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  1. Typical bank holiday weekend

    Alfa Giulia
    Out of work, nipping out the shop for supplies, ENGINE WARNING LIGHT kicks in and limp mode. No chance of a dealer looking at it until next week so that’s my weekend plans to pootle to Wales nerfed. Arse. 7k miles. Bet it’s something stupid too. Hope it rains now. Sent from my iPhone using...
  2. Typical VW driver behaviour

    General Alfa Discussion
    These VW drivers, cheeky basterds, classic VW move, come really close behind you at the traffic lights (fog lights on of course), then pull up real close, look in the side mirror and then try and overtake, well...not this time chummyboy, you and your Gti can eat my dust. He tried to do it but...
  3. Alfa156 1.8TS - Typical problems

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, Just bought a 2002/2003 Alfa 156 Sportswagon 1.8TS with 323 000 km. Here is the situation 2 weeks ago. 1) Check Engine light- Codes P0136 and P0141 (Lamda Sensor) 2) Jerking handbrake 3) Non working rear wiper 4) Consuming oil (more than I am used to in other cars) 5) Strong Perfume smell...
  4. Typical Noob 159 owner questions

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys, Just bought myself a 159 Ti 1.9jtdm on a 58plate with 67k. Possibly belonged to someone on here in the past? Onwed quite a few Alfas now but never a 159....The car runs well with no noticable issues to report as yet. Anything i should look out for on these?
  5. Typical pinch damage to roof hydraulic lines

    Motoring Images
    Site of damage about midway along passenger side. Lift fabric to check Site of damage approx. front corner, passenger side The resulting leakage between inner and outer sheath caused the rood to operate more and more slowly until it finally gave up. The outer sheath had burst approx. 12...
  6. Please help - Big issue with my new G - typical Alfa!

    Alfa Giulietta
    You would think in this day and age we would not be encountering such problems with our cars. It makes me sick! This has been an issue since I bought my 2011 Giulietta a few weeks ago. I can only recreate the issue once or twice a week but its driving me mad. Not only is it massively...
  7. what's typical clutch life 156 2.4 JTD

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Shortly after buying my '03 2.4 JTD, the clutch started slipping at full throttle and high gears. This was put down to a groove having worn on the shaft, stopping the bearing before the clutch was fully engaged. After another 25k miles, it has started again. My question is whether it is the same...
  8. my alfa 147 typical immobilisor problem

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I brought my alfa 147 2.0l 16v turbo bargain at 400 pounds drove fine back to mine next day start but the said immobiliso failure had a key and said code...Next day disconnected battery for 10 mins and it started fine then same problem next day but I left for a whole day disconnectedtried but...
  9. Not your typical door handle woes

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, Been searching but can only find issues concerning the hinge breaking on the handle. My hinge is intact but the when pulling the passenger door handle, it doesn't open the door. Central locking engages, all electrics work, door opens from inside and closes over, door locks work when...
  10. Typical..

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just been out in the Gt and like a fool didn't wait for the windscreen to demist properly. Drove into a kerb and wrecked my alloy and new tyre fitted 2 weeks ago :cry: Oil pressure light on, vdc light on also.. Merry xmas :vomit:
  11. Typical...

    Alfa MiTo
    2 months out of warranty and the water pump goes West ... Unfortunately I was going South at the time :cry: What are they made of ...Sticky toffee ? :rolleyes:
  12. Typical - just got into teh Alfa Spirit and then made redundant so have to sell 156

    General Alfa Discussion
    Really peed off at the moment, was told friday of redundancy and got 2 weeks. can;'t afford to get the 156 back on the road so have had to list it on ebay. woudl have puta classified on here butbloody work have got a filter preventing me...great. :cry: Anyway - anyone interested the ebay item...
  13. Excessive oil consumption or typical Alfa?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello. This is my 3rd Alfa but first 2.0jts. Its a 06 plate Gt with 56000 miles. She runs like a dream but is very thirsty on oil(and fuel). Had her 6 weeks and in this time I have done 850 miles and used 1.5litres of oil. This seems a bit excessive from my previous tspark alfas. I know its the...
  14. typical

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    just when you think you got it near perfect ,you find abit of oil on the bottem of gearbox casing :cry:
  15. Typical !

    Alfa GTA
    2 days to go to the nurburgring and the GTA decides to MCSF me :mad: Got it into local indie this morning and its showing random misfire on 1,2 or3 - :cry: First step is new plugs and hopefully that's it. The only noticeable difference is that it sounds very slightly rougher at idle, but not...
  16. Upper arms - typical mileage/life

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just a quick query - what life expectancy do they have? Replaced mine 25k miles ago (year and a bit) and gone again. Standard alfa parts used by the way
  17. typical cost to clean egr for 147 mjtd?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    as title, my 147 (03) has had a new maf the other month and it still likes dumping a wad of black smoke when i rarely accelerate hard and was told cleaning the egr would possibly help (i can safely say it's not a split hose or something as that was changed last year with certain bolts sanded...
  18. Quick Quid typical 2352% APR

    Way Off Topic
    Is this a typo....or for real??? Just seen an advert on Sky, Quick Quid are advertising quick cash in hand loan, only 2352% APR!!!! ****** hell thats nearly as much as carcraft Paul
  19. How Typical Is This?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I have just been to view a very tidy and super sexy V plate Alfa GTV 3.0 V6 with 6 speed box, extremely good condition, FSH and in the right colour too- Alfa Red :thumbs: Had a poke around, one small stone chip on the bonnet, no marks anywhere else, no dings, good tread on tyres, no kerbage...
  20. Typical!!!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Just driving into work this morning and thought how smooth the engine felt powerful and tourqey...great fun. The I remembered I'm taking the car in today for ARUK to look at my engine stagger problem!! Perfect timing! :rolleyes: :)