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  1. Alfa159 2.4 ti startup blue smoke and ropey start

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have a 2009 alfa 159 2.4 ti And starting it in the morning or after it has been idle for a couple hours is proving to be problematic. It takes 2-3 attempts to start and when it does start a big puff of blue smoke appears but after that there is no more smoke. The car feels very ropey and kind...
  2. some ropey pics of my GTV

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    had it for a few months but not posted any pics yet. was a bit dark, but i'd just give her a good soap and wax (and then i washed my car :D ) hope i've not balls'd the links up.
  3. Ropey Pub or Poncey Bar

    Poll Room
    Following on from a virtual conversation i had with Roswell earlier............ Where would you rather spend time drinking folks, in a Ropey Pub or a Poncey Bar ? :confused: I know theres options in between, but if you had the choice of the 2, all parameters being equal, what would you plump...
  4. Ropey 3.2 GT

    Alfa GTA
    Running down the M27 this morning and noticed up ahead a car spilling ( what seemed like ) large ammounts of white smoke as it joined the motorway from the accel lane, thought hmm that cars not got many miles to go. Then got closer and noticed it was a GT in 3.2 flavour, shocked. He stayed...
  5. Ropey engine sound under 2000 rpm

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, my 96 GTV sounds really crap under 2K revs. I've read on other threads that it could be variator and tensioners causing a diesel type of sound. Now, I don't know a great deal about engines, but 2 years ago a garage asured me that they had changed these along with the cam belts. It's only...