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  1. rear brake caliper piston wont go in

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello people, attempted to change the pads in the back of my 156 sportwagon yesturday and got as far as pushingh the piston in to make room for the new pads. but i couldnt move it:( I tried pushing it straight in using extention bars and bits as levers, it didnt budge. so i tried the same with...
  2. Piston drag x3 advice please for a newbie

    Alfa 164 & 166
    1990 Pre-cat 164 Lusso 3.0 V6 Engine Type. 6412 / Version. 164AH Having thoroughly enjoyed the first 3 months of owning my 164 its time I spent a bit more attention to her welfare, that said, I dont want to start disturbing too much as apart from the following, the electrics are behaving, AC...
  3. 146 rear Brake piston problem

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Hello there I have a bit of a stupid question. I have been helping a mate out with his 146 as it has failed its MOT on pads and the back box no longer being attached to the exhaust pipe by anything more than fresh air. After a lot of swearing the new exhaust system was in as are the front pads...
  4. A Chemical Fixing Piston Rings

    General Alfa Discussion
    his alfa owners hope u r fine....... just need to take your opinion about something..... my piston rings are worn and need to be changed. some people told me about a chemical called resurs that is putted with the engine oil and it has iron particles that fills the holes or somethng like that...
  5. Piston Rings Alfa 166 2.5 V6

    Alfa 164 & 166
    I want to change the piston rings. my car has 200 .000 km Is it worth to do ? i saw on eper there ist just one "PISTON RINGS SET ", but for CYL/LINER there are different " coulours " 014, 060, 080. What is the meaning of different coulours. Can I polish the CYL/LINER , or should i buy a new...
  6. 166 Rear brake caliper piston, straight push or screw back?

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Attempted to fit some new pads to the rear end of my 166TS (2003/2004 model). I couldn't push the piston back for love nor money. A friend suggested that the caliper piston may be of the screw back type. Anyone done this or know how the piston works? I have seen a 'special' tool in Halfords...
  7. Burt valve need new piston & valve

    Alfa 145 & 146
    Burnt valve need new piston & valve Merry Chrimbo all! Well, it might be if anyone knows of anywhere or anyone that has a 1.6 boxer engine for breaking or where I could get an exhaust valve and piston from!!???? Any help appreciated! Romano.:(
  8. 156 Rear Brakes - Piston Problem

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just had a very frustrating afternon trying to change the rear disks and pads on my 156. I have the Halfords piston retracion tool but it doesn't seem to do anything. I am turning the piston clockwise and it turns fine, but doesn't seem to retract. I have tried loosening the bleed nipple and...
  9. Face Lift for sale on Piston heads

    Alfa 164 & 166 Similar age and mileage to mine - but is it really worth £10k? Cheers Philip
  10. 8 PISTON Brake upgrade for Alfa GTA !

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Or HOW to challenge a Lamborghini for 100 -0! Or Beat the super cars not on 0-100 but on 100-0 ! The photos are from my car. These are the calipers that Lambo is using on both Murcielago and Gallardo. They are very hi-tech, made by Brembo. They are huge but they have some unique specs. About...
  11. Rear Brakes - Piston Tool

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    1999 Spider 2.0l TS Could anyone advise if the tool shown in the repair manual for winding back the rear caliper piston is required. If it is any ideas were I can get hold of one. Any advice is most welcome and if anyone knows when the rain will stop so I can get the job done please let me...
  12. Rear caliper piston tool

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey! I am just in the middle of changing my rear pads and I need a tool to retract the pistons. I am just wondering what you used to wind the pistons back in? There is one in halfords for £20 or This one This one...
  13. Brake calliper piston won't move

    Alfa 155
    Hi all, I'm trying to put a new brake disk on the back of my V6 for the MOT but can't get the piston to move back in the calliper. The new disk is a couple of mils thicker than the old one so I need to move the piston back a little way. The guy at the Alfa garage said you have to rotate the...
  14. Desperate for a piston

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Can anyone point me in the direction of someone who has a piston so I can get my race car back on the track. I have tried all of the usual retail outlets and AROC New Zealand and Australia (I am in NZ). I only need one piston but will buy a complete set if I have to. Even 2nd hand ones will be...
  15. Piston slap?

    Alfa 155
    Ive been posting my woes in the other marques lounge, but I have to ask you guys as well... Is Piston slap a problem? does it cause damage? Is a manufacturer responsible for sorting it out or can it be put down to a particular characteristic of an engine? The vehicle is only six months old and...
  16. Dame Piston's

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    24000 miles and the piston's are leaking 1.5 litre of oil a week any body else having it so early ??? 147 1.6 2001
  17. Piston Heads forum re :Alfa thread

    General Alfa Discussion
    I quite often have a look on the Piston heads forum.There`s a thread on there "Alfa mini rant" that just begs to be answered by Alfaowner folk,bemoaning the lack of rwd! Look under "General gassing"