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  1. JTD owners - solution for erratic Oil level display reading

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just wanted to share some recently acquired knowledge , after a lot of research finally found the cure to erratic reading of an oil level display (you know the one that appears briefly when you turn the key to ON ) One of my 147 JTDs was showing erratic reading, every key on it used to show a...
  2. GT Clear indicators & LED bulbs - solution

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, Thought I'd post on here my findings about the clear indicator mod, and especially using LED indicator bulbs as I couldn't find anything about this in past posts. The clear lens mod has already been covered, found it pretty straight forward, just be slow and gentle :devious: As for...
  3. A/C grinding noise solution

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Some history of the problem that I had: When I bought the car I was not impressed by the A/C, it’s not that cold compared to my previous cars. I thought this was due to the fact it was low on pressure. Therefore I went to an A/C refill station and they saw that the system was still full. To be...
  4. My solution on Alfa 156 idle problem

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As a lot of A156 owners, I also had an idling problem. After a lot of search and testing I end up that the problem was caused by the stepper motor on the butterfly (PartCode:71713829, BoschCode:0132008650). The cost of a replace was too much, so I decided to try and repair it. First of all I...
  5. V6 upper mount powerflexed: Problem & solution

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Following the installation of polybushes in the upper engine mount, today i went for a short walk, to see differences, confirm that everything was ok etc... Well, NOT everything was ok... After a short spin (just a 0-100), Lower polybush, went off! Just that... Thank god, it didnt dropped on...
  6. ios 11 and b&m solution??

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Has anyone a solution to the troubles with Blue&Me since apples latest F*** up. It is driving me nuts that Mid conversation i suddenly get a warning buzzer like sound that i cant get rid of except by stopping and disconnecting the battery which is hardly convenient. If not I guess I will be...
  7. Aux RadioNav solution?

    Alfa Giulietta
    so i found this attachtment on the I marked the connections yellow... would this work? going to try it as soon as the cable is deliverd
  8. Replacing uConnect with aftermarket solution

    Alfa Giulietta
    Short version; I want to fit a Sony 2-DIN unit, good idea or not? Connects2 adapter work OK for the steering wheel controls? Long version: As we looked for a 'late model' Giulietta and carefully ignored earlier cars - spending thousands more in the process, going to the other end of the...
  9. No middle belt on back seats in Quadrifoglio - any solution?

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi Folks, Desperate to justify a Giulia Quadrifoglio. Almost there. One small but serious issue is there is no middle belt in the back... Now I have a 9 month old son who'll be in a car seat, but if I need to take my wife, my son and my in laws out together I'll have to leave someone behind...
  10. Simple Question, Difficult Solution

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, (159 JTDM) I have a first hard start problem, At first start, my car cranks cranks cranks and then it starts. After this first hard start, I stop it, and then it starts quickly at second start try. But if I do the things below, then my car starts quickly at first start: "I press start...
  11. Solution finish - does it work? + hand polish

    Car Detailing
    Hello i am looking for a black trim restorer and they recommended me Solution finish. anyone used it before? does it work? Also i would like to do a hand polish of the car. What compound and cutting pad (hand ) shall i buy?
  12. Best solution to add Bluetooth?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hey all, Got a 2009 Brera but imagine this questions better to all alfa owners who have a standard alfa stereo with no Bluetooth. What's the best solution to add Bluetooth to my stereo, which even though isn't the best, I'd like to keep it in to retain the alfa originality. The attached image...
  13. [Fix] ICS sticky knobs. Pretty and permanent solution!

    Alfa 164 & 166
    They started to get sticky after the hot summer, one was much worse, the rubber was like chewing gum, you could literally get a bit and chew it up :lol: So I started to find a decent solution. Didn't want a cheap and ugly plastic knob! After a lot of searching on ebay, I found these: 2 pcs...
  14. Intermittant speedo solution

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've got a v6 156. After about 10 minutes running the speedo dies and brake failure warning lights come on. When cold the speedo works again. This site suggested that it might be a problem with the ABS module, namely the fets (field effect transistors). I'd like to confirm that a change of...
  15. Stuck brake flare nut solution?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I'm trying to change over to braided hoses, but one of the front nuts (where the solid pipe meets the flexible pipe) is stuck solid. I've soaked it in WD40, tried every spanner and pair of pliers I've got and still no luck. By now the nut is pretty much round, but not even the mole grips will...
  16. 159/Brera/Spider Bluetooth solution help?

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Picking up a Spider at the weekend. The car already has the upgraded satnav with Bose stereo fitted. I don't want to change this, but my wife wants to use her phone in the car for music. Been looking at the cheap plug in lighter add ons. Can anyone suggest something that will connect a phone...
  17. Error P0505 solution

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I bought a 2.0 TS 147 with a blown engine, and popped another engine in with little drama. However, error code P0505 idle control popped up regularly and sure enough, it didn't idle steadily. Lately P1173 and P1176 (mixture lean) started popping up as well. I found that the red 50mm O ring...
  18. 2.2 JTS chirping - solution

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've been having one or two power issues with my 2.2 JTS since taking ownership (1750, 2.4 and 3.2 owners can stop smirking I don't mean lack of power :biglaugh:) Essentially even with the remap the dyno run was showing the car had a lumpy power curve which didn't make sense, also the engine...
  19. Sump plug solution?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Have the dreaded sump plug problem where it has previously been tightened by a meat head. Bought the Alfashop tappered plug but it is now not doing the job as i have a slight oil drip from sump. I have recently sorted all my other oil leaks and this is my final annoyance. :( I don't want to...
  20. For Pud - and anyone else looking for a good device mount solution for a 156 GTA

    Alfa GTA
    Hey Dan - we spoke about the mount I had in my car last time I was up, but I couldn't remember the details. Well I found them again. Here's a post showing the mount: And it's...