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Diamond Ric T

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ALFA 166 Timing belt and water pump change
« on: January 23, 2018, 10:04:56 AM »
I have recently done a timing belt and water pump change on the ALFA 166. I documented the job, took some photos - and for what its worth - have put it here:
http://richardtester.com/cars/
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Ric
ALFA 166 3.0 V6 2001
ALFA 156 2.0 TS Manual wagon 2001
ALFA 156 2.0 TS Manual sedan 2002
ALFA 147 2.0 TS Manual 5 door hatch 2003

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Paul Gulliver

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Re: ALFA 166 Timing belt and water pump change
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 11:05:31 AM »
 Very , neat, methodical work . Well explained and documented. Gives people hope . Espically  from someone like me who has the mechanical skills of Mr Ed ( the talking horse for those of you to young to remember).
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Diamond Ric T

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Re: ALFA 166 Timing belt and water pump change
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2018, 11:19:21 AM »
Thank you Paul. The page is "organic" hopefully it will grow as I think of all the things I forgot in the first place:)
ALFA 166 3.0 V6 2001
ALFA 156 2.0 TS Manual wagon 2001
ALFA 156 2.0 TS Manual sedan 2002
ALFA 147 2.0 TS Manual 5 door hatch 2003

"My thirst for learning is only transcended by the joy of sharing the knowledge"

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Re: ALFA 166 Timing belt and water pump change
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2018, 03:37:11 PM »
Well done Ric
Good to see you went through with the replacement of timing belt on your 166, as you indicated in a earlier post and commend you on an excellent detailed description of the process for forum members to utilize in the future. The point you make at the end of your presentation “AFTERWORD” is so true, as I continually have practiced this philosophy since my apprenticeship days as a Fitter and Turner.
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bonno
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Re: ALFA 166 Timing belt and water pump change
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2018, 04:07:58 PM »
Thank you Bonno. I appreciate your very kind comments.
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ALFA 166 3.0 V6 2001
ALFA 156 2.0 TS Manual wagon 2001
ALFA 156 2.0 TS Manual sedan 2002
ALFA 147 2.0 TS Manual 5 door hatch 2003

"My thirst for learning is only transcended by the joy of sharing the knowledge"

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Re: ALFA 166 Timing belt and water pump change
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2018, 01:09:07 AM »
On a 166 you have no idea how spoilt you are for space and room to get at things, take a look at a video/photo tutorial of a belt & pump change for a 156/147 GTA.   :o

The open wheel archway on the 166 is an open spacious cavern in comparison.

Well done, and done properly, and a very nice tidy car to boot!   The 166, the "Cruiser" of the Alfa world. 

Just one point, why on earth, being such a capable person with an eye to detail, did you not, while having them off, paint, pimp & detail the camshaft covers, coil covers & Plenum?  (Was that a loud DOH! I just heard?)   ;)

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Re: ALFA 166 Timing belt and water pump change
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2018, 08:59:24 AM »
I'll definitely do it next  time! - actually, for the next service, I think I will do the valves as well. I let them go this time but next time will be it. Thanks for the cheer :) RT
ALFA 166 3.0 V6 2001
ALFA 156 2.0 TS Manual wagon 2001
ALFA 156 2.0 TS Manual sedan 2002
ALFA 147 2.0 TS Manual 5 door hatch 2003

"My thirst for learning is only transcended by the joy of sharing the knowledge"

John A Pucak

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Re: ALFA 166 Timing belt and water pump change
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2018, 08:32:47 PM »
I have noticed a new 166 Alfa in Oatley West being worked on,I assume this is yours Diamond Ric.

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Re: ALFA 166 Timing belt and water pump change
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2018, 05:22:17 PM »
Next time you come by, drop in for a cup of tea
ALFA 166 3.0 V6 2001
ALFA 156 2.0 TS Manual wagon 2001
ALFA 156 2.0 TS Manual sedan 2002
ALFA 147 2.0 TS Manual 5 door hatch 2003

"My thirst for learning is only transcended by the joy of sharing the knowledge"