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  1. Reverse gear grind/crunch - no synchro?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, My other half is a bit worried about her Alfa 147 1.6 TS. It can be very stiff to shift in to reverse, and will occasionaly make a loud grinding/crunching noise when trying to engage the gear. I've had a google and can see other people with the same issue on the 156 being told...
  2. Synchro Replacement

    Alfa Giulietta
    Morning All, From a search I noticed it seems a recurring case of people having problems with the Giulietta gearboxes. I also see varying fixes with varying success. My local dealership is having my car in for a replacement drivers side mirror (temperature sensor fault) it was -40 degrees C the...
  3. Type 101 gearbox 1st gear synchro

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I'm reassembling a 1962 Giulietta spider gearbox and need an illustration of the 1st gear synchro components. I have a Giulia service manual, but it shows a slightly different gear and synchro parts. Help!
  4. Are new synchro circlips available anywhere?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Does anyone know of a source for NEW circlips (the big thick ones used to hold the synchro parts on the dog gears)? The plier holes are buggered up on some of mine, making them difficult to open safely, and I don't want to re-install the ones that got bent a lot during the removal process...
  5. Gta synchros

    Alfa GTA
    Evening all , I was aware the synchros were a bit weak on 3rd and 4th on my eldest's 147 Gta , but after having her car for a few days to sort some other stuff it appears that anything more than a gentle change provokes them to crunch , other than that the box is good no oil leaks or rumbles...
  6. GTV 3.0 Synchro

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi I am currently making a list of repairs that need doing on my GTV 3.0 -99 and one of these is the 3rd gear Synchro. I know that sometimes a simple oil change will help but in the worst case scenario it'll have to be changed but cannot find any parts suppliers. I've so far checked Autolusso...
  7. Brera Synchro Problem 1st to 2nd - Advice needed

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    On my 2.4 Brera the syncro's are clunky/crunchy between 1st and 2nd when cold. Not really a massive problem but a bit poor! The car was two years old at the end of April. it currently has 47k on it. I understand this is not exactly an unusual issue I have spoken to the dealership about this...
  8. subframe, q2, synchro..

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I am just in the middle of changing 2nd gear synchro due to it crunching occasionally on downshifts, replacing the clutch due to it exploding and making a huge rattling noise on a slow high rpm shift and to fit a Q2 diff.. The problem I have is I have removed all the obvious bolts from under...
  9. GTA Synchro Problem

    Alfa GTA
    After a happy blast around the lanes today I noticed I suddenly couldnt engage 2nd gear without a crunch whilst above 4krpm and changing very slow GRRR! :mad: The car has just hit 8k miles which is appauling for a synchro failure I have broken a synchro on a honda ITR a few years ago but that...
  10. Gearbox work - 3rd Gear synchro

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I'm having some problems at the moment with my 147 (1.6), it's stiff going from 2nd to 3rd at high revs. I'm guessing it's a worn synchro ring, and it'll have to be changed soon enough. I'm intending to do the work myself. I'd be handy enough with a set of spanners, even if I'm not...
  11. GTV Synchro Part Number?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello.. i'm planning to change the synchro on the tranny of my gtv 2.0v6 turbo, does anyone know what the part number is? i'm planning to order online..
  12. TS Gearbox Rebuild - EB Spares Synchro Hubs?

    Alfa 75, RZ, SZ
    I am finally ready to assembly my gearbox after four months waiting for a part. I bought a new synchro hub from EB Spares, trouble is instead of nice sharp teeth (to assist engagement) it has little flats. See pic, Alfa on left ,EB Spares on right. To me this seems dumb, as the flats can...
  13. Dodgy 2nd gear synchro

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi, New to this site and new to Alfas. J ust bought a 1988 33 (1.7 twin carb) with a known poor second gear shift - love the car, hate the gearbox. Even if the second gear synchro worked I think I'd find it annoyingly slopppy to shift. My questions: 1. How straightforward is it to pull and...
  14. 75 synchro choice?

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hey all I need new synchros in my 75 Twin Spark (there's a surprise...) and I can get either Alfa ones (17.50 UKP) or pattern parts (11.00 UKP). Has anyone used either and is it worth cost cutting? 2nd is really shagged, requires double declutching on downchange, 1st and 3rd are not too...