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  1. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My V6 needed a jump this evening, as i drove home in the dark the lights were dropping away and the dashboard was on off lighting up like a Christmas tree. Dials were on off too. Battery light on, and and airbag and ABS on and off intermittently.If i slowed too much the car went all lumpy. When...
  2. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys, I've been a lurker on here for a while but I'm here now and thought this might be a worthwhile post. About a year ago, I was about 20 mins into a 3.5h journey and suddenly the warnings started. Bing, Bing, Bing. Traction Control, ABS, Hill Assist. All gone. OK, I think. ABS Sensor...
  3. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all Been out for a run to the coast this morning ( about 20 mile round trip ) all good with the car. Gets home car stands for about an hour or so, when I go to try and start it up I get warning lights all over, hill holder fault, have engine checked also petrol gauge shows empty with light...
  4. 4C & 4C Spider
    I was in Paris for a couple of days and went to the Fiat/Alfa/Maserati Motor Village on the Champs Elysee. Unfortunately the 4C was out for the day but a 4C (Branded) Xmas tree was sat next to the building!.
  5. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    1.9 2006 JTDm Battery icon on dash yesterday morning - Car started ok, icon went after 10 mins of driving. Car won't start yesterday evening (no electrics) - Had to jump it, elec came back after a few miles driving. Every warning light under the sun! This morning no electrics again - Jumped it...
  6. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Cars been running sweet with no problems as late and continues too..... However tonight the wife arrives home, I gets in turns the key and VDc / MCSF / ABS lights flash up. After a few seconds all lights clear leaving the MCSF remaining, which is strange as I had it deleted just last week when...
  7. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    No idea what this is but do know there are a few people on here who might, this is advertised in Aberdeen, pretty remote so probably not getting much attention. Will be interesting to see if it's identified... and more so if it's of any use to anyone... Alfa Kit Car on The Tree of Gums
  8. General Alfa Discussion
    Driving out of the country park car park it's a narrow road with thick trees either side and overhanging the road. Suddenly what appears to be a thick branch and a bunch of leaves fall down right onto the front of the car with a huge smack noise. :wow: Pulls up fearing the worst to find it's...
  9. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Chaps and chapesses, I've fallen out of love with my 159...., it's turned into a money pit. Feb this year had it's mot £250 new pads and inner tie rods, was to be expected. Two weeks later water pump failed, that was another £430, less than a week after that the steering rack gave up the ghost...
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hia Guys, Have posted here on and off for several years now, mostly like others asking for help and tech stuff. Have had my Alfa for quite a few years now and was going to post when it got to 150K miles, it was at 149,700, so only had a bit to go. In all the years I have had it, its never...
  11. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Blasted VCD Control Error light on my dashboard now, along with Motor Control Error (which I know what it id but dont have the money to fix it yet) Am I about to have open wallet surgery to fix the VDC problem ?! Anyone with an idea on this issue would be very appriciated.
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Picked up my 55 plate GT at the weekend, private buy, and it was doing great till yesterday. Just driving along and then bang, VCS system failure warning light flashes up, ten minutes later Motor Control failure warning flashes up and then the ABS and hand brake light come on. A whole Christmas...
  13. East Midlands
    I know its short notice but if anyone wants to meet up for a couple of hours at the the Cherry Tree farm near Willington tomorow (Sunday 13th June) pop your name down here:) Meet at 1PM;) Cherry Tree Farm, Etwall Road, Willington, Derby, DE65 6DX. Cheers all:thumbs:
  14. Motoring Images
    Meet the new addition to our family, he's called Scarlet (as in pimpernel) and he's a randy little bugger, before he was "done" :rant: we had a note sent to all the houses around us because he'd been after a nice little pussy around the corner, after the owner locked the cat flap to keep him...
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Anyone know where I could get this kit? I had one on my last 147 but would like to retro fit to current jtdm found the plugs under headlining. Just need the tree and sensors. Any ideas on cost from a dealer etc,... Or does anyone have one for the right price. Cheers T
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    Well let's see 'em then..... :D here's ours Dunno if I've done the right thing but, for the first time ever, I've bought an artificial tree. It's a piece of p*ss to put up but I'm missing the smell of a real one and getting wrapped up warm and going to pick a tree from the garden centre...:(
  18. General Alfa Discussion
    **Caution Advised** Ulykkessjåføren hadde 1,9 i promille - Nyheter - Oslo - This accident happened earlier this month in Oslo. All three passengers died. Two young sisters and a 20 year old driver. It is nothing left of the car – and the tree is still standing. My thoughts go...
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    i've got a nice silver birch in my back garden. what have you got?
  20. General Alfa Discussion
    I just got a new motor yesterday and the paintwork feels rough. It was parked in a street lined with trees and I am wondering if it is tree sap? I tried applying turtlewax, wiping off, reapplying 2x and it made things a little better but the roughness is still there. Does anybody know how to get...