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  1. Spacer question. Sorry in advance on behalf of the idiots! Lol !

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Spacer question. Now I have a question. I almost don't want to ask as I've seen the way spacer questions tend to go on here.....we all know which over opinionated members we are talking about. So I don't need to know anything about how dangerous they are...(I'm going hubcentric and I've used...
  2. 156 V6 MES spark advance

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi. I have negative spark advance values, from -6 on idle to around -40 on high revs. Is this how it should be ? Engine is not knocking, spark plugs looks okay.
  3. Alfa Sprint vacuum advance

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hello, Does anyone have access to a Weber 36 IDF that has the vacuum port? My 88 Sprint has a distributor with vacuum advance but no port on the carburetor so I was thinking of drilling and tapping where the blanking is but I would like to know if it's just a straight trough hole or something...
  4. Max. spark advance on 2.0 16v TS

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    I've been looking into DIY remaping, and wanted to know, what is the maximum spark advance the 2.0 TS engine can take before things start to go bang?
  5. Vacuum Meter Setup on 33 Dual Dell Orto's - 0 Vacuum on Advance Line

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Good Afternoon, I have 1994 Alfa 33 with Carbs Dellorto fitted with Original Dual Carb Airfilter but K&N. I wanted to add a Vacuum Gauge to see how the car is running but when I connect it to the Distributor Vacuum Advance (LH Carb Outlet) I only get 5 - 10 mmHg when i accelerate and as soon...
  6. how much ignition advance is needed for 1.7 16v?

    Alfa 145 & 146
    please enlighten me :) problem is: 0 ignition advance at IDLE. 146 1.7 16v boxer (motronic 2.10.3) electronic injection. have advance only at cold fire up (18 degrees), when rpms are up for enrichment. when hotter, Multiecuscan shows 0 advance. strobo light when connectet to Cyl 1 wire, fires...
  7. apologies in advance.....

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    hi - I'm sorry to be asking another wheel question but I think I must have "wheel dyslexia"... I know the current trend is for people fitting 17 and above to the gtv but... can any of those with superior understanding of wheel fitment tell me, will the following fit a 2002 Gtv v6 (front...
  8. TS: what is the stock ignition advance at WOT ?

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi, Would someone know the ignition advance stock TS engines must have ? According to OBDII I'm getting 21 degrees on my 1.8TS from 4000rpm up to 7000 which looks low. 1.8 or 2.0 should be close to each other. If by chance you had the air flow at WOT I'd be interested as well. Thanks
  9. Hello, and apologies in Advance

    Introduce Yourself
    Well, Finally gone and done it and bought my first Alfa at the ripe age of 41. (Me, not the car) Its a 140 2.0TS Lusso Selespeed that I bought "blind" over the internet via another forum I use. Got it cheap as its an MOT failure, but am hoping to get it back on the road when time permits, as...
  10. Vacuum Advance on Weber carbs...?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hi all, I'm swapping the Solex carbs out for a set of webers, from a similar aged alfa. Everything is good except that I can't work out where the vacuum advance pipe from the dizzy should go. Any advice please? There are cream/yellow coloured caps on the RHS of both carbs and I wondered if...
  11. Anyone bought a used Giulietta on 2 year gmfv advance payment plan?

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi. Been looking at mangoletsi website and they do a 2yr finance plan where you buy the vehicle for set price minus a gmfv. Basically car is 15k, give you a gmfv £10000 for example, so you have to pay them £5k to have the car 2 years and then you either buy it in 2 years, make a bit of profit on...
  12. Measuring distributor max timing advance

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    I wanted to start a new thread more related to this technical question. I recently came across an Alfa romeo manual with instructions of how to modify and adjust the advance curve of a Bosch distributor. After removing several parts, (interrupter,stator plate, circlips etc) you have access...
  13. Timing advance on 2.0 16v T.Spark?

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Does anybody here know what the maximum timing advance on the 2.0 16v T.Sparks like on 156 run? I have a turbocharged 156 2.0 and I'm busy rebuilding the motor.
  14. An Advance Apology....

    Alfa GTA
    I apologise in advance for the little bit of BS I may put in the upcoming for sale advert. For some unknown reason the rear suspension noise has returned. No idea how or why, but I'm going to mention the cause as rear hub bushes on the advert. If anyone on here knows someone who may be...
  15. 156 JTS - FES says Spark Advance = 0

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Dear all I will appreciate to understand why FES report Spark Advance as Zero for mt JTS. I tried it on both my 2004 and 2005 JTS and both reported zero value regardless of RPM. Does this mean I have a problem sensor etc? If so which sensor is it that I need replacing? Or is the zero results...
  16. Damper device for dizzy vacuum advance mechanism

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Quick question alfistas. The small cylindrical device that dampens the vacuum fluctuations between the carb and dizzy advance mechanism goes which way? There is an arrow on it. Is this meant to point towards the carb or dizzy? I have mine pointing towards the carb. Just been having issues...
  17. advance notice...selling my 159SW lusso 2.4 '58'

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    A few of you may remember my post here a few weeks back about news of unexpected arrival of twins this autumn. (children nos. 2 and 3!). Need more room for 3 x child seats, mega buggy etc...chelsea tractor here we come... :( So I'm coming to terms with the idea of selling my 2.4SW now :cry: -...
  18. Another 'Advance Warning' - I'm coming up too

    North Scotland
    I'll be on Skye on the 22nd and 23rd June and Harris/Lewis 24th to 28th. So if you see a black 159 Sportwagon + roofbox (:() + the 'missus' + 2 dogs, that'll be me. Feel free to stop and chat - don't be shy! :D
  19. Twin Dellorto Carbs Vacuum Advance Question

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Good Afternoon, Been a while busy with a new job... anyhow I got some time to finally pay some good attention to my 33. Anyway after replacing a gunged up Fuel Pump I noticed that when I remove the Vaccum Advance tubing from the Left Carb or from the Distributor, nothing happens in terms of...
  20. Where to buy advance variator

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Hi. Where I can buy new type of advance variator with OE number 60666199 in UK? It's for my alfa romeo 145 1.4 TS engine. I would also buy camshaft lock tools for 1.4 TS engine and repair kit set for variator. I found variator here on this site, but i'm not sure if it's original...