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  1. 166 Original Front Brake Pads. Tell me the old old story (Ive forget)

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Stuck new front discs oan TIa but couldn't find my revised list of spares...5 sets in shed buried sum where and no even over the rainbow.SO I remembered the Bogart. Recal thon Black 166 wie the pink wing......AND the noo set of original brake pads in the boot. Well so did I and walked to my...
  2. The design story of the Mito badge

    Alfa MiTo
    It was going to be called the Furiosa as that was the winner of a public competition but the6 changed to TorinoMilano because of the cities involved in the car.
  3. Alfa customer care good news story!

    General Alfa Discussion
    I think this is worth sharing as so often the feedback about Alfa dealers is overwhelmingly negative. Two months ago, I bought an eighteen month old Giulia Veloce from Westover Group in Christchurch. At that stage they'd only been an Alfa dealer for eight weeks, having expanded from being just...
  4. No! the gearbox is falling apart (story with a happy ending)

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    The other week we were out and I became conscious of a rattle/tinkling sound coming from....... sounded like the gearbox. :titanic: I imagined a bearing or syncro hub eating itself (I am paranoid about my gearbox by the way). But no, wait a minute, the noise goes up and down with the revs even...
  5. Giulia Horror Story

    Alfa Giulia
    Sometimes when I start my car it fails to recognise the USB stick (plugged in under the armrest) which is loaded with music, so it defaults to the radio, this is tolerable except it sometimes defaults to Radio 1. Why does it do this? I HATE Radio 1, I can't stand most of the music they play and...
  6. multi story car parks

    General Motoring Discussion
    A fire in one vehicle spreads through the whole car park destroying 1400 vehicles in one carmageddon. Not sure how a blaze could spread like this without the fire crews being able to contain it. The only thing is possibly the whole car park was unattended as it is an event car park, but even...
  7. First Alfa - the story so far

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Had my Alfa GT Cloverleaf just over a month now and it's been a rocky first month but I am starting to get to grips with Alfa ownership! Things done so far: - Replaced rear pads (caliper slide mechanism had been sticking and scorched them, thankfully discs survived) - Cleaned/greased all...
  8. Electrical Woes - a long sob story about batteries, connections and the ECU

    Alfa GTA
    Hi All, I haven't been on here much this year but I am having some issues with my 147 GTA which more than anything, require venting on the internet in typical middle class fashion! My car ran great earlier this year and did the Nurburgring trip with no major issues. I have been using it...
  9. 156 GTA spotted story on Pistonheads

    Alfa GTA
    Alfa Romeo 156 GTA: Spotted | PistonHeads
  10. Another drivetrain noise story.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    At least face me with dedicated thread if any. Car is AR159, 19JTDM16V, manual, 130tkms. Noise is mentioned from passenger side ( LHD car ). Noise character is a variable mix of crunch and rattle. Noise is clutch independent. Noticed at neutral roll and constant drive with 1st, or 2nd gear...
  11. Power Steering Fluid Story

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Thought I would share my power steering story as it may help others on here and I know there has been a load of posts on this before. When I bought my 159 JTDM 8 months ago, I would get the power steering noise on full lock. Didn't take too much notice as previous cars had been noisy on other...
  12. More than Luck: the Story of Alfa Romeo’s Quadrifoglio Badge

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    More than Luck: the Story of Alfa Romeo?s Quadrifoglio Badge | Petrolicious
  13. The GTA story part 1

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
  14. TCS not THORNHAM CAR SALES the real story....

    General Motoring Discussion
    Hi Alfa Owners/Non Owners, To start thanks for taking time to read,Im Matthew the only gentleman that deals with the Alfas at TCS which is nothing todo with THORNHAM CAR SALES that place was taken over by me and my brother James nearly 5 years ago, i have many happy customers, i myself choose...
  15. Lovely 156 V6 story I ran across

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi everyone, Just want to share with you a lovely story I accidentally came across on the net. I'm sure you'll love it as much as I did. Don't know the owner, don't know the car(s), but can relate to it and would like to congratulate the author and wish him all the best, where ever he might...
  16. The story of 2 nosejobs

    South Africa
    So I recently bought this 2.0 GTV in need of a nosejob. The rest of the body almost totally rust free and only some very minor little dents. Mechanically it runs very well and even the propshaft seem to be well balanced. The interior looks almost new. Only real problems are the afore mentione...
  17. My Alfa Romeo Story

    General Alfa Discussion
    When I was 17 I looked forward to the exciting prospect of becoming a car owner. After seeing a Alfa 156 with its chrome grille and offset licence plate, I got curious and began to research Alfa Romeo and its racing heritage. Not long after I was fortunate enough to be passenger in a 2.5 V6...
  18. Nice story about entrepreneurship

    South Africa
    Because Alfa :).!/article/teazers-founder-tells-how-it-all-began-1.304686
  19. Another Alfa feel good story

    South Africa
    On Tuesday or Wednesday I received a call from my very excited cousin who resides in our rural Eastern Cape namely Transkei. Apparently he had just seen what seemed like a beautiful convoy of about 6 or 7 of "your Alfas" (having only owned 2 by the way) passing through the town of Butterworth...
  20. Another Spider Roof story

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Please Help!! I have tapped the mechanism and oiled the cogs and have filled the hydraulic fluid reservoir. The roof lid still refuses to open although lots of whirring sounds. Could it be as simple as a faulty fuse, if so where do I find the fuse , how do I check it and how do I replace it?