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Nope on the hoses probably have to be off a parted Euro spec after that 629xxxx chassis.Hi Steve.
I apologize. That's what I "thought" I read somewhere. I'm not sure what that fuse is named / coded. However, I will look in to those fuses as you have asked me to. Will report findings asap.
Any idea if those pressure hoses can be bought from somewhere, somehow?
Thank you for the detailed info as always, Steve!
Should be a breaker in UK, too I would think.Oh. I thought as much.
I'll try looking for it in Netherlands. The only problem with that is the shipping from there. If it was the UK, shipping would have been much more economical and easier to source.
Anyways, thank you Steve.
Hello alfa world!
Wow, it's been a real long time since I last typed alfabb.com on my browser!.... And a real lonnnnggggg time since I last drove my 164. in fact, just about a year now!
The forum has always been very useful to me and everyone else across the world, and not visiting it in a long time, somehow, seems to create some kinda wierd feeling. Honestly. May be I just miss my car?
Anyway, Not sure if you guys remember, but I posted on the forum about the accident I met with my 164 on the 9th of December last year. Just a month less than a year ago. Well, as a matter of fact, the car has been hibernating in my garage ever since. Surprisingly only one tire has gone flat. The rest have somehow held on! The battery is obviously dead.
Enough beating around the bush. I'm happy to announce to my fellow alfistis (is that the right word?!) that it's now time for resurrection. Well not actually resurrection as the car only suffers from a damaged body on the front end. Engine and every thing else is just fine. it's wake up time for my little alfa!
I've been very lucky in sourcing almost all the parts I needed for the 164, from Netherlands. Mine is the UK version (2.0L Twin Spark) and the parts are the same, thankfully. The president of the Netherlands 164 registry (Mr. Hendrik Koerts, who may or may not be on the forum here) had a few 164s he was breaking (BTW, he has about 7 or 8 164s in his garage. I know, awesome as hell!) and I managed to get nearly everything I needed from them before the bare bodies were sent for recycling.
He's a great guy and very helpful too and he's got a load of spares in his garage. In case anyone here needs ANYTHING, PM me and I'll send you his details with his consent. I actually found him on the 164 Facebook group. so those of you not on that group yet, HOW DARE YOU? I'm just kidding. Go join the group soon. It's useful without doubt! At least, it was for me
So I've gotten a used genuine alfa 164 windshield with the trims (talk about being lucky!) to replace mine which developed two cracks on the top two corners. I have no idea how those cracks actually appeared. Seriously! It appeared before the accident. The accident did not cause any damage to the windshield. It only left the headlight on the passenger side smashed to pieces, and the left side front fender panel, bumper and bonnet all bent and damaged.
I've gotten replacements for all of the damaged parts including the bonnet and fender.
The replacement headlights I've gotten are the euro bosch lights with electronic beam level / height adjusters. (I actually never knew the electric adjusters existed for the 164!)
The car will be towed away for a full paint and mechanical repairs this weekend.
While under repairs, I hope to replace my hvac console unit from the switch type to the touch button type (I've got the complete wiring, fuses, temp sensor etc). Also, the mirrors will be replaced with the fully electric mirrors like on the super or QV.
In addition, I'm contemplating on adding a reverse sensor and camera unit with a rear view mirror which has a built in monitor and dash cam. That way I don't have to have a clumsy monitor on the middle of the windshield or modify the center console to fit a 7" dvd player for the reverse camera monitor. I'd like to know your take on it? I seriously need it coz im very bad at reversing at night, especially in tight spots.
And here is the help I'm looking for from the forum:
1. Could someone kindly share the original paint code of the red color paint? Also what is the original paint code of the bottom half of the car?
I'm not changing the color. I'm keeping the original factory color. However, many years ago, some stupid painter had the bottom half painted full black instead of the original color. So I'd greatly appreciate if someone here could share those paint codes with me.
2. The speedometer has some kinda problem where it works only intermittently. It works, then goes off, then works again.... And the cycle repeats. I was browsing through the forum a few hours ago when I found a recent thread about it. Looks like the i35 relay (according to steve) is malfunctioning. I'll go through that thread again as its the exact same problem I have. However, I wouldn't mind of anyone could summarise a solution right here. I'm anyway taking the whole dash off (to fit the windshield, new center console etc) so it would be much easier to work on this issue as well.
3. The car was never started after the accident (as the radiator was damaged and all the coolant leaked out. So I was afraid of busting the engine) and therefore what are the things I would need to inspect or do before I put in the new battery + radiator and start the car up?
3. Could anyone let me know if they have the following bits and pieces for the 164:
# high and low pressure plastic fuel hoses that connect to the top of the fuel pump. I cut the high pressure hose in mine out of anger when the **** thing wouldn't come off. Bad decision, I know.
# left door key lock barrel
# brand new clutch master (benditalia part number: 1421983)
# all relays to the speedometer area
# new hand brake cable
# radiator coolant tank cap
I apologize if it's wrong to post a request for parts on this section. If it is wrong, please do let me know and I'll remove it.
Thank you all in advance