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  1. Cooling system bleed valve

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi All, Looking for help as the 2 dealers I have called, can't. I replaced my thermostat yesterday on my 2L JTDM2 Giulietta and when refilling the system I used the 2 air bleed valves to remove the air. the first exit for air is under the blue screw cap right next to the thermostat, this one...
  2. alfa 156 clutch bleed the easy way

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    after having scoured the internet on how to bleed the clutch on my 156 i had serious problems getting all the air out after replacing the master cylinder and decided to write a quick guide for others struggling with the same issue all the other guides i had read suggested the correct way to do...
  3. bleed screw v6

    Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    Hi guys on the hunt for a bleed screw for the thermostat on my 164 . Been told they use the same stat any idea where I can get one.????Getting desperate.:cry: Cheers.
  4. Clutch/Brake fluid bleed procedure

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Does anyone know the correct bleed procedure for a 1.9jtdm. I have located the slave bleed screw on the clutch. I have full version of MES for running the ABS module. Im assuming it will have to be done starting from the back brakes?
  5. Brake bleed screw - HELP

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys, It's a random question, does anyone know what size the brake bleed screws are on the 1.9jtdm 159SW? Both of my rear nipples have snapped off (it makes your eyes water when it happens) and I've got to drill them out, hopefully without having to re-tap them and fit bigger screws...
  6. Bleed cooling system 159 1.9jtdm 16v 2007

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Just changed the timing belt and water pump on the mrs's 159 1.9jtdm 16v 2007, lost a litre or so of coolant when swapping pumps, so topped up the reservoir to max and opened the bleed screw next to the thermostat... no air only coolant. Have run the car up to temp with heating on full...
  7. Coolant bleed screw 2.4jtdm snapped off!

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Changing my thermostat today and the plastic coolant bleed screw in front of the engine snapped off like it was made of chocolate. Questions as follows: 1 - how do I get out what's left without dropping bits in to the system that could cause problems or should I not worry too much and just...
  8. Correct way to bleed brakes on a 147?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'm changing my front brakes tomorrow and thought of changing the brake fluid at the same time. I know it hasn't been done in a while and the brakes are a little spongy and would like to sharpen them up. I know the method of just sucking out the fluid in the reservoir, replacing with fresh and...
  9. 159 bleed nipples

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    just changed my discs and pads yesterday, which im going to add was surprisingly easy. however i was lured into a false sense of security. i began bleeding the system and found the bleed nipple thread had stripped, so unfortunately when i did it back up, it was still leaking a little bit. i...
  10. 156 Clutch Bleed Issue

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have a 2001 156 2.4 JTD which started to loose the clutch pedal about 6 months ago. I put this down to the slave cylinder which has since been replaced. The clutch took a lot of bleeding, much more than to be expected but eventually got a pedal back. As time has gone on, the pedal as...
  11. Bleed nipple disaster

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello. I am refurbishing some rear brake callipers that I have spare and intend to paint and fit to my spider. Now, both Bleed nipples were stuck solid and I tried heat, freeze but still would not budge, I sheered one nipple off and the other I cut off. I drilled through one of the bleed...
  12. Brake Seized - can't bleed lines

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi everyone, My 166 has been in my local (old school) mechanics for the last few weeks. This particular saga started with the handbrake cable snapping, but I continued to use the car. After about a week the front calliper seized and I was going nowhere. I took the car to my mechanic and he...
  13. Fuel Rail Bleed Valves

    Alfa GTA
    Hi All, Does anyone have info on how to safely remove the bleed valves from the end of the fuel rails? And why did they use some daft fuel pipe to link the fuel rails together??? Cheers
  14. Radiator bleed screw leaking... Any fixes?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, The radiator bleed screw is leaking on my 1.6. Is there a way to fix this? Does the bleed screw come all the way out? If so, would PTFE tape work? Ideally need this fixed today as I need the car for work for the rest of the week. Cheers all.
  15. How to bleed diesel fuel filter

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have replaced the fuel filter. Do I need to manually bleed it before I start the engine? Some say yes, some say no and just insert the key and let the fuel pump fill the filter. I can't see a way to do it manually without some external rubber pump which I don't have. And if I just let the...
  16. Coolant Bleed steps

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all; the day before Xmas I heard some hissing comeing from the engine after a relatively short drive in the hot weather. the coolant reserve bottle was damaged from the connector out that goes to the top of the engine (thinner hose). i made a mistake by adding a few hunder mL of green...
  17. GTV Radiator Bleed help required...please

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Afternoon Had a replacement rad turn up yesterday which I installed this morning I then put coolant in along with water into the header. Left the cap off and started the engine Let it warm up and get to about 95 when the fans would kick in Done this for half hour with the fans kicking in...
  18. How do you bleed the concentric slave cyl?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just wondered if to bleed the slave on the 147 you release the clip then pull the pipe out to the first notch then pump the pedal or is it a different method ? Does it need to be running or not? Any advice would be great:thumbs:
  19. just bleed my spider(renewal brake fluid)

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    just bleed my spider today. info for you 8mm nipples on front, 11mm nipples on rears, used the easy bleed, not above 15 psi, it can blow seals if to high (psi). but i did find the rear nipples were very tight, i could only undo and re- tighten using a half inch drive, 6 sided 11 mm...
  20. bleed master cylinder?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    i have replaced the brake servo and master cylinder on my s4 spider,but i didn't bench bleed the master cylinder before putting it in.will a good bleed of the system remove all the air from the master cylinder or do i need to bleed the master cylinder? and how do i bench bleed the master?