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by sportston
Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Small talks
Topic: 164 TD serious crash.
Replies: 13
Views: 11384

Re: 164 TD serious crash.

OUCH dude! Glad to hear you are ok apart from the broken leg. It is good to know that the 164 is good at protecting its occupants in an accident though. I hope your leg heals well and quickly. Sorry your nice car is now dead.
Best wishes
Tom
by sportston
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Aircon compressor Pulley problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1889

Re: Aircon compressor Pulley problem

Thanks that is a most useful bodge that is worth bearing in mind for the future. However I ended up getting another compressor complete with pulley in the end. Cost me a bit more than I would have liked but it did the job. While I was at it I fitted a brand new pulley bearing and cemented it into th...
by sportston
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: the ignition distributor
Replies: 5
Views: 2543

Re: the ignition distributor

You're welcome. Hope it helps
by sportston
Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: For sale (Parts)
Topic: A/C Compressor Clutch, Electromagnet and Pulley Set
Replies: 2
Views: 2324

Re: A/C Compressor Clutch, Electromagnet and Pulley Set

Yes I found the one for my model. It seems that it was only the USA market that had the twin pulley like mine. So I have bought a s/hand one from the states. Goodness knows why they had a different arrangement than the UK cars. The one for sale on ebay is one of the UK/European types of pulley and i...
by sportston
Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:03 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory
Replies: 42
Views: 25872

Re: Restoring a TwinSpark Super to its former glory

You're doing a good job. I note how they all go rusty in the same places. I had to do all the same things you have done a couple of years ago. It is about time I did some of it again. Damn the english weather and salty roads! If only I lived in a warmer climate.
by sportston
Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:53 am
Forum: For sale (Parts)
Topic: A/C Compressor Clutch, Electromagnet and Pulley Set
Replies: 2
Views: 2324

A/C Compressor Clutch, Electromagnet and Pulley Set

Just thought you guys might want to see this rare item for sale. Alfa don't make them anymore and new compressors are very expensive. If the clutch has gone on yours, fit a new one!
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321201788022? ... 1555.l2649
by sportston
Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: V6 12v 'leaf in Stratos
Replies: 2
Views: 1411

Re: V6 12v 'leaf in Stratos

I'm fairly sure you need the oxygen sensor on the Cloverleaf. On the normal 12v V6 you don't have to have one, but I don't think that they ever made any Cloverleafs without one and the ECU is a different number than the normal v6. It might run without one, but it might not run very well. However, yo...
by sportston
Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: the ignition distributor
Replies: 5
Views: 2543

Re: the ignition distributor

There is not likely to be a fault with the dizzy itself but the parts bolted onto it. The Distributor Cap or the Rotor Arm may be at fault. A visual inspection may reveal faults but not always. You can simply try fitting a new cap and a new rotor. But the cap is sometimes a bit expensive. Shop aroun...
by sportston
Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: hi from malaysia
Replies: 23
Views: 19946

Re: hi from malaysia

Oh Smashing, glad you got it sorted alright.
by sportston
Sat Aug 24, 2013 2:15 am
Forum: Wanted!
Topic: Aircon Compressor and/or Pulley
Replies: 4
Views: 2509

Re: Aircon Compressor and/or Pulley

My possible solution didn't work. I still need a new pulley or used compressor with the same pulley. Can anyone help please? I'm getting rather desperate as I cannot use the car until it is fixed and it is my sole form of transport.
by sportston
Fri Aug 23, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: For sale (Parts)
Topic: 164 V6 3L 12V Parts
Replies: 6
Views: 4047

Re: 164 V6 3L 12V Parts

Have you got an air conditioning compressor please? A faulty one might do, I just need the pulley.
Cheers
Tom
by sportston
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Wanted!
Topic: Aircon Compressor and/or Pulley
Replies: 4
Views: 2509

Re: Aircon Compressor and/or Pulley

The pulley is damaged. I already have a new bearing but there is very little metal to rebore the pulley and put a larger than standard bearing in without risking cracking the pulley. I might have found a possible solution using a bearing fixing compound called quick metal from Loctite. So I'll see i...
by sportston
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Aircon compressor Pulley problem
Replies: 2
Views: 1889

