Apologize for the long PM. I have a no start 86 Veloce. I read threads, most recently the "87 Spider No start." I read the L-Jetronic diagnosis - brilliant. Today I did:
New fuel/air filters. Fuel pump works when key turned/connections cleaned. Fluids (oil/diff/tranny) changed.
Air hoses checked/re-tightened. Oil recovery canister -hoses clear. Cracks repaired with shoe-goo.
Battery- 12.53 v / 11.47v during cranking.
Ground straps removed/cleaned/greased/replaced: Battery ground/Transmission/body/rear engine block and two under the AAV
FI ECU connector cleaned (in-line fuse- OK/not replaced). Fuse Block- ok/not replaced.
Black- No reading
TTS G/W- 37 W/gnd- 000 G/gnd- 37
CSI good flow/spray
VVT- no click
I have to r/r the upper flywheel sensor and look at the AAV. Questions- since the CSI had good spray should I assume the fuel pressure is good? Where do I go from here?
Hi I was reading through some posts regarding starter relays and your posts came up many times. I was wondering if I could ask you some questions regarding a problem that just came out of the blue on my 85 alfa romeo spider. The ignition switch seems to have started to fail: turn the switch to start the car and there is a slight 2 sec delay before I get contact, then along with that fail I get a key switch that wants to stay on when I TURN THE CAR OFF. I think it has failed even further now that all I have to do is turn the key to the first click of the switch and the car wants to start but it seems that things are staying engaged. I'm wondering if these symptoms are a starter relay failure? The starter is new and I did buy a another ignition switch same year 85 but the symptoms are the same. I thought I would have better luck with a different key switch but no luck. Are you able to give me a direction with this. Thank you in advance Mario
I know I forgot to PM you after the local Alfa Club meeting in January. Kevin did hook me up with the newsletter though.
I think there are some "Garage" events coming up in April and May. One is in Cary the other at Kevin's shop - well from memory I think so anyway. I will try to make one of those.
As far as Garage events go, I have a perfect candidate if they would like to demo changing a SPICA injection belt on a S2a spider. I even have the belt. Doubt they do anything that nasty but hope they will do something that will be instructive.
BTW your posts on the BB are very helpful. Where did you source of your M8x1.25 brass exhaust manifold bolts?
Hello Eric, Can you help me out. Earlier today I posted a reply in the cars for sale section. it was a 1986 Spider for sale that should show up on the first page of the cars for sale. I put my email address in the reply and in hindsite that may not be a good idea to put my address out for the world to see. I'm not very computer or forum savvy. What I should have done was sent the guy a personal instant message about his car. I was wondering if it would be possible for you to erase my reply so that maybe my email wont get spammed etc. if you can't no big deal and I'll just chalk it up to a lesson learned and I'll be more careful in the future. I did use the flywheel sensors you sent me a few months ago on the grassroots spider I bought off the board some months ago. It now runs well and is in the process of getting a brake job and rear wheel bearings. I will take it to the grassroots challenge $2015 in Gainsville in the fall. Thanks, Chris Baldwin, my user name is bultaco
Looking for help with Ljet... Trouble shooting ..Engine starts runs sitting still wonderfully.. but under load it stumbles and boggs then picks up and runs really well. I have played with many Ljets and also have a motronic spider. This is a car I picked up that had the oil pan knocked out from under it as well as the oil pump. Runs well otherwise. Recently painted and new top. I replaced intank pump and main pump.. drained tank and flushed ..
It may just need driving.. but would love to get it going well ..
Any Ideas? Thanks
thanks for your most recent help!
Is it possible for a car to run with only the main fuel pump if the in-tank pump does not work?
I feel the main fuel pump may have stopped working and the in-tank pump has not been working.
If I failed to wire the main fuel pump, would the car run for about two minutes before stopping?