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  1. Alfa MiTo
    Don't know if this has been covered before, so apologies beforehand if so... Just out of curiosity I did some research regarding tyre markings and came across an article regarding the coloured dots that are starting to appear on tyres. I had the information confirmed by an old acquaintance at...
  2. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    After something to cover up the rusty one, will be painting the back box but want a chrome tip with a slight slash to it. Ebay one's all seem to be massive, i'm after something that's more or less stock size. Preferably one that doesn't come out past the bumper. Anyone fitted any/photos? Cheers.
  3. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi guys, I have seen a few QV owners post pics of the oversized exhaust tip on their cars. Looked awesome. So at a track day the other day I saw a few QV's in real life with the oversized exhaust tip and that made up my mind for me. When I ordered my car I ordered the two oversized exhaust...
  4. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    After a bungled attempt to replace my rear brake pads and finding I couldn't get the piston in I did what I should have done in the first place and read how to do the job on here. Looking at the various different types of rewind tools I tried my almost local amazing tool shop and got a full set...
  5. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, I have been researching this as I bought new units to be fitted. So far I found - Bumper needs to be taken off or at least partially off so the lower-bolt of headlight unit can be loosened. - Bumper does not need to be taken off if you do it via fog-light grille take-off hole. Please...
  6. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    This might be a no brainer. If your Alfa wheel wrench surface finish is like mine it's as good as a rasp file. If you want to keep your alloy in the wheel nut sockets scratch and abrasion free just wrap a couple of layers of gaffer tape round the wrench from the socket end along and past the...
  7. Car Detailing
    So I'm a bit of a lazy bugger and don't bother guarding my trim when I wax. To get rid of the White marks easy, use a rubber, I use a chunky rubber for the big bits and a fine rubber like that on the back of a pencil for the smaller bits, just make sure it's not a cheap rubber. When done...
  8. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just breezed through a sidelight bulb replacement although I wasn't looking forward to it. Tip is to switch on the main beams, you then have illumination inside the unit and you can see what you're doing without having to mess with mirror and torch. With the juice still on the new sidelight...
  9. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I took my newly purchased Brera in for a checkup at my local specialist. Particularly given some of the concerns on here re: power steering rack. Luckily mine makes no funny noises and no play in the rack, but he did something I don't recall seeing in here. He placed an extendable magnet on a...
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    TIP: Spray were you can, under the bonnett etc with WD40, miracle stuff for dry connections, squeeky belts etc. Better still, obtain a good quality waterproof petroleum jelly in a tube and use small amounts on all connectors. I use it in the earth moving industry. NOTE: We are fortunate here in...
  11. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    TIP: Spray were you can, under the bonnett etc with WD40, miracle stuff for dry connections, squeeky belts etc. Better still, obtain a good quality waterproof petroleum jelly in a tube and use small amounts on all connectors. I use it in the earth moving industry. NOTE: We are fortunate here in...
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  13. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    ok, so some of you guys in the trade will probably guess what i used but to others it may not be quite so apparant..it was free..no paint..will wash off and thats a downside but hey for free you cant have everything...it took me no more than 2 cans of fosters and an hour or so to apply...all the...
  14. Car Detailing
    for those of you with black/anthracite/gunmetal wheels, autoglym's "bumper care" is a back-to-black type product mainly for use on plastic trim, but i have found it puts the colour right back into 2 year old matt black wheels! can be put on wheels as its a wipe-on gel as opposed to most other...
  15. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have just had to replace the two front tyres on my 159. This is the second pair of front tyres, the first did 18K this set 15K, they were P Zero Rosso 225/50 17zr 98y. I really wanted to put Hankooks on, but cant get them at the moment, so doing a trawl on the t'internet, I found Dunlop Maxx...
  16. Alfa MiTo
    Does anybody know a decent and effective product or technique that can get rid of those nasty little tar specs and **** that accumulates underneath the doors and on the bottom of the doors and around the wheel arches? i'm assuming everyone knows what i mean. I wanna give my car a decent, well...
  17. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Just thought i would post this in case anyone else is having the same sort of problems, the light on my car just lately have seemed very poor and coupled to that the car would not always start easily and sometimes gave the symptom of a flat battery! anyhow after fitting two new rear sections of...
  18. Alfa 145 & 146
    I carry out most of the maintainence of our Giallo Zoe 145 1.4 Twin Spark. Recently when getting the timing belt changed, my mechanic who I rate very highly, commented that while changing the belt he noticed the MAF was rubbing off the bonnet lining. He loosened the clamps on both sides of the...
  19. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Morning all. After months of "will I, won't I", I have finally made enquires on a 159 The info I currently have on this car are as follows..... Alfa Romeo 159 Ti JTDM 19inchAlloys+Leather 4 door Saloon + Blue & Me "08 58", 19'' Alloy Wheels, Sports Leather, Blue&Me, Xenon Headlamps, Parking...
  20. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My outside temperature reading was saying it was about 40°C and it kept "bonging" at me to tell me that the passenger door was open. This problem was driving me mad and I thought it might be the fact that the battery needed replacing, but a new battery didn't resolve it. Luckily the guys at Red...
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