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  1. Spica normal cold start behavior?

    Carburetors, Fuel Injection & Air Intake
    Hi there, New to Alfas and Spica with a rescue 1978 sport sedan. On cold start the engine lights off easily, and if I drive off, the idle stays high at 200-2300 rpms even at stop signs. Normal? Its basically replicating a choke? Now if I start the car and don't drive it, the idle stays...
  2. solenoid inactive - how hard wire it?

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, Helping a friend with his 1993 164 twinspark. It seems to have some dodgy wiring on what looks like a 3rd party alarm system, where some wires look to be missing from a relay in the boot. It worked fine until he removed the battery to charge it but the wires must have been loose as after...
  3. Difficult Starting When Warm

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    Over the winter my car has always started on the first try without having to press the throttle. The last few days have been very hot and when I went to start it yesterday it fired up, then died right away. I was able to get it going by keeping the revs up for about 20 seconds, after which it...
  4. Milano 2.5 Intake Backfire/Won't Start

    Milano/75 (1985-1993)
    Went out to start my Milano this morning and it started to turn over, but then there was quite a 'pop' and smoke coming out from under the hood. Popped the hood and there were some small flames licking up out of the top of the intake valley and pouring out of the intake filter housing. I left...
  5. 164TD starting problem

    164 & 168 (1991-1995)
    Hi, I have a 164 2.5TD (probably not the best place to ask about a diesel here) and now am faced with a starting problem. Then the car is cold it just starts for 1s and dies, otherwise if you manage to start with many tries, it starts and all is perfect. You can start it again and it will run...
  6. 1986 Spider cranks, but won't start

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    My 1986 Spider worked great on Tuesday night, but on Wednesday morning, it cranked, but wouldn't start. I checked the fuel line (having replaced a fuel filter last year) and it's getting gas. there was voltage to the ignition coil, so I'm presuming the module is OK. The distributor and rotor...
  7. Starter not turning

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I recently replaced my starter for the second time. Before replacing it, the starter would turn but grind (the bell housing had broken). Post replacement the starter will not turn. I believe i have it wired correctly, my dash and fuel pump are both getting power, but the starter will not turn. I...
  8. Busso Start Up :)

    Alfa Romeo Videos
    Just quickly (and badly) filmed starting my GTV the other day and give it a quick rev ;) Thats pretty much it ! Enjoy :p If the vids not there to click, heres the direct link: http://
  9. 1986 Spider Runs Only when cold

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    All, thanks for the previous help. After while off, working on a 1986 Spider. I searched the threads and didn't find hints on the below - it may be an easy one but I've been stumped a bit, and really want to make some progress. The spider won't really start and won't run in warm ambient...
  10. 92 Spider Veloce won't start when hot

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    This is my first post so be gentle...this year after I had my engine rebuilt that once the engine gets hot is won't even turn until it cools - sometimes a few hours later. I hear from some online searches it may be a battery connection but that seems a bit strange to me...any thoughts on what I...
  11. 1979 spider stalls when accel from idle

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    1979 spider veloce. Starts great. Idles great (~600rpm). Step on gas ... stalls. Will restart (sometimes needs a couple extra seconds). I can tap at the gas pedal a couple times and it gets going. At speed runs like a top. Hot, cold, whatever, it always stalls when you step on the gas while...