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by AlfaWhiz
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: The website
Topic: Maintenance on site; some features temporarely not available
Replies: 2
Views: 1034

Re: Maintenance on site; some features temporarely not available

Great work on keeping the site up and running, but one thing I've noticed: it seems that some service manuals are now missing? Looking at Q4, for example Q4_wiring directory is completely empty, and I think there have been more folders available for the Q4 previously, including some service manuals,...
by AlfaWhiz
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: putting 166 brakes in a 164?
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: putting 166 brakes in a 164?

Yes correct, my bad as I wrote of the top of my head. :wink:

My point still stands though, not directly useable.

I'm planning on doing mine with 330x32 mm and 166 4 piston calipers as described above but probably earliest next year, so can't help much more other than dropping an idea until then :D
by AlfaWhiz
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Q4 - rear brakedisks
Replies: 32
Views: 13671

Re: Q4 - rear brakedisks

Yes! :D Just successfully mounted the front 2.0 TS discs after re-drilling and can confirm full success. Dimensions are exactly the same, just the bolt pattern had to be tweaked but that is not an issue. I've used locally manufactured discs as an experiment before ruining a pair of eexpnsive discs, ...
by AlfaWhiz
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: putting 166 brakes in a 164?
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: putting 166 brakes in a 164?

I know of a few guys who tried it, and I will be looking to do just that as soon as my front rotors wear out :D From what I heard, you want 166 4 pot calipers and 330 mm brembo discs from GTA. The discs are 32 mm thick compared to 166's 28 mm so calipers need to be widened but still far easier and c...
by AlfaWhiz
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Alfa 164 QV 3.0 24V ignition problems
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Alfa 164 QV 3.0 24V ignition problems

Interesting topic, electrical gremlins will be more and more common in our cars after all those years. Not sure if you have the ignition modules integrated in the ECU or as separate units by the radiator, in such case worth checking. From what I can tell, in my Q4 wiring was toast to the injectors a...
by AlfaWhiz
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Q4 - rear brakedisks
Replies: 32
Views: 13671

Re: Q4 - rear brakedisks

Thanks, I also found the ones from Alfisti in the meantime so I'm a bit torn between getting those, or re-drilling the TS-ones. TS-ones I can get for ca. 50 EUR a set, drilled or slotted rotors as well if one wishes such a thing. Then re-drilling the bolt pattern at a local machine shop. I've got th...
by AlfaWhiz
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Q4 - rear brakedisks
Replies: 32
Views: 13671

Re: Q4 - rear brakedisks

Resurrecting this old thread as I'm in need of rear brake discs at the moment. Did anyone find a good solution to this problem? Looking for a place in Europe before I hit Alfissimo from overseas, also if possible for a cheaper option (considering adapting TS front rotors as well). Arjen, where did y...
by AlfaWhiz
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Alternative parts
Topic: Filters for Viscomatic.
Replies: 4
Views: 1255

Re: Filters for Viscomatic.

The first one which goes into the reservoir I got about 2 years ago brand new from an Alfa dealer, go and ask, they may still have them (comes together with a new spring too). The second one in the Viscomatic group is N/A anywhere, I've tried contacting the supplier even (Microfluid), but they don't...
by AlfaWhiz
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Long time road going 164 Q4 1994 project
Replies: 104
Views: 51692

Re: Long time road going 164 Q4 1994 project

I've been through the head gasket situation myself some time ago as you recall... I can only cheer you up by saying that access to a lot of other components will be much easier with the heads off, so good time to have a closer look at the steering rack, starter motor, gearbox linkage bushings (highl...
by AlfaWhiz
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Alfa 164 3.0 V6 12V QV project
Replies: 106
Views: 46749

Re: Alfa 164 3.0 V6 12V QV project

No way! :mrgreen: What a great find! And the price is a joke... :mrgreen: Very lucky you, congrats! I was not aware about the Zender springs at all... looks very promising, can't wait for the final result. Good to see the work progressing nicely, you're giving a bit of motivation to all of (more laz...
by AlfaWhiz
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Long time road going 164 Q4 1994 project
Replies: 104
Views: 51692

Re: Long time road going 164 Q4 1994 project

I believe that would be worth watching for you Allan, Harry's garage just did an episode on the 8.32: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3rHl4DH-fY :D
by AlfaWhiz
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Long time road going 164 Q4 1994 project
Replies: 104
Views: 51692

Re: Long time road going 164 Q4 1994 project

Great news :!: :)

Keep us posted about the progress on other items too, I'm interested to see if the springs you found will lower the car slightly. I actually think 1-2cm lower would suit it very well and would look into that myself.
by AlfaWhiz
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: 164 Q4 ABS problem (warning light on)
Replies: 88
Views: 53787

Re: 164 Q4 ABS problem (warning light on)

Wow, that's wonderful news! :D Looks like the ABS unit itself proves to be quite reliable, and Alfa engineers should have included this simple step in the debugging instructions too! Would save everyone a LOT of trouble. :mrgreen: Thinking about it in retrospective, this fuse looks like a total afte...
by AlfaWhiz
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: My 1994 164 Q4
Replies: 72
Views: 39191

