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  1. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, been away for ages. My better half had to work in another city with our little one for some time, with far worse winter conditions than my Bella is capable of with its Koni sport kit. Drove a Xantia Hydractive II for more than a year, with Bella resting in the garage. Brilliant car the...
  2. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    [156 V6] Replace heat exchanger or install proper oil cooler ? Hello guys. Following the catastrophic failure of the coolant expansion tank of my 156 2.5 V6 a couple weeks ago, it appears that some oil was present in the coolant. As I am certain that the motor did not suffer overheating from...
  3. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi, Yesterday I've found that my oil cooler has a small leakage to engine coolant. I took it out. And checked yesterday night. And there was a leak. So I want to buy a new cooler. But I've checked the part number, I could not find any. How is this possible ? My Car is 2006 Model - 1.9 JTDM 16V...
  4. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Been thinking of designing and casting a new stat housing to take a standard insert instead of having to replace the whole assembly. If it works, does anyone want one? I'd be 3D printing the parts and using lost plastic casting to cast them in aluminium from old heads and random car parts that...
  5. Car Detailing
    Evening! I do like washing my car but never been overly clued up. Had a read of SR's how to and think I am ready challenge the GT. I have got AG pressure washer shampoo, Simoniz Wax free shampoo, a meguiars clay bar, AG rapid detailer, AG deep shine polish, AG tyre dressing and simoniz wax...
  6. Alfa MiTo
    Mods, I hope this does not break any forum rules, if it does, then I am happy to pull this down and pass onto the appropriate person to facilitate. Who would be interested in a proper CAI (Cold Air Induction) kit for the mito? I have obtained a kit which is being used as a baseline for the...
  7. Alfa MiTo
    Hello everyone, I was wondering what is the proper way to switch between DNA modes.:confused: According to the manual, you can't engage (D)ynamic mode while on 68mph or more. I guess this is for safety reasons due to car behavior change, or engine protection. However, there is no other...
  8. South Africa
    Shotgun with the Ghost Squad - CARmag.co.za ... ost-squad/ Let me just say this up front, I am a petrolhead. I love fast/classic/modified/racecars. I spend lots of time at local racetracks and visit car shows to keep abreast of the latest trends in the auto industry. There has been plenty of...
  9. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Anything that's gathered a bit of dust in suburban garage for a couple of years seems to be a barn find these days but this is a genuine find. I know B&W like to tell a good yarn about their cars but this is an interesting tale and a lovely little car...
  10. Introduce Yourself
    Just bought myself a 1.6l 147 Turismo and love it, so thought I'd say hi - hi! :)
  11. Motoring Images
    Need some work to do, but I like it. I am surprised how good it drives and handles, even this diesel version... :)
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I want to prepare my car for winter and as I bought the car recently I'm not sure of the liquid consistancy and contamination. As this would be the 1st time to do this, which is the simplest way to do it for a 1.9 JTD? I'll start with how I undestand that I can do it eficiently from watching...
  13. Alfa GTA
    New Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Verde to target BMW M3 | Auto Express Can't wait for this to come out, we have been hearing the rumours but now a proper rear wheel drive high power alfa to challenge the m and RS German equivalents, impressive drive train and performance figures. I'm gonna...
  14. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi all, I've got a full registered version of multiecuscan but (surprise surprise) the cheapish cable I bought doesn't work (it can connect and scan but can't do a proxy alignment due to "unstable communications". I know there is no-one in my area with one so I propose the following (if you...
  15. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    My new Brera is pretty much immaculate up top. I was therefore a little surprised to find the following when I got it up on the jack for the first time at the weekend: only a couple of the screws to hold thd underbelly plastic trim are present, the rest is being held on by zip ties the air...
  16. Introduce Yourself
    And there we go. Got a brera 2.2 jts 2006 last year and ran into all sorts of engine problems which drove me here. Glad i bought it, glad for the experience it brought and has yet to bring. So see you on the forums. I'll post a full resume as soon as it's done and maybe on the way i'll also ask...
  17. South Africa
    I've been doing a mad amount of research on the 916 remote central locking/alarm system on my recent week of leave. To give a bit of background this was prompted by the following. When I bought my Spider in 2006 the remote alarm/central locking worked for about a month. One day the only remote...
  18. Introduce Yourself
    Having owned a 147 1.6 since October and it being really quite reliable and fun (aside from going through a couple of engine pulleys, some rusty sills and liking oil), I decided I wanted a proper Alfa...i.e. a V6 So just bought one. 110k miles, dubious recent history so didn't know anything...
  19. Alfa GTA
    A couple of weekends ago I treated my 147 GTA to a proper clean. I was really pleased with the results, so I will share them with you here. Here is what I started with, a familiar grubby 147 GTA - and I honestly can't remember when I last washed it :p Step 1: Sprayed the car all over with...
  20. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    my crank pulley gave up the ghost on my 156 2.4jtd 10v 2001 so ive bought a new one and a new belt, i just cannot for the life of me find any adjuster to looses the setup so i can get the feckin belt on! there appears to be a spring adjuster behind the pulley but it doesnt seem to want to move...
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