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  1. Noisy tappets ?

    Alfa GTA
    Hi guys did anybody ever heard noise like this coming form the engine area ? It only happens when the engine is dead cold, it last for couple of seconds and then it disappeares until next morning, sometimes I do not hear this noise for days. Any idea what could make such knocking noise ? (...
  2. Alfa 156 1.8 TS variator or tappets?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys, First tech post here, I bought recently an oldie Alfa 156 SW 1.8 TS and it run pretty good appart from an ocasional hesitation on acceleration, due to bad / old ignition coils, but the engine runned fine with steady idle and no weird sounds, I handled it over to my mechanic to a first...
  3. Has anyone changed their tappets?

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    OK has anyone changed them on a 2.4 210bhp? At the moment I'm going through a problem solving mission of a knock/tap sound. So far I've done dmf/clutch/bearing, deswirled and cleaned manifold, 5 new injectors, glow plugs, engine flush and new oil. Next on the list is tappets and followers. If...
  4. tappets

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    My 147 Q2 swallowed all of its swirl flaps and ultimately i had to take it to autolusso and have the engine rebuilt and the turbo replaced. Ive just done the south of france and back and it is an absolute dream, no more smoke, cruises at 100mph (their roads are lush) and at 85mph on cruise i...
  5. Brera V6 Tappets

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    OK so I have a tappet problem. Quite loud tapping, worse when the engines hot. Car had the timing chain and service right before I bought it so assuming oil isn't too old as I've done 2k miles in the 11 weeks I've owned it, tapping started Tuesday night, Wednesday it was cleared temporarily by...
  6. Fitting Tappets 2.4 JTDM

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi all, any advise on fitting new hydraulic tappets? I been given all kinds of directions from just chucking them in to turning the engine over with an electric motor without firing it for a few mins. Anyone have any solid knowledge?
  7. Different Tappets

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all I am just putting my new cylinder head back together and realised I have different types of tappets. The main reason for this is because I originally cracked my RH head so got another with some of the tappets and other bits still attached, and being a bit of a novice mixed them up with...
  8. Where to find tool to adjust the clearance of tappets valve

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi I have an Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon 1.9 jtd. And I have check the clearance of the tappets valve need to adjust. Where can I find the right tool do adjust the clearance of the tappets valve? The official tools are: - 1.820.262.000, a lever used to lower tappet - 1.860.724.001, keeps the...
  9. Tappets, springs, collars etc….

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    So, that is everything from the valves to the cams, but not the valves themselves. Does anyone have any idea (roughly) with a new set would cost for a 16v? Can you still get them - are they available generally? Can you re-use from head to head depending on condition - or is that a no-no...
  10. Squeezable Tappets 2.4 Ti

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have 2 tappets which I can sqeeze by about 1mm between finger and thumb. All the rest seem solid in my hands. I presume the 2 are faulty and need to be replaced? How would I prime some new tappets?
  11. Solid Tappets - Valve Timing - Fast Cams

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    This is just a thought, BUT !!! I need to have some solid tappets made an any local machine shop, so that I'll be able to put the valve timing with my vernier cam pulleys on my 33. The engine is a 16v, and it runs with hydraulic tappets and Fast Road Medium Colombo Barriani cams. As its a quad...
  12. ZDDPLUS? More zinc for my flat tappets.

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Has anyone heard of this or could recommend it for my flat tappets? I cannot get hold of oils with a zddp content higher than 1000/1100 ppm here. Mobil 15w/50 is not sold. Neither Castrol Edge 5W/50 both with high zddp levels. I currently have Castrol TWS 10w/60 in my 33 with hydraulic...
  13. Where to Purchase Valve tappets?

    Alfa 155
    Since I bought my Alfa the car has had valve tappet that are ticking. Unfortunately it seems almost impossible to get hold of new valve tappets in ireland so I wonder if there is any company in United Kingdom our an international company that can deliver to ireland My Alfa is from 1997 1.8 16v.
  14. Noisey Tappets

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    For all you that think you have noisey tappets. Not to scare you all to much but when I swopped from my 1.9 156 to my 2.4 159 I allways thought that it was a little to noisey tappet wise, just put it down to an extra 4 tappets. Boy was I wrong. As you can all see the center pin on the...
  15. cambox lids(mechanical tappets)

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Help has anyone got a pair of cambox covers for the early mechanical tappet type cambox that they wish to part with!!!!!!
  16. Alfa 159 Ti 2.4 JTD noisy tappets / valves

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I've recently purchased a new 159 Ti 2.4 diesel, but am not entirely happy with the tappet / valve noise coming from the engine. Put aside the normal diesel sounds, this is a definite ticking noise from one side of the engine, when the engine is under load, and more pronounced when above 3000...
  17. Where to Purchase Valve tappets?

    Alfa 155
    Since I bought my Alfa for over two years ago the car has had valve tappet that are ticking. To previously, It has not bothered me but now I have begun to replace everything that makes bad noise from the engine. Unfortunately it seems almost impossible to get hold of new valve tappets in Sweden...
  18. Tappets rattling

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
  19. Tappets noise and emissions failure

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi everyone! I just bought a 1997 spider and I am in the process of restoring it. The car had a turbo on it but now it is all stock. Also the car was on a parking lot for about 2 years after that. Recently I changed the distribution, oil, oil filter, MAF, lambda sensor, thermostat and cat. The...
  20. I'm searching camshafts for 33 1.7 qv with mechanical tappets

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    I own an Alfa Romeo 33 1.7 qv with mechanical tappets. This model is very rare in France and my two camshafts must be replaced. I have the solution to change against hydraulic tappets by adapting heads for hydraulic tappets. But I would find camshafts for mecahnical tappets. Can we find it...