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by AlfaWhiz
Tue May 28, 2024 7:13 pm
Forum: Wanted!
Topic: Brakelight switch
Replies: 1
Views: 2282

Re: Brakelight switch

Hi, I haven't managed to source a new one, but I did manage to repair mine. Have a close look if you still have it, when you open it up it's pretty simple. In mine I had to slightly adjust/bend the copper contacts inside and clean it up, as it was a bit tired, and it came back to life. It's a simple...
by AlfaWhiz
Tue May 28, 2024 7:11 pm
Forum: Wanted!
Topic: schock absorber
Replies: 11
Views: 5836

Re: schock absorber

I can also recommend them, +1 from me. :)
by AlfaWhiz
Tue May 28, 2024 7:09 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Roofliner refurbishment
Replies: 4
Views: 1676

Re: Roofliner refurbishment

Wow! I must say, amazing work, looks great! :D As you say, it's inevitable and sooner or later we all will have to face it. So far I'm pretending mine is fine, as it's only sagging a bit above the sunvisors, which conveniently hold it up. But the day will come for sure. Glad to have your tip. Any sp...
by AlfaWhiz
Tue May 28, 2024 7:05 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: brake servo
Replies: 3
Views: 1258

Re: brake servo

Good question... Mine was making funny squeaking noises when I got the car, but back then I managed to get a good second hand one to replace it. Haven't yet found a way or a company to refurbish the brake servo. I'll be monitoring this thread closely.
by AlfaWhiz
Tue May 28, 2024 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 164 owners request
Replies: 6
Views: 2646

Re: 164 owners request

Wow, really nice of Mr. Fumia to respond :) I remember him from our last meetup in Arese in 2017, btw already looking forward to 2027 :D I don't think it's necessary to get new Boge struts. You can refurbish them, luckily for us Boge produced similar dampers for other high-end cars during the time. ...
by AlfaWhiz
Tue May 28, 2024 6:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Q4 ABS pump and module
Replies: 10
Views: 4228

Re: Q4 ABS pump and module

It's beautiful and if it only was Q4 compatible I would probably snag it :D Sadly, as Alfan said, Q4 has a dedicated module 0 265 204 007, later substituted by 0 265 204 008.
by AlfaWhiz
Mon Apr 15, 2024 9:33 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Allarm Alfa Romeo 164
Replies: 3
Views: 3874

Re: Allarm Alfa Romeo 164

There is a small battery in the alarm unit with the siren, you may want to check that one out. In mine it was completely depleted and started to rust through (the battery I mean), causing issues. Be sure to disable the siren with the key first before you do anything. It's on the right side in the tr...
by AlfaWhiz
Mon Apr 15, 2024 9:27 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Rebuilding Steering Rack
Replies: 1
Views: 1130

Re: Rebuilding Steering Rack

Interesting dilemma, and something which is becoming worrying about more and more parts, as the supplies dry out. It's possible the quality of the replacement seals was not OEM, and you can look at it two ways: replacements would be worse than OEM as they normally need to be cheap (we don't care abo...
by AlfaWhiz
Mon Apr 15, 2024 9:13 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Long time road going 164 Q4 1994 project
Replies: 144
Views: 343590

Re: Long time road going 164 Q4 1994 project

Wow, I must admit, I wasn't paying attention to the forum for a longer while, and I come back to this! :D Amazing work, document as much as you can from the Q4-specific details for the future generations which will have to undertake this :) Very inspiring! Fingers crossed and will come back to check...
by AlfaWhiz
Mon Apr 15, 2024 9:05 am
Forum: Wanted!
Topic: Q4 4x4 Steering Angle Sensor
Replies: 1
Views: 26182

Re: Q4 4x4 Steering Angle Sensor

Hi there. Not an easy topic, extremely difficult to find. There was a post here somewhere which I remember, where it turned out that the fault was caused by the plastic cam driving the sensor, while the sensor itself was fine. I believe there was an option to 3d print a replacement. Have a look if y...
by AlfaWhiz
Mon Apr 15, 2024 9:02 am
Forum: Wanted!
Topic: Front shocks
Replies: 7
Views: 12505

Re: Front shocks

I have refurbished my Q4 steering rack, and I know others have refurbished their Boge dampers here: https://nagengast.pl/en/regeneration-of-shock-absorbers/ I'm very happy with the result and will be sending them my dampers when the time comes. They specialize in Boge struts, not only for our Alfas ...
by AlfaWhiz
Mon Apr 15, 2024 8:55 am
Forum: Wanted!
Topic: 1992 164 UK QV clutch system help? parts needed?
Replies: 1
Views: 8421

Re: 1992 164 UK QV clutch system help? parts needed?

