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  1. Engine oil level reading confusion?

    Alfa Giulia
    DIY oil-change on my Giulia 2,2 150. The new clean oil makes it hard to "read" the dip-stick. Picture 1, taken at start without starting the engine, means (according to handbook) "Insufficient engine oil level". Picture 2 means "Oil level at max" (I have done the engine oil level update a few...
  2. Problems with A/C however no temp reading also

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hiya! This has probably been asked before so apologies, I have read other threads but just wanted clarification. I have a 2015 giulietta which I’ve just bought. The air con is very intermittent with none more often than working however I did notice that at first the temp reading (above the dna...
  3. Fuel tank & gauge reading?

    Alfa Stelvio
    What are others experiences here? I brimmed the tank local to the dealer on collection with 15m on the clock, it took 30 odd litres of diesel from its indicated 1/2 full reading, which seemed about right. I've done 386m since and today with 45m left on the range, its boinging at me to refuel...
  4. Outside temperature gauge reading

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    All, I have been out and about in the Brera today, and for some reason the outside temperature gauge reading that is displayed on the dashboard is varying between 31 and 32 degrees centigrade. Well it`s March in the UK, and it is clearly not that hot, so does anyone have any ideas of what could...
  5. JTD owners - solution for erratic Oil level display reading

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just wanted to share some recently acquired knowledge , after a lot of research finally found the cure to erratic reading of an oil level display (you know the one that appears briefly when you turn the key to ON ) One of my 147 JTDs was showing erratic reading, every key on it used to show a...
  6. Dodgy Temperature reading

    Alfa Giulia
    Got in the car tonight and it was reading +6 degrees after a while the ice warning comes on and the outside temp is reading -7 About 20 mins later it goes to +5 and then 10 mins later -2 Anyone else had this or know what causes it ?
  7. Reading Bosch 7.3.1 ECUs with KESS / K-TAG ?

    Tuning & Upgrades
    HI! What are people using to read data from Bosch 7.3.1 ECUs? Both in terms of maps, as well as the hard data, like VIN numbers and immobiliser codes and the like? KESS v2 seems to be the tool everyone is raving about, has anyone nay tips for a novice into the black art of ECU reading and...
  8. Speedo reading high

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All. I had to use my TomTom to find a place the other day, and i noticed the speedo was reading rather high. When i was doing 80mph on the speedo, my tomtom said 71. When doing 30mph on speedo the tomtom sayd about 25mph. Has anyone else experienced this? I have a 147 1.6 lusso. 2001...
  9. Fuel gauge reading max/temp gauge reading nothing

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello all - I have brought my 156 home - it made the 16-hour trip... within half an hour of settting off, I'd ground to a halt with two problems at the same time - the engine ceased to run and something black and rubber flapped around in the right-front - but that is another story :) My fuel...
  10. gtv 3L v6 air temp reading too low

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    my car is not as it should be, but there are no falts on the diognostics machine, live data shows the air temp is reading -90 degrees! i scoped the inputs to the airflow meater and all readings are correct, so i replaced airflow meater ! but temp still reads -90 ! im all out of idears?
  11. No temp reading

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Any ideas on this, the car shows 50 on the temp gauge at all times, when i put the key in the ignition and start the car from cold, also the red temp light flashes on and off from time to time. I have flushed the system out fitted a new thermostat and sensor and still no difference. the heater...
  12. 166 wanabee in Reading

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi, I'm Andy and I'm an alcoholic...oops wrong group :-( I've just move to Reading with work and as Summer is finishing I've realised I need a car as well as a motorbike (yes, yes fair weather biker). My first car was an Alfasud 1300ti and I've also owned a Guilietta and a 33 as well as many...
  13. B&M text reading other stuff

    ICE & Blue&Me
    I just got a blue and me which has a 159 attached to it :) I have set up my Samsung Tacco & Blackberry 8110, both of which seem to work well - the address book from the 8110 didn't come across with names (just numbers), but it worked with the Tocco. Neither worked with the sms reader, so I...
  14. Over reading speedo

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Why is it the speedo would be over reading by around 10%? Is this due to the wheel size and rolling radius (16" on my car) as I have heard opposite problems with it reading too low if you fit larger wheels.
  15. Low reading oil pressure gauge '87 TS

    Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    Since purchasing car 8 weeks ago oil pressure gauge needle sits on minimum at idle and only moves up very slightly as engine revs increase. Not too concerned as warning lights function OK but wondering if anyone else has had similar problem? Is it likely to be in the sender unit or gauge itself?
  16. Over reading rev counter

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello all, Finally found a GTV, and have already fixed one issue (The aerial had failed, I've replaced the relay inside the aerial and it now works :) ) Anyway, one issue is the rev counter over reads. It's not major just a little bit annoying! When giving it some stick it's well past 8000RPM...
  17. Whitequay Reading

    General Alfa Discussion
    I'm new to Alfa and looking into buying a MiTo in the near future. Has anybody had any dealings with these dealers: Whitequay 26 Portman Road Reading Berkshire RG30 1EA What are they like service-wise? Thanks!
  18. Experience at whitequay reading

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi All, i didn't know about this form before i faced any problem with my alfa romeo 156.i searched the nearest garage and whitequay came up. there were good comments about them on this form and then made up my mind to try that on saturday.i didn't have any prior appointment but they spared 10...
  19. 2.4 10v temp guage reading

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    So i've just picked up a 10v 156 2.4 after six months without an Alfa and i'm happy as larry, however, having owned a V6 before, i notice that the temp guage reading is a lot lower on the diesel, only going about a quarter of the way up. Now, the heater really pumps it out on full blast so in...
  20. RIP little white Spider in Reading

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    The park & ride my mrs uses has flooded today just outside reading next to the river Loddon. Right in the middle was a lovely white spider with river water up to the windows :cry: On the plus side she wasn't in my GTV but our old ford cougar, that I could drive out with just a wet butt, as...
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