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  1. Idle Issue Twinspark

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi All, I am looking for a bit of advice regarding my 1997 2.0 Twinspark Spider. Occasionally when idling the motor will almost die with the revs dropping to almost zero but not quite. A bit like a hiccup. The TB, ICV and all related bits are clean, no CEL, no error codes when scanned. The...
  2. 156 Twinspark starting issue

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all Recently purchased an immaculate 1998 Twinspark 1.8. Only 34K on the clock with full service history for every year since new. All has been good until this morning. When I tried to start her up, the engine turns over for a second or two then dies. Tried a few times with the same result...
  3. Autodelta twinspark turbo conversion (j10 evo)

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Hi guys I have not long bought the original Alfa spider j10 evo turbo 1997 autodelta show car. It needs a lot of tlc but worth rescuing, it's low on power and I have just removed the...
  4. Auxiliary Belt Pulley

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi everyone, I am currently doing a head gasket job on my Spider and having difficulties removing the auxiliary belt pulley. It is a 15mm bolt but the head is deep inside the pulley itself. Due the limited space, I am not able to use a socket wrench. I bought an adapter so I can fit the socket...
  5. Does a 2.0 Twinspark gearbox fit a 3.0 V6?

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Dear Alfisti, the gearbox of my 2001 3.0 V6 broke down and has to be replaced. Does anyone know whether a 2.0 Twinspark Spider has the same gearbox whether it fits? I am also told that the gearbox of a 156 or 166 fits, but only the 2.4 jtd or the 3.0 V6 petrol - does anyone know? Thanks in...
  6. Twinspark turbo j10 autodelta evo engine power loss

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi guys, I have just bought the original Alfa 916 spider autodelta j10 show car from 1996 for more info click link I bought it as a project and it lower in power, it feels...
  7. Another P1 Twinspark Spider lives another year!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Just received my MOT for 1998 genuine P1 Spider Twinspark, bodywork is starting to rust just behind rear arch and. I reckon if removed the rear wheel arch liners will be concealing rust? Anyways! genuine P1 Alloy Top engine (Original unit) 176k miles .....Lives. :lick:
  8. GTV TwinSpark Water loss

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hello, New here! I'm trying to find out the name of a little rubber cap that's perished on my GTV, which is currently letting coolant fire out at some speed. I've (hopefully) attached a few images. Any help as to the name of the part and where to get one is greatly received. Thanks!
  9. GTV Twinspark Ph1 for Sale

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi All, My GTV is for sale; Please feel free to ask any questions or drop me a PM. Adam
  10. Alfa 164 - V6 Calipers on a Twinspark

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hi there - does anyone know if you can mount the larger front V6 164 brake calipers on standard twinspark hub, and use larger discs? Also, is there any difference between V6 & twinspark rears calipers? I'm refurbishing/rebuilding the entire braking system April and wanted had some V6 calipers I...
  11. 164 Twinspark Owner Checking In

    Introduce Yourself
    All, Having owned my 164 for a few years now and as I am embarking on a bit more of a teardown I thought it prudent to join the forum properly! As it stands today: I have been documenting my 164 travails over on pistonheads, but have been encouraged to post here too to share knowledge and...
  12. Wtd - Twinspark Spider

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, I'm looking for a spider for my dad, ideally a solid mot'd car with cam belt done etc that he can tinker with but don't mind a bit of a project though nothing major as he's 70 but any honest car considered. Thanks Simon
  13. 166 2.0 Twinspark Overheating

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hello All, I have an urgent issue with my 2005 166 2.0 TS. A couple of weeks ago, the car suddenly overheated to 130 degrees and the red warning light came on. There was massive coolant loss and this was diagnosed as a knackered radiator. I ordered a new one and it was fitted by a local garage...
  14. A 2007 Twinspark selespeed ?? (how this this happen ?)

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Have a look at this very pretty 156: It is a 2007 Selespeed. Seing as how the exterior is the facelift, it was obviously produced after 2002/3. It also has Selespeed (so is a two litre, and should be...
  15. New Sump Needed. 2.0 Twinspark

    Alfa 164 & 166
    Hello All, Managed to crack the sump this morning . Not sure how as no pot holes or speed bumps. Anyway its cracked. So I am now trying to source a new one. I've read its unique to the 166 which is a bit of a pain as there are plenty of other twinspark sumps around. So if anyone has one spare...
  16. P1 GTV Twinspark being broken - All parts available bar rear suspension

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Alas another one bites the dust.m Alfa red 1998 p1 GTV twinspark being broken as both rear springpans have rotted through and its an uneconomical repair. Bodywork is in pretty good condition and colour is Alfa Red with no Alfa Pink showing. I will get some pictures up later in the week. Please...
  17. 2001 Alfa 147 2.0 Twinspark - Clutch Pedal Soft / No gears while engine running.

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey all, So I was driving to work this morning and all of a sudden the clutch pedal lost all its pressure (totally soft / no resistance - yet it is not stuck) and the gears became very crunchy and I could tell something was wrong. I managed to drive a couple of km's down the road in 3rd gear...
  18. alfa 147 2.0 twinspark oil leak

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hey guys I'd appreciate if someone could give me some advice if you've gone through something similar. I spent the whole day changing my cam belt using this guide The cam variator and after I was done I decided to turn on the car and see that everything was fine, and it was, it wasn't making...
  19. Q2 Differential Upgrade for TwinSpark gearbox!

    Tuning & Upgrades
    Hello! I have some way to make copy of Alfa Romeo Q2 for our poor TwinSpark gearboxes :thumbup: One Alfa Romeo with TwinSpark engine and C510 gearbox ride perfect. Costs is about 450$ + shipping. May be somebody interested?
  20. Ph2 twinspark thermostat with 4 pin temp sensor and loose wires

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi guys well trying to figure out my poor mpg as only achieving 25mpg doing mainly motorway miles. I'm getting 300-320 miles per £64 top up. One thing I noticed on my 27mile each way Commute. The temp niddle doesn't move for the first twenty mins it's only when I get into town traffic the...