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  1. Mixing oil types?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    In the service book it says that you can only use the same type of engine oil as is already in the car - but does this actually make a difference? I got the garage to change the oil a couple of months ago, and checking the reciept I can see they used 5W40, it's due for a top up, but as it had...
  2. Types of Air Filter

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My airfilter is gunked up so I need to get a replacement, looking around there seems to be a huge variance if what you can get: Alfaworkshop £17 (Looks exactly the same as the one I have geninue part) Ebay: £10
  3. Rear bearing types? grooves etc?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, I have a 2002 GTV V6 with a failed wheel bearing on the rear. Having looked on the forum and eb spares website there are two different types for the abs sensor. grooved type or magnetic ring type. I have one of each type sat in front of me however the failed one on my car seems different...
  4. types of Brera Seats

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    hi guys, i have an Alfa GT which i love to death but im feeling an upgrade coming on!! I'm thinking Brera but i want one with the METAL bit on the headrest.... why do most Brera's up for sale not have these?... i want it!! but not on an Italia or an "S" as these are a bit too much for me...
  5. Hey Alfa types

    Introduce Yourself
    Alright gang, Got me an alfa haven't I. It's a 53 plate 147 1.6 Lusso black with sexy red leather :cool: It's in very good condition (cept for a few chips and scratches), the engine bay is spotless. An Alfa specialist has had a look and says it looks and sounds OK. Clutch clip has gone...
  6. CV Joint types? Anyone done the job?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Chaps, Need to pull my finger out and replace the inner and outer CV joints on the O/S. Lots of people have the outer but very few seem to stock the inner. The supplier I have found quotes the same parts (inner and outer & both sides) for all years for the 2.0 TS. I guess the shaft may be...
  7. Body Types

    Poll Room
    If you could only have one style of car what would it be?
  8. 156 Slam Panel - Identifying Pre and Post Facelift Types

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, I think ive just bagged a cheap facelift slam panel off ebay for my 156 ( I smacked the front end last year and have been driving round witha kink in the bonnet for the last 10 months :lol: thought it was about time I fixed it) It was listed as 2004 on but from the pics ive seen they...
  9. Radiator fan assembly types

    Alfa 164 & 166
    There seems to be different types of radiator fan assembly's as the one I have just got has a solid panel next to the fan blade area (its where you mount the air con expansion unit) but the one that is fitted now is open ie you can see the rad behind the expansion unit. Need to change it as it...
  10. twinny brake caliper types

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    hi all, i am looking for replacement brake pads and discs for my 1999 gtv 2.0 ts and i keep coming accross two different types of pads. one for ETA and one for Lucas calipers. is there an easy way to discover which i have as i am nowhere near the car, and i would quite like to get them...
  11. Wheels and tires (sizes and types)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello! What wheel and tyre combinations do people prefer ? I am looking to upgrade to new wheels and tires, from the standard 205 / 55 R16 noname brand that came with my 156 to something that I can trust better. I am also thinking of getting 17 inch wheels, and fitting them with Pirelli Pzero...
  12. 1996 gtv 2.0 TS Engine types

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Does anybody know if the (1970cc) engine fitted in this car is fitted to any other model? I'm asking because it would be easier to get parts from scrapyards if there were more choice of Alfa models with this engine. Or, can I find out anywhere if there are common parts with other TS engines...
  13. Spider engine types

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, I need to replace the crank bearings on my car (2002 Spider 2.0 T.S.) and I'm not sure if there are different engine variants to the 2.0 TS motor on the spider... How do I find this out... Definitely don't want to order the wrong parts...
  14. Alarm Types / Options

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello All, Not so much a problem, more an annoying feature :) When I press the button on my key, the doors unlock and all is well. Now if I don't get into the car, the alarm arms itself after a period of time, but doesn't lock the doors. Same also at the petrol station, turn ignition off, get...
  15. Steering rack types for 156?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Can anyone please tell me if all steering racks (except the GTA) are the same as I am about to try to find a secondhand one for my sons 2.5 v6 156 or can I just replace the end like this one Track rod (all models except GTA) alfa romeo 156 parts and spares Thanks Andy
  16. 164 engine oil types

    Alfa 164 & 166
    just to ask which brands/types are used by forum members and why?
  17. Types of trim

    General Alfa Discussion
    I am sure this has been asked 101 times, So i dont know if theres a sticky on this..... But i am looking at buying a Alfa over the next few days to a week and am getting confused by all the trim levels. Not looking at spending a fortune. Probably a early 2000 car. Can anyone point me to a...
  18. Engine types and ecus confusion...

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi - Recently sorted out a diagnostics 16 pin male lead wired to attach to the MY-97 Airbag ecu - (Thanks again member rarebear) :D . Using AlfaDiag I found the fault that was lighting up my airbag warning - Cleared that and now all good, and all set for the next time I move my seat!. :thumbs...
  19. Alloy wheels - names of the different types

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Anyone know of a webpage that tells you what the different styles of original 156 alloys are called alongside pictures? Jake
  20. Two types of abs rear wheel bearing for 146

    Alfa 145 & 146
    My supplier has asked me which type of ABS wheelbearing I need for my 146 2.0 1996 P92 POU?. The one with the built in magnetic sensor or the one with the ABS ring? Which one is it ? :confused: