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  1. 147 Gearbox Backlash Setting

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello. I am replacing the input shaft bearing (5th gear end larger bearing) on my 2001 147 manual. Do i press the bearing all the way home against the thrust washer or do i need to leave a gap? The old bearing had a small gap but it looks like it should of been all the way home ?? Thanks.
  2. Torque setting track rod ball joit

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, hope you're doing fine. Does anyone know the torque setting for the track rod ball joint (Nm) for a 147? :thumbs:
  3. 147 stereo phone setting?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Is the radio cable of a phone attachment? I just noticed as I scrolled through the options there's a phone option?
  4. wiper arm nuts torque setting?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    anyone happen to know the torque setting for the nuts holding on the wiper arms?
  5. correct setting of lights

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    How do I correctly set the height of my lights, its something like distance away from wall = ? and height = ? As someone gives me those measurements is that height to centre of beam or top ? Im finding the first setting on my dash is too low and Im getting flashed if I accidently knock it to...
  6. 159 Lower Wishbone Setting (Caster Setting)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I'm fitting Powerflex bushes to the lower front wishbones on my 159 and am trying to decide on the initial setting position for the rear bush. (I'm also replacing the steering rack and de-rusting the subframe at the same time - copious quantities of brave pills required). If you look at the...
  7. Alfa Giulietta 1.4 MA 2010 manufacturer alarm setting

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi follow Alfisti, I experienced a strange issue today where my G's factory fitted alarm (META) was setting off on its own after a few minutes of being armed. I checked all doors/bonnet/boot/sunroof to ensure that all were shut but this kept going on. I am not quite sure if the electronics...
  8. Blue and Me volume setting

    Alfa Giulietta
    Anyone know how to increase the setting of the volume when using blue and me, when I press the microsoft button I can't hear the commands, yes I can press the volume up button, but I miss most of the command before it's loud enough. i.e I make a bluetooth phone call and when the other person...
  9. Setting time??

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I don´t have the owners manual so I can´t refer to that so please tell me how to set the time on the clock (Spider -98)? I removed and painted the console and now (obviously) the time is set wrong...
  10. GT 1600 Junior setting the points gap?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hello guys. Quick question. I bought new plugs and set their gaps to 0.6mm (NGK B7ES). Now I want to inspect and adjust my points gap. So I unclipped and removed the distributor cap. Pulled off the rotor. How do I rotate the engine so that the points gap stops in the open position? I tried...
  11. Exhaust manifold torque setting

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Changing exhaust manifold gaskets on a AR 30550, can anyone please tell me the correct bolt torque settings ?
  12. Setting the timing

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a (2001) 156 2.0TS which insists on firing on open inlet valves. I cannot have it run for more than just a second or two before it backfires wildly (and here I fear doing untold damage). Have set the mechanical components of timing correctly (cams, crankshaft, tensioners, etc) and have...
  13. Thermostat to cylinder head torque setting

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I'm just about to replace the thermostat on a Ph2 TS, and was wondering if there is a recommended torque value for the bolts? Thanks
  14. Locking without setting alarm

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Battery on the 147 is a little reluctant in the coldish weather so I thought I'd just lock the car with the key and not use the remote fob, thus not setting the alarm and draining more current. (Car is blocked in by another so could not be moved anyway). Have noticed the little dashboard light...
  15. Setting up suspension, help needed!

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi all, need a bit of advice about my '89 sprints front suspension. I've never come across suspension that turns at the lower spring perch which is confusing me a little! Does it matter where you sit the lower spring perch as depending on which way round it goes effects the angle that the spring...
  16. Heating/Windscreen MAX setting not working

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, My mrs's 2007 147 has the manual controls for heating etc but the setting it has for doing a quick front windscreen demist does not seem to do anything? When i turn the knob to the yellow windscreen icon, all of the fans cut out and it does not seem to do anything at all. If i slowly...
  17. Alfa Brera Boot setting the alarm off...!!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello,hope someone could help? Had my stunning Brera for just a month ,having upgraded from a Gtv and 156...Always got to be an Alfa. Very pleased with it (10 plate-2.4 JTDM)...but over the last few days the boot open warning light is on..even though boot is definately shut...and therefore the...
  18. Juddering/Stalling on setting off...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, For over a week now I've had issues with my 147 Q2 when setting off from a junction or the carport. The best way I can describe it is to say that it feels as though I'm setting off in 3rd gear. I let the clutch bite and the car moves forward very slowly before juddering and I have to...
  19. Problem setting up diagnostic cable

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Need help with this. I bought this VAG cable USB ISO OBD-II / VAGCOM / AlfaDiag KKL Interface keywords [USBVAGCOM] - £14.99 :, Affordable Technology Its a USB ISO OBD-II / VAGCOM / AlfaDiag KKL Interface [182]. For my 98 model 156. When I connect to the plug under the dash and...
  20. Limp Mode & Sports Setting on Q-tronic

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I know my car 2.4 159 (60k miles) had not been well recently... poor power uptake in low rev's, 15% drop in MPG... increased stuttering etc.. I expected to clean the EGR and MAF with carb cleaner imminently but today I think it went into limp mode for the first time.... no power etc... I...