Aircon compressor Pulley problem

Has anyone ever had an aircon compressor pulley bearing problem? Mine has the bearing not seating tightly and the pulley wobbles about. Any ideas how to fix this? Has anyone ever found a place that will supply a replacement pulley? I've got a brand new bearing but the pulley is worn too much for it ...
by sportston
Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Wanted!
Topic: Aircon Compressor and/or Pulley
Replies: 4
Views: 2509

Aircon Compressor and/or Pulley

Does anyone have an aircon compressor pulley or an aircon compressor in need of reconning? I have a 3.0 12v V6 with aircon the aircon and pulley system came off a 1991 car but it seems unusual in that the pulley is a double pulley. It is for 2 belts. One from the crankshaft pulley and the other for ...
by sportston
Mon Jun 24, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How do I upgrade the brakes on a 3.0 cheaply?
Replies: 7
Views: 3301

Re: How do I upgrade the brakes on a 3.0 cheaply?

I have found out that if you want 330mm discs you not only need the carriers but also the calipers, because the calipers are radial-mounted. Have yet to find a set though!
by sportston
Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How do I upgrade the brakes on a 3.0 cheaply?
Replies: 7
Views: 3301

Re: How do I upgrade the brakes on a 3.0 cheaply?

That does not seem horrendously expensive. Problem is I can't find any mention of discs for the 164 on their site http://roeschbrake.it/index.php/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Did you have any part numbers or specification details please?
by sportston
Sat Jun 22, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How do I upgrade the brakes on a 3.0 cheaply?
Replies: 7
Views: 3301

Re: How do I upgrade the brakes on a 3.0 cheaply?

I wondered if anyone had any experience at fitting the 330mm discs from a 147 3.2?
They have the same PCD so should in theory fit if you got the calipers and carriers, but I'm unsure as to whether they would fit under 15" rims.
Any comments?
by sportston
Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: How do I upgrade the brakes on a 3.0 cheaply?
Replies: 7
Views: 3301

How do I upgrade the brakes on a 3.0 cheaply?

This is a new topic leading on from one that we hijacked ("oops I did it again"). Some helpful chaps suggested it is possible to fit larger discs from a 24v to improve the braking power. I had a look today and found out that Mintex and Pagid recommend two different types of disc for the 3.0 164 one ...
by sportston
Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oops I did it again
Replies: 14
Views: 5447

Re: Oops I did it again

I had a look today and found out that Mintex and Pagid recommend two different types of disc for the 3.0 164 one is 281mm and the other is 284mm. I cannot imagine any noticable difference coming from fitting discs that are only 3mm larger in diameter. They are both listed for standard 3.0 12v AND 24...
by sportston
Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oops I did it again
Replies: 14
Views: 5447

Re: Oops I did it again

I was thinking. Why do the hubs need to be replaced? Isn't it possible to simply replace the discs and the caliper carriers?
by sportston
Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: hi from malaysia
Replies: 23
Views: 19946

Re: hi from malaysia

I was told that the steering rack rubber/ cushion (is that the correct term) needs to be changed. i plan to get that issue fixed first before exploring the suspension system. thsnks for the info though. will ask the mechanic to hv a look at the suspension as well. You're welcome. Just to let you kn...
by sportston
Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bad idle after fuel pressure replace
Replies: 17
Views: 6097

Re: Bad idle after fuel pressure replace

You'll probably have to replace the Airflow meter.
by sportston
Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: cabin air leak
Replies: 10
Views: 4445

Re: cabin air leak

Check and adjust the door lock posts is a very good idea. They often come loose. But check that tehy are not worn. They have a rubber bush on the door posts which can wear with age and cause the doors not to close as tightly. If the rubber is worn you will need to replace the posts.
by sportston
Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:56 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: 164 Q4, Finland
Replies: 30
Views: 21880

Re: 164 Q4, Finland

Interesting. I saw recently the weird method of adding a turbo to the back of the exhaust. I have to say I was somewhat surprised. It might be easier that trying to find room in the engine bay on a 164 but I can't help wondering if there is a large amount of turbo lag. http://ststurbo.com/technology...