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  1. ways of reducing marginal emissions for mot?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    informally tested few weeks back and ok but failed mot - has only been driven 5 miles a day for months and always cold - other than 'italian tune up' any decent additives work? - removing air filter help? Having some engine work done in a few weeks and dont want to rev past 3k beforehand to...
  2. Reducing brake temperature

    Alfa GTA
    After having relatively bad fade after 15-20 mins at castle Combe a few months ago I've been thinking about ways to reduce the temperature around the caliper area as it seems quite enclosed to me. I have thought about taking some piping from behind the grills in the bumper and cutting a hole in...
  3. reducing lift on acceleration

    Alfa GTA
    when I accelerate or brake hard the car lifts and tilts ALOT and can start to rock if im not smooth. i assume it affects the g forces and pull felt by not only me but the passengers as well. I have the original strut brace fitted and top engine mount was replaced not long ago. i am fitting koni...
  4. Reducing alarm beep volume 147

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, The alarm confirmation beep is too loud. I think I'll try wrapping some foam insulation round it to reduce the volume. Does anyone know where the beeper is? Thanks.
  5. Knocking noise, when reducing speed

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Just noticed this today. Coming to a standstill, I can hear something knocking. Sounds plasticy as opposed to metal. Think I can feel it through the clutch. Seems to make the noise once i've dropped the clutch to be honest. Wonder what it is. Had windows down to listen further. And was on...
  6. Reducing under steer.

    Tuning & Upgrades
    I decided that it is time to get opinions concerning methods of reducing under steer on our FWD Alfas. Primarily for track days’ but it will obviously make the car safer for normal circumstances as well. Apart from the obvious harder coils better shocks and stiffer rear antiroll bar suggestions...
  7. Reducing insurance costs

    General Alfa Discussion
    Do most of you take up the legal protection and protected NCB options when you renew your cover or do you consider them a waste of money and risk life without them?
  8. Reducing weight on a daily driven car

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    hello everyone i tried a search on forums but couldnt find any strong ideas about it so as the title says: im driving my gtv 2.0 tb everyday so i dont want to get rid of the airbags or make the car ugly. what can be taken off to reduce weight? i guess tb's are heavier than 3.0 or 3.2 ones...
  9. Ideas on reducing emissions, anyone?

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    My 33 is in for pre-MOT bits at the moment. It was running WAY too rich so the emissions were way out. Immediate thought was a gummed up air flow meter but... apparently late 33s 1.7 8 valves don't have one - just a sensor which doesn't actually measure. So mechanic tries chaging the lambda...
  10. Reducing Compression Ratio.

    Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    Hi there Alfisti, I have a fairly serious problem with my 1985 Giuletta 2L. I have just rebuilt my engine, but now have pinking/knocking problem, which can't be remedied succesfully by retarding the ignition timing. The head was skimmed 1.8 mm a few years ago by a over eager tuner. Compression...
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