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  1. 164 front wishbone bush press

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Has anyone replaced the front bushes of the front suspension A-arm? They are pressed in hard so not sure how best to get them out.
  2. 164 Engine mount tool

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Finally tried to change the large, bottom (rear) engine mount on a 24v 3.0 164 today and couldn't. The issue was the lack of space not just to get a tool on it but to also have any space to then turn that tool. Swan neck 17mm spanner was movement restricted by the engine mount casting the...
  3. 164 3.0 24v thermostat alternatives

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, need to source a thermostat for a 1994 164 3.0 24v manual. Some indications are the GTV or 164 12V versions will fit but confused as to whether I should be looking for just the insert or the top housing with insert in place. Have gone through the sheered bolt issue the last time it was...
  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...
  5. lambda sensor from 2.0 to 3.0

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Have discovered the lambda sensor on my 24v 3.0 1996 164 has a broken body - it is in tight to the cat but wobbles if you grab it and is leaking exhaust gas. Have a good lambda sensor from a 1996 164 twinspark and wondering if it would work as a short-term replacement. Could it be any...
  6. 164 rear strut replacement

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, The rear shocks on my 1995 24v 164 are shot and got a replacement pair to put in but how? Undid nuts on the lower shock bolts but the bolts themselves didn't budge. Can apply more force but if the bolts snap I'm stuck with a broken car I can't even drive to a garage. Anyone had any...
  7. steering rack gaitor change

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Tried changing the big steering rack gaitor on my 1995 164, the gaitor with two holes on the outer face and one big one on the inner. The top nut has a hex key fixing inside it. When trying to undo it with just a spanner the whole top of the assembly moved a bit but nothing more. I have...
  8. heater matrix change on 24v 164

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, am in the process of replacing the starter on my 24v 164 and as have the plenum chamber and false firewall off seems a good time to change the overdue heater matrix (misting up inside screen issues). From the look of it will probably need to disconnect the aircon circuit and loose all the...
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