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  1. Brake pedal excessive free play, eventually fully cured!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Regular readers may recall that I have had an ongoing issue with erratic excessive free travel at the brake pedal. And, that I've had some success in reducing this by increasing the friction in the rear caliper pins (to minimise the rear caliper body 'flopping' around on the pins). This was...
  2. Apple Car Play retrofitted

    Alfa Giulia
    Thinking of buying a 2018 Veloce. I really want Apple Car Play to play Spotify and check the traffic via Google Maps. Can Apple Car Play be retrofitted - either via a software tweak or a physical dongle? Thanks
  3. Shaft play on turbo

    Alfa MiTo
    I've have shaft play on my turbo since late last year, with intermittent bouts of grey smoke out the exhaust at low speeds. It's become more frequent now, and I was thinking of changing the turbo myself. I've done it before although a mate helped who knows a lot more about mechanical work than...
  4. Apple car play problem iphone 8

    Alfa Giulia
    I just swapped my iphone 5 for an 8 and now apple carplay doesn't come up on the menu anymore. any ideas on how to fix this greatly appreciated
  5. Play music via bluetooth or USB

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, I have a 2011 Giulietta with AUX & USB in the glove box. I can play music from my iPhone 6s through a simple cable without any problem but i wanted to remove the unnecessary cables. I've tried to play from flash drive but it doesn't work at all. Is there any trick to make them playable? I've...
  6. Apple car play - I know another thread

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi I’ve read hundreds of posts, is there a simple answer Looking at buying quadrifoglio either 2017 or early 2018 What build date should let me enable Carplay Is it software or firmware or hardware that dictates everything UK car. Thanks John
  7. Stelvio FE Android Auto/Apple Car Play (AA/ACP)

    Alfa Stelvio
    Hi Guys, I got Stelvio FE with infotainment software 51.xx.xx.. I am looking for software update 56.xx.xx... Could someone share a link/upload it. It should have the ability to activate Android Auto. I have also read that there is an additional USB hub needed.. but I am not sure if this is...
  8. Apple Play Pioneer DA130DAB

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So, I have bought one of the above and through using the search function on the forum have also bought the correct fitting kit from Dynamic Sounds inc the patch lead for the steering wheel buttons and the screen DAB aerial...
  9. Steering shaft/column play

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi. MOT is coming and i have this problem in my 166. Please see the videos. https://youtu.be/gIV-h14pWf4 https://youtu.be/z4x7C8w_fDA
  10. Steering wheel play

    Alfa MiTo
    Hello dear friends. There is a tiny play when I turn the steering wheel left or right.Inside the car you can see the steering column that goes to the steering rack.If I secure the column there with a wrench(before the universal joint),the steering wheel has a play when I turn it left or right...
  11. Apple Car Play

    Alfa Giulia
    My Giulia Veloce has just been built. Looking at the infotainment guide for October Giulias it does mention Apple Carplay. Does anyone in the know, know if it?s possible to enable Apple car play feature after delivery?
  12. Dealer fit Apple Car Play

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi All, Does anyone know if Apple Car Play can be retrofitted to a Veloce? My car will be delivered from factory in December. Thanks DRG
  13. S4 Spider - play in the rear bearings

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Chaps, My car is in for an MOT. Got a call yesterday to ask if the rear bearings were adjustable as there was slight play in them. I said I wasn't sure & that it was them who fitted them less than a year / 1200 miles ago! This was as a result of them picking up the same issue at the July...
  14. WCOC G16 2nd place play off

    Poll Room
    The Citroen DS and the mighty Jensen Interceptor are tied for second. 1 day only. You decide.
  15. Can i play music from mobile to uconnect?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Sorry if this has been mentioned in the past , i did do a search and nothing came up. I have no issues connecting my Moblie to the Uconnect via Bluetooth for the phone but can't figure out if i can play the Music i have on my Mobile, is it possible? I know i can play Music via usb no problem ...
  16. Plug and play code reader?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I have done some searching on the forum to find a suitable code reader as I think I'm going to need it (engine management warning light on this morning ) but it is a bit confusing - discussions on different software, cables, interfaces or whatever... Is there a recommended reader that comes...
  17. Mito roof bar fixing points - play

    Alfa MiTo
    Got a standard 2009 Mito Lusso and have been running it with roof bars attached for the last six months, carrying either a couple of bikes or a surf board. When I fitted it there was no play at all. I've noticed now that whilst nuts connecting the feet are still tight, it seems to have developed...
  18. GQV - can you play songs from the 'Music' app on an iPhone 4

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, As the title suggests, can you play music from your iPhone via the stereo in a Giulietta Cloverleaf? The phone is paired fine via Blue&Me. I have connected via the USB charge lead in the glove box but the Media button on the stereo only goes to CD. I note there is a sound adjusting...
  19. racechip plug and play any good?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    does anybody use a plug in tuning box rather than a remap, racechip do three different versions can anybody suggest different companies https://www.racechip.co.uk/shop/alfa-romeo/159-939-2005-to-2011/2-0-jtdm-1956ccm-170hp-125kw-360nm.html?utm_medium=Display&utm_source=Criteo&utm_campaign=Criteo
  20. Lower wishbones play

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi y'all, Put the old girl up on the axle stands today and had a bit of a nosey around the n/s front. Using the pry bar the lower wishbone moves some 3 or 4 mm with very little effort on the pry bar itself against the strut (if that is the right name for the bit with the upside down U bit) Is...
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