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  1. General Alfa Discussion
    I've seen a great GTV on autotrader but I'm a bit concerned that it has a little bit of damage to it. Can anybody give a quick opinion on the worst case scenario to repair it? The link to the car is...
  2. Motoring Images
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  3. Alfa 155
    The problem is that when i turn on my 155 and also turn on the a/c the fan does not turn on,, in fact the fan only turns on after certain temp. the question is if its normal only to turn on at a certain temp. or should it turn on as soon as i turn on the a/c
  4. Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi, Is there a quick way to check the condition of the Cambelt on a 147 2.0? I have looked at the cover on the topside of the engine but can't see any clips holding it on, is it easy to remove? The car has 39k and is 5 years old so its definately due a belt change but I might not be able to...
  5. Introduce Yourself
    Hi Everyone, Very glad to have come across this site. Briefly, I've been driving the 147 1.6TS in Malaysia for the past 3 years. A lot of driving pleasure had been derived since the keys were put in my hands. Looking forward to learning from fellow members, and in time, contribute to the...
  6. Introduce Yourself
    hi , on my 8th or 9th alfa now , just looking for spares for my 145 cloverleaf and a 1.6 junior , both are red (rosso) , please message me if you have anything cheers
  7. Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    I have had my car a week now, so I am still getting used to things on her. Quick question though - on idle the engine does sound quite "tappety", with a fairly constant (and fast) tick tick tick. Are the tappets solid, or Hydraulic? I had been runningthe car up to proper engine temp, so it was...
  8. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi guys! My Spider has had a bit of a tough year and is booked in for an MOT on tuesday it will fail if I don't get a wriggle on... So, in no particular order: - I need to get a couple of new tyres. Any idea where to go and where to avoid getting tyres? - My wingmirror was kicked off by...
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, Have problems with clutch failing to dis-engage on selespeed. Revs away car doesn't move etc. Only problem when pulling away after that clutch solid in every gear. Have my car in bits (again!) AT THE MO. Looking for slave cylinder. Have found a 'ballcock' like object with fluid around where...
  10. Introduce Yourself
    Just wanted to say Hi 2 everyone as am a new member and will probably be chewing your ears off for advice & lots help over the next few years!! Ha ha, you're stuck with me now!
  11. General Alfa Discussion
    How do you quote more than once in a replied msg? I’ve looked on the faq’s couldn’t see anything relating to it. Unless I’m being blind, if so sorry for my blindness. Thanx
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys A few weeks ago i put a post on here about my 156 overheating - see link below. http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-147-156-and-159/53143-156-1-8i-overheating-problem.html?highlight=156+overheating+problem Well, its now been fixed and it turned out to be the waterpump - impellor was...
  13. Introduce Yourself
    I've just joined the forum and presently own a 156 2.0 which I imported from new and a 146 1.6 which the wife uses. These are my 10th and 11th Alfas having owned mainly Sud ti's and Sprint Veloce's in the past but I've also had a 2.0 Gulietta and a 2.0 164. Mike.
  14. ICE & Blue&Me
    I don't know whether everyone has this I know that epople have been asking questions about how to operate Blue&Me from time to time. I found this document on the FIAT site and though our buttons may look different I would expect the thing to operate in much the same manner, Its too large to...
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    2002 ALFA ROMEO SPORTWAGON 2.0 TS Veloce 5dr [LT] Sportwagon Does this model have a red master key ? what does LT mean ? and is it manual ?
  16. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have to replace the centre and rear exhaust sections of my 147 2.0 ts need replacing. I have seen exhaust systems available with a straight through pipe from the cat to the rear box instead of a centre and rear silencer set up. Has anyone fitted a one box system and what is the difference in...
  17. General Alfa Discussion
    Returned from the Moray Firth yesterday: Fortrose, Black Isle, north of Inverness: 8.00am feet up, cup of tea, Macclesfield, Cheshire: 2.20pm Travel time: 6hrs 20 mins (including three stops) Distance: approx 410 miles I was amazed at how quick it took! Anyone done better? I'm sure some have!
  18. Announcements & Comments
    When replying to a thread using quick reply, you no longer NEED to click the quick reply button, you may now type directly on the quick reply box :) However, you can still use the quick reply button to get you there. Should have done this long ago. AO
  19. General Alfa Discussion
    I've just seen that BMW are now putting their twin turbo 3.0ltr into the 3 Series Saloon (badging it the 335i) www.whatcar.com/news-article.aspx?NA=221730 Up until now the top (non M Series 3 Saloon) had a 260bhp engine, so I consider that the 159 3.2Q4 is in direct competition with this one...
  20. Introduce Yourself
    Hi, I'm new here... just looking around and finding my feet ATM. Im a bit of a petrol head and I am looking to maybe add an Alfa to my drive. I hear that everyone should at some point in their lives own an Alfa... looks like my time is just around the corner! ;)
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