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  1. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, I get recently my alfa 156 jtd. Is this normal (for thish type of engine), what the alfa does not go almost up to 3000 rpm, and after "blows up" with a sound like corvette? P.S. like many other lucky alfa owners, I get the car with thermostat problem-car dont won`t to be heated- normal...
  2. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi just bought myself a great Spider,Its a 99 lusso spec but the heater blower is very poor. Dont get me wrong the motor sounds like its blowing like mad but the air coming out of the vents is very weak. In fact every vent is weak the control valve seems to be working ie you select the screen...
  3. Alfa 164 & 166
    My girlfriend's 1992 MX5 produces as powerful stream of freezing cold air when the air con is switched on, whereas my 164 produces an asthmatic wheeze of slightly cool air. The air con has been in and out of the engineers with broken pipes, servicing and regassing, so I know it's working as...
  4. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    After all the hassle I had with stone chipping, and the rear arches getting 'peppered' on my previous GT - I feared the worst with the new one. After 1 month, it was annoying. After 6, it was disturbing. By 11 months it was not acceptable! To my suprise, the new car is not nearly as effected by...
  5. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, just bought a 01 147 1.6 Lusso,:) but got a slight problem, the key fob has a very weak signal, if i want to lock/unlock i have to be ~1cm away from the sensor/receiver for it to work, :( i've changed the battery but hasnt made any difference. :confused: Can any one help? (at the moment im...
  6. Alfa 145 & 146
    Hi...another query! I bought my car about 6 months ago, and it seemed the remote central locking wasn't working (the key locks both doors fine)...it won't lock/unlock the car from outside, but I recently discovered if i hold the small black fob thing up to the sensor near the sunroof switch...
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi For all you 147 owners out there be careful when changing your wiper blades in cold weather. The plastic moulding that holds the spline has a serious weak-point where it fixes on to the motor assembly. This weak-point is made weaker in cold weather because the plastic becomes more brittle...
  8. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    You may have seen the post in the general Alfa topic about the front end becomming detached on the Cup. Mangoletsi replace the mounting with a significantly stronger one I have attached the best pics I could get not and easy part to photograph. This happend to me at low speed but it could be a...
  9. Motoring Images
    Let's say you are a lover of the gorgeous Giulia Sprint GT But you also wanted a convertible. What do you do? A GTC is too expensive, so let's create one yourself: As you may have noticed, the taste of the owner is not quite up to Italian standards. It even gets worse...
  10. Alfa GTA
    Sending the car in for a check over. Anything I should get them to look at? Suspension bushes..... steering rack......Front shocks....??? Thanks
  11. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As the colder morning are drawing near, im getting concerned about my battery... I have noticed in the cold mornings when i turn my headlights on, all the interior lighting - cd player screen, dash lights fade dramatically... the electric windows wind at a really poor slooooow pace... would...
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just had the 36k service for my 147 and the dealer mentioned that my near side rear track control arm bush is weak. Is this common and more importantly expensive to replace? I am assuming that by the fact they didn't change it during the service meant it can wait until the next one...but...
  13. Alfa 155
    I have a '94 155 Q4 and I have a question. I never felt safe with my Alfa's brake. ABS runs very early and car does not stop. On the other hand in frequent braking, the system completely fails and I need to rest my car for a while. Do you hava a suggestion for brake? I want to change the whole...
  14. Alfa 155
    I know this has been discussed a few times on here and some of you other guys have synchs that are "beatable" in a fast change from cold. Our 155 has had a beatable synch (when cold) since we got it 4 years ago and hasn't shown signs of getting worse. I figured that as the box got warmer, the...
  15. General Alfa Discussion
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  16. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 147 is 5 months old and has done 18,000k's. The colour of the coolant in the expansion tank has gone from a very pale green to the colour of weak tea(rust?). Is this normal for all 147's? thx
  17. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My car is a 3 litre 1999 car, standard apart from the fact that it is running on Alfa supplied/fitted 17" wheels rather than the normal 16". I am running the Alfa recommended Goodyear Eagle 225/45 ZR17 tyres, and the car has done 51,000 miles so far. My problem is with the rear suspension, and...
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