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  1. Valves No Longer Working QV

    Alfa Giulia
    Dear all, I have recently had a Larini catback race exhaust fitted to my QV. The exhaust is valved and utilises OEM vacuum line. After fitting I noticed the valves no longer work. I looked behind the rear wheel liner and low and behold the installer decided to leave the vacuum line unplugged...
  2. Valves system problem miito

    Alfa MiTo
    I have a problem in the valves system of my Alfa romeo mito. The told me is bcs of the low level of the oil or the usage of wrong type of oil from the previous owner. The car was recently bought used. Does anyone knows how i can solve this problem and how much this repair will cost to me? The...
  3. TPMS is not available after changing the valves

    Alfa Giulia
    Hello everyone! I made a 17-inch wheel replacement and fitted a new 18 "original" Alfa Romeo Luxury ". New tpms valves are also installed on them. New valves are programmed before installation. Error Now: "TPMS Control Is Not Available" :disappointed: 1. TPMS valves are original and correct 2...
  4. Giulia Quad alloy 19” with valves £616.60p

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    4x alloys Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. 156 sportswagon 2.5 v6 24 valves owner

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi every one im chris live in England have had my alfa for 3 years now and resolutely love it i have own load of cars but nothing as ever come close to this car but with sad regrets i have to sell it witch im not happy about i would rather sell my missus but the in-laws wont let me
  6. Alfa Romeo 156 v6 2.5 24 valves Qsystem veloce 2001

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just been online to purchase some new spark plugs and can't decide which are the best. Bosch platinum lr-lpg-gas spark plug fr5k1332s came up and was not sure if they would be right/best for my Alfa. Any kind of info on weather they would be right or not would be great ? Many thanks
  7. Tyre pressure monitoring valves

    General Motoring Discussion
    Are they any good? Do they actually work?
  8. Quad turbo boost valves - for info

    Alfa Giulia
    I thought I'd post this up here as an FYI for other owners to hopefully help them either avoid or at least quickly diagnose the issue should it occur. Reading today's Autocar I saw their second piece on their long term Quad. In the text it is mentioned that they suffered the CEL and limp mode...
  9. DPF, EGR & Swirl valves

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I am new to diesels, got a 1.9 2008 159. Lovely car but blimey the engine is nothing on a 1.8TS!! Anyway, grumble about diesels aside.... I keep reading about DPF, EGR and swirl valves and the importance of cleaning/removing/blanking etc them. My questions as a newbie are: What are they...
  10. Thinking of adding tyre pressure monitor valves, could they affect wheel balance?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello guys, Thinking of buying these as part of a gearbest order, they seem to have good reviews and would be handy to keep an eye on tyre pressures 4Pcs Air Pressure Monitor Indicator Alert Valve Stem Cap 2.4Bar-3.60 and Free Shipping| Do you think they could affect wheel...
  11. Non return valves

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Hi All 3.0 24 Engine On the plenum the 2 pipes coming off it , I guess they both are made to work from vacuum. This being the case and having a turbo will be ok for me to fit non return valves so the the turbo pressure does not blow down them . Any info will be good thanks in advance
  12. 156 Sportwagon 1.6 cambelt, bent valves

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Well I have only had my Alfa 156 less than a week and as it was a private sale with no record of a recent cambelt, I decided to have a new one fitted. Today I took the car to the Italian car specialist I have always used for my Fiat Coupe with no problems. When I arrived to collect it this...
  13. Low oil pressure on startup (hot and cold)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hey! So, i've had my Alfa for roughly two weeks now - and the todo list is getting longer. Perhaps i should not have bought it, but i felt a responsibility saving it from the hands of the previous owner and give it some much needed TLC. It's a 156 2.0 TS with 190000km on the clock and was born...
  14. rebuild / burnt valves

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Bought my 114k 2.0 ts ph1 recently. It had a engine rebuild at 82k (8 x half bearings, piston rings, crank grind, main bearing set). Then at 112k shortly before it was mothballed (2004) it had 2 exhaust valves replaced as they were burnt. What's sort of extra life do you think such work...
  15. Alfa 159 2.2 JTS -Inlet & exhaust Cam Solenoid Valves

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, I have searched through some threads on this issue but would like some confirmation on this before I go ahead and order some parts. Issue is this: I need to replace both - 1. Electro-Valve Inlet Cam Solenoid (Part no: 71773493) and 2. Electro-Valve Exhaust Cam Solenoid (Part No...
  16. How do you remove bent valves?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    After a our year lay-up, I have decided to rescue my 3.0V6 166. Have removed front head and found 6 bent exhaust valves jamme and protruding in the open position. I have a valve removing tool but can't release collets as soring seems to be already compressed. Should I give the valve a good...
  17. Confusion about EGR valves

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    This isn't an engine problem, more a request for some help understanding EGR valves. I've got a 2005 1.9 mJTD 16v and last year had issues with it being low on power at low revs. I read a few of the posts on EGR valves and ended up removing and cleaning the valve and manifold inlet of a fair...
  18. Alfa 156 2.0 - Getting to the valves without taking out the engine?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    First of all, I'll try to explain as well as possible, some technical terms might be off. Can be difficult to find the right translation at times ;) To start of, my initial question: There are 10 screws going down into the engine after removing the cam-cover, they look like torx screws but I...
  19. 1.9JTD 16v 140bhp, EGR valves, droplinks, remaps....

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Had problems with the EGR valve on my recently purchased 147 JTD 16v 140bhp. Showing all the symptoms of a knackered EGR valve which culminated in the engine management warning light coming on with the associated failing EGR error code. Just wanted to pass on my experience of initial hesitancy...
  20. Swirl valves DELETE

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi everyone! I am thinking on leaving the swirl valves open at all times, since they seem a bit sticky. Are there any drawbacks for doing this? Would I be increasing the risk of mechanical failure? Many thanks!