Originally Posted by Mackay
1)front fog light not working (not bulbs!)
2)rear reversing light not working (not bulbs!)
3)speedo won't go below 20mph
4)brakes (now sorted but want more stopping power)
5)dent in the boot (bit of rust where paint has chipped)
6)gear boxes crunches in 1st and 2nd
I recon considering the age of the car none of them are that bad, once I have sorted them aim is to get a decent set of alloys, lower the suspension, fit front bucket seats (inc harness) and a racing steering wheel.
Any advise on possibe cause of faults would be welcome.
hey and welcome to alfa ownership
1)read above. normaly water in the connectors. had 3 33's with this problems now.
2)again, the switch is prolly your problem here.
3)they are not meant to go below 20!! this is factory spec spedo.
4)DOT 5.1 fluid, braided brake lines, better pads, better discs and a diy master cylinder bracket to stop it moving when you push the pedal. (do a search for this as its been covered before)
5)body shop! a god friend of mine does bodywork at good rates. but he is based near gatwick. so if ya not in the area it would be easier to go to your local body shop.
6)very common problem with the 33 boxes. had this on all of my boxer cars. my current P4 had it's box rebuilt last year and it doesnt crunch at all. cost about £700 to fix. (worth it for a mint P4). if you want this work doing then go to a gearbox place. not just a garage. oh and change the slave cylinder and clutch at the same time.
apart from you dent, these are all very common 33 probs. there is loads of info on the board on how to solve the probs. do a search and see what you can find.