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  1. Love/hate relationship

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Had a day in the car and randomly the ASR, hill climb, and the engine check (amongst other) lights came on. Limp mode, key out and restart, engine light still on, curse the damn thing, get home, get back in 10 mins later and back to normal.... Anyone else ever had a similar experience? Like me...
  2. My 25 year relationship - it's all over now

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    She's gone. My lovely '72 S2 spider was taken away today by the new owner. So sad to see her go and feeling a real sense of personal failure as I always promised myself I'd restore it to good nick and I failed in that after being seduced by her sexy sister, Giulia GT. She was chassis 2470001...
  3. Phase 2 ABS and Speedo relationship

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    On a phase 2, am I right in thinking that the ABS unit through its wheel sensors determine how fast the car is going, giving the reading on my dash? My ABS light is on and the speedo has stopped working. Does only one ABS sensor determine speed. If so then my initial thinking is that I only...
  4. Need advice over my relationship with my 159

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I bought my 159 1.9JTDM just over 12 months ago. I love her looks, she's stunning, even though pretty standard. Sadly, i'm now seriously considering of the future. Do I keep her or do I sell up now? Here's what we've been though since September 2010 Cambelt/Waterpump changed a few K before...
  5. the end of a beautiful relationship?

    Republic of Ireland
    ....well times are tough, the wife has lost her job, & i'm not sure i can justify having a 2ltr 166 anymore, so i'm thinking the un-thinkable, selling the best ALfa i've ever owned. If anyone's interested, she's a 2000 with 80k miles, belts done in Jan 10, NCT to Jan 12. Nice full leather...
  6. Cambelts and their relationship with "braking"

    South Africa
    What is it with Alfa's and its tendency to bend people's valves? My machie in Cape Town, George La'Batte, had numerous 145's and 156's with bent valves...when asked why this happens so much, he simply replies "stupid owners!" Now is this the owners fault or what? I know of a couple of people...
  7. Not a Happy Relationship

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Sorry guys I know how committed and dedicated to the GTV you are and it pains me to say this. My 2000 GTV, a beautiful looking car for sure has in nearly 35 years of motoring caused me more problems over 6 months of ownership than I care to recall. Main issues and some more serious than others...
  8. New relationship

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi. I am now a first time Alfa owner. Looking forward to my new relationship :) Very different for my previous experiences. All long term :)
  9. A dangerous relationship.

    General Alfa Discussion
    As posted elswhere I got my GTV back from the repairers this week. LizR (147 1.6) and me (GTV 2.0) had to go "somewhere" today. Liz asked to go "first" and I followed. It was fun. I was right behind her as we joined a major A road. Coming down the slip road with Liz in front I was looking back...
  10. Love hate relationship...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a 2001, 156 2.0 T-Spark Veloce with 31k miles and I've had it for 2 years. Things I like about it: It looks great. On a dead flat road it really drives great, its good on motorways. Its actually pretty quick above 4,000 revs. Its never actually broken down to the point of not working...
  11. Renewed relationship with Alfa

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi all, I've recently bought a 2.0 TS 166 with 76,000 miles (November last year). Year 2000. :) and I used this web site for initial research. Had previously owned a company supplied Nissian Terrano 4x4. What a joy to start driving again. Previous to the Teranno, I had a 1.8l 156 for a...
  12. My love/hate relationship with my new selespeed.

    General Alfa Discussion
    My love/hate relationship with my new selespeed. Hate!… I suspect that all selespeed owners will know what I mean if I say ‘random automatic down changes’… AAARRRGGGHHHH!!! This is a problem that affects both automatic ‘city’ mode and manual gear changing and its very annoying. For example…In...
  13. Your relationship with GT...

    Poll Room
    So... the GT has been out for quite a while now... but how well have you gotten to know her? :confused:
  14. Starting to appreciate why Alfa owners have a love-hate relationship with their cars!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I can't believe it...it's only 10 days old. less than 500 kms on the clock and already it's had to go into the garage - just when I was starting to have some fun with it! :( Something's wrong with the car since the EOBD sensor just keeps coming on and cutting off fuel/power to the engine...
  15. Alfisti's relationship with other marques

    General Alfa Discussion
    <font size="4">Text Hi all I'm just wondering what your relationship is with other marques. I've seen someone in here with BMWkiller or something like that. Perhaps it would be interesting to see what Alfisti's relationship with other marques and how it differs ard the world I have read...
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