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  1. New member paranoid (I hope) about his sillyspeed :-)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey all! :byebye: I know I'm very late to the alfa party but I have finally been bitten and have myself a beautiful bella 156 face lift (one of the Malaysia lot I believe) and I'm going to dive straight in with a question :thumbup: when I bought her I took her straight to my local indy for...
  2. Selespeed or Sillyspeed ?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I am thinking of buying a Selespeed. What is the general consensus on them ?
  3. Converting a 2.o Sillyspeed SW to a 2.5 V6 SW

    Republic of Ireland
    I bought a 2001 2.o S/Speed rolling shell a few months back, no engine or gear box. So today I started to strip out the various wiring looms etc from a 2001 SW to convert it to a 2.5 V6 SW track day car. So far I've removed: > Front Bumper & Rad > Dash, clocks, centre console, centre heating...
  4. Sillyspeed no 1st 3rd 5th gears help !!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone plz help me i have a 2001 147 sillyspeed it skips 1st gear goes straight to 2nd and then when changing it goes to 4th no 3rd and 5th gear enagages but then flashes and if acc slowly it stays in 5th but as soos as i push the acc harder you just hear gears grating and then the revs...
  5. 156 Sillyspeed wont select second.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have only owned my 156 selespeed for about 5 weeks and after defending alfa's reliability in work i now have a problem..... When in city mode, i can accelerate away in 1st, the car then goes into neutral and i wont select second. When in manual it skips second after about 3 seconds and goes...
  6. Sillyspeed prob with reverse/1st

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The co-pilot's 147 2.0 Sillyspeed is throwing a strop on a more frequent basis. I've read the main thread, and searched the forum ahead of this post..... The issue seems to happen more on hot days, not necessarily when the engine/trans is hot after a run as it will usually happen when the car...
  7. 147 sillyspeed in a bad way

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all I bought my other half a 2001 147 selespeed about 6 months ago. Over the last few months we noticed that it kept refusing to engage gears. I have been topping up the selespeed fluid ever now and again and this was sorting the problem. Last Friday she came home, parked outside with no...
  8. 147 (sillyspeed) not starting....

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Our 147 Sillyspeed is not starting - keys in the ignition and we just get various flashing dash lights, and (what sounds like) a solenoid clicking noise. The EM system does not run through its normal checks - there's no VDC/Oil level checks or anything, just seatbelt, airback, handbrake etc...
  9. sillyspeed

    General Alfa Discussion
    hi everyone!! This is my first post so please be kind. I am Looking to buy an alfa, be it a gtv, 156, or a 147. I have been well and truley bitten by the alfa bug. What I would like to know is are selespeeds worth looking at, ie reliability, and what are they like to drive. I know everyone is...
  10. 147 aircon and sillyspeed: two problems.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    unrelated problems, that is... Aircon has stopped working (not sure it ever did, I bought the car at the end of the summer, and it's never been warm enough to properly test it) Recharged it the other day, as it was well down on pressure and found out why, as what must have been a pinhole leak...
  11. Interesting Sillyspeed Problem

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Well, I've come across a new selespeed problem (on a JTS 156) I haven't encountered before, and its really got me scratching my head (and I've come out from lurking in the corners of the forum reading with interest various peoples approaches to various fixes).... Basically, it works fine for...
  12. OMG mrs purple fixes a Sillyspeed

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    as per the title, the thing would not select any gears at the end of the road, but a quick waggle of the relay got it going again. Pretty good for someone who will not even put petrol in it, however behing every silver lining there is a black cloud, if she can fix her own car, I may have to...
  13. GT Sillyspeed, a bit odd round the corners

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello all I've had a GT Selespeed come into my possession a few weeks ago and although initially have been treating him kindly I've decided to put him through his paces a bit more the last couple of days. I've found quite a worrying trend when going a little too fast round sharp right hand...
  14. Yep, my new 147 Sillyspeed made it home...

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi everyone. Thought I should post my intro thread. I've been a member for a couple of weeks, but didn't want to say hello until I had my 147 parked on the driveway at home :) Well it is now and i'm in love. Its a 2001 147 2.0 TS Selespeed, 88k with a bit of an odd history. It had a replacement...
  15. 156 woes sillyspeed probs

    East Midlands
    hello everyone finaly got a 156 ts sillyspeed been having a few probs im looking for anyone near grimsby thats got the alfadiag and a cable to do a sillyspeed recalibration for me i dont mind paying a few beers etc could even do it at a meet if ya like anyways thanks in advance regards terry
  16. 147 sillyspeed alternator swap

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    ok so found out our whine was alternator bearings, won another on fleabay and was wondering what they are like to fit? I'm not bad at working on thing but it looks mega tight in the engine bay. Also can't Find anything showing how to do it? I got the Alfa software but it's pretty lacking in...
  17. Noisy sillyspeed

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone :) I've developed a noisy gearbox i think. I've had the car a few weeks and everything was fine. Now i'm getting noises from places that i dont think i should be. Driving the car along there is a whir from the gearbox that goes away when i change gear and then comes back when...
  18. SillySpeed problem 147 2.0 TS

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, I've been having an intermittent fault on the above mentioned car. While driving, the gear number on the display starts flashing, then the car goes into neutral. Sometimes it will go into 5th and I can limp it somewhere, and sometimes it says 5th, but isn't actually in 5th. When I...
  19. damn sillyspeed!!!!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    im hoping one of u guyz can help me! ive just bought another 2.0ts selespeed alfa, with issues, i got it cheap (£1000 02 plate) but itz doing strange things, when im driving along the car knocks it self into neutral? i then have too stop a restart sometimes thou it wont go into gear(it did on me...
  20. Alfa engine sillyspeed problems

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi, I'm back,I posted earlier a weeks back that my aLFA 2002 147 car would not start as it is stuck in Reverse. After having it diagnosed from an Alfa Service dept they diagnosed that the Sillyspeed actuator needed replacing. I took my car to an independant Alfa specialist he ordered in a...
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