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  1. AC broken compressor stops after 5 seconds

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hello Wondering if someone can help narrow this fault down for me. The air conditioning has stopped supplying cold air. Normal fans are fine as is the heat. When the car is started for the first 5 seconds (if the AC is on) the clutch on the compressor can be seen running and then stops...
  2. 350 Giulias sell in thirty-three seconds

    Alfa Giulia
    The Chinese launch of the Giulia online sales Cina - Vendute online 350 Alfa Romeo Giulia in 33 secondi - Quattroruote.it
  3. Glow plug error for a few seconds?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey all, In my car this error appears for a few seconds then goes off. Does not affect the driveability or starting the car? Is it worth changing the glow plug ? Are they prone to snapping like other? Or do people just ignore this? Thanks Ming
  4. Air con switch engaging every 30 seconds

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi there. I have a 2005 GT JTD In the last few days I noted may air con switch is re-engaging every 30 seconds or so, however there is no change in temperature still coldish. Any ideas what would cause this to happen all of a sudden ? Air con hasn't been serviced in at least 2 years but has...
  5. 2.4 20v starts for 5 seconds then dies

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, 2006 20v 156 The Short..... The car will only fire briefly reaching a max of 700rpm then dies. The low pressure pump is giving good pressure and ive put a new fuel filter in. There are no error codes either. The Long.... Bought in as a non runner, aparently it just died and never restarted...
  6. Rev engine jtdm over 30 seconds sequence

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    A few months ago there was a thread or link within a thread about a sequence to rev the engine over a certain time. I've done a few searches but cannot find it, can anyone remember what it was....? I'm to sure if it was in this part of the forum or in the engines bit.. Ta Rich.
  7. Seconds away from disaster....

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Even though my Spider has only done 20,000 miles since the last cambelt change, it was 4 years ago. With no record of a full service since 2010, I thought it best if she had the works. Gareth at Northern Alfa Performance called me this evening after working on her all day. Good news, no rot...
  8. Air Conditioning clutch engaging/disengaging every few seconds.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello all, I hope somebody with a bit of A/C expertise can assist in troubleshooting this. I re-gassed my A/C after it was barely cooling in the beginning of summer. This was fine for a day or two but then I noticed the A/C clutch engages, disengages and then all over again - every few...
  9. HELP my lovely 156 dumping power steering fluid in 10 seconds

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, hope someone can help, driving my 98 2.0 Ts steering went heavy and loads of smoke appeared luckily I was 200 yards from home got back and fluid was raining out underneath,not good , had a look and found a small pipe at back of engine had came off a plastic nipple put that back on jub...
  10. 0-60 in 2.7 Seconds - Courtesy of Sky Insurance - 2013 Competition!

    Sky Insurance
    Hi all, our 2013 competition is go go go! It's free and simple to enter, all you need is in the link below. Sky Insurance customers will receive two entries, please when you email us make sure you make it clear you are a customer! Link to competition details below. Ariel Atom Experience...
  11. unresponsive throttle for 10 seconds at cold startup

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    switched the car on to get back from work and went to pull away and didn't get the normal throttle response and stalled the car. Switched it back on and, on closer inspection, moving the throttle only pushed the revs up a few hundred rpm. after 10 seconds or so this cleared and the car was fine...
  12. 156 18 ts only starts for 3 seconds before stopping

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi. First post on here!. I left my 99 156 18ts for 2 months. The battery went flat so charged it and now only starts for about 3 seconds and stops. Two months before hand i had a new throttle valve fitted and ran perfectly up till being stood. Ive put a gallon of petrol in it because i thought...
  13. 0-60 in 2.7 Seconds - Courtesy of Sky Insurance - 2013 Competition!

    General Motoring Discussion
    Hi all, our 2013 competition is go go go! It's free and simple to enter, all you need is in the link below. Sky Insurance customers will receive two entries, please when you email us make sure you make it clear you are a customer! Link to competition details below...
  14. 1.9 16v Diseasal - rough idle for a few seconds

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey Folks Over the last couple of months, my 147 has had a slightly rough idle for a few seconds when starting from cold. It only lasts a few seconds and then clears. It sounds like it is choking (overfueling) and the plume of smoke kinda backs this up. However the car performs every other...
  15. Alfa 159 cutting out after few seconds

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys!! My alfa recently (5 weeks ago) began losing power toward end of 40 mile journey, ever since when it starts the engine cuts out after 2-3 seconds! Iv brought it to my local mechanic who ran diagnostics on it but nothing showed up, The injectors and diesel pump were both removed and...
  16. VDC Light on, at times flashes and brakes lock for a few seconds

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Good Morning, I have my 156JTS (2005) and I've got the VDC Light On, the dealer said that there is some part that needs replacing and its completely drivable. Yesterday I was taking it to the Spray booth when the engine cut off, I restarted and the VDC Light started flashing the car couldn't...
  17. Has anyone's aircon ever smelt like tobacco for the first 20-30 seconds?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As in title, when I put my aircon on in the GT it's nice and cool, but for the first 20-30 seconds it smells of tobacco. It's not a cigarette smell, nor is it an ashtray smell, it's just a proper hand rolling tobacco smell. There's no damp/fusty smell and as I say it's really cool air, but it's...
  18. sound of a tractor for a few seconds, variator??

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello guys. My beloved 147 has started to sound like a tractor for the first 5 seconds of start up in the mornings, or after leaving it for a couple of hours. Does this mean the variator is on its way out? Thing is, the cambelt and water pump was changed at 96k it is now on 101k (previous owner...
  19. Trivia: 156 + ASR OFF for 10 seconds = ?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    For reasons I can't really explain, I pressed and held the ASR OFF button for 10 seconds. On first pressing it the light comes on, and then after 10s it goes out and can't be switched back on (except maybe with 10s more) What does this do?
  20. alfa 156 starts normally but after 5 seconds cuts off

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone, I got a problem with my Alfa 156 1.8TS 2001 CF3, few weeks ago I got engine light on and car was down on power big time, brought it to the garage and was told that my front precats needs to be changed, couldn't find them in scrapyards around so we took cats off, then I put...
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