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  1. Spider Road Trip Article

    General Alfa Discussion
    At the end of August I took our Spider on a road trip to Italy and back via Zandvoort. I've written a short article on DriveTribe with pictures and video from the trip
  2. End of the road for my 166 Sportronic.

    Alfa 164 & 166
    13 years ago I needed an automatic car due to a knee injury. I bought an Autotrader magazine (remember them?), decided I couldn't be bothered looking through it & just bought the first car on page one. I'd never heard of a 166 but that was how I bought my first Alfa & very soon I formed a bond...
  3. Road noise

    Alfa Stelvio
    i am wondering if others have noticed an excessive road noise with their Stelvio. In mine it's almost as if the window is slightly open. granted I have 20" wheels, it feels excessive even compared to my previous 159 TI TBI. I am wondering if the door seals can be improved / upgraded?
  4. Spider Road Trip Video

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Morning all, for the latest episode of The Alfa Nut, I couldn’t resist dropping the roof on the Spider one last time before the weather changes and heading off on a road trip! Hope you can smell the sea air while you watch! Cheers Chris
  5. Car names for a friendly, kinder, road space.

    General Motoring Discussion
    With very aggressive looking cars on the road labelled with equally aggressive names, maybe it’s time for a gentler, softer approach to driving; one that can start with car names. Here’s your chance to come up with some car names you think would make the world a better place. Usual rules apply -...
  6. What does a deficit of 100hp+ feel and look like on the road?

    General Motoring Discussion
    Well, I was driving and was set upon by a fiesta ST(18 plate) and a Golf Gti(19 plate). Very long, straight section of an A road. I had no expectations, only curiosity. 6000 rpm in 3rd and then in 4th with foot planted. You know roughly where the speedo is by that. The GTI came by as if I...
  7. European road trip coming up

    Alfa Stelvio
    Driving through France and then on to the Swiss alps after that Really looking forward to seeing what this car is like on a long ride. Will try and get some nice pics of the car is the mountain passes but won;t be making it to the Stelvio pass this time round. Maybe next year. Anyone done...
  8. On the road again....

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    For another year. MOT passed? One thing the tester commented on was that the screen washers have too much flow and should be more of a mist? So what are everyone else's like and if I do have a problem what is it likely to be?
  9. Rolling road traction control issue on Mustang 4wd linked rolling road

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, After considering a remap for my 2013 Giulietta jtdm 170 for a while I decided to go with either NJS who I think supply the Celtic map or Viezu. I decided with Viezu in the end as they had a rolling road and the sales guy seemed helpful and told me that they would be able to put the new...
  10. European road trip

    General Motoring Discussion
    Sorry if this is the wrong thread, or if this has been posted before, but I'm trying to come up with a week long driving tour of the best European roads - and ideally stopping off at any interesting car related places (musuems, factories etc). This would be my first driving trip through Italy...
  11. Road Racing : Isle Of Man TT, NW200, UGP Etc. : 2019

    International Motor Sport
    Spoiler Alert If you haven't watched qualifying or the races & don't want to know the results best not look at this thread as it will contain spoilers, so don't say you weren't warned :p Also as there is/will be threads for MotoGP / WSB / BSB etc. please only post results or discussions...
  12. Road tax reminder. Slightly confused.

    General Motoring Discussion
    I had a busy day and the cabbage appointed to act as my brain is confused by my road tax reminder (I know it’s not called that.) For six month tax, I can pay £140.25. For six months tax, one off payment, I can pay £133.88. Both will be a one off payment so why the discrepancy? (I know it’s...
  13. Stelvio sturdy off road tyres anyone?

    Alfa Stelvio
    Hello Forum Basically I have a technical question, my Stelvio has the 20 inch alloys with the factory tyres. Now, I want to take the Stelvio over some dry dirt rocky (passable) paths. My question is, my other car (Jeep Wrangler) has some Cooper Discoverer STT Pro All-Terrain on them, which...
  14. Complete novice fast road engine build, help please!

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi all, I thought I’d start a separate engine thread as I’m rebuilding the engine from the GTV. The engine had been rebuilt by the PO, (camshafts are marked up) compression was good but the few times I had it running it was pretty rough. This was undiagnosed but I wanted to check everything...
  15. Fast road pads; opinions please.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, Following some hair raising-moments recently when braking during spirited, but not ridiculous, driving, I'm left wanting for just a little more bite and less fade. I know Ferodo DS2500 are good on V6 as had them mated to Alfaholics calipers on my previous car, but this is quite an...
  16. Rolling road results GTV V6

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My recently acquired GTV V6 was having a small patch of bodywork done and the place that does it has a rolling road so it was rude not to have it run up to check how healthy the engine is......thankfully it's very healthy. Engine wise it has a Ragazzon rear pipe and pipercross filter but is...
  17. Keeping old models on the road

    General Motoring Discussion
    It seems some British car makers (and others) are very concerned that future regulations will prevent cars with internal combustion engines from being used on the road. Specifically, they worry what this will mean for owners who still have classic or antique versions of their products, so...
  18. Putting 166 back on the road

    Alfa 164 & 166
    My 166 has been off the road since last May and today it is dawning on me the amount of work she is going to need to really put right , technically the alternator is gone but realistically she needs an awful lot to be back in good condition, I've sat down today and added up some costs...
  19. Limp mode the road vibration

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi All. While driving yesterday and on an overtake I lost power and only getting 1500 revs I assumed the car went into limp mode, I pulled in switched it off and then back on 10 minutes later, problem resolved except for engine management light. Some background.. this could be a coincidence...
  20. What is this road doing in my nav...?

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi all, there is a yellow and orange flashing road which periodically appears on my screen - please see image below. Now it can appear any time, sometimes a dual carriageway but usually not. The road shown in the image the main high street running through the centre of Wetherby and I know it...