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  1. Is our car ‘hobby’ being ruined?

    General Motoring Discussion
    I’m not sure whether this is a daft question or an important one; we’re all ICE car fans. Car-wise, are you annoyed/worried that your hobby/interest is moving so far away from what drew you to the hobby/interest in the first place? I’m sure electric cars have the ability to be fascinating...
  2. Error messages have Ruined my saturday afternoon!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I was out for a drive early this afternoon, its hot over here in nz today and had the AC cranked up to max, was nice and chilled out and then suddenly got a sequence of warning messages and beeps! This was followed up by a long sequence of colourful language :grumpy: 1. low beam automatism...
  3. Neighbours shed roof has ruined car

    General Motoring Discussion
    My daughter has just been round to show me the damage that her neighbours shed roof has inflicted upon here car. It appears that the new felting has ripped off and wrapped it's self over her car, major scratch damage to roof, rear quarter, passenger door, front wing, side window and rear quarter...
  4. I've ruined her good looks :(

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Pulling on to a roundabout yesterday the car in front stopped when there was nothing coming. I had no chance of stopping and smacked in to the back of them. As a result she's looking a little beaten up. At the time it looked just cosmetic but my work facilities called to say oil had poured...
  5. ECU ruined ... options

    Alfa GTA
    ECU ruined ... options My ecu died last night while driving home...:cry: and managed to hole the front bumper towing here home when the proper tow rope snapped and fired backwards through the bumper what are the replacement options new used.. etc.. anyone able to tell me why they just...
  6. I thought I had seen it all..

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Not a technical question but just a bit of fun. I'm all for individuality but I believe that this was a 147... at some point in it's life and it was only the door handle which made me look twice. :wow...
  7. Noooo! 166 ruined wiper linkage

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Been trying to fix my parked wipers position lately. Thought the connection between the wiper motor and the black rod on from the linkage part was kind of strange, didn't feel very solid. After a number of adjustments to the wipers I managed to get them to park in the right place, but they then...
  8. thermostat leak ruined my clutch?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Folks, if a thermostat housing leaks on a GT diesel, would this/can this cause the clutch actuator arm/bushes to rust up and stop moving so well? My lovely red mistress is in dry dock waiting for the warranty firm to refuse to pay out, so cannot get the lamp out an look myself. in 2 months of...
  9. Alfa 159 Ti brake callipers ruined

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys, Well I'm well and truly gutted. I went to take my car to be washed yesterday and noticed about an hour later that quite a bit of the laquor on the front callipers had come away! :( Not too sure how this has happened, I'm guessing it's the something to do with the cleaner that is...
  10. Oh gawd - that ruined my day...

    General Alfa Discussion
    Why is it that that things you prize most in life are the one's hardest to keep in good shape? T junction, stationary turning left and indicating waiting to go and ....nerf Offside rear corner scraped but not dislodged luckily. Loads of room and absolutely no reason for it. Thing is, he...
  11. Have I ruined my rear grooved discs and pads?

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Ok so some of you will know I'm running uprated grooved discs and track pads on the 156. The other week when it was mightly cold the handbrake cables that were only about 3 months old (they have gone back to alfa as faulty now with new ones free of charge) froze on. They did this on separate...
  12. Has this car been ruined

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Now im not a fan of aftermarket bodykits on the GTV or any other car for that matter, much preferring the original factory look. Just wondering what others thought of this car...
  13. Another young life ruined :)

    General Motoring Discussion
    My friend was about to buy his 1st car, so although I had my share of lobbing for something distinctive and stylish, resistance was futile :rant: He bought himself a Volkswagen Passat 1.9 TDi from 2000 with 81 kW. A red one :vomit: actually, he bought it from another friend, because it was...
  14. I won a MiTo, then a Drink Driver ruined my prize

    Motoring Images
    A very nice lady thoughtfully decided to smash into our Mito, Astra and front garden wall. :mad: Then tried to leave the scene.:tut: She was arrested after she blow over 3 times the limit. She still hasn't bothered the contact her insurance company yet. Steve:( Insurance company now notified...
  15. Is the front end ruined by number plates?

    General Alfa Discussion
    I love the styling and individuality of the traditional Alfa front end (e.g on the 159, Mito, 147 etc)... But don't you think that big, boring number plate on the side ruins it? I think they should make Alfas exempt from requiring front number plates :p PS: yes, I probably should have better...
  16. Scuffed Wheel-arch (she is ruined!)

    Alfa MiTo
    :cry: Today I have added about 6 scuff / scratches into the rear passenger side wheel-arch of my Etna Black Mito (tried to negotiate the world's worst-angled and narrow drive and met with a wall) Does anyone have any idea how much this might cost to fix?? (I will try and get photos):cry:
  17. Ruined 155 Q4

    Motoring Images
    I stumbled across this whilst killing time at work. Words fail me: :wow: AutoScout24: pagina di dettaglio
  18. ruined brake system?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I just flushed and bled my gtv brake system and refilled with mineral brake fluid (dot4) and then read the owners manual and noticed that the fluid should be synthetic..................have I stuffed all the rubber components in my brake system!
  19. Honey, they ruined my car!!!!

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi everybody, I found some pretty nasty 147s on the Web. Clearly the owners have been (fashion) victim of the "Pimp my Ride" effect. So, I am asking myself: Why do people want to do that to their Alfa? To my opinion, exterior tuning is beneficial to cars suffering of a lack of style (Fiat...
  20. A great day ruined!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    i was about to pick up my new 147 jtd m, due to mortgages and kids etc this was my first new car since 1976.. when they brought it round it looked fantastic, we where thrilled! we pulled off the forecourt looked at each other and smiled.:D at the first set of lights i stopped for a few...