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  1. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    I really got mad and lost !!!!!! I wanted to change oil to my 159, for my humble experience it is an easy job since I’ve replace oil for different type of car but this really annoying , I reached the oil sump plug it supposed to be 8 Hex but it doesn’t fit I try the simetric and the inch...
  2. Alfa 164 & 166
    how would I change the rear 3 plugs on this?
  3. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello All, Yesterday I purchased a very clean and pretty Red CF3 2.0 twinny in Cleethorpes! My second alfa spider.... The drive home to London went very poorly as a spark plug failed near louth. Failed as in popped the centre of the plug UP into the coil and then obviously lots of noise and...
  4. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    I know this is not exactly to toughest job in the world...but I'm sure there will be someone who might find the info useful!! A few days ago my "Glowplugs not available" message started appearing on the dash at cold starts. Its been very warm so its still starting fine...but winter is coming...
  5. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, I nearly stripped the sump plug thread last oil change, it juuuuust tightened enough to hold, and so need to perform a thread repair during the next change. But can anybody tell me what the thread size is of the plug? I couldn't find a definitive answer. 1997 Spider Phase 1.5 CF1 2.0TS...
  6. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi all, another question I can't find the answer to. I plan on replacing the timing belt and removing the intake manifold to remove the swirl flaps. The car is a 2007 57 plate 159, 2.4 jtdm 20v 210hp. Registered 28th september 2007. My question is that I am unsure on the size of the plugs...
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I seemed to have forgotten which Ecu connector is A and B 156 2.5 So can anyone confirm which is A I think its A that goes to car fuse box / Dashboard side and B is the engine Loom . is this correct Thanks
  8. Alfa Giulietta
    First time DIY, bit tricky with the coil pack yellow clips until realised how they work. Slide them out a bit then just tug off the coil pack plug.
  9. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi just draining the tranny oil and replacing it, replacing the old style plug with the new style with the Allan key type fitting, can someone tell me the size, thanks.
  10. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Afternoon everyone, After a recent saga involving a seized water pump, a broken cambelt and a faulty terminal, my 159 is back in action! Now the only warning light I get is "preheating glow plugs unavailable" or words to that effect. Does anyone have a manual or a guide on how to do this on a...
  11. Alfa Giulietta
    Good day all, I have a 60 plate Alfa giulietta 1.4tb that has blown the spark plug out and stripped the threads on the cylinder head. Now I'm pretty mechanically skilled so I should be ok to use one of the many Heli coil kits on the market to repair it, the problem I'm having is trying to...
  12. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I have a 1986 Spider Quadrifoglio that recently had some work done on it. I noticed a black wire harness with a red/black wire and a male/female plug coming out of the center console. It is about 2 feet long. I also have the hardtop and the electrical cord for it is plugged in to the plug on the...
  13. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Ok,,, so I have the 156 delivered by client with no selespeed unit fitted. Customer has supplied a "New" unit, I,ve fitted said unit but cant find any info on how the wiring is positioned on sensors and solenoids. Laying the wiring loom on top of the unit doesnt actually help, was hopeing that...
  14. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, I'm looking to change the spark plugs on my 2011 Giulietta QV. Prices seem to vary wildly - anywhere from about £8 for a set of four, through to £50 and upwards. What are the advantages to using the more expensive spark plugs? I've got no problem spending a bit more if it's going...
  15. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi removed my rounded sump plug via drilling it out. I have a 2014 2.0jtdm with the 13mm nut type. On eurocarparts it finds nothing with my reg, however manually entering car type it lists the below...
  16. Alfa GTA
    Hi I have a broken injector plug and causes a 1131 error code to pop up occasionally due to not being secured properly. Where can I get a replacement? Are they a generic type with the Bosch injectors? I saw these on eBay...
  17. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    First an introduction - I have owned my 156 V6 for 2.5 years and love it. It shares a garage with my 1972 Berlina (owned 40 years) and my son's 1982 Guiletta (116 series). Two of the fleet are in my avatar, performing at my daughter's wedding. Hard core Alfa in this house. We do all the work...
  18. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Changed the plugs on my 159 1750tbi and the #3 and #4 recesses were awash with oil-the #3 plug was pretty much submerged. I cleaned it all out but the #3 is building up again. Can anyone tell me what is likely to be leaking to cause this? I thought rocker cover gasket but seeing a picture of...
  19. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all Sorry if this is a repost but i have searched with no luck. I would like to remove the plugs from my 1750 to set the gap correctly but nothing i try fits down that bloody hole. Can you guys inform me as to what size you are using
  20. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Thought 'I'll change the plugs'. Not so simple. What on earth spanner are you meant to use? Standard socket not a chance. Found an old draper long box spanner-surely that's going to go in? Nope. I have ordered a Laser 10mm box spanner from Halfords, maybe it will be slightly thinner-walled than...
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