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post #61 of 139 (permalink) Old 11-26-2009, 07:33 AM
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Clutch Replacement

I am surprised this hadn't been posted previously. A very long but highly informative and super illustrated thread posted by Gadwhite giving a step by step process for pulling the gearbox, installing a new clutch, flywheel resurfacing, and replacing all the other things while you're there on a Series 3. It applies to the all Spiders S2-S4.

Along with head gasket replacement, surely a rite of passage for an Alfisto.

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/tran...nsmission.html

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Glovebox Door Straightening

My "new" Spider has a slightly warped glovebox door so I searched the Board for a solution. I am surprised this hadn't made it here before: Straightening a Glove Box Door

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The style hose clamp you want to use when dealing with EFI fuel lines/hoses on L-jet and Motronic systems as opposed to the totally inappropriate 'worm screw' type.


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Injector replacement, fuel rail

Post by ghnl showing the schematic for taking apart and reassembling the injectors on series 3 and series 4 spiders.

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Mystery Solved: B&D

Bit of work with the magnifying glass showed a small bit of wear which indicated where the spring had been. A bit of trial and error sortred it out. The pictures below may be of the different catch from the one above. The purpose of the spring is to keep the "locking" lever either in its fully unlocked position or its fully locked.
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Replacing cowl drain hoses

Wet feet? Look no further: that da#*ed passenger side cowl drain hose

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Length of wheel stud reference

'Are my wheel studs long enough?' mini-reference chart as posted by Vintre for those who might be juggling wheels and need to know how much protrusion is needed for proper nut engagement.

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Transmission Oil Discussion

A long thread on what oil and why to use the the 5 speed to help eliminte the gear crunch when shifting.

What is it with this GL-5 gear oil??



The proper oil to use is: Red Line 75W90NS Part Number 58304

The NS is the important designation!

Red Line Synthetic Oil - Gear Oil for Manual Transmissions - 75W90 NS GL-5 Gear Oil

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Trans Mount Replacement and simple puller

A thread on how to make s imple puller/pusher to replace the trans mount.

Trans mount

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Lower oil pan

LOWER oil pan removal

Remove lower oil pan

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Must Have Manuals

A list of manuals the new owner should collect:

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S3 Auxillary fan sensor

Photo of the fan shroud temperature sensor/thermal switch that turns on the aux fan that's in front of the radiator (the one that comes on with AC)

It mounts in/on the upper right corner of the mechanical/belt driven fan shroud.

Testing can be accomplished by using a heat gun or the like and applying it the flat metal face. When it gets warm enough, the fan will kick on, then as the sensor cools the fan will shut off automatically.

The key need not be on, and it it actually this device that causes the fan to run for a bit after the engine is shut off.

NOTE: This is schematic diagram item #7 in post #76 of this FAQ designated as 'fan after run heat sensor'
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Info on the AlfaBB about the once 404 & now resurected Spider FAQ.

Useful info about the different models. (USA versions)
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Throttle Linkage

Throttle linkage Info

Brand New Spider Owner

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Convertible Top Replacement

Convertible Top Installation :


Convertible Top Installation project

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