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Re: Does anyone have information about my (Savali?) Q4...

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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Postby HaydnW92 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:19 am

I'll be gentle with it, at least until I get used to how it drives. That's quite a long way off though, I doubt it will be driveable before next summer. We'll see :)

According to Fiat Eper, the part I broke :oops: is indeed separate to the block and replaceable. I was worried that it might be cast into the block, which would have made repairing it very tricky indeed. It's item no. 6 on the diagram in the link:
http://eper.fiatforum.com/eper/navi?ENG ... &DRW_NUM=1

All I have to do now is find one...which is easier said than done. Part no. 60567726.
I also need to work out what I'm going to choose in terms of brakes. I plan to replace the front and rear discs and pads, and all the flexible hoses. Does anyone have any recommendations? I know 164 brakes aren't a strong point, so with my car being modified I figure it's best to upgrade if possible. I don't plan to drive everywhere like Lewis Hamilton but it'll be good to know I can rely on my brakes.

Aside from that, my new clutch master cylinder should be arriving soon so hopefully I can fit that this week, which should signal the end of my clutch troubles.
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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Postby Alfan » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:40 am

Those aluminium parts are separate and hard to get. Used parts are maybe possible to find, but the quality varies. I have not been able to find new ones...

About the Biturbo Maseratis, I have heard that when overtaking, first you change lane, then floor it in order not to get into trouble! A different car to the Q4 :)
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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Postby HaydnW92 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:49 am

It would seem you are correct Alfan - I had a quick look yesterday evening, but I didn't find any. If I have to buy a used one then so be it, but new would be better.

Haha yes that sounds about right! I imagine the Q4 will be much more forgiving, but probably not that far behind in terms of pace. Not that it really matters - I'll enjoy both cars based on their own merits :)
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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Postby Alfan » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:48 pm

Regarding braking I am actually quite happy with my Q4. I can't remember if the disc size is different, but the rear ones are vented. Of course, with the extra power in your Q4, it might be something to look in to.
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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Postby HaydnW92 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:30 pm

I appreciate the feedback Alfan - I believe the front discs are the same as on the QV, but the rears are vented as you say. I could happily settle for standard replacement parts as I know I won't be driving at full throttle everywhere I go, but given I'm going to replace it all anyway it seems like a good opportunity to upgrade.

I have another question: my front and rear bumpers need to be repainted, and realistically so does the front lower spoiler and perhaps the skirts too. So I'm toying with the idea of painting them all body colour. What are people's thoughts on this? I know it's ultimately my decision, but I'd like some opinions. Here is the car at the moment:


Wheareas this is roughly how it would look (minus the wheels - though I do like those too). In fact if I'm not mistaken I think this car belongs to somebody on this site, Alfa 164 Superwebmaster perhaps?
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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Postby Alfan » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:12 pm

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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Postby HaydnW92 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:11 am

Hmmm maybe you're right Alfan, and I don't mind keeping it original. I do like the coloured bumpers and skirts though.
Stone chips would probably be an issue I hadn't thought of!

While I'm asking many questions, I'll ask another :D The car originally had Tan leather seats which were nice, but I've since fitted my black Recaros. I haven't changed the door cards yet, so they're still Tan, but I'm wondering if it's worth changing them to the black leather cards? It would be good to have a matching interior, but I quite like the contrast as well. This seems to be the only picture I have:


I'm wondering whether the combination of Proteo Red, black Recaros and Tan door cards is nice or a bit sickly haha.
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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Postby Alfan » Tue Mar 08, 2016 2:31 pm

Mine is all black inside, but I actually think the contrast could be quite nice. It doesn't require that much to change later, if you get tired of it.

Btw. the black Zender spoiler from my spare Q4 is available for you, if you are still interested. I can take some more photos of it, the next time I go to the garage.
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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Postby HaydnW92 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:23 pm

True. For the sake of ease, I think I'll leave it for now.

I almost forgot about the spoiler; I am certainly still interested, and some more pictures would be great :)

I've also had another go at finding the part of the thermostat housing that I need...it looks like I'll have to buy a used one!
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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Postby HaydnW92 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:10 am

I have two pieces of good news to share.

The first; my new clutch master cylinder arrived so I fitted it a week ago. This is not a job I wish to repeat; I was so uncomfortable, and for much of it I had to use the force to guide me as I certainly couldn't see what I was doing. I had to remove the very heavy driver's seat to give me half-decent access, and also the lower part of the dashboard that swings down to reveal the fusebox...below is a picture of the view I had, for those who haven't had the pleasure of doing this job yet!


I noticed something wasn't right as soon as I saw the cylinder.


And sure enough, when removed;

Alongside the new cylinder:


Then on Saturday afternoon, I replaced the slave too as the rubber gaiter had torn, letting moisture in:


I then bled the clutch on Saturday as the evening arrived, and the pedal feels pretty good now. The only issue is that there's an inch or so of 'travel' in the pedal before you can feel the pressure, but the clutch was bled until no more air bubbles were present so I think it will be fine. For reference, in my father's 24V QV the clutch pedal has no travel at all before you can feel the pressure, but this doesn't really mean anything is wrong with my Q4. I might bleed it again in a few days just to be sure.

