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  1. My SW is very poorly

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Yup, my 2002 1.8 TS has succumbed and blown a gasket... a head gasket. I have several options: 1) pay the Ā£550 to have the gasket replaced. However, if the head is warped and needs skimming, that and replacement valves will push it closer to the grand mark. 2) Find a good replacement engine...
  2. POORLY 146 Ti

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Hi my W plate 146 Ti is seriously ill, when started it missfires an d pops back but you can slowly get it to rev around 3000 and runs smoothish but does sound as if running weak. anyone know if the temp sender could cause this,or the camshaft phase sensor? as i have changed everything else...
  3. Another poorly GQV

    Alfa Giulietta
    Drove off this morning then 'low oil pressure' warning came up. Quickly turned car round and followed an oil slick back to the drive. Oil dripping all down the back of the engine but couldn't see where it came from. Nothing showing on the dipstick. Phone Alfa Customer Services and they...
  4. poorly GQV

    Alfa Giulietta
    So, i took my car in to Dews @ Halifax this morning for a few minor warranty bits, no big deal. Id mentioned to them the last time i was in that i didnt think the gearbox/TCT was quite right and hadnt been since i took delivery, so i asked them if they'd check underneath. Well its lucky i did...
  5. Poorly PC

    The Technology Section
    Broth in Law has a poorly PC< and has asked me to try to help sort it out. It was failing to start up at the black "starting windows" screen. Safe mode stops working while running CLASSPNP.SYS. Telling it to start up with the last known working configuration has got it further - but the...
  6. Poorly MiTo šŸ˜©

    North West
    I received a call at 2am Thursday to tell me my other half had been involved in a crash on his way home from work. He'd been turning at a traffic lit junction on the East Lancs Road when some guy in a black Ford Focus jumped the red light, smacked into Kev, spun him round and through a metal...
  7. What should I do with a poorly 166?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    So, my Alfa 166 T Spark 2 litre has an ABS pump fault (ABS light, no speedo). The garage have quoted around Ā£400 to replace the ABS pump which they say will sort the issue. It's a T reg (1999) so I'm thinking it's possibly time to give it up.... It also has play in the suspension which has...
  8. Poorly 147 looking for rescue......

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I was phoned today by a young lady who has a 147, which unfortunately after 7 years faultless service had blown the engine on the motorway this morning.....sounds like the belt has gone.....(Didn't have the heart to ask if she'd ever had the belt done......) Anyway, the car is an 02-plate Black...
  9. poorly gtv. its got a wind.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    poorly gtv. its got wind. Thought I heard a blow the other week, so I sourced the leak in the exhaust and found it blowing at the gasket between the 2 latitudinal silencers. Got a gasket, just been out to sort it and found a whole in front the the flange that I can get my little finger into...
  10. Need to rehome my poorly 2003 147 1.6 16v Lusso

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, Last year I finally got myself a 147 (yay!!) unfortunately, last month the head gasket went. I've got as far as removing the cylinder head and stripping it, but that's where things have stopped. Due to my daughter needing to go back and forth to the hospital and in need of surgery...
  11. Poorly G :(

    Alfa Giulietta
    Went into the back of someone today while trying to figure out what an aggressive ambulance driver straddling two lanes in a 50 zone was trying to do on Derbys inner city ring road. The damage is mainly on the front bumper and its smashed one of the head lights and shunted the front side panel...
  12. Poorly 156 :( sudden loss in power!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys My pride and joy has done it again, just when i was praising my 156 it decided to have a fit at me. I have a 156 1.9 JTD Sportwagon. Yesterday i was cruising at 70mph down the m62 when suddenly the car lost power. The speed dropped right down to 50mph no matter what i did it wouldnt go...
  13. Poorly 2.4 150 BHP.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Symptoms are a series of flat spots, most notably between 1500 rpm and 2100, also somewhere between 3-4000, little or no boost until 2100, horrific fuel consumption, drives better on part throttle than full on, suspicion is never giving full amount of horses at any stage. codes read: 1555...
  14. poorly starter motor?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    My Spider is getting more and more reluctant to turn over, I charged the battery right up but it made no difference so i changed it without really checking it - stupid mistake! - with the new battery she just as reluctant to turn over and only just catches, once she's warm she starts pronto but...
  15. Poorly QV but what's wrong?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Poorly QV back to normal :-) Car booked in Monday for them to have a listen to but thought I'd see if anyone had any thoughts. As i drive the sound starts around 15-20mph and increases as speed builds. From inside it sounds like an exhaust blowing as if it was leaking from the down pipe area...
  16. OK, My Alfa, She Rather Poorly - Diagnoses, Kind Sirs If You Possibly Could?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello All!! :thumbs: :) Ok, I have started a number of threads spreading my cars issues around but I am so confused now I am going to put it all in one place and ask you kind sirs to help the blind along with your knowledge. CUTTING TO THE CASH. For two years I have had an Alfa Romeo 156...
  17. Selling my poorly 147 :(

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Its happened, I've been persuaded to part with my car in favour of a mondeo :cry: "sensible family car" and all that! Unfortunately my poor little car needs too much work doing to her for it to be viable for me to be able to keep her as well. I'm looking for some advice really, I have no idea...
  18. Spider is poorly :-( need some advice

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I started my spider this morning and starting reversing down my drive, I then heard a horrendous grinding noise from the engine. I switched it off straight away, I have rac cover but reading into it you have to be 1/4 mile from home before they will touch you. I need it to be transported to...
  19. Help, poorly 156 in Ayrshire!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone, on my way to my grans funeral in Irvine today my 156 JTDm 1.9 decided to ruin my day. MCSF came on, stopped at services and restarted engine as im used to the MCSF message in winter, despite EGR etc etc replacement it still haunts me some days when its cold and damp. Carried on my...
  20. Poorly GT

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Afternoon, Driving to work this morning my selespeed GT skipped from 2 to 4 without my help and then within minutes the car went to neutral and then cut out. The car will not start, does the active check but will not turn over, the display now says the car is in 2 nd gear and I cannot change...
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