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  1. preparing a 156 GTA track car. need your advices

    Alfa GTA
    Hi there, I've recently changed my mind from using a brera V6 over a 156 GTA. So this 156 GTA has done 136.000kms, it's still relatively in good condition. I am looking forward to reach a figure of more than 350hp in this car, probably around 380hp while shaving as much weight as I can(the car...
  2. Preparing for an engine rebuild

    Alfa GTA
    So, still preparing for the rebuild and have a couple of questions :) I bought the genuine engine seals kit 71713724. Do I still require some additional seals or is everything in there? For example piston liners seals? I'm also thinking about boring out the liners to 94mm (stock 93mm) and...
  3. Preparing bearing shells in a Twin spark?

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi Guys, I have the sump off my 156, as I have traced my engine rattle to the bottom end. To be honest it was diagnosed by the nice chap from Italia Speed (Nr Newbury) . Fingers crossed its just shells but I haven't got the rods apart to check yet. If it is just the shells apart from cleaning...
  4. Preparing a 147 1.6 for a very long drive...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Driving from Ireland, via the UK, to Central Europe (no, not to the football) this Summer in the 147, and wondering if anyone has any suggestions for preventive maintenance on my 147 before I go. The longest stretch of the journey will be about 1500 km over mostly motorway - 15 hours with a...
  5. Preparing to sell - repair dent?

    General Alfa Discussion
    In the not so distant future I'm going to be car shopping as I fancy a GT or a GTA (depending what mood I'm in at any particular moment). However, the passenger side had a bit of damage inflicted by moronic vandals/careless numpties. I have a key scratch along the door and also a small dent in...
  6. Brera S Alloys - preparing for winter!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi I'm lucky enough to have a 2.2 Brera S, with the dark grey 19" alloys. I'm thinking about what this is going to be like in Winter, and I'm guessing it's not going to be fun. So, I'm thinking about buying a set of 18' rims to use with Winter tyres - however - I don't know if the 18" 159...
  7. 10 Years ago....what were you preparing for the arrival of the new Millenium

    Way Off Topic
    Hard to believe now, that 10 Years ago we were all looking forward to the " New " Century of 2000, so can you remember what you did to bring in the new Year back then...... I was at the Cardiff Millennium Stadium, along with another 50,000 odd people to watch a rock Concert, featuring the Manic...
  8. Preparing to drive to Slovakia - Tyres and Service

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I am now finding myself driving to Slovakia, hence one of my earlier posts about a roof rack. Only now the list is getting bigger. It is already quite snowy where I am driving to and I need winter tyres for my 147. I currently have 195/60/15. What I would really like is a relatively...
  9. A couple of quick questions (Preparing for belt change)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I have been trying to search for exact answers for a few questions, and have answered a few, but couldn't find the answers to 3 (I am useless at searching, my girlfriend is great on google but she is asleep!) I inspected my belt, and it didnt seem in bad condition at all (wear marks above...
  10. Preparing Paintwork for a Professional Sealant

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Cleaning the car out the other day I stumbled across an unused Supagard 100 Plus professional paint Sealant sponge. :D It seems to have the sealant inside a bag in the middle of the sponge, so I guess I just need to burst it & smear on. I'm a bit of a fan of this type of thing having done a...
  11. 166 preparing for a long journey + upgrades

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hell o *.*, As most of ye know I'm planning a trip across Europe in April (~5k miles in a month). The car will be serviced next week (at TI Autos), and I want to be sure she will be prepared for the long journey. The timing belt was done recently, and I'll get the oil changed and an extra...
  12. Preparing My Car For A Trackday

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    What do I need to do? Will I need to run with increased tyre pressures?
  13. The USA are preparing to attack Iraq

    Motoring Images
    Somehow, I don't think the USA will succeed in their quest to get rid of Saddam Hussein. Why would that be?
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