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**Negotiable** IMMACULATE CONDITION 2008 Alfa Romeo Brera Coupe 2.2 JTS 6 Speed Manual with very LOW KM's 51,730. Always garaged.

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General Discussion / Re: The joys of Italian design
« Last post by poohbah on Today at 07:15:56 PM »
Interesting bazz. I recently had the AC compressor bearing replaced, and the unit regassed (it wasn't working when I bought the car). The mech however said I might need to replace the whole compressor too (+$1K!), because he thought it may have a failing/dodgy electrical switch which meant the AC would randomly stop working after a few minutes.

That said, it now seems to work all the time when I turn it on  - though I hardly ever bother. I prefer window down, arm out ...
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General Discussion / Re: The joys of Italian design
« Last post by bazzbazz on Today at 06:47:49 PM »
The fuse for the A/C compressor doesn't exist . . . . .it uses the Cigarette lighter fuse!!!

Took me a whole night searching for the bloody thing, not even any of the local Alfa or Indie service centres knew.   ::)

So if your A/C ever stops working, see if your lighter is on the blink too before you take it to your local A/C service centre.

 ;)
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General Discussion / Re: The joys of Italian design
« Last post by poohbah on Today at 06:19:13 PM »
I'm not too pleased with the location of the oil pressure sender on my '81 GTV either. Mine needs replacing, but what a faff to get to.
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General Discussion / Re: The joys of Italian design
« Last post by poohbah on Today at 06:15:17 PM »
Fuse for A/C compressor on the 4C or on a 156?

No matter - I have no idea.
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General Discussion / Re: The joys of Italian design
« Last post by poohbah on Today at 06:13:08 PM »
I'll have to check my last bill a few months back - pretty sure the cambelt change on its own was about $1500. The total bill topped $2k of course, including some other odds and sods plus 6m service etc.
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General Discussion / Re: The joys of Italian design
« Last post by bazzbazz on Today at 06:12:32 PM »
This kind of thing drives me nuts about Alfa ...

Well its not THAT hard, you undo 4 screws (granted, a pain in the ass) but then all you need is a garden hose to fill it.  ;)

Here's one for you . . . . .where is the fuse for the A/C compressor, not the fuse for the A/C control system, but the fuse for the compressor. (and looking up my posts on the web will be considered cheating!)   >:(

 :)
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General Discussion / Re: The joys of Italian design
« Last post by bazzbazz on Today at 06:07:56 PM »
$1500 !!!!!   :o

I gotta raise my rates, I am just waaay too reasonably priced!   ::)

 ;D
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Hi Ant,

Further to the question of Koni's, or not, these describe the traits of Koni top and bottom mounts:

Phil
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General Discussion / Re: The joys of Italian design
« Last post by poohbah on Today at 04:13:58 PM »
Plenty of classic quirks to name - like the central hatch strut in the 116 GTV making it a hatchback in which you cannot fold down the rear seats. Or the finger-amputating handbrake in the 75.

And of course, the need to clear half the engine bay of the V6 156 in order to change a rubber cambelt ... making what should be a $150 job a $1500 job.
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