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by HaydnW92
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1996 Alfa 164 Cloverleaf (I'm back...)
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: 1996 Alfa 164 Cloverleaf (I'm back...)

Welcome back Haydn! Good to have you back in the club. 8) I did follow your thread on your former Q4, indeed that's what happens with those Alfas, you sell them same way as you buy them - on an impulse. :mrgreen: Glad to hear you're recovering and congrats on the purchase, she's a stunner! Definite...
by HaydnW92
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1996 Alfa 164 Cloverleaf (I'm back...)
Replies: 6
Views: 185

1996 Alfa 164 Cloverleaf (I'm back...)

Hello everyone, Some of you may remember me, I had a fairly popular thread on this forum which was all about my modified Q4. Unfortunately that didn't end very well for me - for those unaware, I became fed up with the car and sold it in September 2017, following a gearbox problem that I couldn't see...
by HaydnW92
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: For sale (Parts)
Topic: 164 24V Cambelt service tools for sale (+ other spares)
Replies: 3
Views: 1818

Re: 164 24V Cambelt service tools for sale

-3.0 12v early 164 engine block - no heads, but still has crank, pistons, liners, sump etc. I bought the complete engine with the idea of building it into a performance engine (boring it out, headwork, etc) but that never happened and I sold the heads separately. -164 12v cast iron exhaust manifolds...
by HaydnW92
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: For sale (Parts)
Topic: 164 24V Cambelt service tools for sale (+ other spares)
Replies: 3
Views: 1818

Re: 164 24V Cambelt service tools for sale

That's strange - I thought my listings should be viewable worldwide. Here's a brief summary of the parts I have (off the top of my head): -small collection of random 164 12v spares; throttle potentiometer, three intake runner rubber sleeves, 6 used injectors -Set of used 164 door rubber seals -164 f...
by HaydnW92
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: For sale (Parts)
Topic: 164 24V Cambelt service tools for sale (+ other spares)
Replies: 3
Views: 1818

164 24V Cambelt service tools for sale (+ other spares)

Hi guys, It's nice to be back! I wish I had news that I've managed to buy another 164 project - and I did come very close to buying a 1997 black 3.0 QV recently - but sadly I don't. In fact, I was going to post about it on here as soon as I bought it but there was some miscommunication and the garag...
by HaydnW92
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Tuning and Styling
Topic: performance exhaust on Q4
Replies: 19
Views: 13916

Re: performance exhaust on Q4

Looks good!

CSC has also started manufacturing sports exhausts for Q4s. They're not very cheap though.
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by HaydnW92
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread
Replies: 291
Views: 165158

Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Hi Alfan, The buyer collected the car last month and took it back to the Netherlands on a trailer. I haven't heard from them since but I assume they're happy with it so far. I have also noticed that since I sold mine, I keep seeing lots of pictures of red Q4s (different cars) on Alfa pages on Facebo...
by HaydnW92
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread
Replies: 291
Views: 165158

Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Well, I'm currently waiting to see when the winning bidder can collect the car. There's a few issues currently under discussion, include the method of payment, but we'll see what happens. I don't think the buyer is a member of this site, and thus I don't know if they'll continue this thread or begin...
by HaydnW92
Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread
Replies: 291
Views: 165158

Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

I couldn't agree more. I'm really surprised it didn't go for more than that, even taking into account its issues. Oh well :/
by HaydnW92
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread
Replies: 291
Views: 165158

Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

The car is now for sale on eBay. :( https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/1994-Alfa-Romeo-164-Q4-3-5-V6-24V-Savali/263285063698?hash=item3d4d034012%3Ag%3A40cAAOSwevlZ9LtN&_trkparms=pageci%253Ab6ecf448-bc05-11e7-991e-74dbd18089f0%257Cparentrq%253A6409192b15f0abc5afc24400fffc5d5e%257Ciid%253A1" onclick="window.ope...
by HaydnW92
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread
Replies: 291
Views: 165158

Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

I hope you guys understand how I feel at the moment. I still like the car and don't really want to sell it, especially in its current condition, but the facts are that my circumstances are changing and I've got too many cars under my care. The Q4 was supposed to be my 'daily' car (not that I drive d...
by HaydnW92
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread
Replies: 291
Views: 165158

Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Alfa East - I sold them to my friend Daryl, who owns one of the other Q4s in the UK. He is called 'Alfamuppet' on here I think. The gearbox isn't the only problem, in fact it's only half of my concern with the car. The paintwork is a bit tatty, I don't think the 4wd is working, it has the wrong inst...
by HaydnW92
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread
Replies: 291
Views: 165158

Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Well I thought I was getting somewhere, because somebody offered me a gearbox for free (though I of course offered to pay or swap some parts for it) but they suddenly stopped replying to my messages. Not sure what happened. If I had more time and money I would keep it and fix it again, but I have to...
by HaydnW92
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread
Replies: 291
Views: 165158

Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Time for an update on the situation with my 164 Q4. I've sold the Zender Milano wheels and the Recaro seats separately to raise some funds so I can buy another car, which I'm hoping to do this weekend. My Q4 now has standard leather seats and some 17" Multispoke Alfa wheels which suit it quite well!...
by HaydnW92
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: For sale (Parts)
Topic: 164 Q4 rear shock absorbers - brand new
Replies: 2
Views: 2047

164 Q4 rear shock absorbers - brand new

Hi guys,
I have two brand new Q4 rear shock absorbers for sale.
Unfortunately they're both for the rear left, so I'm selling them individually.

Serious offers welcome - I think we all know how rare these are, especially brand new.
by HaydnW92
Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Looking for equal length exhaust manifold
Replies: 2
Views: 2094

Re: Looking for equal length exhaust manifold

I don't think there's anywhere that manufactures them for 164s. You could take your car to an exhaust specialist and ask them to build some equal length front pipes?
by HaydnW92
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread
Replies: 291
Views: 165158

Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

60606141 for the filter Thanks Alfan. Even with the part number it seems they're a little tricky to find. Yes, quite an event :lol: I could hear electric motor spinning with exactly the same sound like the starter has when I tested it out of the car. Anyway, I don't have much other ideas what could...
by HaydnW92
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread
Replies: 291
Views: 165158

Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Btw, Alfan - or anybody else that might know - do you have any details for the power steering filter? It's not listed on ePer and I can't find any part numbers anywhere....
by HaydnW92
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread
Replies: 291
Views: 165158

Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Mike CZ - Wow, that's quite an event you've experienced! Regarding the starter motor - was it definitely turning when you were trying to test the last cylinder? It sounds very strange that it would turn, without turning the engine via the flywheel. I know with my Q4 there is a starter inhibitor rela...
by HaydnW92
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread
Replies: 291
Views: 165158

Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

You're right, I was just feeling really fed up with it last night.
I feel better today! I might have already sourced a replacement gearbox, so maybe all is not lost. :)
What's wrong with yours - anything I can help with?
by HaydnW92
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread
Replies: 291
Views: 165158

Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Well, tonight on the way back from visiting friends, the inevitable happened. The Q4 became stuck in gear, this time third gear. So, what to do now? I was already fed up of fixing this car before the recent problems. Yet, I still spent almost 5 months fixing it. Now, just a day after I thought the c...
by HaydnW92
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread
Replies: 291
Views: 165158

Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Thanks for the suggestions as always Alfan. I checked various connectors but didn't find anything that would cause a problem. I have had this week off work so I've fixed several other problems, including a power steering leak. Yesterday I was finally able to drive the car for the first time since Ma...
by HaydnW92
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread
Replies: 291
Views: 165158

Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

So, the fun and games continue! I realised the fuel pressure regulator wasn't at fault, so I cancelled the order. It turns out this was all my fault... :oops: I had removed a bunch of wiring that entered part of the old LPG system. It was some kind of electrical box, it had been unplugged since I ha...
by HaydnW92
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread
Replies: 291
Views: 165158

Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Another day, another discovery. With the help of my father this afternoon we checked over all the connections and earths. The car still wouldn't start. We checked the earths for the ECUs, most importantly the motronic - still wouldn't start. We sprayed some easy-start into the intake and the car fir...
by HaydnW92
Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread
Replies: 291
Views: 165158

Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Also, with the ignition switched on the idle control valve makes an audible buzzing sound. If you put your hand on it, you can feel it vibrating. I'm fairly sure that's not right either...