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I need to get my hands on a new clutch slave cylinder for my 146Ti. Can any of you fine people reccomend a good dealer in the midlands or a website where I might get one?
Also a question, the slave cylinder was leaking and drained itself of fluid in about a week. I filled it up and now its stopped leaking and the fluid level has remained the same. Do I still need to replace it?

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First question on a similar line to cloverleafer's...are you sure it was the slave cylinder leaking and how did you know that a slave cylinder leak was definitely the cause of your brake/clutch fluid loss?
 

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Hello people!
I need to get my hands on a new clutch slave cylinder for my 146Ti. Can any of you fine people reccomend a good dealer in the midlands or a website where I might get one?
Also a question, the slave cylinder was leaking and drained itself of fluid in about a week. I filled it up and now its stopped leaking and the fluid level has remained the same. Do I still need to replace it?

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the chaps at wad in wolverhampton may help.

http://www.wad-alfaromeo.co.uk/
 

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believe it or not but the chaps at independants like wad can help much more than dealers as they have more knowledge and passion for alfas!
 
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yeah, its leaking from around a rubber bush which is attached to what I believe is the clutch slave cylinder.
I noticed a oil/fluid mark under the engine bay one day, had a look under neath and could see oil in that area. Also the brake/clutch fluid reservoir was low. a couple of days later the clutch pedal went right down to the floor and was unable to select any useful gears. I looked at the reservoir again and it was empty.
Is it the cylinder? I'm no expert and would certainly appreciate your opinions
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Yes, slave is dead, I meant they are cheapest from the dealer and if you have a 10mm and 13mm spanner, 13mm socket, an easy bleed kit (I like to use a bike inner tube to prussuize it) and an hour to spare then it is just that easy.
 

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Thanks for the info guys. The guide for fitting a new slave looks fairly easy to follow. I do have one more question though.
My 146 has a an alarm immobiliser made by Secla fitted(not sure if this is factory fitted or after market). If I detach the battery will this be affected. Also I cant seem to locate the code for the stereo, will it need entering after being disconnected from the battery?
One more question, how do you guys know so much abpout Alfas? I'm finding your advice really helpful by the way so thanks to you all,
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The battery wont affect the alarm, just have the fob to hand when you reconnect as it may sound, the radio may not have a code, if it does though you can get it for a tenner off the net. I was an Alfa apprentice right when the TS engines came in and as such became somewhat of a specialist on them in the garage as I hadn't had my mind polluted by the Boxer. But saying that I'm pretty ofay with all Alfa engines.
 
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Hey there, sorry but i have more questions. i have just realised i am missing the cover that goes over the spark plugs and has alfa romeo written on it. Can anyone tell me where or how to get hold of one?
 

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Plastic or alloy? If your not sure take a pic of the engine and we'll tell you.

But it's more than likely to be the Alloy top CF1 you have.
 

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i have just realised i am missing the cover that goes over the spark plugs and has alfa romeo written on it. Can anyone tell me where or how to get hold of one?
Try PM'ing Richard on Alfa145.com (his user name is "lancsbreaker"). He regularly breaks Alfa 145's and 146's and always has a few cars in his yard so he's bound to have a cover you can buy off him :)
 
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thanks for the tip on WAD in wolverhampton. Very friendly service. Going to pick up my slave cylinder on Wednesday.

I wonder what people who buy brand new Alfas think of older Alfas?
 

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WAD may even have an engine cover knocking about as he does break a few as well. If not there are several places on ebay breaking. If its plastic also look for a 156/147 as they are the same, and if alloy, look for 145/155/early GTV as they too are all the same.

WAD is the best place to go in the West Mids, NJS in Pershore Worcs are also very good, similar distance but the drive there will suit the Alfa better :D

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Cheers purple, I'm going over tomorrow so I'll try and kill 2 birds with one stone.
This forum is absolutely brilliant for a newbie like me. Thanks to you all for the help and advice
 
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This might sound like a silly question but the 146Ti is a twin spark engine and not a boxer right? need to know because I'm gonna fit the new slave soon. cheers
 

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This might sound like a silly question but the 146Ti is a twin spark engine and not a boxer right?
Correct, you have a Twin Spark. Alfa stopped making the Boxer engined 145's & 146's in 1996.
 
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