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  1. Crank bearings/bottom end failure (v6)

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    So, took my 159 into the garage today. Diagnosis is that it's a crank bearing that's gone. He says it's a big job, too big for him to want to take on. Anyone had this done before? How much are we talking? I realise it's likely to be an engine out job so that adds a chunk of labour hours right...
  2. 2.0 TS crank disassembly

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Having never stripped down an engine before and probably having misunderstood the method for loosening of big end and main bearing bolts I found one of them to have been very tight and another that felt very unusual as it was loosened - seeming to undo far more threads than any of the other...
  3. 164 crank sensor

    Alfa 164 & 166
    anybody know a link for an M reg 1995 3.0 24v 164 crank sensor, or part number for such. prefer genuine bosch
  4. Engine cut out, crank shaft sensor

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    A few days ago my 1.6 cut out, EML came on and as I had my ODB cable in the car, I checked the fault. It was P0335 CPS circuit malfunction. Car started up again, so I left the fault there and drove home. Checked again and the fault was intermittant (rather than present). I cleared it and it's...
  5. Crank pulley bolt torque?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I'm hoping to fit a new ribbed belt crank pulley (TVD) to my 2.0JTDm this weekend...I say hopefully as I was supposed to have the part last Tuesday via a 24 hour courier ....several stroppy emails later and I still don't have it! Anyway....assuming it comes does anybody know the correct torque...
  6. 1.5 block with 1.7 crank

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi All, As I am new to this forum, please be gentle :blabla::blabla: I am guessing this topic was already discussed but I haven't found it, so i am opening a new post. I have a 1.5 dual carb, 1992 33 and I'm thinking about putting a 1.7 crank in it to make it a 1.6 and have a few questions...
  7. 159 Crank sensor change

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Getting a bit fed up of this 159 now! Only had it about 3 weeks! Car was reluctant to rev over 3000rpm and had the fault code P0335 - Rpm sensor. Changed out the sensor today for anew one and now the car wont start at all, and now has a fatal signal with the same code :( I have tried clearing...
  8. 3.2V6 2004 GT Engine will not crank

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Engine will not crank as opposed will not fire and start. Apart from the obvious: Flat battery, faulty starter,faulty ignition switch, wrong ignition key,etc. What other immobilisation considerations are there to prevent the engine from a cranking sequence?
  9. 1.9 jtdm crank pulley updated design?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Been trying to source a replacement crankshaft pulley for my 1.9 jtdm. I've tried euro car parts and now ebay and they're both different. My original one has a recessed centre whereas the new one has a solid centre. I think the original bolts won't be long enough. Should I just fit it with...
  10. V6 Crank Pulley (not the nut!)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I’m changing the cambelt on a 3.0 V6 - it’s actually on a GTV, but its the same problem on any of the V6s. I’ve got the nut off, no problem, using an electric impact wrench. The washer was there and is off too. But the pulley stuck solid - it won’t come off. So far I’ve used: - plastic...
  11. Crank sensor replacement

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi My son has an Alfa 156 TI, 2004 2ltr selespeed and it wont start I don't have a spark but I have fuel from.From what I know and read online the crank sensor may be the problem, how do I check it and also where is it and what's the best way to get to it? Cheers Martin
  12. Crank sensor removal

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Has anyone experience at removal of the crank sensor on a gt jts? I’ve separated the flexi section of the exhaust to access from underneath. Although it’s tight, I was unable to unbolt the sensor but can’t get it out of the block. It will rotate, but won’t budge trying to pull it free. Any...
  13. Crank sensor Busso

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all does anyone know where the crank sensor (for timing ignition)is placed for a Busso engine (2.5) i know that with a 4 cilinder its placed at the starter motor but i have no idea where when you have a Busso. Thanks in advance.
  14. How to make the engine crank but not start

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Bit of a funny request: I'm installing a replacement turbo to my GT 1.9JTD tomorrow and the instructions say "crank the engine but do not start" (to prime the oil circuit). I was thinking of either clamping down or disconnecting the fuel inlet hose to the fuel filter but not sure if the amount...
  15. Crank pulley bolt brera q4

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    How the hell does this bolt come undone on the q4 brera. Is this definately a lefty loose???
  16. Bottom Crank pulley?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    What is the general consensus on the life span of these bottom crank pulleys (rubber insert type)? I’ve seen a few stories of late of these failing but it has been on cars with around 130k+ Anyone had one fail early in life?
  17. 2001 Spider TS - Crank hitting oil pump gerotor cover

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, first post but long time reader. Thanks in advance to anyone who can assist with the following; I'm in the reassembly phase on a bottom end re-build of a 1970cc CF3 twin spark engine, which has been battling me from the start. Latest problem is that there is evidence of interference...
  18. 159 Ti Tbi - No Starter / Crank No Fire

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello All, (this may be abit of a novel) I'm abit of a noob and this is my first post. Technical jargon will go over my head so any help would be greatly appreciated but layman's terms would be preferential. The story and journey begins back in October when I purchased my 159 Ti TBI with just...
  19. Crank pulley - which should I buy?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Yes I have tried the search option but as usual it tells me there are no threads on the subject, so! Have a 2007 Brera 2.4 JTDm and upon start up have the awful squeal from belt area and know that it's something in my aux belt and alternator belt area. Decided to do a brand new install and have...
  20. size bolts for crank pulley?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    while the shop diagnosed my engine they forgot to add back the crank pulley and bolts + valve cover bolts does anybody know size bolts for crank pulley? i see 6 small bolts. not sure what size or type they are. m5 m6? 10mm? 15? 20? also i would like to know the size for the valve cover bolts, i...