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  1. Balance belt

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello A couple of weeks ago I proceeded to change my 156 2.0 2002 twin spark engine belts (cam and poli V), but i decided to leave it w/o the balance belt. Some people claim that is a good option at the expense of a little increase in vibration. The thing is that the engine now vibrates...
  2. 156 SW still juddering after whhel balance and tracking check

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 156 SW is still juddering after having the front wheels balanced and the tracking checked. Even at low speeds it is felt, and can be bad but as speed increases it's less noticeable but still there.
  3. 3.2 flywheel/pulley/crank balance

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Bought 3.2 engine from Thesis. Same internals like GTA engine, only camshafts different. Have 3.2 cams already. Problem is that Thesis use automatic GB. And no flywheel as in other V6..... Should i get any V6 flywheel with or without crankshaft pulley(have one from Thesis and my existing combo...
  4. Decent garage for tracking adjustment near Geneva

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi all, Apologies, I posted this in the 916 GTV forum, but it's a niche request so perhaps it'll be better here! I've moved down to CERN near Geneva for a year or so, and given the close proximity to mountain roads I had to take the GTV! However on the long drive down, and more so since, it...
  5. Balance belt question

    Tuning & Upgrades
    I have searched regarding the 2.0TS Balance belt yet I still havent found a full answer. I have a 2003 2.0TS 147 with around 84,000 on the clock. Generally she is in good condition apart from the variator knock on start up. However recently I noticed a bit of a strange noise after using the A/c...
  6. CAMbelt age - how risky?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello so I'm in a dilemma about my CAM belt/ Timing belt and also Balance Belt.... I had both Belts, Tensioners, Pulleys, Variator, Waterpump and therefore Coolant all done at about 79K... Previous belt change previous owner about 59K... I've now hit 90K, but have only done 11K on those...
  7. Thinking of adding tyre pressure monitor valves, could they affect wheel balance?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello guys, Thinking of buying these as part of a gearbest order, they seem to have good reviews and would be handy to keep an eye on tyre pressures 4Pcs Air Pressure Monitor Indicator Alert Valve Stem Cap 2.4Bar-3.60 and Free Shipping| Do you think they could affect wheel...
  8. Top tip for tensioning balance belt

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I did the cam belt and tensioner a few months ago but was never happy with a kind of whining noise coming from the belts area. Some people told me these engines had a tendency to whine after a new belt so I left it for a while to see if it died down. But it didn't. At first I thought it...
  9. Balance belts

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Are all the balance belts the same for all 4 cyl models
  10. 147 2.0 TS balance belt

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello again, Just in the process of replacing my cambelt & water pump and noticed the balance belt is not fitted! Can anyone tell me if it is ok to run the car without it? And what exactly does it do? Seems a bit funny that Alfa would go to the trouble of fitting one if it isn't even required......
  11. Balance belt failure

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    After countless hours of work and £1200 in bills I was finally happy with how the Spider was running and making plans to do the belts after I finish my exams in May. No such luck! Just arriving home from a short trip today the car started making a very unpleasant whirring noise, followed by a...
  12. Alfetta clutch/flywheel balance essential?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I am about to replace the clutch in my '79 Alfetta GTV2.0. The manual says the clutch and flywheel are balanced as a unit and must be replaced entire, or if a new pressure plate and friction plate are fitted to the flywheel, the whole assembly needs to be rebalanced. But several Alfa enthusiasts...
  13. Balance belt tensioner Noise

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, I just replaced timing belt/tensioner/idler and balacence shaft belt and tensioner on my Spider 2002 2 lt CF3. I have whinning noise from the tensioner, only after warm up, not at cold start. I am 100% sure is the tensioner as I removed belt and tensioner and no more noise. The tensioner...
  14. Whirr at high speeds - Tyre balance or sthg else?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Just came back from S France - another intercontinental perfect journey in the 166. I noticed that at high speed (~ 80mph) on the ultra smooth French autoroutes, I got a mid to high pitch whirring sound from what seemed the rear wheel(s). Is this a wheel slightly off balance or could it be...
  15. Balance weight on left hand side driveshaft

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, I am looking for advice on what appears to be some form of balance weight bolted around the left hand drive shaft. I misdiagnosed a regular metallic click in the suspension area that only occurred whilst on full right hand lock as being a worn cv joint. Changing the cv joint did not fix...
  16. 2.0lt balance belt for dummies?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have installed a bew balance belt but since the old one was missing I am not sure about installing the tensioner. Biggest prob is figuring out just how to use the small tensioner tool that came with it. Attached photo of the new tensioner. I was not sure if the hole on the lug should go...
  17. 147 Brake Balance

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello, Referring to my 2001 1.6TS 147 It failed its MOT today on front brake balance. Its showing a 30% difference on the front Axel. I cleaned and greased everything, the front calipers are not seized, the pads can run freely in their channel andthe slider pins move free and easy. I also...
  18. Balance belt - 126 or 130 teeth??

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi Guys, I've tried to find info here and everywhere, but i'm a bit confused, so starting a new thread because: I want to know which balance belt I need for my GTV. It's a 2.0TS, CF3 engine, engine code: AR32310, year 2001. Is it the 126 or the 130 teeth version??? I'm ordering the belt from...
  19. Replacing balance shaft belt on 2lt ts

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have the parts, belt, tensioner and tool, and will do this job following the description on Alfaworshop. Looks pretty straight forward. Any additional tips from someone who has done this would be cool. Cheers Bill
  20. Cam belt and balance shaft belt tensioning

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I am about to change the exhaust cam together with both belts on my Spider (1996) 2lt TS. I would like to make the two tensioning tools for the belts. Can anyone supply a working drawing with dimensions? The car has aircon, does this make any difference to the length of the tool? Thanks in...