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  1. Thermostat gasket

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I'm changing the thermostat on my panda this weekend. Thing is I've got the part but it has no gasket. Pretty sure when I did my 156 the thermostat (circoli) came with a rubber ring. Is this a new type of fit? Is a paper gasket still a thing or do I need magic paste or will I be able to...
  2. 3.0 Busso head gasket symptoms?

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Just received a barn find GTV with a CF2 3.0 motor and 130k on the clock. Before trying to start it, I removed the cam covers on both banks to inspect the cams, add some oil, and run a compression test... which revealed no compression at all on cylinders 1 and 6, with normal pressure on the...
  3. sealant on water pump gasket

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    I'm fitting a new water pump whilst I have the engine out (V6). The old pump had quite a lot of black sealant on the gaskets. My understanding was that there shouldn't be a need for sealant if the faces are good, and they appear to be now that I have cleaned them up. So I'm wondering what to do...
  4. Twin Spark rocker cover gasket replacement question

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Need a bit of advice, I am going to be changing the rocker cover gasket on my twin spark ph1. I found a good thread on here with instructions and pictures and so all good on that front. My question relates to use of gasket sealant: - what's the recommended one that I can get hold of easily? -...
  5. Alfa 159 2.2 jts Head Gasket Questions

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, Long time lurker, first time poster. I'm having a little (understatement) issue with my Alfa 159. A couple of weeks ago she overheated and blew the hose that goes from the thermostat area to the bulkhead - for cabin heating. Temperature only shot up to 130 for 20 seconds or so. After...
  6. Head Gasket question: 2.0 TS

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    The 2.0 TS engine I have ready to replace the damaged one has been sitting in the garage corner for some years now. Should not I consider replacing the head gasket as a matter of course? What degradation would the gaskets have suffered over time? Should I consider replacing anything else with...
  7. Head Gasket question: 2.0 TS

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The 2.0 TS engine I have ready to replace the damaged one has been sitting in the garage corner for some years now. Should not I consider replacing the head gasket as a matter of course? What degradation would the gaskets have suffered over time? Should I consider replacing anything else with...
  8. Busso Cam Cover Gasket & Oil Cooler Pipe

    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...
  9. Blown head gasket

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    The head gasket on my alfa 156 jts 2004 has just blown...in the middle of a busy car park. Drove it to the mother in laws house about half a mile away. It will be in the garage in an hour but I'm wondering if its worth the money to get fixed (probly £300-400) as it is in good condition and i...
  10. Alfa 159 manifold gasket

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi I have a ***** 159 and it needed a new manifold gasket and while it was in I wanted the timing belt and water pump to be replaced and a service. Also it needed new rear springs, a steering rack & front pads. Do any members know roughly how long all these jobs should take (including drilling...
  11. Head Gasket :(

    Alfa Giulietta
    Hi all, I have a feeling that I may need to get the Giulietta booked in to have the head gasket done :( I had it re-sealed a month or so ago. To be fair, at the time I was given the option of having it re-sealed or replaced and I went for the cheaper option as I couldn't afford to have it...
  12. FS: 2.0 TS Cam cover seal and inlet manifold gasket

    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
  13. How much for head gasket replacement - GTV V6

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Following on from an earlier post I made where I described my car blowing alot of steam from the exhaust, I have A bit of a scary update - I left the car running today as the water continued to drip as usual, BUT the header tank began to pressurise and water started to spurt out! I'm guessing...
  14. 146 not starting after head gasket replacement.

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Hello guys! I had an issue with my camshafts and hydraulic lifter. They were rusty as hell and i replaced the whole head gasket for a newer one(+oil+filter change, new spark plugs too. ) Then it won't start... It just cranks. I checked the petrol pipe and nothing came through, only some tear of...
  15. CF2 V6 - Head Gasket Replacement - engine in situ

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, Well, after a pants drive down the M6 this afternoon I thought it was about time I made a start on the task of replacing both head gaskets. The front head is weeping along the front face near the water galleries. Only when the engine had cooled did this occur and rad-weld did a good enough...
  16. 3.0 V6 CF2 Head Gasket Choice

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi folks, The time has arrived to replace the head gaskets on my 3.0 CF2 GTV. After spending several months getting the car roadworthy early this year, I was dismayed to find the front head leaking coolant (only when cold). The leak was from the area near the water galleries at the front of the...
  17. 1998 916 Spider - loss of power and refuses to start

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, I bought and picked up a 1998 916 2.0 TS Spider last week. 35 miles down the road, I had loss of power, pulled over and some steam came out of the engine. The car now refuses to start. I’ve fully recharged the battery and the engine is trying to turn. The only other thing worth noting is...
  18. 166 for sale (needs head gasket)

    Alfa 164 & 166
    If anyone is looking for a 166 that needs some love get in touch. I’m also going to put this on the selling page too but thought I’d offer it here first. The car has had over £1600 spent on it in the last 6 weeks new suspension arms, major service, new brakes all round, new hand brake cable...
  19. cam cover gasket?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    was hoping for some pointers on this one, the picture attached shows part of the cooling system but it is a little oily where the hose joins the knuckle, i’m assuming the oil isn’t coming from within but collecting there from above, possible the cam gasket? anyone have any alternative ideas...
  20. Conposite head gasket in 147 1.6 and cambelt is too short?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I have fitted a composite head gasket to my 147 2001 with 1.6 engine. As a result, the cambelt is now to short. With a lot of struggle it will go on, but the tensioner and idler is almost touching each other with the belt in between them. Does anybody have any experience with this, or did I try...
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