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by alfa164superwebmaster
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: FIXED THE ERROR MOVEMENT PISTON PROBLEM VISCOMATIC!
Replies: 16
Views: 5021

Re: FIXED THE ERROR MOVEMENT PISTON PROBLEM VISCOMATIC!

Haha cool, nice to see good results :))

Mine also still works great!
by alfa164superwebmaster
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: 24v HVAC button removal
Replies: 3
Views: 1383

Re: 24v HVAC button removal

You have to take the unit out, and disasseble the whole thing.

I have a spare unit for you (display not working) if you need it.

cheers
by alfa164superwebmaster
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: FIXED THE ERROR MOVEMENT PISTON PROBLEM VISCOMATIC!
Replies: 16
Views: 5021

Re: FIXED THE ERROR MOVEMENT PISTON PROBLEM VISCOMATIC!

Hi, I am on holiday for one more week, will send the info as soon as I get back. The basic idea is that the PWM controller is hooked up directly to the solenoid (the big one at the back, with the 36mm hex fitting). As a power supply I used a 2a 12v power supply from my wifi router :-) Just to ensure...
by alfa164superwebmaster
Mon May 28, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Poll: Who is interested in manual Q4 viscomatic controllre
Replies: 1
Views: 1298

Poll: Who is interested in manual Q4 viscomatic controllre

Hi all After succesfully reviving the Q4 system in my Q4 with a manual PWM generator, it made me wonder if any of the other Q4 drivers would be interested in a kit that would be more or less plug and play. Especially if I would include a gauge hooked up to the Q4 position sensor, it would make a pre...
by alfa164superwebmaster
Thu May 03, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: FIXED THE ERROR MOVEMENT PISTON PROBLEM VISCOMATIC!
Replies: 16
Views: 5021

FIXED THE ERROR MOVEMENT PISTON PROBLEM VISCOMATIC!

Dear all, As you could have read in my previous posts, I was struggling with the dreaded 'Error Piston Movement' problem after the rebuild of my Q4. Also with my previous Q4 i was facing this problem. I tried to bleed the system with the Alfa Tester MA12A module numerous times, without success. Als ...
by alfa164superwebmaster
Wed May 02, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Q4 Viscomatic "bad piston movement" while bleeding
Replies: 22
Views: 11289

Re: Q4 Viscomatic "bad piston movement" while bleeding

I have tried almost everything and the car is driving me insane. Changed out both hydraulic lines going to the diff. No change... Changed the proportional valve... no change.... Ultrasonic cleaned old valve, put it back, no change.... Still err. meuvement piston........ Checked piston sensor, all go...
by alfa164superwebmaster
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bleeding the 164 Q4 power steering system
Replies: 8
Views: 3296

Re: Bleeding the 164 Q4 power steering system

Sounds like incorrect oil, you need the special green hydraulic fluid. Not regular ATF oil.
by alfa164superwebmaster
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Q4 Viscomatic "bad piston movement" while bleeding
Replies: 22
Views: 11289

Re: Q4 Viscomatic "bad piston movement" while bleeding

Hi Guys, I have almost finished rebuilding my Grigio Nuvola 164 Q4 (complete respray, etc.) The previous owner replaced the pressure line from the Steering pump to the viscomatic valveblock, as well as one line from the visco block to the dif (the one with the smaller banjo (there is a 17mm and a 19...
by alfa164superwebmaster
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:41 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: swap engine on 164
Replies: 3
Views: 1968

Re: swap engine on 164

Build a 164 24v engine with 3.2 internals, if done right you should see a reliable 265 HP, which is plenty for the 164 chassis.

I did this project last summer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fARGGSIlRLE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by alfa164superwebmaster
Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: ABS relays - how to remove them?
Replies: 7
Views: 4324

Re: ABS relays - how to remove them?

The relays are welded to the circuit board.
You can cut the connections and replace the relay with any other relay with correcet specs.

If I remember correctly, they are heavy 50A ones.

good luck
by alfa164superwebmaster
Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:36 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Alfa 164 3.2 GTA spec engine rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 5558

Re: Alfa 164 3.2 GTA spec engine rebuild

Video of the dyno session:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33jb3a6cPI8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by alfa164superwebmaster
Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Alfa 164 3.2 GTA spec engine rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 5558

Re: Alfa 164 3.2 GTA spec engine rebuild

Today I went to Squadra Tuning for optimalisation of the ECU to the 3.2 engine.

