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    **COMPETITION TIME**

    Happy New Year! And the winner is... Mr M Woods - a member of Volvo Owners Club. We hope to post a pic on social media, of the happy winner using his Karcher, in the coming days. You can follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ChrisKnottIns or Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ChrisKnottIns I'd love to hear from members what you'd like us to offer as a prize in the next draw. We've offered Amazon vouchers, pressure washers, driving days, dashcams, etc in the past but do you have any fresh ideas you'd like us to consider? As a side note, we've only been back at work for 3 days and we've already reached 31% of our January new business target - car club members and enthusiasts are using us to save money on their car insurance and it's working. Thanks for including us when getting your quotes. We share our earnings with the club for every policy sold to a member. Receive a quote from Chris Knott by calling 0800 917 2274 or request a callback at https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/CarQuote/?ref=ALD best, Nick
  3. Hello guys. Issue: When idling there is a rattle noise in the transmission area, under the battery. When changing into reverse it makes a loud grinding noise (same as when trying to change a gear on a manual when while disengaging the clutch). The car runs smooth and changes the gears perfectly when driving. Thankfully the cam belt is fine and I didn't kill the engine. Story: I love my Alfa and take great care of it. Though (I am ashamed to admit this) today I was parallel parking my car uphill, I was reversing just by releasing the gas pedal while being in first. When I had to make the maneuver up the hill (to finish parking), just out of habit I switched the gear up, thinking it is in reverse, pressed the gas, the engine stalled showing the "Oil pressure low" warning. I am worried that I might have destroyed the transmission. I hope it is just the clutch release bearing. Any of you guys had a similar issue? How likely is it that the transmission itself is damaged? I will get it to a service, because it is winter outside and I don't have a warm garage to check it out myself. Cheers!
  4. After try several times calibration with MES, no succes. Try calibration with AlfaObd......first try and everything is Ok Case closed
  5. After many problems change gearbox ECU and almost everything is ok....but.. Try 1st gear - Ok Try 2nd gear - Ok Try reverse gear, on dashboard display R, but car goes forward Try calibration with MES, but give me some error: Production/Service final calibration COMPLETED Error due to absence of suitable conditions Any ideas?
  6. Hello, have some problem with Fiat Bravo 1.4 tjet with m20 Dualogic. P0928, check on Google and nothing about this. Any help? Thanks in advance
  7. Little late, but problem been mechanical - - - - broken metal arm, a part control clutch movement. Repair in official Fiat service here in Bulgaria.
  8. ChrisKnottIns

    Christmas Opening 2018 :: Chris Knott

    Christmas Opening 2018 : Chris Knott Hi all, I just wanted to thank those members who asked us to quote during the last year and those who went on cover. Our regular opening hours are Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 12noon but during Christmas week we'll be operating different hours as follows: OPENING TIMES Monday 24 December: OPEN 09:00-12:30 Christmas Day: CLOSED Boxing Day: CLOSED Thursday 27 December: CLOSED Friday 28 December: OPEN 09:00-17:00 Saturday 29 December: CLOSED Monday 31 December: OPEN 09:00-12:30 New Year's Day: CLOSED Wednesday 2 January: BACK TO NORMAL We hope you'll understand that we want to balance customer needs with our desire that staff are able to spend some quality time with their loved ones. QUOTELINE: 0800 917 2274 RENEW ONLINE at any time You can pay for the straight renewal of an existing policy online by credit/debit card at https://www.chrisknott.co.uk - simply click ‘Renew Online’. CLAIMS NOTIFICATION If you need to make a motor claim (not windscreen), please call our claims line on 0345 618 8316. For all other claims, please refer to your insurer’s documentation for the appropriate number to call. May I take this opportunity to wish all members of this club/forum a peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year. For existing clients - thank you again for your custom, we genuinely appreciate it. For anyone else - we hope you'll give us the opportunity to quote for your car insurance under our special 'clubs and enthusiasts' facility during 2019. In 2018 members have saved 22% on average by switching to Chris Knott (see our other forum posts). best regards, Nick and the Chris Knott team
  9. ChrisKnottIns

