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  1. M32 Gearbox on Alfa 159 query

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello all , re the M32 gearbox .Recently I get whining mostly noticeable in 4th gear (but no movement in the gearstick ) so assuming its the M32 bearing rollers issue and it will eventually fail. My query is will a gearbox oil change help prolong the time to the bearing failing ? My 159 1.9JTDM...
  2. Engine revs query 1.4 TB

    Alfa Giulietta
    I am looking to buy a certian Giulietta 1.4tb 120hp 2014. I posted a query previously here on the forum about the rubbing noise in the engine. Now after giving it few more test drives I noticed other things and I'd like to ask other 1.4 TB owners to confirm if these things are normal and happen...
  3. 2000 GTV 105 Distributor Query

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi, Presently the car has a starting issue and we've decided to replace the ignition leads, cap, rotor, condenser, points and coil, (plugs already new) so at least we know that side of it is "as it should be". It'll either cure it or at least take it out the equation. The car doesn't get started...
  4. 159 Purchase query

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all I'm in the process of buying a ti sportwagon. It has been advertised on ebay and I have discussed the condition and any issues with the seller. They have accepted my offer however I have not yet seen the car. The seller has been up front and confirmed there is some outstanding finance...
  5. Heated air query

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Wondering if anyone can explain why I get heated air through the dashboard vents while the ICS climate system is switched off. It's obviously engine-heated air and is being pushed through by the car's forward movement, ie there's no flow while stationary. Is this normal or do I have a problem...
  6. Electric Handbrake query

    Alfa Giulia
    I was under the impression that this comes on automatically when in Park. It doesn’t appear to and I wondered does the light on the lever/switch always light up when it’s on? I did it manually. I checked in Settings but can’t seem to find settings for Electric Brake.
  7. Snow Driving query

    Alfa Giulia
    Not having owned a RWD car before, I’ve been doing a bit of reading. Am I likely to have to leave my Veloce at home when it snows? I’m in the UK, by the way.
  8. Washer Jet Query

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello All, Just got myself a 159 Ti, 1.9 JTDm, first time owning an Alfa and enjoying it so far! A quick query regarding the washer jets, the washers work ok but when they spray the wipers don't wipe automatically, even If I pull the stalk for a few seconds, I always then have to then lift the...
  9. V5 / Trim Query

    Alfa MiTo
    Evening all, I pick up a pre reg 18 plate Mito on Thursday, I have a problem though. The website, invoice and indeed the car point to it being a Speciali model, however when I go to get insurance quotes it references it as a Super instead. I queried this with the dealership they said it is a...
  10. JTDM 1900 Fuel pump query

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Hi, i'm looking to remap my 8v JTD and iv'e been told by my tuner that the standard high pressure fuel pump is only good for 200hp and if i want to go further ( 210-240hp ) i will need a bigger pump. Iv'e been told the pump from a 2.4 JTD will fit on my 8v engine and give me the extra fueling...
  11. Failed radiator / legal query

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, So....the radiator failed on my car, and I’ve had it only 6 weeks. I’ve researched that Consumer Rights laws entitle me to a refund or repair, and I need to contact the garage. However, does anybody know if my rights are affected by having arranged and paid for the repair myself...
  12. 159 3.2 V6 Auto Acceleration query

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, I've recently purchased a 07 159 3.2 V6 Q4 Auto. Car is amazing ? but my only concern is that when I accelerate quick from a standing start there is a vibration/judder from the rear axle. It disappears just as quick and there are no other issues once the car is going. Any ideas what...
  13. Headlight washers query

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Morning, I can’t hear my headlight wash working. In previous cars you get a noticeable second pump sound when the operate. The handbook says the headlight wash should operate when you activate the windscreen washers when headlights are on. Should they squirt every time you wash the screen...
  14. Interior fuse box query

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All I have a hardwire kit for my dashcam that uses a piggyback method in the fuse box, only I don't know which one to use as the manual and the the sticker in the interior fuse box do not agree on a few fuses. According to the manual Fuses F33, F34 & F36 are available (disponible)...
  15. Airbag light query

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have an airbag light that has been coming and going , now it appears to be more on than off , from the code it appears that it may be the drivers side airbag , is this the one with a connection that can cause issues in the boot , 1/4 area ? any pointers appreciated , thanks
  16. Wiring colour query - PO cut wiring loom

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, The previous owner of my other halfs 147 cut the wiring loom and I'm having some trouble working out which wire is which. So behind the old radio, you have your 8 speaker wires, then the following wires: Grey Red/Black Green/Orange Black/Pink White/Pink Can anyone help me identify...
  17. Brera Light Cluster query

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Am I going mad or what?.......Am I right in believing that the light cluster has a double rear-light/brake-light combo......and not one combo and a separate rear light? When I was fitting the clusters back onto the car, I noticed that one bulb on each cluster only had a single filament on the...
  18. 147 turbo query

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    right where to start i recently purchased a 2005 147 jdtm 16v and within a few days i lost any sort of power and limped home. i invested in one of those OBDII code readers and began my quest. P0095, P0236 and P0683 were the 3 showing. ive looked into what they mean and the glow plug one isnt...
  19. Cooling system query

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    About a month ago I replaced my thermostat. Thought I’d got all the air out but on checking the other day the level was low and when I took off the expansion cap loads of air came out and the level rose significantly. I bled a load of air out from the rail near the exhaust manifold. Checked...
  20. Newbie GT query

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, Am looking to buy my first Alfa and was looking at a few 159 models until a very nice GT Blackline turned my eye and not needing such a big car anymore is now top of thee list! Ive got my eye on a low mileage 1.8TS Blackline, question is how do any owners find these on a day to day basis...