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by Alfan
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Alternative parts
Topic: 164 Q4 steering rods (WARNING!)
Replies: 39
Views: 50687

Re: 164 Q4 steering rods (WARNING!)

I did write '...almost certain...' ;)

Thanks for finding out, I will try and find the photos I have somewhere.
by Alfan
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Alternative parts
Topic: 164 Q4 steering rods (WARNING!)
Replies: 39
Views: 50687

Re: 164 Q4 steering rods (WARNING!)

I am almost certain that the Q4 ones are longer than the 'regular' ones, so probably not an option!

Maybe the unoriginal longer ones requires to be threaded deeper...
by Alfan
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Alternative parts
Topic: 164 Q4 steering rods (WARNING!)
Replies: 39
Views: 50687

Re: 164 Q4 steering rods (WARNING!)

I think it was for a Toyota, and as long as the thread is correct for the part in your photo I am quite sure it will work.

I can see that my photos are not available in this thread and I don't have access to the photos I made right now, but will try and find them later.
by Alfan
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Small talks
Topic: Happy Holidays
Replies: 4
Views: 7715

Re: Happy Holidays

You too :)

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by Alfan
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Trouble diagnostics for 4WD light
Replies: 10
Views: 7188

Re: Trouble diagnostics for 4WD light

There might be another system used by workshops, which can handle the Q4 system, but I have never seen it, so the Marelli tester is your best option. I have experienced on some 164's it can be very difficult to get connection with the ECU's, so maybe he should also try to connect to the Motronic uni...
by Alfan
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Clutch change Q4
Replies: 1
Views: 4925

Re: Clutch change Q4

You should contact Wilco, he has done the work previously without taking the engine out. According to the workshop I asked many years ago, it is quoted to take 11 hours....! To my knowledge the clutch is very sturdy. I had it replaced around 270.000km and then again at some point after 400.000km, bu...
by Alfan
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1996 Alfa 164 Cloverleaf (I'm back...)
Replies: 62
Views: 23026

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

I believe the 24v QV and Q4 were built alongside one another throughout the same period, with the 24v Qv launched in 1993 and the Q4 following shortly after. I'm certain the Q4 didn't 'replace' the Qv in terms of production, as otherwise the Qv would have been in production for less than a year. Th...
by Alfan
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Norwegian 164 QV
Replies: 44
Views: 40068

Re: Norwegian 164 QV

Great collection and I fully understand you want to keep one and have added another :)
by Alfan
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Spettacolo Nordico - 15 - 16 September 2018 in Sweden
Replies: 6
Views: 11126

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

Yes, and they look great! :)

I do not have my Q4 ready, so brought the 4C & 8.32 for the event. Here is a photo.

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More photos can be found here:
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qgtlvjmit1iy ... f1s3a?dl=0
by Alfan
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1996 Alfa 164 Cloverleaf (I'm back...)
Replies: 62
Views: 23026

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

It does look good and with all the spares it looks like you have made a good purchase 8) Any idea why the car is not starting? You write that it is from 1996, how can that be? Yeah it seems like I have, for othe first time :lol: I haven't tried to start the car yet. It has been in dry storage for 8...
by Alfan
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Small talks
Topic: 3.0 V6
Replies: 14
Views: 11188

Re: 3.0 V6

Nice duo :)
by Alfan
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Small talks
Topic: 3.0 V6
Replies: 14
Views: 11188

Re: 3.0 V6

Congratulations 8)

I am sure there are many kilometers left in that car, happy motoring and enjoy the sound.
by Alfan
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Tuning and Styling
Topic: Alfa 164 - converting to Selespeed?
Replies: 3
Views: 10366

Re: Alfa 164 - converting to Selespeed?

An interesting thought - but I don't recall having read anywhere about putting it into a 164.

I don't know details about the selespeed system, but I guess the 2 main details would be space for it and how it is connected to the engine ECU/electronics. The last part is probably not going to be easy...
by Alfan
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1996 Alfa 164 Cloverleaf (I'm back...)
Replies: 62
Views: 23026

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

It does look good and with all the spares it looks like you have made a good purchase 8)

Any idea why the car is not starting?

You write that it is from 1996, how can that be?
by Alfan
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: ABS problems Q4
Replies: 5
Views: 7019

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 ...
by Alfan
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 1996 Alfa 164 Cloverleaf (I'm back...)
Replies: 62
Views: 23026

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

The 164 is addictive - welcome back 8) :mrgreen:

More photos of course! And an update on the Maserati is also of interest...
by Alfan
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hydraulic pressure, value too low
Replies: 22
Views: 11505

Re: Hydraulic pressure, value too low

:mrgreen: 8)
by Alfan
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hydraulic pressure, value too low
Replies: 22
Views: 11505

Re: Hydraulic pressure, value too low

Great that you got it sorted 8)

Enjoy the test drive and if you have photos of the parts, please put them here as well.
by Alfan
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hydraulic pressure, value too low
Replies: 22
Views: 11505

Re: Hydraulic pressure, value too low

Be aware of this, it may be difficult to make.
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But it definitely is something worth checking, as that would restrict flow.
by Alfan
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hydraulic pressure, value too low
Replies: 22
Views: 11505

Re: Hydraulic pressure, value too low

Your signature contains 2 Q4's :) Is the other one running? If so, you can put the tester on that and see the pressure level.

From memory the 4WD system goes up to app. 100 bar when fully functional.

All the values should be in the manual, which I assume you have downloaded?
by Alfan
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hydraulic pressure, value too low
Replies: 22
Views: 11505

Re: Hydraulic pressure, value too low

I don't have more details, can only refer to all the other threads and the manuals. But it seems strange that the pressure dropped after replacing the sensor. If you haven't done it, I suggest to clean the plugs to the viscomatic box. Even though it has become quiet on this site, some people might c...
by Alfan
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hydraulic pressure, value too low
Replies: 22
Views: 11505

Re: Hydraulic pressure, value too low

Also, does the light come on immediately when starting the engine, when driving and going above a certain speed or...?

If you erase the error code when driving, does the light come on again?

All of this can indicate where the problem lies.
by Alfan
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: Hydraulic pressure, value too low
Replies: 22
Views: 11505

Re: Hydraulic pressure, value too low

I don't have other suggestions. Otherwise you have to go through the trouble shooting in the user manual and take it step by step.

There are more threads about the 4WD here, where different things have been tried.
by Alfan
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: 164 Celebrity Race
Replies: 4
Views: 8318

Re: 164 Celebrity Race

I found this amongst the 164 manuals I got hold of recently (see other thread). It is in Swedish, but it at least describes what the intention was with the race series - publicity.
AlfaRomeo164-celebrityrace.pdf
AR164-celebrityrace
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