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  1. Cambelt, possibly variator on 2.0 TS 916 Spider

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Morning, I am new to Alfa ownership having bought a 2.0 TS GTV Spider almost on impulse after predominantly looking for Breras and Brera spiders for the past two months. The car is in good nick and the previous owner loved Alfas, having several others in a collection. The gearbox has been...
  2. 166 3.0 cambelt change - won't run

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hello 166 forum members I've a big problem for my first tech post! I have a 166 3.0 auto 1999 model and have just changed the cambelt, bearings and tensioner plus the water pump, thermostat and spark plugs. I used Eldon camlocks and crank timing was set with the marks on the flexplate...
  3. Cambelt replacement 3.2

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi,thinking of replacing Cambelt and water pump on my 3.2 Spider and was wondering what the cost is these days.It was last done about 4 years ago and has done approx 4500 miles since.I know it's not much milage but understand they should be replaced every 5 years or am I being over cautious.
  4. Spider 916 turbo - cambelt change

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My recent purchase of a turbo charged twin spark has been going well. I need to swap the battery for new one but everything else is working as it should. I asked a couple of local Indies about a cambelt change and they said no as it's not a standard car. I use a experienced mechanic for...
  5. Alfa 156 JTS Cambelt Idler torque

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Apologies if this is a duplicate but I can't seem to find the answer in the other cambelt change posts. I'm changing the variator, cambelt, water pump, balancer belt plus associated idlers etc on a 2005 156 JTS I've just bought and I can't seem to find what the torque setting is for the cambelt...
  6. Alfa GT JTD engine help needed with potential cambelt probs

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, Thanks for any help offered folks. So.... I did a service on my beloved Alfa a fortnight ago, including oi, oil filter and air filter, and everything went fine (the fuel filter was changed two years ago, about 15,000 miles, just to give some more info if needed). Then a week ago i had a...
  7. 2.0 Diesel - snapped cambelt now won't start

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So I'm working on a 2010 Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi, I know it's not an Alfa but I'm on this forum anyway and it's mostly the same engine as the 2.0 JTDM, so I hope you don't mind me asking here. I bought the car for a £500 with a snapped cambelt. The car is on 140k miles. I've removed the...
  8. Mito cambelt woes

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi Guys. New member to the forum here just purchased a 2010 MIto 1.4 petrol from a local garage, was really happy with the car when we got it had been told it had had all cambelt, water pump etc however after driving the car the drive seems lumpy and jumpy when driven slow paced -30mph, my fear...
  9. Snapped cambelt & broken rockersH

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, I'm working on a Vauxhall Insignia 2.0 CDTi which shares the same engine as the 2.0 JDTM, so I hope you don't mind me asking here. I've tried on the VX forum but haven't got much in the way of a reply. I bought the car for £500 with a snapped cambelt. I'm hoping the only damage is...
  10. 159 2.4 20v cambelt change

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, I recently purchased a 2007 159,2.4 JTD 210. All is good(although feels a lot slower thn my 147 1.9 jtdm 150hp) It does however need its timing belt and water pump changed, not on miles, but the age. I do all my own work on our cars, although I have never done a timing belt change. I...
  11. Cambelt service 156 TS

    South Africa
    I'm interested in buying an Alfa 156 twinspark but it will need a cambelt service. How much for a full cambelt service these days please, including tensioners etc?
  12. Giulietta cambelt done today

    Alfa Giulietta
    As it was a nice day, and the cambelt was coming up to 4 years old on our G I decided to change it along with the waterpump today. The old belt and waterpump defitely showed signs of wear, although I don't think anything was close to failing. It wasn't too difficult, apart from this guide...
  13. 3.2 V6 Busso Cambelt Change Tools Hire/Buy?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, Just reading about the task of changing the cambelt on the busso engine, i'm not put off by the job, seems simple enough just long winded, but the amount of tools needed is offsetting the savings versus just sending it into a specialist. Seems i need at least a 42mm socket, a dti, the...
  14. Alfa 156 1.8 TS Cambelt replacement

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all Happy to find this forum. I have a question related to replacement of the cambelt for a 156, 1.8 TwinSpark, 2001. The timing belt was changed the 26/04/13 when the car was 32,742 miles. Today 20/04/19 the car has 45,449 miles and I haven't changed the cambelt. The time interval for the...
  15. Cambelt question

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello all,I have an Alfa 147 1.6 TS '07 This year it'll be due to have a cambelt replaced done,as it has been 3 years since last done,and the service interval has been downgraded from 5 years to 3. I barely done 15.000 miles,but 3 years are already over. Anyone knows a good, possibly not too...
  16. 159 2.4jtdm Cambelt Timing

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I’ve been a mechanic all my life and must have changed hundreds of cambelts but this is giving me an headache. The cambelt had jumped several teeth and broke 4 rockers. Took the cylinder head off to make sure there was no damage to the valves, replaced all 20 rockers, re fitted cylinder head...
  17. 3.2l V6 Cam-belt Tensioner tool

    South Africa
    Hi All, Anyone know where one could buy or rent a set of cam locks for a 3.2 V6 2007 motor. looks like my water pump has either packed up or is in the process of packing up. Lovely rattle sound coming from the cam belt housing when i rev the motor.
  18. Cambelt change

    Alfa Giulietta
    My 1.4 MA 170 is coming up for five years old and has done 30,000 miles, so is due a cambelt change. Is it still wise to do the waterpump at the same time as with the old TS, and V6 engines? What are peoples thoughts? The belt looked ok when I had the top cover off to do the MA filter, but...
  19. Cambelt change prior to selling 156 GTA, or...?

    Alfa GTA
    Hello, After ten years of wonderful ownership, I've decided it's time to sell my GTA. However, this has thrown up a dilemma and as I've read and respected many of your opinions over the years, I'd appreciate any thoughts you have... The car had an engine rebuild (Autolusso) in October 2015...
  20. Cambelt and Water Pump

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have had my 159 just over 2 years now, I bought it at 63,000 miles. The belt and pump had been done at 51,000 miles about 2 years previous. That getting to around 4 years and now done 86,000 miles. Do you reckon it's time to do the pump and belt again? I spoke to a local garage who are...