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Diamond Ric T

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Good day forum and club members.
I have recently acquired a 147 that was en route to the smelter.
The timing belt had broken and the owner had been quoted many thousands of dollars by the workshop for its repair.
I have illustrated and described the steps on my blog page.

http://richardtester.com/alfa-romeo-car-projects/cars/head-replacement-alfa-romeo-147-2-0-ts/

Hope it can be of interest or help to someone
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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bonno

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Re: Alfa 147 repair following timing belt fail. "The Lazarus Project"
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2018, 11:52:09 AM »
I like your work Ric and thank you for sharing.
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dfrye

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Re: Alfa 147 repair following timing belt fail. "The Lazarus Project"
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2018, 11:30:54 AM »
The planet is going to punish us so hard for making machines so uneconomical to repair, and wasting so many resources in the process. Well done for taking the time to save one.

//dean

NigelC

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Re: Alfa 147 repair following timing belt fail. "The Lazarus Project"
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 07:58:20 AM »
Great work, enjoyed reading your blog and I wish you many happy days with your new car.
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Re: Alfa 147 repair following timing belt fail. "The Lazarus Project"
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2018, 11:26:15 AM »
Just one small but critical point -

"After smearing the cylinder walls with a small amount of Molybdenum dithiocarbamate lubricant and spraying the head gasket with copper sealant, the head was re-fitted."

Under no circumstances should ANYTHING EVER be applied to the mating surfaces of head gaskets or the gasket itself. The head gasket should had also had this warning included with it.
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