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by AlfaWhiz
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Alternative parts
Topic: 164 Q4 steering rods (WARNING!)
Replies: 39
Views: 52437

Re: 164 Q4 steering rods (WARNING!)

Great :) If you have the dimensions of the original FWD and modified FWD, that would be good to put here! Good point, sorry my Alfa tech did it for me or I would have gladly documented it. Basically he just got the outer side down to make the entire tie-rod the same length as the original Q4 tie-ro...
by AlfaWhiz
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Alfa 164 meet summer/2020 - Czech Republic
Replies: 11
Views: 16863

Re: Alfa 164 meet summer/2020 - Czech Republic

I may be coming in as well if my car is in shape, so I'm interested. :) Keep us posted!
by AlfaWhiz
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Alternative parts
Topic: 164 Q4 steering rods (WARNING!)
Replies: 39
Views: 52437

Re: 164 Q4 steering rods (WARNING!)

That might have been the case as well, memory is a bit hazy on this one :)

EDIT: I've just checked and actually the one needed for Q4 is shorter. See also the first post in this thread. So I'm pretty sure it was the matter of cutting the 'standard' 164 rods to length and then threading.
by AlfaWhiz
Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Alternative parts
Topic: 164 Q4 steering rods (WARNING!)
Replies: 39
Views: 52437

Re: 164 Q4 steering rods (WARNING!)

If I remember correctly I ended up cutting the 'regular' 164 tie rods to length of the Q4 ones and then threading them a bit deeper to match the thread length on the Q4 inner rod. This has worked well for me since, so may be worth a shot for you as well. I think I wrote about this somewhere already ...
by AlfaWhiz
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trouble diagnostics for 4WD light
Replies: 10
Views: 7842

Re: Trouble diagnostics for 4WD light

Hi Victor, as far as I'm aware - only F/L Tester can do the trick, no chance to diagnose the 4WD system using any modern equipment I'm afraid. :( Best bet to find someone with the correct Marelli tester and modules, and do the diagnosis this way. I was also unable to diagnose mine a few years ago so...
by AlfaWhiz
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Small talks
Topic: 3.0 V6
Replies: 14
Views: 12144

Re: 3.0 V6

164 is indeed addictive! I also like cars with high mileage, that's a testament to this car's quality and reliability. Looks like a nice original car, congratulations! 8)
by AlfaWhiz
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: ABS problems Q4
Replies: 5
Views: 7549

Re: ABS problems Q4

As I remember it differs between versions, main fuse on mine was under the hood on the firewall, near the coolant reservoir, just stuck on there. I think there should be some photos in the other thread but in case you don't find it let me know and maybe I'll dig out some more photos. I know it can b...
by AlfaWhiz
Wed Nov 06, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: ABS problems Q4
Replies: 5
Views: 7549

Re: ABS problems Q4

From my experience ABS faults an be electric related. Have a look at my thread, I also had the light on albeit without any clear cause, after many years of struggle I fixed it by cleaning the connections between the main ABS fuse and its holder: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1427
by AlfaWhiz
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1996 Alfa 164 Cloverleaf (I'm back...)
Replies: 64
Views: 27989

Re: 1996 Alfa 164 Cloverleaf (I'm back...)

Welcome back Haydn! Good to have you back in the club. 8) I did follow your thread on your former Q4, indeed that's what happens with those Alfas, you sell them same way as you buy them - on an impulse. :mrgreen: Glad to hear you're recovering and congrats on the purchase, she's a stunner! Definitel...
by AlfaWhiz
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hydraulic pressure, value too low
Replies: 22
Views: 12585

Re: Hydraulic pressure, value too low

Excellent news! And congrats on getting this fixed so quickly, it can be a real chore to deal with those problems but you really got it sorted very nicely. :mrgreen:

You've now inspired me to look into my 'pressure variations too high' issue as well.

Enjoy the test drive!
by AlfaWhiz
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hydraulic pressure, value too low
Replies: 22
Views: 12585

Re: Hydraulic pressure, value too low

Good that you remembered Alfan, I've added a post in that thread just now to conclude the discussion, as I ended up getting 60605589 directly from Alfa Romeo which has solved my problem. Reproducing was not successful in my case. I suspect flow restrictors have not been swapped out correctly which h...
by AlfaWhiz
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Wanted!
Topic: 60605589 Viscomatic supply hose
Replies: 5
Views: 10507

Re: 60605589 Viscomatic supply hose

Just as a closeout of the topic for future readers, I ended up buying 60605589 directly from Alfa Romeo, weirdly it was still available as of year 2018. Price better not to discuss and best to forget. Good news was that at the end the new hose solved the vibration problem. I do not recommend to have...
by AlfaWhiz
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hydraulic pressure, value too low
Replies: 22
Views: 12585

Re: Hydraulic pressure, value too low

I'll be watching your thread and give it some thinking... I don't have a "pressure too low" error, but mine keeps getting "pressure fluctuation too high" error after some minutes of driving (30-60 mins slow driving or 5-10 mins above 90 km/h). I really wish we had more knowledge on this system as it...
by AlfaWhiz
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Alfa 164 2.0V6 TB Super (1995) - MikeCZ
Replies: 58
Views: 52013

