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  1. A Sunday tale of woe.....

    General Motoring Discussion
    First off, this might be a bit of a long post but please stick with it, I need advice on how to proceed. Mods, if this is in the wrong place please move. Anyhoo..... A couple of weeks ago my neighbour (semi-detached) had someone round to fix the textured exterior render on her house and he...
  2. Buying woe

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Getting frustrated trying to find a good twinspark anyone know of a good sorted one for sale
  3. Speaker woe

    Alfa Giulietta
    2012 RHD G. Front passenger lower door speaker is fuzzy/vibrating especially on the bass notes. If I send the balance all the way to the right (9?), it stops. But if it goes back to about 6 or 7 the fuzziness returns. Does this sound like a new speaker is required or maybe (hopefully) just...
  4. A Tale Of Woe

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I know that being an Alfa enthusiast can be trying at times, but what's happen to my 147 is especially so. It all started with the dreaded variator noise. Since it was due a cam belt change, I dug in the piggy bank and bought a cam belt kit (with idlers), a water pump, a variator and threw in a...
  5. 156 Rear boot badge - spring and circlip woe

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Guys, Hoping someone with a spare 156 saloon rear badge spring and circlip will see this and offer to help...? Changing my rear badge tonight I tried very gently to ease the circlip out... suddenly - ping and tinkle tinkle tinkle - the circlip and spring sprang off into the inner reaches of...
  6. Fuel gauge woe

    Alfa GTA
    Hi, I've had an issue with my fuel gauge since I bought the car (156 GTA) but have learned to live with it. The needle sits at 3/4 full when I run out of fuel. When I put fuel in, it'll move up to indicate fuel has been added but never falls below 3/4. The light in the display doesn't work...
  7. New G woe

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi guys Just a quick note to say hi. I've been lurking on this site for some 6 months or so now, knowing I would be buying a G at some point before Xmas. Well, the time has arrived, and it seems to have coincided with a complete dearth of the buggers. A few months back there were loads and now...
  8. Another steering rack woe story!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So, I was on my way to work one morning and felt the steering get heavy accompanied by increased whine noise presumably from the P/S pump. When I pulled up I could see that P/S fluid was leaking from both the steering rack gaiters. There was a Indie garage right beside work, so left car with...
  9. Mito brakes, a tale of woe!

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi all Just wanted to share my current difficulties and see if anyone else has had related issues. So I had my 60reg plate Mito QV serviced and Mot'd by my local dealer last december, all was good but they advised new front discs and pads and rears would need to follow, to do it all they...
  10. Story of woe !

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    As some of you may know my car died last month in quite a sudden catastrophic fashion. Out of the blue it started to loose power and make all sorts of nasty knocking noises and then died, I did managed to get it safe and off the road before it rolled over and stuck its legs in the air. As...
  11. The shock. The Horror, The indignity. Oh woe!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    So, I removed the steering column cowl today to do a little investigation for a future project and what did I see moulded into the airbag connector?
  12. Getting ready to wrap it round a tree!! - a tale of woe

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Chaps and chapesses, I've fallen out of love with my 159...., it's turned into a money pit. Feb this year had it's mot £250 new pads and inner tie rods, was to be expected. Two weeks later water pump failed, that was another £430, less than a week after that the steering rack gave up the ghost...
  13. Woe is me...

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Had to drive to North Wales (Bangor) & back in the Loser Cruiser (Diesel Multipla)*. Youngest daughter's graduation (she got a First!). 3 days taken. Manual gears! No cruise control! Not to mention the performance of a sloth AND I had to fill it up with that smelly stuff. All because my 166...
  14. Tale of Woe

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    For the last 6 months or so I have been suffering from a noisy auxiliary belt. It was originally diagnosed as a worn air con pump clutch; a new pump was ordered but the clattering noise stopped before it could be fitted, so it was returned. A few months later the noise returned, this time as a...
  15. Tale of woe

    Republic of Ireland
    I cant believe how long its been since I last posted here!!!!!! I felt I needed to share my tale of woe with other alfa owners. I have had a wonderful 9 months in my alfa gt diesel, until monday morning that is, driving at 120km on the m7 when the mscf light comes on, cruise control turns off...
  16. *HELP* Climate Control Panel Woe

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Thanks to Trashbat and Chris156 who have helped me dismantle my dash to get at the climate control panel. I'm trying to replace the sensor. However with bits of dash all over the shop, I can't get the sensor out, I've tried a variety of wiggles and twists but it hasn't come out. I'm reluctant to...
  17. more woe

    Alfa 145 & 146
    I think I must have dropped a mirror under a ladder while kicking a black cat (don't kick the cat :tut:). After replacing cambelt, water pump, thermostat, head gasket the MAF has decided it doesn't want to work with all the new bits & thought that making me put almost twice as much petrol in...
  18. A tale of woe, with a happy ending

    Alfa 145 & 146
    I thought I'd do the decent thing and having won all the things required to do the job I replace the belts, water pump etc. Driving home from work on Saturday the temperature gauge had a 'blip' shot to 120 then went back down, so didn't pay it too much attention (I'm new to this Alfa lark) which...
  19. Woe is me. ABS, VDR ASR Failures, won't start & suspected snapped handbrake cable

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    About a month ago a drove through a flood, car made through. Stopped for petrol about an hour later, car wouldn't start, not even turn over. In fact when I turned the key, it cut all dash lights and electrics. Loads of random VDR / ABS errors etc. Thought soaked battery / alternator. Walked...
  20. Phonebook Woe's

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Apologies if there is already a thread for this, I have had a good look through and cant find one. I have recently bought a Giulietta and had no problems accessing the phonebook display. I had to send my phone away to be repaired and now all my contacts are displayed as Surname first then...
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