Some have reported that they were able to replace the core without disconnecting the a/c by carefully moving it aside. This may be more important for those 91-93 cars still using the hard to get R12. For those now using 134a, it's not such a big deal, as that working fluid is very available. Of course, this would give the R12 users a good opportunity to do the switch.
Also, one can bypass/isolate the leaking core by using one of the shutoff ball valves, as many of us have installed, in the hose coming from the head and also using hose shutoff pliers to isolate the core if it is leaking to get you down the road. The 24 valve engine heater hose layout is more complicated but a heater hose shutoff ball valve can still be installed by adding a loop of heater hose w/valve in the supply line.
given mine doesn't have a/c or the V^6. I cant see why removal of the wiper motor assy matters. I had all the room I needed just by removing the cross brace at the motor and loosening the false firewall. Could be a subtle diff between the euro series on and the later car you got in the US. ciao, jc
We're repairing the stepper flaps for a guy right now and we have it all apart - staring RIGHT AT the bloody core and I KNOW that it is just a matter of time before it too goes, so I want to save the owner some pain in the future - maybe replace the core now...!
My mechanic thinks that they should be changed every ~100k miles as some seem to start leaking not long after that, in his experience, at least in the 91-93. Don't know about the 94-95. Is it an improved version?
Or, replace before the start of a long trip.
Otherwise, put a valve in the line and carry heater hose shut off pliers, to isolate the heater if it starts leaking so you can keep going down the road.
1991 S, A/c hasn't worked in about 5 years, just now trying to get back online. I evacuated system which was low anyhow. Now the compressor will not engage. I have no power at the grn/black wire connected to red wire on compressor. I have jumped the grn/black wire at the trinary switch and...
I'm so tired of replacing the dang water pump. My current pump just went out after 14,000 miles, which I should be happy about as it's almost twice as long as my previous pump.
I tried fitting an electric pump, which turned into a very pricy project. The heat didn't work, and ultimately it...
Totally fed up of the mass of 'bright' LED bulbs available, which tend to be not bright at all, bright in the wrong direction or simply burn out after a short time, I decided to make my own for my 164.
Two different designs, tailored for reversing and brake lights.
Each version includes a...
What did you do Alfa [and 164] related today?
I had a slow to go Alfa day today.
First off I worked on setting up my wife's future garden plot permiters with 4x4 eight foot posts. I tilled up part of the area yesterday with my neighbor's roto-tiller. I have to get more soil and compost...