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by AlfaWhiz
Tue Jun 14, 2022 8:54 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: replace starter
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: replace starter

Haha, good point :lol: :lol: :lol:

But then again, why should we ever consider such a travesty as to have to work on (or for that matter under) a VW product is beyond me :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by AlfaWhiz
Tue Jun 07, 2022 9:59 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New Member from Las Vegas!
Replies: 5
Views: 2144

Re: New Member from Las Vegas!

Hi Terence, welcome onboard!

Quite a nice set of Enrico Fumia designed cars you have, sorry to see the Gtv go (that's my long crush to be honest), but the Rosso Proteo Q4 is a stunner 8)

Keep us posted!
by AlfaWhiz
Sat Jun 04, 2022 8:58 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 164 Q4 ABS Light
Replies: 15
Views: 209

Re: 164 Q4 ABS Light

My advice is do not try to open the ABS module, don't ask me how I know. You can unscrew it very easily (5 torx bolts you've mentioned), but it will not come apart without getting destroyed unless specialist tools are being used and the operator knows upfront what to expect where on the inside. Ther...
by AlfaWhiz
Tue May 17, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 164 Q4 ABS Light
Replies: 15
Views: 209

Re: 164 Q4 ABS Light

Hey Daryl, tho things I would suggest to check basing on my experience with intermittent ABS faults: - check the main ABS fuse, and - check the pump connector under the ABS cover (not the main plug, but the 6-pin connector between the ABS module and the pump/solenoids). Both of those get loose over ...
by AlfaWhiz
Fri May 13, 2022 2:01 pm
Forum: Tuning and Styling
Topic: Lowering springs on a Q4
Replies: 22
Views: 29592

Re: Lowering springs on a Q4

I can recommend this shop: https://www.autosklep24.pl/pl/sales Shopped with them many times, shoot them and email and ask for what you need, the owner has some other sources as well and sometimes can get stuff outside of the shop's inventory. Got a spare set of rear Q4 springs from him a few years a...
by AlfaWhiz
Fri May 13, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Alfa specialists attitude
Replies: 1
Views: 229

Re: Alfa specialists attitude

I guess you're right, as unfortunate as it is. Car is getting old, they are well aware that parts are scarce and it's going to sit on their lot for a long time, taking up space they can otherwise use for "drive thu" services. Not to mention that by now most mechanics don't have the know-ho...
by AlfaWhiz
Fri May 13, 2022 1:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: replace starter
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: replace starter

Correct, same procedure I used for my Q4 (without removing the drive shaft or gear linkage) so valid also for a Q4 drivetrain. This job overall is a PITA, 3 bolts only on the starter but in horrible location, some accessed from top, some from bottom. Needs a good size extension for the wrench (not t...
by AlfaWhiz
Thu Oct 21, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Small talks
Topic: Alfa 174 Q4 guarnizioni serbatoio
Replies: 2
Views: 1889

Re: Alfa 174 Q4 guarnizioni serbatoio

I have changed one of the gaskets in mine years ago, as it was leaking. Indeed the same gaskets as normal models (speaking about the big round rubber gasket under the jar-like screw-on lid). Be careful when removing the fuel line connectors, they are quick snap fittings and were stuck and hard to re...
by AlfaWhiz
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Alternative parts
Topic: 24V serpentine belt idler pulley bearing
Replies: 12
Views: 18858

Re: 24V serpentine belt idler pulley bearing

I've ended up using the complete 2.0 TS / 156 pulleys (e.g. SKF VKM 32007). They are not metal, but some sort of hard plastic but look and work very well (a few years now). The only thing is the inner diameter of the center hole in the bearing (where the screw goes) is slightly larger, so I had to u...
by AlfaWhiz
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Alternative parts
Topic: 164 Q4 steering rods (WARNING!)
Replies: 39
Views: 68165

Re: 164 Q4 steering rods (WARNING!)

Great :) If you have the dimensions of the original FWD and modified FWD, that would be good to put here! Good point, sorry my Alfa tech did it for me or I would have gladly documented it. Basically he just got the outer side down to make the entire tie-rod the same length as the original Q4 tie-ro...
by AlfaWhiz
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Alfa 164 meet summer/2020 - Czech Republic
Replies: 11
Views: 31488

Re: Alfa 164 meet summer/2020 - Czech Republic

I may be coming in as well if my car is in shape, so I'm interested. :) Keep us posted!
by AlfaWhiz
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Alternative parts
Topic: 164 Q4 steering rods (WARNING!)
Replies: 39
Views: 68165

Re: 164 Q4 steering rods (WARNING!)

That might have been the case as well, memory is a bit hazy on this one :)

EDIT: I've just checked and actually the one needed for Q4 is shorter. See also the first post in this thread. So I'm pretty sure it was the matter of cutting the 'standard' 164 rods to length and then threading.
by AlfaWhiz
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Alternative parts
Topic: 164 Q4 steering rods (WARNING!)
Replies: 39
Views: 68165

Re: 164 Q4 steering rods (WARNING!)

