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how would i go about checking the sensor?
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Changed the oil today. Not the filter as I have only put about 1000km since the last full change and am only changing to check the oil for any metal, trying to diagnose the slight knocking sound. Seems to come from the center of the engine, not the oil sump area. It may be coming from my yet-to-be fully fastened muffler?

Anyways, no nasty stuff in the oil. Still smelling some oil so a bit more diagnosis to do for that as it is irritating.

I will be driving to the muffler shop on Monday for a final fitting and proper hangers and to check the system front to back as I do hear some hissing from the mid section.
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I do not have a 164 but, I just received a painted 1957 Sprint body on a steel dolly for restoration.
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I do not have a 164 but, I just received a painted 1957 Sprint body on a steel dolly for restoration.
That is an Alfa and this thread is Alfa related so relate away with the project even if non-164-related as this in an Alfa related thread. We even stray off Alfa stuff from time to time.
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Indeed, open to all Alfas, although some of us do like the 164 model, lol. I suppose it could be set as a separate category.

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I have owned eleven Alfas but, none of them were 164's. I just like to add a comment once in awhile.
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ML and I have been invited to join the Maserati Club of Central Florida for a driving tour to Clermont tomorrow for lunch and a tour w/tasting at the Lakeridge Winery.

They are starting from the Ferrari, Maserati of Central Florida dealership in Orlando. We are going to meet them at the Citrus Tower in Clermont.

After the tour we are all driving back to our Lakeland town for a group RON at the Terrace Hotel downtown.

Dinner will be later at Fresco's near the hotel. ML and I will then RON at our own La Casa Bonnie and rejoin the group on Sunday for Brunch at the hotel.

My invitee Todd, whom I met at Neville's Mighty Oak event in April, has both a nice Alfa Stelvio and a Maser Ghibli.

164 looks really good. looks new. nice picture!

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Indeed, open to all Alfas, although some of us do like the 164 model, lol. I suppose it could be set as a separate category.
Have you seen how well that works in other categories? I am for inclusive rather than exclusive.
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I meant that the "what did you do Alfa related today" site maybe might be a separate site, rather than being included just in the 164 site, since it is a generic question? I don't know otherwise. It was only a thought. I don't care where it is.

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62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
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Finally started putting parts back ON my 164. Swapped the master cylinder today, MAN that drivers side nut is awful. Also my MC didn't want to come off, ended up using a pry bar and hammer to work it loose.

The brake fluid in there was BLACK. the reservoir, one side was like blocked up, I hosed it all out and now its clean as new in there. I think I'm going to drain the clutch reservoir as well as the fluid there is black too. When I put it all back together I assume I should fill and bleed the brakes first, then fill and bleed the clutch right?

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Veronica back on the forum. El Hefe's main ride has been performing, with a few glitches. Right now we're experiencing intermittent difficulties with the window switches. When the temp is warm (outside), the switches don't want to work.

He's got an R-12 AC system. Our parts car has the new stuff (too many beers to remember the number - 134?). Have done a little research on the forum but found conflicting info on what should be changed out. Opinions?

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Hey, believe it or not, was just thinking about you today, wondering how things were going, and whether or not the 164 was functioning ok. Was going to ask about you on the BB.

First of all, the lousy window and seat switches will do that after a few years. Most of us have figured out that you can pull the switches out, pull them partially apart, cut the little cellophane window out, and spray the inside with something like electronic cleaner or WD40 (what I used) and the switches should work again. Seems the little plastic window traps a film of contaminants (from maybe the contacts sparking?) on the contacts and they stop conducting after a while. Removing that film and spraying/cleaning the contacts should fix that problem. Do not replace the window. Did this years ago in my 91S and they still work ok. So far, the ones in the LS don't seem to need this fix, but one never knows, lol.

For the a/c, do a Google search for the info provided by "roadtrip" and others concerning a/c work on these cars. Use different titles in the search to finally find some info. Should also be in Steve's maintenance postings at the head of the 164 section in the BB. When I changed my 91S over to 134a, I changed the condenser over to a newer more efficient one (simple change), and had the dryer and several fittings and expansion valve replaced, oil changed in the compressor. Don't remember what all now, since I had a shop do the basic change for the 134a, not complicated, and then I replaced the condenser myself later, just refilling the system, using new appropriate washers at the condenser joints and cans of 134a (using the simple screw on trigger handle with gauge and hose) available at any autoparts store.

Maybe start here? (http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/164-...etrofit-4.html)

and here? (http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/164-...ion-guide.html)

This appears to be roadtrip's actual (and excellent) manual he wrote up for this change:

http://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/atta...c-may-2017.pdf

These should get you started.

Hope all is well with you all otherwise?

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Tom, brakes and clutch feed from the same reservoir. Both sides of the system are prolly pretty crudded up. And... there's a specific way to bleed brakes. Has to do with weight on wheels and some weight in the trunk. I don't remember the specifics but Steve has a few write ups on it. Something to do with the proportioning valve. You're that far into it you might give thought to swapping the clutch master and slave and hose. Ciao, chris

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Veronica back on the forum. El Hefe's main ride has been performing, with a few glitches. Right now we're experiencing intermittent difficulties with the window switches. When the temp is warm (outside), the switches don't want to work.

He's got an R-12 AC system. Our parts car has the new stuff (too many beers to remember the number - 134?). Have done a little research on the forum but found conflicting info on what should be changed out. Opinions?

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Veronica good to see you on BB. Here is some light reading for you on R134a conversion that John did: https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/164...ion-guide.html

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