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  1. Driver's side window stops working after battery drain - related or unlucky?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi! Recent owner of a 2007 Alfa GT 1.9 jdtm. Battery has been a pain and keeps draining - had a new one fitted and all is well. But after the first time it drained, the drivers side window has stopped working. If I turn the buzzer on in the menu I still get a beep from the switch, but no audible...
  2. (more) clutch related woes

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Despite really liking my GT JTDm it now has another clutch related issue. It's had 2 clutch kits, 1st replacement failed due to release bearing failure. Then the master cylinder failed (slave already replaced with clutch) and now it has a leaking non return valve. This part seems to be...
  3. Not ICE related but looking for Cable route in 147

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Hi all I'am in the process of installing a 3 gauge setup ( oil pressure and temp and voltage) into my 2003 147. I have had a look around both the passenger and drivers side bulk head to see if there is a route for the twin core cable to go through but can't seem to find one. Has anyone routed...
  4. Are these pipes related to aircon

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Just had my aircon re-charged about 2 weeks ago and it's starting to go off so reckon I have a leak somewhere.. Had a quick look around (without a UV torch) and noticed some misting on the pipe in this photo.. Not sure whether these pipes in front of the condenser are related or not? Can...
  5. Random car related observations in Graz

    General Motoring Discussion
    I am currently on a sabbatical in Graz, a city of around 300000 population in Austria. Where I am staying is in very close to car dealership complex which includes Alfa Romeo. A few random observations : 1. I've been here for two weeks now. So far I have seen 3 Giulias and 3 Stelvios on road...
  6. Recurring DPF Fault related to EGR? Pic and video included

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Have a recurring DPF fault on my 2.4 159. Had a forced regen done, done about 100 miles since and again it's gone into limp mode. On my code reader (budget eBay one) the P2002 code is present (DPF) but also wasn't sure about the EGR% at idle and when the revs are increased. Video here...
  7. Anyone know JavaScript ? (Alfa related!)

    General Alfa Discussion
    What does Alfa ownership have to do with javascript ? Simple, the workshop manual CD is written in Java and Javascript. And that code is now outdated, wont run on Windows 7 machines, and therefore, make the manual unusable :( My version of eLearn seems to be limiting itself to throwing one...
  8. Non Alfa Related: My American "Pick-up"

    South Africa
    So about 13months ago I bought a 1967 Dodge D100 Pick Up. Was pretty banged up. It went for a full restoration and I am about a week away from taking delivery of it.. Attached a few pics. Pre and post restoration.
  9. C1355/C1360 Error - both Yaw sensor related?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, My 147 (2l, pre face lift 2005 model) is throwing the above error codes and braking of it's own volition at random intervals. It's also disabling the ESP and ABS systems as a result of this. I know the C1360 code indicates the Yaw sensor circuit, but can't find any (useful) information...
  10. Related or unrelated?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Ten days ago I had a replacement windscreen fitted. Since then I have been very aware of what I can only describe as an induction noise. When I put my foot down on the throttle there is a hollow sucking noise and on lifting off a distinct "cough". I am sure I did not hear such a noise before...
  11. 147 Noise (Gearbox/clutch related?)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I had my 147 (1.6 120hp, 155000kms) for 2 months, and overall I really like the car, but I cant say the same for the gearbox and clutch feel. The shifter is a little vague, and I still cant make super smooth changes with the clutch, It feels like I have to try really hard to make a seamless gear...
  12. Non Alfa related car assistance needed

    South Africa
    Hi Guys, My wife drives a Honda Jazz 1.5 CVT. The purge valve packed up earlier this year. Since this is "never seen before problem" according to Honda (who could not find the problem), I could only get a second hand unit. Now the problem is this unit has now packed up (3 month wait for the...
  13. 1.3JTDM 3 problems, possibly related, but maybe not

    Alfa MiTo
    1.3JTDM 3 problems, possibly... - Now fault code P0089 - pressure on injector support Hi all I have a 2011 1.3JTDM Mito. I got it 2 years ago at 57,000 miles, it has now just done 100,000 miles. Other than general poor wiring, all has been well up until now. Issue 1 Over the last few months...
  14. Non-Alfa Related - Labour laywer

    South Africa
    Hello all Do we have any South African labour laywers on AO SA ?
  15. x 2 PTE Reg plates for sale, 1 Alfa related

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Due to a death of a close relative, the following reg plates are now available for sale, if interested please get in touch. A "bog standard reg plate from DVLA startS at £250, so I would expect these to go for more. 763 NOG L4 LFY (L ALFY)
  16. Non Car related: For the tech guys

    South Africa
    So I'm looking for some tech guys with skills like front end and backend development, programmers etc any skills useful for software development, application development etc. The reason i am starting my search on an Alfa Forum is because I am looking for passion, and anybody who drives an Alfa...
  17. Non-Alfa related. CVT thoughts

    South Africa
    My car has gone in for a service and I have been given the Jeep Compass as a courtesy vehicle. The Jeep runs with CVT gearbox. It's interesting seeing under hard throttle how the revs sit at max power and the speed climbs. I must say I do not think I could ever get used to a transmission like...
  18. Help IDing GT engine part - clutch related?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey all, Apologies if this is a stupid query but I'm lost trying to find the answer in eLearn or other guides and would feel like a fool going to a mechanic over it :) Can anyone ID the parts in the attached photo? It's that mushroom shaped rubber bit in the centre with the two arms left &...
  19. Non-Alfa related - Golf GTi Mk1

    South Africa
    What do you think an unmolested original (well mostly) Mk1 GTi is worth ? Would anyone buy one ?
  20. mito alarm issues related to stop start

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi all, I have currently an issue with the alarm on my 1.3jtdm 2011 13k mile mito. It is the normal thing alarm sometimes works fine but invariably it goes off after locking ( about 1minute) I have tried tape over ultrasonic sensors with no effect and turning off switch up by mirror too. I had...