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  1. counterfeit Gates belt

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, As many of you know, there are counterfeit items out there but the most recent one I bought was a Gates cambelt for my 24v 164. Having bought several of these before and always being away of counterfeit possibilities when buying on ebay, rather than from a trusted supplier like Alfissimo, I...
  2. 24v cambelt jump cause?

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Now that is has happened for the second time, 10 years apart, am able to offer this conclusion with some degree of confidence: put the 'wrong' spec oil filter in your 24v 164 and expect a cambelt jump shortly after. The first time this happened was in 2008, the morning after an oil change...
  3. 164 24v cambelt zero air-gap

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, In the process of replacing the cambelt on a 1996 164 3.0 24v and two questions: 1) Where to fine the timing mark for the crank? Have been searching and can't see anything, except the tooth-free segment for the crank-sensor. 2) Have noticed there is zero air-gap on the tensioner piston...
  4. V6 cambelt stretching

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Had a chat with an Alfa specialist and he told me he stretches V6 cambelts overnight, after fitting, before fine tuning the cam adjustment/tension. I'm not planning to do this on my 164 24v but am curious whether anyone else has. To be honest it could explain why after fitting my last...