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  1. Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV 2014 - Engine Bay Noise/ Whine/ Tick (With Video)

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi All, My Giulietta QV that I just bought (48,000kms) has a weird whine/ tick noise when accelerating/ gaining revs, when driving and in park. It’s quite noticeable and doesn’t at all sound like a standard tick from injectors etc. It gets higher pitch with higher revs. Any ideas? The timing...
  2. Shark 'stick' vacuum

    The Technology Section
    Anyone have one of these? I've been tempted by a stick vacuum for a while, for the convenience and the smaller storage space needed. But are they genuinely as powerful as a corded vacuum, as they claim? I was originally tempted by the Dyson V10 - but put off it and others by the astronomical...
  3. 66plate 2.0L jtdm clattery tick over

    Alfa Giulietta
    Start the car when engine is warm (possibly after regen or mid regen) and it runs like a bag of spanners. Turn it off and then restart and all is fine. No eml or stored codes. Anyone else had this?
  4. Mito lumpy tick over.......

    Alfa MiTo
    A member of my family has a Mito 1.4 petrol, 59 plate I believe. It's a little lumpy on tick over, other than that it runs fine. We've cleaned all the intake system, changed one of the coil packs after one broke apart while we were testing them, and checked the plugs, they are all a nice light...
  5. My 916 GTV tick

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I own a 2002 916 GTV and when the battery is flat and I disconnect the battery to charge the car, the car begins to audibly tick or click, if anyone has any ideas to what this ticking could be I would appreciate it.
  6. Do Giulietta Diesels tick when cold?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi folks I've been pondering a replacement for my faithful (but dull) Skoda Octavia for a few months. Looked at a few options but it's hard to get past the looks of the Giulietta. A new one is well outside my price range but I've seen a 1.6 JTDM-2 Lusso at auction with low miles (20k) that...
  7. 147 Engine Tick. Can anyone help identify?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've noticed a mechanical 'tick' noise from my beloved 2007 1.6 147. I've uploaded a clip of the noise, I would be very grateful if anyone can help identify what it is (I'm trying to figure out if I should be worried or not). When the engine is under load, it seems to go away. When the engine...
  8. Deposit on a 159ti, tick

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Happy man, as I have just put a deposit down on a 159ti in black, looking forward to collecting it in 12 days time as I am off to the US on Saturday. Dealer said they will even replace the waterpump/cambelt for me. It's the 2.0 170bhp, and it WILL be getting remapped, my nearest is Angel...
  9. Help Needed With Engine Tick

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Ticking Noise Between Engine And Gearbox Hi all, The engine in my 1.9 jtd is making an unusual ticking noise at idle. The noise stops as soon as the accelerator is pressed, even slightly. The noise isn't present when the engine is cold, only when it warms up. It's hard to pin point exactly...
  10. Lumpy tick over

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, Had an on going niggle for a while now so time to ask the experts. When I start My T.S from cold the tick over is only just enough to keep it running with a lot of vibration and the revs bounce between 1000 and stall. it also sounds like a misfire for a minute or so. I have changed the...
  11. Tick Tock

    The Technology Section
    Evening all. Does anyone know where I can get old mechanical watches serviced/ repaired without taking out another mortgage?. I'm Birmingham way. :confused:
  12. Rest my weary mind.. and what makes you tick?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hello all, I'm looking at buying a Giulietta. I travel 20,000 miles a year (sometimes more) so am naturally looking at the Diesels. I've test driven both the 2.0JTDM and the 1.6 and for me, I couldn't justify the extra fuel cost for the 2litre.. so 1.6 it is! Now the question is (and I know, I...
  13. Tick Tock...

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All Another Newbie question... Under hard acceleration I hear a "rattling" or "ticking" noise from the engine bay. I'm assuming this is normal as my 2010 159 JTD has just had a service and only just passed 21,500km. Is the noise I'm hearing the timing chain reacting to the hard acceleration...
  14. Aircon/Heater tick tock sound

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys, I have notcied when I put the heater on and set it to heat up the car, I hear a tick tock tick tock, pretty much like a clock....I sat there for a while wondering why there was a clock in my car! I turned the heater off and it went away I set it to cool and it went away but set it to...
  15. Tick over

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Is your car the same?
  16. Tick

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Have a strange ticking foim the dash? like a clock ticking
  17. Letting a turbo engined car tick over for a minute after a high speed run

    General Alfa Discussion
    before turning off the engine. I seem to remember that this was a recommendation on turbo engined cars years ago, does this still apply on modern diesels??
  18. sud won't tick over??

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Am looking for some help with a set of dellorto carbs lads?? I got a 1.5 sud that had a missfire. When i got the car home i found 2 of the idle jets where blocked solid and the air screws where wound right out to obviously try and compensate for the poor tick over and running. The owner had...
  19. my poor Alfa will not start lights on, will not tick over, nothing

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    ok new battery fitted few months ago but the car has been sitting here for a while, i knew it has been dead for a while so i got some jumper cables on it today. lights come on and when i go to start it it will not tick over continuelsy. it may do it once and then no more do i need to charge...
  20. Tick over revs only, no power and fixed

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    2.4 JTDM 68,000 miles. Lost power to the car the other day. Was ticking over beautifully but wouldn't rev and no warning lights what so ever. Anyway Mr AA man diagnosed the problem and the AA warranty footed the bill. Defective Air Flow Meter. One for the back pocket in case anyone suffers...