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by AlfaWhiz
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Q4 - rear brakedisks
Replies: 29
Views: 12991

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: 29
Views: 12991

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: 995

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: 49742

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: 99
Views: 44279

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: 49742

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: 49742

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: 52087

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: 37988

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: 99
Views: 44279

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: 2463

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: 3188

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: 52087

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: 987

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: 52087

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: 449

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: 52087

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: 52087

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: 52087

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: 1845

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 ...
by AlfaWhiz
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Spettacolo Nordico - 15 - 16 September 2018 in Sweden
Replies: 1
Views: 1164

Re: Spettacolo Nordico - 15 - 16 September 2018 in Sweden

It looks amazing, lots of real car enthusiasts up there in the north. 8) I would love to go but at this time I can't... Hope you'll repeat next year! :)

Looking forward to lots of nice photos! 8)
by AlfaWhiz
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: FIXED THE ERROR MOVEMENT PISTON PROBLEM VISCOMATIC!
Replies: 8
Views: 2463

Re: FIXED THE ERROR MOVEMENT PISTON PROBLEM VISCOMATIC!

If you could post the details of wiring the PWM to the solenoid it would be great. I will attempt the fix soon, as my Viscomatic piston is still "stuck". :cry: I've meanwhile located a spare 12V power supply, only 1A but should be fine I reckon (better safe than sorry). Will be trying to buy a suita...
by AlfaWhiz
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: FIXED THE ERROR MOVEMENT PISTON PROBLEM VISCOMATIC!
Replies: 8
Views: 2463

Re: FIXED THE ERROR MOVEMENT PISTON PROBLEM VISCOMATIC!

The piston is actually visible on the picture above, just left (or more towards the input shaft) of the Viscomatic coupling discs. It's drawn as a cutaway and you can see some of the void compartments where I believe the hydraulic fluid is actually acting on the piston. visco_piston.JPG Here you can...
by AlfaWhiz
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Alternative parts
Topic: Alternate bump stops and strut rubber sleeve? (front)
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Re: Alternate bump stops and strut rubber sleeve? (front)

This is where I got mine for Q4, tested and proven to fit, the owner is a very nice guy, reliable, good prices, ships worldwide and has some discounts from time to time. Strut bearing: https://www.autosklep24.pl/pl/searchquery/60501446/1/full/5?url=60501446 Dust cover: https://www.autosklep24.pl/pl/...
by AlfaWhiz
Fri May 11, 2018 7:26 am
Forum: Wanted!
Topic: 60605589 Viscomatic supply hose
Replies: 4
Views: 1023

Re: 60605589 Viscomatic supply hose

Unfortunately the owner of the store does not pick up the phone or answer his emails. I was not encouraged by the Google reviews, a lot of people are complaining about not receiving their orders, shipping time seems to be between 3 and 6 months, despite what it says in the store shipping terms... On...