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  1. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    See attached. What does NBC, NPG & especially NQS stand for ? Where are sensors? NQS is at -40 C & even though its cold outside, im pretty sure i would have noticed if THAT cold ;-)
  2. Alfa GTA
    Hi All, Completed my clutch damper delete mod at the weekend and it instantly gave me a perfect clutch pedal. First time I have had such a thing since I got the car, Massive improvement in consistency, feel and smoothness. However, I am still somehow getting air in the system?? It seems to...
  3. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Good evening all. I know there are many posts on 159 parking sensors but has anyone had experience of them playing up due to temperature change? Mine have played up for about three years in cold weather, but as soon as the ambient temperature hits around 25C, they start working again, with no...
  4. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Anyone else get loud squeaks after their 147 (or indeed any car) has been parked in the sun for a few hours? It seems to come from the boot or maybe a bit lower. Nothing wrong really but it's annoying and makes the car sound like it's in some disrepair. Any pressure points that could be oiled?
  5. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Been plagued with EML on code P0401 / force reset every few days during the summer , now that normal temperatures have resumed with fresh clean air it's went off itself and stayed off ! Anyone got a scientific explanation?
  6. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Very sure this isn't the headgasket, no gunk, no power loss and i can see a leak but i can't identify where it is coming from. Had a very scary moment today driving dow a local dual carriage way and noticed the temperature rising, not quickly but i could see it. Pulled into a layby and the...
  7. 1977 Alfetta Gtv/mario Andretti #212/300

    Always garaged in high desert.
  8. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hello guys! I've read about steering pump whining, about fluids and all, but non of the topics gives answer to my worries. I had very slight steering wheel juddering on low revs from the moment I bought the car. I said to my self, what the hell, i will drive it until it worsens and it was not...
  9. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    hello all, I have a 2.0 GTV (nov 2003) hope someone can help, recently ive noticed that when stationery my temperature rises to about 100, the fan then cuts in and reduces it to about 91-92. Is this normal ? I thought before that the fan cut in at around 90, unless i was imagining it. is it...
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT 156 2.0ltr veloce x reg does`nt like these very cold days.When its around -8 my engine overheats and there is no heat from the blowers in the cab.When the outside temp rises the engine goes back to normal.Is this a thermostat problem?
  11. Introduce Yourself
    Hi.....over the last fews weeks when the temperature has been around -7 to -8 my 156 engine has been overheating and there is no heat coming from the blower in the cab.When the outside temp rises to around freezing everything goes back to normal!! Is this a thermostat problem??
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Just wondering if anyone can help, read a few posts but just want to confirm before i go out and buy bits and pieces. Si i have a 2001 147 1.6 lusso 120 BHP I have noticed of late the temperature gauge not quaite reaching 90 even when going around town, the most worrying thing is whenever...
  13. General Alfa Discussion
    Mix a gallon of petrol in a tank to diesel to prevent it waxing up? I seem to remember that this would work in the past, however with the modern common rail systems, emissions control and sensors everywhere can this still be done? Was going to put a fiver of petrol in the tank just as a...
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Only noticed today whilst doing 70 ish ! on the motorway that my temperature gauge goes up to approx 100 degrees from the usual 90 degrees, once i return to legal speeds it drops back to 90 again , no problems with overheating at all and no problems when sitting in traffic, probabaly just me...
  15. General Alfa Discussion
    Has anybody tried Redlines Wetter Water or similar additives to help with coolant temperature/heat transfer? Sounds interesting especially since my car tends to reach max temp after 5 laps on a slow circuit like mondello thats doesn't allow the...
  16. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    At normal travelling the temperature sits around 80 - 90 , but then in traffic,eg. town and idle it climbs to around 97-98 and the fan controls this back to 94 and so on does this tell me that the stat does not open enough? It does look like its a bit hot at idle?:rolleyes:
  17. Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    i fitted an exhaust manifold heat wrap and it really seems to do its job! at slow speeds the temp averages around 40C, when cruising holds a steady 60C and only when really pushing it will it just hit 80C. (this was after 7 constant second gear laps around a go-kart track :) ) So if your ts is...
  18. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Can anyone advise me on on the normal running temp of the V6... Mine is running with indicator on about 3 quarters... Is this right...??
  19. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    As the title says the stock 33 1.7QV engine of my Sud loses a noticeable amount of power when the outside temperature is over 25 degrees Celsius or in humid days. Of course this is expected because of the thinner air going through the intake under these conditions but i was wandering if there is...
  20. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Chaps I've noticed lately, now that summer has arrived, that my 156 V6 seems to have less pulling power at higher revs whenever the outside air temperature is above ~25 degrees. Take yesterday afternoon - went for a 45 mile drive and it was 27 degrees in Manchester (yeah I know) :eek: . On the...
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