1, Load up Examiner or Alfadiag and select the "Selespeed" ECU, connect and then go to the "Sensor" tab, in the drop down menu select "Clutch Adjustment Position" and check the position on the graph. If it is outside of 28 - 28.5mm then continue, otherwise your done.
Ok guys, after weeks of messing around with Alfadiag and trying to get it working on a laptop ( any one will do ! ), I have finally managed to connect to the 147 s/speed with a view to adjusting the rod position. ( history - had years of selespeed problems that resulted in a s/s pump change about 2.5 years ago and now playing up again - been in and out of Alfa's on numerous occassions with no end result, grr.
) Anyway, it has been very jumpy from stand still ( kangerooing like mad sometimes, especially when hot ).
Decided to have a look at this 28mm reading.
Mine was about 18mm ( I had been adjusting manually/guessing before
5, Now to adjust the rod you hold the piston still and rotate the larger 19mm rod, out to increase the length of corse. Watch the display as you do it to ensure you don't go too far, when it'sin limits lock off the 10mm nut and refit the dust cover
I can make some adjustment up to about 21.5mm, but then nothing. I was turning the nut by hand at first then with an adjustable, but nothing more. It stayed at 21.5mm. I didn't want to over do it as the rod looked like it would not move out anymore and it was getting very tight ! ).
6, Now click the "Actuators" tab and select "Calibration Routines", Bleed the clutch and then run the EOL Auto adjust. You'll hear a lot of whiring and clunking, that's normal, just keep your fingers out of the way.
I decided to carry out these two routines anyway, just for the hell of it.
I have yet to road test her, but am not holding my breath.
Question is, if my reading will not go anywhere near 28mm, is my clutch shot ?
I think the question may have been asked on this thread before, but I dont think it was answered.
Any ideas please gents ? ( I wonder if this is why Alfa's have had it and not managed to fix it yet ?
NB - there is another clutch routine that sets the pinch point, but that does not seem to work. Does it apply to s/speeds?