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  1. Quick Hello

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    Just doing as I'm told and saying hello. I'm the proud new owner of a 2000 model GTV 3.0 V6 24V. Had it for just two weeks and I'm delighted with it. Looking forward to many years of driving slow enough to admire myself in shop windows..
  2. quick question :)

    General Alfa Discussion
    just a quick one please people. whats the diff between a Ragazzon Stainless Steel Central Pipe and a Ragazzon Stainless Steel Central Silencer pipe they kinda look the same on alfisti.net
  3. Quick hello

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    Good morning everyone, I have recently purchased a new Spider, part ex'd my 02 Elise which was a great drivers car but lacked a few creature comforts. I looked at all of teh usual suspects, Z4, TT, Boxster, 350Z - just could not buy German all to clinical and common. Viewed a spider at...
  4. 2 quick questions.....

    General Alfa Discussion
    ok before I start ........ [B]I LOVE MY GTV V6 , I dont know what else to say but I LOVE MY GTV V6 enough said I feel..... ok its a 1998 R reg so 1. whats the best oil for this baby ,couldn't tell if I needed synthetic or semi? So I brought some 10W40 castrol magnatec semi stuff....god I...
  5. Hi - Just a quick question

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    Hi, Just joined the forum, i haven't got an Alfa but i'm looking for one and thought i'd come on to see what i should be looking out for. I've spotted a diesel GT on AutoTrader for £10k (link is below if anyone would like a look), looks like a good spec but it's got twice as many miles on the...
  6. Slow/Sticking Rear Electric Windows? Quick Tip.

    Alfa 164 & 166
    One of the last (yippee!) remaining 'issues' with my car was a rather slow rear, driver's side electric window. The rear windows tend to suffer through lack of use and I noticed that it always needed assistance to shut. I mentioned it to my local dealer and he passed on a simple tip which worked...
  7. Please help quick - air intake mod gone difficult

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, Sorry for the panicked message. I just got the old air intake and box out of the car, and broke a clip in the process...not really a problem as I don't want to put it back in, but I do need the new one to go in before it gets dark out. In what direction is the GTA intake meant to fit...
  8. Quick question re wheel fitment 159 - 147

    General Alfa Discussion
    Will 17 inch wheels from a 159 with 255/50/17 tyres go on a 2003 147 or will it create any problems ..... useless with this kind of stuff... thanks
  9. quick introduction

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    just saying hi, looking at owning a 166 ;) has a few probs but this will be my first alfa ever :)
  10. quick brake light question

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Should both brake lights be on at the back when the headlights are turned on as at present only my driver side one is, cant remeber if this has always been the case becuase I never paid attention to it before. Both brake lights are fine when I touch the brakes but only one is on permanent when...
  11. A quick hello from a newbie

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    Hello to all fellow Alfistas. My names Si and I drive a very sun bleached '72 Bertie Coupe on a daily basis through the summer and a 164 through the winter. Always loved Italian stuff and had various Suds, Sprints etc. Heard about this site on the Northumbrian Targa yesterday so decided to...
  12. Quick 156 Cam Belt Question

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hello all, My 156 2.0 TS from 2000 has covered 34,500 miles. The guy I bought it off hadn't realised that the cam belt needs changing at 36,000 miles/3yrs, as he hadn't been keeping up to date with it. I have it booked in for a change on the 10th Sept. My question is, will it be okay to drive...
  13. Quick advice needed - engine hose

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Basically - where is the best place for me to get hold of the hose indicated below? For my 205 I tend to use GSF, is there a reasonably priced alfa alternative? Was driving back from the airport last night, 'enjoying' the noise of the v6 through a tunnel and noticed liquid shooting out...
  14. Just a quick one!

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    Hi! For now a couple of weeks, I own a 98 GTV TS Lusso Coupe, Red, Black Leather, A/C, Alloys, Sun Roof, with 58K miles :cool: First Italian car, first Alfa :) Next week, I'll get new Front/Rear Alfa Badges. Then, I'll take some pictures. Happy motoring and don't drive too slowly :lol...
  15. Quick question about gearbox removal

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    When I disconnect the gearbox from the end of my knackered 1.8TS, it's not going to piddle oil everywhere is it.....
  16. Another quick question

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Does anyone know if you can buy a type fo roof rack thing that goes across a GTV's boot or can you only get a roof rack? I could swear I seen a gtv with some kind of rack contraption on top of the boot
  17. **** - engine problem, quick advice needed!

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Got a final 200 mile journey today to get my Spider back to the UK before I take delivery on my new one and the bloody thing is throwing a wobbler (it must know!) Im leaving for Rotterdam in 3 hours so any advice before then appreciated! OK: For 99% of the time engine idles and revs fine -...
  18. Quick update on the dead engine i had

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    About a week ago i posted to say my engine had destroyed itself. Well just as an update i thought i'd post to let everyone know how it's getting on. I sourced a second hand engine with only 46,000 on the clock and it's been delivered to my local mechanic last Friday. I provided some extras to go...
  19. Quick TRW question

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    Just checking can anyone tell me what batteries are meant to be in the key fobs? H
  20. Quick 156 GTA Brake Fluid Question

    General Alfa Discussion
    Quick Q for all online - got a low brake fluid warning on the way to work in the 156 GTA. Don't have the manual in the car or my electronic version in my laptop, so wanted to check what brake fluid the GTA takes (as I have a Halfords a few minutes down the road). The Alfa Workshop says that the...
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