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  1. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So, Had a bit of knock from the front a few days so thought I'd best investigate. Didn't go well!! Found: 1. Front lower O/S wishbone, huge play in the mounting (I've been turning the radio up! [emoji16]). So much so it's caused problems with the driveshaft. I think the in/out move has damaged...
  2. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a 58 reg GT 1.9 jtdm which has just failed needing a clutch and flywheel costing £1200. I am thinking that it is not worth spending anymore cash on it, searches suggest a value as a runner would be about £2000. Should I scrap it or sell it as a non runner? Does anyone know of a specialist...
  3. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, Trying to assess if the 28ft is worth saving, as was going to sell her, not used in 6 months, as we got bigger cars and kept as a spare, but just been sat there, bless her. Presented for mot and failed on rusted back box, want circa 400 to replace, seems steep to me. Also failed on...
  4. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Just had a single mass flywheel and GTA clutch filled to my V6 - much improved drive - v happy. The factory dual mass flywheel seems in good condition (it hadn't failed, I just wanted the SMF mod) having done about 100k since 2001. Couple of pictures of it in the nice wooden box the SMF came in...
  5. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Sadly it looks like my attempt to remove the head in my wife's '04 147 1.9 JTD 16v is proving too much for me. I haven't given up entirely because the car is too nice to scrap following a cam belt failure. I'm wondering if antbody with the time, skill and space would buy it as a project car...
  6. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Cambelt on my wife's 04 147 1.9JTD 16v went so I took it to local(ish) Alfa mechanic with 25 years of experience (who has v good reputation). He agreed with comments on this site that generally replacing the rockers etc. had been successful in the past. I bought a broken cambelt kit for £400...
  7. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Right my 159 1.9 now has 230,000 miles on the clock and the gearbox has just started to whine in 5th and 6th. I was thinking of scrapping her and getting a 2.4 159 / brera you can get some cracking deals on them for about 5-6K with less than 70,000 miles. Anyway my insurance will not insure me...
  8. Alfa Giulietta
    Does anyone, preferably in the north west of England or north east Wales have a scrap MultiAir unit they'd be happy to sell to me? I've managed to crack one of the plunger valves that operate the intake valves so the unit won't pressurise and I don't think it's possible to buy the valve on its...
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So here's the dilemma. A year ago I saw my first ever Alfa for sale on eBay at the end of its life. I'd always missed it so i bought it for 200 quid. In fact I'd sold it 4 years previously and it had been abused ever since. It's a July 1998 Alfa 156 V6. I first bought it from the original owner...
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, Looking for a bit of advice... Took the 147 for an MOT today and needs some new wishbones and total about £150 spending on it. I've been thinking of selling (got a 166 :-) ) but what to do? It's a JTD 8v with 176,000 miles , had a new clutch and about 15,000 left on the cambelt. Also...
  11. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all Ive got a 3x cf3 center twin cats's / 4x cf3 front pre cats and 2x cf2 middle cats all very good and working condition but what do i do sell them as scrap or as working cats for people with alfa's ( do people buy them and what is a fair price for scrap and resell non scrap) Thx
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My beloved 06 1.9 GT has apparently had its final jaunt. I had to have a new hose to the turbo and took it out a few days later. It started to over-rev and chucked out huge quantities of smoke out the back. I carried on over-revving even when the key was out and then conked out. The garage is...
  13. Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi Guys I have been trying (unsuccessfully) for the last 3 months to get a new gearbox ECU. (Heater matrix leak -> burnout). If I can't find one, then I'll have to dispose of my dear friend. Up to now, it has been really reliable - even took me on a trip to Italy and back. Can anyone help me to...
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My mate across the road has a 2001 red 147 that runs pretty well. It had a recent selespeed problem but he reckons that was a sensor and it got sorted. The tax has run out so he's scrapping it...it's going wednesday so if anyone wants it before then be quick, really quick. It's in Harrow, north...
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, I have been offered a 2004 GT ...2000... 165bhp version supplied to the Greek market and I need to source a replacement engine for it. Can anyone advise me please the code for the engine and whether the same engine was fitted in the 156 ? I would prefer to buy one with a known history...
  16. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    147 jtd 16v Usual tensioner seized before Xmas (xmas eve :lol:) So I stripped her down replaced 6 broken rockers On rebuild new gaskets tensioner etc New belt timed with timing tools Cleaned injectors while out On rebuilt we have her running but with a lot of black smoke and strong smell! Have...
  17. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I have a complete spider exhaust that no one appears to want (not stainless) what do you reckon the scrap price of the CAT is? maybe pay me to weigh it in and chuck the rest.
  18. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Guys a friend of mine is on a visit to MILAN, anyone aware of scrap yards selling parts for the ALFA in a nearby area Thanks
  19. Wales South
    Heading down from Carmarthen too Cardiff tomorrow Will be stuck in Cardiff most of the day.. any recommendations for a decent scrap yard with alfa,s in 156 would be perfect but anything better than doing the flower show...
  20. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Guy's, had this car since last August and used it as a Sunday car and lucky if i've done 600 miles on it. The MOT ran out last month and it's just sat ever since, Seems too good to scrap but have to be honest and I'm just not interested in keeping her any more ( Too many toys ) Runs fine...
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