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GTV6 valve covers

Is this an unusual valve cover? All that Ive seen are smooth and not finned like this one. The car is an '84 GTV6.

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Same as my GTV6. It had its engine replaced with that of a Milano/75.

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Was it replaced with a 3.0? I was wondering if thats whats going on with this car.

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That's the same as my GTV motor. It's an 86 and all original so that is how it left the factory. I prefer it to the smooth look and looks good painted. I don't like chrome or polished covers that look like chrome.

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The newer style valve covers with cooling fins dissipate heat more effectively.
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It's a 1986-1989 GTV6/Milano valve cover.
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It's a 1986-1989 GTV6/Milano valve cover.
Greg, didnt the 86-89 2.5s have block letters and 87-93 3.0s have the cursive script?
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That could be, I never noticed. I have notice 164s have the oil fill cap in another location.
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Greg, didnt the 86-89 2.5s have block letters and 87-93 3.0s have the cursive script?
You could be right. I had to go check my car and I can confirm the Alfa Romeo is in block letters. I would have put money on them being cursive script but they aren't. I've had my head under there so many times and never noticed the difference.

So mine is an 86 GTV6 with block letters and fins. Confirmed. It's handy to keep this in mind if you are thinking of buying an engine as a quick reference.

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Jay, if that is your car it seems to be missing the backup hood (bonnet) release. Mine has a nylon emergency release that routes in front of the brake booster and into the car next to the fuses. I can't see it in this photo.

If it is your car I suggest you look into it. One of the BB members had a problem recently and had to sacrifice the hood plastic thingy to open it.

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This is a car Im looking at buying. If anybody has any leads on a clean, rust free, ready to run GTV6, please let me know, Im in the market.

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86 and newer 2.5 Block letters

3.0 Script letters
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Cursive looks better!
Nice paint job on the valve covers SamW.
I prefer valve covers painted red or black with the writing left unpainted and the fins left unpainted.
all that paint has to hold in heat ?
oh and I also prefer no plenum at all .
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That could be, I never noticed. I have notice 164s have the oil fill cap in another location.
The early 164s had the same exact cam covers and oil caps as the milanos, then in late '91 (sometime around then) the oil cap moved up between the 4 & 5 spark plug wells and changed from "OILO" to the black/white alfa logo.

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Yep, the 2.5 is just cleaned with a little paint, no real heat effect, the 3.0 I painted a dark metallic grey, I think it looks better than black, but I have since painted the script red. I had to leave the plenum on though...
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