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  1. GTA used as a daily... Salt... Winter... Worry

    Alfa GTA
    Please tell me I'm not the only one using a GTA as a daily! Does anyone have any tips regarding cleaning the underside and generally keeping the rust at bay during the winter months Sent from my LYA-L09 using Tapatalk
  2. Winter is coming... Have they fixed the fuel cap and the demister yet?

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi all Its starting to get cold again. My fuel cap is showing signs of going wonky again, and the rear demister not working when the battery is 'low' is starting to be an issue. Anyone know if Alfa have fixed either of these since last year? Thanks
  3. 156 Winter Spruce Up (Picture Heavy)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Evening all, Just a post to document a few things that I have done on the 156 over the past month or so, this is my daily driver so have been using the Subaru for the time being whilst the Alfa Romeo has been off the road (I forgot how expensive it was to run!). To be fair, I've gone to town a...
  4. Winter Storage

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Planning on putting the GTV away for the winter months within the next few weeks and as this is my first time doing this wondered if anyone had any tips they swear by? The car will be garaged for some context. Let's hear it all! Sent from my ONEPLUS A6003 using Tapatalk
  5. Set of Winter Tyres Available ...

    Alfa Giulia
    (I had a quick look for a forum FAQ to see what the rules were about effectively advertising stuff for sale but couldn't find anything so apologies in advance if I'm flouting any rules) As confirmed in the "Link" thread, I binned my Giulia Quadrifoglio back in April, four days after putting the...
  6. UK winter wheels StelvQF

    Alfa Stelvio
    Hi peeps, getting my Stelvio QF in a couple of weeks and looking to get another set of wheels for the winter tyres in the UK, don't want to spend a fortune on them but open to any advice/thoughts that can help, thanks
  7. Winter Tyres

    Alfa Giulia
    Looking for some opinions on a set of winters for Veloce. Looking for Pirelli, to take advantage of the AROC fuel card offer. I know that Sottozero 3 are probably best but fairly expensive. Any others you would recommend? Also, anyone know of any tyre hotels in the Southend area to store my...
  8. Winter Tyres or not

    Alfa Giulia
    So following on from my last post, I'm really interested in the Giulia however one reservation I have is the rear wheel drive. Having driven the 4x4 for almost 6 years and previously many front wheel drive cars winter has been no real problem but going back to rear wheel drive only could have...
  9. losing coolant-only in winter?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    For quite a while I've noticed my coolant level drops,up to a couple of cm in a couple of weeks, it seems to be only sometimes though, I've come to the conclusion that when I'm using the heater more the level drops more. Last summer for example it hardly lost anything. There are no obvious signs...
  10. Aircon fails in Winter!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have not had this car (GT) in summer ownership yet , but I always run the aircon to keep it in a serviceable condition. So yesterday was sitting in the car and I was getting quite hot with the recirculation on , so decided to cool off , nothing dramatic happened with the change of temp...
  11. Rims for winter tyres.

    Alfa Giulia
    Sorry for - again - stepping over the border, but I got no response on Stelvio QF thread, and I believe Giulia QF has same brakes. I took delivery of my vehicle with 20" winters on - sadly - OE SILVER rims. I will put my summer tyres on OE rims in spring, and need new - black - rims for next...
  12. Spider in winter

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi Ive been looking at used Spiders lately and am thinking of swapping my Giulietta for one. However where I live we do have winters and this would be my daily car, meaning it would definitely see snow. Anyone here who uses their Spider in similar conditions? How does the roof hold up with...
  13. Winter storage

    Alfa GTA
    Having finally got access to a garage with power I'm planning to put my GTA away for winter for the first time. So looking for advice on how to store her until the weather improves. I've got the battery on trickle charge and she's in gear with the handbrake released. Any other suggestions would...
  14. Winter Tyres and Chris Knott

    Insurance Section
    Winter Tyres and Chris Knott Hi, I'm often asked on club forums (and Facebook groups) about switching to winter wheels/tyres and whether an insurer will charge extra if you do. As it's getting to that time of year again I thought I'd just reassure any Chris Knott clients that the insurers we...
  15. Winter vs All Season tyres

    Alfa Giulia
    There's a few posts on here about winter tyres, especially for QFs, but can't find much about winters or any for all seasons on non QFs. I've got a Veloce and wanting to put some winters on but also considering all seasons instead, mainly because I don't have space to store summers and I...
  16. Winter Wheels

    Alfa GTA
    Anyone looking for another set of rims for some winter tyres? I’m selling a set... https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/classifieds/showproduct.php?product=29049&cat=107
  17. Wheels for winter tyres for sale

    Alfa Giulia
    I have 4 of the 7 hole dark 17" wheels for sale. There is about 3mm of tread left on the Michelin's, but the idea is that they would be good if you want some wheels to put a set of winter tyres on. I can ship, but I think that would be a little costly. If you want to collect they are £250. I...
  18. Winter Woolies

    Poll Room
    I've been mostly wearing ski gear all this week. Who else has been pulling on thermals?
  19. winter tyres

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    anyone interested in a set of winter tyre and 17" rims? Tracer
  20. Winter tyres on Veloce?

    Alfa Giulia
    Has anyone fitted winters to their Veloce (staggered)? Have managed to get hold of some spare wheels to use as winters (thanks Mabs!) and was going to wait until later on in the year - but had a bloody horrendous journey home from manchester airport at 11pm last night (read @rse twitching at...
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