Alfa Romeo Forum banner


  1. Driver's side window stops working after battery drain - related or unlucky?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi! Recent owner of a 2007 Alfa GT 1.9 jdtm. Battery has been a pain and keeps draining - had a new one fitted and all is well. But after the first time it drained, the drivers side window has stopped working. If I turn the buzzer on in the menu I still get a beep from the switch, but no audible...
  2. Am I just unlucky or this normal for Alfas

    Alfa MiTo
    I got a alfa mito 1.3 jtdm for my first car back in November privately for my first car at 63000 miles so we took it to autolusso to have the car fully serviced and have any faults repaired. Then till I passed my test in January my Dad had been driving the car around to make sure there weren't...
  3. (un)lucky number thirteen

    Motoring Images
    There are many issues about this that concern me. Firstly, it appears to have two intercoolers, both of which have the most contorted pipework I've ever seen. The inlet tract is longer than my driveway. Presumably it's a V6 TT so needs twin intercoolers? Secondly, it's an old A4 with a dodgy S...
  4. How unlucky can you get (RAC/156/GT content)?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Guys, I drove 6 hours today to look at someone else's heap of *****. The GT was an absolute disgrace. Anyway, I am 3 miles from home and hit a fox smack bang head on at 70mph in my 156. pushed my radiator back slightly but suprisingly it still works. It smashed the plastic...
  5. Very unlucky day!

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    A fairly simple job I had done several times went very wrong.:( I needed to change a dizzy advance spring. First circlip off, small holding pin out (most tiny part that can get lost easily), plate off, then second circlip off. I had carefully placed the tiny pin on a cloth. The circlip...
  6. Just unlucky?

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi guys I've been an Alfa owner before (well an hour before the gearbox failed) and now I've been a proud owner of a 97 GTV for 24 hours, would you believe the heater and the door have broken! LOL I imagine I might be making a few posts relating to issues very very soon! lol
  7. 3rd time unlucky

    Alfa Giulietta
    Over the past few months I've been in a situation where I've been taking my Giulietta into my local dealer to have a dashboard rattle problem sorted. Unfortunately, they haven't been able to resolve my issue and I keep having to take it back....3 times so far and it's still not resolved. It's...
  8. Am I just unlucky?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Got my G last October. It's been back to the dealer 3 times so far. 1st the fuel cap wouldn't open - got that fixed. Next gearbox problems. Intermittently would not go into 1st gear, I would have to raise the clutch slightly and then it would pop in. Got that sorted a couple of weeks ago after...
  9. Unlucky

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi all, Had a bit of bad luck recently. Story began in December when I purchased a lovely well maintained 00 gtv v6 with a full alfa maindealer and specialist service history. car has been lowered with upgraded shocks and power bushed rear suspension also I fitted strut brace up front and new...
  10. Unlucky no please help!!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi please can anyone help, I am calling on the great knowledge the site memebers. :thumbs: I have Unusual issue please read.:confused: I have been trying to connect to my Alfa 156 v6 52 plate EOBD diagnostics for a while now then yesterday error light pops up. So after trying different leads...
  11. Unlucky and in love with 156, Help!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone, I need a bit of help! So far I have fell in love with two 156 that I have been to see from Evans Halshaw, both have had the same problem, they have both had head gaskets blown and they wont sell them now. Both were low mileage 22k on a 54 plate and 34k on a 55 plate. Is this a...
  12. Just unlucky?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello I have a 147 JTD 16v Mjet. 05 plate 6 speed (facelift model) and was looking for some advice on gearboxes. I have owned the car since it was 6 months old and brought it from an Alfa dealer. I have had it serviced at the correct intervals but the last few have been done by a reputable...
  13. Warranty...Might help some unlucky owners!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all... I posted this on another thread but i thought i would start a new one incase some unlucky Alfa owners have been having alot of trouble with their cars!! Basicaly the other thread was talking about a warranty for the GTV... i replied by recommending the AA's breakdown repair cover,i...
  14. how unlucky

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    bought w reg 156 2.0l last week booked in to local alfa speacalist for timing belt and variator in between this got a bit noisier guy just phoned to say big ends gone !!!!! not bad for a weeks owner ship any one any ideas on recon engine
  15. Mark Webber,winging Aussie Kiss-of-death or just unlucky.

    International Motor Sport
    Fast Driver over a lap,Yes. But he does seem to drag Teams down. Williams had untold bad luck while he drove for them,he left and there has definitely been an upturn.Joined Red Bull who should be on the up but it just seems to have come to nothing.
  16. Now lost oil pressure. How unlucky?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    So after sorting my cooling system (see thread). I drove the car for about 5 miles and all is running well when I hear a bit of a pop and no oil pressure. Shortly after car cuts out and won't start. I timed it car car up...
  17. Unlucky Eoin Murray - BTCC

    International Motor Sport
    Well, the third race, The young Irish driver Eoin Murray in the privateer Alfa Romeo team was running in third place, mixing it with the Work's teams, when out came the rain. He unfortunately lost the back end going into redgate and spun out, ditched in the gravel trap. But hey, at least he was...
  18. Is she just unlucky - is it time for her to go??!

    General Alfa Discussion
    She got hit - again. The 4th time in the 2.5yrs I owned her - altogether more than the previous 6yrs of more mileage! Was driving along the dual carriage way on the inside lane - saw a car swerve from the outside lane into the middle, the car in front did the same so this guy decided to come...