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dellsbells
post 1st October 2017 15:12
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1.6 16v
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Well I've had mine since 1998 and been on forum far to long,
Not that I ever post anything,lol
Can anyone beat me,,
Or have all the old school gone? coolio.gif
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Francophile69
post 1st October 2017 17:34
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I pop in from time to time.

1999 we bought ours. Still use the car on a daily basis, although it must be said it's showing it's age now. Still on original clutch at 157,000 miles, so can't complain!

At the moment I'm trying to figure out where the coolant disappears to. Sure the radiator needs replacing again but there is no sign at all of any leak!
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dante giacosa
post 1st October 2017 18:58
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I'm still here-

although admittedly I've only been here six months.

Just got the 146 back after the third wave of welding.

I'm here for the long haul. Never seen another car in 6 months now...
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dellsbells
post 2nd October 2017 19:59
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thumbup.gif yes you have been on here for a long time,lol
Good luck sorting your water loss,hopefully it's not your head gasket
Dante If you turn right at scotch corner there's loads down there,,lol



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SteveG
post 2nd October 2017 20:08
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QUOTE(Francophile69 @ 1st October 2017 18:34) *
At the moment I'm trying to figure out where the coolant disappears to. Sure the radiator needs replacing again but there is no sign at all of any leak!


Had a similar issue - no sign of water loss but header tank would go down to about 1/3 full, no lower. Eventually, with engine running and up to temp I noticed a very fine jet of water, which I first thought was a cob web, coming out the side of the header tank to the inner wing. There was a hairline crack in the tank.
Good luck finding your leak.
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Ganz
post 9th October 2017 23:29
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I thought I was old tongue.gif I've had mine since Dec 2006.


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Harpo
post 16th October 2017 01:18
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Iím here!
Sometimes.. but still a 1.3 8 valve biggrin.gif
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langers
post 16th October 2017 11:59
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I regret selling mine... all of them.


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dante giacosa
post 16th October 2017 12:04
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Well, there's always time to rectify the mistakes of the past, Langers...!j

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alfa-Romeo-145-1...6wAAOSw6gBZ47q5

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Muskie
post 16th October 2017 15:16
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I'm here - but haven't been here that long - Feb 2017
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GROPIUS
post 17th October 2017 05:51
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I have been a member here for a few years now...
...now on breadvan number 3!
The knowledge base on here is just fantastic!!!


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Nigel145
post 17th October 2017 17:34
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I am here too.
Had my 145 money pit about 5 years now but still love it every time i drive it
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Antonio
post 17th October 2017 19:49
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Mmm I will reach two years here sooner than later, and my 145.gif and 146.gif are huge money pits ATM, so expected to be an active part of this community for years!! oops.gif
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Desperado
post 17th October 2017 19:55
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I'm here, 2x145s

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One is my daily car, the other is a project.



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Ganz
post 19th October 2017 15:32
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QUOTE(langers @ 16th October 2017 12:59) *
I regret selling mine... all of them.


Interesting how you regret selling some motors:

No regrets:
Vauxhall Cavalier (scrapped)
Renault Laguna (Scrapped)
Peugeot 305 estate (scrapped)

*the 145 was in the queue above when I had brought a 147 as the 145 needed a clutch replacement but I just couldn't do it no3.gif In the end I got the clutch replaced and that's when the project started.

Regrets:
Triumph TR7 (Wish I'd have kept this. Really went to town on it)
Yamaha RD350LC
Kawasaki Z650
Yamaha XT550
Matchless G5

Other regrets:
Both my Fender Precision bass

QUOTE(Desperado @ 17th October 2017 20:55) *
I'm here, 2x145s

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One is my daily car, the other is a project.


Two Ph1s. Cool coolio.gif

QUOTE(Muskie @ 16th October 2017 16:16) *
I'm here - but haven't been here that long - Feb 2017


You've served your lurking time now. You're a full fledged member now come on!

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dellsbells
post 13th November 2017 17:03
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Yes langers,you all good not heard owt for years blood,do you ever see owt of that kid the lived on the farm,,
Trailer park boy,I forgot his name,lol
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the_reverend
post 22nd November 2017 16:21
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I still pop on every now and then even though I scrapped my beauty in 2009.

Since then I've had a Mito, 3 Giuliettas and last week picked up this for a project.
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Francophile69
post 24th November 2017 11:10
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QUOTE(SteveG @ 2nd October 2017 21:08) *
Had a similar issue - no sign of water loss but header tank would go down to about 1/3 full, no lower. Eventually, with engine running and up to temp I noticed a very fine jet of water, which I first thought was a cob web, coming out the side of the header tank to the inner wing. There was a hairline crack in the tank.
Good luck finding your leak.

Thanks for that, just been and had a really good luck but can't see anything.

I think the 146 is off to the scrap yard soon, unfortunately. Sad day, as sentimentally attached to the old girl after 18 years!

Looks like its a head gasket issue. I took the radiator out to check it over, impressed in that it took 20 minutes to remove. Well surprised everything came apart so easily. However it did show the outer legs to mount the bumper on have disappeared completely! So would need welding before MOT. Also bad idle means replacement ICV needed, although I suppose a head gasket problem may cause idle issue as well. Also sunroof rusted and leaks etc etc.

The wife has a Spider, called Slug, so I thought I'd better get that back on the road. The rear brake bias valve rusted it's pipes in the Summer, so I replaced all that and it sailed through French MOT (to my amazement). So 2 days of driving it and horrible knocking noise from the engine. So now in the process of taking the aux belt off to see where the problem is. So I came on here to find G.E.'s work through. Good grief but the work he did was fantastic! He deserves thanks for all the cars he kept on the road for so long!

Now looking at buying a cheap 147 to get us on the road. I'm currently down to my 1971 MGB GT so scraping the barrel a bit!
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dante giacosa
post 24th November 2017 13:14
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keep it up Francophile!

sounds like quite a story.

In the UK; rusted bumper supports aren't even mentioned on the MOT, for some reason.
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Francophile69
post 24th November 2017 16:09
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Thank you!

https://youtu.be/EEzNfUxTFb0

Noise Slug makes with aux belt off! Not goodie lah
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