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  1. Gaiter shredded to bits!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So what do you think is going on here? This gaiter/boot seems shredded to pieces! Any idea what could have caused this? Also, could this be the reason I've been getting creaks/thuds when steering close to full lock at low speeds...? In which case, what other parts am I going to need to order in?
  2. Shredded Cambelt

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So I've had the car that was bought from a "specialist" 18 months/20000 miles ago, cambelt was meant to have been changed along with the water pump when i bought it. yet i have a beautiful 159 with a fecked engine. so i obviously need to get it sorted, . when looking at the belt it seem oily...
  3. 147 GTA Aux (fan) belt shredded

    Alfa GTA
    Hi Folk, I'm back again with more angst with my GTA!:mad: So far this year I have had the following failures: ECU, front flexi pipes, alternator and upper wishbones and brake discs needed replacing. Now since I received the car back from the alternator replacement in Aug the auxiliary belt has...
  4. Fitting door check strap - shredded torx screws ! :(

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I managed to unscrew the connector inside the door through the speaker hole and lo and behold the check strap bracket attaching it to the door had completely broken, no wonder it was not holding the door in place. now I have another problem I tried removing the torx screws (using the right...
  5. 147 diesel cam belt shredded

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Help Cam belt failure, I have an 147jtd16V 04year that has done 50K miles I had all the service done at an Alfa dealer until it came out of warranty,6 weeks ago I had the 48k service done by a local garage. The service book say 36k just check the timing belt and replace it at 72k. Had smoke...
  6. Shredded a tyre....

    General Alfa Discussion
    ... on the autoroute. Dunno what happened. Had to change the wheel on a tiny, tiny hard shoulder. What a bleedin' nightmare !!! A Merc pulled up behind me and had to do the same. How weird is that!? Not only did I miss out on a Grenoble-Nice personal best time, but now I've been told no...
  7. shredded tyre

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys n gals. I was coming home last night down the fast lane of the motorway (70mph honest officer) i had the wife in the back sitting on the same side as me, baby in front seat and a couple of fairly light cases and pushchair etc. in the boot. suddenly there was a very loud bang,bang,bang,so...