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  1. Alfa Giulia
    Is the scroll wheel (the menu wheel) supposed to be touch sensitive? I have seen a few YT videos where in fact you can input addresses through the wheel, e.g. https://youtu.be/EWbaUKKYG0s?t=275 but mine (January 2017 build) definitely doesn't allow that. Is this a glitch or was the functionality...
  2. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, I took my family for a drive in our 147. While rounding a right-hand descending bend the VDC activated causing the brakes to be applied abruptly. I was nowhere near the limit of adhesion. This was really surprising and slightly unnerving as it upset the balance of the car mid-corner. I...
  3. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hello All, I've noticed that the ABS on my car seems a little keen to engage, and when pushed there is no auditory evidence of any intermittent chirping as the ABS does it business. This leads me to think that the tyres are not in fact on the limit of traction.... Background; it was fine and...
  4. South Africa
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  5. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hello all, Basically I've had this 'issue' for a while, but it's getting on my nerves now. Every time I approach a round about or junction I click the indicator on (left or right), and within 2-3 seconds i.e the point where I reach the junction or begin turning, the indicator cancels itself...
  6. Alfa GTA
    The title really says it all. My GTV's struggle with Texaco 97 RON and so does my GTA. Both BP and Shell higher octane jollop seems to cure bottom end lumpiness...but I don't know why? I don't ever put anything other than the 97/98 RON fuels in but the Texaco fuels really seem to affect how all...
  7. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Can anyone tell me how to increase the sensitivity of my rear parking sensors on my 2.2JTS? My last car was a 2.4 JTDm and the sensors beeped with a good distance between the rear and any obstacle. on my new JTS 2.2. the sensors only start within 18 inches of any obstacle and then go berserk at...
  8. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Although I haven't done anything 'official', such as advertising, towards a change, word has got out locally that my 159 might be coming on the market and the guy who bought my 156 a while back came round for a chat. As the conversation progressed, he seemed to be getting quite keen on the idea...
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Since I had my windscreen replaced, which in all other respects seems perfect, I have found that the sesitivity of the rain sensor has gone right down the pan. Before, it worked perfectly at its lowest setting. Now, even on the highest setting, the screen has to be practically opaque before...
  10. Alfa 164 & 166
    Does anyone know if the Rain Sensitive Wipers can be retro fitted, and if so what parts are needed, how's it done and most importantly how difficult is it????
  11. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi iv noticed during the week the my steering wheel has become over sensitive as in the if I go over a bump or something the steering wheel pull away from me and some how I can feel each stone on the road trying to push the wheel ether direction it's quite odd. I think it needs a steering wheel...
  12. Alfa GTA
    Hello chaps, Is it normal for ABS on a 156 GTA to be really sensitive? What I mean is, if I'm travelling over 70mph and it's raining then it almost seems to come on by default under braking, despite how much I press the peddle. In the dry it's not as quick to kick in but it will still do so...
  13. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    159 Ti. Infocentre display was going crazy this morning driving in overcast weather, bright/dim/bright etc. I'm sure it's light sensitive. If so where's the sensor so I can test my theory,or is it broken?
  14. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, I'm wondering if anyone can help me please? I had an incident on 2nd Jan, I drove over a piece of wood which hit the underside of the car and the red light came on - I managed to drive the car 200 miles or so back home from my holiday (!) but it kept stalling at lights/roundabouts, the...
  15. Alfa GTA
    Well as we all know its been snowing. To be honest not much in London its just cold. Started up my 147 GTA this morning and as soon as i tried to move the ABS and VSC lights flashed. The wheels did appear to be a little stiff to move as the brakes were probably frozen. As i'm new to Alfa's is...
  16. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi folks wondering if you can help me with my centeral locking on my 147. The centeral locking does seem very responsive but its a bit random with it, some times it will open and lock first press of the key, other times i`ll have to hold the button down for anything up to thirty seconds...
  17. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    My alarm on the 159 keeps going off, usually due to a chav type with a big bore exhaust going by. Is there anythng I can do? Can it be adjsuted? Do the vents make any difference?
  18. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    is it possible to disable the automatic adjustment on intermittent? it's got a mind of its own - and a deranged one at that :mad:
  19. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hey peeps, First let me start by saying I am a complete novice when it comes to car mechanics - I can change a battery, replace a fuse or swap the odd light bulb here and there and thats about it - but there are quite a few little things wrong with my 2001 GTV and I'm being brave and tackling...
  20. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My handbrake light has started coming on when accelerating in low gears and mostly when turning right. It seems as though something just needs adjusting / backing off a little - all braking / handbrake is working fine. Any ideas where I need to look? - I'm assuming it's somewhere near / on the...
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