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This 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C was purchased from Shawn Stuart at Airport CDJ in Orlando, one of the best salespeople I have worked with. He provided pictures and videos quickly on request and answered all of my questions. First pics below are from the dealership ad.

I had been looking at the 4C since it came to the US but couldn't find the car or deal I wanted, they seemed to be mutually exclusive. And then Alfa announced the 4C Coupe would be discontinued for the NA market in February 2018 and corporate cars with little to no miles started to show up at greatly discounted prices. The first car I found was in NC, white with camel interior like my departed Viper, almost as well optioned as this car but the dealer became non-responsive to requests.....so on to the next car. This was the second car I found, I called the dealer as soon as I received the listing notification from CarGurus and beat some other people to the deal.
Window Sticker HERE, AutoCheck Report HERE.

ALFA (Anonima Lombarda Fabbrica Automobili, English: Lombard Automobile Factory, Public Company)

I would recommend that anyone buying one of these cars that has the oil changed as part of the pre-sales process check the oil type, I didn't know the oil had been changed but found the sticker on the windshield later as we were driving home.....5W20 ???? And all tires inflated to the front spec....


So much for trusting dealer service departments for knowledge. The first thing I did the following day after returning home was source Pennzoil Platinum Euro 5w40 (Technical Data Sheet HERE, forum thread on required oil HERE) from Advance Auto, one of the few oils available locally that meets the required MS-12991 specification from FCA/Alfa Romeo, and a Mobil1 oil filter (P/N M1-110A) since it was also readily available at Advance Auto. I had already ordered the OE Mopar filter (Mopar P/N 68237532AA, Mann P/N 6014) in bulk from Rock Auto but not in time for this change (forum thread on oil filters HERE and HERE). Mopar Filter Guide HERE. This Mopar filter has a higher bypass pressure than most of the readily available McParts filters (similar to the Viper filter) so at the next change I will have and go back to OEM.

To get the car in the air I used the Sector111 guide (archived HERE in pdf format).......and then reviewed the Alfa Workshop Oil Filter Change DIY Guide HERE and the forum guide HERE. Checking the oil level seems straight forward but there is some discussion on the forum whether 5 or 6 qts is the correct fill based on the dipstick HERE. Resetting the oil service reminder is detailed in an Alfa Romeo video HERE.

But really, as long as you find a way to capture all the oil that leaks out when removing the filter (on TIGHT from the factory with what felt like no oil on filter seal prior to installation so that will SLOW you down the first time while all the oil drains down onto you and the garage floor), you might be OK following this guide using a TopSider and accessing the oil filter from the driver side wheel well: Alfa 4C Oil Change Without Removing Diffuser.

I was not sure that the car would come with the oil fill cap removal tool so I ordered one, the dealer found it so now I have a spare. Tough part to track down online, but MoparOnlineParts had it, P/N 68320860AA. Makes for an easier time removing the oil fill cap without scratching it AND without having to remove the engine cover to access the cap.

 

Xpel Ultimate Plus Paint Protection Film (VIDEO) on the front bumper/hood/fenders/roof/rockers/mirrors/door handles and
Xpel Prime XR Plus Ceramic Window Tint (VIDEO) installed at Sun&Shield Automotive Films.

 

Alfa Romeo 4C Performance Air Filter by BMC (P/N FB543/08) ordered from Amazon....one of the vendors there had it for about half price.

 

POWERFLEX Lower Engine Mount Bushing Insert (P/N PF1-1020) ordered from EuroCompulsion....installation instructions HERE and HERE. I chose the Yellow Street Durometer (75A), nothing super hardcore like replacing ALL of the mounts in the Lotus with solid poly.....felt great but made ALL rattle, including the passengers- YMMV I'm just trying to limit 'some' of the engine slop. Forum thread HERE.

 

I really missed Android Auto and a backup camera so Alpine to the rescue. Alpine Halo9 Audio/Video Receiver (P/N iLX-F309) and Alpine Multi-View Rear Camera (P/N HCE-C2100RD) ordered from Morris 4x4, Alpine License Plate Camera Mount (P/N KTX-C10LP) ordered from Crutchfield....they could have had the whole order but did not want to price match and I saved ~ $130.
Manuals: iLX-F309 Owners Manual and Installation Manual, HCE-C2100RD Owners Manual, KTX-C10LP Installation Manual.
A great forum thread with pictures on installing the rear camera is HERE.

