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  1. Spare a thought??

    South Africa
    Hi all! Newbie to your group. No newbie as being totally infatuated by Alfa Romeo for quite some time now. Only ever owned predominantly older Alfas and will continue doing so. I wanted to know what your experience has been with Alfa service and individuals who are known as the Alfa Gurus in...
  2. I thought they were all Red

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello, just joined, I have a 1977 Spider Veloce in Blue nearing the end of restoration, my trouble is part of it came in bits and putting it back together is a bit of a jigsaw, so I may have some questions. The title is curtsey of my neighbour who is constantly telling me it should be Red
  3. A Simple tyre change i thought

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Well going on holday in 2 weeks so thought i would change the front tyres as looking a little warn. Took it to my friends garage and the sodding locking nut went snap.. Oh the joys.. Needs less to say got it off and the rest of the locking nuts removed and replaced. Aso took all others nuts...
  4. worrying thought

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    ok, after my keys through the washing machine experience i thought about getting a new key cut and programmed .... the thing is when i bought the car there was no keycard present. i assume there is a code on the card that has to be programmed into the new key or its a dud. any hints and tips on...
  5. Bare Metal Prep... Rust free I thought..

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    So my original scuttle panel had been repaired a long way back by a po... It had started to rust badly on the repair section, so I was on the look out for a rust free RHD spider scuttle panel. Not many about! I found one which looked nice, no repairs and no rust.. so I thought... Its back to...
  6. I saw these and thought of you guys

    Alfa GTA
    While browsing i saw these , it looks like they have 3 of them and all new . So if you can grab a spare before the traders do and charge you £1500 for one I think i see Chris155 wanted 1 somewhere hope it helps someone...
  7. I thought I'd found her but it wasn't to be ☹️

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Every year when we go on holiday I dream of finding a barn find Alfa and today whilst driving through rural Provance I caught just a glimpse of what I knew was a Guilia in a field outside a ramshackle farm house. I slammed on the anchors and drove down the farm track and there she was, a tatty...
  8. Thought i would share my new exhaust i made

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Bought some bends and made this
  9. If you thought Alfa turbo diesels were problematic

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just to cheer up the endless stream of victims of AR turbodiesel boost issues, who may have thought 'I should have bought a Golf instead'... My son has a 2004 Seat Leon FR 1.9 tdi 150, that shows how VW does it. It's a very nice car in excellent condition. It's the same PD engine as the Mk4...
  10. Thought I'd found MY 166 replacement. Crowbar not required.

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Don't know IF any of you can recall my critical selection for the vehicle to get MY hearse out of my 166's without the need for a crowbar. Criteria were 1) £3k swappage /scrappage for one of MY BEASTIES. (probably Lacey after I get the dosh for the autobox ECU.)(Oh and the 15 year old timing...
  11. ..thought i'd share this with you!

    South Africa
    hi there guys. look what drove in to my shop today!!!! Sud GTA all the way from CT.
  12. Thought I'd say Hi

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi folks, I've been nosing around here for a week now and just wanted to say hi. I bought my 1st ever alfa last week and am loving it (except for today, but that's another story lol) I have a blue Brera 2.2JTS and have lusted after one for many years. Well the time was right so I hunted a...
  13. Thought I'd drop in and sya hi

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi All Having owned a Alfasud 1.5 TI many years ago, I decided to relive the Alfa dream and have just purchased a 159 2.4 JTDM. Its a 2.4 Lusso (57 plate) with EGR/DPF delete, remap and good service history. There are one or two niggles to sort out but otherwise its a very clean 9 year old...
  14. Just a thought

    General Motoring Discussion
    nothing too serious but, it might be that needs must... First baby due soon, MIGHT be looking for a bigger car than my Giulietta, either a small ish estate or decent size saloon. Got to be petrol, with some punch and decent handling, avg 30mpg with a budget of 9/10K. Unfortunately the above...
  15. For some unfathomable reason thought I'd pop back

    Introduce Yourself
    As I've broken more than one Alfa recently & may need some advice/resource and believe it or not there are some pleasant people on here :-) DB
  16. Some news I thought you'd like

    Republic of Ireland
    So last year I said goodbye to my beloved GTV, thankfully it went to a good home. Anyway, long story short I got s brand spanking new Golf. However, take a gander at the email I just got from the garage when asked what they just replaced. Let me know if something catches your eye. Sent...
  17. Thought I'd change the spark plugs, but...

    Alfa MiTo
    This would have been an easy job on my 147. But not the MiTo. The first image clearly shows a quite firmly fitted pipe laying across the first coil pack - no way around it except remove the pipe! Need to get a decent replacement clamp first. The second conundrum was how to undo the coil pack...
  18. Just when I thought it was going so well...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, Just spend an enjoyable afternoon in the garage starting to assess my GTV in detail prior to getting further quotes for the paintwork... Only i seem to have come up with another problem!? Basically the car won't turn over or start. (Turns over 1 or 2 times on the key then dead)...
  19. Thought i would share incase you need

    Tuning & Upgrades
    TO START DO NOT MESS WITH YOUR CAR's ECU UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR DOING!!!!!!! IF YOUR UNSURE DONT MESS ABOUT LET THE PRO's DO IT!!!!!!!! Hi all I made a thread on a ecu tuning forum helping people get their Original Ecu file in case they need it for tuning etc etc. So im adding it here so...
  20. i thought you 4c fans would like this

    South Africa
    http://youtu.be/HBEp6vPtOXg
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