If they have to be replaced it is necessary to change the whole pipe leading from the exhaust manifold to the cat. If during the inspection of the valve clearence it turns out that the tappets show wear, camshafts and tappets should be replaced, which will reduce costs as all the work has only to be done once. The turbo charged 4 cylinder engines don't play a role in Germany. Plus it seats 4 with aircon and power everything, and that ski flap in the boot bulkhead trunk to those septics out there allows silly long things to be carried like a 9foot long backdrop , and it has 500litres of boot space which is enough for your average gimp to fit in! They had exactly the same standard as the Super models, but were not equipped with the 24 V engines. You never should demand the engines full power or rev it to the limit before it has reached its operating temperature. The reasons are the potentiometers necessary for calibration.
Either from the engine compartment, which means that the airconditioning system if there is one and the heater have to be disassembled, or from the interior, but then the complete dashboard has to be taken out. The outside rear view mirrors of the pre Super models up till 1993 suffered from the salt which is used in German winters to de-ice the roads and the light alloy often shows pitting. But also on the later, improved models the problem has not been completely solved. A further problem is chipped paint on the hood caused by grit or gravel or when the clear varnish peels off. As the oil channel between the tensioner and the engine is never hundred percent tight, it is possible that oil leaks out.
A major factor is how much hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide an engine produces through the tested rev range. This also causes damage on the flexible exhaust tubes. The two spark plugs in the particular cylinder fire slightly offset. Tappets and cams on engines with high mileage often show wear. If one is always driving really fast, it can happen that the front brake discs are shot after 20000 km and have to be replaced. As the timing belt has to be disassembled when replacing the waterpump, this is quite an expensive job, one should insist that in addition to the replacement of the waterpump the timing belt be replaced too. Basically this is a typical problem of Italian cars, but compared to other earlier types of Alfa Romeo, remarkable improvements have been made.
These engines are, like the V6-engines of the last few model years, equipped with an electronic coil-ignition system without distributor, rotor and cap. As long as the Carrera 2's driver does not think about braking. Well, the reality may not be that morbid, though it is not an impossible scenario as well, so what you should do is make sure that you're prepared to face any mishap that may arise during your travels. Thats the sonorous sound of Alfa Romeo's mighty 24 valve 3. Concerning periodical servicing, here exists a weak point. As with all automatic transmissions it is of major importance to check the oil level periodically.
This means when one accelerates the engine moves backward along the roll axis, when decelarting the engine moves back forward. Repairs on the all-wheel-drive system are extremely expensive, which for sure is a reason that especially the 164 Q4's are traded at relatively low prices. Generally one should duly test all electrically operated equipment, like window lifters, rear view mirrors, seat adjusters and seat heaters, remote controled fuel cap and trunk lid, head lamp adjuster, and so on. A weak point are the two ignition distributors, as the ignition rotors are bonded with the distributor shafts. One camshaft for the 6-cylinder engine costs approx. With increasing age the conducting paths corrode and the conductivity decreases. Will Put A Smile All Over Your Face Every Time You Get In It! The power output was 210 bhp.
Troubleshooting is very complicated and time consuming. Brake upgrade kit from Tarox with 6 cylinder caliper However, as mentioned above, the only way to replace worn out brake components like pads or discs is to use high quality spare parts. Properly functioning oxygen sensors are important when it comes to your vehicles. On older 164's the speedometer not the odometer can show incorrect values. Transmission Fluid is allowed to be used in automatic transmissions. The so called TwinSpark system. A problem of all engines with high mileages are the cylinder heads or better the valve guides and valve seals.
However, the first official deliveries in Germany started at the beginning of 1988. This is not only due to the dual ignition system alone. So make sure that you have a separate toolkit aside from the one in your garage. The dependability and spirited style associated with the well-made car or truck argue for always acquiring performance and aftermarket systems with a similar quality; such parts don't have to cost a fortune. Replacement brand parts are the most affordable solution for your replacement needs! On occasion the hardest aspect about restoring that vehicle is looking for an outstanding source of quality parts. Well, if the leather shows a little bit of patina, this is sure tolerable, considering that we're talking about used 164's. If one wants to do an engine overhaul, it is important to compare prices and if possible the quality of the required parts.
Recommendations for buyers Basically it is not possible to give real buying recommendations on every single model of the 164. This problem can quickly be solved by installing new valve cover seals and sealing rings. Especially with fat tyres, worn out suspension bushes, and on rough roads this effect can be even worse. Mechanics Engines It's well known that well treated and regularly serviced Alfa engines have a very long life. The indicated speed range then has to be adjusted using an oscilloscope. If you're in doubt cause the verification that the belt has been replaced i.
Universal Oxygen Sensor features stainless steel shell, hex nut, shield, Teflon-covered insulated wires, high-temperature rubber internal and external seals, and threaded tube coated with anti-seize compound. Miscellaneous parts of the interior panels and trims are often loose and make different kind of noises. However, in some specialized workshops the R12 can be superseded with the non polluting refrigerant R134a, which has less impact on the environment. Another important thing is to test all indicators of the check panel. Experts say that they are still not satisfied, as far as quality is concerned.
All manufacturer names, symbols, and descriptions used in our images and text are used solely for identification purposes only. By Zach Bowman For those who suffer a daily commute through heavy traffic, your vehicle's braking system can bring thousands of pounds of metal, plastic and empty Starbucks cups to a stop hundreds of times before you get to work. Many of the older 164's airconditioning systems are filled with, the in the meantime forbidden, refrigerant R12. Also, replace worn out wiper blades because once the rubber has become torn, then there's really nothing much it can do to deal with the rainwater pouring onto your windshield. Another innovative invention of Alfa Romeo is responsible for a major power increase. Quality-tested to ensure efficient fuel combustion and helps reduce harmful emissions.