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  1. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi folks, here is the update on my PH1 V6 GTV rebuild - slow but steady and now within a few weekends of firing up an engine which has not turned in almost 6 years! Wish me luck.
  2. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My engine builder has asked that I clean the block internally but I have some difficulty as the crankshaft has been left in situ (He says that the front pulley nut is very difficult to remove) and I am terrified that debris may go undetected. Is it safe to try and clean the block with the crank...
  3. Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    My engine builder has asked that I clean the block internally but I have some difficulty as the crankshaft has been left in situ (He says that the front pulley nut is very difficult to remove) and I am terrified that debris may go undetected. Is it safe to try and clean the block with the crank...
  4. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My Sportpack 2.0 TS CF2 is primarily a track day car and I am trying to source the best suitable parts for the rebuild. I was unable to source racing bearing shells and will use Glyco. I need piston rings, engine gasket and seals set and variator. Is there a competition/racing head gasket for...
  5. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello, I own an Alfa Romeo GTV 2.0 Twin Spark, Series 1 (Year: 1997 / 85.000 km). I am somehow forced to replace the "Front Shock Absorber Boot" (Part #5 on diagram attached) on one side. I have not disassembled the suspension yet. Before I do so, I wanted to ask you … - What parts should I...
  6. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    i have 159 tbi with 135k km, i want to rebuild my turbo and replace the oil feed pipe as preventive maintenance due to high oil consumption, probably worn turbo. is this the correct parts required to do the job? 71724433 this is the correct turbo PN? i want to order melett CHRA turbo core, is...
  7. Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    Since there are probably many people more experienced than me at engine rebuilding (I normally just drop in a replacement short or complete engine) I thought maybe someone could offer some opinions on this? It's a 3.0 12v Busso which has been standing for many, many years, generally it doesn't...
  8. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Well finally I've managed to pick up a reasonably priced front subframe and rear suspension for rebuild. My plan is to get it all stripped down and blasted, repaint and rustproof it all and then swap them for the ones currently fitted. I'll detail the work as it progresses in my modifications...
  9. Alfa 164 & 166
    As some of you might know, the 156.net forum is no more. We knew that the site was going down for a while (lack of traffic) so I took the opportunity to save some of my (hopefully) useful threads. I initially posted this May 2008. The rebuild proved to be one of the most difficult...
  10. Alfa GTA
    As some of you might know, the 156.net forum is no more. We knew that the site was going down for a while (lack of traffic) so I took the opportunity to save some of my (hopefully) useful threads. This was a thread I originally posted December 2007 in real time as I was rebuilding the engine...
  11. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hopefully, this project will now start to materialize into a fully rebuilt and modified engine. I shall post some pictures as things start to come together. The first batch will be of the sump, the modifications and details of why they were undertaken. However, below are some major components...
  12. Alfa GTA
    Hi Everyone! Jeremy here from Auckland, long term owner of a currently non-running 156 GTA. We have the engine apart and are planning on increasing the bore - I've emailed "junglejustice" from one of the other Alfa forums but haven't received a response. I've also looked for Glenwood Motors'...
  13. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, Have some issues with original Brembos (stuck bleed nipples and corrosion under the plates causing ill fitting pads). Have decided to purchase a couple of secondhand ones and rebuild them to swap out as I need some contingency if I snap the seized bleed nipples off. Talked this through...
  14. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Anyone know where I can get a steering rack rebuilt properly? (I think I know the answer to this but thought I'd let you make the suggestion!) Many thanks in advance..... :tired:
  15. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    As these are (or should be!) packed with a good quantity of grey moly grease, it's difficult to find out what's where if you are doing this for the first time. I recently removed the driveshafts from the car, stripped and cleaned them, so I thought I would take some pics and compile a guide to...
  16. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Everyone! I took apart the turbo in my GT to refurb it... When I put it back in the car, I noticed it was making a rattling sound. I'm pretty sure it's the heatshield under the turbine. I presumed that I had forgotten to put a washer back in. But now I've got it apart again I can't see that...
  17. Alfa GTA
    Hi Folks, I strongly suspect the head gasket has finally thrown in the towel on my GT V6. 2 years ago I did a compression test and noted that the rear bank had good compression but took much longer to build compared to the front bank. 6 months ago I started to notice the classic gunk in the...
  18. Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    My 159 1.9 jtdm came to a stop on the M5 this week and was recovered by the RAC. The diagnosis is a failed aux belt tensioner has caused the fan belt to shred which has in turn caught around the cam belt and caused a failure. The engine seizes when turned by hand. Any advice on the pros and cons...
  19. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Every time you improve or fix something something else which you have put to the back of your mind moves forward in the list...., in this case its my gearbox, crunchy 1st, reluctant 2nd and crunchy 3rd, whats the best option, replace or get it refurbished?, Good suppliers/ refurbishers? Also is...
  20. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Hello to all, this is my first post. I have a 79 Spider that I am refurbishing. I want to rebuild the front suspension. I found a kit on Centerline International that contains all the ball joints, tie-rod ends and lower A arm bushings. Is this job doable for a suspension novice like me? Do you...
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