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145_underbelly
post 3rd February 2017 22:08
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Hi, decided to take Jeremy Clarksons advise and recently bought an 82000 mile 2000 Alfa 145 1.6 cloverleaf, before this I have been heavily into my jap cars so you can probably guess the characteristics of an Alfa is something I'm not used to, it's a very well looked after car with only 1 previous owner with a fortune spent on it having suspension and an exhaust system fitted by Alfa with tonnes of receipts, it even has the receipts from when he bought it and the build certificate in Italian, it has a very interesting history. It is probably the most fun car I've ever bought (sounds like a beast), any advise is greatly appreciated as I'm used to cars that don't want to break on me rolleyes.gif , will post some pics soon. James
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post 4th February 2017 15:52
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maybe a disappointment, but there ain't 1.6 cloverleafs, only 2.0. but enjoy it anyway. I think the 1.6 fits rather well the 145 or 146 thumbsup.gif
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post 4th February 2017 18:34
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I've heard of 1.6 cloverleafs! It's where they chuck away the 1.6 and drop a QV lump in it. To be honest you can't tell just by looking at the motor in situ.... makes perfect sense really, 1.6 insurance with 155 bhp. The only difference is brakes and fuel delivery anyone lump swapping would change the running gear and fuel pump too anyway!

If not and it is a 1.6...... still a fantastic little car. I used to have a Peugspew 1.6 gti, sold if for a 1.9 and shoulda kept the 1.6!! Much better car in my opinion! The 1.9 ate clutches and shook everything to bits (I would add that they are worth loads'a'money now!).

Any road up.... 1.6... or... QV! Welcome and get some pics up fella!
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post 4th February 2017 18:51
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Hello and Welcome biggrin.gif
Look forward to the pictures
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post 4th February 2017 21:58
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Never owned a jap car but had loads of bikes. I had a few cars but it wasn't till I got the Alfa that I became a car man. Enjoy the Alfa. It's a special brand. Don't forget if it wasn't for Alfa there would be no Ferrari.

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post 5th February 2017 14:14
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Hi good to hear from some proper Alfa owners I'm a bit of a novice when it comes to these cars, yeh I didn't think it would be a cloverleaf, the fella who had it before me ordered the car with the cloverleaf skirts and the carpet set from the receipts he picked the car up from holland it seems. I had to change the rocker cover gasket which was surprisingly easy and the front and rear brake pads and im gunna have a look for leaks which I'm told they are prone for, so far loving it! Any meets going on in the south west?
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post 5th February 2017 14:39
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some pics of the beast
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post 5th February 2017 14:55
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Cool car
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post 5th February 2017 18:21
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Hi very clean car thumbup.gif
Has it had any paint work done ?


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post 5th February 2017 18:27
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QUOTE(145_underbelly @ 5th February 2017 14:39) *
some pics of the beast


Looks really tidy coolio.gif
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post 5th February 2017 19:18
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Nice car, welcome...
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145_underbelly
post 6th February 2017 07:11
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Cheers no never been painted, it's been well looked after!
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post 22nd June 2017 08:58
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QUOTE(145_underbelly @ 5th February 2017 15:39) *
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tidy looking, love it. just bought a new car seat for my kids but turns out it's too big for the car lol...
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post 23rd June 2017 08:50
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Looks a good one. Congrats!
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post 23rd June 2017 17:02
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nice car biggrin.gif


looks better than my '99 subaru forester.....



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