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  1. Brera S Queries and Advice

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    After an 'interesting' time with my Brera 2.4JTDM i'm finally biting the bullet and changing it before it falls apart round my ears. Been my local Alfa dealer and test driven a shiny new Brera S 2.2. Cracking car even though some of the spec is a bit odd (no Blue and me or glass roof :confused...
  2. 166 Technical queries

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi, I please need help on the following: (mostly a re-post from intro thread): Recently purchased 1999 166 3.0V6 Sportronic: 1) I have not yet found a consistant answer on the cam-belt change intervals. At best, I have figures from 60 000km to 100 000km. Various places on the forum state "60...
  3. New user. 147 Selespeed queries.

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello all, I am a new user from Cape Town, South Africa. I am a car dealer and in the last couple of months we have had a couple of Alfas in stock. We never used to buy them in because of all the negative reports, but we thought what the heck, lets give it a bash. I must say, they are...
  4. A few queries with my 147.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've had mine just over a week now and have a couple of questions I hope someone can answer. 1. I have a Y reg 1.6 147 Lusso and from what I've read elsewhere, cruise control came as standard on the Lusso but I don't have it. Any idea why not and is it possible (and easy) to add cruise...
  5. JTD 16v 36k service queries

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Does anyone have an idea on how much I should be spending on a 36k service on a 147 JTD 16v? At a specialist that is, NOT a stealer! In fact is it neccessary to use a specialist for this job? Obviously I always would for anything more er, specialist, like timing belt... But if my local general...
  6. My car is too LOW :( exhaust queries...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My drive is on a downward slope and every time i drive on or off i scrape the box in front of the Cat - to the point its now blowing. Can you get an exhaust without this middle box easily ? i so where ? Thanks, Dave
  7. Key and alarm queries

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Reet, lots and lots of questions relating to my new 1998 S plate GTV but ill start with thi sone: Car came with one red key only and this is it, it operates all the locks fine but despite changing the batteries in it i cant get (what i think is) the remote part working - Any ideas or is it...
  8. GT boot rattle - quick queries

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The infamous GT boot rattle is driving me mad, it's almost drowning out the V6 noise, so time to get it sorted. 2 questions: 1) Is it an OK-ish job to tackle bearing in mind I'm a total DIY numbskull who only posesses a couple of srewdivers & a hammer :o . I've read the "Definitive fix guide"...
  9. Sud Sprint queries

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Having not had my 1980 1.5 Sprint Veloce long (2 weeks) I have a growing list of little queries that I would appreciate any advice with: 1 I have a very sticky gearchange from 2nd up to 3rd, and first gear synchro is a little weak. (car has done 40k I believe). I don't think the clutch has a...
  10. 52" sportwagon radio queries

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Looking a the back of my radio to see if I can connect a mp3 I discovered a lead that appeared to be an aerial wire with a small threaded plug on the end, it was lying around the back of the glove compartment, so I had a look to see if it had come adrift from another cable or socket but no...
  11. 147 queries

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Had my 147 about a week and am mightily impressed, just wondered what i should know. had a few warnings about oil consumption (was told a litre every 1000 miles on collection), anything else to look out for? thanks a lot
  12. A few mod queries

    Tuning & Upgrades
    I know many of you guys have BMC CDA installed. How loud is it? Just find the engine is bit mute for my liking, I think it’s definitely quieter than my previous 147 GTA. Also find that Auto Delta does an induction kit as well, which appear to be quite a lot cheaper than BMC. I saw 1 car have it...
  13. Undertray/CV joint queries

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, I have a couple of questions if you don't mind. When I bought my 156 it didn't come with an undertray fitted (we have since discovered due to cambelt failure that it was also missing a few other parts :mad: ) and after a bit of searching I can't find where I can get another from...
  14. GT: queries re Bose radio & roof rack

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Greetings everyone! I own a 2005 GT with the JTD engine, which, apart from the need to have both window mechanisms replaced under warranty within a few weeks of my taking delivery, has been (surprisingly!) trouble free so far. Having previously owned a 156 Sportswagon with normal (i.e.non-Bose)...
  15. Thermostat Queries

    Alfa 164 & 166
    SINCE FITTING THE lpg to my 3litre I have noticed that the engine is staying cool for more than it should be I know this has been discussed before but can anyone point me to the thread where it talks about,"you can tell that in traffic if you don`t get the temp down its because the secondary fan...
  16. A couple more queries

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Okay once again thanks for all your help, I have a few more queries that you might be able to help me with? 1)Left Heated Seat - not working but button flickers when pressed. Any thoughts? The Driver heated seat works fine. 2) Best Mats for 166 - I bought a set online and unfortunately that...
  17. Queries regarding my 164

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Just a couple of things:- - The dashboard does not light up when I put the lights on. I cannot see any of the dials ( speedo, rev counter, small gauges below ). Is this more likely a fuse or a bulb that has gone? Maybe a fuse coz I can't imagine only 1 bulb lights all that stuff up? - Petrol...
  18. 164 24v super - general queries

    Alfa 164 & 166
    As some of you are aware Ive just collected a 93 164 super. Can anyone tell me the following:- I notice on this forum a thing about fault codes, when I try this ignition on and 5 presses of accelerator, I dont get any flashing lights. Should I? What is the little red plug in the boot? On reading...
  19. Some 166 queries!

    Alfa 164 & 166
    SatNav and Phone 166 queries! Okay I am new to the 166 but at 48k I am wondering about a few things. As a newbie I hope you don't mind all my queries! There is apparently a new clutch in but changing gears seems a bit clunky not smooth, is this the character of the car or potential gearbox...
  20. Alfa 155 sump plug stripped + other queries

    Alfa 155
    Hello one and all, I recently bought an Alfa 155 1.8 16V with a disintegrated cambelt tensioner. I aquired a s/h head and it's fitted and she runs again, however there a couple of small problems. Firstly the engine had a bit too much oil in it and when the sump plug was taken out it was clear...
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