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by Artiz1
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: V6 12V Super automatic - An old dream come true...
Replies: 76
Views: 63239

Mechanical tensioner comparison

And my final post for today. Timing belt tensioner comparison. My old tensioner was still the OEM unit from Dayco with Alfa Lancia logos, made in Canada. When compared to the new Dayco unit, you can see that now the metal pulley has been replaced with a plastic one. I think it's better - less recipr...
by Artiz1
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: V6 12V Super automatic - An old dream come true...
Replies: 76
Views: 63239

AD alert! Silicone coolant hose couplings

The thermostat housing has two short hoses that connect it to the engine block. I have been looking at these couplings with caution for a while now, so again, this was the best time to replace them. One hose has both same size ends, while the other one has different end sizes. Well, why not make mys...
by Artiz1
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: V6 12V Super automatic - An old dream come true...
Replies: 76
Views: 63239

assembly continues

Next, the alternator bracket was tightened back in place along with the alternator. Then the oil pump gear was put back on and the timing belt slipped on. This was done, because I wanted to pretty much complete the bottom part of engine as much as possible now. Power steering belt also on and tensio...
by Artiz1
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: V6 12V Super automatic - An old dream come true...
Replies: 76
Views: 63239

different water pump casting

A can of brake cleaner later, the ATF was washed off as much as possible and the engine has been cleaned a bit from the old grease and mud. Now was the time to install the new water pump. The pulley can be removed very easy. Just unscrew the three 10 mm bolts and use a pulley puller to separate it f...
by Artiz1
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: V6 12V Super automatic - An old dream come true...
Replies: 76
Views: 63239

Late 12V water pump removal

Ok, back to engine wrecking :) Now was the time to remove everything that can be replaced while the timing belt is off. First - the timing belt tensioner. It's the same unit, found on all early or late 12V engines, that had the mechanical (not hydraulic) unit. Removal is simple - unscrew two 13 mm b...
by Artiz1
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: V6 12V Super automatic - An old dream come true...
Replies: 76
Views: 63239

12V camshaft lobe height

Back to camshafts. Here is some interesting and possibly helpful info I had collected: These late 12V engines have the highest possible valve lift, despite producing only 180 bhp. The cams used here are also known as the "S" cams in the US market, so are a highly desirable upgrade on the early 12V e...
by Artiz1
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: V6 12V Super automatic - An old dream come true...
Replies: 76
Views: 63239

worn 12V tappets

After removing one camshaft, it would make sense to take a look at the other one, right? Plenum out, cover off, cam revealed: http://i.imgur.com/mhvT6uPl.jpg Jackpot! Just look at that cylinder number 2 exhaust tappet: http://i.imgur.com/YhOa7P9l.jpg Some time later I had the remaining cam out: http...
by Artiz1
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: V6 12V Super automatic - An old dream come true...
Replies: 76
Views: 63239

12V Camshaft pulley removal

Ah yes, I forgot to mention that since I had to remove the camshafts, it made sense to replace everything along the way - all belts, tensioners, water pump, thermostat, both thermo sensors, hoses... Having your timing belt still intact, it's a good time for loosening the 22mm acorn nuts on your cams...
by Artiz1
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: V6 12V Super automatic - An old dream come true...
Replies: 76
Views: 63239

12V power steering belt removal

If you thought the previous procedure was a bolt hide and seek game, check this out: In order to do the next step, which is the power steering belt removal, you either need to have a special tool or have your ATF fluid leaking all over your workshop. I choose the later option. Be it the early or lat...
by Artiz1
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: V6 12V Super automatic - An old dream come true...
Replies: 76
Views: 63239

Late 12V alternator belt removal

As I already mentioned above, the camshafts needed to be remanufactured due to worn exhaust lobes. In order to remove them, there are many other things to do. The sequence has been written many times on other forums, but here are some of my tips: 1) Plastic timing belt cover removal - it can be made...
by Artiz1
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: V6 12V Super automatic - An old dream come true...
Replies: 76
Views: 63239

Re: V6 12V Super automatic - An old dream come true...

Did you use spacers only on rear wheels or also on the front one? Same size? Because on mine front is quite OK considering how much wheels are "sunk" in the wheel arch but the rear one are too deep - I would like to pull them out a bit anyway. Mike, I used same 5mm spacers on all 4 wheels. I didn't...
by Artiz1
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: V6 12V Super automatic - An old dream come true...
Replies: 76
Views: 63239

And then came the valves...

Ok, so body issues have been sorted. Wandering idle and rough start - also sorted. But that unsmooth running was driving me mad... Furthermore I thought it might also affect the emissions. I found some injectors from my ex 155 TS, that are identical to the OE units, but before I replaced them I want...
by Artiz1
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:50 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: V6 12V Super automatic - An old dream come true...
Replies: 76
Views: 63239

2017-05-06: Rust treatment

A month ago I found a chap that could fabricate and weld in the required new rear jacking point sheet metal. It was an early Saturday morning, the sun was shining and a towed (no legal inspection still, remember?) 164 was traveling across the city. But on my way I saw a car wash and I just could not...
by Artiz1
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: V6 12V Super automatic - An old dream come true...
Replies: 76
Views: 63239

Re: V6 12V Super automatic - An old dream come true...

