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  1. Autocar SHOCKER

    Alfa Stelvio
    Stelvio beats Macan
  2. 2010 Subframe Rust shocker!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Subframe rust - Man alive!!!! Just checked the underside of my 2010 159 SW after reading many threads and I can confirm, Alfa did still use wafer thin paint all the way through the 159 production life! Mine was awful, like a crusty 30 year old car, never mind 7! - Now all cleaned up with a...
  3. Insurance renewal shocker!

    General Motoring Discussion
    For the first time in probably 7 years, I received a renewal that was considerably less, instead of considerably more! :clap: I have yet to inform them of a change of job, but i'm totally gobsmacked The normal procedure, surely, is : receive renewal, look online for cheaper quote; can't be...
  4. Alloy oil cap, 2014> TCT mats, rear pads, & shocker for sale

    Alfa Giulietta
    Got a few items I need to get rid of to free up some dosh. If anyone wants them outside of eBay then I'll knock 10% off! http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=322237041690&globalID=EBAY-GB http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=322262017700&globalID=EBAY-GB...
  5. Fiat gets some credit from car mag shocker!

    General Motoring Discussion
    The first generation of Tipo started a new era for Fiat | Autocar Actually mentions that Fiat embraced platform sharing tech before anyone else, and the problems that caused.. (not helped by the likes of you, Autocar!)
  6. Front Shocker Shock

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Had my Brera nine years next month and just thought I'd check the condition of the springs before its mot (it failed with three broken ones two years ago). Springs ok but the rubber/plastic boots on the front shocks/struts have fallen to pieces, they are nine years old! I presume this would...
  7. Rear shocker gone?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    ..once again, the fickle hand of fate has dealt me a curved ball... Have had an ominous 'clunk' from back end for some time now..and today on seeing car from a new angle (up a ramp in a multi storey) the back end does seem to be sagging somewhat... Before I investigate replacing shockers... any...
  8. Sud Ti Front shocker insert replacement advice required

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi folks, i have a Y reg sud ti with badly pitted front damper rods, my struts are the type with nut and screw on the bottom of the legs, with a circlip retainer beneath nut. Is there a special tool needed to allow insert removal on these struts? Ive also read here of some of you purchasing...
  9. MoT shocker

    General Alfa Discussion
    my 156 1.8TS sailed through the MoT last year, so i wasnt expecting many surprises this year. how wrong could i be? just got a quote from the garage for approx £675:vomit: heres a list of the failed bits: NS front cv joint OS rear drop link - excessive play new backbox and tailpipe required...
  10. Champagne Shocker

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Sold my GT in Jan for a German car. Need another GT - just miss it. Went up north to take a look at one ("Manchester" is north for me - not saying it was in manchester of course, which it is...I'm just saying!!!) - it is advertised on autotrader as being a one owner car and the chap said it was...
  11. MPG Shocker

    Alfa GTA
    decided on a trip to the seaside today with the sun being out etc. put £45 of optimax in, thinking ill probably need to top up on the way home... but after a steady drive i got there with 3/4 a tank left after a 1 an a half hr drive! also took this picture as its not something you see...
  12. Front shocker boots?

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi guys i know its a long shot but is there any chance someone has a pair of shocker boots they'd like to part with? These ones in Hungary are expensive http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alfa-Romeo-33-Alfasud-Arna-shock-absorber-boot-set-New-/260850264445#ht_500wt_1127 and these ones in Italy don't...
  13. 159 jts pollen filter shocker !!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Well gob smacked isnt the word I decided that the car needed a little pre long drive tlc and follow my brothers lead on the getting the car sorted for the journey to rest and fun!! So............... oil plugs air and pollen filter and quick check round to see what else might be needed for the...
  14. Yikes! Finance Charge Shocker

    Alfa Giulietta
    Chaps. Got a finance quote on a used Giulli. New Giulli's can get finance at 2.12% APR from Alfa Finance. I got a quote on an ex Demo Giulli, and it came back at 11.3% APR, making a 10k mile ex demo more expensive that a brand new car with the same spec and options What is going on here...
  15. Brake Disk Shocker

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Car was in for it's first service on Thursday. Got a call at work to say that both front disks are pitted to excess on the inner faces & require immediate replacement. Cost. Wait for it...........................................£550:wow::wow::wow::wow::wow::wow: I declined. Car has only done...
  16. Steering rack shocker

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    About 6 weeks ago I managed to wrestle my Brera with a poorly steering rack to the truly awful Alfa dealer in Reading. Sure enough, they diagnosed the usual leaking steering rack and eventually replaced it under my extended warranty cover. The car has mostly been parked on the drive at home as...
  17. GT in First MOT Pass Shocker

    South Scotland
    Took the GT for its first MOT this morning, i was a wee bit apprehensive and expecting the worst as there has been a few rattles from it of late. It failed - on a broken exhaust bracket and a low offside headlight beam, the guy fixed both there and then and passed it:D MOT - £30 Fixed exhaust...
  18. alfa sud engined shocker

    General Alfa Discussion
    As title says found this monstrosity on the bay ,least the the owner chose the right lump:lol: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Pink-VW-Based-Volksrod-Beach-Buggy-Alfa-Romeo-powered_W0QQitemZ280418369396QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_3?hash=item414a3cbf74
  19. Mito Payment Shocker

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi all Went to collect our Mito last Sunday, which we were paying for via debit card from Abbey. We had contacted Abbey the previous day to let them know a large payment was coming out of the account and they said that this wouldnt be a problem, we would just have to ring them on the day for...
  20. shocker on ebay

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    browsing ebay, i noticed this bonnet. is that a ph3 or a clipped ph2 and whats with all the evo style vents. the most shocking thing is that it has bids on it:wow: ebay link
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