Long time road going 164 Q4 1994 project

Post here your project, keep us all informed about the progress.
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Re: Long time road going 164 Q4 1994 project

Post by alfa east » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:44 pm

I saw that too and it was a very enjoyable review! But disappointing that when he mentioned the Tipo 4 cars he omits the 164!

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Re: Long time road going 164 Q4 1994 project

Post by Alfan » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:46 pm

Just watched it - missing the 164 was, well, a miss...

But a nice review and he was smiling - as am I while driving my 8.32 at the moment :D
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 140kkm
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Rosso Competizione 85kkm

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Re: Long time road going 164 Q4 1994 project

Post by Alfan » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:49 pm

AlfaWhiz wrote:Great news :!: :)

Keep us posted about the progress on other items too, I'm interested to see if the springs you found will lower the car slightly. I actually think 1-2cm lower would suit it very well and would look into that myself.
I don't expect it to be lowered and that is not the intention either, as I find the underside low enough for regular driving, though it would probably enhance the look.

Anyway, not sure when they will be mounted, as water is getting in the engine oil, so at least a head gasket replacement has to be done - and probably some more stuff when doing that...
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 140kkm
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Rosso Competizione 85kkm

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Re: Long time road going 164 Q4 1994 project

Post by AlfaWhiz » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:57 pm

I've been through the head gasket situation myself some time ago as you recall... I can only cheer you up by saying that access to a lot of other components will be much easier with the heads off, so good time to have a closer look at the steering rack, starter motor, gearbox linkage bushings (highly recommended), etc. Will be good as new afterwards though. :)

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Re: Long time road going 164 Q4 1994 project

Post by Alfan » Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:07 pm

I will have to look at a look of different things and change the timing belt at the same time, so quite some work ahead.

I did run the tester last weekend, in particular for the 4WD and made a video of testing the pressure, which it fails. I would like to know if others have gotten the same behaviour, so have a look at the video here, please:
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The ABS light stays off, and I told another Q4 owner about the solution. He did the same thing and the light stopped coming on when driving, so I think we have confirmed this solution by now :D

Here is a photo from the last 'open garage' we had a couple of weeks ago - in good company :)
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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 140kkm
2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Rosso Competizione 85kkm

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