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  1. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My GTV (twinspark) is pinking under load, especially when it's hot. I suppose it could be any number of things. where to begin? Where does one start with the diagnosis? Neil.
  2. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi As some of you know, some time ago I repaired the engine of my 33 1.7 16V. I had some problems about starting the engine the first time, but since it started the first time, I didn´t have a problem starting it. Since it started, I took the car to the portuguese inspection and it passed...
  3. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi people, 05 2.0 jts petrol 100k has all of a sudden started pinking under load after been sat in heavy traffic on the commute home, it needs to have the throttle feathered when starting off to fend it away, when cold it's fine, any quick fixes for this, I'm thinking maf maybe anyway of testing it.
  4. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Anybody help, my alfa spider gtv 2000 yr 74000 miles is pinking badly recently changed the exhaust system including the cat and lambda sensor had it diagnosed with code P0130 mixture control 02 sensor circuit . been checking for vacuum leaks cleaned the airflow meter could not find the problem...
  5. Alfa 145 & 146
    During the warmer weather, when at half way temp my 146 ti 2.0 ts is pinking under load, Its really not a good thing any one got any ideas how to reduce or get rid if it completly? thanks in advance Paul
  6. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    My 2.4 brera has started to give a misfire/hesitancy when warm as I accelerate gently,I also noticed whilst the weather has been warm driving with the windows down that it sounds like the engine is pinking? Is this possibly linked to the misfire/hesitancy?
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All - Help and guidance appreciated if you can. So I have a 156 2.0TS - 2001 - approx 98K miles with a problem I am struggling to diagnose. Basically I had the EMS light on for some time - but all seemed normal. Then one day on the motorway, I notice under throttle it was smoking. When I...
  8. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Ok, so I've had this 'pinking' noise for just under 2 years now. here's the history of what was done and when it roughly started to make the noise... car had been garaged for a year or two prior to Feb 2011, Clutch & slave cylinder replaced 18/02/11 8x spark plugs replaced, along with a...
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all!:D I have an '05 2.0JTS 5 speed done a poultry 59000km - that's about 40000miles to you lot.:lol: It pinks a little on med throttle and a very small amount on heavy throttle.'s the thing..... it doesn't happen (or not that I can hear) when the weather is cooler and/or raining...
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 2.0 JTS 156 is pinking! :mad::mad: Noticed today as I had window down, and accelerating up a hill @ approx 2500 rpm in 3rd gear. The engine temp is around 90 in general running & I only ever use Tesco Momentum 99. It feels slightly hesitant at times, but I do tend to drive light footed...
  11. Alfa 164 & 166
    My 2.0 TS pinks slightly when going up a steep hill ,the engine has recently had headgasket ,cam belt and radiator/thermostat inc headskim etc and it runs at perfect temp i was thinking that it could be the MAF ,what do you think ,plus shes only done 60k.
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi last September my flexi section of the exhaust went, replaced with a Bosal aftermarket as Bosal is good quality steel and welding on the exhausts. since the replacement of this exhaust section, i am getting a metallic 'pinking' noise at 2100RPM seems as though something is resonating at...
  13. Alfa 164 & 166
    Hello Further to previous post the 166 is still pinking like mad when the engine is under even modest load , I have checked all conections and the car is running at 90 dead on. It hasnt been the same after scaring me to death by the temp gauge shooting up a couple of weeks ago even though the...
  14. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    G'day everyone, So the Alfetta blew a head gasket and we changed it and put it all back together. Ever since then I've noticed that even though none of the ignition timing has been changed, the engine seemed to be too far advanced. It only happens in the low RPM. If I retard the timing to the...
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, Not posted on here for a while, but driving my 156 JTS with the windows down today I noticed a pinking noise when accelerating. The engine has been sounding a bit 'gruff' recently but seems to have been running ok apart from that. Any suggestions as to what may be causing this? I...
  16. Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi All, Advice required please; In short, I have an oil consumption problem, and an engine pinking problem, which I’m not sure if they’re related or 2 completely separate issues, furhter to this I don't know what to do about them. The car is an Alfa Romeo 156 JTS 2.0l Veloce - 52 plate...
  17. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've noticed since I was on the Evo run last weekend, as I had all the windows down a slight Pinking at the very top of the pedal when acclerating in 2nd & 3rd gear. It's not all the time & not bad, but it's there. Yoy notice it when you've got the window down on narrow roads with the engine...
  18. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've a 156 jts late 2003 which is playing up.... under acceleration or driving up hill I'm getting a marble in a tin can rattling type noise. I've done a bit of web surfing this morning and Pinking would appear to be the most likely noise and from descriptions sounds pretty spot on. the car...
  19. Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    mine's pinking alot!! timing is spot on and use only super unleaded. (its a 2002 156 jts) it pinks from 3000rpm all the way to almost red line but only really in 3 gear. only 50k on the clock, any ideas?
  20. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi everyone what is the cause of pinking in acar is it the timing or rich fuel mixture thankyou
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