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  1. Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    sorting a less than adaquate heater! Ive read several times on here of heaters not "heating" properly, or bursts of then nothing.... Whilst putting my car back together i noticed something that may contribute if not cause a great deal of problems! (otherwise un noticeable in general day to day...
  2. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    If any of you out there are having problems getting the brass filler plug out of the diff, buy yourself an electric wheel wrench. These cost about £15 but are worth their weight in gold if you don't have access to air tools. Intended for tight wheel nuts, they just plug into the cigar lighter...
  3. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Dear Sud Fans The windscreen washer bag is held in place by two metal hooks. A rubber seal fits over the top of this and extends around what I call the bathtub (fusebox, brakebooster area) Have you spotted that these get rusty? Did you know that when it rains water creeps around (defying...
  4. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My indie suggests that when starting you should switch on the ignition and wait until the code, airbag, injector lights etc all go out before starting, he says that it enables the ECU to wake up and reset the throttle idle thingy. Dont know if its psycological or not but mine seems to run...
  5. Alfa 164 & 166
    One of the last (yippee!) remaining 'issues' with my car was a rather slow rear, driver's side electric window. The rear windows tend to suffer through lack of use and I noticed that it always needed assistance to shut. I mentioned it to my local dealer and he passed on a simple tip which worked...
  6. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    replaced a wishbone today, in the pouring rain. took 5 hours, 1 to do most of it and 4 to undo the the nut on the roll bar link. the allen socket isnt very deep and it rounded off. i wont go into the details but on side 2 tomorrow i am going to heat the outer nut and melt the nylocker in it to...
  7. Adrian Flux Insurance
    I am just trying to renew my insurance and have found a new trick. Elephantinsurance.co.uk allow you to keep modifying your paramaters and getting a fast requote so you can figure out what is objectionable about your package, correct it, then go back to moneysupermarket or confused or whatever...
  8. Alfa 145 & 146
    hi all, i own a 97r 146ti, 2.0 twin spark, and having only recently bought it i do have a few small niggle to work through. but having solved one of them, and far cheaper than my local alfa romeo agent would have you believe i thought it worth while posting. my rear demister has never worked...
  9. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Rain-X on the ol' panoramic roof makes for a much shinier/cleaner roof. Also looks well freaky when you're hoofing it the rain! N.
  10. Alfa 164 & 166
    My 166 2.0TS (175k KM) had developed a problem where when I was trying to accelerate it would sometime hesitate and be unable to take revs until suddenly it would notice that I was pressing the gas-pedal and take off like a rocket (a small rocket it being only a 2.0TS). I was sure it was the...
  11. Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi all As we know when you change these 'stats the bolts always shear! :rant: Think its part of there design, how thoughtful. :mad: If you do how to remove the sensor housing to get the bolt out see below, it maybe of some use. ;) Little tip :- If you have to remove the two hose pipes which...
  12. General Alfa Discussion
    Been meaning to offer this for a while, the scourge of all alfas, rusty wheel nuts, easily sorted with a tin of Humbrol matt aluminium, happy painting everyone ;)
  13. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    This might help Always drive off from gear 1 Park it in neutral I was given this info by a mechanic who is quite good with selespeed faults.
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Small but usefull tip: If you ever tried changing radiator on your 156, chances are you snapped one of the bolts that holds the fan assembly to the Radiator. They snap reay easy !!! When they snap, the thread stays in the radiator, leaving the bolt hole useless. So thats usually where the...
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    like gear box or wishbones or engine any major thing one should be aware of cause theres one my friend is interested in selling for like 10000euros 2000 model 3.0 tip with 67 on the clock thanks appreciated
  16. The Classic Alfa Romeos
  17. Alfa 145 & 146
    On refilling my Boxer with cooling fluid, I noticed I had an air lock preventing the rad from filling. The engine had just heated to about 90oC when I saw it, and I had the heater matrix working seemingly Ok. What I found was that there are three hoses running into the rad; two from the engine...
  18. Alfa 155
    After completing any work on the engine etc, disconnect the battery then reconnect, I understand this resets the ECU. I have had bad fuel consumption since replacing the air filter about 2 months ago (125 miles/£25 against 165 miles per £25 previously) 2 weeks ago I decided to try disconnecting...
  19. Alfa 145 & 146
    Just to add to the database...: After doing some work to the bumper on my 145, the car cut-out after I took it off the axel stands to move it. On trying to restart it, the engine turned but would not take, and the CODE LED remained lit. I immediatly suspected that the fuel cut-off under the...
  20. General Alfa Discussion
    Hi guys, I know that this one has been mentioned before, but I like to know what you think. Should I get a chrome exhaust tip or not? :confused: I am not asking about the design but would it look right at the end of the exhaust? And if so, is it OK to have it fitted or its own weight will...
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