Alfa Romeo 159 Service and Repairs

The below Alfa Romeo 159 was brought in by one of our existing customers for a minor service and some repairs. A minor service was due according to the log book schedule and the current km on the vehicle.

Alfa-Romeo-159-Boot-Wheels-RamSpeed-1The service included replacing the oil filter and oil including a number of checks over the vehicle. This check revealed that a new radiator and top hose would be needed, which was replaced as required. Other parts inspected and requiring change was the engine auxillary belt, spark plugs and pollution filter. These were replaced including a ignition coil and a top up of the coolant was then completed.

Alfa Romeo 156 Service and Repairs

An Alfa Romeo 156 came into our workshop earlier this week to get a minor service done and some repairs.

The service was done first which involved replacing the oil and filter. This was done according to the log book schedule and current km on the car. When checking over the vehicle we noticed that the brake pads needed to be replaced. The brake fluid was also adjusted as required.

Other repairs included replacing the battery and clearing the error codes and some panel repairs. The engine light on the dashboard was the final issue to look at. For this issue we scanned the vehicle and found the up and down stream oxygen sensors had present errors. These sensors were removed to inspect the catalytic converter which was ok. Measuring the oxygen sensors found an open circuit in both of them. These sensors were replaced as required and the error codes cleared. A road test was then completed without issue.

RamSpeed continues to be one of the most comprehensive, privately owned European car specialist. At RamSpeed, we work on all types of European vehicles with qualified, dealer trained staff, some reaching Master Tech status with major European car manufacturers. RamSpeed is unique, our approach is one of responding to our customer individual requirements. We listen to your needs and respond with solutions to suit your budget and our high standard requirements. Unlike many dealer network shops, we don’t just replace parts. We offer many options including refurbished, used, aftermarket and OEM parts (Original Equipment Manufacturers). RamSpeed is independent and while we have many cost effective options, for vehicles under manufacturer’s warranty, we also offer Genuine New Parts. Our Warranty Compliant Servicing ensures all checks and balances are met for a full protection under consumer Australian Manufacturer’s Warranty Standards.

alfa-romeo-156-Exhaust-Brakes-Lights-ramspeed-1 alfa-romeo-156-replacement-brake-disc-pad-ramspeed-3Our European vehicle repairs and servicing centre also extends to performance upgrades for all Alfa Romeo models (see our Alfa Performance work here) including Alfa Romeo 156. Our business is known for comprehensive diagnostics expertise and our ability to address complex mechanical and electronic issues found in a wide range of increasingly sophisticated European models. RamSpeed is well known complex fault finding within all Alfa Romeo electronic components including ABS, brakes, suspension, exhaust, gearbox and the electronic computer units (ECU). We are able to repair all Alfa Romeo electronic modules and retune or re-flash original ECU units with German performance tuning maps. RamSpeed Automotive is able to perform aftermarket module scanning and repairs of many exotic and luxury cars.

Alfa Romeo 156 Service, Door and Noise Repairs

Below is an Alfa Romeo 156 which was in the workshop to do a minor service, to look into the drivers side door handle and squeaking suspension noise.

The service was done first according to the log book schedule and current km on the vehicle. This involved replacing the oil and oil filter and a few globes as they were burnt out.

We then looked into the drivers side door handle which was not coming back to the resting position. The door trim was removed to check if the bowden cable was connected and not obstructed which was ok. Once we removed the handle from the trim we found the spring location was broken and a complete handle would be required. While working on this we inspected the door window switch block and found a loose switch which also needed to be replaced.

There was also a squeaking noise coming from the front left suspension which had to be looked at. The vehicle was put on the hoist to inspect and we found the front left lower control arm ball joints and bushes were worn out along with the upper control arm bushes. Once these were replaced the vehicle was test driven and no noise appeared.

RamSpeed continues to be one of the most comprehensive, privately owned European car specialist. At RamSpeed, we work on all types of European vehicles with qualified, dealer trained staff, some reaching Master Tech status with major European car manufacturers. RamSpeed is unique, our approach is one of responding to our customer individual requirements. We listen to your needs and respond with solutions to suit your budget and our high standard requirements. Unlike many dealer network shops, we don’t just replace parts. We offer many options including refurbished, used, aftermarket and OEM parts (Original Equipment Manufacturers). RamSpeed is independent and while we have many cost effective options, for vehicles under manufacturer’s warranty, we also offer Genuine New Parts. Our Warranty Compliant Servicing ensures all checks and balances are met for a full protection under consumer Australian Manufacturer’s Warranty Standards.

alfa-romeo-156-Wheels-Rear-Spoiler-Exhaust-ramspeed-1Our European vehicle repairs and servicing centre also extends to performance upgrades for all Alfa Romeo models (see our Alfa Performance work here) including Alfa Romeo 156. Our business is known for comprehensive diagnostics expertise and our ability to address complex mechanical and electronic issues found in a wide range of increasingly sophisticated European models. RamSpeed is well known complex fault finding within all Alfa Romeo electronic components including ABS, brakes, suspension, exhaust, gearbox and the electronic computer units (ECU). We are able to repair all Alfa Romeo electronic modules and retune or re-flash original ECU units with German performance tuning maps. RamSpeed Automotive is able to perform aftermarket module scanning and repairs of many exotic and luxury cars.