 

 

 

 

Oil Analysis performed by Blackstone Laboratories

Engine Oil Analysis at xxxx miles- Pennzoil Platinum Euro 5w40  

 

4C Documents:  

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Brochure

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C User Guide

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Owners Manual

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe Fact Sheet

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe Specifications

2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe Feature Availability

Alfa Romeo 4C Ground Clearance Chart

Alfa Romeo 4C- The Techno Design Book (Print Version ZIP Courtesy of Gary Jean)

Alfa Academy Dealer Sales Book 1, 2

2018 Alfa Romeo 4C Price List and Specifications (Italian)  

 

4C Reviews and Articles:

FCA Press Release Alfa 4C

FCA Press Release- All-new 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C – Crafted in Modena by Maserati

Jalopnik- Alfa Gives Us The Official Line On What's Up With Their Snake Logo

Jalopnik- Is That Really A Snake Eating A Guy On The Alfa Logo?

Jalopnik- Dead: Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe

Jalopnik- Everything Charmingly Wrong With The Alfa Romeo 4C

Jalopnik- The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Is Worth The Weight

Jalopnik- The Alfa Romeo 4C Shames Every Other Sports Car On The Market

Jalopnik- This Wing Has An Alfa Romeo 4C Attached To It

Jalopnik- Alfa Romeo 4C: The Ultimate Buyer's Guide

AutoWeek- The Alfa Romeo 4C coupe is dead; long live the Spider

AutoWeek- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C review notes

MotorTrend- 2014 ALFA ROMEO 4C FIRST DRIVE

MotorTrend- 2015 ALFA ROMEO 4C LAUNCH EDITION TRACK PACKAGE FIRST TEST

MotorTrend- 2015 ALFA ROMEO 4C SPIDER FIRST DRIVE REVIEW

Winding Road- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Track Package (VIDEO)

Automobile- Alfa Romeo 4C: 2015 AUTOMOBILE All-Star

Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C – The Craziest Road Trip Imaginable: Part One (VIDEO)

Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C – The Craziest Road Trip Imaginable: Part Two

Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C – A Detour to Santa Cruz

Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider – To Coachella and Back

Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider – Better Than the Lotus Elise?

Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider – Lapping Laguna

Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider – The Agony and Ecstasy

Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider – Out in the Sun in Our Itsy Bitsy Spider

Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe and Alfa Romeo 4C Spider – Four Seasons Wrap-Up

Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C – Four Seasons Introduction

Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C – What’s the 4C Like When it’s Doing the Mundane?

Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C – What’s the 4C Like When it’s Doing the Mundane? (VIDEO)

Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C – What’s the 4C Like When it’s Doing the Mundane?

Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Review

Automobile- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Review

Automobile- 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C First Drive

Automobile- By Design: Alfa Romeo 4C

CARandDRIVER- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe

CARandDRIVER- Advocacy for the Alfa Romeo 4C from the Man behind the Kazoo Craze

CARandDRIVER- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe

CARandDRIVER- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C vs. 2014 Porsche Cayman (1,2,3,4)

Road&Track- The Alfa Romeo 4C loses nothing in the transition to US trim

Road&Track- The Ten Things You Learn After a Weekend in the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

Road&Track- First Drive: 2014 Alfa Romeo 4C

Road&Track- First Drive: 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

Road&Track- Everything You've Ever Needed to Know About the Alfa Romeo 4C

autoblog- Alfa Romeo 4C coupe will be gone for 2019, but the Spider lives on

autoblog- The 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C should sound even better

Cars.com- Our view: 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider

Mashable- Alfa Romeo's 4C Spider is a brutal sports car only a lunatic could love

AutoGuide- 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Review: Curbed with Craig Cole

CARBUZZ- 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Review

(ars)technica- Alfa Romeo’s 4C Spider is the junior supercar Ferrari hasn’t built

fiat500usa.com- Alfa 4C US and Euro Chassis Differences

dailymail UK- Alfa Romeo 4C

autocar UK- Alfa Romeo 4C review

THE VERGE- Alfa Romeo 4C Spider: driving the most impractical car I’ve ever loved

SLASH/GEAR- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Review

SLASH/GEAR- 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Review – Italy’s bad-attitude baby supercar

The Globe and Mail- Review: 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C coupe is the essence of a sports car

WIRED- 2REVIEW: ALFA ROMEO 4C SPIDER

GT Spirit- Review: 2017 Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe

GT Spirit- 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Review

VVUZZ- RETHINK THE ALFA ROMEO 4C

Life is Poppin'- Alfa Romeo 4C Spider – That One Time I Was a Cool Husband & Dad

Forbes- 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Test Drive And Review: Affordable Exotic

The Telegraph- 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider driven

Mind Over Motor- ALFA ROMEO 4C SPIDER REVIEW: A RECIPE PERFECTED

The Herald Bulletin- Auto Review: Despite quirks, Alfa Romeo tugs at heartstrings

TopGear- Alfa Romeo 4C sets ‘Ring record

TorqueNews- 4C Goes to Nurburgring

PistonHeads- AlfaWorks GT4C: Driven

Top Gear- Review: the 277bhp AlfaWorks GT4C

FerrariChat- Alfa Romeo 4c who has one?

