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  1. Pothole!

    General Motoring Discussion
    No longer am I a pothole virgin. I have succumbed to a particularly heinous example which has ripped a hole in the sidewall of my tyre. Thankfully, as far as I could tell in the dark, no damage to the wheel itself. I found the pothole after and took photos as evidence. They're crap and don't...
  2. Please help 916 Spider Limp mode after pothole

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Guys, Yesterday evening I was unfortunate enough to run into one of the many potholes we have here on South African roads, and about 20 M down the road after hitting the pothole I lost majority of the power to the car. and managed to get her home doing a max of 30kmph. The check engine...
  3. Pothole vs supersport

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Ladies and gents, This morning the wife hit a pothole buckling one of the supersports on my 147. Doubtful about it being repairable. Does anyone have a surplus 17" supersport or a full set of alloys with or without tyres in any condition (useable). In the oxford area but would travel an hour...
  4. Hit a pothole!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Had to run over a pothole this evening in order to avoid being swiped by the car right on the centreline coming the other way… Tyre and rim look OK but I reckon there's a slight vibration through the steering wheel. If the rim is OK then what else can bend/break in such an instance? :(
  5. GRRRR!!!!! F****N Pothole

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As title says. On my way home tonight (70 mile drive), a mile from leaving off, hit a pothole at low speed:cry:, 10-20mph. Now I'm experiencing a rumble at dual carriage way speeds. Car doesn't pull to any one side, no vibration felt thru steering wheel or floorpan.. So answers on a postcard...
  6. Major pothole A5036 Dunningsbridge road

    North West
    Beware of huge pothole at traffic lights outside total fitness gym heading away from Liverpool it is in the middle lane and will do some damage to your wheel and tyres . Be careful out there
  7. Pothole and injector light grrrrr

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My injector light came on my 156 V6 a few weeks ago and kept coming on and off intermittently. Whilst the light is on, the throttle response becomes very sluggish. I took out the glovebox, unplugged the white connector blocks, sprayed them with electrical contact cleaner and refitted them, but...
  8. 17inch multispoke soft or not pothole 2 alfa 0

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Well my pothole trip has taken out two of my wheels, was hoping it was just the front wheel but just checked the rear and that is now out of true by about 3mm and has a flat on the rim. Has anyone else had to replace this type of wheel much ? the roads are so bad near me I'm not sure its worth...
  9. Pothole 1 wheel 0

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Well was coming back from poxy food shopping and found a nice big pothole hidden under water so I have now smashed one of my alloys, went to a wheel refurb place and they spun it on the wheel balance machine and not on is it dented it is also well out of true so is now a worthless piece of scrap...
  10. fxxxxng big pothole

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    we were returning home in the dark last night on the bolton by bowland b road towards sawlley for those that know it , i was aproaching towards the copy nook pub before the river bridge , when i had to slow down to 20 mph or so because the road gets narrower , its dark & a big 4x4 doing nothing...
  11. Anybody got a 17 inch Diamond Cut Alloy for sale?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Dam potholes, same old story, crashed through a huge pothole down a country lane this morning and have distroyed my nearside front alloy and tyre. It was a bit hit, buckled the inner rim in two places and burst the tyre wall. The car stopped almost instantly, it was a good job I was going...
  12. Pothole nightmare!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I find myself in need of a new alloy...! :'( I was driving back from a film studio, and having taken a wrong turn, I ended up hitting not one pothole, but two of the buggers - luckily one of each side. However, as the one on the left was a fairly light whack, the right side front took an...
  13. Fuel supply problem after pothole crash

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Alfa 147. Hit a really bad pothole tonight and the car cut out. Burst my new tyre also. Sickened. Anyway, an alarm came up on the dash cant remember what it said exactly but something to do with the fuel switch. And car wont start. Picture has a fuel tank with a line across it. Can anyone please...
  14. Pothole!

    South Scotland
    The run of bad luck with the Mito continues. I hit a pothole on the way home from Wishaw last night. It happens so often these days that I didn't give it much thought - until I woke up this morning to a flat tyre and a rattle from the back end. Just had the call from Chic's - new tyre and new...
  15. Pothole kills radio

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hit a pothole very hard a couple of weeks ago lucky not to have damaged wheel but the standard fitment cd radio in my 04 reg 156 SW has lost reception on all the radio channels except some very poor MWave, cd works fine, my car has the aerial at the rear of the roof , connections at back of...
  16. Pothole. Grrrr

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Looks like one of the many potholes around has taken a nibble out of one of my alloys. Nothing serious,no bent rim but on a dark rim it stands out like a sore thumb to me. Touch up paint on order to sort it out. Should really of had the paint on stand-by coz it was bound to happen sooner or...
  17. Drove over a pothole - steering rack gone

    Alfa GTA
    Hello everyone, Last month, I had fulfilled my life's desire and bought a used 156 GTA (model yr 2005). Absolutely wonderful car :). the previous owner had fit low profiles which really are a pain. On my way back (my first drive!), got too careless and drove the Front right wheel into a HUGE...
  18. Pothole 1 Giulietta 1.4 MA 0

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi guys, Was raining last night in the area I stay in, infact it has been raining a lot in this area lately so a couple of potholes has started to pop up on our roads. So last night while driving home I hit a pothole that was not visible at all, the rain water filling it up and me never knowing...
  19. Pothole damage

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, i was unable to avoid a massive pothole :mad: and have bent the rim of my wheel :mad: its a multi-spoke TI alloy, any idea where i can get one? Also, since the pot hole incident i have been getting a knocking noise from the front of the car when going over small bumps, but if i have any...
  20. re: Pothole Damage

    General Alfa Discussion
    re: Pothole Damage I have to say I am well chuffed :) and slightly surprised :wow: that Bolton Council have coughed up in full for the damage caused to my wheel when I smacked into a pothole a few weeks ago :(. I needed a replacement alloy and new tyre :(, and they have paid up in full :D:D:D...