86 spider vvt solenoid install - Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-02-2019, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 3
86 spider vvt solenoid install

I hate to post this as I know it must be already covered elsewhere but I can't find it. I just bought an 86 Spider and noticed the VVT solenoid was just free hanging by the wire harness. The mounting bracket is there but the rubber bushing is completely gone. I bought an insert from Ape that needs to be pressed into the mounting bracket so that I can install the solenoid. (the solenoid functions) My question is how to correctly install the solenoid? Specifically how to gauge or set it appropriately in relation to the pin it pushes in to advance the timing. The pin that extends out of the cam cover. I assume there is a specific depth to screw the solenoid into the mounting bracket. Thanks fellas.
Haba1492 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-02-2019, 05:50 PM
BB Janitor
Platinum SubscriberSuper Moderator
 
ghnl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Mebane, NC
Posts: 16,182
Garage
I don't know the answer off hand but it must be here somewhere. Often a Google search finds results quicker. Just type in 'AlfaBB, <what you seek>' in the search box.

Also there is some info about setting up the VVT in the L-jet Spider page (link in my signature).

- - Eric
don't read this
~ 1984 Spider Veloce ~
- -~ 1981 GTV-6 ~
Mebane, North Carolina


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
ghnl is online now  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-02-2019, 06:00 PM
But Mad North-Northwest
Platinum Subscriber
 
Gubi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: SF Bay Area, CA
Posts: 9,657
TSB 00.90.08 has the instructions. Basically:

1) Screw the solenoid all the way in
2) Back it out until the plunger stops following the solenoid (looking through the little inspection hole) and there is clearance between the solenoid and follower
3) Screw the solenoid back in by hand until it just touches the plunger
4) Tighten the lock nut to 10 ft-lb

Tom

1963 Giulia Spider (1750 engine)
1974 GTV
1991 Spider
Former: 1987 Milano Gold
Gubi is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-06-2019, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 3
Thanks Gubi. Kinda what I thought but wanted to make sure.
Haba1492 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Alfa Romeo Bulletin Board & Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome