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  1. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Thought id post this up - might be of help to someone - today were going to get rid of this horrible noise on the 2.4 5cyl engine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZXHn-9IP6Y Now im a Subaru man and the Alfa is my wifes car so go easy on me! This beautiful thing: This is what you will need...
  2. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hello My spider (2.4jtdm) has been in for Cambelt & wpump - was hoping that the annoying whirring / and squeal on start up be sorted - been diagnosed as new auxilary belt tensioner & pulley required - is it a diy job ? or do i need to pay a garage to do it- there are lots of threads on here...
  3. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Just finished changing cam belt and tensioners and variator ,But found the drive belt tensioner has had it . Is it possible to change just the bearing ,anybody know any part numbers and are other alfas the same Thanks Mark
  4. Alfa GTA
    Hi fellas, Got a quick question here... How often does the Aux belt tensioner and idler have to be replaced ? At the same time as the timing belt ? Also, how come cam locking tools are so expensive ? Is there no enterprising workshop owner in our midst who can make a business building these at...
  5. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi All I have a 147 8 Valve 2004 JTD that I'm trying to complete a timing belt tension. The tensioner bolt is on a sliding slot on the engine case and there is a small circular stub next to it. I assume that the stub locates in the long slot on the tensioner base just below the circular 4 ish...
  6. The Classic Alfa Romeos
    Finally worked out what the tinkling noise I've been experiencing, slack cam chain... anyhoo I've tensioned it back up using methods described here and ABB, had to help the tensioner a bit but its all nice and tight now, before I go any further can anyone tell me the torque setting for the...
  7. Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hi, I'm trying to put my sud back together after swapping the water pump and have found I was sold (couple of years ago...) 2 drivers side cam belt tensioners! I'd like to find a passenger side one to match, they are nice quality steel wheeled ones. Also if anyone wants a nice drivers side one...
  8. South Africa
    Hi Guys, i need to know where i can find a good 2nd hand or possibly new cam tensioner for my 164 QV. Giorgio from Auto Azzurri is on the search and coming up short so i am trying to help and widen the search as i would like to get my car back on the road. I haven't been able to drive it since...
  9. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Okay, I know about the problem with this self tensioning pulley thanks to this forum. I have removed, stripped & greased the spring loaded tensioner bushes which was just starting to show signs of seizing up. My car is a 2005, 20 valve Veloce which has done 93K miles. The squeak used to start...
  10. Alfa GTA
    My car has just started making this noise on idle... And it appears to be coming from that very same area :( It had its cambelt and tensioner changed only 9k miles and 16 months ago. Is there any chance it could be something else? I've just booked it in for a lot of work so I would rather...
  11. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    for 2.0 and 1.8 twinspark camlocks and tensioner for balance belt,and home made t d c finder,made from a old sparkplug, dial guage not included,can be sourced on ebay for around £15 data lead to connect your laptop to alfadiag new unused thermostat and bosch oil filter for 2.0 twinspark...
  12. Alfa 159, Brera & Spider
    Hi i need to change my fanbelt on my 2.4 jtdm 20valve there is a tenshioner that i have to use a spanner can any one tell me the exact size im thinking 30mm so that means i have to go to halfords ,, so please can anyone confirm this Paul
  13. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, I just replaced timing belt/tensioner/idler and balacence shaft belt and tensioner on my Spider 2002 2 lt CF3. I have whinning noise from the tensioner, only after warm up, not at cold start. I am 100% sure is the tensioner as I removed belt and tensioner and no more noise. The tensioner...
  14. Alfa 164 & 166
    Posted a question in the engine section any one help put my mind at rest http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/engines-ts-jts-jtd-and-v6/725833-164-24v-cam-belt-tensioner-tension-new-post.html
  15. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
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  16. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, have just fitted new belt waterpump etc to my 2.0 ltr jts sportwagon but find it impossible to get pointer on cambelt tensioner to line up with the hole that it is supposed to, as I turn the crank the pointer is going up and down, would be glad of any help as its booked on the ferry to...
  17. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    ..anyone know where I can get a tensioner tool from asap?...PDQ? its a series GTV series 2, twinny... got all the belts on, but forgot that all important tool. Will collect if local (Loughborough in Leicestershire). Also bottom cam belt housing cover has got massive 'ole in it... could do with...
  18. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    ..anyone know where I can get a tensioner tool from asap?...PDQ? its a series GTV series 2, twinny... got all the belts on, but forgot that all important tool. Will collect if local (Loughborough in Leicestershire). Also bottom cam belt housing cover has got massive 'ole in it... could do with...
  19. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys. Any advice? I've got the car in the air, new belt in hand, only to find the large m10 capscrew that goes through the centre of the tensioner has snapped. I wondered if any one else had faced this and with what results. Little desperate! Its flush with the block, i've dropped the engine...
  20. Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi peeps just a quick note to say that Alfissimo now have stocks of new hydraulic cambelt tensioners for the 24v 164 engine . Not cheap but try finding one . :thumbs:
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