Re: Alfa 164 2.0V6 TB Super (1995) - MikeCZ

Great work Mike, seats look spotless! Very impressive 8) and welcome to PL, greetings from Wroclaw 8)
by AlfaWhiz
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Spettacolo Nordico - 15 - 16 September 2018 in Sweden
Replies: 6
Views: 11674

Re: Spettacolo Nordico - 15 - 16 September 2018 in Sweden

I have a few things to figure out in my Q4 before I embark on another long roadtrip but sure as hell I'm going to join you one year! It looks very good, waiting for lots of photos from the event! 8)
by AlfaWhiz
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Steering rack for Q4
Replies: 2
Views: 6493

Re: Steering rack for Q4

Hi there 8) Both me and Alfan from this forum had positive experience refurbishing our Q4 steering racks with this company: http://www.nagengast.pl/regeneration-en.html It's a company from Poland, proven worldwide service. And by the way, they can redo Boge shocks also. They do speak English but if ...
by AlfaWhiz
Mon May 27, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: FIXED THE ERROR MOVEMENT PISTON PROBLEM VISCOMATIC!
Replies: 18
Views: 18089

Re: FIXED THE ERROR MOVEMENT PISTON PROBLEM VISCOMATIC!

Oh one more thing, I did it while having the FL tester with MA12A plugged in and watching piston position % parameter. But now I don't remember if it was helpful to watch the tester or not :mrgreen:
by AlfaWhiz
Mon May 27, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: FIXED THE ERROR MOVEMENT PISTON PROBLEM VISCOMATIC!
Replies: 18
Views: 18089

Re: FIXED THE ERROR MOVEMENT PISTON PROBLEM VISCOMATIC!

I was pretty sure I already responded to this thread before - it did work for me! :mrgreen: Your connection diagram seems right, there are only 2 wires on the valve so hard to mess up. I did a few cycles and heard a knock and it started working fine again! One note is to use correct power supply. At...
by AlfaWhiz
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Searching for Alfa 164 3.0 24V engine control unit 0261200663
Replies: 3
Views: 7120

Re: Searching for Alfa 164 3.0 24V engine control unit 0261200663

Unfortunately not available under the link posted above (it says "ask for availability" and I can tell you that it means it's sadly N/A).

I'm pretty sure you can only get used ones, unless some forgotten stock pops up on eBay etc.
by AlfaWhiz
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: The website
Topic: Maintenance on site; some features temporarely not available
Replies: 4
Views: 10147

Re: Maintenance on site; some features temporarely not available

Great work on keeping the site up and running, but one thing I've noticed: it seems that some service manuals are now missing? Looking at Q4, for example Q4_wiring directory is completely empty, and I think there have been more folders available for the Q4 previously, including some service manuals,...
by AlfaWhiz
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: putting 166 brakes in a 164?
Replies: 7
Views: 9991

Re: putting 166 brakes in a 164?

Yes correct, my bad as I wrote of the top of my head. :wink:

My point still stands though, not directly useable.

I'm planning on doing mine with 330x32 mm and 166 4 piston calipers as described above but probably earliest next year, so can't help much more other than dropping an idea until then :D
by AlfaWhiz
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Q4 - rear brakedisks
Replies: 32
Views: 30881

Re: Q4 - rear brakedisks

Yes! :D Just successfully mounted the front 2.0 TS discs after re-drilling and can confirm full success. Dimensions are exactly the same, just the bolt pattern had to be tweaked but that is not an issue. I've used locally manufactured discs as an experiment before ruining a pair of eexpnsive discs, ...
by AlfaWhiz
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: putting 166 brakes in a 164?
Replies: 7
Views: 9991

Re: putting 166 brakes in a 164?

I know of a few guys who tried it, and I will be looking to do just that as soon as my front rotors wear out :D From what I heard, you want 166 4 pot calipers and 330 mm brembo discs from GTA. The discs are 32 mm thick compared to 166's 28 mm so calipers need to be widened but still far easier and c...
by AlfaWhiz
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Alfa 164 QV 3.0 24V ignition problems
Replies: 4
Views: 7546

Re: Alfa 164 QV 3.0 24V ignition problems

Interesting topic, electrical gremlins will be more and more common in our cars after all those years. Not sure if you have the ignition modules integrated in the ECU or as separate units by the radiator, in such case worth checking. From what I can tell, in my Q4 wiring was toast to the injectors a...
by AlfaWhiz
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Q4 - rear brakedisks
Replies: 32
Views: 30881

Re: Q4 - rear brakedisks

Thanks, I also found the ones from Alfisti in the meantime so I'm a bit torn between getting those, or re-drilling the TS-ones. TS-ones I can get for ca. 50 EUR a set, drilled or slotted rotors as well if one wishes such a thing. Then re-drilling the bolt pattern at a local machine shop. I've got th...