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  1. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all! I replaced my knackered Idle Speed Actuator with a used unit and reset it. It's gently 'finding its feet' but I'm curious what your experiences were like when you reset its parameters - how long did it take to idle fully normally? With the AC off it's 95% great, but with the AC on it's...
  2. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hey guys, Apologies for covering another smokey diesel thread but i couldn't find the answer i was looking for. Given it was a 5 min search. My 2.4 JDTM smokes like a chain smoking teenager on harsh acceleration. As far as i know the usual has been done to the car (had less than a month) ie...
  3. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have had the occasional issue with my GT onstart uo where it will not rev over 1k and there is a huge plume of blackgrey smoke coming out the back like a steam train, it clears after 30 secs then normal service is resumed. No codes were left on MES. Now however it does not disappear and the...
  4. General Motoring Discussion
    https://www.theguardian.com/money/blog/2017/apr/29/whiplash-injury-claims-accident-myth-neurosurgeon-speaks-out A neurosurgeon claims whiplash injury is a myth. If this is true and becomes accepted fact car insurance costs could be reduced?
  5. Alfa MiTo
    Ok, Once again I cant get the cloverleaf of my lawn again regardless of one wheel being on slabs. I always thought these had a LSD in the front but this really does tell me otherwise. I called Alf/fiat who confirmed today that its a open diff. Evo seem to have there info incorrect as they list...
  6. General Alfa Discussion
    I Feel very sorry for the owner of this G Alfa Romeo pelted with rocks outside Hessle train station | Hull Daily Mail
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hoping you lot can help. I gave my 20v a full front end rebuild inc; Flywheel, clutch, Slave cylinder, driveshafts, all wishbones and anti roll bar bushes. All good now except....I now have an annoying clunk/knock in the suspension/drivetrain on the passenger side. It manifests itself when you...
  8. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 1.6 twinky is heading into the 150+ plus mileage range now and, whilst she's still running sweet as and not smoking, although she does get through a bit of oil between services, I'm wondering if it's do-able? 1.6 and 2.0 twincam lumps can be had for about 200quid and would obviously drop...
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys I'm new here and am looking for advise. I have a 2002 alfa 156 2.0jts I recently changed my cam belt as it was over due by 20,000 in the process I fitted a variator repair kit and new pulleys and tensioners new oil and filter all was well for about a month then it developed a knocking...
  10. Introduce Yourself
    ...to collect my lovely Black Alfa 147 2.0 TS Lusso from the midlands, to take it to its new home in Bristol! Bought from a current forum member, although they never posted in the forum, but definitely took some good advice from within its walls. My name is Sloggs, nice to meet you(!), and...
  11. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The wee 'spider' thingys in the driveshaft. I suspect I have a bit of wear in these or else the bearing on the driveshaft. Has anyone had to do this recently and what is involved? Are teh parts concerned easily available and where - in your valued opinion - is best for them?? Pardon the vague...
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    is this an alfa thing or just my 147??? but I have noticed that my car seems a lot more steamy than the others around me in the traffic!!
  13. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Evening all, today I noticed quite a few Alfas in the car park, I was on floor 5 and near my 147 was an 08 plate 147 special edition, I was wondering if it belonged to anyone on this forum. Does anyone else from Sheffield park at the station car park?
  14. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    I've just bought a 33, permanent 4. The car has all the normal alfa defects but i'm a little worried about the centre prop bearings and the viscous diff.::( Has anyone had any experience with this or know a good source for parts? Cheers
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