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160 Series (90, 75, 164 Sedans) / Re: Remove 164 Fuel Filler Cap
« Last post by V AR 164 on Today at 01:57:37 PM »
So I screw in the pins? I have done so and it will not come off.

I have attached a pic. You can sort of see the pins (bad camera)
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160 Series (90, 75, 164 Sedans) / Re: Remove 164 Fuel Filler Cap
« Last post by stustustu123 on Today at 01:12:55 PM »
Hi there,

They are held on by two pins (forming the hinge) that are spring loaded. The spring is in the door itself. 

You can compress the two pins back into their holes to remove the door. Once you have it off you'll see it's a pretty simple setup that works well (pity the doors themselves are a bit fragile). If I recall correctly there are two small screw heads you can use to compress the spring (& thus retract the hinge pins to remove door).
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160 Series (90, 75, 164 Sedans) / Remove 164 Fuel Filler Cap
« Last post by V AR 164 on Today at 11:00:22 AM »
Hey guys,

Has anyone removed the filler cap before and if so how? I want to remove the filler door only. The catch mechanism can stay in place.

I've had a look around and can't figure it out.

Thanks, Andrew.
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General Discussion / Giulietta talk
« Last post by As the day goes on Today at 08:00:48 AM »
Well Will Hagon and his son Toby were heaping praise on the new Giulietta.

Listen to the podcast from 23 April 26:50 from the end.

http://www.abc.net.au/nightlife/listen.htm

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You could always go and get the roadworthy with the roof down or off, because you are getting it fixed, but seriously for your own safety, its good to see out of the back window.
On the twin sparks, the timing belts are 3 yeas or 60,000 klms, as the belt starts to dry out and become brittle, even if it has only done 10,000 klms, but is more than 3 years old, have it changed, as they are an interference motor, the belt malfunctions and the pistons hit the valves and bend them, Colin.
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Hey, Shady. If $1200 was more than you paid for the car, hell you really got yourself a bargain there. Fantastic colour combo too, not a big fan of the usual black leather, love the red/beige. Evenso, as a newbie to car ownership, if you have little mechanical nauce, she may be a bit of a mystery bag as far as repairs. I say this,as from your post it sounds like the previous onwer wasn't exactly concerned about the Alfas health. I'd see if you can find out when the timing belts were last changed? (3yrs/60K kms) That's a min. $1200 fix for a mechanic to do.

Now, I'd be having some terse words with the mechanic knocking you back on the rear window. I stand to be corrected (and I'll do some legislative research after posting this) but, The spider has 2 side mirrors which exempts vehicles from requiring rear windows. Do semi's and trucks have rear windows?

Your pricing isnt too far of the mark, but I'm fairly sure the window section can be had for around $300. Theres an Oz company that makes them and I'm fairly certain its been posted about on this forum.

The broken cog isn't your issue here. That cog's purpose is to lock down the plastic hard cover for the roof. Cols right about the hydraulic oil, its a reservoir on the passenger side accessed via the stow area behind the seats.

OH, if the badging is correct, its not a V6, but a 2 litre twin spark alfa pocket rocket. Awesome first car dude. Keep it healthy and you'll were a grin every time you drive her.

I should probably clarify, the roof issue is when the roof successfully unhooks itself from the back of the car, raises all the way up, and when the roof should fold back neatly into its little recess, the hatch for the recess does not raise up, like its locked shut. This is where I hear the whirring noise and nothing happens. I'll try looking for the hydraulic oil reservoir, though without the roof down workspace is extremely limited (not to mention also very annoying) if i can't find it, i'll try uploading a picture of the rear compartment (its where it is right? - where the battery is also located?) and maybe someone with some experience can point it out with a big red circle or something.
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Hey, Shady. If $1200 was more than you paid for the car, hell you really got yourself a bargain there. Fantastic colour combo too, not a big fan of the usual black leather, love the red/beige. Evenso, as a newbie to car ownership, if you have little mechanical nauce, she may be a bit of a mystery bag as far as repairs. I say this,as from your post it sounds like the previous onwer wasn't exactly concerned about the Alfas health. I'd see if you can find out when the timing belts were last changed? (3yrs/60K kms) That's a min. $1200 fix for a mechanic to do.

Now, I'd be having some terse words with the mechanic knocking you back on the rear window. I stand to be corrected (and I'll do some legislative research after posting this) but, The spider has 2 side mirrors which exempts vehicles from requiring rear windows. Do semi's and trucks have rear windows?

Your pricing isnt too far of the mark, but I'm fairly sure the window section can be had for around $300. Theres an Oz company that makes them and I'm fairly certain its been posted about on this forum.

The broken cog isn't your issue here. That cog's purpose is to lock down the plastic hard cover for the roof. Cols right about the hydraulic oil, its a reservoir on the passenger side accessed via the stow area behind the seats.

OH, if the badging is correct, its not a V6, but a 2 litre twin spark alfa pocket rocket. Awesome first car dude. Keep it healthy and you'll were a grin every time you drive her.

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South Australia / Re: All ALFA dAY 17 mAY 2015
« Last post by Evan Bottcher on April 25, 2015, 09:04:14 PM »
A reminder this event is coming up.
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Buy/Swap/Sell [Announce ONLY] / WTB-75TS VVT solenoid
« Last post by Divano Veloce on April 25, 2015, 08:42:16 PM »
Hi everyone,

I'm in need of a VVT solenoid. PM or call/text Matt on 0402918094

Cheers,

Matt
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160 Series (90, 75, 164 Sedans) / Re: New to 75 ts
« Last post by Divano Veloce on April 25, 2015, 08:13:57 PM »
I finally got some time to work on cars today.... progress has been glacial.

But the Berlina has only a couple of weeks of permit days left.... So its time to get another car on club plates.

I reinstalled the clutch with new bearings in the champagne car today, got clutch bled and gear linkages working ok. Tomorrow its cam cover and VVT, plug leads and test drive. I am hopeful that the clutch bearings and improved prop shaft alignment will have addressed the vibration.

I begrudgingly purchased a new water pump for the red 75, and a set of spark plug leads. Just need a VVT solenoid and i can have both cars on club reg!

Any TS big cam converters done away with their VVT?? I could put a solenoid to good use.
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