Hello, so you go on doing such a big work, but aren't you daring the rust that should have seriously damage the floor and it seems have attack other structural parts :shock: :? GPL is a :evil: display, had one on a Ford Transit camper, I learned all about it by myself, it's source of issues and pro...
by Artiz1
Wed May 31, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 12V Camshaft removal/replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 6324

Re: 12V Camshaft removal/replacement

Yes, you are right about the camshaft - again, another reason why I removed it - that particular lobe is 5.4mm, which is a lot less that the minimum... That's why I got a terrible knocking sound from the engine. To top everything up, somebody had adjusted the intake valves on that head to 0.2mm! Ins...
by Artiz1
Tue May 30, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 12V Camshaft removal/replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 6324

Re: 12V Camshaft removal/replacement

To remove exhaust tappets you dont have to do anything with camshaft. Just turn engine clockwise till camshaft is not pushing at tappet you want to remove. Then take exhaust valve rocker with some suitable pliers you have and move it to open the valve. Than you can remove pushrod and tappet. It is ...
by Artiz1
Tue May 30, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 12V Camshaft removal/replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 6324

Re: 12V Camshaft removal/replacement

Thanks for the tips! My timing belt is already removed, I also removed all the cam bearing caps but it just didn't seem to me, that the camshaft will have enough free play to be lifted out. I won't be able to remove my exhaust tappets without removing the camshaft first (this is one of it's removal ...
by Artiz1
Mon May 29, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 12V Camshaft removal/replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 6324

Re: 12V Camshaft removal/replacement

Thanks! I've seen that post, but I think I may have missed the fact that once you remove the cam hub, there seems to be just enough space to lean the camshaft upwards to get it out. I got confused, because I read another one of Alfisto Steve's posts where he replaced the front camshaft using the sam...
by Artiz1
Fri May 26, 2017 6:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 12V Camshaft removal/replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 6324

12V Camshaft removal/replacement

Hi!

I need some advice how do you remove the camshafts on the 12V engine? Do I really need to lower the transmission into the subframe for more clearance? Or may it be done without?
All advice welcome! :)

Thanks!
by Artiz1
Fri May 19, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: ZF automatic questions
Replies: 5
Views: 5834

Re: ZF automatic questions

Today, I finally got an official answer from ZF, which I think is worth posting for future reference: "Dear Mr. xxx, the 4HP18 QE has a torque capacity of about 340 Nm and this is the critical characteristic for an automatic transmission. The maximum engine rev is at about 6200 rpm. You wouldn’t be ...
by Artiz1
Thu May 04, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: V6 12V Super automatic - An old dream come true...
Replies: 76
Views: 63239

Unstable idle? Evaporation control valve!

Right, so on Tuesday I eventually did get the software running. I still can't understand the Italians, why would you need to go through this: http://i.imgur.com/HkrTp8Il.jpg in order to connect your car to the diagnostics system... Anyway, I hooked it up and the alfa164diag showed an "Evaporation co...
by Artiz1
Thu May 04, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Alfa164Diagnostics
Replies: 218
Views: 228941

Re: Alfa164Diagnostics

All I needed was a reliable power source: http://i.imgur.com/g83DY5gl.jpg But what I still get is ping or operation or whatever timeouts... I can connect to the car for a short period of time and then I get disconnected. It's enough for me to read the fault codes and some sensor data (if I'm quick t...
by Artiz1
Tue May 02, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Alfa164Diagnostics
Replies: 218
Views: 228941

Re: Alfa164Diagnostics

Hi! Anyone had any errors on win10? If I run the program without the cable connected - it opens, but as soon as I click open port - it freezes and crashes. If I connect the usb cable, I can't even open the program - it crashes after loadnig and shows an error report... Anyone had similar problems? S...
by Artiz1
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: V6 12V Super automatic - An old dream come true...
Replies: 76
Views: 63239

2017-04-28: wheels sorted

Ok, so with something stated, you can't just leave it, right? Well this was the case. A few days ago, I got my new shorter bolts: http://i.imgur.com/5vqXgiml.jpg And custom made (water jet cut) aluminium 5mm spacers: http://i.imgur.com/AK3DvkEl.jpg Which are 112g lighter than the old original spacer...
by Artiz1
Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: V6 12V Super automatic - An old dream come true...
Replies: 76
Views: 63239

2017-03-30: wheel fittment

Some extra hour was available for me. Having the wheels right up in my sight I was itching to try them on. My wheels were 6.5Jx16 Et30.5, while these are 7Jx17 Et17, so according to some online wheel calculators, with 225/45 tires, they shouldn't be too much off to the inside. First, I tried to inst...