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  1. Run flats or standards

    Alfa Giulia
    Shortly going to be fitting winter tyres on my Veloce. 225 front and 255 rear. 18s. Apparently no Pirelli availability until November. I checked with local dealers and also with the PPC in Burton. So, my local dealer is offering Goodyears at a good price. However, they are not runflats. Does it...
  2. Vehicle excise duty for new diesel cars not meeting latest standards to rise....

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    .....by one band in April 2018 Announced in today's budget. Which means my 165 g/km GT JTDm, which is currently in Band G £190pa will move into Band H currently £220 pa. I assume there will have to be a separate table for non Euro 6 (latest standard) diesels which is (probably) everything...
  3. FL Giulietta diesel and emission standards compliance

    Alfa Giulietta
    The FL diesel Giuliettas have the euro 5+ specification. Does that means they are euro 6 compliant? From wikipedia: "In 2014 range all available engines complies with the 'Euro 5 +' (Euro 6 ready) emission standard." Alfa Romeo Giulietta (940) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia What does...
  4. What sort of standards are expected in show n' shine?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Just asking what sort of standards are expected in show n' shine competitions? I know that they're not concours inspections, but are there any basics? My local car club are having their family club day on Sun and also a small show n' shine comp. Not sure what the competition will be, so need...
  5. Advice please - Trading Standards issue?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I took my Bella in yesterday for cambelt, waterpump and tensioners. I was hearing a low whistling sound in 2nd and 3rd gear so a smoke test was also done and a thorough check of the car, which has revealed a cracked airbox and also a damaged intercooler pipe - the total cost of repair being...
  6. Justified or double standards???

    Poll Room
    So walking down from work to the train station, I see a smart car with a CCTV camera sticking out of the roof. If you know London/Charing cross area, it was at the bottom of St Martins Lane. It was there in the morning at 11:00AM and still there 22:00, I reckon monitoring the junction as you...
  7. Warentee vs Trading Standards vs Car Lease

    General Alfa Discussion
    You have exactly the same rights as if you'd paid cash including in terms of warentees and even warranties wink
  8. Alfa constuction standards

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Hello all! Here's a toughy! Can ANY BODY shed any light on the standards (British, Euro etc) that Alfas 155,146,145,GTV+Spyder, Lancia Dedras, Fiat Coupes, Fiat Brava/Bravo are built to, with regard primarily to frontal impact and seatbelt. (mainly impact.) Our importers here don't seem to have...
  9. Alfa constuction standards

    Alfa 155
    Hello all! Here's a toughy! Can ANY BODY shed any light on the standards (British, Euro etc) that Alfas 155,146,145,GTV+Spyder, Lancia Dedras, Fiat Coupes, Fiat Brava/Bravo are built to, with regard primarily to frontal impact and seatbelt. (mainly impact.) Our importers here don't seem to have...
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