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timing markings for the cylinderhead

Hey all im just a new alfa owner and im looking for timing markings for the cylinderhead.. i have called around a few shops to see if i can get a manual but no one selling them so its to see if anyone could plz help me out
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There are no timing marks - the cam timing is set using a Top Dead Centre gauge and a set of camlocks which enable the crankshaft and cams to be positioned correctly in relation to each other. There are no published manuals for these cars, but if you check on Ebay there are normally several versions available on DVD for less than you'd pay for a hardcopy version. There are also a number of online descriptions of how to do the job if you do a search. Not a difficult job, but one that needs care to do properly - which is the only way to do it.

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First place to look is the AlfaWorkshop website .. that shows how to tackle a cambelt change.

Then price it all up and you soon realise it's easier and a lot cheaper to get a specialist to do it! As I did today! Thanks Ned and the guys at Autolusso !! Looks like mine was a bit out even though it's pulling like a train and returning good MPG values (the exhaust cam didn't line up on the cam lock).

I was serious considering doing it myself as I've recently changed our 2.0 Peugeot cam belt, but that was a piece of **** compared to the TS engine.

You will probably need a cambelt kit (belt, tensioners and idlers), a balance belt kit (if it's a 2.0 litre), a water pump (mine was worn after only 40000 miles!! ), a new auxiliary belt, and you might also need a new variator (if not the low powered 1.6 engine). Plus cam locks and a DTI gauge.

PS Welcome to the forum by the way! And it helps us if you say what engine you have! I'll assume a TwinSpark but 1.6 or 2.0 in your 147?

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