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  1. Mechanical engineering of Tonale.

    General Alfa Discussion
    This is meant to be a thread for the- possibel - mechanical development of Tonale. Probably they had a go ahead of Project beginning 2019. I.e. resources incl. money was approved based on a pre-study. Likely project timing is then 30 month - SOP july 1 2021. INFO is that T will be based on...
  2. Spider Mechanical Fuel Pump Problems

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Very sadly "Cinderella" didn't make it to the annual Alfa Ball today near Bicester, due to a fuel feed problem. She had been backfiring a bit for a couple of weeks then we noticed difficulty in keeping her engine running/idling, suggesting that she wasn't getting enough fuel. The fuel level in...
  3. Aircon mechanical problem?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi I did a 200 mile journey in my 3.0 V6 today. It was 28C when I left so put on the aircon. It has never been ice cold but today the chill was barely noticeable. As the journey progressed it got less effective so after an hour or so I could feel no cooling effect of the aircon. I thought it...
  4. Mechanical fuel pump problem

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I have an issue trying to restart my car after a rebuild. I am getting no fuel from the mechanical fuel pump, I have tried a pipe direct from fuel container, another new fuel pump, checked the rod is moving everything, but still no fuel? Any ideas
  5. Another Odd Dashboard Noise

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hello, There is a really strange intermittent noise coming from what sounds like behind the dashboard. It's mechanical, like something gear driven moving. It starts from right and moves to left. Lasts about a second, and then cycles from right to left again. Then it goes away for a while, and...
  6. Looking for a mechanical inspection Glasgow

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi I'm looking for an Alfa specialist to carry our a pre-purchase inspection on a 159 SW in Glasgow, I've been trying to reach C&M Garage Services, no luck yet are they still operating ? Shawlands would be the next option fairly close to the car. Glasgow owners can you make any suggestions...
  7. QV mechanical systems

    Alfa Giulia
    QV owners may find this link useful ROMEO Giulia QV - MECHANICAL SYSTEMS TRAINING MANUAL - CCopy.pdf?dl=0 Cheers:beer:
  8. Mechanical problems... will they never end

    South Africa
    So since the end of October I have had to deal with the following: siezed turbo cambelt and water pump need replacing clutch slipping - need new clutch, DMF and actuator The turbo got sorted without it hurting my wallet "too" much but it upset me that the cambelt and water pump replacement...
  9. Autolusso 156 GTA full mechanical rebuild

    Alfa GTA
    We have this 156 GTA in for a full mechanical rebuild Over the next couple of weeks we will be stripping off everything and repairing the body by fitting new floor pans etc Everything that is removed will be replaced with new or powder coated fresh Rebuilt engine, gearbox, all new brakes &...
  10. Mechanical Fuel Pump - Fails to pump fuel if the slightest debris is found in filter

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Good Morning, On my 33 I have a mechanical fuelI pump replaced twice but never failed. I had an in-line fuel filter (The ones you can clean made of copper beads) and as soon as I reach 1/2 tank the car is going to eventually stall and die without fuel. I usually open up the filter - use carb...
  11. Alfa Mito - Mechanical Issue

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi guys, First time poster here :byebye: I have been driving my Mito for around a year now, never had a mechanical issue with it before really. She has been good as gold considering how hard I drive her. She's only the 1.4 16v 95hp Sprint Edition, so not much going on under the bonnet...
  12. Mechanical basket case or A good one?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, Pondering a Gtv V6 to purchase but hear of woes a few months in. I can twirl some spanners as its just nuts and bolts really if no welding required. If I was to remove say an engine with blown head gaskets and take the lump to an engineer and get the work done including all new belts...
  13. Mechanical Music

    South Africa The sound is just amazing, nothing like an flat 12 out of an F1 car!
  14. Mechanical door lock problem

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi people, Today just registered in the forum and I found a lot of answers for self fixing things on my 147 Well my question is: Can I change the the passenger door lock mechanism with the one of the driver side? Im talking abot the key "enter" mechanism. I can only open and lock the doors just...
  15. EML/not mechanical issue.

    Alfa Giulietta
    Guy's before I start other Threads on EML/EGR dont discuss my issue. Currently my EML is on, no Start/Stop, or DNA. Car driving fine, battery has been checked, oil renewed 42K service, fuel lines clear. Fault code showing EGR position error, no limp mode just the light etc as previous. Fault...
  16. Parts to convert TS 16v hydraulic to mechanical followers

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Hi, Are there existing parts to convert hydraulic followers into mechanical ones for TS 16v engines ? We'd need a part to replace the adjustment system (finger), and we'd need a shim on the 7mm stem. Something like on the picture below (taken from here) Or did someone make the conversion by...
  17. Mechanical Code

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, I have an Alfa Romeo 156 and I have lost all keys but master key. My master key broke last week but I managed to find the Transponder chip and so I used the chip with the left over metal key to turn on my car. The problem is that now I have lost the metal key BUT I still have the...
  18. PCP Voluntary termination question - Mechanical repairs

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi all, I know what the score is with PCP, voluntary termination and cosmetic repairs, but what about mechanical repairs? I am wanting to terminate the finance on my Fiat but due to a million other massive bills due at the same time and therefore no money to buy a replacement I can't do this...
  19. How linear are mechanical oil pressure gauges?

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Wondering if cheap oil pressure gauges are inaccurate at lower oil pressures. maybe it becomes less linear below 15 psi. Mine still reads 10 psi with the 16v oil pump. At around 900 rpm it reads 10 psi, but a small increase in revs, say to approx 1200 rpm it jumps to 30+ psi at hot idle...
  20. 65 Sprint GT with mechanical clutch

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Would anyone know where I can obtain the long (about 20cms) spring that fits alongside the clutch actuation rod on a mechanical clutch setup? See to have mislaid it - very careless! Alternatively, would anyone know the springrate in N/mm or lbf/in as it isn't on CarDisc or any of the technical...