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Introduce Yourself / Hi
« Last post by JMG on October 16, 2021, 01:39:26 AM »
Hi all,

I have just joined and thought to introduce myself. 

First confession - I am not yet an Alfa owner but actually looking for the right Busso, looking for a 147 GTA.  The sound of the Busso engine is music to me.

Please let me know if you have one for sale or know of a good one for sale.  Preferably without a sunroof.  I am tall and sunroofs take a bit of headroom away.

All grounds cleaned
New plugs
Pulled and flushed tank
New injectors and 34mm hoses.
New pump
New filter.
New distributor rotor
New cap
Confirmed 1kohms on all HT leads.
Drained oil and ran 10l through starting from the top with valve covers off and then refilled to 6.7l with New filter.
New timing belt and rebuilt detensioner
Queensland / Re: Queensland Alfa Service Providers
« Last post by malga on October 15, 2021, 03:52:14 PM »
Hi All,
I would like to ask fellow Alfa Romeo 4C owners in Brisbane to whom they take their car for service?
Especially as now comes the time when in the large service all chassis bolts have to be tightened.
Any recommendation for an excellent mechanic? Ferrari Brisbane where I normally would have gone to unfortunately stopped servicing Alfa Romeos.

And Melbourne head office doesn’t care about customers in Queensland.
What prep have you done for a first start eg. Fuel system flush, new plugs, clean earth points for EFI.
How important is the hazard light switch in a race car? Are there any situations or regulations that require it? I would rather cut it out than figure out a new mounting point as got rid of all the metal brackets under the 3 air ventilation switches (gives it more of a fighter jet feel ;)). I will be replacing the 3 guages with aftermarket fuel gauges, water and oil temp as I don't need a clock and the water temp guage is useless in the 156 and 159 imo as they only have one wire going into the whole Guage Cluster.
Cheers for the confirmation,

Cars back up and cranking with spark. Will pop the pump back in tonight and with any luck it should fire up for the first time in 16 years.
116 Series (Alfetta Sedan/GT/GTV & Giulietta Sedan) / Re: GTV/6 mirror...bugger!
« Last post by Alfetta77 on October 14, 2021, 08:08:23 PM »
I have used paint stripper on a few 116 plastic parts - front grilles for example, with no dramas. Suggest the usual rule of trying a small area just in case.
932 Series (156, GTV, Spider, 147, GT, and 166) / Re: Electrical Gremlins - 147 Sele
« Last post by Craig_m67 on October 14, 2021, 05:40:38 PM »
My mistake, I thought the images were the instrument cluster
940 Series (Giulietta, Mito and 4C) / Re: Oil for Giulietta transmission clutch
« Last post by bazzbazz on October 14, 2021, 05:30:46 PM »
No, do NOT under any circumstances try anything else, it will FUBAR the system.

Try Italian Automotive Spares in Melb, if they don't stock it they will know who does locally.

932 Series (156, GTV, Spider, 147, GT, and 166) / Re: Electrical Gremlins - 147 Sele
« Last post by bazzbazz on October 14, 2021, 05:22:56 PM »
I think Craig is referring to the instrument cluster when he says "Dash".

I think we have concluded that as the Body ECU circuit board was water damaged that it is the most likely cause of the issues.

I would also suggest that when you replace the Body ECU you of course replace the attached fuse box, as if there is water ingress to the Body ECU, you can be sure the fuse box is contaminated as well.
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