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  1. New rio stat for heating

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi everybody sorry to sound totally clueless but my dad has just bought a ALfa romeo spyder and he knows it needs a new Rio stat. Description from my dad was “ like a switch on the electric motor”. Just wondering if anybody knows the best place to source a spare one. Thanks for not taking the...
  2. 147 stat

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all! When disconnecting one of the hoses for stat heard a click/ding like a spring going back into and behold stat was then working fine! Does this mean the fail safe stats can actually be reset and needn't be replaced?
  3. 147 clutch judder when stat to move

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    my daughters 147 1.6 ts manual is shuddering when moving from rest, any ideas out there please?
  4. Duff new stat?

    Alfa GTA
    I'm beginning to suspect my new stat is a duff. I replaced it as the previous one stuck at about 75degrees except in traffic. Changed the stat and sensor over the summer for new Alfa bits. Sensor and Stat are proper Alfa bits not reproductions. Needle still sits at 75! Gets to shade over 90...
  5. JTD 10V Thermostat (stat no housing)

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi guys, my JTD needs a new thermostat. IT's a '99 2.4 10v. What I can't figure out (I've searched to no avail) is can I get the thermostat on it's own (as I have been offered form the motor factors for a tenner) or do I absolutely have to spend big cash on the whole housing? I don't really...
  6. Radiator and stat

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Can anyone give me a rough idea how much a new rad would cost and also a thermostat....:rolleyes: cheers
  7. MPG and stat temp

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Just got me an X plate GTV 2.0TS. Really happy with it but quite thirsty even when driven gently (30mpg max). Front pipe is blowing close to flexi so will get replacement next week. Have read ongoin thread re. MPG. Tyre pressures are ok (at 38psi?). Engine temp is the other thing. Mine sits spot...
  8. low temp, changed stat, still same now light on!!!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Cars been spot on in the 6 months ive had it but noticed low temp gauge so changed thermostat even tho the car was getting warm ok gauge still reads 50-60 sometimes 70 now after putting it all back together the engine light is on sprayed the connectors I unplugged and plugged back in, same...
  9. stat change/coolant drain

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Today I'm changin my thermostat. I want to drain off all the coolant so I can put red in (instead of blu thats in now) after I have changed that stat. Will it all drain off when I take the bottom hose off the stat-so i don't have to take the bottom hose off the rad?
  10. 166 Super 3.0 stat???

    Alfa 164 & 166
    My 166 Superlusso's water temp guage reached to 90c in about 15 to 20 minutes when driving around town but on motorway its down to 70c. Tonight I was driving on the motorway it was on 60-65c and used 24MPG when it should have been around 30MPG. :confused: I think it could be the stat as my...
  11. errr does anybody know what could have happened to my old stat?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, This seemed a bit odd to me so i thought i would throw it out there to the collective knowlege on here. My gtv was running a bit cold during cruise on the motorway (somewhere around 65 degrees). Easy i thought, change the stat,nice easy job.:) The thing is that when i got the old stat...
  12. Finally changed my stat!

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Yesterday I finally decided to change my stat :) It ended up taking about 2 hours as first of all I had a issue with one of the bolts holding it onto the engine and after I got that problem sorted the stat was off and finally while i was connecting the last pipe to the stat I realised the motor...
  13. 164 - stat change and other issues

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi folks I've just bought an Alfa Romeo 164 for not a lot of dollar, and inevitably there are some issues. First one is thermostat. It's stuck. I've ordered a replacement and am looking forward to playing with coolant hoses (eep) but is there anything I should watch out for? I'm considering a...
  14. Just changed stat

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    hi guys, just changed the stat on my jtd 2.4 and completed the job in 2 hours! Whilst working in the dark with a lamp i undone all the pipework on the stat and knocked one to the floor, the pipe in question seems to run from the stat to the egr heat exchanger and is very short with a dog leg in...
  15. Yet another is my stat.....

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    ..... cream crackered? My GT JTDm has always taken a while to warm up, but having read a few threads on here I think this is normal. It always gets to 90° and stays there regardless of whether I'm moving or stood still. Then this cold and icy morning it got to 80° and just stayed there. It did...
  16. Why do Alfa make things so difficult (just changed my stat ...)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Well I thought the job would take a couple of hours at most ... and I've only just finished it now (4 hours later :() ... I was going great guns, within 20mins I had all of the pipes etc disconnected from the old stat and one of the bolts holding it one off ... then comes the bolt underneath...
  17. New Stat

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Finally got my new 'stat from western at lunchtime...can't believe a thermostat can cost £43.64 though. They've also kindly sold me an o-ring to go with it when it comes with one already :( And why oh why oh why have alfa deisgned it so that it is such a complicated part? if the main hose...
  18. Does my stat need replacing?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Up until reading this forum, I've always thought the behaviour of my temperature gauge was normal despite it appearing that the car runs quite cool, assumed that was normal for a TS engine. In normal driving it's unusual for the gauge to get above 60, and a morning drive to work it barely...
  19. Dodgy Stat or Sender?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Temp gauge on my 156 doesn't move of the minimum reading apart from when you are stationary or turn the car off! I'm assuming that its the stat, can they be bought from a motor factors or are they cheap enough from a dealers? Also does the stat and sender come as one unit? Thanks.
  20. 156 2.4JTD Stat problem????

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Having sorted my auxiliary drive belt tensioner problem, the ungrateful car has now thrown up another problem. (Got a genuine Alfa tensioner from Euro Car Care at significantly less cost than main alfa dealer...very helpful) The heater has stopped blowing hot air and car is running very hot, in...