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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 6:57 am
by 164EVER
Sad story about you gearbox, wixh you luck to solve your problem, your car is very beautyful.
And the engine, WOW :mrgreen:
I knew a friend he had the same problem with his DELTA 4WD, from 4rth gear at 6000rpm he cranked 3rd, then engine exploded..................... :cry: :oops:

Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 7:31 am
by HaydnW92
Alfan wrote:Not good, but it seems that the locking mechanism does not work properly, since you could do this in the first place.

I would look at that, before doing anything else. Otherwise, you could buy the new gearbox found on ebay for 1700 euro....

You're quite right Alfan - I took the Q4 to a specialist mechanic last week who said he was sure it was the bushes in the gear linkage that were to blame. As soon as I told him the car had a Getrag gearbox he said he knew it wouldn't be the gearbox itself that was causing the problem as they're apparently very well made and very tough.
Reverse isn't working at the moment, and 5th has never worked since I have owned the car; the mechanic had all 6 gears working, plus reverse. So it can't be the gearbox!

New gear linkage bushings are on their way. Fingers crossed! :)

Ladin164QV wrote:Wow, amazing story and amazing car! Iam sorry about the gearbox, never heard about this reverse issue on Getrag...

There is auction from 0,-, but whats the reserve... :roll:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6-Gang-Getrie ... 0209411825


Hi there, thanks for the compliment!
That's interesting - the seller of those gearboxes has had them for a long time, he's been asking 1800 euros I think. I guess nobody has bought one at that price. I'll keep an eye on that auction anyway, thanks for posting it :)


164EVER wrote:Sad story about you gearbox, wixh you luck to solve your problem, your car is very beautyful.
And the engine, WOW :mrgreen:
I knew a friend he had the same problem with his DELTA 4WD, from 4rth gear at 6000rpm he cranked 3rd, then engine exploded..................... :cry: :oops:

Thanks very much! Although the second part of your comment is a bit worrying to read :lol:

Hopefully my new rubber bushings will fix the problem, I'm replacing 4, three of which are apparently very worn.



More exciting news by the way guys - today I will pick the Q4 up from a local stainless exhaust manufacturing specialist. I made the booking two months ago (he works alone and has a long waiting list) so I really can't wait to hear it. He's sent me a list of the work he's done so far - the design has changed slightly from standard and he's experimented a bit. I'll post a video at some point. I can't wait!

Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 4:37 am
by alfa east
Great reading and glad to hear the gearbox is not a major failure (which by the way, I have never read in my 10 years of coming to the 164 websites; the remaining new Getrag gearboxes on Ebay seem to remain unsold for that reason?).

And now the exhaust; yes please, video/sound!