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  1. 156 v6 wont start in cold weather

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all my 156 sportwagon :2.5 v6 has had a problem this morning, it is -3 degrees today, she started ticked over for 30 seconds then stopped running, I started her again and she ran for 5 seconds then stopped running. my fuel light was on so I assumed it was no fuel. I put 5 litres in and she is...
  2. JTD suspect thermostat problem...but only when weather is cold

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Hope someone can shed some light on a suspected thermostat problem with my GT JTD I replaced the thermostat after i bought the car in june (every car i buy seems to need that little job doing) and temp gauge has shown no issues on a journey since, goes up to 90 and stays there. That is until...
  3. Window weather seals - where to buy?

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi all, I am looking for a supplier of the weather strips on the drivers side and passenger side doors. Part numbers are as follows; Driver side 50511586 Passenger side 50511587 Part number 1 in the attached image :) The only place in the UK i can find it is direct from Alfa at £88.36 each...
  4. Cold Weather Economy

    Alfa MiTo
    Has anyone noticed a significant drop in their MPG with the cold weather? Had mine in all weather mode when we had all the snow and was struggling to hit 35mpg on combined cycle. Used to average 40mpg in summer!!! Even in normal mode, now the weather has got cold again the fuel economy has...
  5. All weather mode performs well!

    Alfa MiTo
    Just thought i'd share with you my experience with using the A mode today, thinking it was just a gimmick with lower torque and enhanced ESP, I was accidently trying to get up the drive in Normal mode, well the wheels were just spinning then remembered should have been in A, as soon as i flicked...
  6. This weather is wrecking my head

    Republic of Ireland
    I come home to drive the 156 as it stays at home while I work up the country. So it is literally a treat to drive it when I come home. I haven't driven the car in over 2 weeks now complete diaster. And it's annoying me. I don't want to drive it with the salt and crap on the roads due to it...
  7. 166 and cold weather

    Republic of Ireland
    The prolonged cold seems to be bringing the worst out in my 166.... - broken frozen in off position (at least) - intermittent climate control faults (due sticking flaps or relays) - dipped beams stopped working today - intermittent asr warning light - boot frozen closed - petrol flap frozen...
  8. I dont like this weather

    Car Detailing
    Absolute pain trying to keep the car clean and that annoys me :mad:
  9. Cold foggy weather - Radio 2 reception poor?

    ICE & Blue&Me
    In my Brera:( All other channels unaffected but I only listen to Radio 2. Anyone else, any ideas? Cheers,
  10. Cold weather & fuel consumption

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've tended to use 98oct petrol, but felt mean last week & filled up with 95oct (Shell, mind you). Trouble is, it coincided with the freeze, & I was somewhat taken aback to see the mpg drop to 12.3 (to be fair, all short journeys round town with engine stop / start) :( D'you think it's wise to...
  11. 147 Side Light Bulb-Cold weather?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a 2002 2.0 TS and its the best car i have had in a long time and im glad to say i dont have the major problems some owners seem to have all the time. BUT! When i got the car three months ago, the only error showing was a side light bulb failure! So i changed the one that had blown, but...
  12. who uses their spider in this cold weather

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Just wondered who`s using their spider as an everyday car in this freezing weather.Mine has performed suprisingly well with the only issue been trying to gain entry to the car in the mornings which has taken 15 mins and lots of de-icer down the lock!
  13. Useful threads for mito owners worried about cold weather

    Alfa MiTo
    If you've read these forums for a year, you may have already seen these threads, but if not then check these before you start a new thread on it, chances are it has already been done earlier this year or last year.. frozen windows/doors...
  14. central looking problem in really icy weather

    Alfa 145 & 146
    does this happen to everyone or is it just the weather, when i go to lock the car it locks and opens again, my dad use to have the same problem with his lancia dedra
  15. Stays in All Weather Mode after restart

    Alfa MiTo
    Has anyone noticed that their car stays in all weather mode even after its been stopped. Got back in it this morning and it stayed in the mode form last night. Pity it wont do this with Dynamic!
  16. SNOW - Anyone had a chance to try out All Weather Mode in the white stuff?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Just wondering if you've been lucky enough to have a go in the snow yet?
  17. Cold Weather VDC system failure?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    This morning after my 147 2.0 ts warmed up after five mins, i then drove up the road and came to a small hill, and breaked light, not hard before the end, then as i carried on moving i had the VDC System Failure warning, and had the light on same one as if i had turned the traction control off...
  18. Cold weather or suspension shot?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I bought my alfa 156 2 weeks ago today and to begin with things weren't so bad, I felt like it floated on the road, Today, every bump can be felt, the front suspension lets out a nasty creek when going over bumps, I've almost got a pounding headache from a 4 mile journey! What is the likely...
  19. In this freezing weather dont forget...

    Alfa 145 & 146
    To leave your handbrake off, just been out in mine for the first time since it snowed and remembered as i nearly spun a 180 trying to reverse out the drive :mad:
  20. weather warning!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I know its stating the bl**** obvious but when you have just cleared the front screen of ice on your 147 and got the wipers going to help clear it more, then you slap it into reverse to get out of the parking space be mindfull your rear wiper may be frozen stiff.End result looking on ebay for a...