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by hilko
Thu Jul 11, 2024 9:28 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Roofliner refurbishment
Replies: 4
Views: 1671

Re: Roofliner refurbishment

Hi Nils, Key is to take your time because everything you touch is basically very fragile. Taking out the roofliner + panel took me 5 hours and I needed a second pair of hands to remove it from the car. It's a giant 3D puzzle but can be done best by removing it through the left rear door without any ...
by hilko
Fri May 31, 2024 5:55 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: brake servo
Replies: 3
Views: 1255

Re: brake servo

There are some companies specialized in rebuilding boosters like this one.
I guess it's not rocket science.... Looks like they know what they're talking about though.
by hilko
Wed May 29, 2024 7:35 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Roofliner refurbishment
Replies: 4
Views: 1671

Re: Roofliner refurbishment

Mine started to detach behind the rear seats so initially I couldn't care less. The sunroof construction would keep it under control but because this wouldn't repair itself I decided to investigate how to take out the sunroof. For me this was the go no go step. After a while I found out it was very ...
by hilko
Wed May 15, 2024 9:04 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Roofliner refurbishment
Replies: 4
Views: 1671

Roofliner refurbishment

Well, I guess eventually it will happen to all cars. Even to the ones that spend most of their time in an airconditioned garage. The roofliner fabric started getting loose to a point of no return. The foam backing degrades over time and turns to dust. Since my goal was to preserve the car as close t...
by hilko
Tue Apr 30, 2024 7:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: brake servo
Replies: 3
Views: 1255

brake servo

Hi, did anyone ever try to restore their brake servo? Apparently there are no spares available and somewhere in the future many would certainly fail leaving the car undriveable. So what are the options? Does anyone know specialized companies that can refurbish the servo's? For sure car owners from o...
by hilko
Wed Jan 24, 2024 1:31 pm
Forum: Small talks
Topic: what do you think of that :
Replies: 1
Views: 3217

Re: what do you think of that :

Just €85 for saving you all the hassle and money for the next 5 years?

That's a nobrainer!
by hilko
Sat Nov 11, 2023 8:49 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Long time road going 164 Q4 1994 project
Replies: 144
Views: 343515

Re: Long time road going 164 Q4 1994 project

I guess it's either the fast or the right way to do it. The problem of course is there will be a lot of micro cracks everywhere in the insulation and protection coating causing corrosion underneath. You won't easily find them without totally stripping the surfaces and sandblasting away all the rust....
by hilko
Fri Feb 24, 2023 9:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Roof lining
Replies: 0
Views: 5366

Roof lining

It's time for an annoying but necessary job. My roof lining needs some attention and according to my upholstery man the roof part could be easily taken out by only removing the right front seat and removing a few small items on the roof. He has ample experience (30 years in the business and did a fe...
by hilko
Sun Jul 10, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Water pump 24v, where?
Replies: 1
Views: 2718

Re: Water pump 24v, where?

by hilko
Tue May 24, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New Member from Las Vegas!
Replies: 5
Views: 6501

Re: New Member from Las Vegas!

Benvenuto! Welcome on this site.

Beautiful cars you have. So you are the one that apparently bought the proteo rosso Q4 for sale in the Netherlands, am I right?

The one showing on the lower picture was my third 164. I got her in 1998... Ciao!
by hilko
Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Wanted!
Topic: 164 Q4 air intake hose
Replies: 126
Views: 207786

Re: 164 Q4 air intake hose

Whoever is in need of the original hose you may find a copy here on eBay.
by hilko
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: water floyd
Replies: 5
Views: 12356

Re: water floyd

Most probably a blocked water drain, think that's a common issue with a 156.

Be prepared to find a lot of rust.
by hilko
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread
Replies: 292
Views: 501468

Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Zender skirt?
by hilko
Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: не работает приборная панель
Replies: 7
Views: 10493

Re: не работает приборная панель

ogonec, вы говорите по-английски? это трудно для нас, чтобы понять, на ваш вопрос. спасибо. (перевод не является совершенным.)
by hilko
Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: What is the purpose of this bonnet earth strap?
Replies: 1
Views: 4612

Re: What is the purpose of this bonnet earth strap?

My best educated guess is to prevent any static charges from building up due to air flowing over the bonnet. This can lead to obvious issues when opening the bonnet after driving.
A missing ground wire has no effect on the car electronics.
by hilko
Fri Mar 27, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: For sale (Parts)
Topic: 164 random new and used parts
Replies: 2
Views: 13593

Re: 164 random new and used parts

Marcus is looking for the rubber headlightunit shields for his 24V. He lives in HK.
by hilko
Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:02 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Pressure
Replies: 11
Views: 17290

Re: Oil Pressure

A fresh engine has about 21-28 PSI oil pressure at idle RPM when fully warmed up. (Above idle ± 49 PSI) Cold engine at idle: 49-56 PSI, above idle max. 63 PSI. Pressure indications of near zero are no exception, most probably the transmitter is the culprit especially when the oil pressure warning li...
by hilko
Fri Oct 10, 2014 8:07 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Oil Pressure
Replies: 11
Views: 17290

Re: Oil Pressure

Am I correct that this spring only regulates the max oil pressure? 55 PSI at cold startup ik normal. Low oil pressure is caused by a faulty oil pump, internal component failure or worn/leaking engine. Most likely the pressure transducer is the cause of the low pressure indication. Any cause other th...
by hilko
Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: For sale (Parts)
Topic: 164 drivers side headlight unit (right hand drive)
Replies: 6
Views: 20178

Re: 164 drivers side headlight unit (right hand drive)

You may search for just the glass only. Saves money and you don't have to worry about LH or RH driven light units...
by hilko
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Q4 Meeting
Replies: 3
Views: 14414

Q4 Meeting

Just to have something for the eye on this forum (I guess a 164 is very much about shape and design) I'll put a few photo's here of a spontaneously organized Q4 meeting yesterday at Schiphol airport. https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/680x422q90/631/Dnfz0y.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/681x42...
by hilko
Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: 164Q in Australia
Replies: 70
Views: 87262

Re: 164Q in Australia

Very nice! More pictures please! :D
by hilko
Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New 164 Owner
Replies: 20
Views: 28903

Re: New 164 Owner

This is definately a factory spec Q4....

What happened in most cases when the Q4 came out owners disliked the original colour scheme and had the side panels painted after the car was delivered.

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by hilko
Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New 164 Owner
Replies: 20
Views: 28903

Re: New 164 Owner

Alfamuppet wrote: The Q4 also as standard only has the very bottom of the body kit in grey, not upto the centre of the door.
Nope, only the Super version.

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by hilko
Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Wanted!
Topic: speed line alloys
Replies: 8
Views: 11335

Re: speed line alloys

These ones?

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by hilko
Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: New 164 Owner
Replies: 20
Views: 28903

Re: New 164 Owner

Then it's 99,9% for sure a QV. I guess 20 years ago it was still possible cars were waiting for their first owner for a very long time.