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  1. Help - Alfa GT issues, am at breaking point (in all senses of the word)!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi there, So a tale of woe and a request for any ideas to help me sort out my GT's poor running. Bought the car 6 months ago - I looked at a number of cars, and this was by far the tidiest one, the least "messed with" one, with a good service history and record of work done, with a few little...
  2. The one word no Brera owner wants to hear...Subframe!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So today I took my Brera to the local Alfa specialist garage for a service. When I went back to pick up the car, they reported there is a hole in the front subframe that will need to be fixed or else car's gonna fail the MOT. Unfortunately the mechanic who worked on the car had left by the time...
  3. PU bushings on Anti roll bars: the last word ?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey hey! So, the bushings on my ant roll bars have begun squeaking. The rear ones are easy to replace, but the front ones, are a hassle, as we all know. I could replace them with rubber ones, but then they would have to be done again at some point. Or, I could replace them with PU bushings and...
  4. A Word Of Warning

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, Thought I'd pass on some info based on my recent expererience of corrosion in the rear shock absorber mountings of my 2004 GT. Driving along and then a soft bang followed by a rubbing noise and it's clear something is up. Very luckily only a few hundred yards from home so able to limp back...
  5. Rear bank heatsheild - Word of warning.

    Alfa GTA
    Yesterday I almost finished putting back together my GT 3.2. During the dismantle I had great difficulty with the rear bank manifold as the heatsheild prevented you from getting any tools on. Putting it back together I left the sheild off and had a much easier time getting the manifold back...
  6. Word to the wise. Look under your sponges.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just checked my fluid levels - everything good after doing 2000 miles after my last service. However, I decided to have peek under the black foam sponge things by the bonnet hinges. It's worth checking if you have never done this, as half the leaves in the local area seem to have got...
  7. Help needed to spread the word a load of cars and car parts needs selling.

    General Motoring Discussion
    Long story short, my Brother in Law died of Motor Neurone Disease just before Xmas (Absolutely horrible way to go) He was an avid restorer of cars, and has some really awesome "Old Skool cars" that he had as projects but obviously never got around to finishing them. The list below is just...
  8. Help needed to spread the word a load of cars and car parts needs selling.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Long story short, my Brother in Law died of Motor Neurone Disease just before Xmas (Absolutely horrible way to go) He was an avid restorer of cars, and has some really awesome "Old Skool cars" that he had as projects but obviously never got around to finishing them. The list below is just...
  9. 166 white wiper motor mechanism Grease (The Word)

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Having dissected the window wiper mechanism I expected to find a knackered O ring letting the stuff ooze oot. No O ring. A search to find the correct kind resulted in Zilcho. I stoopidly ditched the guid white stuff in the middle in case it was contaminated. My Feeory fur wit its wurth is that...
  10. The word ****

    Poll Room
    Having the word **** filtered out seems pretty daft to me :) should we vote to take it off the swear filter :)
  11. 147 gta l333 gta - a word of warning!

    Alfa GTA
    If anyone has been looking at this car: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2003-ALFA-ROMEO-147-V6-24V-GTA-Q2-Diff-Bose-Sound-Upgraded-Brakes-LOTS-MORE-/111526506518?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item19f77f7016 2003 ALFA ROMEO 147 V6 24V GTA Q2 Diff Bose Sound Upgraded Brakes + LOTS MORE!!! | United Kingdom |...
  12. Microsoft Word for iPhone and iPad

    The Technology Section
    At last we have Word for apple hand held devices, available in the App Store. FREE!!!!!
  13. Future values? A word of warning!

    General Alfa Discussion
    Over the years, I have sold cars that now, I deeply regret from a value point of view.(abandoned a jag 3.8 MK2 in a field gateway because it ran out of petrol and I'd spent all my money in a night club and never went back for it...cost me 50 quid) value now....circa 10-20k and many many others...
  14. A word of warning - GTV Jack

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Working on the GTV yesterday, I used the supplied "800kg" wheel change jack to raise and lower the GTV onto the axle stands. Now, because the jack doesn't go high enough and my trolly jack is too tall to fit under the sills i can only use the axle stands at the first height which is not high...
  15. Word of Advice for the GT

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys i purchased a GT 2006 1.9 with 69k on the clock. I've run into quite a few problems which could have been avoided so just a word of warning for everyone. I was driving home one nite and a message displayed on the board "Low oil pressure" so i pulled in at the nearest layby to find the...
  16. Back beat, the word was on the street

    South Central
    And all the roads we have to walk are winding And all the lights that lead us there are blinding There are many things that I Would like to say to you but I don't know how Because maybe, you're gonna be the one that saves me And after all, you're my Wonderwall
  17. Oh my word !!!, oil cooler fitted what a job

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Ok just finished started at around 11 thought be a 1hr job who was I kidding The bolts that attach the hoses to the filter house are a feckkin nightmare to get at oh and I downloaded a guide to do the job somewhere of this site which stated 22 mm spanner needed and it was a bloody 24mm which I...
  18. A word of appreciation

    South Africa
    ... for an awesome online community. It's the way clubs should be - I've never come across a community like this where questions are answered so willingly by guys in the trade and in the know and where there's so much support. If such a society could manifest itself physically, I would...
  19. any word on first UK road tests?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hey all. My first time posting here in the new and dedicated Giulietta sub forum, it's nice to see the moderators have finally identified the Giulietta as a completely different beast to the MiTo! I was just wondering, following the massively supportive initial wave of first drives in Italy...
  20. any word on chipping for the mito cloverleaf yet

    Tuning & Upgrades
    as above peeps
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