Re: My 1994 164 Q4

It's been a while since I posted in this thread, not much time to recap everything I did on the car, but I do keep a spreadsheet with all completed repairs. :) I decided to post here since I've achieved a significant milestone of having no warning lights on my dashboard (at least on startup), after ...
by AlfaWhiz
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Alfa 164 3.0 V6 12V QV project
Replies: 106
Views: 46749

Re: Alfa 164 3.0 V6 12V QV project

It sure looks clean! :) Nice work, and thanks for the detailed photo documentation! Good to see such a dedicated rebuild. :)

What did you use to clean the engine block and other aluminum parts? Was it media blasted? It looks brand new, must be very satisfying. :)
by AlfaWhiz
Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: FIXED THE ERROR MOVEMENT PISTON PROBLEM VISCOMATIC!
Replies: 8
Views: 2838

Re: FIXED THE ERROR MOVEMENT PISTON PROBLEM VISCOMATIC!

I will be wiring it all together shortly, waiting for the PWM module to be delivered now. Can you tell us how did you wire it to the proportioning valve? Looking at the diagram, I see only 2 pins there ( http://alfaromeo164register.com/manuals/Q4/Q4_wiring/Q4_-_Viscomatic//Q4_-_Viscomatic_Page_03.jp...
by AlfaWhiz
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Alternative parts
Topic: Hatch for radio slot
Replies: 7
Views: 3469

Re: Hatch for radio slot

Update on this from my side. I am able to recondition the mechanism which slows down the flap. I renew the rotary damper with new fluid and better seals, so that it's not leaking anymore (thicker o-ring and casing is then glued together after putting new oil inside). The action of the damper is bett...
by AlfaWhiz
Thu Sep 13, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 164 Q4 ABS problem (warning light on)
Replies: 88
Views: 53787

Re: 164 Q4 ABS problem (warning light on)

It's tears of joy let me tell you. :D I've just been testing the system with my Marelli tester, ran the pump motor test and the solenoid valve actuation test a couple of times to flush the old fluid out, and the system is blocking and releasing the wheels and pulsing as it should. Very satisfying :!...
by AlfaWhiz
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 24V belt change without tools
Replies: 5
Views: 1241

Re: 24V belt change without tools

What a shame that Totallyalfa does not offer the tools any more. :cry: I've been sort of waiting for a good moment to get a full set for a couple of years now, but did not expect this to be discontinued. That said, I know from my trusted Alfa workshop that they use more contemporary tensioning tools...
by AlfaWhiz
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 164 Q4 ABS problem (warning light on)
Replies: 88
Views: 53787

Re: 164 Q4 ABS problem (warning light on)

I was not expecting to say this, but... I FIXED IT :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: Finally, after many years my ABS light is going off after initial checkup! I could not believe it when it first worked. :D The diagnosis turned out to be somewhat misleading. What was ultimately the culprit was relatively straigh...
by AlfaWhiz
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Viscomatic hydraulic lines
Replies: 2
Views: 612

Re: Viscomatic hydraulic lines

Hi Daryl, we've touched base on this topic here: http://alfaromeo164register.com/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=1869 but without conclusion. A couple of guys here had the lines re-done but we don't have any sort of template out of that. I'll be looking to do mine next year as well, I was planning to describe ...
by AlfaWhiz
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 164 Q4 ABS problem (warning light on)
Replies: 88
Views: 53787

Re: 164 Q4 ABS problem (warning light on)

Results: - I am measuring ground when the screw leading power to the pump motor is screwed down (this I suppose is short to ground, it's not supposed to be shorted, but I may be wrong) - Because of this the measurements are split into 2: with the screw in place (would be normal operation, but I fear...
by AlfaWhiz
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 164 Q4 ABS problem (warning light on)
Replies: 88
Views: 53787

Re: 164 Q4 ABS problem (warning light on)

So here are the mappings I've done between the N51 group and schematic. You can see which diode is where in reality, diode labeled by me as 4 and 7 are not visible. There is also my crude hand drawing, where you actually can see what is connected to what, I will try to digitize it when I have time. ...
by AlfaWhiz
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 164 Q4 ABS problem (warning light on)
Replies: 88
Views: 53787

Re: 164 Q4 ABS problem (warning light on)

Long time has passed but I will be posting an extensive update on the thread very soon. I did a lot of measurements which will be helpful for everyone here (for example I've mapped all components from the schematics to the actual physical unit, so I know what is where exactly and how to measure it f...
by AlfaWhiz
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bleeding the 164 Q4 power steering system
Replies: 8
Views: 2146

Re: Bleeding the 164 Q4 power steering system

So just to recap for anyone who may run into a similar issue. What fixed it in the end was getting a brand new high pressure Viscomatic supply hose (the one after the pump) 60605589. Expensive, but worth every cent. Most probably the replacement I had made had insufficient flow reduction and caused ...