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  1. Newbie Alfa Owner... just saying hi and requesting a few tips

    Introduce Yourself
    After many years of getting round to owning an Alfa, I finally made the plunge with a nice 2008 159 in black. It needed a thorough clean and after a weekends elbow grease she looking splendid. Just have a niggle to sort out with the demister not working. The vents on the top of the dash close to...
  2. 75 TS starter motor replacement tips

    Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    Hi everyone, My late Dad’s old 75 TS LE has been off the road for quite a few years after an MOT failure, rust at the back end due to a leak in the boot. It used to start and run fine but the starter motor has gone, it was on the way out for a while. I have a replacement starter and would like...
  3. New tips

    Alfa Giulia
    This should be interesting ? any comments on my ebay tips?
  4. Top Arms - Hints & Tips?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Well, after only 11 months and 5000 miles of careful driving, my near side upper arm (TRW) has failed again, omitting a god awful creak. Thankfully the item is being replaced under warranty. The offside (also TRW) has covered 12000 miles and is also well on its way and needs to be changed...
  5. Giulietta QV Launch edition replace exhaust chrome tips

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, it's time to remove and replace the damaged chrome exhaust end tips on 2014 GQV Launch edition, but can not find any help on how to remove and replace the chrome tips. Can anyone point me in the right direction on how and which tips to get. Thanks
  6. Polishing tools and tips?

    Car Detailing
    Hi guys, Well, I’m 6months into being an Alfa owner, and against all reason and logic I’m loving it. In the short time I’ve had the cloverleaf it’s needed a new radiator, had a windscreen washer failure and repair (by me), and a weird engine failure light which went off after a day and hasn’t...
  7. CODE and abs light on after ECU repair, any tips

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi, the current ECU in my 166 (0261207399) has been repaired however the CODE funtion wont allow the car to run. It has new software in it and all other warning lights and error codes are gone. Any ideas?
  8. Used cars,tips on finding a gem please

    General Motoring Discussion
    To explain, i'm hunting for a new daily driver soon, MINI Cooper S, supercharged one. Now, i'm fine looking over bodywork having worked in the motor trade in the past, especially as i can usually spot a respray or filler a mile off due to the sloppy standards most bodyshops operate to. I'm...
  9. Run wire throug firewall Giulietta, tips wanted!

    Alfa Giulietta
    Herr in Norway the winters can be quite cold. For that i want to install an engine heater (heat either coolant or engine oil) and that is easy to install. I also want to install what we call a coupe heater. (smal flatt heater that fits under i.e gloves box) For that i need a wire to run throug...
  10. First 166 (in love but also need some tips)

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hello all, Bought 166 (2.5 Sportronic, Odyssey Blue) as my first proper motor last weekend and have never been so happy. Got him fairly cheap as a few niggles here and there plus belts due but that's half the fun isn't it, however yesterday did my first proper trip in the Alfa and hit my...
  11. Veloce Ti exhaust tips

    Alfa Giulia
    Anyone know if you can get the Veloce Ti black exhaust tips to retrofit ?
  12. Car wiring tips for Alfa 147, amplifier cable

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hello, i have a few questions regarding where is the best route for the amplifier cable how i would run it through the firewall and down the length of the car to the boot? any help would be apreciated
  13. 166 heater core replacement, and some tips

    Alfa 164 & 166
    My heater didnt work, and a quick inspection showed why. Rather than replace it, someone has bypassed the heater with a manufactured elbow and cut one heater hose short to make it work. I had a hell of a time stripping the aircon and fan box out of the car, even after reading all I could...
  14. Brera 3.2 V6: Tips before buying one?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hey guys I'm new here. I've been lurking around for quite some time but never really thought about registering until today. I don't own an Alfa... yet! That might change very soon. I did an internship in a classic alfa workshop a couple of years ago as part of my engineering degree. I'm a big...
  15. Cleaning Carbon Off Chrome Exhaust Tips

    Car Detailing
    Can someone recommend the best product/method for cleaning the build up of carbon from chrome exhaust tips. Ive tried all sorts including metal polish, tar remover T Cut with limited success after a huge amount of elbow grease. Just wondering whether I am missing a trick?. Thanks
  16. Coolant Header Tank Clean Stain removal - any tips please?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello all!! Coolant Header Tank Clean Stain removal - any tips please? My one has split so I'm looking at getting one from a Breakers - Any tips for cleaning or getting rid of the unsightly stains please? Ta!!
  17. Having New Front Wings Fitted - Any Tips?

    Alfa GTA
    After an ultimately unsuccessful attempt to have the rusting front wings on my GTA repaired a couple of years ago, I've now bitten the bullet and bought a new pair from Italia Ricambi. I'm having the new wings fitted and a full respray and wondered if anyone has any hints or suggestions...
  18. GTV twinsprark buying tips

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Off to see a couple of 2 litre GTV this week any tips and things to look out for apart from the normal stuff both have a lot of history . Where are the places to look for body rot ? . Both are phase 2,s
  19. Getting a twin spark head back ON. Any tips

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Trying to get the head back on my GTV 2.0 TS. Any tips? Struggling to get it around everything that's in the way. Currently working solo but can recruit an extra pair of hands at the weekend! Cheers guys.
  20. Any tips for racing a 156?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'm buying another 156 at the end of the month. Using some parts to replace what I've broken, selling the interior and whatever trim people want and keeping the rest as a track car. Going to be broken for parts if I don't buy it so I'm not taking a good car off the road. That was actually part...
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