On Sunday afternoon when I returned from work I tested the pedal again - no change, it still feels good to me. You may remember I previously described how I could bleed the clutch one day and then return to the car the following day to find the system needed bleeding again; this seems to be fixed now. :D

The second piece of good news is that I've finally found the thermostat part I need. After trying three different people/companies in the Uk and getting nowhere I've found a complete assembly in Germany for a fair price. I only need the bottom section but it can't hurt to have spares for the other two. So when it arrives, I'll hopefully have the Q4 running and driving again...next on my list will probably be the brakes.

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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Postby HaydnW92 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:24 am

I treated myself to some new overalls too :wink:

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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Postby alfa east » Thu Mar 24, 2016 5:01 pm

Cool! All the right brands to go with Alfa Romeo.
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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Postby Alfan » Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:38 pm

With those overalls the work will be much easier :D

Great that you got the clutch fixed and that the leaking thermostat might also be taken care of!
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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Postby HaydnW92 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 2:30 pm

The thermostat assembly has now arrived and it appears to be in good condition - it just needs cleaning up, as you might expect. For future reference if anyone else needs one, I paid 60 euros for the complete assembly including the sensors which I think was a good price. I also placed an order with Bertelsbeck in Germany for the three thermostat gaskets, the two small water hoses and a new thermostat. Meanwhile, the clutch pedal has kept its 'feel' and the fluid level in the reservoir hasn't dropped - I think it's safe to say my clutch problems are over, at least for now!

I've also made a small amount of progress with my Cloverleaf. The fuel pump now seems to be working though only when cranking the engine - I thought it was supposed to work with the ignition switched on too (prior to cranking)? However there is still no spark. The distributor cap, rotor arm and crank sensor are fine, I tested the resistance across the coil and it doesn't match what my workshop manual says it should be...so I've ordered a new Bosch coil. Even if this doesn't fix the issue, it eliminates one potential source of the problem.

A member/registrar of the UK Alfa Owners club sent me this old dealership number plate too - I figured you guys would appreciate it :D Now if i could find one that said '164 Q4'... 8)

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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Postby HaydnW92 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 8:11 pm

I have some good news... my Q4 is alive once again!
I managed to replace the broken part of the thermostat housing with a bit of a struggle, then put everything back together and double-checked everything was fitted correctly. I bought a new battery for it which needed charging up properly and the car had very little fuel in it, so I sorted these issues out this morning and then tried to start it...but it wouldn't fire up. I soon realised that I had removed a couple of fuses at the front of the engine bay, so I replace these and she fired straight up :D the tappets are a bit noisy on the rear bank and there's an exhaust leak from just before the catalysers, but apart from that she seems to run OK. No visible petrol, oil or coolant leaks. I even recorded a video, as promised.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y8GcHZtu1Y

I'm very happy, and very relieved!

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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Postby Alfan » Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:19 pm

The tappet noise sounds worse than mine :wink:

Seriously, that is great to see and hear! The joy of driving it is coming closer :)

Nice number plate btw.
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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Postby ALFAHEIDA » Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:47 am

Nice work!
Keep it going!!
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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Postby HaydnW92 » Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:02 am

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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Postby HaydnW92 » Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:54 pm

Hello everyone!

Sorry for the slight delay (again)...progress on the Q4 has been halted while I fixed my Cloverleaf and got it back on the road. But in true Alfa fashion, that didn't go entirely to plan. It passed its MOT at the third attempt, and after that it refused to start for a few days, a problem that I fixed earlier today. So as I write this it's back on the road and running well so I'm making preparations to sell it (while it's still working :lol: )

Anyway, I have also spent money on the Q4 over the last month. This includes new grooved performance brake discs (front), new performance pads (front), Goodridge stainless brake hoses and motul dot 5.1 brake fluid.
This morning I ordered rear performance pads (tricky to find for the Q4!) and a pair of drilled and grooved rear vented discs. So these should be arriving in the next couple of weeks. :) I should add that I wouldn't normally go for drilled discs on a road car as I've heard a few bad things about them, but they were the only 'upgrade' option I could find that weren't overly expensive.
I'll take some pictures of all the brake parts when I get round to fitting them.
I can share one picture with you guys though. Last week I fitted a spare set of Alfa wheels to the Q4 as the tyres on the Azev wheels (the wheels the car came with) were clearly old and I didn't think they were safe to use. The wheels I fitted are 18" Alfa GT 'Jet Fins' and I'm quite pleased with how they look, even though they're only a temporary set while I finish refurbishing the Zender wheels.


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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Postby alfa east » Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:11 am

Do you live opposite a police station? Or what are those vans lurking in the background?
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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Postby HaydnW92 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:38 am

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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Postby alfa east » Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:35 pm

Good to know for the Q4-owners here!

And I guess that that location means that your Alfas are relatively safely parked in that part of town!
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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Postby HaydnW92 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:57 am

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Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Postby HaydnW92 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 1:30 pm

To add to my previous post I have created a video which hopefully shows what's happening with my gears.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gNNoY7ByEc

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