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  1. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone! I started doing by cambelt on my GT JTD CF3 yesterday and I almost managed to get it done in 4-5 hours, but I got stuck on the mechanical tensioner, so I have a few questions: First off, my tensioner sits on a bolt thats poking out of the engine, so I can only use a nut to tighten...
  2. Alfa 164 & 166
    I found a couple of these in the bottom of a parts box. I think they're the tensioners for the early 3.0 24v used in the 164, but I'm not 100% sure. Anyone know for sure if these are 164 tensioners? And if so, how do I test if they still work OK? Both seem to spin freely but I can't work out...
  3. Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    I'm doing the timing belt on my 166. It's a 2000 car but it only has 16,000 miles on the clock. Despite the car being driven weekly until 2016 neither of the belts have ever been changed. The car has been parked indoors all it's life so there is no rust anywhere on it. I'm just wondering if I...
  4. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    I received my tensioner kit but one of the installation locking pins has popped out. Will it be possible to press it in again? It needs to be pressed in and turned at the same time. I would rather try sorting it out than waiting for a replacement - See attached photo.
  5. South Africa
    Hi All, Anyone know where one could buy or rent a set of cam locks for a 3.2 V6 2007 motor. looks like my water pump has either packed up or is in the process of packing up. Lovely rattle sound coming from the cam belt housing when i rev the motor.
  6. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Onwards and upwards....., we had hoped to finish installing the Alfetta head today but couldn't join the cam chain because the tensioner wouldn't slide any further in to its hole, we used as much force as we dared but it felt like it was coming up against a stop, it moves in and out quite freely...
  7. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    The roller on my 1.9jtdm tensioner has a shot bearing, rather than buying whole thing am I right in thinking the roller is exactly the same as the other guide rollers so I can replace just that? Also my air con is noisy no play or noises when rotating compressor by hand but there is no...
  8. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Just leaving work, got 50 yards to the roundabout and the battery light warning light came on and my power steering failed followed by a nasty burning smell. Limped 50 yards more into the petrol station and looked under the bonnet to the see aux belt not spinning at all. Turned it off, heard a...
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Alfa Romeo GT Jtd Is it normal for this part to shake like this? (photo + video)
  10. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Only a question, doubt anything is wrong just me getting used to a different sounding engine? I replaced the air con aux belt plus the larger front aux belt and both tensioners - the horrible rattle I had has now gone and the engine sounds sweet, like a new un! On my way home today however, I...
  11. Alfa 164 & 166
    I did a timing belt change on my 164 24v QV before christmas and found that the right hand hydraulic tensioner from a Ferrari 360 fitted perfectly, for all of your informations! I bought the...
  12. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi guys in the middle of changing all the belts and tensioners on my JTS, all is going well till I come to tension the belt. When I turn the tension tool full anticlockwise the tensioner moves and tightens the belt but the silver pointer doesn’t move to line up with the small round tensioner...
  13. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi all, Bought my brera 3.2V6 11 weeks ago, it had just had the chains, tensioners, guides, seals etc done I have a copy of the invoice for nearly £2k worth of work. Last week my car started this horrible tapping noise, it is significantly worse when the engine is hot and I believe it to be...
  14. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi to all, I saw that Alfa made a recomendation to change the timing belt tensioner support since 2004 due to belt wear problems, anyone knows what its all about? Regards
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Posting a thread here too due to not getting any answers in the GTV sub forum, kinda need to know because I want to get the car running again I did timing belt on my 3.0 GTV without much problems, I am unsure of one thing though, is the timing belt supposed to be that tight when the tensioner's...
  16. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hey guys, been lurking on here for a while but only recently made an account. I did timing belt on my 3.0 GTV without much problems, I am unsure of one thing though, is the timing belt supposed to be that tight when the tensioner's two marks align with eachother? It seems too tight to me, and...
  17. Alfa GTA
    Check these new items, adjustable cam pulleys and we have developed a new tensioner that uses one of the fixed idlers These are being used on the latest 3.8 we are building Ned
  18. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi Guys, I need some help. I experienced a metallic grinding noise whilst running my 159 2.4 JTDm and investigation revealed that the tensioner pulley had failed sheering off the sliding fixing stud. Any idea's where I can find a replacement stud? I have bought a complete timing belt kit...
  19. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hello. Please, can anyone help me to get belt tensioner? It gives noise and I think I must replace it. Thanks
  20. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    I am after the triangular casting that tensions the cam belt. It is the one that pulls down with the short spring and is locked with a nut. They are handed - and the one that I need is the drivers side one. Does anyone have a spare one knocking about that I could buy. Thanks, Edward.
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