Back to two Alfas
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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: United Kingdom
Yes you can just about get it off but there is no point doing it like that. The gearbox must be completely stripped and all the plastic bearing races cleaned to get all the swarf out
Do the job properly or do it twice
Thought as much! Thanks Ned. Understand what you're saying. It's gotten slightly louder over the last few days. When accelerating on and off in 6th Gear at cruising speed, the gear stick moves slightly and there is a slight audible 'click' when acceleration is engaged. I think it's time to face facts and do the job.
My father-in-law is a (very busy) mechanic with his own business and has worked on all my Alfas. Is there any recommendations or tips regarding replacement parts (ie what to get / which make - unless OEM only available).
Absolutely dreading it. The sub-frame removal alone is going to be hell on earth, I'm sure.
Rockin' all over the road in Alfas since 1998 including: 164 TS, 164 QV 24v, 166 3.0 Super, 159 JTDM, 75 TS Veloce, 156 1.8 TS Veloce and the Giulietta Cloverleaf.