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  1. Alfa 75 1.8 heads

    Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    I've been thinking of swapping from carbs to injection as my dreams to get a TS again seem to be vanishing on a daily basis. I would like if possible to use a plenum rather than throttle bodies on a 1.8 engine. So far part numbers indicate that the gasket used between the head and the injection...
  2. Searching two complete Heads for an 3,0/3,2 V6

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi Folks I’am in search for two Heads...... since my have no compression on cyl 2-5-3..... maybe a trade... I have a complete set Ecu/Immo/key/ ME 3.1 v6 cf3 3,0( tested) Location is Berlin Germany Thanks
  3. 2.4 cylinder heads and cracks

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    As some may know I have been looking to buy another car, and one car on my potential purchase list is a 2.4 159 I have heard a few horror stories with regard to cracked cylinder heads. How common is this, should I worry, what causes it and how can you tell if a car you are looking at has this...
  4. Heads up - My 159 2.0 TI SportWagon for sale at the end of the month

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Just a quick heads up that my 159 will be for sale at the end of this month. Feel free to contact for more information. Interior pictures will be added ASAP. Details below…. Sadly, the time has come that I must sell my very well cared for TI Sportwagon. Unfortunately, a change of job forces the...
  5. Heads up! - Camshaft position sensor/switch. Caution after timing belt change.

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi folks, Just wanted to give everyone who is/has/had or will be changing the timing belt to check the condition of the exhaust cam sensor ring and its clearance to the position sensor! Take special care when removing the exhaust cam with a cam tool lever, as to not make contact with the...
  6. 1700 heads into 145 1400 block?

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi folks, is it possible to fit 1700 heads from 145 boxer 1.6 on 1400 80 mm block? thanks
  7. Leases quotes - Heads up

    Alfa Giulia
    Hi guys Just a heads up for this looking to lease a Giulia via Leasys. I collected my car today and only just found out that the excess mileage charge on my original dealer quote was exclusive of VAT - all other prices not eh quote included VAT but no where did it say that the excess mileage...
  8. MJ61FXU heads up any buyers

    Alfa MiTo
    If you are buying a MiTo 170 QV with registration MJ61FXU, check that MA unit errors have been cleared and fixed, Error codes 1061 and 1063 reported. It goes into limp mode in morning and runs rough for a minute, but work fine afters a few minutes all be it without full power. Engine management...
  9. Cylinder heads not shifting

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    n the summer of 2015 Nick thrashing the pants of his 33 did something the the engine making it sound like a tractor with now power and ending up in me towing him home. So we dropped in a spare we had and put the other in the back of the garage. Any way I have decided to look at it. Stripped it...
  10. 2.5 V6 24v heads on 2.0 V6 T engine block?

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Hello, We are making racing engine to compete in FIA central Europe racing series. Currently we have 3.0 V6 24v engine but that isn't enough as we want to get closer to 400bhp mark. The cheapest way to make it work is to use turbo but regulation to use engine with turbo is max. displacement...
  11. Heads up regarding rear bake discs.

    Alfa MiTo
    I have for the last years had problems with my rear brake pads rusting onto my discs when my car has been standing (just for a couple of days) in humid conditions (Outside parking) and with the parking brake not engaged. I don't know if this a special problem for my car, but if others have that...
  12. Heads up on spray cans

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just thought i would mention to anyone thinking of doing some car sprucing up. Lidl have the following this week for £2.49 High Temp Black Spray Upto 650deg Aluminium Engine Spray etc Upto 250deg Brake Cleaner Spray Matt Black Spray Aluminium Wheel Spray All 400ml cheap as chips :thumbup:
  13. Heads up -159 air con showing the age

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi guys, So, took the 159 out for a drive yesterday in the sunshine, only to notice that the air con was dead. Driving on the highway one could feel a slight breeze through the vents but in city traffic and at idle nothing at all. Tried different settings, temperatures, fan speeds - nothing...
  14. Twin Spark CF2 and CF3 heads - can they change?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi all I have a late 166 with the CF3 2.0. I am interested in a low mileage CF2 head. Do these change over? If not, what extra work needs to change over? Are the cams the same? The CF3 head is completely built up with cams. Will a new variator be the same across the two? Appreciate some...
  15. Heads up on KW V3 coil overs on Ebay

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I know these have been mentioned elsewhere in the last 3 weeks, but one of us is missing a serious bargain here. It's the 3rd time these have been listed which amazes me:confused: I enquired about...
  16. 8v piston with 16v heads - is that ok?

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Anyone know - can you use the dished 8v pistons with 16v heads. I am looking to use the 8 valve pistons - the ones with a fair bit scolloped out from the middle, I think they are the 9.0 compression ratio ones from a carb engine - and use them with 16v heads. Is there any interference? I...
  17. heads up, reasonable teles

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Nowt to do with me but might help someone
  18. Quick Heads Up - SE Runs for 2015

    South East
    Exact dates TBC, but all runs will be on a Sunday with early(ish) starts of 07:00hrs, meeting at Notcutts Garden Centre - J7 M20 - Maidstone. Will include initial stop for coffee / breakfast and pub by the afternoon. I'll be re-taxing my car in March and that's when I'll be kicking off the 2015...
  19. Skimmed heads on a V6?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Anyone driving a car with a skimmed head for greater compression? How would it be to live with as a daily driver. Any downsides to doing this? (with a remap obviously)
  20. Piston Heads Article on S4 Spider vs. Miata

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Just came across this: Alfa Spider S4: Unsung Hero - PistonHeads No contest im my opinion, would take a S4 Spider every time!