Hi, know this is a heathen question, but struggling to find 1" lowered rear springs that are not progressive wound.
Know it's not ideal but has anyone ever just cut a coil off their standard springs to achieve this on a 164? I confess to once doing it on a Fiat, front and rear, and it worked...
Had 4-wheel tracking done on 164 today and they couldn't correctly adjust the rear tracking as limit reached on the adjustment. Assuming this is down to me not completely balancing the tie rod ends so one has 'bottomed out'; in my defence was trying to keep good clearance of adjustment bolts...
Have bought a set of adjustable dampers with lowered springs fitted, for a 24v 3.0 1994 164 manual Super. Front end is sitting a bit high as the rear springs are at least 30mm shorter than standard, so back goes down and fron, even though shortened springs, goes up.
My idea of a fix is 20cm...
Hi, on-going topic, the long rear suspension bolts.
One bolt I couldn't remove so removed the rear hub with strut and an arm attached. Angle ground the arm off, pausing to check heat transfer levels. The angle ground the strut off and the removed remaing exposed segements of the bolt. Despite...
Had this idea for removing these long bolts a while ago and today finally put it to the test.
We are talking the 200mm M10 bolts that run through the bottom of the rear dampers and lateral arms - the ones that tend to sieze solid.
The technique was simply as follows:
While the car was jacked...
While preparing to pop in a more solid rear subframe have been trying to obtain a new brake compensator/regulator valve unit - without success.
I think mine still works OK but makes sense to replace it given the pipes will need replacing anyway and will probably break when trying to remove...
One of the rear seat belts in a 194 164 Super has developed an issue retracting itself. The yank/lock operation remains fine but the recoil spring system seems weak or somehow sort of jammed. Yank on the belt and it will lock but put it on and it will have a lot of slack the spring system is...
Have posted on this topic before but had a few thoughts.
Need to change the rear shocks on a 1995 164 and the big issue is the 20cm (M10?) lower bolt on each shock. Have talked to Alfa specialists who talk of snapping these as a preferred method of getting them out - faster in pieces than...
Have noticed the exhaust seems to corrode the rear bumper mount/fixings above it. Where these attach to the rear bumper they are embedded in it so how to change them once they get corroded?
Is changing them possible? I can't think of any way of removing the old and implanting new bolts into...
After several question posts on this and lots of hours and tool testing, there does seem to be a way of removing these intact.
What has worked for me is 'cheese wire' - very thin (sub 1mm steel). Brilliant at cutting through the bonding glue. The breaking issue with this method is the...
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...
About to try removing a 1994 164 rear screen glass and still don't understand what the two black, rectangular plastic clips/boxes are at the bottom of it - visible when the boot lid is open.
I am guessing they are clips to secure the glass while the bonding glue sets but no idea how to...
After frustrating myself trying to find info on the subject task, and fumbling my way through the job, I created a guide to help others. It's attached as a pdf document - no photos, I'm afraid, but it should make sense.
If anyone has better info or advice, please post it & I can amend the...
At low speeds on left turns, like parking lot speeds, I get this god awful vibration/rumbling coming from the rear end. Not when I turn to the right. At 5 mph it goes away and all is well
Thanks in advance
I know I've asked questions about this before but now I'm asking for definitive answers:
1) what tools are the best to use?
2) what trim needs to be cared for?
3) how to stop the glass breaking?
4) can one person do it by themselves without breaking the glass?
Uh oh, guys. My Spider has been making this creaking noise over every bump and turn. At first I thought it was a muffler problem (I've had to weld my muffler at least 4 times over 6 years) but then I found this.
The right rear shock has apparently completely busted...