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  1. Rip off Britain-fuel

    General Motoring Discussion
    I happened to turn on the TV this morning over breakfast and the long debated on here topic of "fuel" was being discussed. It was relating to a lady who's car had been basically ruined by bad fuel from her local petrol station. Now, they went to state that this appeared to be an isolated...
  2. RIP Niki Lauda

    International Motor Sport
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48345660?fbclid=IwAR0njR9LXonJYvPAjJCIddkAwvgaPgCd-sSNjaMep59OryDgOON8R3UQa6Y
  3. RIP Gina T

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Yes, her name was Gina and definitely no one else thought of that for their GT! Despite prolonging her with the help of everyone here, things did not go well with the injectors. After they finally came out and were replaced, the problem was worse if anything. My mechanic says there's something...
  4. R.I.P. 'Reddun'

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Sad day for me, had to scrap my faithful old 156 2.5 . We'd been together for 11 years :crying: Floor rotted out etc. Oh well !, i've still got my 156 GTA and GTV 3.0 :classic:
  5. Specialist garages and rip off merchants

    General Motoring Discussion
    There seems to be 3 categories when it comes to car owners. 1) The type that can repair or fit almost anything and takes pride knowing they done the work themselves without paying labour for someone else to do it. 2) The type that can tackle the easy jobs themselves, some basic servicing...
  6. RIP for those who knew him

    Alfa 164 & 166
    RIP George (Pendragonfalls): https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/republic-of-ireland/1167697-very-sad-news-george-pendragonfalls.html George did own a silver pre-facelift 166TS and would have frequented this forum a few years back He will be sadly missed :vs_sad:
  7. Oil rip off

    4C & 4C Spider
    Just had the 2nd service performed at a touch over 7k miles, I'd forgotten the Oil only comes in 5litre bottles and the engine needs 5.8 at service, I now have enough oil to cover the 3rd service, thanks Petronas.
  8. RIP Nicky Hayden

    International Motor Sport
    another World Champion cut down by a head injury whilst doing a so-called, safer activity... Nicky Hayden: Ex-MotoGP champion dies after cycling accident - BBC Sport
  9. R.I.P John Surtees, an All-Time Great

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    John Surtees died aged 83 on Friday. The only man ever to win the World Championship on two wheels and four. I watched him many times and marvelled at his speed, even in his seventies, particularly once at the Goodwood Revival, driving Nick mason's Ferrari 250 GTO to victory , where he was miles...
  10. RIP Eddie Keisan

    South Africa
    Eddie Keizan: The Tale of a Motorsport Tiger By Greg Mills Eddie Keizan, South African motorsport legend, industrialist, entrepreneur, family man, conservationist and philanthropist, died in Johannesburg on 21 May 2016 at the age of 71. GREG MILLS pays tribute. There are two ways to remember...
  11. Rip 147

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    well i managed to reverse into a metal barrier in a car park last week like an absolute dingbat :depressed: don't really have the funds for another car so will be hunting for a replacement rear bumper for the time being but the damage on the rear quarter of the car looks nasty. first accident...
  12. 159 2.4 SW R.I.P. - What next?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Sadly I had a collision with a large deer on Saturday evening and my 159 2.4 SW Lusso is no more. I had owned her for 7 yrs, she had done 168,000 miles and I was holding out for a new Giulia. Be careful on those Peak District moors. I guess many people have had the same problem deciding what...
  13. RIP my Guili

    Alfa Giulietta
    I was driving home from work on Thursday, minding my own business. However I saw an Audi A3 coming upto a junction but given that the road I was on had quite a lot of parked cars on it I eased off as it looked like his didn't see me. Then he stopped which implied to me that he did see me so I...
  14. Absolute rip off

    Alfa Giulietta
    Son has just taken his car in for a 9k check and been relieved of £95 in the process,
  15. Gtv rip

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Catastrophic rot in my Dad's 2001 GTV, see attached pic of the suspension tower. Sad day indeed, told him he should have got it waxolyed!
  16. RIP Erik Carlsson

    International Motor Sport
    aka Mr SAAB, Obituary: Erik Carlsson 1929-2015 - WRC news - AUTOSPORT.com :depressed:
  17. :'( R.I.P, Bye bye, Alfa 156 (crashed, wrecked)

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi all, You'd probably have seen any of my post trying to fix the car :D. I came to a balance where I was happy with the car, and I didn't care the power loss on low revs<1500 or 4000+ rpm. It was starting to be a nice experience...but today I made a mistake while driving... I made a curve from...
  18. Alfa Romeo 156 2.0JTS engine RIP

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Looks like I am now on the lookout for a new car. Need to decide what to do with my old one and what to buy as replacement. Anyone any thoughts (ball park!) on what I might get for a car without a running engine?!? Cylinders 1 and 3 lost compression, oil vanished. Got a stainless steel...
  19. R.I.P Dave Hastie

    South Africa
    On a very sad note prolific racing photographer and Zwartkops Owners Club founder Dave Hastie succumbed to the injuries he received from a super kart careering of circuit during practice on Friday. Dave will be remembered for his record keeping (pictures, lap records, event write ups) and his...
  20. RIP Rat

    General Alfa Discussion
    Alfa 1 Rat 0 A bit gruesome I know, but I struck a rat crossing the road on Saturday night - it wasn't wearing Hi-Vis. Last night it's decapitated remains were still visible at the side of the road - should I report it:rolleyes:
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