Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Caldwell, ID, USA
79 2000 spider veloce
I just got my 79 spider today, and being that I have never worked on anything but big, old, carbourated sedans, I decided to join the forum, in the hopes that some friendly Alfa owners would share their knowledge with me. Iíll admit to being a bit intimidated by Alfaís reputation, but thatís the whole reason I bought one; Itís time to start moving out of your comfort zone. Plus, who doesnít want to take a top-down cruise in the mountains on a summer day?
Like any old spider, itís got problems, chiefly that it wonít start. It cranks just fine, and the fuel pump sure makes plenty of noise, but the only time it will fire is when starting spray is shot down the airbox. So we have spark but no gas.
Could it be that the pump is noisey but ineffective? Maybe a blocked fuel line?
My Alfa has the original SPICA in it, which is pretty foreign to me, but Iíve watched a couple of videos on YouTube and I know the basics, like the Thermostatic Actuator might be bad and what the gap is.
I suppose my question is, where should I start? The pump? The lines? The SPICA? Somewhere else?
I may be living on the edge, but Iím still clueless ?
Thanks in advance to anyone kind enough to reply! All advice is welcome (Except bad advice)
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