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QV gearbox

Post by 164super » Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:12 pm

Hi..firstly thanks to 164TD for your opinion on the QV gearbox. As I mentioned earlier some ussues with my clutch which gave way and later on openjng up the gearbox, it looks like a complete overhaul is necessary. I was wondering ehether to overhaul or put in a QV gesrbox instead into my 164 3l 12v.
any issues here. Are the clutch plate, pressure plate and clutch bearing the same for QV as for standard as I hv already bought a set of these(valeo) for my std gearbox.
any other issues transplanting a QV gearbox? I know QV has better ratio and I can expect better response with the QV..better to overhaul the std gearbox or transplant ?
opinions and ideas n xperiences please do share..
thanks

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Re: QV gearbox

Post by ALFAHEIDA » Wed Nov 13, 2013 8:04 pm

No problem there. Only the ratio's from the Qv box are different. First and second gear are way shorter.
You could also fit in a 156/166 6 speed gearbox. A little more complex but I have one in my 3.5 V6 12v.
Alfa 164 QV(S) 12V 3.5 Project '91 /Alfa 164 3.0 12V Automatic '89

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Re: QV gearbox

Post by 164super » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:28 pm

Thanks alfaheida...
my car is in the process of transplantation with QV gearbox..hopefully the dIfferent ratio will result in better response on the road..and probably improved horsepower ..

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Re: QV gearbox

Post by 164super » Mon Jan 12, 2015 4:04 am

Hi guys, appreciate your opinions. Any with experience using a 2.5v6 156 gearbox on a 164 3l 12v? How would you rate it in comparison with the std 164 3l gearbox or the QV gearbox.
i hv a QV in mine now...as mentioned by alfaheida the 1st and 2nd gear is pretty short...

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