Alfa Romeo Problems

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Detergents in premium diesel

Answered by CarsGuide 21 Sep 2012

Premium diesel does have a detergent in it to cleans the fuel system, which could be why you are feeling an improvement in its running.

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Ask Smithy Xtra Alfa Romeo 147 clutch worn out

Answered by CarsGuide 19 Apr 2011

Yours is the first report of a premature clutch failure on the 147 we’ve had, so it would seem it could be a one-off. Have the clutch checked once it’s been removed to see if you can determine why it has failed. It could be a manufacturing fault, or it could be worn out, an inspection should be able to tell you which it is.

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Fixing or replacing Alfa Spyder roof

Answered by CarsGuide 9 Sep 2010

In the old days it was common practice to use saddle soap and warm water to protect sports car roofs, so you could try that. You could also try using one of the trim rejuvenator products for sold at most auto stores and there are polishes available that claim they will clean up the rear window. If the window is badly fogged it's probably best to have it replaced, and a motor trimmer can do that for you.

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