Q4 Viscomatic Tester and modules

For al the general information about the 164.
Post Reply
Alfamuppet
Posts: 110
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:39 pm
Location: Weston Super Mare

Q4 Viscomatic Tester and modules

Post by Alfamuppet » Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:04 pm

Hello I am new to owning a 164 and a Q4 at that. Just wanted to know how to get hold of the tester and module for the viscomatic system. There appears to be no body in the UK that knows much about this.

Currently mine works OK but after a split hydraulic line recently I still get the 4x4 warning light on after full lock to the left, but it goes off again after self check - probably clearing the air in the system. It still maintains 4 wheel drive even with the light on

Anyway it would be good to find the tester for further jobs that will need doing

Also if I wanted to change the power steering viscomatic fluid back to the GI / R equvalent do I really need the tester for bleeding? I read many different methods on the forums.All tips welcome

Thanks Daryl
Alfa 164 Q4 Proteo Red

User avatar
164 TD
Q4 owner
Posts: 1195
Joined: Fri May 29, 2009 3:13 pm
Location: Honselersdijk

Re: Q4 Viscomatic Tester and modules

Post by 164 TD » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:43 pm

Welcome!

Is your Q4 based in the UK or in France? I recall a british Q4 which was based somewhere in France.

I have a tester and the correct module for the Visco and live a few miles from Hoek van Holland.
TD en Q4 owner

Image

Alfamuppet
Posts: 110
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:39 pm
Location: Weston Super Mare

Re: Q4 Viscomatic Tester and modules

Post by Alfamuppet » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:57 pm

No I am based in the UK near Bristol - not sure I will be near you soon but I do come to Belgium and Holland some times although normally in my company car. We have an office in Den Bosch

I don't suppose it could be loaned to me for a fee?
Alfa 164 Q4 Proteo Red

User avatar
Alfan
Q4 owner
Posts: 1100
Joined: Thu Oct 22, 2009 8:20 pm
Location: Denmark

Re: Q4 Viscomatic Tester and modules

Post by Alfan » Fri Mar 07, 2014 9:48 pm

Welcome and congratulations with the car :D

Photos would be appreciated. What is the mileage of the car?

If you change the fluid, you need to bleed the system. As you have seen, there are more ways to bleed the system. I have only done it with the tester.
1994 Alfa Romeo 164 Q4 Proteo Rosso 550.000km
1989 Lancia Thema 8.32 Verde Indy 265kkm
2001 Alfa Romeo Spider 3.0 24V Blue Lightning 55kkm
2011 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Multiair TCT Bianco Pastello 135kkm
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Rosso Competizione 85kkm

Alfamuppet
Posts: 110
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:39 pm
Location: Weston Super Mare

Re: Q4 Viscomatic Tester and modules

Post by Alfamuppet » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:27 pm

Hi Alfan

Thankyou

The KM on the car are 177,600 she is Proteo red with body coloured skirts and Momo alloys. The condition is very good all round

I dont seem to be able to upload the pictures as it tells me the board attachment quota has been reached, any ideas?

cheers for the bleeding advice, I may have to give it a go without the tester unless I can find one in the UK or get the loan of one
Alfa 164 Q4 Proteo Red

Alfamuppet
Posts: 110
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:39 pm
Location: Weston Super Mare

Re: Q4 Viscomatic Tester and modules

Post by Alfamuppet » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:47 pm

Photo's loaded in my Photo album. They do work
Alfa 164 Q4 Proteo Red

User avatar
164 TD
Q4 owner
Posts: 1195
Joined: Fri May 29, 2009 3:13 pm
Location: Honselersdijk

Re: Q4 Viscomatic Tester and modules

Post by 164 TD » Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:17 am

I have 2 modules for the viscomatic. I'm willing to ship one if you can lay your hands on a tester in the UK.
TD en Q4 owner

Image

Alfamuppet
Posts: 110
Joined: Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:39 pm
Location: Weston Super Mare

Re: Q4 Viscomatic Tester and modules

Post by Alfamuppet » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:15 am

Thanks 164TD, which tester is required? I will make enquires, but assume it was a standard Alfa tester just the module
Is added for the viscomatic

Are there also special instructions / procedures.?
Alfa 164 Q4 Proteo Red

Post Reply