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  1. GT Alternator. From the Top or the Bottom?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey everyone So, my alternators gone. Ordered a new one for Europarts for £120 (including cash back for the old one). Gone to eLearn , followed the instructions, Covers off, Fuel Filter out and then i got confused as to why I am being asked to remove the Oil Evap unit on the opposite side of...
  2. Soft top colour - Triumph or Tragedy?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    So - what would be your reaction if you saw a Rosso Brunello spider with a maroon/burgundy soft top? Tasteful and elegant or vulgar and vomit-inducing? I can’t make up my mind........am I a Chav???
  3. MA oil top up conundrum

    Alfa Giulietta
    61 plate 1.4 MA (170), that I've owned for about a month now. Engine oil is starting to get a bit low (just over a 3rd of the way down the dip stick - I know, I should have checked!) Reading around on the MA engines I know that they're quite particular about oil. Digging into the history of mine...
  4. top plastic engine cover

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi guys, Tried searching but was not successful. Need your expertise, has anyone changed spark plugs on their 1.4 TB engine [appreciate too, if there is any thing to look out for]. I am trying to remove the plastic engine cover, which is secured by 2 bolts - and this attachment (see photo) at...
  5. G strut top bearing alignment. Hole in rubber to front or back?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hey all. Currently have car up on lift doing other work. Have bad tyre wear and just wondering if alignment of the hole on the rubber of the strut top mount to the front or the rear hole in the body will mate any difference. Mine ar both pointing forward. See image. Had a look at my brothers...
  6. HELP - how can I replace electric soft top ?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    A couple of days ago a swine slashed the roof of my beloved Floozy (2005 Spider Lusso) Does anyone have guidance on how to replace the fabric roof (electric)? Can anyone recommend a good supplier of fabric roof? Thanks David :grumpy:
  7. Left hand top shock absorber bearings available!!!!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    From Partsworld https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F273943689653
  8. Alfa Romeo 156 Facelift Child Car Seat Top Tether Anchor Points

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As my baby boy has outgrown his rear-facing isofix car seat (+base), I need to buy a new one (1/2/3). The problem is that there is nowhere to attach the top tether of the child seat in the car. I found this old thread...
  9. First issue with my folding soft top

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Follow alfisti, my soft top has a cracked plastic gear on the hatch opening which prevented the roof from opening ..I've since replaced the gear and now I've observed that the motor doesn't release the hatch when I press the centre opening closing switch .i can hear all motors working as it...
  10. New Left front strut top mount on eBay

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I set up an alert ages ago and it has just thrown this up. Someone is making a good mark up though. About twice the main dealer price as I recall. It would apear to be located in France. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283532961440?ul_noapp=true
  11. 4C Spider Makes Top 10 Convertible List

    General Alfa Discussion
    This will be a surprise to no one, but the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider has landed on AutoGuide.com's list of Top 10 Best Convertibles. Check out the story here and watch the video below:
  12. Spider soft top

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I've just bought a new soft top and window for my Spider, I have found a really good guy fairly near to me who can fit it for the right money but he can't fit me in till mid July! Not sure if I should wait or have a go at it myself. Any one done theirs and if so how hard would you rate it?
  13. 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...
  14. Giulia Added To Top Gear Magazine Fleet

    Alfa Giulia
    With this month's edition of the magazine, Top Gear have added a Giulia to their long term fleet, but this time around have gone for the 'everyman' version (their words !) - ie a Super 2.0 in MC Blue. Although they have then specc'ed it up to just short of £40K with : seven hole alloys climate...
  15. Best Old Top Gear moments.

    General Motoring Discussion
    I've been watching a few old Top Gear episodes (including the ones with Angela Ripon). Some moments are quite funny, such as the first 3 minutes or so of this clip If you've got any, post 'em here :)
  16. AlfaOwner.com in Chris Knott's TOP 20

    Insurance Section
    This club is #17 in the Chris Knott Top 20!! So, what does that mean? We work with around 170 car clubs and enthusiast groups across the UK and these clubs are the top 20 in terms of the number of quote requests we receive PLUS the success we have with winning the business... 1. Alfa Romeo...
  17. Moog Suspension top arms

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Just a note, if anyone decides to use General Moog upper suspension arms, be aware they last about 15,000 miles only, so paying the extra for them is kinda a waste. Trying TRW next. ??
  18. All about rear strut top mountings

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As I noticed some time ago, an excellent indicator of failing rear strut top mountings when the rear wheels are hanging (rear jacked up) is reduced or no gap between the rear strut top, top plates and the rear strut turrets. There should be a gap of up to 4mm, particularly towards the...
  19. Best source for quality top wish bone at a good price at the moment.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    As the title says really ...where is the cheapest place to get a left upper wishbone for a late (so the different taper) 159? Lots on ebay seem to be selling one type for all years....we all know that wont work. Want a branded one...rather than a no name Chinese one. Meryle, Borg and Beck or TRW...
  20. 1.9 JTDm missing top end power

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi guys, after my 147 1.9 JTDm 16V had some vibration problems because of a broken cambelt spanner and slipped cam belt, I've replaced the broken parts and checked the engine. Drives when driving, in the low end the power delivery is a lot better than before, but above 3000 rpm, the car almost...
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