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bazzbazz

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Re: Project 164 - lets see how this goes
« Reply #60 on: February 11, 2018, 10:09:03 PM »
BTW WHO THE F DESIGNED THE OIL FILTER ON THESE THINGS.!!!!!!!

The same sick twisted bastard who thought up the filter location of the 147GTA perhaps?   ::)

I use an adjustable Band Wrench which has allowed me to remove just about any filter in any position. The best part is that if you even cant get it to fit properly around the base of the filter or cant get leverage on it in the position, as long as you can open up the band and get it around the filter, you can then pull it back at an angle towards you to lock it onto the filter and turn.

The point is almost all filters are excessively over tightened.   

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Re: Project 164 - lets see how this goes
« Reply #61 on: February 11, 2018, 10:11:47 PM »
Hey Bazz, have you seen the you-beaut Facom lock ring tool, part DM.J?

I can vouch for it, bought one to share with a mate and it is shedloads better than the $20 jobbies - which we also have one each of. 

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Re: Project 164 - lets see how this goes
« Reply #62 on: February 11, 2018, 10:38:02 PM »
Yeah, but as it's an extra $100 and does the job no better, I'd want it to make Cappuccinos as well.

Did I mention my mother was Scottish . . .  ;)
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Re: Project 164 - lets see how this goes
« Reply #63 on: February 11, 2018, 10:56:37 PM »
I reckon it does do the job better. The offset legs are really handy in some cars where the cutout in the panel isnít generous.

As for parsimony, I enjoy spending money where the benefits will be appreciated.  :)
And to speak of mothers...
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Her jewels and treasures, she found them in her baby's smiles
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to that dear little lady so old and grey


Apologies to Shane for dragging the thread into melancholic schmaltz. Back on track... Just be really careful with the lockrings, I agree with Bazz as to the risk of, well, bitter hindsight as it really is!
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Re: Project 164 - lets see how this goes
« Reply #64 on: February 12, 2018, 10:21:19 PM »
Yep i used a very large set of vise grips to push it on one side and strong hand on other side to turn result was no cracks.

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Re: Project 164 - lets see how this goes
« Reply #65 on: February 12, 2018, 10:23:16 PM »
Good work. Iíd wager originals are long discontinued.

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Re: Project 164 - lets see how this goes
« Reply #66 on: February 16, 2018, 01:35:04 PM »
2 new ball joints arrived at my house today :-)

After a bloody good clean of the sub chassis/PS areas, it's time to reassemble :-)
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Re: Project 164 - lets see how this goes
« Reply #67 on: February 27, 2018, 01:45:31 PM »
Replacement mounts ordered :-)

So next is a thorough clean up, oil change, oil filter change, clean out fuel pump area and drain all the old fuel out.

Then it's back in with the power steering system, and a test drive :-)
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70 White Berlina 1750 (my first)

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Re: Project 164 - lets see how this goes
« Reply #68 on: February 27, 2018, 10:16:48 PM »
Hi Shane
I used to be the parts man @ Autobarn
What oil filter are you running mate ?

I like the K&N oil filter it gives me great oil pressure
And it a good price it about $22 bucks
Part number is hp-2004 is the same one on a jeep (Z10)
I also replaced my fuel filter part number (Ryco Z400)

Not shore if you are up grading yours ? But if you do
Go for NGK (BPR6EIX) they not cheap @ $36 bucks each
But my car runs like a scard cat lol
« Last Edit: February 28, 2018, 10:19:31 AM by alphie75 »
Hi Neighbour,
1973 L beetle "Tilly" sold
87 QV 75 ALFA 2.5lt sold
92 auto 164 3lt RIP
91 white 164 Q
89 164 Q part car

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Re: Project 164 - lets see how this goes
« Reply #69 on: March 03, 2018, 09:22:18 AM »
Thanks Alfie 75

 love it when people include part numbers :-)

Found the K&N on ebay for $20 inc delivery :-)

I will use that after the engine has had a chance to clear some crap out.

Not thought about spark plugs yet but thanks for the recommendation. Good quality plugs can make a big difference :-)

Thanks for your advice.
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Re: Project 164 - lets see how this goes
« Reply #70 on: March 03, 2018, 05:00:39 PM »
Hi Shane ,
Cool name man lol

It you need to replace your cv boots
I made a YouTube clip that may help
ďAlfa 12v 164q Cv boots replacement ď
Hope it all goes well with the filter I put
Them on my 75,auto 164& my Qv
Cheers
Shane
Hi Neighbour,
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Re: Project 164 - lets see how this goes
« Reply #71 on: April 29, 2018, 12:59:25 PM »
Hi Guys

Two question: 1. Does the plastic fitting on top of the fuel filter assembly pop out, or do you just eith lots of persuasion pull the fuel lines off the fitting?

2. See attached diag of power steering pipes and connections is this right for RHD?

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Re: Project 164 - lets see how this goes
« Reply #72 on: April 29, 2018, 08:11:42 PM »
No EFI fitting "just pulls off".  The outcome of doing that plus 60PSI would not be ideal!

Most have one or two places on the collar of the female part, where you squeeze/depress so it allow one-way clips to disengage.  Before attempting to remove fittings, clean them thoroughly, as trapped grit can greatly hamper removal of click-on fittings.  A small toothbrush can be really helpful here.

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Re: Project 164 - lets see how this goes
« Reply #73 on: April 29, 2018, 11:43:29 PM »
Disconnect fuel pump, start engine till engine stalls, try starting engine until no cylinders try and fire. You have now depressurized the system and it is safe to open/disconnect fuel tank & lines.
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Re: Project 164 - lets see how this goes
« Reply #74 on: May 05, 2018, 11:39:46 AM »
No EFI fitting "just pulls off".  The outcome of doing that plus 60PSI would not be ideal!

Most have one or two places on the collar of the female part, where you squeeze/depress so it allow one-way clips to disengage.  Before attempting to remove fittings, clean them thoroughly, as trapped grit can greatly hamper removal of click-on fittings.  A small toothbrush can be really helpful here.
This is the fuel talk fuel filter / pump assembly i am talking about. Will have a good look for squeezy bits after a good clean.

Thanks

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70 Blue Berlina 1750
70 White Berlina 1750

70 White Berlina 1750 (my first)

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