas/tips?
  5. Pesky ABS fault.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Whenever I cruise at 50 I always get after about 30 seconds an ABS fault, always has a different beep configuration each time it goes off but the code always reads that the front passenger sensor is faulty. It's also more likely to go off sooner when wet! Has always happened since I got the...
  6. Pesky FIATs

    Lincolnshire
    While driving the better half's Punto today I realised that a small grill and reflector from the rear bumper has popped out somewhere between tritton road, Lincoln and the Collingham junction of the A46 towards Newark. Its a long shot but keep your eyes peeled for signs of it if you drive that...
  7. Pesky Warning Lights

    Alfa GTA
    Booked my 147 GTA in at my local Alfa specialist for a diagnostic check as I have MCSF whilst stationary in traffic and the air bag warning light is on. Diagnostic check showed ignition failure on 1,2 and 3, so they swapped over the coil packs and sparks plugs but to no avail. They tried a new...
  8. Darn't pesky alarms again

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Got new car, a phase 2 spider. Fantastic... alarm brain was in boot. no fobs. So following advice from you all, I sent it off to ABACUS and now have reeived it back. Brilliant service However, connected up and all seems to function OK. but the red light on the dash is on all the time ...
  9. Grrrr, that pesky bloomin' waterpump

    Alfa 164 & 166
    oh well, it's only money and it has lasted 140,000 miles....
  10. Pesky yellow EOBD warning light again!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi there After having to jump start my GTV last week due to the battery running out of juice, I have driven the car all week fine, now this afternoon the damned yellow peril warning light has come on again. I have already been backwards and forwards to an "approved" Alfa aftersales dealer and...
  11. Pesky window rubbers

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I notice that I have excess wind noise around the doors. The rubber strip going down rear edges of doors on the bodywork keeps popping off its buttons and also at the junction where the top of the door touches the door shut line there is a fairly tight zigzag that the rubber goes and this keeps...
  12. Advertising - Pesky Garage Stickers

    General Alfa Discussion
    Well I just finished valeting the sportwagon, I normally remove all evidence of Garage Advertising, this time I was happy and proud as punch to add a sticker for a change :D
  13. Pesky Fuel Economy!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey fella's, Topped the 156 V6 up with £35 worth of 99 Premium Unleaded from good ol' Tesco on Sunday, reset the odometer to 0 and decided to let the car get to JUST below the red line before filling up so I could see how many miles that would get me. I had to refill again tonight after a mad...
  14. Why won't my pesky 156 start?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Here the scenario .... replaced the cambelt (quite easy really especially with the cam locking tools) and tried to start the car ... whirrs over nicely but not start. Checked the sparks are in ok, tried again still the same. Aha I thought, checked the fuel cut-off switch - it's ok so tried again...
  15. pesky Xenon - 156 GTA S/W

    Alfa GTA
    My driver side Xenon head light is playing up. :mad: It intermittently will not light up. Local Alfa specialist diagnosed i. - new bulb and/or ii. new high tension unit (which presumably fires up the bulb). Anyway one new xenon bulb later and 2 HT units - the damn thing still fails to fire up...
  16. Pesky dealers!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Well, the good news is that the AA parts and labour policy are covering the work – only £25 excess to pay. I also got a courtesy car, after an AA hire car on the warranty, so not such a bad deal :). (Whining noise on Monday, thought cambelt, thankfully just auxiliary tensioner, but the main...
  17. Battery Fitting - Pesky Strap...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi I have just fitted a new battery to my 156 2.0 TS, but don't seem to be able to get the securing strap back on properly. There is a bracket on the bottom of the strap which I think has to go underneath the battery - however, if I do this then i have not got enough play to bolt the battery...
  18. pesky alfa alarm

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    hi guys..i know this topic has been covered a lot, but ive read all posts without any success. i have a 99 gtv 2.0, an irish car. couple off weeks ago, the alarm/ctl locking started getting diffucult to arm/disarm. i thought it was weak batteries in the plipper, so i used the little key, and...
  19. anyone else having problems with them pesky side skirts?

    Alfa 145 & 146
    ive fixed mine god knows how many times...ive used allsorts of bonding stuff and it still comes off... bloody plastic catches have cracked, dont want to spend money on buying another set of skirts ...i bet it'd be about 200quid too
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