    Alfadriver Insurance Scheme With Chris Knott :: 0800 917 2274

    Winter Tyres and Chris Knott Hi, I'm often asked on club forums (and Facebook groups) about switching to winter wheels/tyres and whether an insurer will charge extra if you do. As it's getting to that time of year again I thought I'd just reassure any Chris Knott clients that the insurers we use don't usually charge for this. However, if you are thinking of swapping your wheels we do have to log when you make the switch and then again when you go back to normal - so please let us know on 0800 917 2274. Thanks, Nick *** *** *** FEEDBACK "Been with them for years now. I check about every year but so far the best price, understanding of simple mods / winter wheels and cust service has been there every time. Very happy so far." Joanna Cole, New Mini Scotland "Excellent service when arranging insurance for 2 cars. As much as possible is done by email which is efficient..." Julian P, TrustPilot "Quick, simple and always matching prices with trustworthy insurances." Carla, TrustPilot "First class service. Cannot fault any of the service given, highly recommended." Paul H, TrustPilot "Continuing my annual insurance search, Chris Knott have beaten my (already cheap) renewal by 10% but I’m getting some really outrageous quotes. Most north of £500 and a few into 4 figures!" Steve Ingall, Alfabook
  10. ChrisKnottIns

    **COMPETITION TIME**

    Car club members save £115 on average against their existing insurance renewal by switching to club sponsor Chris Knott Insurance*. Find out how much you could save when you ask us to quote for your cherished club car (or indeed any of the cars in your household). And, if you REQUEST A QUOTE before 31/12/18, you'll gain automatic entry in our draw - https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/news/win-karcher-k2-pressure-washer-2018.html QUOTELINE: 0800 917 2274 (please mention your club/forum when you call to access the full member benefit). best, Nick *mean average saving against customers' existing renewal premiums where disclosed 01/01/18 to 31/10/2018. *** *** *** A nice testimonial that reflects the kind of service Chris Knott aims to offer: "Another happy (new) customer here! I wasn't happy with my Admiral renewal (even after haggling it down) and after quick Money Supermarket comparison I could see that there were between 10-15 companies all coming back with prices (up to £110) less than Admiral. Cheap quotes are one thing but level of service and protection is also important. I know that a £285 quote isn't going to include like for like mod cover and legal expenses but it does show that there was room for a better price with someone somewhere so I found a bit of time and decided to speak to the specialists. My first session of form-filling and a (chase) call to another of STOC's recommended Insurers was a fruitless exercise. Before even running a quote they told me that if I'd been quoted £400 to insure a MK7 ST by someone else, that I should snap their arm off as they'd be unable to come close to that considering my age and the required mileage (soon to be 30 and 12k) and that "The MK7 ST is the most stolen car they'd ever insured!", sure the guy was polite and made pleasant conversation even telling me he has a MK7 himself (wonder who he’s insured with?!), but with that attitude to business they shan’t be hearing from me again! Undeterred and following the other glowing reviews on here and elsewhere, I filled in my details with Chris Knott. Later I got a call back from Ian and the difference was night and day. He was incredibly helpful as we went through all the details, he even seemed surprised that I'd been asked to declare the optional extras and even the trivial bits like a gearknob with Admiral but said for peace of mind he'd list them on their system despite it having no weighting on the quote. Eventually he came back with a quote of £355, I was more than happy with that (just for the fact it includes like for like cover alone). He even made a note to allow me to add the private plate that my wife wants to buy me for my birthday (a few days after my renewal) without any admin fees. Totally satisfied not only do I feel confident that my car is properly covered (always a grey area with mainstream insurers and modded cars) but I've saved money (even compared to last year's premium) and will definitely be giving them a call when the wife's renewal is due in November!" BLiTZ, Fiesta ST Owners Club
  11. ChrisKnottIns

