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Spider Technical FAQ Digest - Version 2

RIP Tifosi - 1966-2013

The FAQ is dedicated to Darren Gates = Tifosi who was so important to this forum



We have developed a Spider (much of it is also helpful to the GTV) specific FAQ for the Forum. There are many excellent threads that have answered the most common and some not so common problems. Searching the forums can be difficult due to the huge amount of information found. Browsing is still very informative for those new to the BB or to the Spider. All of those that have added to the FAQ have certainly helped many Alfa Spider Owners and maybe some of the other models too!! Keep up the good work.

This is a group effort and if you see a good thread, go ahead and put a link to it in THIS thread by hitting reply and adding it to the end. Don't be shy about adding any items!!! I will add it to the first index page when I do maintenance.


Complete Car - Unit 00

#8 Chassis Stiffener Dicsussion
#21 Emergency Release Cables - Hood & Trunk
#25 Homemade Wind Deflector
#67 Wheel Stud Length
#71 MUST Have Spider Manuals
#73 Spider FAQ (non Alfa BB)
#109 Get your Alfa's History


Engine Main Mechanical - Unit 01

#9 Oil Seperator
#12 Engine Oil Viscosity Debate (Oil Jihad!)
#18 Replace Motor Mounts
#29 VVT Rubber Bushing repair
#40 Plenum Vacuum Fittings
#57 VVT O-Ring
#70 Lower Oil Pan Removal
#84 Series 3 Drive belts
#87 Head Gasket Replacement with Pictures!
#88 Motronic Top Dead Center - TDC
#120 Replace Pistons and Cylinder With Engine in Car
#114 Series 4 Trouble Codes
#129 Retorque Cylinder Head

Fuel System - Unit 04

#2 Fuel Injector Cleaning
#3 Gas Smell in Trunk or Interior/High Pressure in Gas Tank
#4 3 Series Spider L-Jet Diagnostics
#10 Fuel Vapor recovery (Gas Smell in Car)
#14 Resetting EXH Sensor
#39 Thermo Time Switch (TTS) Diagnostics
#42 SPICA Starter Run-On
#43 Dummy Thermostatic Actuator
#48 Testing L-Jet air flow meter
#52 L-jet Throttle Body stop screw
#55 L-Jet Throttle Body Throttle Shaft
#56 Manually Operated AAV
#63 Hose Clamps for Fuel Injection
#64 Fuel Injector Replacement
#74 Throttle Linkage Info
#77 Vacuum manifold pressure sensor in L-jet
#89 Fuel Injector Hose
#113 In Tank Fuel Pump
#122 Repair VVT Bushing
#124 How to Fix Mechanical Section of VVT
#126 Lost of SPICA Info
#127 Pressurized Fuel Tank
#128 VVT Wiring Harness


Ignition, Starting, Charging System - Unit 05

#7 Starter Removal S4 series
#20 Oxygen Sensor Info
#99 Cap and Rotor Information
#121 Soldering Oxygen Sensor Wires


Engine Cooling System - Unit 07

#23 Thermostat Bypass Valve
#27 Engine Cooling Fans
#72 Aux Fan Temp Sensor
#94 Water Pump Replacement with PICTURES


Clutch - Unit 12

#108 Replace Clutch Pedal Pivot
#22 Clutch Master Rod Adjustment
#61 Clutch Replacement
#85 Light Weight Clutch


Gearbox - Unit 13

#54 Trans Mount
#116 Trans Mount Replacementl
#68 Transmission Oil
#69 Trans Mount Puller
#102 Transmission Rebuilding
#104 Transmission Removal
#115 Transmission Mount
#117 Fix the First Gear CRUNCH


Propellor Shaft - Unit 15

#110 Drive Shaft info
#115 Propellor (Drive) Shaft Info

We needs some links for this section! Do you have any???


Rear Axle - Unit 17

#46 Pinion Nut Socket Plans
#47 More Pinion Nut Info
#59 Limited Slip Diff vs Open Differential housing differences
#92 Rebuild Limited Slip Differential Clutch Pack
#95 Rear Wheel Bearing Info


Front Suspension - Unit 21

#28 Front Wheel Bearing Info
#35 Front End Alignment
#78 Ride Height & Springs
#97 Front Spring Install
#98 Front Suspension Rebuild with PICTURES
#111 Upper A-Arm Info


Front and Rear Brakes - Unit 22

#80 Hydraulic Bleeder Screw Specs
#96 Sticking Brake Calipers
#103 Rebuilding Brake Calipers
#107 Replacing REAR Brake Pads with PICTURES!


