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  1. 159SW serious problem with ignition or key reader

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi I've had a good scan through the forum but can't find a thread on the problem I'm currently experiencing with my 2008 159SW - apologies if I've missed it... two weeks ago, with no warning, the engine cut out at a junction after driving for about 2 minutes. Odd... I restarted, and carried on...
  2. White exhaust smoke? Or steam? Serious? Or not?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi I've had my gtv on the road for 2 months, so has only been driven during the cold weather, and I'm only doing short journeys of 10 to 15 minutes, or 3 to 6 miles. White gases come from the exhaust a lot of the time. I've never experienced this with a car before and have read the usual...
  3. serious pulley whine

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, i have some pulley whine coming from the aux belt pulley. does anybody know the size belt and pulley parts numbers for a 1995 ph1 ts 2.0 gtv with air con. idler parts number tentioner parts number belt parts number
  4. europe have some serious miles on their cars

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    not sure why it is, looking over on some european websites they really seem to put on the km's with the cars retailing for way more money than spiders sell for here. an example site i have noticed this too, with my smart roadster, on the continent they are worth 1.5-2.5 k more...
  5. 159 serious wheel issue

    General Alfa Discussion
    So finally got the 159 I wanted 10 years ago. The QV will have to wait. However I have a major issue. Check out these bad boys...surely one of the worst ever fitted to a 159? They are called David, Any one called David like them? Soon to be sold on eBay as they are spoiling my enjoyment of the...
  6. Alfista wannabe - this time real serious! :)

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi all, Here's my story: I had been looking to buy a 156 SS for God knows how long but didn't have the opportunity till now. You know, underdeveloped country, high prices for even used cars, new family... In the meantime, I've done a lot of reading on AlfaOwner, so I might know some of you by...
  7. Serious air time for Ferrari

    International Motor Sport
    Up up and away. Driver walked away unharmed. Big air. Ferrari crash road America 2015
  8. serious wobble

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello fellow Alfa lovers, got a bit of a weird one today, bought myself a 147 2.0 twinspark, looks great, used to drive great too, part from a front wheel bearing rumble..... anyhow, while I was planning to replace both front wheel bearings (only the drivers side had gone) I got all the wheels...
  9. Some serious winter driving in 159 SW TI

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've been a happy owner of 159 SW TI (TBI) for 10 months now. When buying it, some of my concerns were related to how an Italian would manage in a full-on Nordic winter (like -20 Celsius and/or 50 cm snow cover as it may happen here in Estonia). This winter has been very mild, only few days...
  10. AR 159, serious problem

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys Today i was driving whole day and everything was a perfect until now about 20 min. a go. I parked in garage taking out the key and then suddenly the navigation (radio) and light around the key just turn it on. I also can hear i think the sound of the pump. I tried to put key in and...
  11. GT Blackilne 1.9 Diesel - Serious engine problems. Any ideas?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Evening all, I have a very poorly GT Blackilne diesel atm. Last thursday during my daily commute from work, I drove over a speed bump around 10-15mph when the gear jumped out into neutral and then a horrible knocking / tapping noise started coming from the top of the engine. The car has since...
  12. In serious need of help with roof!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So my spider has had its roof fixed so many times... Its broken yet again! took me 9 attempts to get it closed, but it doesn't complete the cycle, the windows go back up as they normally do at the end, but it ever registers at complete. So when i go to drive away it warns me that the cycle is...
  13. Well serious tuning goodies

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Came across this site. Not an Alfa specialist but i reckon they will have the same performance advantages on any make/model. Performance :, Your home for the rare, unusual, and hard to find auto parts.
  14. 156 S/W 2003. Coil pack or more serious?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys need a bit of help. Been a while since i been on and everytime i have previously one of you learned people out there came to the rescue-hopefully can be same again. My 2003 Sportsawagen 1.6 ts was misbehaving recently engine management light on and off now and again. i felt sligt drop...
  15. Serious lacquer peel on boot after clean. Anyone got?!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    It seemed a good idea at the time, pop to the shops and leave the GTV with our local 'Polish' car cleaners. On my return my bella looked 'nice and shiny' but then I noticed the lacquer blisters on the boot had well and truly burst!:cry: Anyone out there got a tidy boot lid in Rosso they are...
  16. acceleration problems, sensor isue or more serious?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Another problem with my alfa 156 1.8 ts 112k.... After any mid to long distance journey the hose warning light comes on and then occasionally i notice i complete lack of power with the accelerator down, i could be at the lights i put footdown then after about 3 to 4 seconds i finally get a...
  17. More (Serious) Auxiliary Belt Woes

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    A couple of weeks ago my 20v decided to shred the auxiliary belt. This was replaced and one week later it did it again, but this time I was on a dual carriageway and had to limp to a place of safety. 20 yards before I could stop, the engine cried enough and cut out amongst clouds of smoke...
  18. Hi guys...156 2.4 JTD SW - any SERIOUS issues???

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys. I am about to put a deposit on a 2004 156 2.4 JTD 20V. Before I do, are there any issues I should know about? I have had a few V6s, and all saloons. Should I be wary of anything on the Sport Wagon? Any help at all would be appreciated?! Timing belt kit was done 15k miles ago, and it's...
  19. Help! 147 has a serious drink problem

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Recently bought a 147 2.0l TS, lovely car well looked after, runs really well goes like a rocket, BUT we've only done 700 miles and had to put 10 litres of oil in, no symptoms except belching out BLACK smoke when accelerated hard and a whistle from the engine bay above 2800 revs which sounds...
  20. 147 serious engine knock

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    This might be terminal. Engine has been a bit rattly for a while. (only done 3000kms since i bought it) Hydraulic lifters and variator noise I thought, @158,000 kms o be expected. Last cam belt at 100k, but not sure what else was done. I had a complete cambelt,waterpump, tensioner, idlers...