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  1. Giulia Sales in Europe and US...another 159 saga?

    Alfa Giulia
    Giulia sales figures in both continents have literally halved in the period up to March last year...! What is it that makes such struggle to sell such beautiful work of art? Dealers network, alfisisti being endangered species or Alfa Romeo historical shambolic customer service? Sales data in...
  2. Air-con saga

    Alfa GTA
    So my air con still isn't working after a few garage visits. 1st visit (local garage) told me that compressor and condenser were both in need of replacement, but there was also an electrical problem. 2nd visit (Pud) : Replaced those two parts for me. (To be clear, as I've just realised this...
  3. SAGA !!!!!! Remote boot release not working 6 yrs and counting

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hoping the electrics Guru that is PKR is able to help me on this Mine is a May 1998 PH1 3L, the pictures i have are to the left of the boot area directly under the rear left speaker, 2 pic of this same area, PKR wrote on another threat where someone had various lights and other non...
  4. My Quadrifoglio saga..

    Alfa Giulia
    Where to begin... short version is that my QV arrived at dealership early Feb and I arranged for a 1st March pickup. Now 24th Mar, I'm still waiting and no indication of when I'll get it. (very) long version.. I've bought 3 cars brand new, a Honda and two BMW's and have never experienced or...
  5. 2.4 Oil Leak Saga Continues

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    found the worst part of my oil leak. the pipe that leads from the oil filler housing, round to the oil segragator and down to the block. since rectifying that ive had it pressure washed off in the hope that would be the end of it. i planned to fix my dicky horn in the next couple of weeks and...
  6. Broken temp gauge... The saga continues

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    The story so far... My temp gauge had stopped working a while ago and I assumed it was the sender. I ordered another on eBay but they sent the wrong one (2 pin not 4). Any way, after getting stuck in traffic the gauge actually moved (normally I only drive on open roads) and after posting on here...
  7. The saga continues....

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    After all the work I had done on the front end of the Alfa (upper & lower wishbones, shocks/springs/mounts, track rod ends and ARB drop links...the list goes on..) I had the garage re-align the tracking at the front. Long story short and 3 attempts I lost faith in their ability to get it tracked...
  8. windscreen Replacement saga

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Numptional Windscreens. . . those chaps are an absolute shower!! I ring them up from Aviva's windscreen line to get it replaced, 3" crack across the A Zone from a large brick, "certainly sir, does your car have the automatic wipers?" "Yes it does have a rain sensor." "Very good sir well be with...
  9. Rear wiper ongoing saga!

    Alfa Giulietta
    Alfa Romeo Giulietta 2011 1.6 JTDM 76k I've posted on here a few times about this! - so far the garage I bought my car from in July has been unable to fix my rear wiper! Wiper won't park properly or sometimes won't switch off... If all points to rear loom, I should add that all other...
  10. Alfa, the oil saga continues

    South Africa
    So I went to pick my car up from it's service. Got a warm welcome, keys handed to me telling me all was perfect and a salute. I stopped the service rep and asked him for the service invoice (something they do not seem to give unless explicitly asked). He handed it to me and I read through the...
  11. 159 - the saga so far

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    LONG post alert! In the hope that this helps someone identify a potential or current issue with their Alfa, I'm posting my first Alfa experience. It's been a stressful time but I absolutely love the car and don't want to quit! Any advice welcome on the on-going MAF stutter. I bought an 07 reg...
  12. Yikes ... 159 saga

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've been reading the posts here for some time but recent events have caused me to want to post ... at least for some support and helpful suggestions, and maybe to help others. I've had my Alfa 159 1.9 JTDm Lusso SW for nearly three years now. On an 07 plate, I have had the usual fixes in my...
  13. 156 Water in sill (part of a long saga)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Alfa 156 saloon 1998 Last year realised water was getting in the passenger side. There were a few suspect causes....I have done following so far: 1. Plenum - Cleaned out/drain cleared and flowing. 2. Door membrane ripped round speaker hole - Repaired 2. Door seal - Replaced. 3. Bulkhead...
  14. My JTS saga continues: full exhaust and map at Alfatune

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So I'm obviously a bit odd, because unlike many, I believe a JTS to be worth actually bothering with, and so that brings us to another episode of me meddling with it. A long time ago I put it on a dyno and got pretty much what I expected. A bit later I then had the head rebuilt - carbon horror...
  15. Ongoing saga of rear windscreen wiper problem

    Alfa Giulietta
    After five trips to an independent Alfa specialist for repairs, my rear windscreen wiper is still not parking correctly. Several (very competent) mechanics have tried soldering loose wires together, replacing the wiper motor, diagnostics, and looked into replacing the body computer. They have...
  16. End of change oil light saga.

    Alfa Giulietta
    So 2 weeks ago annoying change oil light starts bugging me on my Giulietta 170 diesel veloce.Inspite of the fact that car was only serviced in Feb 2014.Simple fix?Went to local dealer (non alfa) part of national chain I bought vehicle from. They put it on their diagnostic system but didn't have...
  17. The "water in the boot" saga

    Alfa Giulietta
    My Giulietta had her first 2 year full service today and I asked the dealer to check a couple of issues: rusty wheel nuts (changed), rust patina on the brakes (not changed as apparently not covered by warranty) and the nasty little dribble of water often found in the boot lock compartment or...
  18. Door check strap saga solved.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Due to the non-availability of new check straps and the extortionate prices being charged by breakers for second hand straps .. I decided to do a bit of research.. After a couple of hours looking at pics on the internet, I came to the conclusion that a Fiat Punto check strap was pretty much the...
  19. reverse light not working - the saga continues

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Ok chaps, for those of you who haven't seen my previous posts, I have a problem with my reverse light/parking sensors/rearview mirrors. Whenever you engage reverse, a sensor installed on the gearbox housing, under the battery tray, is pressed, this sensor switches on the reverse light, rear...
  20. The continued MOT saga

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So after failing my MOT on the CO emmisions, I have given the car a full service, cleaned out the engine using a variety of different engine flushes, have changed spark plugs and coil packs and am now stumped. I am really not wanting to think about the little furry pet that could be the culprate...
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