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  1. Spring rates for circuit Alfa Romeo 156 Twin Spark

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I know I'm opening a can of worms but I'm really trying to figure out what would spring rates would be the best for track dedicated Alfa Romeo 156 2.0 Twin Spark. So it's only about performance on a race track. I've checked Twin Spark cup (racing cup for TS alfas in Vic and NSW states in...
  2. Twin spark exhaust

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    After a long break I'm back in what is my 14th alfa, a lovely 916 spider, only had it a few weeks but all the jobs I wanted to do are nearly done (belts, service, and a paint refresh) next is a stainless exhaust. Does anyone out there have one? Does anyone recommend one brand? I don't want loud...
  3. Colant Leak 156 2.0 twin spark

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello I recently discovered a small coolant leak from an all metal pipe that goes from the cooling system to the engine, nearby the oil filter. Acording to my readings on the site, this might be an oil cooling pipe or the coolant transfer pipe. Not sure. My mechanic already unninnstalled the...
  4. Catastrophic spark plug failure - much help needed!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello All, Yesterday I purchased a very clean and pretty Red CF3 2.0 twinny in Cleethorpes! My second alfa spider.... The drive home to London went very poorly as a spark plug failed near louth. Failed as in popped the centre of the plug UP into the coil and then obviously lots of noise and...
  5. Fun with spark plugs

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Lately I've been noticing a significant (but not huge) loss of power at lower rpm (from idle up to about 3000 or so), accompanied by a slight increase in engine vibration, and some apparent slight misfiring at idle (though this could be a perception created by the increased vibration, the...
  6. ***** spider 916 my 2000 2.0 Twin spark

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, hoping someone can help me roof closing issue have checked ecu with multiscan via 3 pin dlc can anyone give any information on dtcs the roof works ok except when the fabric/screen section is lowered it stops followed by ref light flashing initial scan revealed codes 11,15,64 cleared...
  7. For Sale : 6 x NGK Laser Platinum Spark Plugs (PFR6B)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Now that sadly my 156 V6 has gone to it's new owner I'm having a bit of a garage clearout. Set of 6 x NGK Laser Platinum Spark Plugs (PFR6B), new and unused in original packaging £35 + £2.50 postage to a UK address. See my other threads for more 156 bits.
  8. Twin Spark rocker cover gasket replacement question

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Need a bit of advice, I am going to be changing the rocker cover gasket on my twin spark ph1. I found a good thread on here with instructions and pictures and so all good on that front. My question relates to use of gasket sealant: - what's the recommended one that I can get hold of easily? -...
  9. Changing spark plugs on GTV 2.0 TS

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    hi all, just sharing.... I followed the Alfa Workshop instructions for changing spark plugs (thanks for those guys). Only took an hour all in. Link : Spark Plug Renewal on Alfa Romeo 2.0l Twin Spark Engines Couple of observations. The first spark plug on left hand side had some brown residue...
  10. 156 t spark throttle body

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone, Car is a 2000 1.6 t spark (120) - Spanish Car Sorry I'm pretty clueless and been doing a lot of searching. I assume it's a cf2 engine based on date and it has an accelerator cable. Anyway can anyone confirm the correct part number for the throttle body? I've found part number...
  11. Spark plug change after nearly 18k (MA170)

    Alfa Giulietta
    First time DIY, bit tricky with the coil pack yellow clips until realised how they work. Slide them out a bit then just tug off the coil pack plug.
  12. 2007 Alfa 147 No Spark

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys, My 147 started to overheat of few weeks ago, but i caught it early and she never got too hot! After that she struggled to start and it got to the point where she only started with quick-start spray and now she has no spark! I have also replaced the thermostat and the heat sending unit...
  13. what spark plugs do i use in the v6?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    got the bosch platinum ones in it, need to replace them and would rather not go with bosch again what spark plugs can i use, having trouble finding information on this, searched this forum, not much of a mention about the plugs to use. cheers!:rotate:
  14. Important 1.6 Twin Spark engine question!

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hello to all Alfa owners out there! Today as I was doing the weekly checks, I saw something rather interesting. I saw these markings as I was adding a little bit of oil. I am pretty sure i never seen them before and I would like to ask if I should be worried about them. The car runs perfectly...
  15. Twin Spark MPH to KPH speedo conversion?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all! My '98 Twin Spark's speedo is currently a UK unit with MPH on the outside ring and KPH on the inside ring, however I've seen photos of KPH only instrument clusters/speedometers. Has anyone seen one for sale? Malta's KPH-only, and to go for a spirited drive with the speedo only moving...
  16. Mito 135 1.4tb oil on spark plugs

    Alfa MiTo
    Bought a Mito and noticed oil on the spark plugs in cylinder 1 and 4 and the threaded ends were slightly wet with oil under the washer. Took it back to the dealer for a rocker cover gasket replacement but 70 miles later cylinder 4 has oil in the top and all of them were slightly wet in the...
  17. Spark plug blown out of head!!

    Alfa Giulietta
    Good day all, I have a 60 plate Alfa giulietta 1.4tb that has blown the spark plug out and stripped the threads on the cylinder head. Now I'm pretty mechanically skilled so I should be ok to use one of the many Heli coil kits on the market to repair it, the problem I'm having is trying to...
  18. Spark plugs

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all Again, when on ECP or CPFL, it refers me to the 'fitting' guide for choosing the correct plugs. Do i seriously have to take one out and measure it before i can order!? I would like a good set of NGK's but there are at least 3 different options for the 05 jts🤔!
  19. Twin Spark 1600 - Ridex rear left caliper

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Got all my brakes upgraded back in January, Brembo Discs and pads. The rear left caliper was shot and actually shattered the remainder of the pad about 2 days before I got them done. Bought a cheap/used replacement for the time but this one is on it's way out now, anyone used the Ridex ones from...
  20. 2001 Spider t spark coil packs/leads

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Bit of a long shot but anyone have spare coil packs and HT leads they wish to sell. I need them for my Spider Twinnie and reluctant to spend a load of money on new ones at the moment as money a bit tight. Recent not on my 159 and it cost me a fair bit.:disappointed:
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