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  1. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I'm still on track for switching out my suspension for the St.X Coilovers... But I'm going to need new pinch bolts for the suspension forks. The existing ones are heavily rounded and will be LOTS OF FUN to get out. The only thing is, there seem to be two types of bolts to buy: Before...
  2. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Has anyone replaced the torx bolt on the pinch fork with a standard stainless steel one? Is the thread size 1.25 on the original bolt? Mine doesn't have a nut on the other side and it bolts to the fork itself. What should be done to replace it with a stainless steel bolt with a different...
  3. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My CF2 V6 started making creaking noises when I brake at low speeds which from other posters sounds like the control arms (i.e. front wishbones) are shot. Sounded like a reasonably simple job and things went swimmingly until I got to the pinch bolt that connects the ball joint to the hub...
  4. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi are the pinch bolts on the front lower arm ball joints threaded into to hub as well as the 17mm nut ,or are mine just seized in solid Thanks Mark
  5. Alfa 164 & 166
    Suspension damper to front fork pinch bolts. The impact gun made short work of the nut but the actual bolt won't shift, tried heat, lubricant and a big hammer. Looks like drilling out is the only option. **** me! what a hassle! Rant over.
  6. Motoring Images
    Site of damage about midway along passenger side. Lift fabric to check Site of damage approx. front corner, passenger side The resulting leakage between inner and outer sheath caused the rood to operate more and more slowly until it finally gave up. The outer sheath had burst approx. 12...
  7. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys what is the best method to take the pinch bolts out of the front forks. Trying to get my strut off but cant as the bolt is completely rusted n rounded off. Thanks
  8. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    GT failed the MOT on front drop links and rear strut bearings/bushes. Advisory on the longitudinal trailing arms. I have take the offside strut off but had a right job removing the strut/stub axle pinch bolts. I have knackered the nut and the threads drifting them out. I suspect the nearside (in...
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Fellow funsters, Does anyone know what size tool is used to slacken off the front suspension strut pinch bolt on an alfa 147? I've come to replace my front shocks and I can't get anything in my toolbox to fit! :mad: It looks like a 10mm hex head, but this just turns, so thinking it may be a...
  10. South Africa
    Hi guys Must be an Italian thing since I have also noticed those clamps on my Italian motorcycle. Talking about the ones found on the intake pipes on the 3.2 and some smaller hoses like the ones on the airbox. When I changed my plugs I found that nipping pliers does a good job of getting them...
  11. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    With the latest version of Fiat ECU Scanner it's now possible to set the passenger side window to automatic close (and close with the remote) like it was on the pre-03 147s. I set this on my facelift 05 but the windows went into limp mode (only raising 1" at a time) due to the passenger side...
  12. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Enough said :cry:
  13. Introduce Yourself
    Hello there have a 164 and just replaced the rack.However the pinch bolt is only have in.Think the shank is stuck,Does anyone have any advice.Is there a tool I can get to apply pressue in the tight spot. Kind Regards:wow:
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Everyone, I'm changing the suspension over and am really struggling to remove the pinch bolts that clamp the bottom of the front suspension struts to the aluminium horse shoe brackets. I was thinking of removing the heads and getting the bolts out this way as I'd rather damage the bolts than...
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello I wonder if anyone can help I’m about to replace a knackered front shock on my 156, looking at the pinch bolt where the bottom of the shock meets the fork I cant help thinking the hex bolt which already seems to have some of its inside corners rounded off and seems seized so will be a...
  16. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    52 plate 2.4 jtd 10v with 84k, lot of history known new turbo end of last year, tourismo with heated seats and steering wheel controls. last 50k motorway miles is £2500 a decent price in reality ?, my head says yes but just want a 2nd opinion etc also other than the belts anything else major...
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