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  1. Giulia whistle at tickover in cabin

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi folks.. I'm new here so sorry if I've got this post in the wrong place! I have a late 2017 Giulia Veloce and I'm experiencing a non rev related constant whistle in the cabin at a standstill .. sounds like behind the passenger seat but can also hear outside on passenger side.. any thoughts...
  2. 2.0 JTDm uneven tickover

    Alfa Giulietta
    Our Giulietta seems to have developed a slight issue. At idle the tickover speed is occasionally unsteady and the revs bounce up and down. It has only just started doing this in the last couple of days, and it happens occasionally at all engine temperatures right through from cold to hot. Once...
  3. Engine won't rev above tickover

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Just posted in the Engines forum on this latest challenge with the 145 QV: Please help if you can!
  4. Tick-over on a V6

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi All What revs do PH 2 V6's idle at once warm? Mine seems very low about 200-250rpm, cold idle is 1200 rpm. She failed the idling test for an MOT but it passed at high revs ? I had a new lambda fitted last year, could it be a coil pack or Maf issue, I'm wondering if it's over fueling at idle...
  5. Erratic tickover on 916 Spider

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    The tick-over on my Spider has suddenley become erratic and occasionally cuts out altogether. Its ok on choke. Any Ideas?
  6. 1.4MA tickover

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, The idle on my 1.4MA has seemed a little high rpm wise and slightly vibratory over the 3 years i have owned it. 2 weeks ago a flat exhaust sound developed at idle which seemed to be at lower rpm in traffic than before but would go away if you added 100rpm. now everything has changed, the...
  7. engine will not tickover

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello I have a 159sw 2.4ti, I have owned the car for two years with no real problems until recently it started to cut out on the approach to junctions and roundabouts for no reason. I have noticed the car runs fine from cold but when it reaches normal temp on the gauge it won't tick over it...
  8. Smell inside the cabin on Tickover

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hey ya'll, can someone help, i seem to be getting a smell inside my cabin when stationery, it's not there when driving. Switch the fan off and i can't smell it, put the cabin filters on and i can't smell it. It smells like oil burning. Its on my 166 Busso
  9. Erratic tickover

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    V6 is ticking over at between 1200 and 1700rpm. I have replaced the throttle body and pedentiometer to cure an intermittant injector light problem. This did the trick but then the tickover was erratic, have now replaced the MAF and also the air filter for good measure. Disconnected the battery...
  10. Giulietta tct tickover vibration

    Alfa Giulietta
    Only had my car since late December (though it's our 4th Alfa) so i was wondering if it's normal for a petrol Giulietta TCT to have a rather unpleasant vibration through the seat when stationery? The buzzing makes the mirrors blurry and you actually see the drivers door mirror shaking. Feels...
  11. Really lumpy tickover and harder to start when warm

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hey guys, I've searched for results but I want to get some more opinions before I buy anything. About a month ago I noticed that the tickover was really lumpy when the car warmed up. It was also more difficult to start, say 10 seconds before it catches. It always used to start immediately...
  12. lumpy tick-over cured

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    the car has always had a lumpy tick over but seemed to drive ok, passed mot emmissions no problem and all the spark plugs had the same brown deposits. I had tested the resistance of the ignition coils and 3 had a reading of 0.3 and one of them was 0.4 which I thought was acceptable. Anyway...
  13. 2.4 Jtd Spider Tickover Misfire only when warm

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I wonder if someone can help me with a fault on my 2007 2.4 Jtd Spider. I have read through all the 2.4 Jtd Tickover problem threads but mine seems to be different, here are the Symptoms: From cold, you start the car & let it tickover, it starts absolutely perfectly & ticks over with no...
  14. Finally solved tickover problem

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Been hunting this one down for a while. Tickover hunting up and down between 500 and 2000 revs until engine warmed up and it settled. Changed all inlet pipes and removed resonator box. Yesterday I resolved to remove and clean the throttle body but I couldn't quite work out which bolts to undo to...
  15. GTV TS running fast on idle on tickover after 7 months storage

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    GTV TS running fast on idle after 7 months storage Got my GTV out of the garage today after winter hibernation and it is running at around 1300 revs. I can get it down to about 1000 by turning the air conditioning on full blast. The fans are also cutting in before the car reaches 90 degrees but...
  16. Misfire on tickover - V6 - the pro's are stumped!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Now then, I've brought this up before on here and I'm still no further on - so let's see what you're made of... I have a 1999 GTV V6. It's on just over 100k but engine was fully rebuilt just over 15k ago (4 years ago) at SDR Autos. It's the only Alfa I or you have ever owned that doesn't burn...
  17. high tickover

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Started the spider after work tonight and it would start but immediately die on me. Got it going after a couple of attempts and blipped the throttle a couple of times. Car then started but then began to idle at 2000 revs. Had a look as the throttle cable but all appears ok and tried moving in a...
  18. GQV noise at Tickover?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, had my GQV a few weeks and I love it, been noticing that when the car is warm and ticking over it has a very diesel type noise to it? I think I have read somewhere this before but just thought I would check, once moving it is not heard and is very smooth thanks in advance for any advice/info.:)
  19. High Tick-Over

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 1.8TS 156 shows almost precisely 1000 revs at tick-over once warmed up (and has done ever since I got it). Strange thing is that it never sounds as if it's ticking over too high - and it's beautifully smooth. To be honest, I'm unlikely to do much about it as it really doesn't seem to be a...
  20. tickover now sorted.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    at last my spider is back on throttle body, and new idle actuator,english prices over 800 pounds....... left it with my local garage here in Tenerife,3months later........all done with all new parts,and an m.o.t. thrown in,450euros...happy bunny.:lol: