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  1. Splitting the front prop to renew support.... Any tricks?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Any tricks for splitting the front props haft to renew the bearing and centre support. Oxy torch heat and 3tonnes of hydraulic press pressure wouldn't budge it!
  2. Tips, tricks and secrets for the Giulietta

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, having had the G for a couple of weeks and starting to find some interesting things, for example you cannot select the dynamic mode with the wipers on, or that the turbo display for dynamic mode won't work with the radio repeater ( ie radio display repeated in the instrument cluster) on...
  3. 156- air con problem, all known tricks tried

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, I have a problem with air condition in my 156, redesign, with dual zone clima. When I turn it to LO or Hi it works fine, but in the middle,lets say 16.5°first it starts to blow cold and then become hotter until it blows the same like on HI. Then I have to move the control up to HI and...
  4. Snowsocks - Tips and tricks

    General Alfa Discussion
    I thought it might be worth starting a thread for people to share their experiences of using Snowsocks. Firstly, a huge thank you to whoever it was who suggested that turning the wheel full lock, then back again was the easiest way to get them on when there's not alot of room between the tyre...
  5. Fitting outer door seal - tricks?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I'm fitting new outer door seals - the curved ones that run down the outer lip of the door aperture...ahead of the rear wheels. I have slid the new semi-rigid channel over the little studs....no probs. The problem is then sliding the rubber onto this channel. The slot in the rubber is so...
  6. Jedi Mind Tricks.

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello All, I'm sure I was the victim of Alfa Jedi Mind tricks today! Let me explain. I went to a garage to look at a Toyota..."Too small" I said. "Oh" said the Jedi masquerading as a salesman. "Shame" he said. "Mind you I do have the Alfa" he transmitted to my brain indicting to the dark...
  7. Tricks to balance carbs

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Does anyone know an easy way of measuring the balance of the Dellorto carbs and how to adjust them? I haven't got any airflow instruments yet and was wondering if there is anyway of testing to see if they are unbalanced. Cheers
  8. 159 tips, tricks and secrets.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Sorry....duped thread.
  9. GT tricks, hints & usefull info

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    ive not long had my GT JTD as was wondering if these tricks or usefull info that you might not find in the handbook. ? or general good knowledge for everday use. For example my leon you could hold down button to get other options.
  10. Tips & Tricks...

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    How about the Tips & Tricks on Alfa Brera/946 Spider/159? You know,... the things that no dealer will say to you, but you discover later about your car and you get really excited or really angry? I just bought my Brera one month ago, and the dealer didn't explain to me much thinks about the car...
  11. What other tricks can my 147 do?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi Guys, Got my first Alfa earlier this year and i absolutely love it! The 2LTR TS is a real hoot in the 147! Anyway, just learnt that my alfa's windows come down by themselves if you press and hold the unlock button on the key fob, which is nice on hot days! Are their any other tricks that my...
  12. Do tricks like this work?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Have you locked your keys in thecar? Does your car have remote keyless entry? This may come in handysomeday. Good reason to own a cell phone: If you lock your keys in thecar and the spare keys are at home, call someone at home on theirmobile phone from your cell phone.Hold your cell phone about...
  13. Tips and Tricks

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    do we have a tips, tricks, and handy hints section for people who have done repairs to their own cars and found a certain way to make things easier for themselves, or just used their noggin? could we make one, and make it a sticky at the top of the page? it would possibly stop people asking...
  14. old dog new tricks

    Introduce Yourself
    Hello all I have been on this forum a few times now as a guest & was suprised of the amount of information you guys & girls actually have, so have decided to become a member & hopefully add to the help you all seem to give. Thanks in advance for your patience
  15. Powersteering tricks

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello you crazy boys! Pls help. I damaged my powersteering pipe, had it made up and replaced this afternoon. I started the engine and while running put in new fluid at the reservoir. Problem is, at idle or very low revs, the powersteering is almost not functioning. But as soon as you increase...
  16. 145 playing tricks on me

    Alfa 145 & 146
    So here I am selling my 145. On a test drive, i need petrol as i've ran the tank down to minus 3 litres. £10 from "total" goes in and it suddenly drives like i've left the handbrake on. It really doesn't want to rev through, especially from standing start. Any suggestions as to the possible...
  17. Tricks for removing doors.

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi, What kind of tricks are there to get Sud doors off. Sure lots of people know. I need to get both my front guards off...Removed all the fixing screws(dodging a mean redback spider) except the ones in the door arch. And when I checked the hinges to nock the "pins" out of the doors... the...
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