Alfa Romeo 159 Service and Rattle Inspection

We recently worked on an Alfa Romeo 159 which needed a minor service and to look into a rattle sound.

The minor service was done first which involved replacing the oil and oil filter. This was done according to the log book schedule and the current km on the vehicle.

Next we looked into and fixed a rattle sound from the head rest on the passenger side. We inspected the head rest mount and found it was due to the implementation of the DVD players. Once this was removed we insulated the head rest as required. The headphones for the DVD player also wouldn’t pair. We checked the batteries which were all ok and the menu changes did not fix the issue. Further diagnostics would be needed to rectify the issue.

We also had to rectify the rear diff mounting bush which was worn out. The rear differential was realigned into position and the diff housing was repaired as required. A test drive was done after the repair which was all ok.

RamSpeed continues to be one of the most comprehensive, privately owned European car specialist. At RamSpeed, we work on all types of European vehicles with qualified, dealer trained staff, some reaching Master Tech status with major European car manufacturers. RamSpeed is unique, our approach is one of responding to our customer individual requirements. We listen to your needs and respond with solutions to suit your budget and our high standard requirements. Unlike many dealer network shops, we don’t just replace parts. We offer many options including refurbished, used, aftermarket and OEM parts (Original Equipment Manufacturers). RamSpeed is independent and while we have many cost effective options, for vehicles under manufacturer’s warranty, we also offer Genuine New Parts. Our Warranty Compliant Servicing ensures all checks and balances are met for a full protection under consumer Australian Manufacturer’s Warranty Standards.

Alfa-Romeo-159-ti-Wheel-Exhaust-Rear-Bumper-ramspeed-2 Alfa-Romeo-159-ti-Interior-Steering-Wheel-ramspeed-6Our European vehicle repairs and servicing centre also extends to performance upgrades for all Alfa Romeo models (see our Alfa Performance work here) including Alfa Romeo 159. Our business is known for comprehensive diagnostics expertise and our ability to address complex mechanical and electronic issues found in a wide range of increasingly sophisticated European models. RamSpeed is well known complex fault finding within all Alfa Romeo electronic components including ABS, brakes, suspension, exhaust, gearbox and the electronic computer units (ECU). We are able to repair all Alfa Romeo electronic modules and retune or re-flash original ECU units with German performance tuning maps. RamSpeed Automotive is able to perform aftermarket module scanning and repairs of many exotic and luxury cars.

Alfa Romeo 147 Snapped Timing Belt Repairs

An Alfa Romeo 147 was towed into our workshop which had a broken timing belt. We needed to assess the damage and repair it.

We looked over the vehicle for damage and removed the cylinder head to service it. The heads were machined and some engineering work was done to repair them. They were then reassembled with the new valves. 16 valves and valve guides were needed and a new timing belt was fitted. Also used was a thermostat, gasket, belt kit balance shaft, cam cover gasket and a waterpump.

A minor service was then completed and the brakes were changed in the front as required. The fluid levels were then adjusted as required and the vehicle test driven.

RamSpeed continues to be one of the most comprehensive, privately owned European car specialist. At RamSpeed, we work on all types of European vehicles with qualified, dealer trained staff, some reaching Master Tech status with major European car manufacturers. RamSpeed is unique, our approach is one of responding to our customer individual requirements. We listen to your needs and respond with solutions to suit your budget and our high standard requirements. Unlike many dealer network shops, we don’t just replace parts. We offer many options including refurbished, used, aftermarket and OEM parts (Original Equipment Manufacturers). RamSpeed is independent and while we have many cost effective options, for vehicles under manufacturer’s warranty, we also offer Genuine New Parts. Our Warranty Compliant Servicing ensures all checks and balances are met for a full protection under consumer Australian Manufacturer’s Warranty Standards.

Alfa-Romeo-147-Front-Bumper-Lights-Bonnet-RamSpeed-4 Alfa-Romeo-147-Engine-RamSpeed-1 Alfa-Romeo-147-Engine-RamSpeed-2 Alfa-Romeo-147-Engine-RamSpeed-3Our European vehicle repairs and servicing centre also extends to performance upgrades for all Alfa Romeo models (see our Alfa Performance work here) including Alfa Romeo 147. Our business is known for comprehensive diagnostics expertise and our ability to address complex mechanical and electronic issues found in a wide range of increasingly sophisticated European models. RamSpeed is well known complex fault finding within all Alfa Romeo electronic components including ABS, brakes, suspension, exhaust, gearbox and the electronic computer units (ECU). We are able to repair all Alfa Romeo electronic modules and retune or re-flash original ECU units with German performance tuning maps. RamSpeed Automotive is able to perform aftermarket module scanning and repairs of many exotic and luxury cars.