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  1. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Does anyone know where I can get the aircon compressor repaired, or a good place to buy a new one. It has developed a leak.
  2. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I just had a sump replace done after I cracked mine. The oil light is staying on. The "mechanic" who did the job was rough as anything and I am concerned he may have done some damage. He is suggesting that there is a lack of oil pressure as a result of the car sitting without oil for a couple of...
  3. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Decided not to fix the old girl - and stick to the Z4M for the commute - so it's now on eBay :grumpy: Rather sell it for spares than take the £178 I've been offered as scrap.
  4. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, After doing a Google search, it turns out that the wiper linkage on the right hand side of Alfa Romeo 147s is a particular weak spot. Rather that replace my broken wiper linkage with a new or second hand unit, I thought I’d have a go at repairing it. Following are the steps I used to...
  5. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi got several unpleasant surprises after taking my 156 to the repairmen, for a turbocharger change. so far the main change of the turbocharger seems ok but I know have a faulty AC. Before going back to them, I'd like to check a couple of things. Before the turbo operation -which has nothing to...
  6. Alfa Giulia
    I was hit by a deer ? last night. I’m fine but Sadly the police told me they had to put the deer down. This is how my Giulia looks...dislocated. For the expertise Alfistas, is there anyway to fix this (noting the hinges are broken) privately or better not to bother and go ahead with the...
  7. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi all, My prop shaft has developed a slight wobbling noise when accelerating from a stand still. I’ve been told it’s the prop shaft. Does anyone know of a replacement bearing kit and rubber seal etc to repair this? The car is a 2007 Spider 3.2 Auto Q4 TIA
  8. Alfa Giulia
    Hi, Std Veloce (280) due in a couple of weeks - Alfa Red. I previously had a red vehicle back in the 90's, looked very nice but was a magnet for chips and scuffs. Being a flat colour I expect to show all the crap. With that thought in mind I have agreed the Smart Repair and Supagard, the idea...
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Has anyone replaced the brake lines where they corrode just as they disappear under the car behind the front wheel arch. They seem to be larger than the 3/16 , probably 10mm . Does anyone know of a kit that I can use like 2 connection unions and a new bit of pipe .IE : Flaring with an inline...
  10. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    I know this has been covered in the past but sometimes it's worth posting again. Please ignore this if it annoys you to see it repeated. My menu button had stopped working, along with the dashboard dimmer. It was only really a problem when the clocks change, but I could use MultiECU Scan and...
  11. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, May be of interest to someone - as per the post title I see that sill repair panels are available @ Partsworld. Regards Jim
  12. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Spider S2, in my other thread I've been changing a drive shaft seal but discovered that it was leaking because there is a big groove in the half shaft right over where the seal sits, so I'm in the market for a half shaft unless it can be repaired? - anyone? - thanks PS no idea how its lasted...
  13. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi, The bonnet of my 159 is peppered with stone chips. I would like to get them touched up and wondered whether it was something which I could do myself (provided I can get the correct paint code), or whether I'm better off having the bonnet resprayed? Thanks in advance.
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I am having problems googling out how much should some pretty standard repairs on my 3.2 GT (2005, just short of 160tkm) take to professional mechanic. I brought the car for general "getting ready" right after purchase. Quick summary of what the garage did on my 3.2 GT: cambelt (with tensioners...
  15. Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi, the current ECU in my 166 (0261207399) has been repaired however the CODE funtion wont allow the car to run. It has new software in it and all other warning lights and error codes are gone. Any ideas?
  16. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi there, does anyone know if I guilietta repair manual can be bought in English? All manuals I can find on line appear to be Italian only?
  17. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I got hit by another car who pulled out without looking - damaged nearside rear wing and dented alloy. I'll be claiming under the other driver's insurance, can anyone recommend a really good Alfa bodyshop south London Surrey area? Not sure whether the wing can be repaired or insist on a new wing?
  18. Alfa MiTo
    Hi Alfa fans. I've recently noticed that someone must've nudged my car when parking at some point and broken the front grill - the piece of chrome effect second from the top is missing and the badge has cracked letting in water and fading fast. (picture below) I've had a few quotes to repair...
  19. Alfa MiTo
    I'm hoping for some opinions to help make up my mind. The mito I purchased almost 6 months ago has some serious gunk issues. There is no excuse for me not picking up on this earlier, other than thinking I was purchasing from a reputable garage, but lesson learned. The two pictures show the...
  20. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, I bought and picked up a 1998 916 2.0 TS Spider last week. 35 miles down the road, I had loss of power, pulled over and some steam came out of the engine. The car now refuses to start. I’ve fully recharged the battery and the engine is trying to turn. The only other thing worth noting is...