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  1. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Any one had a failure of belts within 4 or 5 years since the recommended change every 3 years? Just wondered as my car is low mileage last 3 years since belts changed & I have to date thought OK to last 4 or so years.
  2. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Anyone know a good source for buying cam locks in Australia. Just bought a 2004 GT 3.2 and cam belt last changed in 2012. Even though it's only done 49,000 since change it's been over 5 years so want to play safe. I plan to keep the GT for a while so happy to buy tools.
  3. Alfa 164 & 166
    I found a couple of these in the bottom of a parts box. I think they're the tensioners for the early 3.0 24v used in the 164, but I'm not 100% sure. Anyone know for sure if these are 164 tensioners? And if so, how do I test if they still work OK? Both seem to spin freely but I can't work out...
  4. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    My 159 Q4 cam chain is on 112000, I am daunted by the cost of the clutch and chain going in the same year, I would like to start a survey of how many miles people have got their chains to?
  5. Alfa GTA
    Just had my Cambelt and tensioner etc replaced a couple of weeks ago. Started having a problem with it starting occasionally, with no dashboard fault. Turning over but refusing to fire. On Multiecuscan it came up with RPM Sensor fault. My mechanic said when doing the cambelt change one of the...
  6. General Alfa Discussion
    Technical question for you all...... do all 12V cam covers fit all other 12V V6 engines??? Or can I fit the nice plainer clean looking early cam covers to the later engine???? To be more specific, will the plainer early covers fit a 2.0 Turbo block? Which is the same a 3.0 164 block on the...
  7. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    cam belt snapped on m1 slip road (very embarassing 1 mile tailback) heard it flapping and then go 5 secs later when i pulled off to try and get to the side of the road ive dropped it at mechanics said hes busy for a week or two so ive left it with him what are forums thoughts 1. obviously...
  8. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi - I would like to make a 1700 boxer look like a stock 1500 twin carb. I think I'm correct in saying the heads (and pistons) are different so a simple head swap will not work. To this end is it possible to fit the cam housings from a 1500 to 1700? If so what issues will I face? Thanks :-)
  9. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi guys, I have to change the cambelt of my bella. What else should I do while doing that? I am thinking of the water pump and maybe swirl flap removal?
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All, I think i have an oil leak from a cam cover gasket on my 2005 3.2 V6 Busso, i can't quite tell as there is oil tracking all over the place, but i think its from the front cam cover. Are there any gotchas in replacing the cam cover gasket, or is it straight forward? Anyone know the part...
  11. Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Just about to reassemble my 2.0 JTS motor having had the head skimmed. This being my first JTS, I bought a set of JTS cam locks along with the head gasket set and various other bits and pieces from Alfa Workshop. However - there are no instructions with the locks as to which cam lobes they fit...
  12. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Edit: @Admin please delete. Found the information. Thank
  13. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Evening all I have opted to get the belt and pump done asap. This is due to me changing a few parts on the car and tbh i think theres been some fibbing about how much the previous owner loved her!! Parts have been purchased and I am looking to see if theres anyone on here close enough to me...
  14. Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi guys, Got the twins spark cam lock tool for sale on eBay. It’s for any 1.8 / 2.0 twin spark. Looking for £20 plus £3.99 postage please message me if interested. Thanks, Paul
  15. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Good evening all, am finding myself on the brink of disposing of my beloved Brera although the two breakdown recovery drivers this month have both commented how fab she looks ?. Anyhoo, having broken down the second time I had it recovered to my local garage where they discovered that the...
  16. Alfa GTA
    just though I'd update you on my findings: RE: this thread: Being the curious type, I’ve had a look at the engine and last night I got the aux belt and those bloody cam covers off! To find.... The belt not...
  17. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Just to give an update on this thread of my exploits in upgrades to my GTV If reading for first tome or to remind you car is a 1999 Phase 2 3.0 CF2. Thus numbers are for a 20 year old car. The idea was to do something a litttle bit to add to the other changes on car mainly handling by a small...
  18. Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi Can anybody recommend an Alfa specialist in the Banbury area (or Oxford, Northampton, Leamington, Milton Keynes etc) who could replace the cam belt and water pump on a brand new 2.5V6 engine (on a pallet)? Would be good if they could also fit Quaife LSD to gearbox. Even better if they can...
  19. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I had the cam belts done a few months ago and have noticed since then intermittent smells of burning oil from the engine department. I can't see any obvious leaks, there is nothing evident under the car. Sniffing around with the bonnet open suggests the smell is from behind the rear cylinder...
  20. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Found these in the back of the garage. I remember buying these separately then having to buy a kit to get some of the others I needed when I changed the head gasket on the 156. Cam cover seal £12.50 Inlet manifold gasket £7.50 (See attached pic for type) plus postage costs
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