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  1. Unusual VDC fault

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So for the past few days, sometimes when I press the brake pedal the VDC warning light comes on and then when I stop braking it goes off again. Totally random and even does it when I am sat at a standstill, press the brake and it comes on until I let the brake go. As said, does not do it all the...
  2. Unusual blower issue

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Evening all, Blower just given up on my car... think it's sad as I'm looking at moving her on! Anyway - got the blower and resistor(s) out, but the symptoms don't match anything obvious from searches on the forum, so your thoughts appreciated! All fuses already checked, appear OK. Have...
  3. Unusual grill

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    fine looking V6 for sale on AT for 7K (not mine) Rather like the grill, never seen one like this before, is it a genuine Alfa option?
  4. GTV Unusual Airbag Light Problem

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello all, I've been looking through the forum and can't find anything on this so thought I'd ask. My airbag light came on a while ago so consulting this excellent forum bought a switched interface and downloaded Multiscan. Got those two things talking to each other and then today had a go at...
  5. An unusual QF problem

    Alfa Giulia
    I haven't posted on here for months now, but I have kept an eye on developments in the world of Giulia ownership in general, with my particular interest being in the Quadrifoglio. I took delivery very early in April this year and like most owners, quickly came to admire and appreciate the...
  6. Unusual tyre wear - suspension or alignment

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi folks, My GT just failed its MOT on a worn front nearside tyre (a thin strip along the inside edge was down to the inner ply). I've never seen a tyre wear like this before. The offside tyre could be going the same way I reckon. The inspector has also flagged slight play in the lower...
  7. Unusual spider roof problem

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, my 2002 spider has an intermittent fault on its electric roof. Usually when you first try to drop the hood the rear of the roof unlocks ok then attempts to lift the window section but doesn't complete,lock it again and retry normally takes three attempts then the window section will lift and...
  8. Unusual carpet sides

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi guys, just trying to solve a alfa mystery regarding a carpet I removed from a ph 2 54 plate twin spark. To me when I wiped it out everything was fine along with a few on other bits and bobs I picked up. Anyway comparing the carpet sides they are different, I have compared these carpet sides...
  9. An unusual sportronic ECU problem, help please :)

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi guys. I've had my 166 3.0 Sportronic for a few months now and have been meaning to post a little introduction and hello, but never seemed to get round to it. I bought the car off here from a member called Wibble, this is my 4th Alfa, and I think my first 'friday afternoon' one.... Sadly that...
  10. 156 2.4jtd cutting out unusual issue

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I have an unusual problem with my AR 156 SW 2.4 JTD 110kW. I have searched the web and found no answer to my issue. Please read carefully before posting the usual suspects. The issue is that the engine cuts out while driving. It has happened a few times now and each time I felt a barely...
  11. Unusual Rare Alfa 17 teledials for sale, No reserve ebay auction

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi guys, with my v6 cambelt due and my spider needing a cambelt in the summer i have decided to sell these unusual rare alfa teledials to raise some funds. Plus i got to cut down my alloy collection this was my six set! :lol: i think they would look spot on a ph3 gtv or spider. £99 no...
  12. Unusual Rare Alfa 17 teledials for sale, No reserve ebay auction

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, with my v6 cambelt over due, my spider needing a cambelt in the summer and the 156 low on power i have decided to sell these unusual rare alfa o.e 17 teledials to raise some funds. just listed on ebay, £99 no reserve auction if anyones interested...
  13. 86 Alfa Spider - a very unusual VIN

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    My Spider's VIN number is ZARBA5413G1043750. And it is very legible. All the VIN's in the forums that I have seen don't have letters in the 4th and 5th positions. Also, when I purchased a replacement AC compressor for that model year from IAP, the unit would not fitted on the engine block...
  14. Unusual Carpet Wear

    Alfa MiTo
    2012 MiTo with 75k miles on it and with genuine floor mats from new. We've noticed an odd patch of wear between the pedals and cannot figure out where it has come from. It is slightly to the right of the brake pedal and too far back for where I rest my heel: that's worn a big hole in the mats...
  15. GT - unusual engine noise.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
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  16. Noise in the engine bay - unusual?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    The car key was in MAR position and while changing the headlight bulb I could hear a buzz that I can only describe as an electrical buzz. It seemed to be coming from what I think is a little sensor just above the top plenum where the V6 24 V sign is embossed. Is this something normal? Thanks...
  17. 156 unusual engine noise

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a 2002 156 1.8ts. My car recently started to get a light vibration through all rpms higher than 2000. I didn't think much of it but now I have an unusual noise coming from the engine. Its more of like a rattling sound ( I posted a link to the vid). It sounds like it is coming from under...
  18. Unusual GTV V6 Intake mod

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider Refer to the image in the link, effective filter intake location? (ad link: 1999 Alfa Romeo GTV V6)
  19. 99 Spider roof problems - unusual I think

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Guys, Bear with me as I've read what I can and tried a load of stuff suggested here but cannot find an answer. Perhaps someone might see _something_ they recognise in this: The roof was working the last time I drove the car before the winter The roof won't now open or close automatically I...
  20. Best, worst or unusual car selling experiences?

    General Motoring Discussion
    Selling a car sometimes puts you in contact with people you might not meet normally - for better or worse. I've just had an unusual and very pleasant car selling experience but I'm sure it can go the other way too. So pray tell your good and bad car selling experiences. Here's mine: Bought a...