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  1. Tyre Pressure warning - right or wrong??

    Alfa Giulia
    Help please - this is very confusing for a new owner in a car that has done 700 miles... The tyre warning light came on and the display shows the four tyres showing 2.0 at the front and 2.2 at the rear. On the display, one of the rear tyres has the '2.2' illustrated in a yellow block. The other...
  2. 159 1750tbi battery size is wrong?!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi folks. Anyone know what the correct battery size for the 159 1759tbi is?! I've just had to swap out my battery as the last one was a dud, but the one provided by Halfords and recommended by their app is a terrible fit for the tray. It's far too short and it's a stretch to get the positive...
  3. Alfa 159 3,2JTS Distinctive wrong timing chain kit

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi I bought Cloyes 9-0753S but it is Morse multilink chains and won't fit my car, Can anyone give me the correct kit number for the roller chain kit?
  4. Its all going wrong! Total power steering failure...

    Alfa Giulia
    Well, after 6-7 mths of trouble free ownership from new, my Veloce's dashboard went fully up in lights on Monday night. The main warning lights i got were for AST! failure and all associated systems with it (ESC, collision detection etc.). The car felt very heavy to steer and felt like...
  5. Wrong oil filter ?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Honestly .... All morning ive been trying to change the oil on this 1.9 159 which i thought would be straight forward only to find the sum nut has already been rounded off so that's been a pain to get out but now ive removed the filter and this new 1 doesn't look right, ive bought the wrong 1...
  6. Disaster! - damaged my 1750tbi with an oil change; what went wrong??

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My 1750 Tbi is cursed. It was/is?? a good one, I had Ned @ Autolusso give her the once over at a Sat clinic. Since, done 10k, and I’ve done lots of preventative stuff – turbo feed pipe filter, replaced discs, changed both oils etc when I bought it (though I didn’t bother with the engine oil...
  7. 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...
  8. Beware wrong wishbones on eBay!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Various people are flogging pairs of wishbones on eBay at good prices but beware! Some claim to be for a GTV but aren't. They are about an inch too short. Not sure which Fiat/Alfa they are from. Otherwise they are identical so you only realize when you lay them next to a correct one. Or fit...
  9. Locking nut key code wrong.

    Alfa Giulietta
    I need to take my wheels off for a new wishbone to be put on problem is my locking key is missing so I ordred a new one with the key code supplied in the box turns out the key sent is more of a star and the bolts on the car is more of a hexagon so I’m guessing maybe the bolts on the car are...
  10. Wrong Brake Fluid debacle

    Alfa Giulia
    I'm seeking stories with positive outcomes! As posted elsewhere, it appears (though not officially confirmed), that the Giulia Veloce I ordered back on the 26th September is stuck somewhere in the Giulia/Stelvio brake fluid debacle. Communications I've been having with customer services in...
  11. What could I have done wrong?

    ICE & Blue&Me
    Fitted a JVC KW-V235DBT with Pioneer TS-A6996Rs in the rear shelf and TS-A1733is in the doors of my Brera. Ditched the Blue&Me and used the tip from here to hide the remains in the front of the centre console (which is a lot easier if you strip the case off). It all 'works' properly, steering...
  12. Ordered wrong battery. Does it even matter?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi, I did some searching around the forum, and it seemed that the Varta E39 car battery had good standing when replacing the OEM battery. Couldn’t fint it anywhere in Norway, so I ordered an Excide AGM battery instead, which fitted the dimensions of the E39. It suddenly occurred to me that...
  13. Just Wrong Car Names

    General Motoring Discussion
    Saw this today in a hotel car park in Malawi. By no means did this car live up to its name!! :thinking::vomit: Looked like a slightly bigger Corolla. Nothing special, just Japanese a tin box for the cheaper end of the market. Right time for a cold Carlsberg,its flipping roasting here! :hehe...
  14. Wrong oil

    Alfa MiTo
    Ok guys this may be a stupid question but I need to ask it before I go and speak to the dealer that I bought my Mito fom. It is a twin air sprint 105 and as such the hand book says only use 0W-30 oil, now I have had reason to go back and check exactly what the dealer did when they "serviced" my...
  15. Chinese Takeover - What could go wrong?

    General Alfa Discussion
    https://jalopnik.com/chinese-automakers-are-reportedly-considering-buying-fi-1797815771
  16. Facelift 147 headlight beam pick up wrong way

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone - Our newly aquired 2005 147 Facelift has just failed mot on headlight beam pick up being on the wrong side ie seemingly setup for european use - i know on my 159 you can adjust this with a leaver inside the headlight - anyone know if this is the case with the 147 facelift?
  17. Bought the wrong car...

    General Motoring Discussion
    If only I'd waited a month ... Cars for sale http://46.30.8.139/06/Opio/GarageUsedCarSales/TheEnglishCarMechanics/Product.asp?PPK=91&L=1 Gawd dammit!!! :rant:
  18. Wrong deflection/guide pulley - Brera 2.4 JTDM

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi, We are in the process of doing a full repair on my 190K Km 2008 2.4 Brera with the help of the mechanics class in the school I work at (as the IT guy :type:). We deleted/blanked swirl flaps, replaced glowplugs, suspension arms/wishbones, front brakes, liquids and filters. We are now stuck...
  19. Selespeed Shows Wrong Gear?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just bought this car dead Selespeed. Put in a "New actuator" second hand unit , supposedly worked. Selects 1 and 2 and shows R but R goes in forward gear? 1 seems like it is correct but 2 is too fast 80kph @3,000rpm which is not 2 but 4 probably. *No city mode? I think the paddles are...
  20. Can anyone tell me if i'm wrong

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    A GTV windscreen will fit a Spider??
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