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  1. Dry 166..?? Don't park uphill...

    Alfa 164 & 166
    I know leaky footwells are a common & tricky issue on the 166, but I found out yesterday definitely NOT to park mine on a slope with nose pointing upwards! Parked it overnight Thurs on our (admittedly) steep drive, next day loads of water in the passenger & rear LHS footwells after heavy rain...
  2. Engine cuttin out whilst going uphill in snow

    Alfa Giulia
    As per title, after yesterday’s snowstorm I had to get up a hill to get back home. Approaching uphill the car seemed to be doing ok until I started losing grip. The engine seemed to keep “blipping” while losing power and there was a “click click” sound coming from under the steering wheel rack...
  3. Like pushing a wheelbarrow uphill...

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Is how my car felt today. It just felt hard work, like it was an effort at low revs and felt better at 2500-3000 revs. Like I was pushing it everytime. Although a 94 round trip showed 44mpg average so not all bad. Is the 1.9 JTDm always like this?
  4. Whining/rubbing noise in reverse uphill

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi Our Mito has developed a strange noise when reversing uphill and only when cold. Noise is hard to explain but is kind of a whining/rubbing noise, like as if the breaks are rubbing or something. We noticed it last winter and it went (obviously when warming back up) but has returned this...
  5. 159 Graunching noise when reversing uphill

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Recent proud new owner of a 159 Ti in Alfa red :) Coming from a gtv, the car feels a lot more solid that's for sure :lol: However the lovable alfa quirks still exist - I've got the dreaded paint problems on the bonnet already :mad: One of the issues that I can't find an answer to on the forum...
  6. Alfa 156 2.0 ts, no power uphill

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, I have an Alfa 156 2.0 ts, which I've owned for quite a few years already. It has always had problems going uphill - it literally loses all power if it goes up a steep hill, especially if the car is loaded, and by steep hill I mean normal driving around town and overtaking. The car drives...
  7. Alfa Romeo 33 1.3v Missfires going uphill.

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    I everyone, I'm having a big trouble with my Alfa Romeo 33 1.3v Twin-Carburetor. :cry: At the current state the engine starts fine and goes very well in the beginning, but going uphill after a while she starts to misfire and backfire at the same time, she loses a lot of power. I can't say how...
  8. 156 losing power going uphill - why???

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Please help, my Alfa 156 has started losing power going up hill and in some instances actualy stalls - can't get it above 1000 rpms. Takes a couple of minutes then spits a huge cloud of black smoke out of the exhaust then is fine again. Anybody know what could be wrong??? Had a new turbo pipe...
  9. Uphill starting..........

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I parked the car on a fairly steep hill this morning, nose pointing up the hill, the car was also fairly low on fuel, about 1/8th of a tank. When I came back to it I thought it wasnt going to start. It normaly starts first turn of the key. After a bit of churning it started, the low level fuel...
  10. noisy when pulling away uphill

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Just after a bit of guidance really brought this problem up in Steering Rack Bust thread but not sure it's a steering rack issue:- when i am stopped on an incline then pull away I get a deep low whine at low revs ( 800 - 1000) which seems to go as revs go up. Thought it was an issue with engine...
  11. 156 1.6 engine power loss from start at uphill

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone, I have a 2004 Alfa 156 1.6 Tspark. Recently I've been experiencing engine power loss and even cutouts when braked from a stop on uphill. The airconditioner is on and when I let go of the clutch and press on the accelerator, the car just dont want to go. The engine could not rev...
  12. 156 problems with reversing (uphill)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Guys, A while ago I reversed up a steep pavement with full lock on and it (the car) made an awful noise, including what sounded like the wheel was rubbing against the arch. Anyway, it didn't seem to affect the car at all. However, at the weekend I reversed out of a dodgy, country pub car park...
  13. struggling uphill

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi guys having my 166 2ltr ts for little over a month and already having full service and cambelt done, the car still seems a little slow for a 2ltr block hovering around 80mph and struggling uphill, am expecting to much or should I have more responsive car on my hands? struggles from cold to...
  14. Wont pull uphill

    General Alfa Discussion
    A 1.8TS 16v......everything in good condition (afaik) I dont mean really steep hill's obviously everyone have to drop gears. But just "ordinary" driving I find having to drop into 4th then usually 3rd, someone (cant remember their name just now) said even a 1.8 should have the pulling power but...
  15. A clicking sound when going uphill?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    HI all, My 147 give me a clicking sound loud enough to be heard when my windows are rolled down while I am going uphill. Anyone have the same problem? Is the engine suppose to make taht sound for it's a twin spark? It sounds lke as if it comes from the engine or the gear box.... Anyone...
  16. Don't park your 166 uphill with a near empty tank

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have recently learned the hard way, that parking a 166 facing uphill with only quarter of a tank of fuel is a PITA. It will not restart. Thankfully, I could roll mine backwards onto some more level ground, and then it would restart again. For the last couple of days since doing that, it...
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