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  1. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello, welcome to my project thread. I’ve been doing quite a few little jobs on it of late, so perhaps figure it’s worth throwing something together rather than the odd post in the ‘what are you doing today’ area. Background I had an old 916 several years ago that I bought for the princely...
  2. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    So basically car was stationary for more than half a year.. I have bought brand new car battery (60aH), checked alternator (14.5V when everything is on (radio on full, interior lights etc.). Checked parasitic draw and it was 15mA or 0.015A. What do you recommend? Can i put multimeter instead of...
  3. General Alfa Classifieds Section
    Looking to sell the beloved GTV as it's time to move on to larger car. Here are the details: 1998 MOT until July 2021. 93,520 miles. Service history and paperwork for all work that has been completed. No major defects. Ragazzon backbox. Autodelta body kit. No performance modifications. No pets...
  4. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello! I'm new here - owned a couple of Alfas but never posted on here before! Seeking advice.. Picked up a 2001 ph2 spider TS that had been sat in a garage for years. Changed all the fluids, got her running, but she started to knock... I suspected big end bearings... I'd assumed that the...
  5. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Evening Removed my intake camshaft to sort out the variator and discovered the first intake lobe is gone (as per the photo). The lobe is almost completely round. This is one of the oddest failures of a camshaft i've ever seen, if the valve was seized I would expect the belt to snap before the...
  6. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey everyone! So a month or so ago while driving on the highway my check engine light started blinking. So i pulled over and let it sit for awhile. When i started it again, i noticed that the engine vibrates, pulsating sound came from the exhaust, it felt funny. Noticed that there was oil in...
  7. Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Morning, I am new to Alfa ownership having bought a 2.0 TS GTV Spider almost on impulse after predominantly looking for Breras and Brera spiders for the past two months. The car is in good nick and the previous owner loved Alfas, having several others in a collection. The gearbox has been...
  8. Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    hi all, decided to sale my 75 twin spark engine to fund my Alfa 75 1.8 resto. engine has done 116k and is in perfect running order with no issues at all very strong engine. only done 500miles since I bought my 75 from Alex Jupe 3 years ago. the engine will come with ecu, air flow meter, airbox...
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey guys. 2 days ago I bought this horrid Alfa Romeo 147 for pennies as it's seen better days. I bought it for the same amount it's worth in scrap, don't mind spending money on it to make it nice. So when I initially inspected the car the car sounded like a diesel. I suspected it was a bad...
  10. Tuning & Upgrades
    Greetings friends ! Right now i am collecting some parts for my 156 1.8 Twinspark engine. My plan is to build a turbo upon this engine. I already have a turbo and manifold from an alfa 156 jtd 16v. I would like to have (if there is chance) some small advice on downpipe/the rest of the exhaust...
  11. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Has anyone reading this put a twinspark in their 105 and then converted to carbs? I ask because I'd like to get the left over bits - TS plenum, throttle, idle valve and rubber intake . The reason for this is I am quite convinced now I can bolt on an s4 spider manifold, and connect it to a 75 TS...
  12. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, I nearly stripped the sump plug thread last oil change, it juuuuust tightened enough to hold, and so need to perform a thread repair during the next change. But can anybody tell me what the thread size is of the plug? I couldn't find a definitive answer. 1997 Spider Phase 1.5 CF1 2.0TS...
  13. Tuning & Upgrades
    Hi all! I'm wondering what aftermarket, or upgraded, throttle bodies y'all have fitted on TwinSpark engines? I'm not necessarily looking for performance gains (I understand far more work needs to be done to get that besides just the throttle body), but I am looking for something that will let...
  14. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My speedo has just packed up! From what i've read it looks likely that it's the sensor connected to the gearbox. I've had a quick look on ebay but can't find anything? Would anyone have one that I could purchase? is there a good description of how to fit it? Many thanks
  15. South Africa
    Hi everyone, new to the forum and would like to ask a few questions and see some ts turbo builds people have done. I plan to build a cf1 2.0 ts turbo using oe compression. 1.Does anyone know what the max boost the engine can safely handle is 2. Could i get away with just a rising rate FPR or...
  16. Tuning & Upgrades
    Afternoon all! Nine months with my Twinny now, and the car is in great shape! Since June it's had a full cam-belt change, oil and air filter change, four new tires, new headlight bulbs (standard, not a fan of xenon or blue-ish ones), Brembo discs and pads on all four corners (as well as a new...
  17. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I have a 1999 Phase2 916 twinspark and trying to find out if it has a replaceable fuel filter. I've read a few threads on here but still unclear. Some say it's inside the fuel tank and some say its outside but definitely not in the engine bay after searching. I bought the air, oil and fuel...
  18. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I've read a lot about 4th gear "swarf" fixes if you can't get it into 4th gear, but what about if it pops out of 4th gear? Mine works fine until about 2 miles down the road (i.e. it's fine when cold) and then it starts popping out for 4th. Changed the gear oil, no noticeable improvement.. Am...
  19. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Please see for photos https://www.gumtree.com/p/alfa-romeo/alfa-147-collezione-16-twinspark-autodelta-remap/1306404985 Alfa 147 Collezione 1.6 Twinspark (Limited Edition of 500) 2007 model 85,000 miles Autodelta remap +12bhp (132bhp)- transforms performance of the car and improves fuel...
  20. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi guys, my cv joint has failed on the way home tonight started knocking and now loud scrapping and knock sound at low speed. I need my car asap for work so I'm just going to order a second hand replacement off ebay and swap it over in the evening as not off work now until after Valentine's Day...
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