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  1. Still going strong....

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Five years ago, I needed a cheap diesel commuting hack and I stumbled on a slightly leggy (150k miles) but quite cheap 2008 Alfa GT Blackline. It was a bit of a risk, but it was only meant to last a year or two. I had promised myself a 635D when it inevitably died, so I wasn't too worried that...
  2. Clutch doesn´t returns fast and strong

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My car did 175k km and I changed the clutch about 165k km. I´ve been experimenting problems 3 or 4 months ago, I noticed that the clutch pedal is not returning fast. One day even didn´t return at all, sometimes the first part of the movement of the pedal is like pressing nothing and only is...
  3. White smoke and strong smell from engine bay 1.9 diese

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All, It's been a bit of a day so far... Was heading to Cornwall this morning and only managed to get a few miles before a very strong smell and quite a lot of smoke started coming from the offside wheel arch area but definitely starting from the engine bay. I pulled into the services and...
  4. 159 TBi strong vibrations on right turns

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    This is my 159 2011 TBi, sold here as the 'Elegante' trim level, including most of the comfort accessories (electric leather seats, sunroof, etc.) and, surprisingly, factory installed lower suspension, larger disk brakes and 18 inch wheels - making it similar to the TI. I've had it for a few...
  5. Strong smell of petrol...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    So I took the Spider for a 400 mile round trip to visit relatives after Christmas and it didn’t miss a beat... happy days. However, there is a very strong smell of petrol in the boot. In the car there is still a smell but not as bad and it soon goes when driving. There is also a noticeable smell...
  6. Kspec tuned Gqv and Mqv strong

    South Africa
    We were very happy with our figures at the ARCSA dyno day today. My GQV manual with only intake, dp, and Kspec software ran 191wheel kw and 389nm with stock exhaust from dp, stock turbo, and stock cooler. Was with 98 octane fuel. Kishens MitoQV ran 130wheel kw and 314nm with intake, dp, and...
  7. Strong fumes smell

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    When I am in traffic, so moving slow or idling I am getting a really strong fumes smell in the car. Is there anything I can check myself to see where it is coming from or is this likely another garage visit? It occurred to me it could be from a fuel/oil leak or maybe exhaust crack or something...
  8. 2.4 Going strong.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Not sure how much of her is original though, and pretty sure the 250 k figure reflects how much it has cost me since buying it new in 2016. Have enjoyed every single mile in her.
  9. Strong petrol smell from GT V6

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi there. I've booked the GT in to be checked out on Friday. There has been a strong petrol smell coming from under the bonnet some time after start up and parking up after a drive out. It seems to be coming from the engine bay and it is noticeable people have commented on it if I park up near...
  10. Strong cars!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk
  11. Alfa 156 - 466k km & going strong! Badge?

    Introduce Yourself
    I bought my first Alfa in 2000 without even having taken it for a test drive!! I fell in love with the design at the South Africa car Show in Johannesburg and when my third BMW was due for replacement, I went to a dealership wanting to test drive the car. There was no-one to assist since there...
  12. Strong money for a V6?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hope the Seller achieves his/ her price. Or anything close to it, really... :thumbup: Alfa Romeo GTV 3.0 V6 24v Lusso 2dr
  13. What "strong" Alfa wheels?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    It seems fairly well known on here that the 17 inch Multispokes for GT's & 156's are made of chocolate. I have heard 17 inch supersports, selespeeds and teledials are stronger, is this true? What other genuine Alfa 17's are out there that are known to be stronger than the multispokes? Thanks!
  14. Strong Money

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider looks like a good clean UNMOLESTED example.
  15. Very strong vibration through the body of the car.... thoughts?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Any help with diagnosing the following? - Strong (really, very strong) vibration through the body of the car at around 50-55 mph - No vibration above or below the affected speeds - No vibration through the steering wheel Other info. - Recently changed to (bigger) wheels, and the effect of the...
  16. 156 2.0l jts cranking strong but not starting

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi my friends and fellow Alfa owners. I need your help to solve a problem that i have been trying to deal with alone! My Alfa 156 jts is not starting but has a strong crank, here is what i have done so far- -Drained tank and added new fuel -changed crank position sensor -new battery -checked...
  17. JTD 2.4 strong sound issue, diesel smell on oil

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I wanted to show it before, but my previous phone didn't catch the sound right. This one records exactly as it sounds! (2nd hand galaxy s3:)) Issues: Slow to rev up, it won't catch power upon 2000rpm, high fuel consumption. But revs up to 4-5k if I want it (and I don't want, I do only when...
  18. Over fuelling - Strong smell of petrol

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I tried starting the car on wednesday following a 5 minute stop after a previous 20 minute car journey (So engine was warm) and I just got the Engine Management light, turning over but no ignition. Usually its related to the yellow key light which I never get round to fixing (antenna) but this...
  19. The old girl is still going strong

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Sold my son's (and previously mine) 156 (2001) on eBay last June (2012) Sadly got peanuts for it on eBay. Anyhoo, as is so often the case, when looking for something else I found the spare key. I haven't seen that since I bought it in 2005. Dropped the guy a mail telling him I'd found it...
  20. Quarter of a Million Miles and Still Going Strong!

    General Alfa Discussion
    Well my Alfa 156 1.6 Sportwagon clocked up 250,000 miles last night on my way home from the British Touring Cars at Silverstone. There can't be many, if any, Alfas that are used daily as a commute to work (excluding taxis) that have that sort of mileage. Thanks to the lads at Benfield Alfa in...