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  1. it never rains...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Thought i had just sorted my ph3 ,new sump ,big end shells etc, anyway,driving home from work this morning the engine management light was flashing on and off for a couple of minutes before disappearing,last time this happened (early last year) the problem was a shot manifold cat!...which i...
  2. it never rains but pours

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I need some better luck. While the car is having its engine rebuilt (see previous post) some thieving (insert word) broke in and nicked my sat nav, wii and most annoyingly spare car key. As i said the car wasn't there and won't be there for the next few days. However it will be soon. The...
  3. when it rains, it pours!

    South Africa
    Hi all, posted this in the 147 section but just wante to post it here also so I can get a few more opinions (I don't know how to post the link). Last night hubby n I took a small drive and on our way to sandton heard a noise (like something falling out from under the car), the engine started to...
  4. My poor 156. It never rains.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    It would seem that my 156 was not happy being left on the driveway for a week in the scorching sun, whilst we went away. But it was short notice and the garage was full of junk. So, yesterday i started her up and she fired first time, but then started to idle a little rough, A quick blast...
  5. It never rains but it pours...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Booked my car in for its belts because one of the idlers started grinding and realised that an MOT was needed at the same time. Checked everything and the only problem I could find on the car was a bald tyre (just on the limit). Got a mobile fitter to come out and fit 2 new tyres and 5 minutes...
  6. It never rains .........

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Evening, Last week my wife reversed into the house !! Clearly she could not see it in the mirrors, that scraped the rear bumper, and cracked some of the rendering, neither major. Last night my father gave me a lift to the pub in my car, when he went home he parked the car on a hill - not his...
  7. It never rains but.......

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    It never rains but it pours. Engine mount broke on the series 3 took out the fan and the fan surround:rant: Replaced engine and gearbox mounts fan and surround, test ride, clutch went:cry: Might as well fix that gearbox now it's out as the syncro on 3rd has gone and it jumps out of reverse. Off...
  8. I love it when it rains

    Car Detailing
    I love it when it rains makes all the deatiling seem worth the while look at it bead !!!
  9. It never rains but it pours

    Alfa 145 & 146
    I have just replaced the gearbox in my gtv with a spare I had from my old 155. My son has left his 146 (1997 1.6 ts)with me to do a belt change etc and while driving back from the garage the front gearbox oil seal failed (same as the GTV) and dumped the oil on the drive. So has anybody a) got a...
  10. Never rains but it pours

    Alfa GTA
    Not entirely sure what the problem could be but I now seem to be getting a constant 16.5 mpg on the body comp. :(
  11. In case it rains tonight

    Motoring Images
    Northern Italian car night tommorrow. Just in case it P155es down to night here she is all shiney like :D
  12. It never rains, but it pours...

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Apologies for the long post. The boxer's died! Doin some 'normal' driving this morn and the revs suddenly dropped, like someone had switched the engine off, but it caught it, and they went up again, 10 seconds later, dropped again and caught again. Stopped at a set of lights and it died...
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