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by petrolhead
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: For sale
Topic: 164 QV 3.0 24v For Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1846

164 QV 3.0 24v For Sale

After testing the water, and checking the european market for good QV's, i am now definitely selling my UK MY 94 M reg QV. She is in great condition, black, 135k, and just had a replacement low mileage gearbox (manual original 5 speed QV box) complete new clutch, slave cylinder, and fresh oil and fi...
by petrolhead
Fri Mar 11, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: Wanted!
Topic: Bonnet Release Cable 60555370
Replies: 0
Views: 1546

Bonnet Release Cable 60555370

Hi all would anyone have a good bonnet release cable please? the genuine part is 60555370, but i believe it is the same across most/all 164 models? they are still available new i'm told, but a back order from Italy and i was hoping to repair it sooner rather than later. please let me know if anyone ...
by petrolhead
Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: An old issue rear it's ugly head!
Replies: 4
Views: 1575

Re: An old issue rear it's ugly head!

Yep, i was amazed it started at all too, but it was getting tougher the more i was trying stuff so i'm sure it would have got to that point shortly. agreed, finding the water source could be tricky, but possibly, or even largely contributed to internal condensation from being stood around for quite ...
by petrolhead
Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: An old issue rear it's ugly head!
Replies: 4
Views: 1575

An old issue rear it's ugly head!

As you may have seen on my other threads, a horrendous misfire, more like a hard ignition cut, became apparent at around 2500 rpm, but with a fluctuting rough idle, i suspected the Air Flow Meter was finally failing altogether. However, after eliminating everything under the bonnet i thought i'd at ...
by petrolhead
Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: QV Air Flow Meter
Replies: 5
Views: 2209

Re: QV Air Flow Meter

Hmm, yes its positively Everywhere! lol! well, i found one in ebay uk, bought it, tested it, useless, utter waste of money, typical ebay tat of late to be honest, so i broadened the search. i got another, but, as it turns out, the fault isn't Air Flow Meter at all! :shock: thats for anther thread i ...
by petrolhead
Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:22 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: QV Air Flow Meter
Replies: 5
Views: 2209

Re: QV Air Flow Meter

Hi Porto thanks for the reply. yeah they are pretty rare things, and i think the Q4 is even different to the QV, or at least it was on the uk Q4 i've had at mine previously. according to my research, the bosch part number only cross references against a very small number of Fiats, Lancia's, and the ...
by petrolhead
Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: QV Air Flow Meter
Replies: 5
Views: 2209

QV Air Flow Meter

Hi all It would appear that the Air Flow Meter on my 164 qv has a dead spot that kicks in at 2500rpm, creating the mother of all stutters and misfires :shock: Ive split the top case to inspect it and attempt a refurbishment but i think i'm pee'ing in the wind to be honest, so has anyone got one of t...
by petrolhead
Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Wanted!
Topic: Air Flow Meter for 3.0 24v QV, Bosch 0 280 203 026
Replies: 0
Views: 1226

Air Flow Meter for 3.0 24v QV, Bosch 0 280 203 026

Hi all It would appear that the Air Flow Meter on my 164 QV has a dead spot that kicks in at 2500rpm, creating the mother of all stutters and misfires :shock: Ive split the top case to inspect it and attempt a refurbishment but i think i'm pee'ing in the wind to be honest, so has anyone got one of t...
by petrolhead
Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HELP! Bonnet cable snapped!
Replies: 5
Views: 2343

Re: HELP! Bonnet cable snapped!

yep, i'll try to do a bit of a "numpty's how to" on it!
by petrolhead
Sun Aug 16, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: HELP! Bonnet cable snapped!
Replies: 5
Views: 2343

Re: HELP! Bonnet cable snapped!

hi alfan

yeah i found that topic whilst researching, and is certainly along the lines of what i'll be doing for the future, but thats alrady with the bonnet up isn't it,

such luxury! ha ha!

so it would appear to be definitely a "from underneath" job then, not a through the front.
by petrolhead
Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: Tuning and Styling
Topic: Wheels, how big can you go?
Replies: 23
Views: 25781

Re: Wheels, how big can you go?

Ok, so i should finish this thread with a result i guess! I ended up at these bbs lm style staggered rims which i refurbished into the gold and polished finish. They are 8j front, 9j rears and 18", wearing 225 40's all round. The offset was quite high so i had some spacers made up and did a stud con...
by petrolhead
Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: HELP! Bonnet cable snapped!
Replies: 5
Views: 2343

HELP! Bonnet cable snapped!

Hi all

As the title suggests, my bonnet release cable has snapped, at the mechanism end rather than the lever pull cabin end sadly.

Has anyone had this happen, and know how i can release the bonnet alternatively?