Euro Compulsion Tech- ALFA ROMEO 4C ENGINE PART 1: The Variable Valve Timing System

ALFA ROMEO 4C ENGINE PART 2: The Bottom End

ALFA ROMEO 4C ENGINE PART 3: The Turbocharging System

ALFA ROMEO 4C CARBON FIBER CHASSIS INFORMATION

Exotic Street Cred on a Budget

iNews- Japanese makers top huge car reliability survey but Alfa Romeo make top 5 over Honda  

 

4C Video: *High Speed Connection Recommended*

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Love Story | 4C Coupe | Alfa Romeo USA

Pure Driving Desire | Alfa Romeo 4C | Alfa Romeo USA

Alfa Romeo Returns | 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show | Alfa Romeo USA

The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C at Art Basel 2014 | Alfa Romeo USA

Alfa Romeo Passion and the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C | 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show | Alfa Romeo USA

The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C at Monterey Car Week 2014 | Alfa Romeo USA

The Performance & Design of the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C | Monterey Car Week | Alfa Romeo USA

Alfa Romeo at Monterey Car Week 2016 I Alfa Romeo USA

Alfa Romeo at the 2015 Concours d’Elegance | Amelia Island | Alfa Romeo USA

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Reveal | 2015 North American International Auto Show | Alfa Romeo USA

Introducing the 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider | Alfa Romeo USA

The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider at the 2015 North American International Auto Show | Alfa Romeo USA

 

Remote Keyless Entry | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA

Features & Functions | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA

Six-Speed Transmission | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA

DNA Handling Modes | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA

Instrument Cluster Display | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA

Climate Control | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA

Parking Sensors | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA

Multifunction Lever | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA

Power Mirrors | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA

Windshield Wiper & Washer System | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA

Washer Fluid Refill | 2017 4C |Alfa Romeo USA

Automatic Oil Change Alert | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA

Deck Lid Release Lever| 2017 4C |Alfa Romeo USA

Power Outlet | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA

Tire Pressure Monitoring System | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA

Tire Service Kit | 2017 4C | Alfa Romeo USA

 

How It's Made: Dream Cars - Alfa Romeo 4C

Construction Of The Beautiful Alfa Romeo | Supercar Superbuild

savagegeese- Review | Alfa Romeo 4C Spider | Perfectly Imperfect

MotorTrend- Picking the 2014 Best Driver's Car!

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C: The Most Affordable Supercar! - Ignition Ep 113

2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider vs. 2017 Audi TTS - Head 2 Head Ep. 77

Alfa Romeo 4C First Drive, Road and Track. -- /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS

CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS - Alfa 4C v Porsche Cayman S

Doug DeMuro- Can You Daily Drive an Alfa Romeo 4C?

Alfa Romeo 4C [REMAPPED] Video | Car Review

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C | Road & Track

Vicki Reviews The Alfa Romeo 4C - Fifth Gear

ShiftingLanes- Alfa Romeo 4C: 5 Things We Love

4C, Cayman, & Elise on California's best roads - Affordable Exotics - Everyday Driver TV Episode

KBB- 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C - Review and Road Test

Racing Cowboys- Alfa Romeo 4C flat out on The Worlds Fastest Car Show with Justin Bell

Richard Truesdell on the Alfa 4C - Davide Cironi Drive Experience

Stef ABtv- Should You Buy The FCA Alfa Romeo 4c Spider? Alfa Romeo 4c review

Throttle House- Alfa Romeo 4C vs Tuned Lotus Exige// Track Review // One Track Mind Ep 3.

Throttle House- Alfa Romeo 4C // Tuned // A Review with T.H.

/THE DRIVE- Alfa Romeo 4C: Is the future bright?

/THE DRIVE- Alfa Romeo 4C: The Alfa Romeo 4C Coupe is Dead in North America

TheSmokingTire- Alfa Romeo 4C: One Take

TheSmokingTire- Tuned Alfa Romeo 4C - One Take

Number27- Alfa Romeo 4C Road Test In the Alps - As good as an Exige?

DriveTribe- Alfa Romeo 4C Spider | The Windmills of Your Mind

EuropeanCarMag- $450k Ferrari Dino vs. Alfa Romeo 4C Comparison

2018 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Review | Track Test | Edmunds  

 

4C DIY Guides/Installation Instructions:  

4C eLearn Manual (.zip)

Alfa Workshop- Alfa 4C Maintenance

Removing Hood (Bonnet)

4C Headlight Adjustment

Bolt Tightening Service (Forum post with tips HERE)

4C Cloud

4C Jack/Stand Points

4C Lift Points

Alignment Spec Conversion Chart

Front Wheel Geometry

Rear Wheel Geometry  

 

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