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  1. Worn out gear cable bushings?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I'm sorry for starting a new thread but I do need your opinion or at least another from an Alfa GT owner. I did change my gearbox oil roughly 6k km ago with Fuchs 75W90 and now when the weather is cold (below 5*) I have hard shifts in 1st and 2nd gear. After around 3kms the gears are...
  2. Could a worn engine mount/stabiliser cause vibrations when accelerating?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    147 Ducati Corse 1.9JTDm I've had vibrations when accelerating hard in anything above second gear since I bought the car. Recently had both spiders in the CVs changed and expected that would fix it, but it's just as bad. I've also experienced quite a strong shudder from the engine when...
  3. Worn hose

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, i have Alfa Romeo 147 1.6ts 105ps, and i have a worn hose that i want to replace but i dont know the spec for the hose, hose is going from throttle body under the engine cover i will attach the picture also&(hose with yellow tape on it), some quick help would be great.
  4. 147 wiper linkage bush worn

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Nope , not broken but drivers side spindle bush very worn , any way of fixing it? thanks
  5. 2.0 JTS worn camshafts

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    A year ago I replaced my JTS’s exhaust camshaft with a good used one as the original was a bit worn on some lobes. Today I made the yearly check and noticed that 2. cylinder first lobe was worn by 0,5mm-1mm. I’ve been using Castrol 10W-60 Edge oils and changed them every 10k but it hasn’t...
  6. Ti wheel well plastic worn through!?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hey all, it seems that on both sides my front wheels have eaten through the plastic in the wheel wells in front of the tyres. Seems that the wheels were making contact when turning (must be under load as I can't recreate it stationary). Anyone else seen this, or know how easy it is to replace?
  7. Worn wishbone?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi. My 2010 QV have been shaking during acceleration and braking at motorway speed. It also sometimes clunks/rattles from somewhere up front when going over a bump, but rarely... A member on this forum suggested in another thread that it might be because of worn bushings in the front...
  8. Wanted: worn out V6 Engine stabiliser

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi, My 166 currently has two polybushes on the v6 stabiliser. a bit too much noise coming though with this setup. I can't remove the bushes easily without destroying them. By going back to a half rubber/half polyurethane, i hope to make it a bit more suitable. Does anyone have either one of...
  9. Worn out clutch that never slipped?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, has anyone experienced anything like this? I've had a dig of the forum without much luck. At last service the shop noticed a small oil leak. Diagnosed as a transmission seal which they're going to sort (just out of warranty). However, on removing the trans, they reckon the clutch was worn...
  10. Xenon bulbs worn?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, I somehow feel that my xenon's aren't as bright as they should be, or once were. (I have a 12/2011 G with 80k km.) They start up and do the 'dance' normally, and also seem at the correct height when I am checking the level against a wall for example. Is anybody noticing dimness with...
  11. Worn steeting wheel

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Yesterdag I cleaned al the grease of my steering wheel, so the leather looks nice and matt again. Unfortunately I also have worsened the wear on it, it was acceptable but not anymore to me. Does anyone know how this damage can be fixes? Could it be as easy as have the wheel repainted?
  12. 159 TI rear engine mount worn, maybe squeaking?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi people. I have an annoying squeak which is ruining my driving experience. When accelerating or changing gear there is a really irritating squeak. Thought it could be anti roll bar bushes but unless going over really bad bumps the squeak doesn't occur. Had the undertray off. ARB bushes are...
  13. Brake pads worn down at angle

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi guys, looking at front brake pads today on car because i want to work on them since doing my rears a couple of months ago. I noticed that they are wearing down at angle at the top. Googled this and get mixed opinions. People say it is probably a seized sliding pin or piston, and others say it...
  14. Gear linkage/selector ball socket worn Fix kit ?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, Does anyone know of a fix kit/bracket to solve a worn nylon ball socket on the selector linkage. (keeps popping off) I know one or two ebayers offer a simple bracket fix for some Vaux and VW models at a £10 with a simple brace and screw solution to hold in place, but cannot locate a part for...
  15. 19" TI tyre - Conti Sport Contact 3 - part worn - Poole

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I usually replace tyres in sets. Part way through the last set, I had an unrepairable puncture so bought a new tyre to replace it. When I changed the whole set, I kept the new one back as a spare as it still has plenty of life in it with approximately 5mm tread remaining. This tyre has not been...
  16. part worn michelins 205 55 16

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Got 2 of these that's got as spares for mine but as I no longer have that car they are surplus to requirements Both have 3-3.5 mm tread with very little shoulder wear Looking for £10 each collection only from peterborough
  17. A worn clutch causing Selespeed failure ?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello folks hope you all well... Yeah I have had a new Selespeed actuator installed on my 156 JTS Selespeed due to the old one failing after reaching normal operating temperature. Since installing the brand new actuator the temp issue is gone but now there is another fail issue , apparently...
  18. Worn pads warnning light - what the heck?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi Guys/Girls;) Have Brembos brakes and done 9k miles with 95% motorways.. worn pads light just came out of a dark today and ****ed me off a little, I dont really break any hard or pretty much at all as I do motorway commute and rather break with engine.. Anyway light was on for a while and...
  19. 156 JTD : rear hub bushes worn out again?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, I had a play on the rear hubs of my 156 sw, (a play around the axis of the rear shock) so I changed the two rear hub bushes, they wer a bit craked. I bought genuine parts and 800km later the car seems to be a drunk snake!: the back wobbles when going over bumps! So I look again at my...
  20. Worn top suspension arm or loose bolt?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So I replaced the top left (NS/PS) arm on my 147 JTD, a couple of months (4K) ago. All was going well until it started knocking again yesterday and got rapidly worse. :( I had put effort into looking on this forum for a recommendation on which arms to buy and I got the TRW. Just my luck, they...