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  1. Maxpeedingrods - thoughts?

    Tuning & Upgrades
    I've already touched on this in other threads, and never ended up buying any because of other people's wildly different experiences of them, but I've noticed a few interesting things on the internet of late and given the current political situation I figure this may be the last chance to get the...
  2. any thoughts

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    before i start tearing the engine apart has anyone come across this issue and solved it 2.4 jtdm qtronic egr blanked swirl flaps removed car runs normal for a while then after accelerating and the boost dropping the boost will only get to 1/4 boost car will only do 11mph up hill and will max...
  3. Rusty sills - thoughts?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    The sills have suddenly bubbled on both sides, front and rear, all in the last few months. On closer inspection, they are rusting from the inside!! Looks like I’ve caught it just in time. Are there any common weakness where water can get in? I did find one small hole in the wheel arch (at the...
  4. 916 TS Gearbox oil thoughts

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi folks, considering replacing the gearbox oil on my 2002 TS Spider and have two questions: 1. Car mileage is 70k - is it worth doing ? I mean is it part of a service interval or done once at the factory and thats it for life ? 2. Manual says API GL5 75w80 -searching online brings up...
  5. Window Fault - thoughts?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Typically whilst pouring with rain and freezing cold, the drivers door window developed a fault. The window rolled down, accompanied by a horrible crunching sound (like walking on broken glass). It is the same when closing other than it jammed half way. I managed to close it thankfully with...
  6. QV Wheels for 159 in perfect fitment. Thoughts?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Guys, I am new to the Alfa scene. Always wanted one. Bought a 2010 159 2.0 JTDM 170 Ti. So far I have fully poly bushed the car. Full Bilstein suspension with eibach springs. Fully refurbed the Brembo brakes to factory standard. Removed the dpf, cat and blocked the egr off with an Alfatune...
  7. AP suspension kit - installation and thoughts

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I promised i would leave a review of the AP suspension setup on my other thread,so here goes... Background I purchased a very cheap 147 sport Q2 from a friend,it needed a few bits to get it through the MOT,front upper arms,tyres discs/pads. So i ordered the parts,ended up doing both front...
  8. More subframe thoughts

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello all, like a lot of people i'm having to replace the 'flower pot' part of the bumpstop. It's totally rusted through due to the water ingress from the subframe drainage hole. There are steel and stainless replacements, but shouldn't the solution be covering the drainage part of the...
  9. Thoughts on the new (diesel) Giulia

    Republic of Ireland
    A client/friend bought one and after lunch I had a drive in it with him. I didn't hammer it as that would have been rude (and foolhardy considering I'm no Fernando Alonso). VERY nice. For a diesel I thought it was quite smooth and refined. Driver seat was very nice and it felt very taut around...
  10. Any thoughts on oil leak

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Removed my DMF for replacement with a SMF at the weekend and found signs of engine oil, firstly in the bottom of the gearbox bell housing then once the flywheel was removed, around the rear crank seal and block (it was also on the sump. There has been a longstanding leak from around the cam...
  11. New 159 Sportwagon. Thoughts and advice

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Having owned a 147 for a few years I succumbed to the charms of a 159. Its a 159 Ti TBI. The car is definitely a step up from the 147. In terms of quality and performance. Which is helped by some auto delta upgrades. The only thing thats bugging me is there seems to be quite a lot of road...
  12. T.S. Igniton upgrade ideas / thoughts?

    Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    Right so my coil pack failed fairly spectaculary luckily I was there to catch it before it got too bad see attahced. Any way its time to replace the coils they have lasted pretty well atleast 10 years if not 25!! So what are the options? Original Bosch Replacment : 0221600054 Quite...
  13. 156 GTA Insurance Valuation - Any thoughts?

    Alfa GTA
    I've just got my 52 Reg 156 GTA back from a glass-out respray, and am going to request an increase in its Insurance agreed value. I was going to request £10,000 , but I'm wondering whether I should try for £12,000. Body work is perfect, including brand new front wings. Wheels, hubs and brake...
  14. Tuning boxes - thoughts????

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Guys, I have a 159TI and was thinking of getting a tuning box fitted at some point, or is it better to get it remapped any Advice would be helpful. Ian
  15. Bumper thoughts

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I'm interested to know, how would a cup front bumper look on a Gtv but without any of the additional cup parts (skirts wings etc)? Anyone sporting this look and have pics? Cheers, Tom
  16. Your thoughts on price

    Alfa GTA
    Hello all, If you have time, can you have a look at the advert on ebay for the grey alfa 156 gta saloon for sale in Southampton (priced 4425 or 4435), and tell me if the price matches what you'd consider it's worth. (Its the cat c 150000 miler) The highest offer so far is 3500 Thanks
  17. Any thoughts on this Spider S3 for auction?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos Clearly had a lot of work done.
  18. GTV 916 V6 vs GT 937 V6 thoughts?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi Guys, I've asked this on the Ozzie forums but happy for you awesome guys to give your opinions here also..... Has anyone OWNED both the V6 versions of the 916 GTV and the 937 GT, and if yes, what were your thoughts? Manual GT not selespeed prefered of course but welcome on all input. I...
  19. Does anyone have any thoughts on the Uberfix MD device?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all. I came across this device recently on the web. It looks pretty cheap for a diagnostic device. Does anyone have any experience of it? Will it work on our cars? Presentation Product page
  20. Best sounding engines (with youtube clips) - thoughts?

    General Motoring Discussion
    I spent / wated the evening last night listening to various engines and thinking about which ones sound nicest. V6: The 2.0 Turbo Busso is the winner for V6s IMO, but there is some close competition, even from my E320 with a resonator delete: V8: I can't really think of a V8 which sounds...