Even in good condition (new) the Alfa gearbox mount seems quite 'floppy'. Those rubber washers can be replaced with a polyurethane type. Perhaps that'd minimize the side to side movement. Maybe the ones in your Spider are too thin?
There is a designed in side to side movement to allow the engine to move slightly on its mounts to overcome normal 4 cylinder engine vibration. The large rubber or poly washers are correct as is the additional clearance in this area.
It reassuring that some sideways play is normal. It isn't excessive and the rubber washers don't seem too bad. However I do have an old invoice passed on from the PO which includes a "temp repair to rear g/box mount" so I'll keep an eye on it.
The usual failure is either a sagging or decomposing silent block mount at the trans rear. There are temporary fixes, not worth the cost or effort as replacement of the silent block is a CURE. At the time, I will replace the rubber or poly washers if they show signs of deterioration. A rear sagging mount can cause all manner of symptoms, from popping out of gear, to exploding plastic fans into radiator and hood. This, with engine mounts is a good preventative maintence replacement item. It is also a DIY, and not terribly expensive. Those that replace sagging mounts are always suprised with the result.
Hello all! I have spent some time searching the BB for info on replacing lost keys, and Ive found some leads but not exactly everything I am trying to find.
I only have ignition keys for my car, non original (PO put in a new barrel set). I have no key for the glove box, trunk, or doors.
I'm wondering if any of you with S4 cars have had trouble with the fuse box coming loose from the moorings and falling down in front of the clutch pedal?
If this has been a problem how did you fix it?
The driver who transported my car from California to Arizona managed to kick the fuse box...
I'm in a bit of a spot.... my gearbox is going back into my early '66 Duetto and my guy who is working on it just noticed the seal in the bell housing may look a little suspect.It seems soft and pliable, but I think he would feel better replacing it.
I believe C/L says it is a 605.16722...
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I've been asked about a build thread for my spider a few times, and realized that the original was languishing in obscurity in the engine conversion thread, as it was originally an ITB build. As explained on the thread, the initial turbo build...
Searches have this procedure all over the lot. This is NOT a BOSCH system. I have a SPICA system with a three hole starter and no lift. I'm looking to change out my starter and before I remove the air filter housing... I know about the shoulders bolts etc. My vision is to remove the air filter...