    **COMPETITION TIME**

    Get ready to become the snowfoam king (or queen)... Hi friends, please ask club sponsor Chris Knott for a quote if your car insurance is due soon and you could win our 'Awesome Autumn 2018' Prize. If you request a Chris Knott quote before 31/12/18 you'll gain automatic entry in our latest prize draw to win a Karcher K2 Full Control Car Pressure Washer. Details at https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/news/win-karcher-k2-pressure-washer-2018.html QUOTELINE: 0800 917 2274 (please mention your car club/forum to access the full benefit). Perfect for keeping your pride and joy clean - the K2 Full Control Car Pressure Washer comes with a trigger gun, Full Control Vario lance and a Dirt Blaster lance that delivers outstanding cleaning performance using concentrated rotating pressure; this model also includes a Car Kit, with a wash brush, foam nozzle and car shampoo for effortless car cleaning. Request a quote today for a car we don't yet look after and you'll be in with a chance of winning this desirable prize. You can phone for your quote or complete contact details at https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/CarQuote/?ref=Karcher1018 and we'll call you. Good luck! best, Nick PS. Genuine quotes only please - we will check that the winner's insurance is actually due in the qualifying period. *** *** *** Client Feedback from recent months "Today I have reinsured my GT86 and have chosen to use Chris Knott as advertised in the forum. Knowing that it was due in March, I waited for my renewal notice to arrive, then called both CKI and ****. CKI were very fast with their quote and it instantly beat my renewal." Blackie_X, GT86/BRZ Owners Club "I use Chris Knott for my supercharged V8 400bhp Jag and pay less than your S*** quote and I live in Birmingham." payno, BimmerForums "A happy customer. I recently contacted Chris Knott for the first time. The premium quoted was £200 less than what my existing insurer wanted. I had both cars insured with the existing company on separate policies, so there was no reward for loyalty. I went ahead and insured the Z4 through Chris Knott. The process was handled by a lady called Kim who was pleasant and relaxed throughout and did not use hard sell tactics. Everything was processed promptly before my existing policy expired. I am a satisfied customer." oldgit, Z4 Forum "I'm into my 2nd year with them and have no complaints." Mr Tidy, Z4 Forum
  12. ChrisKnottIns

    Alfadriver Insurance Scheme With Chris Knott :: 0800 917 2274

    Here’s some more feedback on the Chris Knott service received via car club forums and TrustPilot where our Trust Score is now 9.4/10… If you’d like a quote from the club/forum’s trusted partner please give Chris Knott a call on 0800 917 2274 and mention this forum to access the full benefit for members. “Competitive quote, quick & easy service, professional service.” Tanya L, TrustPilot "Just like to say what a friendly Insurance Company Chris Knott are :) I rang up yesterday and got a very good quote for my GT86 Auto and you managed to beat the LV Renewal by about £48, other Insurance Companies through Compare The Market were quoting about £100 to £200 more." Test Drives Unlimited, GT86/BRZ Drivers Club "I have just changed my insurance over to Chris Knott. Had been with my previous insurer for 5 years. Chris Knott knocked £50 off my renewal which my old insurer wouldn't price match. Great customer service from Tabitha who provided my quote then Ian who processed the quote when I went ahead. Would recommend to anyone to give these guys a try." J306TD, BimmerForums "Good people to deal with." Hamish M, TrustPilot "Very helpful. My phone call was answered quickly and I didn't have to go through too much button pressing!" Jill T, TrustPilot "Kim was excellent, honest and beat the best quote I got online. So far would really recommend these guys, better than all the other 'performance friendly' insurers I tried." Fran, TrustPilot "Good comms and they are willing to work with you on buying a compulsory bit of paper that you might never need." plc143, TrustPilot "I feel good price-wise - reasonable and care about client." Surinder K, TrustPilot "Very happy so far." Nigel T, TrustPilot "Very friendly and all paperwork seamed straightforward, the price was competitive too, with a saving on my renewal quote." Steve, TrustPilot "Great as they matched the right policy to my particular needs and at a great price too - thanks!" Philip E, TrustPilot "Matched previous quotes, knocked another £15 off great job, many thanks to Kath(y)." Gareth, TrustPilot "I had fabulous help on the phone from Ian who understood exactly what I was talking about." Mike C, TrustPilot QUOTELINE: 0800 917 2274 If you’d prefer to leave details so we can call you back please visit https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/CarQuote Best, Nick
  13. ChrisKnottIns

    Is your car insurance due in the coming weeks?

