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  1. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Guys I need some help, my selespeed actuator has developed an oil leak. Does anyone know of an o-ring or seal kit for the 147 actuator? This look like its goiing to be an expensive exercise. :( Thanks
  2. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have had a niggling erratic idling problem for a while now and have been told it may well be the Idle Actuator. The idle speed will suddenly drop to approximately 700 rpm as if it's about to stall then over compensate by revving to approximately 1300 rpm. Has anyone changed one of these...
  3. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, doe`s anyone know the secret of how to remove the actuator on the g/box of a 156 sellespeed. hopefully mick.
  4. Alfa 145 & 146
    A couple of weeks before I part Ex my 96 p plate cloverleaf, an annoying problem has reared it's head. I think the car knows it's going and has decided to give me grief :confused: but anyway I digress. A couple of days ago, the clover hessitated under acceleration, injection light came on...
  5. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Well after doign the throttle butterfly thing with some carb cleaner, I got the usual erratic tickover. Couldn't get it to reset happily so as she's being serviced I am getting them to look at it. It turns out there's a problem with the idle actuator. . . so the question is, how much do we think...
  6. Alfa 155
    Thought I'd have atinker the other night..... :rolleyes: Revs at idle on the twinny have always had this annoying habit of rising and then dropping a fraction when you pull to a stop. Not a major issue but one that would be easy to sort......or so I thought! Undid the two torx bits, sprayed...
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Read that some cars with auto transmission are using after market ATF cooler to cool their auto boxes. With the seals of the actuator known to give way after 60,000 km or so maybe cooling the actuator or the selespeed gearbox will reduce wear. Has anyone tried this? Comments anyone? Cheers
  8. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I noticed that there's a very small orifice on the actuator that sometime leaks a little oil, is it normal? What is the purpose of this orifice? Is it some kind of pressure relieve? The orifice (about 0.5mm diameter) is located above the "SELESPEED" at the back of the actuator, facing the...
  9. Alfa 145 & 146
    i have been mooching tru old posts trying to sort out this damn idle problem and somone suggested cleaning out the idle actuator.....where is it?How do I go about cleaning it out....there was a link to a 155 site but you had to go thru the whole login and I couldnt be arsed
  10. Alfa 145 & 146
    Sorry to bring up the subject of idle actuators again, but on my '99 146ti... I took mine off after first removing the throttle body, opened it up to see if there was anything amiss that could be causing the erratic idle (900 down to 500rpm and the occasional stall), couldn't see any problems so...
  11. Alfa 145 & 146
    I have the 155 BHP engine (I think) as it has the plastic cover. Does anyone know where the idle actuator is located? I have read in previous threads that it is on the left of the Throttle housing, but I think it is different on this model. If it is there then what does it look like as I...
  12. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I beleive it needs cleaning! Any ideas?