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  1. A few questions from a newbie

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi all , first post from me , I’ve been looking at getting a 2016 Guilia diesel speciale to take advantage of the tax on them , I’ve looked at a few and they are a truly gorgeous car to look at , some of them have the paddle shifters , are they a gimmick or useful addition, if you don’t have...
  2. 147 suspension upgrade questions

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, long time lurker, but new 147 owner. :) 1.9 8v, pre-facelift. I have been reading around on what it takes to have a good handling 147. As the car did not cost all that much to me, I do not really want to spend it's price again on suspension.. But I still would like to have a good...
  3. Questions about the motive

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Quý anh đang thắc mắc Tử vi Ất Sửu 1985 nam mạng 2020 sẽ xảy đến ra sao? Sẽ gặp những vận hạn nào, sức khỏe tốt hay xấu, sự nghiệp công việc có được thuận lợi hay như nào, tình cảm phu thê con cái có thuận lợi không. Đây là phương diện mà Quý anh tuổi 1985 khi tham khảo số mệnh lưu ý. Chẳng...
  4. Series 2 Spider 2000 Servicing questions

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I have a road trip to the Highlands coming up...led by a guy with a souped up MR2 turbo...so the pace will be...er..spirited. Anyway, I have done some searching on here and have the fluids together for: engine, (Millers Classic Sport HP), gearbox( RED LINE Synthetic Gear Oil 75W-90NS GL5 (non...
  5. Alfa 159 2.2 jts Head Gasket Questions

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, Long time lurker, first time poster. I'm having a little (understatement) issue with my Alfa 159. A couple of weeks ago she overheated and blew the hose that goes from the thermostat area to the bulkhead - for cabin heating. Temperature only shot up to 130 for 20 seconds or so. After...
  6. Few questions about 159

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, I am planing on changing my 156 SW 1.9JTD 16V '05 for a 159 SW 2.4 JTDm Q-Tronic Ti '10. I know MPG will be a lot worse but what can I expect from my current 4.8-5.3l/100km, mostly on open roads and small town? Is it possible to change ECU to have the 210hp ([email protected] from non...
  7. Spider variants & questions

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi I’m thinking of getting a 946 Spider, some questions: 1) are the roll over hoops functional or purely cosmetic? 2) did Alfa offer the JTS with semi-auto gearbox? I’ve seen JTDM & V6 versions with this option 3) I’m looking for a late model, low mileage, spider with JTDM or JTS engine with...
  8. 156 2.4 10v JTD 140Bhp. Quick questions.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I own a 2001 156 2.4 10V JTD SW. I have a few questions and I apologise in advance if they have been asked before so if anyone can answer or point me in the right direction for the answer that would be great. Now i am wondering about common issues, what to look out for ect. im already...
  9. Radio Questions (Double DIN), Antenna Etc

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi Everyone, So the one thing I didn't research when looking for my wife MiTo was the radio problem regarding water getting to the base of the antenna and making the radio unable to pick up FM. Has anyone replaced their base and how easy was it to drop the headlining enough to access it...
  10. Clutch questions.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The 147 1.9TJD I have has been remapped and boosted to God knows what. So I am off down the road today driving in 5th gear about 120 KLM/h and I go to overtake the car in front, foot flat to the floor in 5th get about level as it's pulling like a train, and all of a sudden, she revs into red...
  11. New owner security questions

    Alfa Stelvio
    Hi All, Just popped across from the GTV forum as I've just bought a year old Stelvio Speciale in Montecarlo Blue with red calipers and teardrop wheels which I pick up Saturday.. I live in an area where high value cars are being taken from the drives daily but it appears to be organised...
  12. A few questions before I place an order....

    Alfa Giulia
    Hello all, About to trade in my Giulietta (my 2nd, with a 159 before that!) for a Veloce but needed some help regarding options/costs before I do...and before someone (cue2) says to use the search facility, I am currently on holiday with limited time and even more limited internet connectivity...
  13. Newbie- inevitable first set of stupid questions

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hello! Im back in the arms after a 25 year break! Ive owned 2 75s and a 164 - all Twinsparks. The latest purchase is a cherished 166 2.5 V6 auto, 1999. Sometimes I just look at it :yum: I had some newbie questions if you could help? 1. Mines had 2 cambelt changes in 70k miles - is that normal...
  14. Couple of spider S4 questions

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I'm viewing a 92 spider S4 at the weekend.. Apart from body work is there any thing to look out for? also did any S4's have a half leather combination? or were they all a vinyl combination? It looks leather from the picture?
  15. GQV questions

    Alfa Giulietta
    Afternoon everybody, I'm thinking about coming over to the dark side finally after 11 plus years of owning Fiats (currently a modified Bravo T-jet) What sort of common issues should I look out for when buying a Cloverleaf? I'm looking at low mileage 2010-2013 models. Also what is the...
  16. UK options questions on Guilia QV (Alarm, Rear sensors, Connected Services, HK Audio)

    Alfa Giulia
    First post so am wearing flameproof overalls. :-) Probably UK specific... I am thinking about ordering a Guilia QV but a little confused on the options in the UK configurator: The rear parking sensors are available as an option at £176 but are elsewhere presented as front/rear std. Any idea...
  17. Alarm Questions

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Had an issue last night where I unlocked and opened the drivers door using the key and the alarm start sounding. When I locked the car prior to opening it last night, I locked it using the key so the alarm shouldn't have been activated. I managed to stop the alarm sounding by using the fob, but...
  18. Questions on the 280 engine and towing.

    Alfa Stelvio
    Hi there, We are looking to replace our tow car and I find myself drawn to the Stelvio, I test drove a 280 on Tuesday and for the most part I was pleased with how it performed once it is up and running but experienced some pretty woeful pick up/lag from stand still, felt like almost 2 secs...
  19. Questions about Aisin auto on 159 2,4

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello! I sometimes get quite hard downshifts when in auto. And I think the gearbox hold the gears and rev the engine to much even in moderate acceleration. Is this normal? I've driven the Aisin auto in some Volvos and there it makes some weird shifting sometimes. I come from a Giulia...
  20. Service on auto gearbox on 2,4 and some questions

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello! I bought a 2009 159 2,4 ti auto with 67000 km on the clock a few weeks ago. Drivning it a couple of 1000 km I have some questions. Do you service the auto gearbox. As in changing oil and filter? The gearbox is working fine most of the time. Sometimes on deceleration it changes gear...
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