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  1. 164 rear long bolt removal

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, 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...
  2. 105 Camshafts gear removal

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    Hi Alfistis, I’m on the process of changing the camshafts of my 1973 gtv. I’m trying to remove the timing gears, but it’s pretty locked. I don’t want to damage the original camshafts, so does anybody has an idea how I can remove these gears? Thank you Best regards Ludo
  3. 164 climate control pieces

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Took a brand new Bosch 164 climate control apart today, to convert if from LHD to RHD and thought some pics might be helpful to others. Worth nothing is this unit had Torx T6 screw heads, not Philips cross heads as on others. Where you see the thin clear plastic sheets over the PCBs and...
  4. 164 EGR pipe permanent removal

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    I've had issues with the exhaust gas recirc pipe over the years. Mostly the banjo bolt coming loose and leaking exhaust/air where it connects to the rear manifold. Decided enough was enough. Pe-1995 models don't have it anyway. Disconnected the lower banjo bolt - no problem. Disconnecting the...
  5. 164 fuel pump & tank connectors

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Hopefully my final post on this topic. Am about to remove the fuel tank on a 164 twinspark - rear subframe removed and swaybar lowered for clearance. Just not sure what pipes actually connect to the tank itself or how to undo them without causing damage. Not even sure if they all connect...
  6. 164 plastic tank removal with sway bar in place

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    HI, Looking to remove the plastic fuel tank of a 1996 164 twinspark and wondering if can take it out without removing the rear sway bar - rear subframe would be removed first. Am I just being optimistic or is there a chance the tank could squeeze past the sway bar?
  7. M8 13mm siezed subframe bolt

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Am at the final stages of rear subframe removal and, so Alfa, the last of the 4 remaining bolts has siezed hard - so much that the 13mm socket on it turns but the bolt doesn't. Been looking at bolt extractor tools but, as the bodyshell is being scrapped, am considering just drilling the...
  8. 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...
  9. fuel flap rubber removal

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Trying to remove the fuel flap rubber that attaches to the standard fuel cap on a 24v 164 3.0 1995. It looks like its held in by a ring below the filler cap. Any ideas anyone?
  10. 24v water pump removal

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Sounds like the bearing on my 24v 1995 164 3.0 water pump is not a happy bunny as the revs go above 2,000rpm so going to change it. Know it's a cambelt change too but that's also pretty much due anyway. Question is, can the water pump be changed without having to remove any of the cam...
  11. fuel flap removal

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, trying to remove the fuel flap from a 1993 24V 164 3.0 and the simple question is: how? Have undone the grub screws top and bottom but the spring-loaded hinge refuses to budge - assuming it should. Noticed there is a shallow slot that aligns with the hinge and looks like it could be there...
  12. Rear screen clips?

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, 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...
  13. 24v rear exhaust manifold gaskets

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, need to change the leaking exhaust manifold to head gaskets on the rear bank of my 1995 3.0 24v 164 Super. Got new gaskets for both ends of the manifold ready but trying to find out two things before starting: 1) what needs to be undone to remove the manifold? False firewall out, etc? 2)...
  14. 164 front and rear screen trim removal

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Want to save the glass on a 164 to be scrapped, any ideas how to remove the front and rear screen trim without damage? Thanks
  15. Milano Clutch Removal

    Milano/75 (1985-1993)
    All, Trying to pull off the clutch assembly from an '88 Verde (alfaparticle's old one that I bought from the person he sold it to...that gentleman basically killed it and left it for nothing more than a parts car). Following the manuals, where I am at from the picture, I believe the clutch...
  16. Montreal Steering Box Removal

    Alfa Romeo Montreal
    All, I posted a question to this thread: It had a lot of good info for Burman box removal for Spiders. I need a little help on the Montreal box removal. Question is: Thanks to all who have posted. This has been...
  17. Rear window removal

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, 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? Thanks :-)
  18. Screen removal without damage

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, helping scrap a 1993 164 twinspark and been reading up on the low chances of removing the front and rear screens intact. Am now considering removing the screens with frames intact, via angle grinder, and trying to do the separation of glass/metal at a later date when it can be done slowly...
  19. ignition assembly removal

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Is there anything specific to know about how to remove the steering column assembly from a 1993 164? Does it all just unbolt or is something special needed? Thanks, Richard
  20. 74 GTV Gas tank removal - help!

    GT (1963-1977)
    Long time reader and forum searcher, first time poster. How in the world do you get the gas tank out of a 74 GTV? Is there something I'm missing? Am I an idiot? After draining 5 gallons of 12 y/o gas and inspecting the inside of the tank, I disconnected everything, took out the screws, etc...