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  1. Exhaust TLC - Coke habit

    Car Detailing
    My engine has been running rich for some time which has led to the exhausts becoming seriously coked up. Following a good service and oxygen sensor replacement I’m hoping that the expensive addiction is over but not sure how to tackle the mess that’s been left. Used some Autosol today on the...
  2. TLC to the 156

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Thinking about doing some mods to the 156 SW 2002 changeover model. It's getting a little tired and rather than buying another car (which I can't find many i like) thought I might bring the 156 back to life. Needs a fair bit to get it 'sorted' but one area that's always crossed my mind is the...
  3. Engine detailing plus past tlc given to the Cup

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    It has been a long winter of tlc on the Gtv Cup Engine detailing started back in January and finally finished today after a cambelt change. A lots of parts powder coated Some parts re-chromed A lot of new expensive screws and bolts New gaskets, seal and bushes A thank you goes to Ned...
  4. Some deserved tlc for 159ti

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Had a bit of tlc given to the 159ti Bonnet new paint Front bumper new paint Side wing panels new paint New chrome shield and badge New fog lights New mesh Thank you Ned Kirkham #autolusso for sorting it out Had the car for 12 years now and she looks in pretty good shape now Pleased Sent...
  5. A bit tlc today

    Alfa Giulietta
    Some claybar and hdwax
  6. TLC for a '58 750 spider

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi. I bought a 750 Guilietta spider at auction and have the engine running nicely, but the bodywork and some other things need work. So I am looking for opinions or recommendations. Some friends have mentioned that work in Italy is cheaper, but need to do some homework. Hoping AO will help me...
  7. Bought a Brera in need of TLC

    Motoring Images
    Been away from Alfa for a number of years but with a change of jobs and travelling more miles my BMW 645 had to go and a car I have always loved is the Brera...Such a pretty car and always feels an event whenever I sat in one. Now I knew of a car that needed some TLC.....All cosmetic but the...
  8. Tan leather seats need tlc and colour dye

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi guys as title says, i need to sort out my tan leather interior as it needs some tlc it has a few little scuffs and usual bolster wear but thank fully no rips. I see there are hundreds of dying kits on ebay to choose from but i would rather get a recommendation off someone who as restored...
  9. Just wanted to share a picture of my lovely TS after a bit of TLC

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    16 years, thousands of pounds that I'm glad I didn't spend on booze n' fags and she still looks like this after 108,000 miles of her majesties highways traversed.
  10. Time for some TLC

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Well ive had a good 12 months with out having to spend a penny on my 156 and now after passing its mot my 54 plate Ti is in need of some love. Having the famous (soft as butter) Ti alloys i now have 3 buckled wheels, not only that out of 4 tyres (12 months old), 3 of them now resemble the shape...
  11. GT needs some TLC. Recommended Glasgow bodywork, repairs, re-mappers etc?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Forum Planning to take my 2008 GT Blackline back to showroom condition and was looking for recommendations for suppliers in and around Glasgow. The cars had no need for any serious maintenance but I did manage to catch the rear wheel arch on a ugly Subaru blocking me in a parking spot a...
  12. Some TLC needed any advice?

    Car Detailing
    Hello :) So I will jump right in, I hope this is the right area to post this. My alfa which I just brought recently I got for a steal and had it checked over and it was in amazing condition except for some body work issues which in the grand scheme of things was not my biggest concern but was...
  13. GTV Needing Some TLC

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    GTV Needing Some TLC *Update With Pics* Hello Guys, Alfa Number 5 here, it seems I will never learn. I bought my GTV V6 last month and the suspension doesnt seem to have liked the roads where I live. Im getting an occasional knock from the front driver side when turning right, its quite loud...
  14. Some TLC to the GTV V6

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Lots of of work done in the last couple of weeks: 1. With the help of an airbrush and mini compressor I sprayed then wetsanded a few minor scuffs on the rear bumper, door mirrors and rear wing 2. Stone chips treated with Chipex 3. Full clay session 4. Megs DA Cutting Discs with Correction...
  15. Time for some TLC for my GTA

    Alfa GTA
    I figured that as the car was in for alternator next week I'd get some extra bits done.... Car's getting the following done next Tuesday.... New Alternator, new gearbox engine mount, new clutch, new aluminium radiator and fitting Ragazzon cat back (which I bought form Power Italia.. :)) Also...
  16. What TLC is required for my GT??

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'm loving my 3.2 GT and have been spending a bit of time reading up on the model. One common opinion is that to ensure trouble free running the car needs attention. What exactly do people mean by this? I'm assuming, don't ignore creaks, knocks etc but is there anything else?
  17. Very cheap 156 - needs a little tlc

    Northern Ireland Plenty of good points - solid engine, great interior, 17" Ti alloys and GTA mod headlights! And it will go at a VERY good price :)
  18. 156 For Sale Needs TLC

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi People, I have a 156 Black, saloon W reg sitting on my drive, which needs a fair bit of TLC. I have run out of time to do anything else to this car. But need to get rid of this car asap as our local council want it gone before the 20th of August. The engine works but the car needs to have...
  19. help! tlc needed for 156

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    hi, could anyone please help me with few tips on how to change the oil in the engine and oil filter in an alfa 156 ts 2001. appreciate any ideas as im a rookie with this type of cars Diana
  20. bit of tlc needed

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    now the snow has gone does anyone have any tlc planned for there gtv this weekend? mine is a good wash and polish, fit the speaker adapters for the front and fit 13cm speakers.