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02-02-2007 09:26 PM
brownie93 I drive her year round, she's in the garage on the really bad days (snow, ice, sleet,) usually a week or 2.
02-02-2007 12:10 PM
mjono53
Who's still driving their Alfa in Jan?

Me for sure, can't bear to9 put it up for long!
Mike
01-21-2007 08:01 AM
alfari Still driving the 164, but like Scott it's my daily driver.
01-16-2007 10:45 AM
bill2000 It's 25F degrees and I just got my clutch slave fixed in time for a drive around the block before the temp drops into the single digits.

Bill
01-11-2007 04:27 PM
Papa G
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Originally Posted by MidLifeCrisis View Post
I tried the dye process, but had no luck finding the leak... does it "fluoresce" brightly under a black light (thought I saw a faint green color), or does it have to be under certain conditions? Maybe I didn't run the engine long enough?

Thanks.
Since my leak was underneath at the oil pan, I had my hood shut above as I was underneath to have a lower ambient lighting. That alone allowed the green color (almost the color and brightness of regular anti-freeze coolant under the black light) to stand out. I was also in a garage with normal incandescent lighting if that means anything. I hope this helps.
01-11-2007 09:13 AM
Scott in MN My '91 164 is my daily driver and not just this snowless year.
01-11-2007 08:59 AM
MidLifeCrisis
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Originally Posted by Papa G View Post
I've used a dye that shows up when shone with a black light with great results. I was able to pinpoint exactly where the oil leak was. I think NAPA auto parts carries the dye. The light bulb i picked up at Home Depot (I think). Good luck.
I tried the dye process, but had no luck finding the leak... does it "fluoresce" brightly under a black light (thought I saw a faint green color), or does it have to be under certain conditions? Maybe I didn't run the engine long enough?

Thanks.
01-11-2007 05:24 AM
das well, after getting my high flow cat installed at Lous custom exhaust in waltham yesterday (and still failing emissions on the gtv6 - I'm running lean - too much HC) I decided to put the alfas in hibernation till the spring.

it was freakin' cold this morning....

oh well, have a long list of projects to get done over the winter....

does anyone get together during the winter to work on projects? anyone want to help me?
01-10-2007 03:57 PM
Papa G
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Originally Posted by MidLifeCrisis View Post
Yikes!

They still haven't had to salt the roads in my part of Connecticut, but I'm going to bite the bullet and get my car up on jack stands. Planned projects include:

- lower A arm bushings
- transmission mount bushing?
- new brake pads (maybe rotors also)
- dash repair
- tach repair
- new (softer) door seals/improve door alignment
- find my pesky oil leak (3-4 drops per day on garage floor)

Any advice on the above from those with first-hand experience would be appreciated.

Michael.

I've used a dye that shows up when shone with a black light with great results. I was able to pinpoint exactly where the oil leak was. I think NAPA auto parts carries the dye. The light bulb i picked up at Home Depot (I think). Good luck.
01-10-2007 09:36 AM
MidLifeCrisis
No salt yet

Yikes!

They still haven't had to salt the roads in my part of Connecticut, but I'm going to bite the bullet and get my car up on jack stands. Planned projects include:

- lower A arm bushings
- transmission mount bushing?
- new brake pads (maybe rotors also)
- dash repair
- tach repair
- new (softer) door seals/improve door alignment
- find my pesky oil leak (3-4 drops per day on garage floor)

Any advice on the above from those with first-hand experience would be appreciated.

Michael.
01-10-2007 06:30 AM
lowmileage
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Originally Posted by GraniteAlfa View Post
This is the ENEMY!
Nasty ****
01-10-2007 05:44 AM
DanW Still driving my 164L. Since I drained my outdoor spigots I haven't washed the thing in several weeks. I better get to the car wash ASAP!

-Dan
01-09-2007 02:02 PM
kredden Aiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! :-) Actually we've had so much rain the past few days I felt pretty sure that all of the salt they had put down for the dusting we got a little while back was gone so I commuted in the Verde today, much better!

Kevin
01-09-2007 01:45 PM
GraniteAlfa
Kryptonite!

This is the ENEMY!
01-07-2007 09:09 PM
Slackjaw Started commuting in the brown GTV6, since the Milano is in getting her Xmas present - new brakes. I'm glad we don't get snow or salt here, but it does rain a bit this time of year. Had to blow some air through the sunroof drains in the GTV6 just in case. Also put a coat of Rain-X on the windshield, saves the wiper motors in the long run I guess.
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