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  1. 164 reversing lights

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, On the series 2 164's Alfa 'cleverly' added style horizontal stripes across the rear light clusters, which meant almost half the reversing light output being blocked. Has anyone found any brighter bulbs to counter this? I have tried a whole variety of LED bulbs to no avail - the light just...
  2. Knocking noise in reverse, Milano

    Gearbox, Transaxle, Differential & Propshaft
    So my new to me 1987 Milano has a knocking noise in reverse gear, and only in reverse gear. While driving in reverse you hear a sound that sounds like a playing card held against the spokes of a bicycle wheel. If you lift off the gas while the car is still rolling backwards the sound becomes...
  3. Reverse Idler Shaft Wear

    Alfa Romeo Montreal
    I have read in Bruce Taylor's book about the possibility of premature reverse idler shaft wear (p. 70-72). I am about to reassemble the power-train and wondering if I should replace it. Has anyone had wear issues? Has the replacement been relatively straightforward? Thanks, JP
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