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  1. Sparks when connecting ECU Cable

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, Just got my OBD cables and connected the green one first to read the ABS error. Then I connected the Red one and sparks came and the interior lights and radio wont work now. Did I just blow a fuse? (Which one??) Or am I looking at a more serious thing? The ignition was off when I...
  2. brake pad and sparks plug

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    hi all, I am buying front brake pad and sparks plug to change for my next servicing for my 159 2.2 JTS 2007 (in Singapore) Front brake pad: (Braking system: Continental Teves)...
  3. V6 misfiring - which sparks / coil packs?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So just as the independent dealer's three-month parts & labour warranty expires, our new baby starts exhibiting a misfire at low revs under load, with the "Have Engine Checked" message appearing, then disappearing after a few days. Typical! Booked it in at our local mechanic, but by the time...
  4. Does anyone really think the GTA intake mod is worth it on twin sparks?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Regarding my 156 1.8 TS, I fitted a K&N air filter the other day, it didn't really do anything particularly noticeable. So I thought I'd do the GTA intake change aswell. Again I can't really tell much difference:lol:. It was quite enjoyable doing it all, but the GTA intake cost me about 40 quid...
  5. No Sparks

    Alfa GTA
    So went on a holiday, drove about 250kms and on arrival my 147 GTA began to do something strange. It would act as if its gonna stall and the revs would drop then quickly return to normal. This only happened when idling. Then I got back from my holiday today, drove it to the gym and it stalled...
  6. Sparks leads and alloys

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi all, i think it might be a good idea for me to change kenans sparks and ht leads as slow to turn over. any idea on where is best to get them? also i am looking at a new set of alloys and ive been told to use a max of 16" but was thinking of 17" how much dif will this make? or should i stick...
  7. Sparks.

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Just fitted new plugs,leads,dizzy cap and rotor arm - what a transformation accelleration is now instantainious. Not sure what was the real culprit but heh was a cheap fix. Kev gapped them to what you suggested - Triffik Ta.
  8. Wizard Exhausts For Twin Sparks

    General Alfa Discussion
    Does anyone have one on their cars? Any sound clips etc? I could be interested in one depending on price! The wizard exhaust sounds great on a GTA so id expect good things from one of those on a twinny too! Cheers
  9. New Mk 3 Facelited 166 twin sparks

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Firstly let me apologise foe repeating my self as i have already posted these pictures on the "last of a line thread " or if you have seen them already by other means but i am sure maybe a wider audience might want to see what were missing out on with the latest facelift of the 166, only...
  10. Sparks test

    Alfa 155
    Hi LAds, Whats the best way to check if your sparks need replacing? I mean by actually driving the car, what should or shouldnt happen and how would it feel, would there be for example a hesitation when you thottle it then suddenly get a responce? Would any lights show up on the dash? I...
  11. Where are the sparks? Ignition coil resistance?

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Sorry if this has been answered before, but couldnt find it. Im trying to test for a spark. Disconnected fuel pump, connected up only one ignition coil pack to a spark plug and holding spark plug against the engine block. There doesnt seem to be any spark during cranking. Am I doing...
  12. Where to get MAF, gasket and sparks?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I need to get a couple of things for my 01 1.6TS 147. Need to get a MAF, having a look on ebay and it seems the way to go. £33 with a years guarentee can be all that bad? What i also need is a gasket for the exhasut/engine mainfold downpipe. There is loads of air escaping which im sure will be...
  13. Help! Sparks covered in oil

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I poste a thread some months back about my 156 1.8 spluttering and poor performance. I cleaned the spark plugs which had oil deposits on. A bit of lucas cylinder oil and the car was firing and so quick. I didn't get it checked and last week attempted to clean the plugs again. To my horror the...
  14. totally lost engine due to bad sparks

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi guys I'just want to warn you what happens when you don't change the sparks. Yesterday I went to my brother who has an 147 2.0l TS Selespeed. He told me his engine didn't run smooth anymore and he didn't dare to run off with it. Once I arrived there I did a Compression test and what we...
  15. What sparks ?

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Has anyone used any other sparks on the 16v boxer engine than the Golden Lodge or the 4 spoke BOSCH ? I tried the BOSCH sparks but I didnt like them so much, also I had to replace them again quite soon. However, I'm sure there must be something better than the Golden Lodge sparks
  16. Sparks and Smoke From Exhaust

    General Motoring Discussion
    So... Following a 51 plate 330d touring up a hill today, he was booting it away and I was gaining on him but I backed off a bit when I saw sparks and smoke coming from his exhaust what could this be? I stopped and got out of car to tell him and the dumb monkey carried on driving even though I...
  17. are all twin sparks the same ?

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    hi, are all the twin spark engines exactly the same and interchangable part wise ? ie, I have a gtv - would spark plugs and leads from a 2 litre 156 fit ok ? dave
  18. jon sparks

    Introduce Yourself
    hi there i'm 21 and new to the alfa romeo ownership i have been converted from range rovers to a alfa owner by my brother who owns a 147 GTA and my uncle who owns a GTand guess what my auntie has just brought a brand new spider i have been downgraded to just the 147 2.0 ts lusso with black...
  19. Sparks change

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I had the 60000 km servive for my 147 (105 hp) but they didn't change the sparks although the manual suggests that they should be changed at 60000 km. I heard that there is a command from Italy that the sparks for the 105 hp will be changed at 60000 km (like tha 120 hp). What do you believe?
  20. sparks from exhaust HELPPPP!!!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    this happened to me last night i was almost at the end of a 300 mile journey and thought i would put my foot down i took my jtd to 110mph only for about a minute just to give it a blast and i noticed sparks comming out of the rear of the car!!!!!(not just the odd one)so i pulled over onto the...