Hi there, clutch to the floor and not returning is likely caused by broken clutch slave cylinder, at least that's what happened in mine when it gave up the ghost. Part should be still available, have a look at what that would be for your 12v, it shouldn't be too hard to pin-point. Also, it's possibl...
by AlfaWhiz
Mon Apr 15, 2024 8:39 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Alfa 164 3.0 V6 12V QV "Q2" project
Replies: 126
Views: 249692

Re: Alfa 164 3.0 V6 12V QV "Q2" project

Absolutely amazing work, congrats! You've inspired me with galvanic plating those small bits and pieces, it really does make a difference! Fingers crossed :D
by AlfaWhiz
Mon Apr 15, 2024 8:23 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: My fourth 164 cloverleaf
Replies: 14
Views: 13816

Re: My fourth 164 cloverleaf

Yes, beware of the faulty sensors... Also ofc depends on what oil you're running. I switched to Motul 300V 20W60 long time ago and it did help with hot oil pressures (I'm not driving the car in the winter at all, but Motul's 300V anyway has better W spec than most 10W60 oils). Great looking car by t...
by AlfaWhiz
Mon Apr 15, 2024 8:22 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: My fourth 164 cloverleaf
Replies: 14
Views: 13816

Re: My fourth 164 cloverleaf

Yes, beware of the faulty sensors... Also ofc depends on what oil you're running. I switched to Motul 300V 20W60 long time ago and it did help with hot oil pressures (I'm not driving the car in the winter at all, but Motul's 300V anyway has better W spec than most 10W60 oils).
by AlfaWhiz
Mon Apr 15, 2024 8:16 am
Forum: Alternative parts
Topic: New overhead light frame (non sunroof) - OE number 60777714
Replies: 10
Views: 19943

Re: New overhead light frame (non sunroof) - OE number 60777714

Good stuff! with some coarse primer and a bit of sanding, then painting it will end up looking OEM. With time, more and more things we will need to fix by 3d printing, so keep at it! :D
by AlfaWhiz
Mon Apr 15, 2024 8:14 am
Forum: Alternative parts
Topic: Q4 Viscomatic pressure akkumulator
Replies: 4
Views: 7909

Re: Q4 Viscomatic pressure akkumulator

And it's already ordered, that part is readily available everywhere!
by AlfaWhiz
Mon Apr 15, 2024 8:11 am
Forum: Alternative parts
Topic: Q4 Viscomatic pressure akkumulator
Replies: 4
Views: 7909

Re: Q4 Viscomatic pressure akkumulator

OMG I have the same problem currently in mine, without success for YEARS! I'll order this part ASAP, and confirm if it indeed solves the issue. Amazing tip, can't wait to check it out! :D
by AlfaWhiz
Mon Apr 15, 2024 8:09 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Refurbishing the QV Rims
Replies: 23
Views: 47123

Re: Refurbishing the QV Rims

NIcely done, looks ACE! I don't have the original speedline wheels on mine, and didn't get them at all when I bought the car (came already with a set of different wheels), but if I consider to get them one day for completeness sake, I'll definitely use your method :D
by AlfaWhiz
Mon Apr 15, 2024 7:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Q4 ABS pump and module
Replies: 10
Views: 4228

Re: Q4 ABS pump and module

I had all sorts of weird issues with mine, in the Marelli tester it came up as faulty ABS module. Long story short, the culprit was a bad contact on the main ABS fuse. Be sure to check that out! The module itself, besides a possibility to physically separate from the pump (6-pin plug), is NOT openab...
by AlfaWhiz
Wed May 17, 2023 8:19 pm
Forum: Wanted!
Topic: all 4 door window weather sweep
Replies: 1
Views: 16857

Re: all 4 door window weather sweep

Did anyone find a solution? I'd also be interested, and they are nowhere to be found. Those weather strips used to be around a few years ago, but aren't available anymore sadly.
by AlfaWhiz
Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:26 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Another Swede
Replies: 8
Views: 5375

Re: Another Swede

Welcome in the club and congrats on your purchase! :) Post some photos of your beauty when you find time, sounds really interesting, and very low mileage as well. :)
by AlfaWhiz
Wed Aug 10, 2022 7:40 pm
Forum: Alternative parts
Topic: Front brake discs >10/1992
Replies: 1
Views: 3255

Re: Front brake discs >10/1992

Good question. I've heard there is an option to swap/upgrade to 166 discs and calipers or alternatively 156 GTA disc's and calipers, both with some mods (adapters etc.). I'll be looking at that when mine are due, as it has many advantages. Will let you know how it goes, but I don't think it will be ...
by AlfaWhiz
Wed Aug 10, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Good Morning from Poland.
Replies: 3
Views: 3701

Re: Good Morning from Poland.

Cześć Marek, greetings from a fellow 164 owner also from Poland :) glad to have you here on the site. Show us some photos of your beauty! :)

Best regards,
Maciek
by AlfaWhiz
Sun Jul 24, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: New Performance Manual for 24v and 75 1.8 Turbo
Replies: 2
Views: 3445

Re: New Performance Manual for 24v and 75 1.8 Turbo

Hey Jim, awesome to see you around here :) Great that you posted about the book, I already have your other one on the V6 and really enjoyed it. In fact I would recommend it to everyone here sincerely. Since I have a soft spot for the 75 and the turbo variant in particular (who knows, maybe one day),...