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  1. Did I do the right thing? Not buying GTV V6

    General Alfa Discussion
    Have been developing a strong need for a GTV V6 recently, having previously owned a 156 and a 33 16v and now have some spare funds for a weekend car. Saw a nice looking ph1, knew it had a few age related issues (117k miles) but recent cambelt and clutch got me interested. Priced just over £3k...
  2. Sponge Thing - Front Wing

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I removed the small wing panels just to check for hidden rust. Lot's of road filth fell out etc - no rust. There is a foam / sponge thing shoved behind the inner wing. What is it for and can I just pull it out and throw it away?
  3. Is fly wheel replacement a thing?

    Alfa GTA
    I’ve just started getting some clutch slip at 50k miles on the V6 GT, so will have to look at getting the clutch replaced next year. I know the dmf usually gets changed with diesel clutch change, but I can’t find much on V6’s having new flywheels unless it’s a GTV SMF conversion. Have you GTA...
  4. 159 1.9 Black Plastic thing at the back of the engine

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Ive tried to search, but the title wont return anything infromative :) there is a black plastic tub like thing at the back of my engine, with a pipe at the bottom, and a pipe coming from the inlet, and one going over to the right hand side of the engine. Im currently trying to diagnose a funny...
  5. Either brave or the other thing...

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi everyone, Apologies for the length of this, but it's the story of how one idiot bought his first Alfa... After much deliberation, drooling and should I/shouldn't I? I decided that it's better to regret something you have done than something you haven't, the bullet was bitten and I bought a...
  6. What car genre will be the next big thing when the SUV love ends?

    General Motoring Discussion
    Hey everyone :) As we know, the hatchbacks' and saloons' dominance is pretty much over, with the public desiring high-riding SUVs and crossovers. But, as hatchback and saloon sales have shown us, what's popular today, may not be popular tomorrow, so the SUVs and crossovers' crown may slip one...
  7. Starting issue only first thing in morning

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello everyone, I have an Alfa romeo gt 1.9 150-170 cloverleaf. I am a little frustrated with my Alfa! I am hoping someone on here can help as the local garage can not seem to work out what's up. First thing in the morning it will not start unless I leave the ignition on for 3-5 mins before...
  8. One thing you didn't know about your Giulia?

    Alfa Giulia
    There's a thread on the American forum where owners say one thing about their car that they didn't know at first - which may be useful to others. Seems a good idea but not sure if they have specific versions. For example are the drinks holders really different diameters? Anyway let us know...
  9. Boot rubber bumper thing

    Alfa Giulia
    one of the boot rubber protector things has dropped off (and been lost) i noticed on friday. these are the 'twirly' ice cream cone shaped balck things on the underside of the boot. i noticed its caused a scratch on the underside of the boot where its hitting it. anyone else had this...
  10. Strange thing after changing the oil. URGENT

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Today I change engine oil. At the beginning I will mention that my car was on the ramp,so the front of the car was at a higher level than the back of the car(take a look on photo). I also remove the hoses from the oil cooler to drain oil from that cooler. From there it came out about 300ml...
  11. Boot liner plastic thing

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Does any know what the plastic thing in the rear of the trunk that is holding the boot liner up is called? A small plastic piece broke off in one of the corners and now the bootliner is falling into the spare wheel area. I'm having trouble looking for a replacement part, because I have no idea...
  12. Replacing rear springs - any thing I should know?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    New here - so sorry if I miss anything! My SO has a 2007 Alfa 147 - 45k miles. The rear springs are heavily corroded & so are the rear brake discs so I'll be replacing all that within the month. I haven't done alot of work on cars, but recently replaced the rear shocks on my BMW and I figured...
  13. The old swirl flap thing

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all and what a joy to have so much experience and knowledge just sitting there waiting for a dummy like me to come along. I have decided to remove the swirl flaps before I have a problem based on the experience/advice of you all. So!!! I have an 06 147 JTDm with an aluminium intake manifold...
  14. The best thing about owning an Alfa is...

    General Alfa Discussion
    As I eagerly await the weekend so I can collect my first Alfa - a very cheap 92k 159 2.4 - I wondered what the best thing is about owning one. My main cars previously have been enthusiasts cars; a couple of classic minis and mx-5s, so I was wondering what makes everyone appreciate their Alfa? If...
  15. What does this thing in the glove box do??

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello Guys, bought my first Alfa 2 days ago. A nice 2.4 jtd TI from 2009. Lovely car. It has a few miles on it but it looks like new both outside & inside :) It does have a few issues of wich i now know arent uncommun in a alfa... Menu doesnt work in the stalk and glowsystem not available...
  16. Strange thing happened getting my car serviced today

    General Motoring Discussion
    Strange thing happened getting my car serviced today at my Alfa Specialist. I walk in there to pick it up and pay the bill and people start saying hello to me like they know me. Not just once but twice and three times. The strangest occurance. Normally where ever I go even to my Alfa Specialist...
  17. The Thing I Love Most About My Giulia

    Alfa Giulia
    So to counter some of the negativity in this lounge and particularly to reassure some of the nervous newbies awaiting the delivery of their new Giulia, I'd invite you to post the ONE thing you love most about your Giulia. No *****ing, no moaning, no squabbling, no telling tales to the mods, no...
  18. The most bizzare thing...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys The strangest thing just happened, was cleaning the back of my 147 Q2 out, just rubbish from the footwells, the front and back doors were open, keys in my pocket, when all of a sudden all four windows went down about 4 inches, front and back. I hadn't touched the electric button...
  19. Strange thing happened!

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi All Something odd happened yesterday - for some reason the QF (locked and on the drive for the last day) decided to lower all it's windows - luckily my Wife noticed as it had just started raining, but I have no idea what could have caused this - keys were in their usual place, no one came on...
  20. Alfa 159 SW flasher unit relay thing

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All, Can anyone tell me where the flasher unit relay thing on my 159 sw is? going to replace with an LED compatible one to make LED indicator bulbs work.....the manual isn't particularly helpful unfortunately! cheers
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