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  1. Busso: a question of timing?

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Today I checked the timing on my Busso 3.0. The results looked pretty bad - interested to know what others think. It's in a recently-acquired GTV that has not run for several years; the guy I bought it from was in the trade and mentioned his mechanic had changed the cambelt at some point. The...
  2. 1.7 16V Valve knock ping problem

    Alfa 33, Sud & Sprint
    Hello Since I repaired the engine of my 33 1.7 16V, I´m having problems with it. I opened some topics here in the past but haven´t solved the problem. The problem is the engine "pings" or "knocks", doesn´t have the power it had and always works hotter them normal, and as mutch as it gets...
  3. Brera 3.2 Crankshaft pulley and timing cover removal.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Evening, I’m stripping my engine bay to get to my timing chains, with the engine still in. Got down to the crankshaft pulley and finding it really hard to get off using a 3 arm puller after removing the crankshaft bolt. Has anyone got any ideas on how to get the pulley off? Also, I removed...
  4. 2010 1.6 jtdm timing belt

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi All, I have just bought my Daughter a 2010 1.6 jtdm as a runabout. it has a reasonably good history but I can find no evidence of a belt change. it runs very sweetly and with 110,000 on the clock I am guessing the belt must have been changed at some point. For my own piece of mind I will be...
  5. 1.9 16V JTD Timing Belt and Water Pump change sockets and tools

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi guys! Pardon me if this has been asked before, I've searched the internet for an answer but I couldn't find one. I'm planning to change my timing belt, serpentine belt and water pump on my 2005 GT JTD. With the power of AutoData YouTube and a lot of reading I've got the step by step...
  6. Timing belt Issue

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    HI On a 1.9 JTD diesel (european vehicle left sided Wheel) It broke, so I need to replace it, but I am not sure what position should the camshaft be. My reference is when the piston at the left is at the top position... Or any other position?
  7. Can this timing chain kit be any good? Q4 3.2V6

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    This is ridiculously cheap: Like a couple of others on here at the moment I've had a rear bank rattle diagnosed as a timing chain issue. My garage said it was a timing...
  8. 159 Q4 Timing Chain issues.

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I have had a diagnostic check confirm that I need to change my timing chain on my 159. I need to drive to London from Scotland and back before getting the issue fixed. Can anyone tell me if this will damage anything more major or will I just get poor performance and poor fuel economy? Also any...
  9. Intermittent juddering after timing belt replacement

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I replaced my timing belt, turned over and ran fine. When putting my foot down hard there is intermittent juddering, no warning lights. Any suggestions if you have experienced the same would be grateful, thanks.
  10. €1200 for timing belt and full service?

    Republic of Ireland
    Hi all, I was quoted €1200 by Grandon's in Cork for a timing belt change and full service on the Giulietta. To be honest, I nearly died of shock when I heard that figure. Sounds extremely high to me. It's the 1.6 multijet engine so it's not like I'm bringing in a super rare beast, the same...
  11. Timing belt done

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Thats the timing belt, aux belt and water pump done. Plus the offensive sump plug has been forcibly removed and an oversized one put in. Needless tp say it also got some nice motul 10x60 and an oil filter. Its running pretty well! Quieter, which i imagine is down to the new oil. Thanks to all...
  12. alfa romeo 2.5 v6 timing lock issue

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hello every one, i am wondering how you guys set the timing for your v6 engines correctly ? i have ordered many cam locks starting from the red ones on ebay and they did not work or fit correctly ending with this one from ebay and it is expensive, and the seller told me he is working with it...
  13. Timing belt kit

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    How do i know which kit to buy? As per attached pic, in which ive changed my car to a 2litre petrol GT 2010 which can only be a jts engine, there are 2 different options. 130teeth 15mm wide Or 168teeth 24mm wide These were the same options offered when i imputed my own registration. Im confused
  14. 1.9 JTD 16v mjet 2007 timing belt

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi I’ve recently had my timing belt snap on my 1.9 JTD 16v and I’ve took rocket off and replaced all 16 rockers only 7 was broken but replaced them all , depressed lifters of the the oil , replaced injector seals , timed engine up correctly and still dosent start? Dosent sound like its firing at...
  15. Quick question regarding 156 1.9 JTDM Timing Belt Interval

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi, The last time the car got the timing belt replaced was at 58k miles (October 2014 with previous owner). The car has now 114k miles. I believe that the belt should be replaced every 70k miles or 5 years, isn't it? I have booked a timing belt and water rump replacement at the Alfa Workshop...
  16. 159 2.4jtdm Cambelt Timing

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    I’ve been a mechanic all my life and must have changed hundreds of cambelts but this is giving me an headache. The cambelt had jumped several teeth and broke 4 rockers. Took the cylinder head off to make sure there was no damage to the valves, replaced all 20 rockers, re fitted cylinder head...
  17. 3.2JTS timing chain tensioner

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 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.
  18. Alfa 159 3,2JTS Distinctive wrong timing chain kit

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Hi I bought Cloyes 9-0753S but it is Morse multilink chains and won't fit my car, Can anyone give me the correct kit number for the roller chain kit?
  19. timing belt needs replacing

    Alfa MiTo
    Hi was wondering if anyone could advise me of any alfa specialist in Glasgow or surrounding areas that would carry out timing belt change on my mito?? Thanks
  20. 105 Timing Gear Wanted

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    I'm after the compound timing gear from a 105 Nord engine. I need the one that has the gear to drive the rev counter.