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by SimonB
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Site Administration & announcements
Topic: AlfaGtv6.com - CLOSING TIME - January 31st 2019.
Replies: 16
Views: 14601

Re: AlfaGtv6.com - CLOSING TIME - January 31st 2019.

Great idea.We can fill the space left by Elon Musk! :D
by SimonB
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Site Administration & announcements
Topic: 1-Year Notice of Forum Closure (End of 2018)
Replies: 25
Views: 4165

Re: 1-Year Notice of Forum Closure (End of 2018)

I am happy to help support this. Something like Google syndicated advertising would not have any influence on what is said on the forum and would help with the costs. Having said that, I am happy to chip in or help to organise the hosting if necessary. What kind of hosting is needed to keep it going?
by SimonB
Sun Aug 16, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: Best source for "new" AFM
Replies: 8
Views: 3701

Re: Best source for "new" AFM

Latest update on this is that the mechanic had already tightened the spring, he says the problem is a worn potentiometer track. I guess I do need a new one :(
by SimonB
Sun May 31, 2015 9:10 am
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: Best source for "new" AFM
Replies: 8
Views: 3701

Re: Best source for "new" AFM

Thank you Jim! Yes I didn't think I needed to go up a size, just source a working one. Thank you for the tip. Simon
by SimonB
Tue May 19, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: Best source for "new" AFM
Replies: 8
Views: 3701

Re: Best source for "new" AFM

Thank you,
Anyone know the part number for one of those?
by SimonB
Tue May 19, 2015 3:01 am
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: Best source for "new" AFM
Replies: 8
Views: 3701

Best source for "new" AFM

Hello, The mechanic I use says the AFM on my stock(ish) 2.5 GTV6 is running out of adjustment and is now just about 1.5% CO with the air screw all the way out. It is time to start looking for another one. I seem to remember that the AFMs from other L Jet cars will fit. Which ones are best and is the...
by SimonB
Fri May 01, 2015 5:03 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Spring Alfa Day Photos
Replies: 0
Views: 1810

Spring Alfa Day Photos

Some of my photos from the Spring Alfa day.

http://s402.photobucket.com/user/smnbld ... Alfa%20Day
by SimonB
Fri May 01, 2015 1:43 am
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Hello from relocation to UK with my two South African GTV6's
Replies: 332
Views: 66607

Re: Hello from relocation to UK

Oh no! I missed you at the Spring Alfa Day!
I went early with the kids, a quick look around and off to the planes.

I was on my way by 12:30.

I will share my photos...
by SimonB
Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:30 am
Forum: Gearbox, Clutch and Driveshaft
Topic: Propshaft Centre Coupling
Replies: 2
Views: 1922

Re: Propshaft Centre Coupling

In the end I got a BMW one for £30 which was a couple of mm thicker but otherwise identical. My garage put it on for 2 hours labour in November and so far all has been well. There is another thread somewhere about it on here. With all these cars it is only worth taking them to a mechanic if they are...
by SimonB
Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Introduce yourself - Gallery
Topic: Mats Strandberg (SWE)
Replies: 785
Views: 163472

Re: Mats Strandberg (SWE)

So sorry to hear about this Mats, I hope you get proper compensation and can get on with your Alfa-ing. What a shock to hear about this...
by SimonB
Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: Alternators for dummies
Replies: 5
Views: 2246

Re: Alternators for dummies

I would go for as much as possible. My alternator light has always glowed faintly in operation over the last 16 years, even after I replaced the alternator. Battery stays charged so no problem. Lately the car stereo has begun cutting out when idling in traffic if the blower, lights, indicators etc.....
by SimonB
Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: New source of RHD headlights?
Replies: 2
Views: 1867

Re: New source of RHD headlights?

What do people do for headlights in RHD countries these days? My taped up LHDs look scruffy and don't give out much light. There has to be a better way!
by SimonB
Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: HT Leads
Replies: 6
Views: 2801

Re: HT Leads

Thanks for the advice Kevin too. I will sort the earths out at the same time as I change the ignition parts.
by SimonB
Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: HT Leads
Replies: 6
Views: 2801

Re: HT Leads

I will think about this but the car has been 100% reliable up until now and runs really well so I will update the bits that wear out and then see how it goes.
Megasquirt or similar is probably the way to go eventually I guess.
by SimonB
Sat Nov 22, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: HT Leads
Replies: 6
Views: 2801

Re: HT Leads

I have already ordered the cap and rotor arm. What happened was that my car stopped dead on the A14 (a bit like the A3!) last Sunday. I got it towed home and got a mechanic to look at it. It started but ran roughly so he took the distributor cap off and filed off the corrosion and now it runs a lot ...