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  1. JTD suspect thermostat problem...but only when weather is cold

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Hope someone can shed some light on a suspected thermostat problem with my GT JTD I replaced the thermostat after i bought the car in june (every car i buy seems to need that little job doing) and temp gauge has shown no issues on a journey since, goes up to 90 and stays there. That is until...
  2. Instruments dead suspect fuse

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My three dials water temp, oil pressure and fuel guage have died today. I suspect fuse, anyone know which fuse may be responsible? Any other ideas if not fuse?
  3. Suspect wheel bearing?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, just looking for some advice/help. 2006 GT I've had a drone that has been getting gradually worse that I cannot locate. Initially it started between 50 & 70 mph. Now it comes in at 40ish and doesn't go away. It get really loud at motorway speeds. It increases with speed but not rev's...
  4. Suspect car is dead - seeking new one

    North East
    Morning all, After a visit to Dan at Penrith yesterday (where I discovered my x-plate 156 was in remarkably good condition, which is ironic given what subsequently happened) my journey back to Durham was somewhat traumatic. On my 4th different attempted route back I misjudged the depth of some...
  5. Suspect broken rear spring

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Think i masy be joining the ranks of broken rear Ti springs, have the occasional clunk at low speed, and noticed the rear left is 1-2" lower than the rear right (before and after tonights drive) compressing that side manual I can hear a metallic squeek. Sound about right? On the positive side...
  6. hi, suspect one of the bushes is making noise on passenger side

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I do believe that the front lower arm rear end bushes( or other) on passenger side is making noise. If someone has been on same situation please let me what I have to do
  7. JTDm head gasket suspect pooped!

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    So I think my head gasket on my GT (1.9 JTDm) may have sprung a small leak :cry: basically it over heats on motorways only ( over 80 mph temp guage rockets up - if you back off and stop it very quickly drops back to normal - every time it rises the heating system stops giving...
  8. suspect dirty EGR valve

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I own a 159 JTdm, 200HP. Yesterday when i wanted to start the car, it started up, without any problems. The idle rpm was low(1000rpm) , and i could not get the rev's up, I got it up but very slowly. I suspect that the reason could be a dirty EGR valve. As far as i know i do not get any warning...
  9. day one and its playing up 147 jtd egr suspect

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    well today is the first full day ive had the alfa and the first problem has struck. when to pull away this more it wouldnt rev for a few minute. few mins later its ok. so off i went on my travels. next thing it wont accelerate untill about 2700 rpm then the turbo comes in witha big bang. so i...
  10. oil pressure and temp gauge a bit suspect

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    My gauges seem to have gained a mind of their own recently, the oil pressure gauge really scared me when it dropped to near zero but then picked back up again so i knew it was the gauge, same goes for the temp gauge, it drops and rises depending which way the wind blows, fuel gauge is OK apart...
  11. 156 TS won't start - suspect starter motor problem

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys. Purchased a 156 about two weeks ago. On three occasions I have been unable to start it. The first time I ignored it. Second time I got a bit worried, and thankfully the third time I think i've narrowed it down. However I could still use your advice. So it's a 2003 156 TS Monza, 2.0L 4...
  12. Alfa GT 2.0JTS Suspect Timing

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    About 9 months ago I had the cam belt changed on my 2.0GT JTS which had been running perfectly to this point. The change was done on age, the car has just done 30000 miles and is 6 years old with a full service history. After being quoted about £1300 from the local main dealer to do this along...
  13. Suspect EGR fault ? A quick test...

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    It seems there's no definitive way to tell if yoiu have an EGR fault or if yoiu are going to need to remove it to check it, or worse still pay someone else to do it. Here's one viable way to check if a faulty EGR is responsible for poor running. Cut a thin sheet from a drinks can, 40-45mm wide...
  14. A wet and I suspect unfortunate 156

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    BBC News - Home There was a picture there but now it's gone!
  15. Knocking noise but not suspension ...! Steering suspect

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    1st knocking niggle in ages .....getting a knocking noise and it appears to be from the steering mechanism .....the only way I can induce the noise to to slowly drive and move steering left/right , clearly the noise I am experiencing at low speeds and variable ....sailing over speed bumps...
  16. Waterpump suspect!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Not driven car for a few days, this morning decided to check oil, etc. before taking it out and discovered that the coolant tank was EMPTY! Changed the rad and thermostat recently and filled with new coolant and was keeping an eye out to see if any coolant leaks/loss anywhere, all was fine...
  17. Car wont start - suspect battery ??

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi there, came to start car today, and it wont start, central locking lights etc all work, so not sure if battery OK or not. Last drove car 2 days ago, and has always started first turn, never had a problem with battery. Now when I try to start just get rapid clicking sounds, dials flick, if I...
  18. suspect fuel pump failure.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    my brother in laws 2.4 jtd doe.s not start, mec suspects fuel pump failure, this is not a common problem in the 2.4 10v jtd is it. second hand pump from breaker is £200.
  19. Suspect fuel pump problem

    Alfa GTA
    I don't know if its my imagination but one day coming back home was stopped at the lights, air conditioning on and the outside temp was about 32' everything was running well when I noticed the revs just dropped and the engine nearly stopped, anyway car's running fine and nothing happened after...
  20. 164 12v suspect head gasket

    Alfa 164 & 166
    My early 164 3.0 has just expired on the M25 in a cloud of steam with my Mum at the wheel. :( It sounds like the head gasket has gone. Just wondered if anyone has experience of replacing the gaskets on the 12v engine? I am a pretty competent amateur mechanic, any advice on the time scale and...
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