    The competition may end on 30/9 but the insurance deals for car club members don't. QUOTELINE: 0800 917 2274
  14. Hi friends, CAR INSURANCE SAVINGS WITH CHRIS KNOTT You'll know that we're always keen to do everything within our authority to give you the best car insurance deal. Though some of the adverts you see on TV are quite tempting I wanted to let you know that we can still compete with the comparison sites. We can secure you a saving because we have unique deals available to us and insurers who don't use the sites. To see how much you could save please call us free on 0800 917 2274 or complete a callback request at https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/CarQuote/?ref=TST18 CHRIS KNOTT PRIZE DRAW In addition to competitive premiums and personal service we offer extra incentives from time to time... If you ask us for a car insurance quote before the end of September you'll gain free entry in our draw to WIN a Triple Supercar Thrill with Virgin Experience Days.* Prize details: Drive your choice of 3 supercars from 13 amazing marques including Ferrari and Lamborghini. Speed around a track for 18 miles of exhilarating fun. You can choose to book on either a weekday or a weekend at your preference of 19 locations nationwide. All you have to do is request a quote between now and 30/09/18. best, Nick *Genuine quotes only please - we reserve the right to request a copy of the winner's renewal notice as proof that the cover is due in the qualifying period. *** Recent Testimonials More happy Chris Knott clients: "Very clear information provided on which to base decisions, and whoever you speak with are always eager to help and overcome any problems. I have been with them many years." Mark P, TrustPilot "Another reason why I continue to insure with Chris Knotts, they never let me down." Andrew G, Marshalls Jaguar Land Rover "Good Experience. Just wanted to pass on my views of Chris Knott Insurance. After several hours as a keyboard warrior going through various comparison sites and filling out form after form, it was a pleasure to speak to a real human in the form of the helpful Kathy. Although they did not fully match the best quote I had received, they got pretty close. But the real human approach won me over and I have gladly paid a bit more. So, so far a very good experience." Joee, Z4 Forum
  15. Michael Hicks

    Hi from Somerset

    Hi Well this is my second Alfa The first GTV and know the Spider It is to replace the Mercedes S.L we have will put some photos up when i work out how to use the site She is Black and Red 2.0 I am a Jaguar Tec and have 2 Jaguars XJS v12 6.0 Convertible the other is Xj6 3.0 (x350) this is a daily drive We Have a Bentley Turbo and Mercedes S.L 3.2 Michael
  16. ChrisKnottIns

    UK Breakdown Cover DISCOUNT CODE...

