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  1. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Good day, I have just acquired a 2002 147 twin spark and it drives beautifully. Has anyone had a problem with the black middle console beside the gear stick getting a sticky surface (presumebly from the heat or sun). Is there anything that can fix this?
  2. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello. I've been sitting at home lately a lot and started to wonder what's the life expectancy of a turbo on one of our cars, 147 1.9 16V in my case. My car has 95k miles and the turbo works perfectly *knocks on wood*, but in the case of needing to replace it, at what time can I expect that to...
  3. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi! Looking at a beautiful black V6 24v Lusso, 1st owner, full maintenance history/booklet. 145.000km (90.625mls) Last service (oil, brakefluids, timingbelt & tensioners etc.) was September 2011, only 500km driven since. Total of 1334 euro Service (about 1075£) Only issue, waterpump has not...
  4. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    How long can you expect a 2.4 to go on for? The one I'm looking at has 125k (thread re: KJ54...) on and I do around 25k a year, will it be fit for the scrapper in a year or two or with the right maintenace will it go on and on? Cheers Andy
  5. Alfa 164 & 166
    My 166 3.0 year 1999 is in great shape but have only owned the car for two years. I got two questions and the first is: What is the life span of the shock absorbers on the 166? It seems like when i hit "dips" in the motorway the car bounces a little to much and even more when i have a full car...
  6. Motoring Images
    and ready for NAD 3 hours worth of cleaning scrubbing and general grafting turned made her look like this also the keen eyed amongst you will notice a small mod ;) spot the mod??? the interior and all fuelled up and ready for the morning :D started hammering it down ten mins...
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi I was just wondering what sort of life span I will get on my Alfa 156? as i am now 100k miles. I have known people that have VW's and Audi's and some have got to 250k miles! but you rarely hear this about a 156. I have just had the following changed, cam belt, variator, water pump, upper...
  8. Alfa 164 & 166
    On the average, how long does the alternater lasts on the 3.0 V6? I replaced mine in MAy 2005 with a new one but,last night, when i started her up, the battery light came on. Assumed it's the alternater. Spoke to my regular mech. and he says it's a common problem due to the heat and it's...
  9. Alfa GTA
    how long does a std Alfa exhaust last? Had my Mot the other week and one advice I had was 'exhaust rear box rusty, no holes'. As my car is just over 3yrs old, how long has it got?
  10. Introduce Yourself
    I have a 2004 GT and had to replace both the discs and pads after on 24000 miles. Has anyobe out there had the same problem and did you get any satisfaction from the dealership?:mad: