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  1. Alfa Giulietta
    Never had this happen to me before in any car I have owned but my door handle has just snapped. I never use force so not sure whats happened. Looked online and there around £40 but are aftermarket and something about plastic welds need drilling out to make them fit? :titanic: Better to look at...
  2. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, someone is coming to buy the 147 on Saturday, so I thought it would be a good idea to give it a full service prior to sale, including replacing all 8 spark plugs. Unfortunately it hasn't gone to plan, the small spark plug on cylinder 1 had rusted, and the coil pack was completely stuck...
  3. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    So I'm working on a 2010 Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi, I know it's not an Alfa but I'm on this forum anyway and it's mostly the same engine as the 2.0 JTDM, so I hope you don't mind me asking here. I bought the car for a £500 with a snapped cambelt. The car is on 140k miles. I've removed the...
  4. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi all, I'm working on a Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi which shares the same engine as the 2.0 JDTM, so I hope you don't mind me asking here. I've tried on the VX forum but haven't got much in the way of a reply. I bought the car for £500 with a snapped cambelt. I'm hoping the only damage is...
  5. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Lots of threads about replacing snapped springs and questions over lowering heights. Please see below a list I compiled for another thread (the info is buried halfway in the thread). Most people end up going for Eibach pro kit as a set of 4 can be had from alfisti.net for £120, same price as 1...
  6. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I own a 1.9 GT, looks like the cup on the driver's side rear shock has snapped, thankfully it happened a few metres from the house, the spring is now grinding on the rear tyre. What I am thinking now is how I will get it to my mechanic? Was thinking about using the spare space saver wheel? Or...
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I drove home from work yesterday, only a 5 minute drive. As I puled in my timing belt went. I was only idling doing 10MPH approx. What is the chance of other damage to the engine or valves. I have a friend who is a mechanic and he is prepared to do the work for a price, of course. I am...
  8. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi all, Whilst doing a cambelt change I've overtightened the tensioner nut and it's sheared off! :( completelt my fault as I misread the torque setting I've seen on ePer that a replacement is available (7773758 is the part number) - is there a way to change this bolt, i've looked on here and...
  9. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi everyone, I have a Giulietta Sportiva Nav JTDM2 1956cc. My inner driver side door handle has snapped off and I’ve been told by my dealership to fix it requires a new inner door to be fitted and it’s going to cost around £300! I think they are called inner door cards? To get out I have to wind...
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'm trying to replace the lower arms on my other half's 2006 147. I've already done the upper wishbones but the lowers are proving a bit more tricky. 2 of the lower arm mounting bolts (the 15mm ones) have snapped while trying to remove, so I now need to source some replacements. I've...
  11. Alfa MiTo
    Hi Guys ,my handbrake cable snapped on my on 60 Plate Mito 135 T MA Veloce yesterday.Whats the best way to access at the handbrake end ,Ive removed gaitor cover and the 3 nuts at the arm rest and taken this off but cant see anyway any obvious way to get the trim off so I can get in to the...
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I was working on the car last saturday with no apparant problems showing, went this evening to fit a new fuel filter and i noticed the bonnet release was not returned properly, obviously no resistance. Pushed and pulled the bonnet but nothing, undid the realease catch and pulled the wire with...
  13. Alfa MiTo
    Hi Folks, Our Mito has suffered a broken cable on the window mechanism. Have bought a new regulator kit but cannot access the screws holding the window as is up and will not move down manually.Any ideas ? Cheers, Chris
  14. Alfa Giulietta
    Good morning all Last night was a bit eventful; got to the top of a hill when my cambelt snapped. I did what i could to save the engine but i'm fearing the worst. I've got a 2010 GQV and after owning it for 4 months its been in the garage for 2 of those. Not having the best lluck so far, i'd...
  15. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    I changed discs and pads yesterday, tightening the last locking nut up ( not over tightening by the way ) , wheel nut key snapped on the inside! Wheels are now on wirh locking nuts but if I have a flat in stuffed How do I get round it? Will welding a bit to the lockers and twisting it off do...
  16. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, I have a 2014 Guilietta Sportiva 1.4 ma auto. Yesterday the passenger door handle came off in my wifes hand. Has anybody else experienced a similiar issue and more to the point does anybody have any advice on replacement/repair? And potential cost? Thanks.
  17. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi guys, a eventful evening driving home from work, cruising along the motorway and thud! Not sure if I have hit something, Debye? as that's what it felt like under the car however I certainly didn't see anything so rather odd. The road surface is also very poor in places on the m1, they are...
  18. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    My rear passengers side spring snapped last week. The plan was to buy the Eibach pro kit and Bilstein b4 shock absorbers all round but after much thought I've decided to sell my 159 so I don't see the point of spending so much on a new suspension. The problem is it's very difficult finding a...
  19. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a 2004 156 jtd 20v. I recently did a cambelt change and apparrently used too much force on those aux pulley bolts. 1 of them has gone - at least 2/3 of it has. I checked everything since the car had developed a sound that sounds like tappet noise coming from the right side of the car...
  20. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So I was giving my new GT a thorough inspection yesterday after washing it and noticed some chipped paint around the side indicator, I decided to pop the indicator lens out to see if this was signs of a paint repair.. in doing so the brittle old plastic clip that holds it in place snapped and...
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