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  1. 147 Ti 1.9 turbo diesel advice...struggles on cold startup and tiny bit of blue smoke

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyonr.I need a little advice.....I recently bought a 147 ti turbo diesel,2007 reg.Now its only done 48k miles,serviced 2 weeks ago etc but I think there may be a problem!It struggles to start first thing in the morning and there is a very small amount of light blue smoke too,but only on...
  2. the tiny grille near your knee on the underside of dashboard?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    like my description? I've attached a photo :biglaugh: anyone know what it is? and is it easy to remove? cheers!
  3. Teeny tiny issue with the Ti

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My fellow Alfa-owners.... I've been thoroughly enjoying my Ti...however there is one slight issue (possibly nothing). I seem to have petrol smell that hangs about the fuel cap area after really hard driving ie full throttle bursts. I have replaced the tank,fuel cap and the carbon filter via...
  4. Tiny part needed...

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, apologise this might be in wrong place but can't post in classified yet. I am after a part number for the beige circular plugs marked "Airbag" that slot into holes on mid and rear pillars. My 159 recently had a gearbox rebuild and it seems one of the guys working on it might have needed...
  5. Tiny Dongle

    The Technology Section
    Best £6 I've spent in ages :thumbs: I bought a 2.4GHz 10m range wireless mouse, they're bloody brilliant :D and the dongle is tiny :wow:
  6. Tiny tiny tar spots

    Alfa Giulietta
    Arghhhhh! :cry: Do I live in a medieval tar pit... or does this affect everyone? I seriously think I could spend 24 hours rubbing them off and still find more.
  7. Tiny Hole in exhaust

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    After cleaning out the throttlebody and idle valve recently, starting up the car I noticed a HUGE plume of white smoke out the back (from the tons of carb cleaner presumably) however what concerned me was the small plume of white smoke from the engine compartment. Investigating today I took off...
  8. Tiny van Niekerk (RIP)

    South Africa
    Hi everyone. I would like to pay respect to Tiny van Niekerk . He was the gentle Alfa Giant here in Klerksdorp for many years. Those of you who knew tiny would understand what I mean. For Tiny it wasn't about the money, the workmanship or even the Alfas themselves.It was about the personality...
  9. Had the GTV 2 months and love it - one literally tiny problem ...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    ... I was enthusiastically buffing out the wax I'd applied on the rear end and caught the 'V' on the 24V with the cloth. It came away leaving the black plastic adhesive in place on the car. Very simple question is whether simple super glue will suffice to reaffix it (since I'm sticking the...
  10. Need parts big or tiny? Breaking '96 Spider TS Dorset/Hampshire

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hey everyone, It is with great sadness that I announce someone drove into (head-on) and wrote off my Spider a couple of weeks ago. It wasn't my fault at all, and that's all the more disheartening. I'm on the lookout for a Spider V6 (any tip-offs appreciated) but in order to raise money in the...
  11. Just need a tiny bit of your help

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hello, need some help with the pics below
  12. Just a tiny advice, pls

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    My 1.6 Twinnie had its oil changed cca. 3k miles ago. I havent bee checking it for a while (as I have noticed that it stopped using oil, after the belts were done). Yesterday morning, I checked it and it was very low (though zero degrees cold engine).I put a liter of Selenia in it yesterday...
  13. A tiny bit of white smoke

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 2004 156 2.0 JTS tends to let out a tiny amount of white smoke when it starts up. It only lasts a very small amount of time- but all the same, it does make me worry. So I thought maybe its a head gasket problem, as I know that the car had an engine rebuild after a cam belt failiure (done by...
  14. Dealing with all those tiny surface scratches

    Car Detailing
    Hi all a week into owning my 2ndhand 159 I've now started spotting all the small scratches on its lovely black bodywork. None of them (so far) are deep enough to catch my fingernail in, but long enough to notice, esp with the light grey undercoat showing through. Of course, having bought into...
  15. tiny leakage at sunroof

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    In rainy days, realized a little leakage occurs (sunroof curtain is open) whenever I put in my hand to the space between the roof and the sunroof through backwards. Is this wetness normal? Is there a discharge canal present? Any advise please? How can I improve the sealing rubber of the...
  16. Tiny Part Required

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    I have the original style manual (1970s) door mirrors but one is missing the neoprene gasket thet goes between the mirror and the door. Can't get one anywhere. Anyone got one kicking around? Cheers :)
  17. Tiny GTA!

    Alfa GTA
    Check out this tiny little 147 GTA :cool: Perfect stocking-filler this Christmas :) Made by Gaugemaster: Item Details - Gaugemaster Actually, while you're on their site, check out some of the slot cars they have - do a search for "alfa" and go to page 2 of the search results. Some cool...
  18. Braking/Accelerating - noise like tiny ball brgs rolling to & fro under seat area...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Braking/Accelerating - noise like tiny ball brgs rolling to & fro under seat area... Has anyone else heard this? It's like the noise the kaliedioscope makes when you up-end it, if you know what I mean.... It is more annoying than anything, and if I were a betting man I would say that it is...
  19. tiny bit of white gunk near my oil cap disaster? head gasket?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi i have a make shift oil cap as in another thread just checked it because cant replac eunitl tommorow and there is a tiny bit of white gunk in the oil wat is this please, supposed to be selling the car next week!! Is it the head gasket?? it is only a tiny bit and wiped away!
  20. Sprouts, hats & Happy Man's tiny chopper

    Motoring Images
    AONW had our Chrimbo dinner tonight at the Whipping Stocks in deepest darkest Cheshire, joined by Van & Mrs Van from AONE:cool: From the NW we had me, HM, Scott (Ode), Andy (Wainey) and Jim (73GTV Jim) - nice to meet you btw, Jim:cool: silly hats were the order of the day l-r: Jim, Andy...