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  1. Safe cleaning of TS block for rebuild

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My engine builder has asked that I clean the block internally but I have some difficulty as the crankshaft has been left in situ (He says that the front pulley nut is very difficult to remove) and I am terrified that debris may go undetected. Is it safe to try and clean the block with the crank...
  2. Safe cleaning of TS block for rebuild

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    My engine builder has asked that I clean the block internally but I have some difficulty as the crankshaft has been left in situ (He says that the front pulley nut is very difficult to remove) and I am terrified that debris may go undetected. Is it safe to try and clean the block with the crank...
  3. Is it ever safe to use a phone in a car?

    General Motoring Discussion
    Discuss. One Golf, one Samsung paired to it. Phone rings. Ring tone (one of three, sound of which differs according to incoming call source) causes fluster in the car. Is it a mobile to mobile call, or Whats app, or a face time call? Italy calling! (not all of Italy, obviously), it must be...
  4. Wing Mirror covers: safe removal instructions?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, I tried using the forum search (by Google) but it turns the page blank? I have bought chrome mirror covers :-) I tried removing the stock covers but it feels as if I am doing something wrong. I have removed the mirror itself to get a better look but I can see only 3 of the 4 plugs holding...
  5. 156 2.5 v6 safe mode question

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Is it possible that my car is in safe mode limiting my throttle to 35% max (acceleration potentiometer) My car shows errors for first 5 fuel injectors (open circuit) Also can a bad remap cause damage to fuel injectors? Engine was just swapped and I find it hard to believe first 5 are bad
  6. Safe boost pressure.

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Hello everyone, I've been searching for information about safe boost pressure of stock turbo 1.9JTD 8v but without luck. It's a GT1749v if I'm not wrong. What is safe boost pressure for 24/7? I was wondering for 1.4bar.
  7. GTA2256V safe boost?

    Tuning & Upgrades
    The 20v 2.4JTDs have slightly better turbo than 10V's, GTA2256V vs GT2256V. I have no idea in what, maybe just better bearings... Mine has 517.000km, still working perfectly. Y currently drive it 2600mbar till 4000rpm, then fall quickly to 2400rpm at 4500. I very rarely punch it to +3700rpm...
  8. Is it safe to buy a used Quad

    Alfa Giulia
    my deal on a Speciale fell though so now I,m thinking about getting a used Quad. But is it safe to buy ? There are quite a few on Autotrader with a few thou miles on but I'm wondering if these are cars with problems that have been handed back by their first owners ?
  9. Is it safe to drive without the passenger seat?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi guys, as some of you might know, I took out all the seats to give the carpets and car a proper tidy up. I was just wondering however, is it safe or even drivable with the passenger and rear seats removed? I know there is a yellow wire that is unplugged at the moment which I believe is related...
  10. Is a Spider a safe choice if stored outside?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, Joined today, and after some advice. I have been toying with the idea of adding a car to my current fleet - somebody suggested Alfa, and having browsed the classifieds I like the look of the Brera - 2.2 petrol. I am aware that they can suffer timing chain stretch - but nothing else...
  11. Alfa Red - is it safe these days?

    Alfa Giulietta
    I bought my first Giulietta in Oct 2010 when Alfa Red was suspended due to the chipping problems. I then bought a 2011 Mito in Red which I had Ventureshielded on the bumper only. The bonnet chipped in a few places and I do a low mileage. So here I am in 2106, just been quoted £499 for a front...
  12. Advice for using a Ctek battery charger

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi there, I have a Ctek XS 0.8 battery charger and I want to use it on my Alfa GTV as I haven't used it since the 1st December. I can't use it for a few more weeks due to an operation so I want to top the battery up. The question I have is about connecting it to my GTV's battery. I presumed I...
  13. Safe to jump start?

    Alfa GTA
    Hi guys, is it safe to jump start my bosses motor with the GTA? I'm sure I've read about people killing things when jumping their cars ? But would this be ok?
  14. Magnesium Campagnolo wheels - safe to refurb?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi, I've picked up a nice set of the above Alfetta wheels, they need a refurb but i'm worried whether or not it's a good idea to use them. There's no visible cracks or damage but does the magnesium deteriorate as I've read that old ones may not be safe? Thanks
  15. Error code P0401 - safe to drive?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi! Alfa GT JTD, 10 yrs old - > got P0401 error code when driving home. No power loss or something special. Have been driving further for another 40 miles... but easy. Temperature around 5°C. BTW since colder days I saw that engine temperature was not at 90 but at 70°C if that has something to...
  16. 156 Engine safe mode???

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Ever since I've owned my '03 156 2.4 JTD 10v if had trouble if I've really floored it to overtake - engine system failure has flagged up, then a loss of power, like hitting a rev limiter. After that, things have settled down quickly, then carried on as normal. However today, I'd overtaken a car...
  17. Is it safe to assume that a strut brace for a 33 will fit a Sud?

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    I am pretty sure that the bolt pattern on the top of the struts are the same, but will a 33 strut brace work across the Sud engine bay. I can't see any reason why it wouldn't …. but does anyone know for sure? Thanks. E.
  18. New Bike safe aerodynamic trucks to be legislated by EU.

    General Motoring Discussion
    Looks like the EU is to introduce new legislation yo introduce HGVs that are both much safer for cyclists as well as more fuel efficient. This will radically change the way the roads look, as well as reducing truckers fuel bills. I actually find it a bit interesting, and shocking seeing so many...
  19. XP - still safe to run at home?

    The Technology Section
    Our old home PC runs XP & we've had messages to say we lose updates & support very soon. It's only really used to run our Accounts package (Quicken) so is it still viable as a home PC:confused: Thanks,
  20. how does safe mode works

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    hello everyone ! does anyone now how the safe mode works on the tbi motor ? i own a 2010 brera tbi and got a check engine message the car missfires and its about to stall when at safe mode i pulled out all coils No1 and No4 there was no difference in the engine's sound or fuction (No2 and No3...