    Hi, Did you know we're running a discount offer on our UK Breakdown Cover at the moment...? Simply use promo code SUMMER18 at https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/rescue, or on the phone (0800 917 2274), to receive an extra £5 OFF the already low prices. There are also built-in discounts for multi-car cover. Comprehensive Chris Knott Breakdown Cover includes: • HomeStart • Roadside Assistance • Recovery • Onward Travel • Overnight Stay • 24hr Hire Car • Relief Driver • Message Relay PLUS cover for the following scenarios included FREE: running out of fuel, flat batteries, lost/broken keys and accidental tyre damage. Good news also is that there are NO 'age of vehicle' limits. We look forward to helping you arrange protection so you're not left stranded in the event of a breakdown. Hurry though - this offer ends on 31/8! best, Nick
  17. update: car has almost no power in 2nd gear when I'm driving uphill. I'm able to start the engine without pressing the accelerator only after hard drive or long ride (when its hot): engine idling (shaking a lot):
  18. update: replaced throttle body but nothing changed. when mechanics repaired the engine, the errors were: P0120, P1121, P1122, after they cleared them, i drove 500km and no lights, is it possible that throttle position sensor is faulty but im not getting errors anymore? and if so, where is throttle position sensor located on 2003 147 2.0 twin spark selespeed? checked throttle body area but couldnt find the sensor. thanks
  19. Please let me know how it goes - 30 seconds! In under 30 seconds, get a quick car insurance quote with our scheme! https://quickquote.bewiser.co.uk/?referrer=CFOR
  20. hey, I own 2003 Alfa romeo 147 2.0 t-spark Selespeed (50k km odo), have the car for 3.5 years and it was running perfectly without any engine issues. 2 weeks ago i broke timing belt doing 100-120km/h on highway.. all 16 valves were bent/broken + head cracked Engine has been repaired (head and valves were replaced with good used ones and all other parts with new), engine runs ok, i have done 400km after repair, but i have following issues: engine wont start without pressing the accelerator pedal, poor idle, bad fuel economy, loss of power i wanted to reset the throttle body and ecu but cant make the procedure, since i cant start engine without pressing the accelerator. any ideas what can cause the problem? thanks!
  21. Interesting little statistic that might encourage you to ask us to quote for your car insurance when it comes up for renewal... Car club members and enthusiasts save 22.3%* on average by switching to Chris Knott compared to their existing renewal elsewhere. So there's the potential for very worthwhile savings and the chance to WIN 2x BTCC Weekend Tickets for all the racing action at Silverstone on 15 & 16 September in our current prize draw - https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/news/BTCC2018-prize.html QUOTELINE: 0800 917 2274 - please mention this forum to access the full club member benefit REQUEST A CALLBACK: https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/CarQuote best, Nick *Mean average saving from 01/01/2018 to 08/05/2018 where renewal premium was disclosed. *** *** *** *** *** Feedback shows it's not just our prices that mean we're worth a call: "Spoke to a gentleman called Ian - was very helpful. I've taken my insurance out through Chris Knott - really happy with the service and customer service. Thank you." Imran K, TrustPilot "Looks like the car insurance is sorted. The joy of going to an independent broker." Jamie, Twitter "I'd definitely recommend these guys. Obviously price is a big factor when it comes to insurance but I can attest to great customer service from CKI too." DaleM, R32 Owners Club "I have both my vehicles and my partners car insured with you. 3 cars at my property with you guys including my vx220." steveukv6, VX220 Forum "Always beat any other quote, helpful staff. The real test will be if I have to make a claim with them!" Jonathan C, TrustPilot
  22. ChrisKnottIns

    WIN 2x BTCC 2018 Weekend Tickets

    Just under a month left of this popular competition to WIN 2x BTCC weekend tickets for Silverstone in September. Please give us a call for a car insurance quote if your Alfa is due soon. QUOTELINE: 0800 917 2274 (please mention this forum/club) Callback Request Form: https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/CarQuote best, Nick PS. I'm available on Facebook (Nick Day) for any queries you may have via the club's FB page/group. *** Testimonials More fresh feedback about our savings, service and support: "Very helpful and competitive." Keith J, TrustPilot "First class service - no hassle or stress for my car insurance. I'll be in contact again soon for my house insurance." Phil T, TrustPilot "Excellent. Cheapest by far!! Very helpful and friendly staff-highly recommended." SC, TrustPilot
  23. Can you try this and give me feedback please?.... The car insurance scheme has moved from Prestige KM Insurance to Be Wiser Insurance who you may have seen on TV adverts and in Motorway Service Stations, and who have good internet reviews on feefo and Trustpilot! Car, Van, Home and Motorbike insurance with free added benefits! Any age, any postcode, standard & modified vehicles! 1.Car insurance due? Please ring 0800 0930786 - this scheme offers free roadside assistance breakdown cover, free claim assistance and free wallet/handbag and gadget cover. 2.Home Insurance - get an online quote -https://www.bewiser.co.uk/home?referrer=CFOR - this scheme offers free Emergency assistance cover, free heating and boiler cover, free wallet/handbag and gadget cover and free identity theft cover. 3.Van Insurance - get an online quote -https://www.bewiser.co.uk/van?referrer=CFOR - this scheme offers free roadside assistance breakdown cover, free claim assistance and free wallet/handbag and gadget cover. 4.Motorbike Insurance - get an online quote -https://www.bewiser.co.uk/bike?referrer=CFOR - this scheme offers free roadside breakdown cover, free Claim Assistance, free wallet/handbag and gadget cover, free Personal Accident cover and Helmet and Leathers cover.
  24. I've been living with a 156 Selespeed Sportwagon for the past six months. It's had a bit of a dodgy past - forged service history from the last owner and plenty of problems to shake down in making the car reliable, which it is now, more or less. The engine management light has been on since I bought the car, and appears to have been there for some time before that. I have checked the codes and they are P0500 and U1706. I can clear these with MultiEcuscan, but they reappear immediately. I've found some reference to when the car was sold to it's last owner before me. At the time, it was suggested the ABS controller had been swapped to one from a different variant and that this was causing the error codes. This seems plausible, does anyone have an alternative view on this? If this proves to be the case, how do I identify the correct controller? I can find the correct Alfa part numbers, but these bear no relation to the manufacturers labels attached to secondhand units - there are no labels visible on the currently fitted controller.. A genuine 'new' controller would cost more than the car is worth and simply isn't going to happen. According to ePER the part number I need is 71716575 Any help greatly appreciated. Bill
  25. Rrascal

