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  1. Giulia ACC retrofit success

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi all I fitted ACC to my 2017 Giulia today. Following this guide. I got the part from shop4parts. £36.52 plus vat. Part number 0156146359-001 Only...
  2. Success with the 159 pollen filter replacement.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    At last a job that was straightforward and went to plan! Replaced the pollen filter tonight. Really simple and only took a few minutes. Just like the air filter it was totally pitted! I bet the ventilation system works better now!
  3. Giullietta satnav uconnect update success?

    Alfa Giulietta
    I saw a thread earlier in week about someone who had found a dealer who had said they could update uconnect 6.5 inch radio nav , has anybody actually had any successfull update that can tell me exactly what i need to tell dealer is available please thanks in advance kev
  4. Success cured rear end knocking !

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    OK, after put up with random rear end knocking noises from my 2.0TS Spider and building up the confidence to tackle the suspension - thanks to the great info posted here on this forum, I went ahead and started last week. I replaced the two original shocks with KYB 553205. Old ones looked ok...
  5. Giulietta OBD II connect success

    South Africa
    Finally managed to get connected after months of half hearted attempts. Managed to connect through android phone with OBDlink LX hardware and AlfaOBD software. Very happy as I made the time after taking a trip out into the middle of nowhere and having engine light come on after overly...
  6. Any success case? Fitting 156 GTA upright and brembos to 2.0TS

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I've got a pair of 156 GTA upright and a set of 4-pot brembo from a Fiat Coupe 20V Turbo, and a pair of new 305mm discs. I want to fit these to my existing 2.0TS 156. I've also got a set of 17" GTA rims for the fitment. I know the wheel bearing for 2.0TS needs to be swapped to the GTA...
  7. Mot success! What next??

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Ok so I have been the proud owner of my bella for 5 months now. Mot test was Monday, she sailed through apart from airbag light constantly on. Garage couldn't fix so took to another garage. 48 quid later light out and fresh new mot! First time ever for me, an mot with no real hic ups. Only...
  8. MOT success

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Was checking a detail on car paperwork this morning and realised MOT had expired two weeks ago when we were away. Phoned MOT man and got it done this afternoon. Clear as a bell not even an advisory. Result. Must remember next year, wife's birthday = MOT date (for both of them) :tut:
  9. Airbag Reset Success

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, my 02 156 2.0 JTS Sportwagon failed it's MOT for having the Airbag warning light on - hadn't realised that was a fail now - and for the horn not working (didn't check that before I took it in). A search of the forum & a bit of soldering of the steering wheel circuit board solved the...
  10. 147 fascia colour success

    ICE & Blue&Me
    for anyone interested, I have used Halfords 'Rover Steel Grey' on my new stereo fascia, and its very close to a perfect match... (its originally that dark grey silver not really silver colour) :) does anyone happen to know how to get the bottom of the fascia to stay in though?! :mad:
  11. Phase 2 - Airbag Reset Success - Thank you

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Really, this is just a big thank you to everyone and their continued posts on the subject of resetting the airbag, i know its a lengthy subject that gets revisited and probably all the more due to the introduction of it being a MOT test failure if airbag light is on:tut: And its one that need...
  12. Alfa 147 proxi alignment success

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    may help a few people out, the biggest problem is the cheap Chinese 327 cables, to access the CANBUS system needs a certain frequency to connect, theres a few guides on Multiecuscan forum on how to get around this fault. you will need to open up the cable to access the board where you will need...
  13. drive shaft swap success

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    finaly got time to do the passenger D/S today , had the bits for 5 weeks or more but no spare time to install , did the upper wishbone and bottom strut bush at the same time , so much smoother now and no vibration :):):thumbs:
  14. Finally Blue&Me success

    ICE & Blue&Me
    So I had my iphones 4/4s/5 working in my MQV from day one with the B&M adapter but hated having to go through the steering wheel buttons and never having the control over my music i wanted. I changed to a GQV last week and was very dissapointed when i opened up the glove box to find my 11 plate...
  15. Car start success over the last 20 years or so

    General Motoring Discussion
    I was thinking today about car reliability, and how much it has improved. In theory, with a modern, well maintained car, failed starts should be a thing of the past. Which got me thinking about what I've owned over the last 20 years and whether that's true: Nova SR - failed start x1; cra55ed...
  16. A personal success story - becoming a fully fledged Alfista

    General Alfa Discussion
    Greetings! After 8 months of ownership I have finally, this morning, experienced that special place that all Alfa drivers know, but sometimes forget, exists. Completing my 25 mile commute to work, consisting of town driving, quiet A roads, brutely pot-holed B roads and a short burst of busy...
  17. Success ...and failure

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello, I had a problem recently with smoke coming out of my 159 2.4 diesel exhaust - I was advised it was a regen trying to happen and was advsed to give it a blast down the motorway for 15 mins or so which should clear it. This happened today so I took a detour from work and gave it a good...
  18. Success: 2 of 4 noises issues sorted on the GT!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    This morning I decided to teach my GT a lesson by showing who was boss and not letting these irritating noises ruin my drive. These are/were my issues: 1. Wind noise coming from driver side issue 2. Headunit surround creaking 3. Metal bar behind passenger seat rattling 4. Boot rattle 1. Wind...
  19. success today :P

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    hey guys quick update about my progress cam and head cover of aswell as the pulley heads off bad bit is i cracked a a tappet comments would be great thanx alfio
  20. Spider Roof ECU connection success!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I spent several hours trying to connect to my phase-1 '98 Spider's Airbag ECU with no success at all - even KWP71 failed to connect (also tried Alfadiag, FIATEcuScan, and a program I hadn't heard of before: AlfaOBD.) All of these successfully connected to my engine ECU, proving that the...