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  1. International Motor Sport
    Another great rider loses his life practising for the North West 200 in N. Ireland. He was the brother of the late great Joey Dunlop who was killed racing in Estonia in 2000. I think road racers like these guys are the bravest of the brave, but by heaven its an awful price to pay. AlfaLincs
  2. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I wonder of anyone can help me with this please. My ALFA gt is just up for its 48,000 MILE service. Fine no problem, phoned around, one dealer - 450 quid!!!! Then when I said actually I thought I could get for around 300, they said well we could talk about the price, so let me get this...
  3. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    A friend that i have not seen in a while that had a passion for alfas has died in a car crash last week while driving his 33 down a country road near faygate in west sussex ,he was overtaking a car and hit a tree . He was a nice man that loved alfas and will be sorely missed ,rest in peace...
  4. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I couldn't start my car this morning on my drive so I had it towed away to a local garage. upon a brief inspection, they are saying teh cambelt has gone! I'm not sure when the last time it was done. They are saying I "might " be lucky and there may be no damage, therefore I could just get...
  5. Announcements & Comments
    Its with great sadness i inform you all of the sudden death of cul. Mark passed away in his sleep on monday 7th April 2008 aged 31. A true italian car fanatic owning a string of interesting cars including a Lancia Beta Coupe 2l as his first car after passing his test after 7 days! His current...
  6. General Alfa Discussion
    Loved watching him in the Nissan Primera, and me and my bro were saying other day when we saw old Primera, how we still when we look at them think of the touring car and how that makes the car seem 'cool'........ Had a great career. :cry: :( David Leslie (racing driver - Wikipedia, the free...
  7. General Alfa Discussion
    Reports in the Sunday Times suggest 'Dont call me Darling' is going to introduce a 'show room tax' on all new cars in this weeks budget. It will make it cheaper to buy a Prius but the bigger engined cars will get hammered by upto £2000-00 in extra taxation.This is going back to the bad old days...
  8. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My beautiful '98 156 V6 (69k miles, cosmos blue, tan Momo upholstery) died yesterday - apparently. The bonnet flew open at about 60 mph wrecking itself, the windscreen and the roof of the car - insurance company says it's a write off without even looking at it. I don't know how it happened but...
  9. International Motor Sport
    another old racing driver passes away:( tony rolt died on wednesday at the age of 89, he won le mans in 1953 and until his passing was the only driver left from the first season of F1. he competed in 3 british grand prix failing to finish any, his le mans win was the highlight of his career.
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi all alfa owners my alfa failed the mot with problems of emmision , i have an iratic idle problem and also its drinking alot of fuel i paid the garage 50 pounds for a diagnostics , she said its the maf and i need a new one , if that dont work i then need a new idle valve sensor , any ideas...
  11. General Alfa Discussion
    I just got my renewal thru. the post for my 156 - 2.5 V6. The policy was a continuation from my last car, which was arranged over the phone with Direct line. £324:45 fully comp etc. So I went to Direct Lines website and filled in my details, so for exactly the same policy, same drivers, and...
  12. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My insurance company said that if I replace my exhaust with a standard one then I have to pay a 25 pound admin charge. They then said if my BHP going up by more than 1 then I have to pay a minimum of 5% on top of my current premium!!! Is this right? My insurance is 3300 a year as it is!(I am 20...
  13. International Motor Sport
    Just read on the Eurosport pages that my favourite bike racer of all time has been killed in a road accident in Japan. Link I'm absolutely gutted. RIP Norick :( :( :(
  14. General Alfa Discussion
    I needed a set of 60mm wheel bolts for the 164 Q4's Pepperpots so checked eBay. Prestige Alfa were selling a set of 5 for £10.00. On checking the price I was told that as they had to pay for Alfa write offs but they did have sets (5) available. £40.00 seemed a bit steep so I contacted Tony...
  15. Motoring Images
    Oooo, lucky no one was in this one! "Fortunately this Alfa 75 was parked and unoccupied when a boulder fell from the surrounding hillside"
  16. Adrian Flux Insurance
    Hi I wonder if anyone might be able to help me with this. I recently cancelled my insurance with a major company and now they are charging me a £60 cancellation fee. The reason I cancelled the policy is that one night being a bit short of things to do I went on line and went to an insurance...
  17. Adrian Flux Insurance
    :mad: Don't insurance companies make your blood boil? My wife's is due for renewal, got the price from her existing company, Express for over £500. This is fully comp on a 2.0 147 Lusso with 5 yrs NCB. Did the usual hunting around, various comparision sites, Adrian Flux etc etc. Cheapest...
  18. Alfa 164 & 166
    I'm afraid that my 166 has died a rather violent death. About three weeks ago I was on the motorway when the main bearings on the crank decided they had enough. This in turn snapped a con rod which left a rather sizeable hole in the engine block. I got it towed to an alfa "specialist" who...
  19. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Here is an extract from an email recieved from a certain northern based hood company after I sent them an enquiry about the cost of getting the rear window section replaced on my spider, I'll let you decide what you think about it. "supply only for rear section would be £230 including VAT...
  20. General Alfa Discussion
    My much beloved 2001 166 TS has broken its big end bearings and the advice is that with the resulting damage, the engine is toast. My options are: Pay €3,500 all in for a new (Alfa recon) TS engine, and then keep the car for a few years. At least I have a new engine to take care of from the...
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