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  1. RIP my 159 Sportwagon

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Not sure where to put this! It's not strictly technical, but... So, my gearbox went and it wouldn't change above third. Turns out not to be a cost-effective repair. Argh. So I have a 142k 2007 1.9 Jtd Sportwagon with a decently running engine, new EGR, recently serviced etc. I'm getting a new...
  2. iPod Classic : RIP

    The Technology Section
    After almost 13 years the iPod Classic signs off R.I.P. iPod Classic: Apple quietly kills the iPod Classic | What Hi-Fi? :cry: My Black iPod 30GB bought in June '06 is still alive & spends it's life permanently in my Alfa :thumbs: I can't remember the last time I synced it with iTunes, it's at...
  3. Rip 166 v6 2.5 24v love of my life

    Alfa 164 & 166
    So it has come to this, my starter motor gone, failed water pump and possible blown head gasket. Simply Alfa, where my car lies, have said get rid as it'll cost you double what the car is worth to fix. I've been in limbo for a week now, deciding what to do. I can't let my baby me torn up and...
  4. R.I.P. Bella

    General Alfa Discussion
    :cry: Hi all, it's been a while! And sadly, I'm returning with bad news! Last Wednesday evening I was on the autobahn heading for a ferry in France when I was cut up by a lorry on a motorway junction then hit by another! The first plonker simply started drifting into my lane, he was halfway...
  5. RIP - Little 147

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As title says, managed to write off my daily runner this morning @ 06:00, car ended up on the roof :roll eyes:. Swerved to miss a deer that was standing in the road. No damage to me apart from fighting with the brambles getting out of the car. So now off to get another daily driver...
  6. RIP Lancia?

    General Motoring Discussion
    Just seen this on another site: Lancia to trim lineup, sell cars exclusively in Italy | Ran When Parked If this is true, then sad, sad times for Lancia. What a tragic end to such an iconic brand. Always said desperate badge engineering may eventually lead to total destruction of a brand!:tut...
  7. rip micheal schumaker

    International Motor Sport
    im sorry guys facebook lied to me! my appologies!
  8. Rappers rip the pish out of a 190.

    General Motoring Discussion
    The Mighty 190 [Official Music Video] - YouTube This jokey video parody is rich with tongue-in-cheek references to McDonalds, rap, rappers, speed freaks and schmuck drug dealers scooting around in dodgy old mine. :lol: "If you wanna be the man with the master plan, you wanna get a...
  9. RIP red spider.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Thanks to all of you accepting parts from my broken spider. On it's way to it final resting place... I still have some parts in the shed that I though might be useful: Rear light cluster, hood cover release motors, fist size flaps over hood frame, rubber seal around front windscreen and boot...
  10. RIP Paul Walker

    General Motoring Discussion
    Paul Walker: Fast And The Furious Actor Dies
  11. R.I.P. Alan Simonsen

    International Motor Sport
    I was deeply saddened last night to hear of the death of a former colleague, International racing driver and all round great guy Allan Simonsen in the Le Mans 24 hour race yesterday. Apparently Allan crashed out in his Aston Martin on lap 8 after starting from pole position in his class, and...
  12. Project: Zeatek under tray Rip off... Mine but, better

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Well finally got round to removing the old battered under tray from the old girl today. I had no excuse as I was recently given a 1500 x 1200 sheet of 3 mm marine grade aluminum for FREE:D So here goes my take on the extortionate costing Zeatek Alloy under tray. It has been measured out...
  13. RIP Frank Thornton

    Way Off Topic
    BBC News - Obituary: Frank Thornton
  14. R.I.P Alfa :(

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, I've just been in an accident this morning with another car, no-one was hurt, car was badly damaged, front bumper, pass wing & pass Door crumpled in. been told bad news that its a write-off by the insurance company, they will offer me £1500 for my alfa, which seems really reasonable, im...
  15. RIP Dave Charlton

    South Africa
    :( Dave Charlton - The end of an era - IOL Motoring Motorsport | I had the pleasure of meeting him once.... what a nice guy.... Dave Charlton - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia RIP Charlie
  16. RIP Howard Strawford

    South West
    Hi all, Just heard the sad news for Castle Combe Circuit, and motor sport, especially in the south west and wales, and in general that the man responsible for saving Castle Combe race circuit and making it what it is today passed away this morning after suffering a stroke earlier in the week...
  17. HGF Rip - Had to break my 05 GT JTS for parts

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    Last nov my car suffered a head gasket failure and took the decision to break the car for parts which has been a weird experience as I was taking apart given the car was A1 condition elsewhere. Anyway the car is virtually a shell now with all bits removed and bagged, much has sold, but the...
  18. R.I.P alfa sportswagon

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Well i have not been that lucky lately first i was hit on a rounabout took 8 weks to fix then the other night i pulled out of a junction and bammm . whole front end bumper ,wing, headlight , wheel and drivers door ...... dont think i will be getting her back :cry::cry::cry::cry:
  19. Anti roll bar rip off?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Took Alf into local Alfa specialist today to get them to rectify the usual suspension problems knocking over uneven surfaces, creaking over speed humps. They said the anti roll bar itself was shot (60k car) bushes 'slightly' worn but 'ok'. In the end I agreed (need car back & knocking was...
  20. RIP Dinah Sheridan.

    Motoring Images
    :( BBC News - Actress Dinah Sheridan dies at 92