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  1. General Alfa Discussion
    OK, so, I currently own a 156 2.5 V6 and I need a new car since I will probably be getting a new job at a somewhat distant location. I would be travelling around 160 km every day (60% highway, 30% open road and 10% heavy traffic). Currently I am torn apart on whether I should buy a cheaper...
  2. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello! I need to replace one rear bearing on my 2001 GTV 916, and i went straight to one of my favorite part suppliers, alfaworkshop. They have hub + bearing in stock but in two variants one for vehicle numbers before #6063041 and one for vehicles after #6063041. To my surprise my VIN...
  3. General Motoring Discussion
    Has anyone on the forum done this? A few months back I bought an 8 year old motorbike in France, got it mot’d sent all the documents of to the DVLA to get it registered and now they’re telling me I need a CoC or an SVA test pass certificate. A CoC is a no no as dealing with the Italian...
  4. General Motoring Discussion
    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/fca-selects-harman-samsung-google-100000498.html Once upon a time, I said this was coming. Excited!
  5. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi all, I am looking at buying a 159 TBI TI and was wondering if anyone here knows the car and could provide any additional information on its history. If you do, please drop me a PM. The car in question i a black 159 TBI TI with reg number WV59 ELW Thanks
  6. General Alfa Discussion
    Hi All, I didn't want to resurrect an old thread hence the reason for starting a new one. With the readily availability of non subscription trackers I thought it a good idea to give my impressions on them. These trackers work using a 2g compatible mobile sim and can be set up with various...
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello everyone, I'm a frequent visitor to these parts for the invaluable tips and advice but I haven't posted on the site for quite a while now. After a week from hell my Alfa GT Q2 Cloverleaf 1.9 JTDm has sadly gone ka-boom! Although the oil cooler and hoses had been replaced the dreaded...
  8. General Motoring Discussion
    I've used one of those FIAT parts sites to find the build date for my 159. When the results come up, it also gives a Vehicle Number (all numbers no letters). Does anyone know what this refers to?
  9. General Motoring Discussion
    Just thought I would mention how good the MOT history check from the DVLA is. I was thinking of going to look at a car tomorrow at a dealer around 20 miles away. the car was advertised with 104k showing and was in good condition for the money. I looked at the MOT history check and in 2013 the...
  10. General Alfa Discussion
    I bought a very low mileage Brera JTS (2006 MY, 18,000 miles, silver) a while back and it was originally owned by someone in Guernsey. If anyone on the forum knows the car or was the owner can you get in touch? I'd like to know an bit more about it's history and the owner might be interested to...
  11. General Alfa Discussion
    Afternoon all, I've used one of those FIAT parts sites to find the build date for my 159. When the results come up, it also gives a Vehicle Number (all numbers no letters). Does anyone know what this refers to? Cheers. Cosmo.
  12. Alfa Stelvio
    Time for more photos.
  13. General Alfa Discussion
    Hehe - if only they were!! It's only a spoof mock up, but I reckon it looks great :)
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello people, I changed my timing belt over the weekend and I have noticed that the vehicle has lost power! It strangles going up a climb that it used to take without issues. What could be the problem? There are no error messages or anything like that. Thanks
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    .....by one band in April 2018 Announced in today's budget. Which means my 165 g/km GT JTDm, which is currently in Band G £190pa will move into Band H currently £220 pa. I assume there will have to be a separate table for non Euro 6 (latest standard) diesels which is (probably) everything...
  16. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Any advice and wisdom would be appreciated over the following problems experienced on the way back from Manchester to Scarborough this afternoon Car is 2005 156 2.4 JTD and well maintained with 106.000 mileVDU/Infocentre Travelling with the radio on. The radio went off and a beeping from the...
  17. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    There's a lot of information on here about poor running issues and I'm gradually working my way through them. Firstly tonight I cleaned the MAP sensor. It was absolutely pitted! Spot the difference! So fearing the worst I moved on to the EGR. However I took it off to find a blanking plate and...
  18. Alfa Giulietta
    Had a letter from FCA advising me of a vehicle service campaign for Multijet euro 6 engine control module software update Ref 6029 Antone else recieved such a letter and had this update installed?
  19. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi guys, I have read a lot on this forum (and others) about fixing this error. Unfortunately I didn't found anything concretely. Only changing the steering lock ECU. Car bought it 5 months ago. I had this problem for 3 months now, every morning when outside was below 0 degrees. If you have this...
  20. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi. I know this issue has been here before, but here's my version. On cold mornings the message pops up. After a short run, when I restart the car the message has gone. It doesn't affect the starting and running, and the steering lock works ok. Has anyone else had this version of the 'vehicle...
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