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  1. Recommend me a trimmer - preferably south of England

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I need to get my roof headlining redone and a few bits of trim sorted out, like colour restored for top of red door cards, top of red dash. The car is damn clean and I'm trying to bring it back to 'showroom'. If you can recommend a re-trimmer who is amazing at their job it would be massively...
  2. Recommend Piccadilly Alfa....

    Alfa Giulia
    My Info Cluster went blank Monday, came back Tuesday. However I phoned Piccadilly at Knaresborough (N Yorks) and they said probably needs a firmware update. Booked in today at 8.30 - all done by 2pm and a noticable update. Staff were all helpful and personable particularly on service rception...
  3. Recommend me a place to get some dings repaired

    Republic of Ireland
    Hey folks, In this infinite sea of diesel desperation and blandness that is the Irish second hand cars market, it's more than likely I'm going to keep the 159 for at least another year, quite possibly longer. One condition is however that I can get a few dings and the lacquer peel on the...
  4. Can Anyone Recommend a Good Code Reader?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, Can Anyone recommend a good code reader for the Giulietta error codes please? The guy at AutoLusso had an awesome Snap-on one, but I think that might be out of my price range... Cheers Darren
  5. Please recommend me a diagnostic kit !

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've been meaning to get an OBD reader and premium software for a while, but there's that much to choose from, and that many fake units about, I thought I'd better ask you guys instead. Basically, I need a reader which is either wired or [preferably] Bluetooth and software that can allow me to...
  6. Been hit from behind :( recommend me a body repair in Manchester?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi everyone, Some prat while on his phone behind me at the lights bumped me las night. It's dented the bumper above the license plate where the parking sensors live. Anyway he gave me some money and I need to get it sorted now, just wondering if you know of any reputable dent repair places in...
  7. Recommend a good flatbed tow truck operator

    South Africa
    Hi folks I need to have my Spider moved to Alfia Auto by flatbed truck. The water pump is leaking and I don't want to risk the pump seizing and throwing off the cambelt. Does anyone know a reliable, reasonably priced tow truck operator that they can recommend?
  8. Could anyone recommend a good independent specialist for my 147 selespeed in the Esse

    Alfa 145 & 146
    I’ve recently purchased a beautiful 147 2.0 Twin Spark Selespeed. Which drives wonderfully, however, I’m looking to find a good independent specialist in mid Essex. I would like to have her serviced very soon, especially regarding the oil changes. Any recommendations very much appreciated. ...
  9. Recommend me an electricity usage monitor...

    The Technology Section
    Our electricity bill is horrific. 17,500 kWh per annum! Average usage for a detached house is about 4,200 kWh. House is old, and I have a small office outside and garage and outside lights (now all LED). Family of 5 so lots of washing machine and in winter tumble dryer use. Heating/hot...
  10. can anyone recommend some mats?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    As per title, just bought an alfa GTV and the two front mats in particular are looking very tired, just wondering if anyone can point me int the direction of something decent. Preferably with the GTV script on them. Will be doing a few jobs to tidy the car up , going to start with the interior...
  11. pls recommend a wind deflector

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    hi guys/girls, soon to be collecting a lovely silver ph2 spider. having researched on here the wind deflector makes quite a big difference to buffeting.. can anyone recommend one please.. thanks Aj
  12. Recommend a good wheel repair shop?

    South Africa
    Can anyone recommend a really good wheel repair shop in the Sandton to Midrand area? I bought new Yokohama's on Monday and Tiger wheel in their infinite idiocy put the tyres on a buckled rim and didn't bother to tell me. Only after I took it back to complain about the wheel wobble did they...
  13. Recommend tyres for Brera TBI

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, Had an MOT recently and was made aware that may need to change my tyres in the next 4-8 months depending on mileage. Got a few trips coming up during the second and third quarter of this year and want to be prepared, was wondering what tyres people have been using / would suggest. I'm...
  14. Recommend a detailer / car wash in West London?

    Car Detailing
    Hi Am moving on my 156 and would like to have it detailed properly before selling as I don't have the space or facilities to wash it myself. Just wondering can anyone recommend a detailer or reputable car wash you trust in the west or south-west London area (am based in Ealing) who I could...
  15. GTV JTS Phase 3 recommend shocks and springs

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Morning All. have had advisory on back springs so think time to change. Whilst up in the air will change shocks as well. So here is the question, what shocks and springs should I go for. Not looking to win Brands Hatch or go cross country. Just keep the car on the road. As ever thx for...
  16. Can anyone recommend a garage in the Midlands/Bedkfrshire area?

    Alfa Giulietta
    So my beautiful G, is coming up to its 42,000 service. Can anyone reccomend a specialist I can trust, and won't rip me off?! The dealer wanted £600! ??
  17. Would you recommend a Sei for your 17yr old?

    General Motoring Discussion
    The youngest is v keen on thinking ahead..........not 17 until next year......but is already looking at cars. I keep going back to old Micras or Seicentos. What's your advice, chums? ta
  18. Dashcam recommend please?

    General Motoring Discussion
    After being the victim of an attempted "cash crash" yesterday in my company vehicle, which luckily was averted by myself, I have been given a dash cam to use, which one of the managers had in his car, and never used. However it's not that great, but something is better than nothing. I have now...
  19. Can you recommend a metric socket set please?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Can anyone recommend (or avoid!) a reasonable metric socket set for using on the 159 please? I don't need a top of the range one, or a cheap Chinese one but it would be good to know what sockets I would need i.e. do our Alfas have nuts that go up in 0.5mm steps or is everything a whole mm...
  20. CR-TECH tuning - anyone recommend?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi Got a 1.6 JTDM G and was thinking about getting remap but its quite expensive so want to try cheaper option that I could remove if I don't like or when warranty work etc is done.. I know eBay boxes can be bad and old saying of what you pay for comes to mind.... but the CR-TECH boxes by...