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Hi, been removing the diesel injectors on my Brera by taking top part (Plastic bit) off and then using the slide hammer technique and it's worked a treat but there appears to have been only one copper washer on one plug and the rest appear to not have one?!?!

So, in taking the tops off , the spring that resides inside the top part jumped for freedom on one injector and as a result in hoping someone might have a spare, scrap 2.4 Injector and willing to sell, I only need the spring but I'm fully prepared to buy the entire unit.

Please either pm or post here and I'll get back.
 

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Not that it helps....but that exactly why I use the slide hammer puller type that does not require the tops to be removed. Hope you get it sorted.
 

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It was my own fault as I removed 4 carefully and the 5th I rushed and as a result suffered the consequences.

I now can't get the camcover off as it appears welded, so have just ordered a 8mm Stud extractor/installer as having read around reckon it's these as having removed 21 bolts 7 at back of engine, 6 down the middle and 8 at front with the 1 in cambelt area removed, and still won't budge an inch. :(
 

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You didn't mention it but I take it you have removed the cam belt? It's not a cam cover...it's a cam carrier...there is no separate cover.
 

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Hi, I did the belt had jumped by two teeth so im keen to see what rockers I have destroyed or someone advised that with only a jump of two teeth I would be unlucky to have broken any?

What appears to have happened is the aux belt appears to have snapped and been taken up by cambelt which caused the jump?

I'm surprised there is no bottom cover on the belts and this I fear is what led to the jump? I rang an Alfa specialist and he said it didn't need a bottom cover as it's shielded by a pulley!?

I think that is nonsense so I'm on the look out for a lower cover too!
 

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It was my own fault as I removed 4 carefully and the 5th I rushed and as a result suffered the consequences.

I now can't get the camcover off as it appears welded, so have just ordered a 8mm Stud extractor/installer as having read around reckon it's these as having removed 21 bolts 7 at back of engine, 6 down the middle and 8 at front with the 1 in cambelt area removed, and still won't budge an inch. :(
try and scrape the crap from around the studs with a pick tool and soak with plus gas proper to using stud extraction tool. Mine had a build up of corrosion holding the carrier down tight.

as for the lower cover if it wasn’t designed to have one (no idea if did or not) then you won’t get one to fit.
As part of the work I would change aux belt tensioner and thoroughly check the crank pulley aswell as making sure other pulleys/bearings are in good condition and running true
 

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Today after soaking the studs in +Gas overnight scrapped all the gunk from around the area and it was still seized☹

Had invested in a slide hammer to remove injectors and thought I'd give it a go and it worked! 😊 A few thumps at belt end and it finally started to free and a few thumps at the other end and it was totally free.

So, damage done is not one rocker on outlet side damaged and everyone on the inlet side smashed to smithereens!
 

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Personally I would change them all if it was me as it stands to reason some exhausts have been clobbered if all inlets are bust. Also make sure you account for all the roller bearings
 

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Yeah I had the same when my cam belt tensioner failed causing the belt to jump. Only a few rockers looked like they
were damaged but as a whole set was £50 I got them all changed.
 

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I will renew all 20 as i see roller bearings on the springs on the good side, I'm now dreading that I may need to remove the sump if I can't account for the 15 in each rocker.
 

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Have been searching for rockers and am amazed at the many choices available, is there any that are best avoided and what do people recommend I should purchase?
 

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according to the listing it fits all these... plus a load of Vauxhalls too

Fits: Alfa Romeo 147 1.9 JTD/JTDM (2004-2010), 156 1.9 JTD/JTDM (2004-2006), 159 1.9, 2.0 & 2.4 JTDM (2005-2011), 166 2.4 JTD (2006-2007), Brera 2.0 & 2.4 (2006-2011), GT 1.9JTD (2003-2010), Mito 1.6 JTDM (2008-2015), Spider 2.4 JTDM (2007-2011)
 

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Thanks Stuart, have finally found out the root of my issues. Have had the dreaded squealing belt on start up for approx 6 months, unfortunately in my lazyness ignored and suffered this as a result.

The small belt, the one that is a pig to put on that goes around alternator & air con snapped and wrapped itself around cambelt causing it to jump and destroy the 10 lifters. So as a heads up, if your car squeals on startup I'd be planning on removing the bumper, headlights and radiator in the very near future and renewing this belt.
 

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What a shame, I've a set of rockers from a 1.9 so you'd be short ....

I've a complete 2.4 ( though 200 ) engine as well if you get stuck
 
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