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Sticky Thread Sticky: FAQ - New Posters Please Read - FAQ by Pete[_1_]
FAQ and de facto Charter for news://alt.autos.alfa-romeo ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1) This group is for the discussion of Alfa Romeos and associated topics only. Please DO NOT TOP POST. It makes it harder to follow the chain of advice being...
September 11th 06 08:58 PM
by Pete[_1_] Go to last post
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Thermostat by GT[_14_]
I completely forgot to ask them to change the thermostat at my last service. The temp gauge sits around or below 70 and should be at 90. In the recent cold weather, it has hardly gone over 65 and it takes about 20 minutes before proper hot air comes through to the cabin. Its always been low, but...
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December 16th 10 11:07 AM
by Jim[_32_] Go to last post
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Pikey tyres by R C Nesbit
The 156 was in need of a pair of front tyres, but since my financial partners pulled out in June I am flat broke most of the time. So I called in to The Tyre Shop, purveyors of cheap rubber to the denizens of Ollerton (ex mining village) and bought a pair of economy branded fronts for the...
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October 20th 09 11:30 AM
by Zathras Go to last post
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147 & other Alfa owners by John
I am just after your advice. I really like the 147 and think it is one of the best looking hatches on the market. I am interested to know though if you have had many problems with your 147 or other Alfa model? And if you have had the odd issue, how much has it hurt you in the wallet to get it...
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September 29th 05 03:46 AM
by Hachiroku Go to last post
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I don't like this wine by GT[_11_]
My 2002 156 2.0jts... Don't know if the TSparks do this, or if anyone else has even noticed this, but I can 'hear' when the oil is low: I get a whining noise just as the oil level falls below the dipstick - it usually needs a pint or so and the whine goes away. It has always done this from new,...
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April 16th 10 10:30 AM
by GT[_13_] Go to last post
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Considering an alfa as my next car. Need advice. by MeatballTurbo
Problem I have is that both me and the missus have conpletly different=20 tastes in cars. I like them to be long(ish) (Saab 9000, 900, Skyline/Supra/GT3k) she=20 likes nice dumpy round mini hatch types (PT cruiser, most superminis, Nu=20 Beetles). just about the only cars we have agreed to liking...
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May 25th 04 10:55 PM
by MeatballTurbo Go to last post
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Poor 156 by SteveH
What has it done to deserve this? http://www.gumtree.com/london/70/43256470.html -- SteveH 'You're not a real petrolhead unless you've owned an Alfa Romeo' Alfa 156 TSpark Sportwagon Veloce Selespeed - Alfa 75 TSpark Lusso - Ducati 750SS - BMW R100RT - Toyota Prius T-Spirit
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December 12th 09 01:33 PM
by Catman Go to last post
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Giulietta - new photos by J.D.[_2_]
She is not looking bad ... http://alfaromeogiulietta.it/
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December 30th 09 06:30 PM
by Catman Go to last post
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73 Spider - SPICA by ~Zaitsev
The engine runs rich and back fires on deceleration. Someone said that it had to be tuned to run rich so that it would start cold. I was wondering if this might be the Thermostatic Actuator? Now for more questions: 1. What does this actuator do? 2. Where the heck is it? I've looked at the engine...
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June 9th 05 01:49 AM
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166 2.5 Questions by Catman
Well, it's a big old car. Not had much chance to use it yet, but it's in condition as described. All the buttons seem to work and it shifts acceptably well ;) Couple of bits of trim missing off the back console (not that I'm ever likely to set in the back) and the cowl for the driver's seat...
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June 19th 07 09:07 AM
by Zathras Go to last post
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Just been to collect my 75 by SteveH
from the garage where I keep it, around 10 miles away. Haven't had a chance to use it since the first week of June, but once I'd disconnected the battery, it fired up pretty much instantly. Who says Alfas are unreliable? -- SteveH 'You're not a real petrolhead unless you've owned an Alfa...
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September 13th 09 12:18 PM
by Zathras Go to last post
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motor control system failure by jima
Disaster? On journey down to south west, light came on with message as title. Engine runs with slight hesitation but continued for 75 miles without mishap. What could it be? I've had a turbo pipe blow before.....seems different. Oh yeah it's a 1.9 JTD. Cheers. Jim
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July 25th 10 08:36 AM
by cupra Go to last post
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Reason nunber 187 why I love my Alfa by Ypnos
Was downtown the other night waiting at traffic lights, minding my own business and a Celica rolled up next to me with 2 kiddies in it, revving and doing other things that jap-car owners have to do to get noticed. I was more than happy to oblige, of course so I force fed them some dust and never...
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July 21st 04 12:37 PM
by Pete Go to last post
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Alfa Dealer ceased Trading. by Paul Woodsford
Whilst wife & daughter were visiting a wedding fayre in Cardiff ( dreaded date in January ) I decided to visit the Cardiff Alfa Romeo dealer, Victoria Park Motors, to glance over the new Brera having received the promotional pack from the Alfa dealer in Swansea. Thought this was a mistake , now...
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April 14th 06 06:42 PM
by Catman Go to last post
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Talk me out of buying a 166 by [email protected]
I'm thinking of buying a used 166, maybe a '99 and almost certainly a 3l V6 auto. The problem is that I am rather scared of the costs involved after I purchase. There's a baby on the way and I don't have much cash so the last thing I want is a massive bill when something goes wrong. Can anyone...
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September 25th 05 07:36 PM
by michaelb Go to last post
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159 2.4 JTD by GT[_3_]
Anyone in here got (or driven) the new 2.4 Diesel plant in a 159 yet. 200 horses and tree uprooting torque sounds pretty impressive. Just wondered what it 'actually' performs like and what the engine sounds like? I'll be looking for a second hand (up to 24 months old) one in a year or 2...
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June 11th 07 08:38 AM
by Zathras Go to last post
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Sillyspeed... by SteveH[_2_]
I should have known this would happen. Car is a 2002 built (facelift interior) 2.0 Selespeed Veloce. Fault code: P1742 - Selection Range Sensor. Am I correct in assuming this is the actuator, and will be hugely expensive to fix? On the other hand, I joined the ranks of the Italian...
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December 7th 09 05:19 PM
by SteveH[_2_] Go to last post
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DAMP! 156 by Simon Bothwell
My 1999 156 is constantly damp internally, is there a pollen filter or similar that could be holding water?
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December 21st 09 10:51 AM
by Catman Go to last post
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156 picked up today, well chuffed by R D S
Picked up my 2.0 TS 156 today and can barely stop grinning. It does everything I want it to do and looks reasonably grown up, well at least till I put a big boot spoiler on it. I would recommend one to anybody. Rick
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May 11th 06 10:50 PM
by Catman Go to last post
40 1,798
A Newbie Posts by mick
I have long been an admirer of the Alfa mark, and am finally able , at my time of life, to aquire one , be it second hand. I would like advice please on the pro's and indeed, cons of buying a second hand low mileage 147 from a dealer and what would be a reasonable price to pay for a car say , no...
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January 9th 06 10:18 PM
by Zathras Go to last post
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Tyres: Best foot forward? or back? by Buzzardous Cross
Hi Guys, Have seen quite a lot of good info 'bout tyres on this group. And a few times it's been mentioned that on FWD cars, it's best to have the better pair of tyres at the rear. Firstly, is that the general opinion of the Alfisti on this group? Second, anybody got an idea why this is...
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August 21st 04 10:31 PM
by Zathras Go to last post
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