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Hi, I'm fairly new to the site but not to Alfa ownership. I'm looking for some advice on where I might find and what is the best manual available for the later V6 engines (156/166 GT, GTV 3.2 etc). I'm researching a project and want to see what is involved in the breakdown, checking and rebuilding of these engines - I used to race suds many years ago and was frequently rebuilding the engines but things have moved on a tad since then, I understand that the cranks can't be refaced - true? Any assitance / advice greatly received - if the project goes ahead I'm sure I'll be back with loads more Qs. Current Alfa - 1978 Spider with more history than you can shake a very big naughty stick at! PS - apologies if this has been asked a million times before.
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I've just rebuilt a 3.2 and had the same problem. I had what appears to be the official 156 engine manual, but it is largely incomprehensible gibberish - the only bit that helped was a picture of the aux belt layout, and the torque settings. If you can make sense of the manual, the engine will be no problem. The only non intuitive bit in my rebuild was the orientation of pistons and rods. Ask on here or find a tame specialist for anything really hard. I never had the crank out of mine as it was a belt failure, so new valves + big ends etc.
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The only manual available is rip-off copies of "elearn" ... and that has limitations as it's unlikely to give you any real engine specs .. it was also translated from Italian to English and has gaps and incorrect words ...

Didn't think the GTV came with 3.2 as standard .. 3.0? 3.2 was the 156/147 GTA and Brera/Spider engine ... has yours been converted?
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The only manual available is rip-off copies of "elearn" ... and that has limitations as it's unlikely to give you any real engine specs .. it was also translated from Italian to English and has gaps and incorrect words ...

Didn't think the GTV came with 3.2 as standard .. 3.0? 3.2 was the 156/147 GTA and Brera/Spider engine ... has yours been converted?
Some technical data, tolerances and torque settings are available from the pdf 'Update' (actual pdf pages 28 to 48), part of the GTV workshop manuals https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/4065996-post59.html, does not cover dismantling the removed engine.

Phase 3 'big-nose' GTVs had the 3.2 engine.
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Phase 3 'big-nose' GTVs had the 3.2 engine.
Thanks for putting me straight! You learn something new everyday!
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I have the e-learn manual and imo its really just a fitter manual and not a great deal of use. Some of the pictures are ok, but not ideal
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