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  1. Tip for changing gearbox oil

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Just changed my gearbox oil just in case it would have an effect on my 2nd gear pop-out problem. Of course it didn't but for £12 worth of oil it was worth a punt. Access to thefiller hole is difficult. But I bought this pump jar in a local hairdressing supply shop. It holds a litre, pumps...
  2. A tip off.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I don't frequent this part of the forum, but anybody looking for a Brera and near to East Anglia, may pick up a snip, as I'm not sure dealers go for them much, compared to quick selling, hatchbacks etc. Home | Anglia Car Auctions
  3. A simple 156 2.0 TS performance tip

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Am doing a rebuild of "Ruby's" engine after she was "Torpedoed" in the Brissy Mega-Storms the other month & suffered bent Conrods due to Hydro locking. I am balancing & lightening the Conrods & Pistons while they are out, the lighter these heavy components are, the more it helps the engine to...
  4. Handy Tip if Blue&Me isn't displaying/playing certain songs

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've been stumped by Blue&Me's stubbornness w/ regards to playing some songs since getting my 159. I recently found the cause for it and thought there's bound to be at least one person with the same problem. Basically it seems to hate big album art files. I looked through all of my mp3 files...
  5. 939 model important seasonal tip

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    939 model is of course 159, Brera and Spider. This time of the year when there are a lot of leaves about I pay particular attention to the leaves which find their way under the bonnet above the scuttle. The scuttle drain on the drivers side does have a habit of collecting leaves and debris...
  6. Exhaust Tip

    South Africa
    Where can I find an exhaust tip like this I'm happy with my exhaust but would like for it to look more like this. Almost the same as the Audi Q3 and A4's
  7. Air Distribution tip for summer

    Alfa Giulietta
    Assuming you don't use AUTO then here's a simple tip it took me 6 months to discover :o To get significantly increased flow to the face level vents simply turn off the flow to the screen (UP Arrow) and floor vents (DOWN Arrow). I've found this this gives a nice blast of air even just on speed...
  8. TIP - Gaining 25mm of ground clearance

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Gained 25mm of ground clearance by resetting the under tray. I losened the tray bolts then put a trolley jack in the middle. I pumped it up about 100mm then tightened all the fixings. When I let it down it settled at a higher point. From examining the seated bolts I can see it's the 3 at the...
  9. [TIP] Alfa Giulietta AUX installation (for those with USB only)

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, Since I got my G a month ago having moved from a Bravo I really wanted to get an AUX in on the existing head unit but NOBODY would help me at the dealers. It seemed I'd need a new head unit or go without. After a bit of researching and some long nights trawling some forums, I finally...
  10. air con tip

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My air con was not working correctly when Ifirst purchased the car. Only seemed cool on coolest temp setting /climate control type/ then if you selected 17 or 18 warm air started coming out . Their are two small vents under the control knobs on eeitherside one blank and the oother grill type...
  11. Headlight cleaning tip - toothpaste !!!

    Car Detailing
    I came across this tip on another forum because the Mazda headlights were getting quite foggy. Dead easy and cheap to duo with brilliant results. Simply wash the headlights with a degreaser to remove any rubbish, smear toothpaste all over the headlight, buff with an electric devise ( I used a DA...
  12. Freebie buyer tip -validating VIN number/type/colour of your Alfa

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Just a quick 'Top tip' that may be of use to you if you're buying a car and you want to find out the VIN number that corresponds to the number plate... as well as basic stuff like car colour and type. Just go here to the Fiat user manual lookup. and key in the number plate without any...
  13. Sooty Exhaust Tip

    Alfa MiTo
    Hello. Just wondering if my car related OCD is in overdrive atm or is something else afoot. I've noticed the exhaust of my Mito getting quite sooty but until recently didn't think much of it. However, I gave the car a deep clean at the weekend and the exhaust was gleaming when I left for work...
  14. Tip for cleaning windows over winter

    Car Detailing
    Don't you just love this time of the year (Not) when you get a bit of sun and the windscreen has that horrid, smeary sheen film on the inside, even though you recently cleaned the interior glass :mad: My tip for making sure this does not happen is to use a good quality glass cleaner with MF...
  15. Thanks Andy 916 Auto Parts (& a tip about lights)

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I'd just like to thank Andy 916 Auto Parts for being a nice guy & doing a good deal on some headlights so I could get my car through the MOT. It was nice to meet you and I'm sure I'll be visiting again. Car sailed through the MOT today. Hope to see you at national alfa day. A note to all other...
  16. Tip of the day, alloy parts polishing

    Car Detailing
    Ok... Grahameo's cheap and often, free fixes! Continues... So we all have alloy, chromed or even stainless steel items on our cars aka "shiny bits" that need TLC now and then. Bare alloy in particular can end up with fine scratch marks and end up pitted and no matter what you use, it just ends...
  17. Top Detailing Tip for PH 1 owners

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I was getting a bit fed up of my sill covers looking their age so instead of buying some short-lived plastic treatment I decided to test, wait for it... A £1 packet of Johnson baby wipes and the results are fantastic! After washing the car, dry it off and then get a couple of wipes out of the...
  18. Tip of the day

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Decided to get rid of the unsightly brake dust stains on my alloy wheels. Thought it was going to be a long task as brake dust can be a mare to get off. However, for some reason I decided to try Mr Muscle oven cleaner, sprayed it on, let it foam up and left 10 minutes. The dirt literally just...
  19. Tired looking leather seats? A cheap little tip!

    Car Detailing
    Ok so you have cleaned your leather seats to perfection:D With whatever product that works, it doesn't really matter.... Personally I use dove soap and a rough sponge then towel dry followed by Dove moisturizer and they come up tip top... But I digress;) Now they are all lovely and clean, you...
  20. Exhaust tip upgrade

    Alfa Giulietta
    Like many others with the MA engined G, I think the exhaust tip looks too small for the gap it fills and am looking to buy a new tip. I know Alfa Accessories sell the twin pipe kit that includes 2 tips, but has anyone found anywhere that sells an individual tip that will fit? If so, what size...