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  1. Correct Oil

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I recently purchased a 1986 Alfa Spider Veloce and I was curious as to what is the best engine oil I should use. The manual says 10w-50, but I've also read in various books and publications that 15W-50 or 20W-50 is fine as well. Also, should I use traditional oil or synthetic oil?
  2. Wanted Hard Line to Oil Pressure Gauge for 58 Giulietta Normale Spider

    Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted
    I'm in need of the hard line that connects from the oil pressure gauge in my 1958 Giulietta Spider Normale through the firewall and then connects to a flex hose. I just need the hard line.
  3. A wearing oil question

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I just recently rebuilt a Datsun L20b in a 76 620 pickup (my parts getter). It's a flat tapped engine, cam on followers, and my machine shop said I needed to use oil with zinc added to prevent camshaft wear. He also said that the most recent spec motor oils neutralize zinc additives if they are...
  4. Filters, Fluids and Plugs - Spider Service

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Greetings all Spider fans I have discovered that there are many opinions out there and typically there are good reasons behind them. I am interested in learning what you use and why; 1) Oil, 2) Gear Box, 3) Differential, 4) Brakes, 5) Steering, 6) Clutch, 7) Filters: oil and gas and lastly 8)...
  5. 164 24v oil cooler pipe

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    The oil cooler pipes on my 1994 3.0 164 24v weep oil from where the rubber sections join with the steel. By chance, have been given a spare pair of pipes, with oil cooler fitted from a raced 164. The rubber on these pipes looks quite new but I can see that because the stainless braiding has been...
  6. 164 24v oil cooler pipe

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Does anyone know the pipe/connector spec for a 1994 164 3.0 24v - oil cooler to engine? Friend has a car where they are dribbling...
  7. Wanted Giulietta Spider Oil Pipeline

    Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted
    Looking to purchase a Giulietta Spider Oil Pipeline (from the block to the dash gauge). Please call me at 805-241-0250 if you have one for sale or direct message me. Best, Bruno
  8. Wanted Milano OLIO oil filler cap NOS

    Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted
    Anybody got one that they'd be willing to sell?
  9. New Owner - Really Old Engine Oil

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Hi, I recently bought a 78 Alfa Romeo Spider (SPICA) and I had a couple of questions about the engine oil. So the previous owner said he hasn't changed the oil in about 2 years though he has filled it up with some 10W-30 engine oil whenever the oil level gets low (these is small engine oil leak...
  10. Oil temperature and pressure senders

    Alfa Romeo Montreal
    All, Looking to se how others have replaced the senders on thier Montreal. According to the Monty parts manual: Oil Temp Sender is: which corresponds to a Facet 7.3002 coolant temp sender, readily avaialble Oil Pressure Sender is: which looks like the same...
  11. Alfa Giulietta Gauges for sale

    Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted
    Alfa Giulietta Gauges for sale: Fuel: erratic. Oil: dead. H20: slow. Face in G/C w/ mounting ring. Wiring in G/C. Looks good; needs calibration. $150/obo. 815-827-4030
  12. Can I replace engine seals without removing the engine?

    Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    See subject. I chronicled my trouble with synthetic vs traditional oil in this thread. Long story short, I wouldn't recommend trying synthetic. Now I'm getting ready to pull the GTV6 out after winter hibernation. I'm hoping that the seals reset, as they have been sometimes known to do, but I'm...
  13. Oil consumption

    Boxer Engined Alfa Romeos
    Hi, Does anyone know what is a normal oil consumption for a well used Sprint Veloce 1.5? Mine is consuming from the max level to the min level in 1.100 km. I understand this is 1,2 litres. It sounds too much to me. There are no signs of oil beneath the car and the exhaust seems normal. Thanks!
  14. Changing Transmission Oil

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I was wondering if anyone had a picture of where the transmission filler and drain plug are. Id like to learn how to change the transmission oil myself, but want to be sure that I'm doing it correctly. I was also wondering if I should use the Redline 75-90NS or the Shell Spirax. When I got...
  15. Mystery Oil Pooling Near Distributor (not distributor) - Pics Included

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    :confused: Okay Friends, So, as you know, I replaced distributor to electronic distributor (runs great) but since I cleaned all the engine bay and surrounding areas I noticed that after just one victory lap around the block there was a significant amount of oil pooled near the distributor. The...
  16. What is this? Where does it go? In which direction?

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I had removed the top cover of my 90 Veloce, to clean it, and this little piston fell to the floor. I'm not sure what it is, or where it goes. Can you tell me what it is, where it goes, and as important - which direction it goes in?
  17. Wanted Fuel Leve/Oil Pressure Series 1 Gauge (Jaeger) with Italian Text

    Alfa Romeo Parts For Sale & Wanted
    Hello, I'm looking to replace a faulty Fuel Level/Oil Pressure gauge on my 1969 GT 1300 Junior. I'm looking for a Series 1 Gauge that has Italian text on it (OLIO & BENZINE) and bears the marque "Jaeger" on it. Thanks in advance!
  18. My Own Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill at Home

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I decided to change my oil for the first time on Saturday and everything went smoothly until I got to the oil filter. I've read that there are BIG and SMALL oil filters both of which can be used on the 2L engine, so I wasn't surprised when I saw how much larger my new oil filter was compared...
  19. Need Advice on Oil Filter

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I have a '73 Spider that has the factory original canister oil filter. The element that's in it now looks like a replacement, only because it has "NAPA 1183" printed on it. It is steel with filter material inside. My question is, what has everybody else done? Is there an adaptor kit so I can...
  20. 1978 Spider - Blowing smoke - Found reason - Don't understand it.

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    So I found out why my Spider has been intermittently blowing smoke while I drive. It looks like this "Catch-can" that is connected to the cam cover and intake is allowing oil into the throttle body closest to the front of the vehicle. What is this can? PCV? I replaced all the lines today...