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Hi there,

I am doing the Clutch on my 164 24 valvle and yes you guessed it I am stuck on how to get the third starter motor bolt out especially as I haven't removed the rear manifold as yet as I don't know how to do that either any help would be most welcome

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Paul
 

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a total nightmare by all accounts....took my alfa specialist 4 hours to get that bolt out! Have a wee browse over on alfabb.com as they know a lot about 164's....
 

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Thanks Niall,

I will go and have look now. I have been trying for over 2 hours and steadily going mad!!!
 

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Hi Riber3,

Sorry to hear of starter bolt woes. You may have finished the job by now? Can't help your request but I changed the clutch on my 2 ltr TS 1995, last year and fitted a Sachs clutch kit p/no s3000472002 and it's a great improvement, smoother and lighter. Cost £96.48 inc vat

I don't suppose it will fit your car but I can recommend the make and the price is good too.

What are you doing for a clutch centering tool?

alfakid
 

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Hi, where did you get your clutch kit from for under £100? Everywhere i've tried are around the £130 mark.
 

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Hi Riber,

I don't know if your still struggling with this but I had the same problem, I spent over 8 hours in total faffing with that bolt, got the scratches and bruises to prove it!

In the end it took me 5 minutes!

If anyone else has the tools you can do it with the following:

1. 1/4" Drive socket
2. about 12" of 1/4" extensions

the 1/4" allows it to get past all the gubbins easily and onto the bolt head.

3. 1/4" Universal joint
4. 1/4 to 3/8" adapter
5. about 2ft of 3/8" extensions.

Sounds mad I know but it works.

6. 3/8" Ratchet.

If you get the front end of the car up with the o/s wheel removed you can feed the socket with 12" extension on to the bolt head from underneath, delicate fiddling should get it on the head.

If you leave it stationary which is possible, it should'nt fall off unless you knock the car. Go around to the topside of the engine bay and you should be able to get a finger behind the rear head at the bellhousing to check it's on.

Now you need a second pair of hands so grab a freind who is willing to get under the car. Get them to hold the extension straight and on the bolt head.

Feed the 3/8" extension through a very fine gap above the power steering pump and connect it to the UJ.

You should now be sorted, hold the extensions firmly to stop the UJ from cockling the socket off and unfasten.

I still have my gearbox/starter off so I cannot say if this will work as easily to put the bolt back in.

Hope this has helped anyone in the same situation!
 
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