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  1. Urgent help needed - 1.6 TS coil pack snapped on removal

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, someone is coming to buy the 147 on Saturday, so I thought it would be a good idea to give it a full service prior to sale, including replacing all 8 spark plugs. Unfortunately it hasn't gone to plan, the small spark plug on cylinder 1 had rusted, and the coil pack was completely stuck...
  2. Some urgent help please 156 vs 159

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi Looking at buying the one of the following and would appreciate any help and advice Alfa 156 1.8 petrol t spark lusso 2003 model woth 70k miles on the clock priced at £1495 2006 What advice can you give regarding these 2 any problems with either? An urgent reply would be much appreciated...
  3. Urgent. Two front used Koni shock absorbers needed

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Dear all goodmorning. I am in need of 2 used, front Koni yellow shock absorbers, as those already in used gave up the fight against the Greek roads(???) and don't seem to be repairable. I own a 11/1994 1.6 boxer, so i need those specifically for this version. Please if anyone has a pair, at...
  4. The cost of carelessness - urgent advice needed...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I need to admit I made a right mess the other day when parking my GT at Gatwick long stay. So I managed to park the car so far in that the bumper went over the (I thought too low) curb at the very end of the parking spot. I knew immediately as I heard the usual scraping noise of...
  5. URGENT HELP NEEDED - Spare key problem

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, I went to use my spare key today, not used it for years. It will unlock and lock the car but when inserted into the dash I get a message to say it is not recognised. I have changed the battery, removed the pcb and cleaned it but just the same. My other key works perfectly well. Need to...
  6. Urgent - Ongoing issue - Need some help P1171 code

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All This is not related to my Alfa but my partners Fiat 500C. It is the 1.4 16v 2009 model (35k miles) and has had this engine light fault for years and no one has managed to find the issue. I have taken it to a number of Fiat specialists who say, its an intermittent fault and the engine is...
  7. Ferodo discs for 147 - Possibly fake? - Urgent advice needed

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello everyone, I would really appreciate your advice on a set of rear and front disc rotors (Ferodo Premium Coat + their set of pads) I bought from ebay from the seller Autosessive online store with regards to the authenticity. The seller claimed 100% original parts with a year of warranty...
  8. Strange thing after changing the oil. URGENT

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Today I change engine oil. At the beginning I will mention that my car was on the ramp,so the front of the car was at a higher level than the back of the car(take a look on photo). I also remove the hoses from the oil cooler to drain oil from that cooler. From there it came out about 300ml...
  9. Urgent help - 156 won't start

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all. My other 156 SW hasn't been used since before the festive period. The battery was completely shot, so I purchased a new one from a reputable retailer today. No issues with fitting. Switch the ignition on and all lights up, the clock works blah blah... turned the key to fire it up and...
  10. Belt tensioner (URGENT)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Alfa Romeo GT Jtd Is it normal for this part to shake like this? (photo + video)
  11. Clutch slip after replacement. URGENT HELP

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi Guys, My Giulietta (2.0 jtdm 140) has had it's clutch replaced after 63K Miles. Fair wear and tear, no problems there. The clutch never slipped in 6 years and was only replaced as the DMF was rattling and gear changes were becoming harder. Mechanic (a very reputable one) replaced DMF...
  12. URGENT Help burning smell!! 2010 2.0 Alfa 159ti JTDm

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Whilst driving my 2010 2.0 159ti I noticed the mpg was quite low.. then when I came to a stop there was a funny burning (plastic?) Like smell coming from the engine bay. I immediately turned the engine off. I then put it into a garage and told them what I experienced and they couldn't find...
  13. 159 Ti Sportwagon Springs Wanted (URGENT!)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi All, Have just hit a colossal pothole and the right rear spring has snapped on my 2011 159 2.0JTDM Ti Sportwagon. Struggling to source any springs urgently because of the time of year and will need the car for work on Tuesday. Can anyone come to the rescue? I'm in the Milton Keynes area, and...
  14. Urgent help needed

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, I've had my battery warning light come on intermittently on my 159 2.4Jtdm for about a week, but didn't seem to have any effect as it was still doing 160 mile daily commutes ok until just before Xmas, when all manner of warning lights started to appear one by one and the battery ran out...
  15. urgent oil help please

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My Alfa dealer put diesel oil 1000km in my 2.5 v6 after the engine swap. They said it'll flush the engine... is this harmful for my compression and internals?
  16. Urgent help needed!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Evening lads - Anyone know how to reset “Car protection not available”? Couldn’t start the car this evening, I think I left the car unlocked all afternoon and now it only starts by pressing both brake and clutch pedals but I’ve got this error displayed all the time. Any advice please, need to...
  17. Urgent help!

    Alfa Giulietta
    Just locked my keys on the boot of my giulietta. I have called the AA out and they are on their way. If we can press the unlock button on the dash through gap in the door will the car unlock? Thank you
  18. Urgent help needed with wing mirror (broken?)

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all Very p"ssed off with myself - was just turning the driver's wing mirror in so I could get past it while it's in my garage and something inside went pop and now the mirror housing has come away from the base and is only held on by the internal wires (pics attached). What can I do?? :-(...
  19. Torque Figures Please - Urgent!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello all, Please would somebody give me definitive approach and final torque settings (and degree settings if applicable) for cylinder head and cam carrier bolts on a 2007 147 1.9 JTDm 16v 150bhp? All ready to go back together, just need the figures and I'm away! Thanks :smoker:
  20. French motorway engine light, urgent advice!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, Day one of a three day drive to Antibes followed by 2 weeks in the sun and a 2 day drive back. My 2.4 has been running great, just serviced at Alfa Workshop, no issues, good as gold. 200 miles from Dijon the check engine warning appeared and the car lost power. Wouldn't pull, struggled...