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  1. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    While I had my 1.9 jtdm apart to do the head gasket I've noticed it's quite dirty inside. With black oil everywhere. I had to make an emergency visit to the local scrappy for a couple of rocker retaining clips as one of mine had broken. The car I took them from (a vectra 1.9cdti) was lovely...
  2. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    OK I'm going to park the whining issue for teh moment and concentrate on the cooling system. Background is that thermostat housing cracked in storage and blue coolant wnet to gel/crystals and corroded anything it touched also smells real bad, like something died in the engine compartment. So I...
  3. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    hi. in the next few days/week il be changing the radiator as the fins started to fall out, so i was wondering if somebody had a plan for how to completely flush the system? My idea: Once i get the radiator off, can i put my garden hose somewhere and flush everything out? top or bottom hose...
  4. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Does anyone have any knowledge or experience of flushing the cooling system to get rid of any built up crud? I just read on a forum that Cola is suggested!
  5. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I know it sounds nuts but at some point in time someone actually put engine oil in the coolant tank on my 98 2.0lt ts. I have tried flushing the system with off the shelf stuff but it still shows some oil. Inside of the radiator hoses still feels greasy. I can only emagine what the core of the...
  6. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As title says. Anyone got any tips. Never done it before. It's a GT jtdm. Any bleed nipples I need to look out for? What do I need to do with the heating system while flushing or after the flush? do I need to back flush? Cheers
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Anyone have a step by step guide for an idiot (me):) on how to flush the jtdm engine on my GT. Thanks
  8. General Motoring Discussion
    If for example the handbook states the volume in the system is .5 or whatever, litre, what quantity roughly do you use when flushing through, (purging) and bleeding the system?
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all This is my first post, I've been nosying around here for a while but now I need help! I had the car in the local garage two weeks ago to have new brake pads fitted and they 'topped up' the brake fluid. Lo and behold though I was out checking the oil the other day and I found that they...
  10. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    So I have bought a two step radiator flush for my car, from Halfords. Radiator is working ok gets a little warm when stood around and driving around town but not too bad, no red warning lights anyway. My radiator could do with a coolant change anyway so I thought why not flush it at the same...
  11. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I am doing a service and want to flush the coolant and refill with the fresh stuff. Where do I bleed the system and refill? Is it easy/hard on the 147!?
  12. Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi there, I've just purchased a 1995 164 V6 24V Super. I noticed that the water was orange and descided to have it flushed. The temperature then rose a max of 100 C. I took the car to a friend and had it flushed and back flushed with normal water. Unfortunately I did my first mistake; The...
  13. Alfa 164 & 166
    Good Evening my fellow alfisti, I've just purchased a 164 3.0 V6 Super and Its in good need of a service. I'm changing the Oil which is pretty much staight forward but I don't know from where & how to drain out the coolant. I wish to flush it all out but I'm used to the 33 drain Plugs have...
  14. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Good Morning, Seems like I'm all trouble or at least the car is (poor thing) ! My 1992 33 needs its coolant replaced & its thermostat as it never goes past 60 Degrees. I've ordered and got all the parts however I came to open for the first time the Expansion Tank and found out that it was...
  15. Poll Room
    When you went to the toilet and did your large need, you look before flushing?? :D
  16. Poll Room
    When you go to the toilet, you peek before flushing?
  17. Alfa 155
    Thanks for the cam info. Anybody recomend flushing out the old oil because its filthy. Also whats the final verdict on oil choice for the V6. Oh and one more thing is there a washer on the sump drain plug ????
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