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  1. Roadwork Signs

    General Motoring Discussion
    Been looking at a recent increase in those yellow signs warning of impending roadworks and their choice of words for how long they are to last. They try to fool us with saying that the works will last "X no of weeks". Not too bad you think as you drive passed only 52 weeks. Hang on...
  2. Warning signs are on dash

    Alfa Giulia
    Had my Giulia Veloce for a year now and Iā€™m seeing in the below order. 1: Check Parking or electronic break 2: ABS unavailable 3: AST unavailable 4: ESC unavailable 5: Hill Hold Control unavailable And then it starts from 1 again šŸ˜ž I also have collision warning and lane departure failure...
  3. Timing belt warning signs - 1.9JTD GT

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, any warning signs to look out for to predict the need to replace the timing belt / water pump in my GT? Basically no evidence of when it was last performed (if ever - 2004 car) so each time i drive it i worry about it. Thing is i may only keep the car for another 4-6 months before i move...
  4. All signs point to head gasket

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Back again another engine problem. My 02 Alfa 147 2.0 ts 90k on clock has me scratching my head now it is off the road for winter at the moment but during changing oil before takeing it off the road there was no coolant in the expansion bottle now I know it was at minimum at 89k and there was...
  5. Is that ok to have sometimes the small triangle icon signs?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hello everybody, I wanna thank everyone who participated in my previous problem with the rear doors. Now, sometimes when I am driving I realize a small triangle icon is on. What can I do? (see below)
  6. Warning signs

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys does anyone know what this means I think the dashboard said VDC or something , Was thinking I may need new back tyres as the anti skid or tracktion control thing pops up aswell
  7. Are these the first signs...

    General Alfa Discussion
    ... that the 156s might be increasing in value? Alfa Romeo 156 SPORTWAGON 2.0JTS Veloce 5dr Alfa Romeo 156 SPORTWAGON 5-DOOR 1.9 JTD Veloce 5dr All cars, even Alfas, bottom out sooner or later. Based on these prices mine is worth around Ā£2k.
  8. Reflections on Arese Reflections, Signs Of Age.

    Non Motoring Images
    Hi there, this is the thread for discussing the monthly Arese Reflections for the December entries. The subject this month is Signs Of Age. Please post your thoughts or questions in here rather than the actual entries thread. Let's see some of your thoughts and ideas and any helpful comments...
  9. Arese Reflections December 2013. Signs Of Age.

    Non Motoring Images
    Thank you all so much for taking part in last month's Arese Reflections. We had plenty of very nice photos of Autumn with some lovely colours. The month produced 54 photos so, again, many thanks to everyone that took part!!!!! Arese Reflections is NOT a competition. Instead it is a monthly...
  10. B&M tell tale signs

    ICE & Blue&Me
    This may be a dumb question but is there any way of telling if a 159 has B&M from an internal photo - i.e. is there a big blue button to look out for? Some vehical descriptions are pretty vague..!
  11. Diff Failure, any pre-event warning signs?

    Alfa GTA
    I'm trying to justify buying a Quaife Diff for my GTA. :cheese: Its about the only improvement I'd like to make to this car. What, if any, are the pre-warning signs of possible diff failure? Is it an item that 'just goes' OR does it need to receive cruel hardship before it does expire...
  12. what are the faulty thermostat signs?

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    apart from the obvious engine temperature going above normal would there be any other signs the thermo is on its way out? turned on the 33 this morning and heard a strange ticking or light tapping sound, thought it was leprechauns dancing in the engine block until my mechanic friend said that...
  13. Leather & microfibre - any signs of wear?

    Alfa Giulietta
    I am wondering if I should buy Competizione cloth or go for leather & microfibre... Can any of you post pictures how does it look like after few months?
  14. Signs of a split boost pipe?

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Afternoon people, Car in question is a 156 1.9JTDm 16V. And now for the issue. I've noticed over the past week or so I can hear the turbo alot more. The sound is akin to police sirens in the distance. In higher gears at speed the car does seem to have less grunt as well. Could this be...
  15. steering rack signs of wear??

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    After putting putting up with the rattling for the last 12 months i'm finally goin to roll my sleves up and tackle the anti roll bar. Im just wondering are there any signs of wear in the steering rack that i should be looking for??. Just to determine weather its worth changing too. While i...
  16. Road Signs... Confused

    General Alfa Discussion
    I was sent these this morning, thought I had to share them : :lol:
  17. Dampers - signs of failure and replacement options

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I think my Dampers are on their way out. I don't have any leaks but i have noticed the car is getting very bouncy on farm lanes (i have to drive up one every few days or so :( ) and very harsh on dips in the road. At the moment i only have 2 known issues with my suspension: The Passenger...
  18. Warning signs of diff failure

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi folks, I've finally got my GT JTD back together after a diff failure, new clutch and dual mass flywheel. One of the planet gears in the standard diff broke up, the bits got tangled up in the crownwheel and forced their way through the bellhousing. I've fitted a Q2 diff in place of the...
  19. Cam belt failure warning signs

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've never understood why so many Twinsparks get destroyed by cam belt failure. Having driven a 146 upto 160,000+ miles and always changed the belt at 72K, I thought it must be due to abuse. I've now got a 2 year old 156 Twinspark now (imported and probably built 2004) and its done 45,000m...
  20. festos signs in

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello All After many years I have finally got my hands on my first Alfa; a 3.2 Brera Q4 Q-Tronic from Mangolesti, undriven and unseen..impulsive or what. Wish list: Upgrade brakes Autodelta remap or Mangolesti engine mod So I will be looking for lots of advice Previously ran a Mitsubishi...