Alfa Romeo Forum banner

sitting

  1. Silly question - anyone got an old 75 v6 wreck/donor sitting around they don't need?

    Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    I'm still very much in the embryonic stage of doing anything, but I've got plans to convert a LHD 116 Giulietta to RHD and shove a 3.0 Busso in it. But to do that I'm going to need a fair few parts off a dead 75 v6 (2.5 or 3.0, auto or manual). I've already got a nice 2.5 transaxle and converted...
  2. Just sitting in the car without the Alarm going off??

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi I just want to open my 159, get in and sit eating my lunch. But the alarm goes off after a couple of minutes. I suspect it is the 'jolly useful' fucntion that arms the car if you wander off not locking it but I'd like the choice. How do I make the thing just let me sit inside? Apart from my...
  3. Sitting slightly off..

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All, Took the plunge and purchased a stunning '06 Brera SV... it's a relatively high mileage number, but it looks great and it's been well cared for. One quite obvious issue is the fact that the car isn't sitting level. It's ever so slightly lower towards the front driver's side. Now, I can...
  4. Has fure, has spark wont start, been sitting 6 months. 916 ts

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Am baffled, Left my beloved Spider sitting for 6 months and now it starts, runs very roughly for 30 seconds or so, dies and wont start again for hours after. Has fuel and spark. The check engine light on the dash has been coming on sometimes and sometimes not for months now and I didn't have it...
  5. Starting a car that has been sitting for over 12 months.

    General Motoring Discussion
    Hi Folks, My sisters little '98 MX-5 Eunos has been parked up for over a year now. She has gotten herself another car & happily I am taking possession. It has been a great little car for the 7 years we have had her. She never missed a beat, while I got through 3 Alfas in the same period...
  6. Android Radio Sitting lose

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Dear Members, I recently bought the following radio: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Quad-Core-Android-5-1-1-Car-DVD-GPS-for-Alfa-Romeo-159-Sportwagon-Spider-Brera/32707155274.html?spm=2114.13010608.0.0.YfRfmj it works like a charm. The problem is that it sits lose in the bay. On every side...
  7. Sidelights just flasshing at a random, when car just sitting on parking.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Mine is Alfa 147 1.6TS 2001 make. I noticed this a few times that is happening to me and i can't understand why at all, it looks like it's on random occasions and it looks like it doesn't have any pattern for blinking or anything. I just sit outside, talking with people when suddenly my car...
  8. 19" TI wheels on stock suspension - car sitting too high ?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Good day, fellow alfa drivers. I was considering sellin my alfa, but did not come up with enough budget for something that I would consider really a better choice so I considered having it for a little longer. Now long story short - the car has no faults and most of the common problems were...
  9. Lack of power after sitting in traffic for a long time

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My 159 2.4 has suffered this a couple of times. The car usually lives in rural France so seldom spends time in traffic. Since having the dpf removed by AHM the car has been transformed but this strange behaviour in traffic has only happened since the dpf removal. Any more than 20 mins in slow...
  10. My brakes...zey do nathing!!! New pads sitting idle for 3 years after install

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 156 V6 had new pads installed by the previous owner I believe. However he never drove the car afterwards so I think they have become glazed. They do almost nothing when I push the brake pedal. Stopping from 60mph takes about 150m. Emergency stops will indeed result in an emergency situation...
  11. Many issues caused by GTV TS sitting for a year

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I SORN'd my GTV for just over a year; I expected maybe a couple of problems, needing new tyres maybe, and an oil & filter change, but after letting a very well looked after GTV sit for a year she has some issues. I guess I would firstly list this as a warning to store your precious cars...
  12. New 2DIN Headunit not sitting flush/protruding

    ICE & Blue&Me
    I recently went from a Pioneer AppRadio SPHDA100 to a Pioneer AVH-X5700, the original appradio protruded about 5mm from the dashboard which I could live with. However this new one sticks out a good 2cm, the trim that goes over the H/U edges and clips into the frame/cage can't even get into the...
  13. Turning over engine after sitting

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Are there any techniques in starting a 33 1.5 engine after it has sat for a while? I have replaced all the electronics and the starter can't turn over the engine. I put it in 5th and tried to push it with no luck. Can the engine seize? Also, for I was sure the brake was not on and I am sure the...
  14. Alfa Romeo 156 - front sitting higher than usual

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I've recently had a new front anti-roll bar fitted, along with two droplinks. However, I've noticed the front seems to be sitting a lot higher than the back, rather than the same height. Any ideas as to what has caused this? I hope you can help. Thanks Charlie
  15. restoration after 4 year sitting

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi guys! I m new to the forum and I start liking it!! So I have an alfa 33 1.4 boxer ie sitting in the garage for 4 years and I m thinking about making it breath again! We replaced the battery on summer , cleaned the air filter and the spark plugs..every electric thing on the car works perfectly...
  16. sitting on holiday and she is all i can think of

    Alfa MiTo
    I'm currently sitting in the beautiful south coast of gran canaria, west of Puerto Rico. The weather is beautiful the ladies plentiful and the drinks are all inclusive. The only issue is that I have some serious mito love going on and the only thing I can look forward to is getting back home and...
  17. Does anyone have a knackered 16 valve engine sitting in a corner?

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Looking to buy a knackered engine as the basis for a project. Ideally one that has say had a cambelt go. Looking to rebore it and add larger pistons. So, a tired or damaged lump would be a good starting point. Need to be as cheap as possible please. (or beer!) :D PM me if you know of...
  18. Is my engine sitting right?

    Alfa GTA
    Got under the car today and can see where the exhaust touches. My opinion is the engine has come up particularly at the back so it twists the exhaust so it touches around the rear engine mounting (photos in my other thread). Just take a few of the engine and the underside. Will be taking the...
  19. Sitting in western Edinburgh...

    South Scotland
    ...asking them to buy it back. I am officialy finished with my Brera. One problem after another. I got about a week where all was well and that was it. Now the window falls back down when you close the doors. My thoughts are now, what's next? It's already been away 2 weeks ago to get the sills...
  20. Sitting next to another 164...and he didn't notice!

    General Alfa Discussion
    On Saturday around 1PM I was driving east along Finchley Road in London, passing West Hampstead. There are two lanes of traffic in each direction, plus bus lanes. For a good 150 yards, I crawled along next to a P-reg 164 V6 Super, Proteo Red. The driver was so engrossed in trying to work out...
Top