Re: 164QV Gearbox Blown
Aah - the wonders of Alfa driving eh? I sympathise and empathise with you, having had a 166 let go of itself at the most inconvenient place and my 75 losing 90% of its brake pressure without so much as a hint of warning.
If you intend to get your 164 back on the road under your ownership, you may wish to try Alfaspares in Liverpool - a genuine Aladdin's cave of all things Alfa. Telephone number is 0151 9442882. Speak to Trish or Keith. They unearthed a part for me which I thought I would have to wait months or pay a fortune for. They will courier the part to the place of your choice.
In your case a replacement gearbox, even including fitting, will be considerably less expensive than removal/rebuild/reinstallation.
I wish you the best - it would be sad to have to let go of a great car if a solution is feasible and economical. Any more info, please let me know.
Alfa 166, 3.0 litre
Alfa 75 2.0l TS
Alfa Spider 2000