    Front Wheel Bearings

    Do you have torque settings for bearing fasteners and hub nut?
  26. ChrisKnottIns

    WIN 2x BTCC 2018 Weekend Tickets

    WIN 2x BTCC 2018 Weekend Tickets Hi, Our DashCam prize draw was really popular so maybe we'll give you the chance to win another one later in the year. As for now, I'm excited to announce a new competition open to members of this club/forum. When you request a quote for Chris Knott Car Insurance before we close on 31st May 2018 you'll automatically be entered in our draw to win a great prize if you like your motorsport. PRIZE DETAILS You could WIN 2x weekend tickets for the penultimate round of the BTCC 2018 at Silverstone on 15th & 16th September 2018 courtesy of Chris Knott. • 2x adult tickets for the whole weekend plus printed programmes. • Children aged 15 and under can attend for free. • Saturday - Roving Grandstand seating. • Watch all support races and practices. • Sunday - Copse A Grandstand seating. • FREE pit walk. • On-track podium presentation. • Post-race track walk. • Open paddock access all weekend. • FREE car parking. HOW TO ENTER All you have to do is contact us for a car insurance quote. You'll know that Chris Knott Insurance specialises in looking after car club/forum members and enthusiasts with standard or modified cars. To find out just how much we can save you on your car insurance, either: Call us FREE on 0800 917 2274 (mentioning this car club/forum to access our special club rates); OR Complete brief contact details at https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/CarQuote We'll include anyone who has already requested a quote since 1st April so this competition runs on seamlessly from the last one. When you ask us to quote you'll benefit from our competitive car insurance premiums that reward the care and attention you lavish on your car. You'll also receive professional advice, personal service and all the ongoing support you need. All this PLUS entry in our prize draw just for requesting a quote. We look forward to helping you get a better deal on your car insurance. best, Nick More details: https://www.chrisknott.co.uk/news/BTCC2018-prize.html *** Recent feedback about Chris Knott's service levels You can be sure we offer competitive value for money, not cheap and nasty... "Had a quote from Chris Knott for my ST200. Very happy... Cover starts Saturday. Thanks." Y2KMC, Fiesta ST Owners Club "Came back to you guys in September on my new Alfa, after a few years away on an import which unfortunately you couldn't insure. Always impressed by the high level of customer service." Eklipze3k, Fiat Forum "Insurance via social (and late on a Wednesday night too); impressive!" Axel Stand, Twitter "Why aren't more car insurance companies like this? I like Chris Knotts personal touch. It's cool!" CJ, Twitter "Excellent service, nothing is ever too much bother for the staff, I shall continue to use them." Brian L, TrustPilot ***
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