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  1. South Scotland
    Dear AO's in the Lanarkshire area.Please keep yer eyes peeled (Naw no furan Alfa) but my auld Triumph Stag. In a real Odessa File moment I saw it this morning. Stuck in a queue at the traffic lights at Tunnocks to turn left to go to lidl's fur a pinta....NB waz OK as I wiz in the Corsa (Gone...
  2. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Is it me, or are the spider brakes a little useless in stopping you when the occassion arises? My discs & pads have plenty on them, but they just do not seem to as effective as I would have expected from a reasonably quick car. A bit like MK1 Golf GTi brakes...plenty under the bonnet, not alot...
  3. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Making my way home this evening along the 18 miles of country roads between my work and my home in my GT, I was pulled over by an unmarked Police car. Didn't think I was speeding so assumed maybe a back light had gone or similar !. The conversation then went "that was some fancy driving sir...
  4. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Anyone got HAM gear in their 156s???? Anyone??:confused: Oliver:eek:
  5. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My GTV has been at our local garage for about 8 weeks as were waiting for a new helicoil set to fix a leak in my sump drain plug. The sump drain plug has been overtightened at some point and i hadn't realised thats where the car was leaking from. ( mind you its not totally sorted as there is...
  6. General Alfa Discussion
    This morning I went cycling with a mate in one of our inner city national parks. On the way home I decided to take the long way as I know of a road that has some delicious twisty bits. Unfortunately, I was behind some @&$%* SUVs and couldn't fully appreciate the road. So, as you do, I turned...
  7. Motoring Images
    Following on from this thread: http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-147-156-and-gt/170025-tip-of-the-day-for-all-you-v6-owners.html Please add pics :D
  8. Introduce Yourself
    i currently own a 166 2.0ts on an 01/yplate,the car has done 115,000 miles and i am very happy with it. i have previously owned 2 155's and a 156 as well so would say i have plenty experience of the alfa marque! have never had any major probs with any of them. one small problem tho is having...
  9. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, The guy I bought mt GTV off advised me to press the clutch fully when I turned the ignition switch and then gradually release after it starts - a practice more common to V6's rather than Alfas specifically. Make any sense to anyone ? Cheers Jeff
  10. Motoring Images
    Mr Brown may be trying to fleece me for 400 quid for road tax, but with a car that looks this good... (yes, this afternoon was spent cleaning...)
  11. Alfa 164 & 166
    OK. I ride mountain bikes a LOT. Most of the time I ride straight from home or take the wife's car. But for big trips it'd be much nicer to take the 166. I know you can't QUITE get a bike in the boot - so what racks / roof bars work well for you lot? Rich T
  12. Motoring Images
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  13. Motoring Images
    Now then...I always quite liked this car (well...not the particular one in the pic...a bit over the top fer me) (just used the first pic I could find...trawling all over the internet for the best photo gets a bit dull you know) ...but...in principle
  14. Alfa 145 & 146
    :D WOW...me first post on this lounge...as far as I can remember :p :eek: ;) Can anyone properly explain why...since I've had the 155 Squadra Chipped...I Have to use the 97 RON top unleaded fuel (Optimax etc...) ;) :p
  15. General Alfa Discussion
    I have just phoned my dealer and my Sportagon is ready to collect! But, have all the jobs been completed? Change wooden steering wheel for leather. Change wooden gear knob for leather. Fix rear wash/wipe. Quote for parking dent. They only have four, I repeat FOUR (4) (IV) (5-1) jobs to...
  16. General Alfa Discussion
    Now that the pissy autumn/winter/spring weather is in, I'm thinking of waxing the car to protect the paintwork. I'm just wondering what the best available waxes are, and are there any to avoid ??
  17. General Alfa Discussion
    Anyone been to www.meguiars.com? It's insane it tells you absolutely everything about cleaning your motor, I mean everything. I was getting quite into it myself. Didn't know there was a difference between polish and wax. Now I do. Damn, now I need to wash, polish, wax that damn silver 156...
  18. General Alfa Discussion
    Hello, AlfaSalv is going to be at the AROC south west alfa day. The time - September 9th, gates open at 10am. The place - Sherborne castle, Dorset. Entry - £2.75 per person or £5.50 to include entry to the castle (do we need to see castles?) If anybody wants us to bring parts for there...
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