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  1. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Apologies if this has been asked before. Does anyone know the proper name of the clips which hold the rubbers to the inlet and chrome trumpets and which sizes are correct please (for a 3.2)? Thanks. :)
  2. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I had a look at doing the job today but I'm a bit windy about the HP fuel pump and pipework that has to come off. Can someone please my fears either on here or by phone. I need to do it tomorrow as I will not have the facilities from Friday and I worry that it I won't get it done in one day...
  3. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    As above, do you have to drain the coolant when you remove the inlet manifold?? Thank you!
  4. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    hi I am looking for alfetta gtv inlet manifold set of rubbers - to connect manifold to the carbs. does anyone where I can get them from? thanks
  5. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I've a 2009 147 Ducati that has the Magneti Marelli plastic inlet manifold with the metal swirl flaps. I'm looking into doing a swirl flap delete but I can't find anywhere that sells the blanking plugs for this manifold, only the older metal Pierburg manifold. Does anyone make a kit for this...
  6. Alfa 164 & 166
    I've got a very good set on eBay if anyone is looking for some...
  7. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi, I know I have seen this somewhere on the forum but cannot seem to find it! I have just changed the plugs on a Brera 3.2 and cannot seem to find in the inlet manifold torque setting. Can someone advise please? Thanks Nick
  8. Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    I think everyone knows about this by now. Direct injection = no fuel to wash clean the backs of the inlet valves. There are various theories about how this occurs but I think we can discount the oil misting from the crank breather straight away. Other ideas are catalytic action from inlet...
  9. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi, I have 159 1.9 jtdm. My mechanic said swirl flap of inlet manifold is broken and manifold must be changed. I have not seen any performance lose. Mechanic showed me a broken arm on the engine that controls flaps. He said that i have two options, one is changing the manifold (expensive)...
  10. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Done this today since I see no total guide (unless im blind) lol thought I put some pictures up today to show where the bolts are :) This is on a 3.0 v6 24v cf3 engine too. You may not have to remove number 1 as there is another one under where the black box sits with all the wired connections...
  11. Alfa GTA
    Hi, What's the current thinking on the best way to refurbish Busso inlet pipes? I'm assuming that getting a good, robust finish by painting / powder coating isn't possible (unless the chrome is stripped first)? Has anyone used a chroming company recently with good results and decent...
  12. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Collect my inlet pipes that have been re-chromed Pleased with end result Now and before Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. 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
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Have to get my arse into gear & think about getting rid of those jolly old swirl flaps. I've got the plastic manifold. Will any one fit? Secondhand manifolds appear to be cheap on fleabay When I do get around to doing the job, I'll need to be able to get on with it as quick as poss, so was...
  15. Tuning & Upgrades
    So I'm having a set of 3.2 cams installed in my 3.0 GTV. These cams came from a 3.2, and the exhaust side will get the 3.2 inlet profile as well. Which cam locks should be used to time them?
  16. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Ive started to strip my little 1.9 147 and have this manifold for sale which has no flaps, they havent been deleted its actually cast with no flaps. £65 posted via Hermes
  17. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    I have a problem finding the part number on my inlet Manifold in order to buy a swirl flap removal kit as my flaps are broken. It is the Aluminium version of the early models. It is a 2006 SW I just visited Alfa Dealer to ask the price on an new Manifold in order to obtain the part number but...
  18. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My Lad has just bought a 2008 147 Q2 diesel sport, it has the plastic inlet but I am unsure on these how to check if it still has swirl flaps? If it does am I able to fit an alloy inlet from a 156 that does not have them or do I need to remove them from the plastic inlet and stick with that?
  19. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Cleaned my inlet manifold today - With Pictures So today I began cleaning my inlet manifold. I removed it yesterday, what an awful job. I've actually gone the whole way and split the manifold in half and completely decarbonized with a dremel and wire cup brush attachment. If I'm honest, if I...
  20. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Evening all, This has been on the to-do list for a while now. The inlet manifold is absolutely filthy and almost to the point where it looks completely clogged with soot. I have read up on a few threads on here and the removal process looks quite straightforward but lengthy. I want to clean it...
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