Steering - Unit 23

#17 Replace Steering Box Seal
#34 Steering Box Adjustment


Rear Suspension - Unit 25

#37 Rear Shock R&R
#78 Ride Height & Springs
#90 Rebuild Rear Suspension with PICTURES


Electrical System - Unit 40

#5 Headlight Relay Info
#6 Fuses and Relays Info
#11 Ignition Switch Removal
#14 Resetting EXH Sensor
#24 Warning Buzzer Locations
#30 Fuse Box Upgrade
#32 Fuel Sender Wiring
#33 S3 Ignition Switch disassembly
#38 Install Starter Relay
#39 Thermo Time Switch (TTS) Diagnostics
#41 Make Your Instruments BRIGHTER
#45 Removal Turn Signal Indicator
#48 Testing L-Jet air flow meter
#50 The Key switch goes bad for the starter
#51 S2 dash warning lights ~ lamps
#58 Fitting headlight covers onto series 3 and series 4 spiders
#79 Remove the Flywheel Sensor
#81 Headlight Replacement
#82 Lighted Ignition Switch
#100 Remove/Replace Vent Windows
#112 Jaeger Gauge Test-Setup-Data
#123 How to Fix Slow Speedometer or Tachometer


Doors - Unit 65

#13 S3 Power Window Cable Adjustment
#16 Door Handles/Locks/Panels
#19 Door Limit Strap
#31 Vent Window Latches
#65 Door Latch Spring
#83 Door Lock Info
#119 Electric Mirror Fix


Hoods - Unit 56

#21 Emergency Release Cables - Hood & Trunk


Internal Trimming - Unit 66

#26 Steering Wheel removal
#36 S3 Console removal
#62 Glove Box Door Straightening
#60 Series 3 dual pod center console
#66 Cowl Drain Hose
#86 Dashboard Cap
#93 Early vs. Late S2 Vent Differences


External Trimming - Unit 75

#44 Factory Convertible Top Manual
#53 Bumper Conversion Mysteries Revealed!
#58 Fitting headlight covers onto series 3 and series 4 spiders
#66 Cowl Drain Hose
#75 Convertible Top Replacement
#125 Rubber Bumper Repair


Ventilation, Heating and A/C System - Unit 80

#49 AC Maintenance
#76 AC/Air Conditioning system wiring


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Fuel Injector Cleaning

This post is about getting the fuel injectors cleaned and blueprinted.

Fuel Injector Service ends "SOOTY" exhaust

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Here's a post with an exceptionally effective method of getting rid of the gas smell people are occasionally plagued with:

Strong fuel odor in trunk

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Off site link covering specifically the spider Bosch L-Jetronic injection system

ghnl's '82-'89 Series 3 spider L-jet diagnostic page

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Convert headlights to relays to lessen the load on the factory switch

Headlight Relays

Post with revised in Aug 2010 schematic scribblins for 2 and 4 headlight systems.

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Fuses and Relays, series 2, series 3 and series 4

S2 Fuse panel (fuses)

S3 Fuse panel (fuses and relays)

S4 Fuse panel (fuses and relays)

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Starter removal on the S4

S4 starter removal tips:

Starter Removal - S4

Right hand Drive:

S4 Starter motor removal

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Chassis Stiffener

Chassis Stiffener:

Chassis Stiffener

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Oil seperator home made replacement:

Oil Vapor Separator Horror Show Pt 1

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Fuel vapor recovery system schematic as supplied by ghnl:

Another Raw Gas Smell In Car Post

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Ignition Switch Removal

Ignition Switch Removal

R/R the ignition switch (with photos)

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One of those long conversations about engine oil weight and type:

Viscosity debate (contains a couple reference charts and links to references/tests)

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S3 power window regulator/cable adjustment, also useful for manual windows:

Cables too tight (excellent description and schematic from JohnM)

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Resetting the EXH SENSOR console light on series 3 spiders:

Chocolate mess under the hood (w/pix)

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Replacing clutch pedal pivot shaft:

Off BB instructions for replacing the pivot arm. (relevant for series 2-4 that have hydraulic clutch actuation and pendulum/hanging pedals)

Some pix of parts of the process as supplied by gadwhite.

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