I am really happy with the results, the highest dyno run was 267 HP and 309 Nm.
Not bad for a 20 years old 164 :-) (with a new engine :lol: :D )

Photos and Videos will follow
by alfa164superwebmaster
Sat Sep 24, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread
Replies: 291
Views: 162272

Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Do not go for a non-airbag steering wheel...

Any Alfa 166 steering wheel will work (GTV/Spider 916 also), and will retain function of the airbag.
by alfa164superwebmaster
Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread
Replies: 291
Views: 162272

Re: Alfa 164 Q4 3.5 'Savali' progress thread

Yep the cluster is Q4 specific. It had a kind of dampening/delay in the fuel level gauge, because of the complicated system with 3 level senders in the tank.

A "normal" cluster does however work in the q4, fuel level is just a little more "dynamic".
by alfa164superwebmaster
Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Alfa 164 3.2 GTA spec engine rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 5558

Re: Alfa 164 3.2 GTA spec engine rebuild

AlfaWhiz wrote:Very nicely done, impressive job, congratulations! :D

What about the ECU? Did you use the original Motronic, a remap or something else?

The car is currently running the stock ECU, After 1.500 kms break-in it will go to Squadra Tuning to get a custom remap.
by alfa164superwebmaster
Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Alfa 164 3.2 GTA spec engine rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 5558

Re: Alfa 164 3.2 GTA spec engine rebuild

Thanks!

I know the current intake is quite rare, so I will not change it.
If anyone is interested in trading it with the more common 'V6 24V' inake (without the 3.0) please contact me.

Cheers
Michel
by alfa164superwebmaster
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Desperately looking for engine mount V6 lower front r.side
Replies: 7
Views: 4293

Re: Desperately looking for engine mount V6 lower front r.si

These are for diesel: 60655898/60663282 but should also fit fine (just longer threaded bolt)
by alfa164superwebmaster
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Alfa 164 3.2 GTA spec engine rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 5558

Re: Alfa 164 3.2 GTA spec engine rebuild

Well, if you are planning to do an engine rebuild anywhere in the future, you now know that it is possible to upgrade to 3.2 spec without any modification to the auxilliaries :D
by alfa164superwebmaster
Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Alfa 164 3.2 GTA spec engine rebuild
Replies: 10
Views: 5558

Alfa 164 3.2 GTA spec engine rebuild

Hi Guys,

In the past months I rebuilt an engine for my 164, with 3.2 crankshaft, pistons, rods, etc.
A short recap of the project can be found here:

https://youtu.be/fARGGSIlRLE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Cheers
Michel
by alfa164superwebmaster
Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: alfa gtv 3.0 gearbox
Replies: 4
Views: 2688

Re: alfa gtv 3.0 gearbox

You can change the push-clutch, to a pull design clutch of later V6 24v models easily. All you need is the clutch-set And the fork+lever on the gearbox from a 24v (156/166/gtv also works). Personally I would upgrade to a 6-speed box. Any 6-speed FWD box fits, but you will need to also install the ge...
by alfa164superwebmaster
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Desperately looking for engine mount V6 lower front r.side
Replies: 7
Views: 4293

Re: Desperately looking for engine mount V6 lower front r.si

The mount of an alfa 166 is a drop-in replacement, and looks improved over the 164 design.
by alfa164superwebmaster
Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: Tuning and Styling
Topic: Wheels, how big can you go?
Replies: 23
Views: 28330

Re: Wheels, how big can you go?

WoW Looks good, Any more pics?

You really need to lower it now :-)
by alfa164superwebmaster
Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:13 pm
Forum: Tuning and Styling
Topic: Spacers ?
Replies: 8
Views: 5874

Re: Spacers ?

Spacers in the back are no problem, no real negative effects on handling.
However at the front you should not go much further than 6-10 mm.

More will ruin the handling.
by alfa164superwebmaster
Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch Upgrade
Replies: 3
Views: 1872

Re: Clutch Upgrade

Wont fit unless you get a GTA flywheel, it has more mounting holes for the clutch kit.

Cheers