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  1. 2.0 JTDM dpf location and tyre wear

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all So got my alfa 159 and i have some questions. where is the dpf located on the 2.0 jtdm? is it at the front of the engine? I want to make sure everything is as it should for passing tests etc.. i think on the 1.9 its back under the car? did searches but cant find anything? also the front...
  2. Legal question - defining an under inflated tyre

    General Motoring Discussion
    Watching Police! Interceptors! Cops! With Cameras! Stop! the other night, two goons were spotted lobbing litter from their car. A few nee-noor, nee-noors later, and they were h’apprehended, me lud. After the usual tussle over whether the car was insured or not - a matter upon which the driver...
  3. Toe 0 experiences, really it solves the problem of tyre wear?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, changing the brake pads I realised that with 15k kilometers (about 10k miles) the inner tyre was completelly weared. So, looking for solutions I´ve read about adjusting the toe at 0´ but nobody gives more information about if it really works or not. And really the idea doesn´t seduces me...
  4. Low tyre pressure warning

    Alfa Giulia
    This just popped up on the dash. I toggled to My Car and all the four tyres show the correct pressure level, but one of the values is yellowed. And the warning won't reset. Is there a way to manually make teh warning disappear?
  5. Tyre pressure monitor

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi Warning came up on dash relating to tyre pressure monitoring system. Checked pressure and the opposite one on same axle was 5psi less than other. Inflated it but dash warning still on. Does it correct itself or do I reset it somehow? Not much information in hand book.
  6. Tyre Pressure warning - right or wrong??

    Alfa Giulia
    Help please - this is very confusing for a new owner in a car that has done 700 miles... The tyre warning light came on and the display shows the four tyres showing 2.0 at the front and 2.2 at the rear. On the display, one of the rear tyres has the '2.2' illustrated in a yellow block. The other...
  7. Excessive rear tyre wear? 159 2.4jtd

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Anyone experiencing excessive rear tyre wear on their Alfa 159 saloon? Last 2 tyre replacements and they are going off really quick, tyre pressures correct, but firstly go off on the edge then the rest. Is the car heavy on the rear in bends? Both sets have been 2 types of Goodyears.
  8. REALLY bad front tyre wear

    Alfa Giulietta
    :disappointed: Hey all, I'm getting some really bad tyre wear on the front of the car. The inner front right, in particular, is bad - as you can see in the image. So, some background. Got the G - no obvious issues on any tyres. Dropped it on Eibach and B4s. 20mm spacers rear and 16mm spacers...
  9. Tyre pressures 166

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Does anyone have a decent recommendation for tyre pressures on a 166 2.0 TS on 17" wheels? Today I replaced my front two tyres, they had pretty bad inner-edge front wear. That is classic tracking / alignment trait, however got it all checked & the alignment is pretty much fine. Suspension etc is...
  10. Brake and tyre recommendations

    Alfa MiTo
    Mito just had its 2nd MOT and had a couple of advisories for rear brakes and discs which are both binding, and front tyres going bald on the inside edges. I’m after recommendations for which parts to source? Mainly the discs and pads as there’s so many makes I've never heard of! I don’t want...
  11. Tyre rubbing when turning at low speed

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi all, I have noticed that when I reverse out of my driveway and turn, my Veloce makes a rather obvious tyre rubbing/vibrating feeling which is audible and can be heard/felt within the car. Not even full lock is required for it to act this way. I am turning the car whilst either crawling out...
  12. Tyre pressure monitoring system

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Does anyone have the factory fitted tyre pressure monitoring system on their 159? I'm interested to know more about it and if it works like the modern ones I've seen by picking up the wheel speed and comparing it to preset values.
  13. Best/Accurate Tyre Pressure Gauge

    General Motoring Discussion
    Having been told, after the service, that the Giulietta's tyre pressures were out and that they had been reset to what I thought I had them set to I think my old cheapo gauge needs replacing. Can AOers suggest a suitable, reasonably accurate, tyre pressure gauge that won't break the bank and is...
  14. A Tyre Company Recommendation

    General Alfa Discussion
    Please call me an idiot. Didn’t see the rock protruding onto a Cumbrian mountain road and ran over it. The front n/s tyre burst with an impressive bang – none of your pathetic hissing punctures. Praise be to Alfa for the spare. I’d still be there if it had been a tube of splooge. Middle of...
  15. Not the normal tyre thread. Low profiles

    General Motoring Discussion
    Is it me or are very low profile tyres more hassle than they are worth? Sure they look good, but due to the awful state of the roads I find myself stressed whilst driving and often going slower than I should be due to worries about buckling or cracking the wheels. Then there is the ride...
  16. tyre presures

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi guys, Just wondering if someone can enlighten me as to why the Alfa has a tyre pressure placard requiring a higher pressure for the front wheels compared to the rear tyres - when carrying a full load of people or cruising on the freeway. Some other makes of cars (my sons Astra in this...
  17. Tyre Pressure Sensors & Valve Stems

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi All Mrs. V’s 2015 MiTo Junior has just been in for its first National Car Test (NCT) here in Ireland and it turns out the tyre valve stems on the two front wheels are leaking and need to be replaced. Not a biggie, but before I get them replaced, a question … does the MiTo have tyre pressure...
  18. Where do I stand on damage caused by tyre shop?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Morning all, as per the title, the tyre shop I use has damaged all 4 of my wheels - and no, it's not the usual suspect. A bit of background, I had my wheels professionally painted last March at around £90 a corner, and the wheels have remained largely unscathed - apart from a curbing on one...
  19. Tyre choices

    Alfa Giulietta
    My G will need front tyres when I finally get it back from dealers, it is the 1.4 MA veloce with 17’s on. Anyone recommend tyres that suit the set up of the car, looking for decent wet grip aswell as good ride and quiet. It currently has Michelin pilots fitted that still offer decent grip...
  20. Tyre pressure - Veloce on Goodyear run flats

    Alfa Giulia
    To other owners of this vehicle model - Do you know what the tyre pressures are for run flats? I'm not sure if the owner's manual indicates tyre pressure or mentions the values are for run flats? Thanks.