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  1. 159 Diesel engine sounds like a tractor.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Even when my car is on the motorway, under acceleration, it sounds like a tractor. I'm used to this noise when the engine is cold, but not when it's been warmed up. Additionally, when starting the car first thing, it vibrates heavily, sounds like it's just firing on a few cylinders. I understand...
  2. HELP - 159 TBi looking like a tractor (Rear coils)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Guys, Wonder if anyone can help me, I have a 1750 Alfa 159 Tbi, due to a pothole on the terrible roads in Bury and some wear and tear I suspect my left rear spring snapped. I took it to National Tyres as I needed a quick turnaround and they were the closest garage that could get the parts...
  3. Help needed my 159 3.2 sounds like a tractor

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    can anyone help out my 159 has started to sound more like a tractor than a V6 ? i know its partly down to injectors needing a clean but can i also hear the dreaded knock?
  4. Sounded like a misfiring old tractor on start up!!!!!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi There, Twice over the past 8 months I have had the same problem when starting my 1.9 Ti Sprotwagon (58 plate), diesel. I insert key and press the button, the engine starts but sounds like it is only firing on 2 cylinders. The car vibrates and sounds awful thumping and shaking. I press the...
  5. GT tractor sold

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The GT sold yesterday 3500 squids 57k on the clock 56 plate sorry to see it go but the dog wouldnt get in it also after I bought it I realised I didnt like diesels so that bit I wont miss. What I will miss is those stunning looks it just looked so right from every angle still have other Alfas so...
  6. Stealth Tractor MkII

    North West
    After a trip to our good friend in St Helens with a dead Stingray all I can say is :wow: :wow: :wow: She went in with a buggered exhaust manifold I'll up load some horrific pictures soon :eek: She came back as the Stealth Tractor MkII :D Next to no turbo lag and a ton of mid range power and...
  7. Tractor GT for sale

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    It would seem that our silver 56 plate GT and us have to part company :(. She is a lovely car black leather all the usual toys 18" wheels 55K all the stuff works and the car is a pleasure to drive. However my other half has a poorly left leg and cant do the clutch It is no heavier than any other...
  8. For the tractor drivers amongst us

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-rules-for-mot-to-test-for-diesel-particulate-filter
  9. My tractor engine bay

    Car Detailing
    Just thought i would give the engine bay a clean, its come up surprisingly clean, i need a new engine cover bolt but cant find one.
  10. 156 1.9 JTD sounds like a tractor

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all I'm new here and any help would be appreciated, recently got changed from a 147 petrol to a 156 1.9 JTD, she is a 2005 and drives well, she pulls very well, the issue is she now sounds like a tractor and is a bit lumpy when at tick over. The issue lessens when she warms up, but doesn't...
  11. How is this for a tractor?

    South Africa
    Insane!!! traktor racing volvo terror - YouTube
  12. sound of a tractor for a few seconds, variator??

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello guys. My beloved 147 has started to sound like a tractor for the first 5 seconds of start up in the mornings, or after leaving it for a couple of hours. Does this mean the variator is on its way out? Thing is, the cambelt and water pump was changed at 96k it is now on 101k (previous owner...
  13. What MPG is your GT tractor returning?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'm considering going back to a GT (Blackline if possible). I need to know what MPG I can expect. I am a bit of a sipper and have been managing to scrape 39/40 out of my 2.4 159 Ti at the moment, but the car's just too dear for me and I could do with getting the money (what's left) back out of...
  14. The tractor appreciation thread!

    General Motoring Discussion
    I think I need help. I've suddenly had an urge to share tractors with everyone. Actual agricultural tractors for like ploughing and stuff. In particular I have got rather keen on the International 674. Did you know there is a place that restores them - have a look here: International 674...
  15. Might sell my 'Tractor S' Brera

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    The call of a Brera S is severely tempting me at the moment, so I might sell my current Brera (2006 2.4 Diesel) which I call my 'tractor' S due to the mods listed below. Of course this is silly after spending so much getting it just right (eg I just fitted a brand new aluminium dash for it as...
  16. The Happsters New Tractor

    Motoring Images
    Well folks you all knew and loved the old Stealth Tractor but it was time to move on and get a new trusty steed :D Here she is :thumbs: Does my bum look big in this :lol: 18" Horse shoes :inlove: Painted Calipers and now the :wow: bit :D Marmite you'll...
  17. its alive!...........its a tractor?? (see vid)

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    ok so my dead spider is now up and running....just! woohoo!:) Thank you to everyone who advised me on what to do :thumbs: as i had never changed a car tyre before i had my spider :wow:and now im still a novice dont get me wrong, but a better educated novice who has enjoyed tinkering. :cheese...
  18. An old Blue Tractor

    Motoring Images
    Started at 9:00 this morning and I've only just finished :D Step 1. Jet wash Step 2. Washed with Meguires Gold Class shampoo Step 3. Turlte wax liquid clay Step 4. Jet wash Step 5. Turtle wax liquid clay Step 6. Wash x 2 Meguires Gold Class shampoo Step 7. Wheel wash Step 8. Dry using meguires...
  19. Beware the Stealth Tractor

    North West
    I paid Gus a visit for a service today :D New EGR and MAF fitted and a full service, all my Bella's bodily fluids and filters replaced and she goes like a stabbed rat :D 2nd and 3rd gear the power just keeps on comming she's close to sub 7 seconds 0-60 :D Cheers Gus she's running like a dream...
  20. Tractor Spoting was it Happy Man

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