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  1. Scary Loss of Power

    Alfa Giulia
    A weird and scary thing happened to me the other day... Cold morning, just set off from home and waiting to pull out on to a busy 'A' road. Saw a gap in the traffic and endeavored to pull out - No Power!! Car crawled to the centre of the road with cars bearing down on me Engine still running but...
  2. Scary incident

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    About a week ago, after driving off from my garage, my 1999 156 Selespeed was misbehaving. As I kept on driving, the car suddenly came to a jolting halt with a stalled engine. I started the car again and kept on driving, but it seemed as if the clutch was slipping every time there was a gear...
  3. Scary moments

    South Africa
    Well, today I had one of these really scary moments. I was cruising along the busyish Jhb highways at 140 k's in the fast lane, concentrating on the traffic around me ... when I suddenly spotted a piece of concrete coming hurtling towards me. It had roughly 50x50 cm of size, a piece that looked...
  4. Scary !

    Alfa GTA
    Had a bit of a shock driving home from Barmouth late on Thursday, I'd just changed down to 3rd and overtook the car in front when I had a total engine shutdown :eek:, selected neutral to maintain momentum and re-started engine to regain steering and brakes, it started ok but revs going up and...
  5. Scary brake moment

    Alfa GTA
    Had this fault a happen a couple of times before but at low speeds. Tonight it was 80 mph in the fast lane of the motorway and it wasn't nice. The fault- For no reason and without warning the drivers side front wheel brakes itself hard and sharp and yellow light blinks on and off (abs I think...
  6. Suspension & Handling Problem ....Bit Scary

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Have a new knocking issue , more of a rattle at driver front end as mentioned on my previous thread. Hoped to have it looked at today but local Alfa specialist is run of his feet this being the first day open after New Year. Car is booked in for next Monday. I have discovered today that the car...
  7. Scary steering problem

    Alfa MiTo
    Has anyone come across this before; Driving on the motorway on Monday in All weather mode. Warning beep, all weather unavailable followed by handbrake, hill start and power steering or what ever the exact warning titles are. Steering went a bit stiff then altogether locked. Got towed away...
  8. Slightly scary lighting fault

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi, wonder if anyone else has had the same problem as me... Last night, I drove from work to a friends in the dark and the headlights worked fine. A few hours later, I got back in my car to drive home and noticed that there was something very wrong with my lights: - when I turned them on, the...
  9. eek! Scary tyre wear!!

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Was just checking over the car before taking her to the body shop and i noticed the rear tyres have got scary tyre wear in the inside....pretty annoying since the rest of the tyre has loads of tread left :cry: I'm guessing this is cause of the merc bushes failing? Or what other bits and bobs...
  10. Scary half hour !

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Well after taking the 166 away for the weekend and after covering a trouble free 400 miles i had to stop on the way home to drop my daughter off before continuing the last 30 miles home. After stopping for about 20 minutes we started off in traffic through the town and a casual glance at the...
  11. Scary stuff. Whats up with it?

    Alfa GTA
    Driving home tonight on the motorway and got an EBD warning, followed by ABS failure, and then the lights cut out along with the info panel. Seriously scary. I stopped, restarted the car and it was ok. Drove another few hundred yards and the same happened. Stopped again, started moving again...
  12. Another very scary bodykit

    South Africa
    I'm just plain speechless!!
  13. Scary stuff

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Through sheer boredom, last night I started going through my receipts to calculate what my 166 has cost me over two years of ownership. There were so many I decided to stick it into a Word document (sad I know)! It makes for some interesting spending. Obviously the total can be reduced as I...
  14. 147 scary gearbox

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a 2001 147 2ltr selespeed, Drives like a dream when cold, it then warms and the dramas start. Drops into neutral loses of drive and sound like some pump is going nuts with disconnecting the battery the only cure. However once the fault has happened thats it it stops every 2 mins and is...
  15. Scary - time you will never get back!

    South Africa
    Check under your public profile for time spent on the board! It's scary, but at least you can justify it some extent as class time:lol:!
  16. Hi just got my first alfa - a 159 its scary

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi My new Lusso has so much technology i'm panicking..... whats more the clutch pedal seems to stick this me being nervous? thx claresw1:confused:
  17. Scary Alfa's (I mean Scary)

    South Africa
    I thought I'd start this thread. The idea is sort-of like the Carbage site that TopGear had. I saw this poor mutant thing across from Spar-on-spares as I went in to get the oil and stuff. I'm sure there are others almost as bad. :vomit: Sorry about the poor pic, this bra was checking me out...
  18. Scary moment while jacking the GTV

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I thought I'd give my n/s pads and callipers a quick clean yesterday as they've been squealing. The GTV is too low slung to get my dad's trolley jack underneath it, so my usual tactic is to use a scissor jack to lift the car enough to get the trolley underneath. As this was only a ten-minute...
  19. Scary Metal on Metal sound on turning left.

    Alfa MiTo
    hellooo people. I cant explain how much i love my car and i think ill never ever buy a german car any more. i dont hink ill be able to move out of alfa. My mito makes a weird metal on metal skidding noise especially when iturn left. It was rare before its becmming increasingly persisitent now...
  20. Very scary problem!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi folks, I just wanted to tell you about a problem I had with my 2004 GT. For about a week or so there has been a knocking sound at the front right when going over uneven ground, sounds like the bushes on a cv joint had gone or something. So I was aware that it would have to go into the...