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  1. V6 confusion need expert help, which one to pick??

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hiya guys and girls, I am one of those annoying people who pop in and ask dumb questions about V6 Alfa engines. In an tempt to redeem myself a little I want to say that have owned Italian motorcycles since 1985, I have owned an Alfa before, (147 2 litre) and I currently own a couple of Italian...
  2. Stelvio pick up next week.

    Alfa Stelvio
    After 18 months of Hell with 2 Jaguar FPaces 2nd rejecting next week. I have decided to give Alfa a chance. I had a GTV many years ago and loved the car. Test drove the 2.0D it was fast must faster than my 2.O D Fpace I found the experience was like driving a sports car. The tech isn't as good...
  3. Facelift 147 headlight beam pick up wrong way

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone - Our newly aquired 2005 147 Facelift has just failed mot on headlight beam pick up being on the wrong side ie seemingly setup for european use - i know on my 159 you can adjust this with a leaver inside the headlight - anyone know if this is the case with the 147 facelift?
  4. Hello everyone 1st Alfa pick up Friday

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi all, Great site here thought i'd say hello and introduce myself. My names Paul from Surrey and i came close to buying an Alfa 147 back in 2013 but it didn't come off. I have never owned an Alfa but due to a work colleague, who has been planting the seed for a while LOL, i have finally...
  5. Need to pick someones brains

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Right ive put engine back together and in car upgraded cams were fitted along with belt etc etc. On starting i now seem to have a noisy tappet what i need to know is before i start pulling it apart i would like people to list what could make this happen. Example if a cam was slightly out would...
  6. I envy the person that will pick this up.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Alfa Romeo GT 1.9 JTDM 16v Cloverleaf Q2 2dr Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
  7. Spider 2.0 TS (Ph2) Flat Spot/Poor Pick up

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi folks, Been on and off this forum lots over the past 5 years and it has often saved my sanity when 'her' Spider decides to come over all Italian! Seen lots of comments about flat spots etc, often down to MAF issues. Her car has been modified at some point in the past, the air cleaner system...
  8. Pick your brains!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Have a Brera 3.2V6 Q4 near me for sale, with an apparent FSH and 66K miles in VGC bodywise and he's looking £4,795. Its a 2006 model and has a full MOT too. If you guys were being cheeky what would you offer based on the above info if the guy needs to sell in the very near future? Much...
  9. pick up my 147 in 2 weeks cant wait

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi everyone just bought an alfa 147 1.9 jtd turismo 33.000 miles on a 55 plate. give it a good test drive and it impressed me loads plenty of pull to it. does anyone know of any known problems or anything i should look out for. many thanks
  10. Best place to pick up cheap used GTV TS exhaust

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My beloved GTV TS failed its MOT today, nothing too major and all easily fixed by my mechanic friend but it needs new exhaust. Rear box is actually coming away at weld and there's a leak at the front. Sooo looks like I need a whole exhaust but the prices are a bit beyond my pocket at the moment...
  11. "Car" based pick ups

    General Motoring Discussion
    I am after a car based pick up for a work vehicle. I am not talking about the Ford Ranger (which we have now), the Mitsubishi L200 or the Toyota Hilux type vehicles, these are too big for our needs. We need a small car sized pick up. VW/Skoda used to do one based on the Fabia but dont appear to...
  12. delay slow pick up, stuttering issue with my 156 1.9 jtd

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, yesterday on the school run my 156 jtd 1.9 started playing up. When pulling out of a junction it just wasn't moving, accelerator down flat and the car started stuttering and seemed to take forever to pick up, changed to second and a little better but still no really moving untill...
  13. First post before I pick up my first Alfa

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi to all, I joined the AO forum last week after browsing for a while and before I had put the deposit down on my first Alfa. I should pick up the car tomorrow a 54 plate 156SW 2.4 JTD. It's going to be quite a change after having BMW's for the last 14 years. Ive not had anything with less...
  14. slight vibration on acceleration pick up jtd. 1.9

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys test drove the q2 yesterday and was impressed by the road handling and pick up however i noticed a slight vibration through the steering wheel at idle (i assumed normal for a diesel) but also a vibration through the steering wheel when accelerating hard. I didnt feel anything when...
  15. Picked up MiTo today!

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi guys Picked up my 2010 Alfa red Mito Lusso 135 today. She looks wicked and drives great. People who drive boring cars (almost every other make) do not know what they are missing. That used to be me until I came to my senses. :D On the way to work, I noticed people stopping, staring and even...
  16. About to pick up cup no 82

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Guys/ Girls. Instead of sleeping I have just managed to get my account verified here a mere few hours before I embark on a 5 hour journey to pick up GTV Cup no 82. So if anybody is around, is this car known and am I picking up a good car or a known lemon? Thanks and I hope to be a proud...
  17. slow pick up

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi peeps, Yesterday i put a thread on bout havin a flat spot, now i'm not sure wat it could b cos wen i drive i can't pick up speed and its slow, i tried cleaning the air flow b4 i bought a new 1 and still the same issue ne other suggestion on wat it could b pls:confused::mad:
  18. 159 2.4 ti slugish pick up

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    when driving through 2 and 3 gear the accelertion is slugish like something is holding the car whet could this be ?
  19. My Pick of the bunch

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    I have owned 4 different Alfa petrol engines, 1.8 TS, 2.5 V6, 2.2 GM and currently running a 3.2 GM V6, I must admit...... I'm really missing my old Busso V6 :cry: Although the Brera V6 is slightly quicker than the 2.5, it's missing it's special factor, I have always wished I had owned a 156...
  20. I pick up a 2001 Alfa 166 on Tuesday

    Alfa 164 & 166
    I can't wait but ... It's an automatic the 2.5l - it's not just as rapid as I thought it should be - it's going to my mechanic for a service as soon as I get it, what should I tell him to look for? Thanks