If I remember correctly I ended up cutting the 'regular' 164 tie rods to length of the Q4 ones and then threading them a bit deeper to match the thread length on the Q4 inner rod. This has worked well for me since, so may be worth a shot for you as well. I think I wrote about this somewhere already ...
by AlfaWhiz
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trouble diagnostics for 4WD light
Replies: 10
Views: 15659

Re: Trouble diagnostics for 4WD light

Hi Victor, as far as I'm aware - only F/L Tester can do the trick, no chance to diagnose the 4WD system using any modern equipment I'm afraid. :( Best bet to find someone with the correct Marelli tester and modules, and do the diagnosis this way. I was also unable to diagnose mine a few years ago so...
by AlfaWhiz
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Small talks
Topic: 3.0 V6
Replies: 14
Views: 19407

Re: 3.0 V6

164 is indeed addictive! I also like cars with high mileage, that's a testament to this car's quality and reliability. Looks like a nice original car, congratulations! 8)
by AlfaWhiz
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: ABS problems Q4
Replies: 5
Views: 11627

Re: ABS problems Q4

As I remember it differs between versions, main fuse on mine was under the hood on the firewall, near the coolant reservoir, just stuck on there. I think there should be some photos in the other thread but in case you don't find it let me know and maybe I'll dig out some more photos. I know it can b...
by AlfaWhiz
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: ABS problems Q4
Replies: 5
Views: 11627

Re: ABS problems Q4

From my experience ABS faults an be electric related. Have a look at my thread, I also had the light on albeit without any clear cause, after many years of struggle I fixed it by cleaning the connections between the main ABS fuse and its holder: http://alfaromeo164register.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&...
by AlfaWhiz
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1996 Alfa 164 Cloverleaf (I'm back...)
Replies: 64
Views: 56635

Re: 1996 Alfa 164 Cloverleaf (I'm back...)

Welcome back Haydn! Good to have you back in the club. 8) I did follow your thread on your former Q4, indeed that's what happens with those Alfas, you sell them same way as you buy them - on an impulse. :mrgreen: Glad to hear you're recovering and congrats on the purchase, she's a stunner! Definitel...
by AlfaWhiz
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hydraulic pressure, value too low
Replies: 22
Views: 22503

Re: Hydraulic pressure, value too low

Excellent news! And congrats on getting this fixed so quickly, it can be a real chore to deal with those problems but you really got it sorted very nicely. :mrgreen:

You've now inspired me to look into my 'pressure variations too high' issue as well.

Enjoy the test drive!
by AlfaWhiz
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hydraulic pressure, value too low
Replies: 22
Views: 22503

Re: Hydraulic pressure, value too low

Good that you remembered Alfan, I've added a post in that thread just now to conclude the discussion, as I ended up getting 60605589 directly from Alfa Romeo which has solved my problem. Reproducing was not successful in my case. I suspect flow restrictors have not been swapped out correctly which h...
by AlfaWhiz
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Wanted!
Topic: 60605589 Viscomatic supply hose
Replies: 5
Views: 15000

Re: 60605589 Viscomatic supply hose

Just as a closeout of the topic for future readers, I ended up buying 60605589 directly from Alfa Romeo, weirdly it was still available as of year 2018. Price better not to discuss and best to forget. Good news was that at the end the new hose solved the vibration problem. I do not recommend to have...
by AlfaWhiz
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hydraulic pressure, value too low
Replies: 22
Views: 22503

Re: Hydraulic pressure, value too low

I'll be watching your thread and give it some thinking... I don't have a "pressure too low" error, but mine keeps getting "pressure fluctuation too high" error after some minutes of driving (30-60 mins slow driving or 5-10 mins above 90 km/h). I really wish we had more knowledge ...
by AlfaWhiz
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Alfa 164 2.0V6 TB Super (1995) - MikeCZ
Replies: 67
Views: 81036

Re: Alfa 164 2.0V6 TB Super (1995) - MikeCZ

Great work Mike, seats look spotless! Very impressive 8) and welcome to PL, greetings from Wroclaw 8)
by AlfaWhiz
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Spettacolo Nordico - 15 - 16 September 2018 in Sweden
Replies: 6
Views: 16546

Re: Spettacolo Nordico - 15 - 16 September 2018 in Sweden

I have a few things to figure out in my Q4 before I embark on another long roadtrip but sure as hell I'm going to join you one year! It looks very good, waiting for lots of photos from the event! 8)
by AlfaWhiz
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering rack for Q4
Replies: 2
Views: 9383

Re: Steering rack for Q4

Hi there 8) Both me and Alfan from this forum had positive experience refurbishing our Q4 steering racks with this company: http://www.nagengast.pl/regeneration-en.html It's a company from Poland, proven worldwide service. And by the way, they can redo Boge shocks also. They do speak English but if ...