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  1. 2.0 TS Idle Drops Dangerously Low With AC On And Speeds Higher Than 30KPH

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    What the title says really. And this only happens with the AC on. If I depress the clutch to come to a stop while the AC is on and at speeds over 30kph the idle drops the nearly zero before settling regularly. The issue doesn't happen with the AC off at all, and if I slow to under 30kph before...
  2. 159: Painful noise when steering at low speeds

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've been having some problems with front axle parts recently. Front right wishbones have been lubricated with some silicone oil (for bushings) and lithium grease, front right wheel bearing is likely bad since I'm getting humming noise. On top of that, there is some unusual noise when turning at...
  3. Pulsing humming sound and vibration from the pedal at speeds >60

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So basically, when driving on the motorway a vibration and humming pulses above 60mph. I can only describe it as like driving over the rumble strip for 1.5 seconds and then off for 1.5 seconds and then on again - son on so forth. I just had it serviced and the bearings apparently are fine...
  4. Shaking at higher speeds

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi All, having trouble lately with the car shaking at 70mph plus. Its strange as below this speed I don't get it at all, not even under heavy acceleration. I can be going along at 70 or 75 gingerly and it shakes (through the steering wheel you feel it the most prominently) when I accelerate...
  5. Knock/creak at low speeds

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Car was brilliant yesterday on the way down to Tewkesbury for a bloody awful medieval festival, but less said about that the better as because of it I was up till the early hours catching up on the euro's, F1 and the tennis having managed to avoid the results all day :devious: I say it was...
  6. Notchy noises from front wheels at slow speeds.

    Alfa MiTo
    I'm thinking it could be the top mounts, any other ideas? Happens when I turn the steering wheel either way.
  7. Same stretch of road, 3 different cars, 3 different speeds, 3 different feelings

    South Africa
    So there is this nice open stretch of road close to where I stay. There's a sharp left hander dipping a bit about 1km after I get off the highway, then there is a long winding uphill left hand bend. There is a sign just after the bend straightens out for Trucks coming out a dirt road there! So...
  8. ABS Activating at low speeds 166 2.0ts

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi, I have recently been getting my ABS Activating at low speeds, just rolling up to traffic it might activate for a second or two. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.
  9. Annoyances: wiper speeds

    Alfa Giulietta
    Love my G but. what's with the wiper speeds!? GRRR.... They don't (or hardly) adjust the current wiping speed to driving speeds slower than <20km/h resulting in continiously adapting the speeds manually. Also the intervals themselves are too close to each other. Any solutions? I keep tinkering...
  10. Whirr at high speeds - Tyre balance or sthg else?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Just came back from S France - another intercontinental perfect journey in the 166. I noticed that at high speed (~ 80mph) on the ultra smooth French autoroutes, I got a mid to high pitch whirring sound from what seemed the rear wheel(s). Is this a wheel slightly off balance or could it be...
  11. Radiator Fan Speeds

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    A quick question from way down south. Firstly, it is a Phase 1, 1997, 2.0 TS Spider. I was using MultiECUscan to solve a few issues, which I managed, but noticed when activating the radiator fans through MultiECUscan, the slow speed runs when activating the fast speed option and visa versa. Is...
  12. Creaking from rear at low speeds and when reversing

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello all Not sure if anyone else has ever had this - went for a spin in my mates TS the other day for a comparison drive as I have a v6. Apart from the lack of light speed I noticed a creaking noise from the rear when driving at low speeds and when reverse parking. Andy ideas what it could...
  13. Cooling fan speeds mixed up?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Since I just fitted a new rad, and changed the colling fan resistors and connectors I wanted to test the function of the fans. Hooked up my laptop and ran the cooling fan actuator tests in Multiecuscan. Fans are working, but when running the low speed test the fan runs in full speed, and vice...
  14. Highest speeds on the Dutch roads today :-)

    General Motoring Discussion
    Based on the data collected through the loops in our highway system, data wich is available to the general public, someone has created a website where you can see the highest measured speed this year to date (276 km/h) and today (254 km/h) and a couple other (current) excesses. Best wel snel!
  15. Stiff/Notchy Steering at higher speeds

    Alfa Giulietta
    Is anyone else experiencing stiff/notchy steering at 70+? It's almost as if the wheels have got caught in tramlines and you have to tug at the wheel to free it. I'm not really worried about it and my G is due its first service shortly, but I thought that I'd find out if this was just my car or...
  16. slight squeak at low speeds

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    noticeable with window down when setting off (slightly) and when reversing obviously cyclical - so when the wheel is rotating.....think it's a back wheel....no grating or grinding at all. strip and clean brakes and check job, methinks? sound about right?
  17. Cooling fan speeds.

    Alfa GTA
    How should my coolings fans behave? Today was about 30 degrees at times. The temperature gauge in the car happily whizzed up to the 0 in the 90. The cooling fan kicked in, but being stuck in traffic, it got to the very outside edge of the 0, only one fan spinning. When I got home it did the...
  18. Faint sort of rumble noise at very slow speeds - should I worry?

    Alfa MiTo
    Well I'll worry anyway. Been doing a lot of kerb crawling lately - no not for that, we've been looking at houses so trundling round estates at slow speed etc. So a lot of slow speed driving and stop starts. I have become aware of a very faint noise only audible just as you come to a halt...
  19. Automatic wing mirror speeds...

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Just wondering if anyone else has this or noticed it... But when I make my automatic wing mirrors fold in, the passenger side is a lot quicker than the drivers side... Only by about 1 second! Anyone else noticed this? Or am I getting a little too OCD?
  20. Any cure for floatiness at very high speeds?

    Alfa GTA
    Is there any cure for the floatiness experienced at very high speeds on 156 chassis? I have FSDs and Pro Kit springs on decent tyres. I find the ride becomes floaty and lacks the solidity of lower speeds.
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