I was talking about the lorry, obviously it is going to come out of this much worse off than the 164 !!! I have found the electrics to be good in general (poor connecters usually) but the cost factor if you do not know what you are doing can hurt.
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Howard:
<strong>164's problems are not rust.......Italian electronics are it's main downfall & the subsequent cost of repair</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I thought the 164 was the first Alfa to use "German" electrics. I seem to remember that being used as a selling point (i.e. Nothing to worry about Sir, this one has German electrics!!) Was I hallucinating?
For six months, nothing went wrong with my 145 except for the German electrics. Mostly little bits - the most annoying was the German leccy window switch. Just cos it's made in Germany doesn't mean it is any good.
The 12v Cloverleafs (pre 1993) got Auto suspension control, more power due to bigger chrome inlet pipes and I think cams were different (200bhp), sideskirts and front/rear skirts, "sausage cutter" alloys which were wider and bigger than standard fitment and basically every extra was standard, much the same as the 24v versions but the 24v went up to 230bhp and had a big redesign of interior plus new headlights and new style wheels etc.