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  1. OklahomaAlfa164
    01-09-2017 08:36 PM - permalink
    Did you have the specs on the body work? I have a 164 with some minor front-end damage from a 5 mph "fender bender" in an ice storm. The front crossmember/bumper in front of the radiator is pushed back far enough that there is no space between the bumper and the radiator (or very little space) and the passenger's side headlight frame is bent to point upward. I'm going to get it all straightened out but I need some measurements to send with it to the body shop.
  2. Alfisto Steve
    08-24-2016 02:34 PM - permalink
    Alfisto Steve
    Righty to compress.
  3. CoronadoAlfa
    08-24-2016 10:12 AM - permalink
    OK - righty or lefty rotation to compress or is it like the GTV6 rear calipers where it depends?!?
  4. Alfisto Steve
    08-23-2016 06:10 PM - permalink
    Alfisto Steve
    I use C-clamp and curved vise grips or water pumps to compress and rotate rear piston.

    Also spray under rubber boot in outer piston groove so boot does not twist.
  5. CoronadoAlfa
    08-23-2016 11:50 AM - permalink
    Steve - doing research indicates the need for a "rewind tool" for the rear calipers use for EMR brake in order to replace pads?!? Guidance on how to finesse this one?
  6. CoronadoAlfa
    08-23-2016 10:52 AM - permalink
    Will get under the car this week. Will advise. THX Ive decided to change out all pads at the same time. Need to research winding back the pistons in these calipers. CIAO
  7. Alfisto Steve
    08-22-2016 03:46 AM - permalink
    Alfisto Steve
    So is it a clogged bleeder or hose?
  8. CoronadoAlfa
    08-21-2016 09:49 PM - permalink
    Steve - guidance please. Upon flush discovered that no fluid flow thru right rear... SO how to sort plug? Thought is to remove the bleed nipple to see if theres overflow around nipple threads indicating clogged nipple...otherwise its a clogged line and much more time to sort...

  9. Alfisto Steve
    07-22-2016 03:31 PM - permalink
    Alfisto Steve

    I checked to spare strut assy I have in shed. Looks like R/F lower coils lay like your first pix and L/F coils lay like your second one.
  10. Alfissimo Int.
    07-22-2016 01:16 PM - permalink
    Alfissimo Int.
    What do you think of this? Old springs back in. Front R- 16" from center cap to fender lip, L- 15.5"

    Now before I look like a complete moron here, I have done springs 100 times on these cars and am pretty sure I installed it properly. Yet look at these pics. Notice that one second coil sits on the rear of the first coil (this is the higher side). Weird?

    High side:

    Side that seems normal at 15.5"


    I may pull the spring and swap the direction and see what that does or install new ones. Let me know what you think? Thanks and hope all is well.


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  • About Alfisto Steve
    I own and drive Alfa 164s
    VB, VA
    Alfa to Zagato
    Hobbies: House remodeling, Alfa Mech
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    Ciao, Alfisto Steve
    Virginia Beach, VA
    AROC 164 Tech Advisor
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    Daily drivers: USA models - 91 164L w/AT "Black Beauty I" ALFALFA ; 91 164S Black Beauty II ALFISTO;
    SOLD MY91 "Bianco" 164B 5-speed [My Originale], 91 164B BLACK BEAUTY III ; Non-Originale white 91 164L A/T.
    Also gone are Old Blue 91 164L, Rosso1 93 164L, Rosso2 91 164S; QS2 164L

    Daughter's current ride: BB1 my 164L and Her Granddads 2002 Ford Taurus is back up.

    SOLD Car hauler and Parts chaser : 2000 Dodge Ram PU 5.2L V-8

    New parts hauler but not car hauler 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7L H.O. V-8

    Needing TLC non-blackbeast the 93 164L

    "A day without an Alfa whine is like a day without sunshine"


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