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  1. 2.0 JTDM dpf location and tyre wear

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all So got my alfa 159 and i have some questions. where is the dpf located on the 2.0 jtdm? is it at the front of the engine? I want to make sure everything is as it should for passing tests etc.. i think on the 1.9 its back under the car? did searches but cant find anything? also the front...
  2. Toe 0 experiences, really it solves the problem of tyre wear?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, changing the brake pads I realised that with 15k kilometers (about 10k miles) the inner tyre was completelly weared. So, looking for solutions I´ve read about adjusting the toe at 0´ but nobody gives more information about if it really works or not. And really the idea doesn´t seduces me...
  3. Excessive rear tyre wear? 159 2.4jtd

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Anyone experiencing excessive rear tyre wear on their Alfa 159 saloon? Last 2 tyre replacements and they are going off really quick, tyre pressures correct, but firstly go off on the edge then the rest. Is the car heavy on the rear in bends? Both sets have been 2 types of Goodyears.
  4. REALLY bad front tyre wear

    Alfa Giulietta
    :disappointed: Hey all, I'm getting some really bad tyre wear on the front of the car. The inner front right, in particular, is bad - as you can see in the image. So, some background. Got the G - no obvious issues on any tyres. Dropped it on Eibach and B4s. 20mm spacers rear and 16mm spacers...
  5. Door Seal Excess Wear

    Alfa Giulia
    Giulia Super Veloce has done 85000 kms. Very well looked after, detailed every month, love it. But.... have noticed excess wear & tear on drivers side door seal. Was suggested by Alfa service centre that it is due to positioning of pillar and the constant rubbing as driver exits the vehicle. I...
  6. QV Brake Pad Wear

    Alfa Giulia
    Hello All, Covered 9,000 miles in my Giulia QV and today the yellow check front brake pads warning light appeared. I inspected the front pads and visually speaking they appear to be fairly worn. Clearly the logical thing to do is change them as soon as possible. However, with good Friday...
  7. Inner driveshaft joint wear

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I sometimes get a stutter under load at low revs which since buying the car I've always put it down to the engine, however reading about inner driveshaft joint wear I'm beginning to wonder if that's the case with mine. Other than disassembly or replacing the joint is there a reliable way to...
  8. Stelvio brake pad uneven wear

    Alfa Stelvio
    Hi all I'm new here and need some advice. My Stelvio was at the Dealership a couple of weeks ago to have the brakes looked at. One rear brake pad totally worn out - its only 9 months old and 9,000 miles. Other three rear brake pads worn but plenty life left in them. Alfa and dealership...
  9. Are your wishbones made of Italian cheese?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Upper and lower wishbones last approx. 15k miles. That is terrible. I have changed 4 arms twice in 3 years of ownership. Ball joint get damaged and the only solution is to replace the arm. Is this Alfa's poor design or your wishbones last for ever? My wallet does not like this so if you have...
  10. Help with V6 main bearing wear?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I took the rear main bearing cap out today to replace the oil seal and reseal the cap itself as there was some oil in the clutch bell housing when I split the gearbox. I found the following when I removed it which was not what I was expecting. It is a long time ago that I had a main bearing to...
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  12. Guilia - front brake pad wear

    Alfa Giulia
    My Guilia has done 30k miles (mostly motorway) and Alfa have just advised my front brake pads are 80% worn. Is this usual?
  13. Tyre wear

    Alfa Giulia
    Evening all, checked my tyre pressures and had a look at the treads and to my surprise only about 2.5 mm, only done 9700 mls. I know that rwd will of course have an effect but was not expecting this! Have michelins. Also very noisey Anybody else has similar issues?
  14. Standard QV steering wheel wear

    Alfa Giulia
    Has anybody else experienced excess wear on the non carbon-fibre QV leather sports wheel? I had something similar on my 159 Ti albeit after about five years versus less than two. I'm considering raising this under warranty while it lasts. Excuse the leg!
  15. Wear on front upper wishbones

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    12 months ago my 156 1.9 JTD failed it’s MOT due to Excessive play in the pin/bush in both of the front upper wishbones. This year whilst it did not fail there is an advisory the Suspension arm pin or bush is worn but not resulting in excessive movement again on both of the front upper...
  16. Caliper Piston Wear on Newest Part

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi Alfa fans. I had what appears to be a common problem - the rear calipers on my Mito seized. They were replaced less than two years ago. I just had an MOT and I was warned that the caliper piston boot is split and letting in dirt, etc. and may cause a future seizure. I asked how this can...
  17. Rear brake pad wear

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi all, took my girl into get a nuisance check engine light looked at and during the vehicle health check they noted that the rear pads are 50% worn. Call me stupid, but at less than one year old and only 10,400 miles on the clock, I don't think I should be seeing this! I would also expect the...
  18. Uneven tyre wear

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi everyone, I'm 13,000kms into the ownership experience and my front passenger side tyre is bald on the outer edge. Front driver's shows fairly significant wear as well, but at least it's even wear. Pardon if this question if it's been answered before, but I'm just a bit worried that this...
  19. Brake wear light ?

    Alfa Giulietta
    silly question, this *is* a brake wear warning coming up on my GQV isn’t it ? ? it has come and gone several times over the last few days
  20. Strange rear inner tyre wear

    Alfa Giulietta
    I had no reason to look as there was no noise or anything, I was looking at putting on shocks. When I took of the NS rear wheel, the inner tyre is stripped to the wire as you can see in the image. This seems to have occurred all of a sudden. They rear tyre was fine (even if at the end of its...