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  1. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hello, have today had to accept the head gasket(s) on my 1995 24v 3.0 164 are blown. Been a few months of various coolant leaks at variety of pipes, which now understand was due to over-pressurisation due to headgasket leak. Can smell fuel in the expansion tank. My plan is to spend a month...
  2. 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 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Have a new main engine mount to put on the car and unsure how. Have heard partially lowering the front subframe while supporting the engine is the way to do it. Tried undoing the nut (engine load still on) on top of the mount and couldn't turn it. Has anyone tried undoing one of these and...
  4. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Just wanted to post this to know if I am mad for even considering replacing the clutch, flywheel and associated crank seal in my drive. Have once changed a gearbox on a 1.5 litre Fiat and remember the weight of that box made it a dog to man handle back into position. With a 24v 3.0 Alfa...
  5. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Has anyone ever suffered an ECU failure for a 164? If so can I ask what the circumstances were and what model 164 it was? Just curious, seeing as I've been trying to use the OBD port.
  6. Electrical, Chassis & Lighting
    Does anyone know of a led replacement or a replacement light socket for the center brake light on the trunk lid for a 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Graduate? The light recently stopped working, and upon inspection I found the socket had been "repaired" by the previous owner. The pin in the socket had...
  7. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    My struts are basically gone on my 164LS, I would like to try to replace them myself, I am not a seasoned mechanic but I like to do a lot of the little things, is this something a novice should take on? and does anyone have documentation on the process, I would like to review it to decide if I...
  8. Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I have a 1987 Graduate, and after replacing the radiator & water pump (during which the top was down for a long time), I pulled the top up only to discover that the plastic window had separated from the canvas top (stitching on bottom & lower sides came out) :-( The canvas is in excellent...
  9. Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    My rear brake pads need to be replaced. Scale of 1-10 one being a monkey could do it and 10 you need to be Edd China (if you don't know who Edd China is and you are a European car guy, then you are missing the best tv show out there) Please advise. Special tools needed? Thanks Brad...
  10. 164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Have removed the starter motor on my 24v (a real endurance test) and once it has been rebuilt will be replacing but not sure what can get away with on the gasket front. The gaskets in question are those on the rear exhaust manifold-head and manifold to flexi-pipe. They look intact and in...
  11. Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I have a 1985 Alfa Romeo Spider and I need to replace the starter. Where is it located. Pictures would be helpful
  12. Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I'm new to the forum and already very impressed by the vast amount of knowledge that members are willing to share. I have an '86 quad that was pretty much abused by its previous owner. Lots of issues to the extent that I'm not always sure it's worth it. But, then, I turn the key... The door...
  13. Production Alfas (1992-2016) - [CA/USA Excluded]
    I replaced the battery on my 147 GTA this weekend and for the sake of anyone else trying this - you must make sure that the battery is exactly the correct physical size. The battery is held in place by a strap that is not adjustable. If the battery is only slightly different in shape, the strap...
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