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Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   03-06-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By trojwl
I hope you are right sir. How it began to work...

I hope you are right sir. How it began to work flawlessly again for a couple weeks (with a leaking diaphragm no less) will be life mystery #48869.

I will post in a few as it will be installed...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   03-06-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By trojwl
Update The vacuum chamber of the regulator...

Update

The vacuum chamber of the regulator has an apparent diaphragm leak. Unless there is some type of internal bleed orifice, this has to be an issue.

This makes those few weeks that it began...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   03-06-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By trojwl
I'm reading pressure at fuel rail inlet (i.e pump...

I'm reading pressure at fuel rail inlet (i.e pump outlet pressure). It reads 40 psig all the time. I can't explain why it remains steady as pressure inside the rail is obviously modulated (high...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   03-06-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By trojwl
I see the light.

Didn't take long to see what you were referring to. That regulator looks old as crap so it will get replaced asap. I'll let you know what replacing regulator does. Why it started working again...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   03-06-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By trojwl
Also, I have not ruled out ignition problems...

Also, I have not ruled out ignition problems either. Lack of proper spark will cause an accumulation of unburned gas in the exhaust.

Kaboom!

I'm digging into my info on fuel and spark...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   03-06-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By trojwl
It's an electric fuel pump (and fairly new) and...

It's an electric fuel pump (and fairly new) and the pressure is always a rock solid 40 psig. It has been 40 psig for a very long time. Doesn't change at all with vacuum.
I'm leaning towards sticky...
Forum: Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding   03-06-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By trojwl
86 Spider drivability issues

Normally my 86 Alfa Spider runs like a champ. However, this is the second time where, for some unknown reason, it suddenly idles and runs like crud. It will even backfire through the exhaust

I...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   04-10-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By trojwl
Thanks very much. Do you have a link to a source...

Thanks very much. Do you have a link to a source that I can print out and file? Believe me - it is not that I don't trust you.

Still not sure why the mounting bosses on the engine block didn't...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   04-09-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By trojwl
86 Spider engine numbers

01544 606065

Strange situation here. I can't identify but I don't think it is original. Also I ordered an A/C compressor from IAP. Wouldn't fit on engine. Had to order with manufacturer part...
Forum: Electrical, Chassis & Lighting   01-16-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 758
Posted By trojwl
Question 88 Alfa Spider fuse panel

Having connections behind fuse panel under steering wheel. These look like simple plugs in the back. Is this correct? Any tips from someone who has cleaned these contacts before?

Thanks for any...
Forum: HVAC   01-05-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,213
Posted By trojwl
Smile Reply

Whenever I have to turn a small engine for a couple of revolutions (like for adjusting valves), I always put the car into fourth or fifth gear. You should then be able to easily push car to turn the...
Forum: HVAC   01-04-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,213
Posted By trojwl
Good find

Good find
Forum: HVAC   01-04-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,213
Posted By trojwl
I don't remember finding it in the manual either....

I don't remember finding it in the manual either. I just looked at the situation, figured out how adding more or taking away more shims effectively changed the working "diameter" of the pulley. The...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   12-09-2013, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By trojwl
Cool More

The ramps are Kwik Lift.

KWIKLIFT - The perfect carlift for your home garage or commercial shop (http://kwik-lift.com/)

Saved a ton of money for me. Highly recommended.

Also included pic of...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   12-08-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By trojwl
Question Dropping tranny on 86 Alfa Spider

I need to put in new clutch parts. I plan on doing this myself. I will have car on ramps (see pic).

A couple questions

1. Can a pretty strong individual (me) drop the unit while lying on a...
Forum: HVAC   01-21-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,237
Posted By trojwl
Reply

Just be sure that the S and D fittings are flare-type. The one that IAP sells for my car had the wrong fittings. I'm not sure why. Maybe I have European or Canadian model. Of course yours may be...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   01-16-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,577
Posted By trojwl
One more question. If I check valve clearances...

One more question. If I check valve clearances and thus rotate cams, is reassembly the same or do I have to "re-index" the VVT?
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   01-16-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,577
Posted By trojwl
I'll also get four new paper washers. GREAT...

I'll also get four new paper washers.

GREAT info guys.

Warren
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   01-16-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,577
Posted By trojwl
Reply

Vin, just looked in IAP on-line catalogue and saw the half moons. I'm guessing it's not a good idea to reuse the old ones due to probable heat damage. I'll order new ones and wait for them to arrive...
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   01-16-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,577
Posted By trojwl
Thanks Vin. Not sure what you mean by the "half...

Thanks Vin.
Not sure what you mean by the "half moons". Also, is this something I should have ordered from IAP in addition to gasket?

Again, thanks.

Warren
Forum: Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)   01-16-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,577
Posted By trojwl
Smile Valve cover gasket - 86 Spider Graduate 2.0L

All I want to do is replace a leaking valve cover gasket. Thought it would be a simple job. However, after reading manual regarding the VVT device, I'm skeptical about the simplicity part.

Since...
Forum: HVAC   12-20-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,237
Posted By trojwl
Smile Reply

When I get around to replacing unit AGAIN (ugh!), I will post results.

And aren't these forums great? I've solved many problems with different cars (I also own an 82 Porsche 911SC and an 88 Honda...
Forum: HVAC   12-20-2012, 05:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,237
Posted By trojwl
Reply

The compressor has never been run (i.e clutch engaged with engine running). It leaked as I was adding freon. The only thing wrong with unit should be shaft seals.

Please reread my posts.

I do...
Forum: HVAC   12-16-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,237
Posted By trojwl
Smile Reply

Actually I wasted very little freon. I could her it hissing out from under the pulleys almost immediately. Also the oil never had a chance to circulate so I am assuming most, if not all, is still...
Forum: HVAC   12-13-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,237
Posted By trojwl
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Impossible to hook hoses up backwards.

All oil should still be residing in compressor. When I get shaft seals repaired I will reinstall with correct oil.

And as far as the first replacement...
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