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  1. Lurching when accelerating at speed or cruising at speed

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Driving on motorway/duel carriageway at 70ish, sometimes feels like someone's stamped on the brakes for a second, can happen when in cruise control or not can happen when accelerating from 60, never seems to happen when driving round city. I'd guess it's fuel related like rail or fuel pump...
  2. Mito Idle Speed 700rpm

    Alfa MiTo
    My son has a 135 multi-air and idle is about 700rpm. Whilst it is not and obvious judder, to me it feels like it has a misfire at idle or the idle is too low and therefore makes the engine vibrate but it is a very small amount. I'm sure a lot of people wouldn't notice but I am sensitive to...
  3. 6 Speed Manual v 6 Speed Selespeed

    Alfa GTA
    From what I've read these gearboxes are exactly the same apart from the Selespeed unit being bolted on to a different end housing to accommodate it. Do I understand that correctly? I'm also curious to know if the clutch is the same and are the gear ratios identical, does anyone know for sure?
  4. 6 speed gearbox in a 147 120HP?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a 147 1.9 120HP with a 5 speed gearbox but I feel like it could really use an extra gear. How difficult would it be to put in a 6 speed one from a 16v? I'm guessing it should be straightforward since the engines are basically the same? Any other modifications which would have to be made...
  5. Radar / speed traps alert on Giulietta navigation?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hello everyone! Is there any way to get icons or voice warnings of speed cameras on the Giuliettas 2010 navigation? Or any way to modify the software/maps to have that feature? Thanks!
  6. Tyre rubbing when turning at low speed

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi all, I have noticed that when I reverse out of my driveway and turn, my Veloce makes a rather obvious tyre rubbing/vibrating feeling which is audible and can be heard/felt within the car. Not even full lock is required for it to act this way. I am turning the car whilst either crawling out...
  7. V6 slow speed cooling fan and relay

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Can anyone point me in the direction of where to find the slow speed cooling fan relay (199) please ? I have a 2001 3.0 24v spider and seem to have lost both my slow speed fans. I'm guessing that if one resistor has gone I would only lose one slow speed fan - surely they wouldn't both call...
  8. Goodwood festival of speed 2019

    UK National Events
    Hi Everyone, I have never been before, but I have been given a corporate invite to Goodwood Festival Of Speed. I know Alfa have had a nice stand there over recent years but can’t find anything saying they will be there this year. Do any of you know if they are going to be or if you have had...
  9. 147 (6 speed) how good is the gearchange?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'm trying to work out if there is still something wrong with my gear linkage, I've replaced the top hats, and lubed the linkages in the engine bay, changed the box oil but still not that happy with the change, problem is I've come from a the light switch change of a Mk4 golf so am wondering if...
  10. Idle Speed Actuator Reset - still behaving weird with AC on and best way to train it

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all! I replaced my knackered Idle Speed Actuator with a used unit and reset it. It's gently 'finding its feet' but I'm curious what your experiences were like when you reset its parameters - how long did it take to idle fully normally? With the AC off it's 95% great, but with the AC on it's...
  11. 164 Yellow speed Racing Coilovers

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi Guys Since the supply of front dampers is now non existent, I am worrying about what I can do when it comes to renovating Old Red's front suspension when I get round to it, has anyone on here tried the Yellow Speed Racing Coilovers you can get for the 164 at 700 ISH quid for the four springs...
  12. Speed bumps!

    Alfa Giulietta
    I have a 2010 2.0 Jtdm and I find that nearly every speed bump I go over rubs the undertray. My car is totally standard on factory springs, could the ride height have dropped over the years and if it has how do people on lowered springs etc get on in normal everyday use?
  13. Idle Speed Actuator for sale?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, It seems the idle hunting issue I reported earlier hasn't really been resolved, and I might be in need of a new idle speed actuator. The scary thing is that they're not made any more! Does anybody have a spare they're looking to sell, or can point me at a resource that has? Thanks!
  14. Speed Camera Alerts

    Alfa Giulia
    Received my new Veloce just over a week ago and having fun. One early question - my speed camera alerts are very useful but makes a terrible racket, almost screams at me! I have turned down all sound warnings but this particular one I can't change and still scares the pants off me every time it...
  15. 166 ts 6 speed gearbox

    Alfa 164 & 166
    My gearbox needs work, as it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep it engaged in reverse without popping out of gear. I could either go for a repair or attempt to source a secondhand replacement. If anyone knows of a secondhand unit please can you let me know. Otherwise can anyone...
  16. 164 super speed sensor

    Alfa 164 & 166
    hi i have a fault code of 1252 on my ecu relates to speed sensor fault can anyone clarify is this the crank angle sensor or gearbox speedo sensor? Mick.
  17. Speed Limiters

    General Motoring Discussion
    The EU have provisionally agreed new rules which are set to implement a speed limiting technology on to all vehicles sold after 2022. There are also plans to install a black box recorder in these vehicles to track location and speed. Regardless of the outcome of Brexit, the UK Department Of...
  18. Cars being forced to obey speed limit? (anger rant)

    General Motoring Discussion
    I just saw on the news a proposal for new cars to be fitted with systems which will automatically limit the vehicle speed to obey with speed limits. The AA have advised that the limiter would need to be able to be overridden in case of emergency scenarios or overtaking. Okay... Angry rant...
  19. GTV 916 TwinSpark 1997 PH1 - Speed Sensor

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My speedo has just packed up! From what i've read it looks likely that it's the sensor connected to the gearbox. I've had a quick look on ebay but can't find anything? Would anyone have one that I could purchase? is there a good description of how to fit it? Many thanks
  20. Unidentified whine at speed - M32 Dread..?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Ever since I've taken ownership of my 159SW TBi I've noticed a speed-related whine, faint but it's there. The previous owner has painstakingly maintained the car (I actually have a service history dating back to the original order for the car!) but I dread the notorious M32 gearbox... On the...
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