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  1. Buying a Giulietta Sportiva TCT - worried about gearbox

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi folks! First post here and a bit of a car newbie so please bear with me. I'm looking at buying a used Giulietta and came across a pretty nice spec 2013 Sportiva trim (1.4 petrol, 170bhp with a TCT). It's done 70k miles with FSH and looks in pretty tip top shape (intact bodywork, rims, clean...
  2. Should i be worried aswell ...

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    The intercooler pipe from the turbo to the intercooler has a build up of oil on the outside of the pipe but where would it be coming from ? Is the turbo knackered ?
  3. Should I be worried?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My car (Brera 2.2 S Prodrive 59 reg) has been showing a strange symptom in first gear: when pressing down on accelerator pedal after engaging first gear, I feel a momentary loss of power, almost like it's going to stall. This is intermittent, and mostly noticed on cold starts. Thoughts ? Sent...
  4. Worried I’ve chosen the wrong model now

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi Back in 2010 I bought a Guilietta Veloce 1.4 170bhp. Absolutely loved it but 2 years later my circumstances changed and I needed a big boring car. My lease is about to come to an end on a Disco Sport and I no longer need a big car, had a look around and only car that stood out is the...
  5. Should I be worried?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    When I start the Spider, for a second or so the red temp warning light cones on. It goes off straight away and the gauge reads around 90 when driving although it does seem to take a bit longer than the GTV to get up to temp. I'll investigate the thermostat at the weekend but anything else I need...
  6. hello, ppl iam planning on buying an alfa romeo but iam worried

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    which is better 147 1.8 hatchback (2002) or 156 2.5 manual (2001) or 156 2.0 selespeed(2001) and which one is more reliable and are they better than subaru wrx 2.0 boxer hatchback 2009?? please be honest cuz it will be my first car (((((( they all cost the same price) Sent from my iPhone...
  7. Anyone else think worried by how poor Giulia sales are?

    Alfa Giulia
    I was looking at stats for sales of the Giulia in Ireland and noticed they only sold 1 in April. Obviously that is abysmal but not that surprising considering they have 5 dealers and do no advertising. I reckoned it would at least be better in the UK...
  8. just bought Brera already worried,

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    after many years of GTV ownership,went and got a Brera SV JTS 2.2 already got me thinking it could be a money pit,after it has been parked on my drive,which is on a slope,the oil stick light illuminates,and stays on.then on other occations the abs/asr lights illuminate. then other times there is...
  9. Stuck in Neutral - Should I be worried ?

    Alfa Giulietta
    OK I have a 2012 GQV manual. She has only done 20,000 kms and has been faultless. Last week after she had been not driven for 3 weeks I took her out to shops for some last minute Xmas shopping. About 2mins up the road and waiting at the lights in neutral and when I went to shift into 1st the...
  10. Worried about my bella

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all I'm really worried about my alfa 159 2.0 jtdm Ti. I have been having a lot of stress with car ever since I started to modify it. The car performs beautifully but i can't drive it without having excessive grey smoke from rear and black sooty smoke when car about to regen. Listed below...
  11. Me again .. worried about the oil type in my new car!

    Alfa MiTo
    Morning all! Sorry to be posting AGAIN but having read through various posts on the forum I'm really worried about the oil type the garage has used on their oil & filter change. I'm going to ring them this morning (I haven't picked my car up yet!) .. what should I ask them? Does it have to be...
  12. Worried about buying new spider

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Yo guys After owning my 2001 gtv (40,000 on the clock), I have decided the only car for me is the spider. Not many of them around as I want the 2.4 diesel as I believe that's the one to go for, more economical, I hear the 2.2 is gutless and timing chain costs to change, then again I only do...
  13. Very Worried - Ugent advice needed.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I bought my GT on June 27 this year. All good and legit. Seller gave my HPI report, I did my own before purchase. I have received the new reg docs in my name no problem. But...... Today I received a letter addressed to me from the DVLA saying they had received an application letter for a...
  14. Anything to be worried about?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi guys I was having a flick through my pics on my phone of my gtv project. when I first bought I got a little carried away with the pics Anyway this is the one I'm a little worried about, probably cos that beautifull black gtv has been broken for rust, What do you think?
  15. Bought first Alfa, now worried that something's amiss with service history

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, This is my first post and it's a bit of a rambling one, so please bear with me! Yesterday I bought my first Alfa, a 2.4 Brera SV and I can't wait to get hold of it. I had viewed it twice and all seemed well, but wanted to 'sleep on it' to be sure. So yesterday, over the phone, I...
  16. oil in coolant expansion tank - worried!

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi, some engine oil is finding its way into the coolant. It is not a massive amount, and it is only a one way problem - there is no sign of water contaminating the engine oil. The car runs and starts fine - no overheating. I suspected the heat exchange oil cooler - but there isn't one on my...
  17. Should I be worried?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Can here a faint rattle at low speeds when off the throttle. Was worried it could be a stretched chain?
  18. Worried of Hampshire

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Giving the car a good thrash on an uphill (GT 1.9 JTD) at somewhat high speeds, the dreaded motor systems warning comes up. After that the car seems to be some what hesitant in accelerating. After a cool down period, warning light is on but revs seem to back to normal? Turbo overboost or...
  19. Getting worried :-(

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Iv always heard a slight whining nose coming from my engine and after putting my foot down earlier its got louder ! Is this gonna be bad news? :(
  20. Slightly worried.....

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi All have always wanted an alfa, my brother used to be a dealer and had a few in over the years, alfasud, gtv, 1980's stuff mostly. i have just bought but not yet picked up a 1.9 mjet jtd 156, 2004 with 63k on it but i must admit am slightly concerned and i shall tell you why...... i have...
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