Thanks in advance
by petrolhead
Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: For sale
Topic: Alfa 164 QV 3.0 V6 24 valve for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 4438

Re: Alfa 164 QV 3.0 V6 24 valve for sale

Yes, that is very true. But, in terms of uk only marketplace, they weren't terribly well recieved, and although alfa sold all units, that didnt amount to a massive number anyway. The depreciation was probably the biggest obstacle for most folk to get over, which would never have been as bad if the d...
by petrolhead
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: For sale
Topic: Alfa 164 QV 3.0 V6 24 valve for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 4438

Re: Alfa 164 QV 3.0 V6 24 valve for sale

I think you guys got it right. I'm always saying the 164 probably looks better now than it used to when it was first launched. I mean, back then the design was quite outdated, compared to similar cars from the segment. But as time goes by it shows how nicely it matures, and now all of its competito...
by petrolhead
Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: For sale
Topic: Alfa 164 QV 3.0 V6 24 valve for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 4438

Re: Alfa 164 QV 3.0 V6 24 valve for sale

I guess what I am trying to say here is; they are becoming more collectable. Just not for a large group of them (yet). I think that sums it up nicely! thank you. :D The way i see them, as an avid alfisti, is that they are a rare classic in the making. There was never a big fan base, it was thought ...
by petrolhead
Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: Alfa 164 QV 3.0 V6 24 valve for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 4438

Re: Alfa 164 QV 3.0 V6 24 valve for sale

Hi, yes, i've interest in it,

not overun with it but then its a very nieche car, not for everyone at all eh,

but there is a potential deal on the cards in a month or two.
by petrolhead
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: OBD connector?
Replies: 2
Views: 1964

OBD connector?

Hi guys

can someone point me towards the obd diagnostic socket for A UK my 94 M, 3.0 QV please?


i've been in the usual places and can't find it anywhere???

cheers
by petrolhead
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: For sale
Topic: Alfa 164 QV 3.0 V6 24 valve for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 4438

Alfa 164 QV 3.0 V6 24 valve for sale

I'm testing the water really, but i am considering selling my UK MY 94 M reg QV. She is in great condition, black, 135k, and just had a replacement low mileage gearbox (manual original 5 speed QV box) new genuine alfa clutch, slave cylinder, and fresh oil and filter whilst on the ramp. Timing belt a...
by petrolhead
Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:04 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: 164 Q4 SOLD SOLD SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 3198

Re: 164 Q4 for sale, vgc

Hi,

sorry, i can't seem to upload pictures without a 3rd party host or something first,

i hate doing a job twice, but i'll see what i can do
by petrolhead
Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: For sale
Topic: 164 Q4 SOLD SOLD SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 3198

164 Q4 SOLD SOLD SOLD

NOW SOLD SOLD SOLD I have the pleasure in offering another one of John's prized vehicles for sale, as is my role as acting agent for John who is still currently working out of the country for much of the time. The car is now with me in Nottinghamshire and available for viewing by appointment. Clearl...
by petrolhead
Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Tuning and Styling
Topic: Wheels, how big can you go?
Replies: 23
Views: 25781

Re: Wheels, how big can you go?

hi guys been a long time in the planning, refurbing and preparing, but finally i can show you which way i decided to go. BBS lm's in 18" x 8j fronts and 9j rears, now fully refurbished, powder coated gold centres and polished dish and lips, new stainless studs installed. Wearing 225 40 18 rubber all...
by petrolhead
Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Refurbishing the QV Rims
Replies: 13
Views: 6426

Re: Refurbishing the QV Rims

Hello again

They werent painted. They were powder coated. No wet paint at all


The closest shade im wet paint is a jaguar colour which I can get you the colour of if needs be, but what you see is what i did in powder coat only.
by petrolhead
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hubs and Bearings Query
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

Re: Hubs and Bearings Query

5x98 wheel choice is generally abismall, 4x98 is equally poor.

100pcd works well with careful choice and use,


and then there are these

http://classifieds.wheel-whores.com/cla ... /view/3252" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


decisions decisions!
by petrolhead
Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Refurbishing the QV Rims
Replies: 13
Views: 6426

Re: Refurbishing the QV Rims

heres what i did with some QV 16's. these were in a pretty terrible condition, so drilled out all the original plastic studs, complete shotblast which sadly revealed some quite advanced corrosion. Base coat them in matt black powder coat, cure, then sanded flat. Coloured them in Graphite Grey, cook,...
by petrolhead
Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:56 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hubs and Bearings Query
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

Hubs and Bearings Query

Hi folks as usual i'm messing around probably where i shouldn't! because i have a wheel fettish, i have some 4 x 98 pcd wheels i'd like to fit on my 3.0 qv, which of course is 5 x 98 pcd. so, options, remove and redrill the hubs with an addtional 4 stud pattern, which i've drawn out, quite do'able w...