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Hi Everyone,

I have had a very sad driving experience with the oil draining from my engine and causing significant damage to the bearings - motor will turn over but will not run.

Thankfully there was no change in the timing so the top end of the motor is still OK. I estimate that the engine has less than 50k.

Not looking for much $200, just enough to kick start funding for a replacement engine.

Please contact me if you need more information.


932 Series (156, GTV, Spider, 147, GT, and 166) / Re: Spider ABS sensor
« Last post by jim501 on November 26, 2015, 10:13:02 PM »
No the ABS light stays on constantly. I topped up the brake fluid and haven't had the brake light come in again since. Will get a chance this week to have a look at the fuses, and if that's all good look into ordering a sensor.
They don't look too hard to replace.
105/115 Series (105 Coupe/Spider/Berlina) / Re: Safety stands and jacking points
« Last post by Norseman50 on November 26, 2015, 12:00:39 PM »
Yes.  You can raise the front of the car by placing a piece of wood between the floor jack pad and the crossmember under the sump.  Ideally you want the wood to be thick enough so that it won't bend, and wide and long enough to span the limits of the crossmember.  That distributes the stress over the entire surface.

For the rear end I use a rectangular piece of plywood with a hole cut in the middle that I place between the floor jack pad and the differential base plate.  The hole in the wood piece is just big enough (1-3/4"?) to fit around the drain plug flange so that the wood is only contacting the fins of the pumpkin base plate.

After raising either end, I place jack stands under the jack points on the chassis and then I can lower and remove the floor jack.

And whether I plan to lift the front or the rear end first, I ALWAYS make sure to adequately block or otherwise lock the wheels on the other end before I start.  You don't want the car rolling while you have one end up in the air!

Finally, before you go underneath, give a good push on one of the fenders, to make sure everything is solid.

If you don't feel comfortable using jack stands, and the work you're doing doesn't require the wheels to rotate or be removed, wheel cribs are a good substitute.
General Discussion / Re: ALFA GIULIA 2016
« Last post by aggie57 on November 26, 2015, 11:35:39 AM »
I've not seen a Stradale and a 4C in the same space . very compelling.
Good point Paul. The similarities are remarkable aren't they.
Buy/Swap/Sell [Announce ONLY] / 1981 Alfetta GTV 2.0L wrecking Colac, Victoria
« Last post by bonno on November 26, 2015, 09:34:38 AM »
Hi There,
I am passing on this information/post on behalf of friend who is selling all parts for the subject vehicle. I have included below the Gumtree link and request that all enquiries be directly with the seller. He will assist interstate buyers with freight arrangements, if necessary. This post will be removed in one month or earlier if sold.
General Discussion / Re: ALFA GIULIA 2016
« Last post by Paul Gulliver on November 26, 2015, 07:35:28 AM »
I've not seen a Stradale and a 4C in the same space . very compelling.
General Discussion / Re: new fiat 124 sport
« Last post by aggie57 on November 26, 2015, 04:00:21 AM »
I'm going to eat my words here.  It looks sooooo much better in the flesh than in print.  In fact I'd go so far as to say it out does the new Miata / MX-5 on looks by quite some margin.  Yes, it sits up and yes it's obviously a retro but it's so low the height is about right and the front and rear end are much cleaner than on the Miata / MX-5.  From the LA Auto Show:
General Discussion / Re: ALFA GIULIA 2016
« Last post by aggie57 on November 26, 2015, 03:56:49 AM »
Also good to see the 33 Stradale and TZ2 on the stand, plus the extensive signage around the show.  Loved this one.....
General Discussion / Re: ALFA GIULIA 2016
« Last post by aggie57 on November 26, 2015, 03:54:01 AM »
Had a squiz.....but only at the outside because the cars were firmly locked as were the "no" responses to "can we have a look inside please".  No matter, the display alone was impressive.  As was the obvious wear on the tyres of one of cars (clearly not straight off the pre-production line).
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