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waynedear
post 3rd April 2020 14:16
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Noticed oil all around the front of the rocker cover, investigated.
Removed cover, what a mess, oil in 5 plug wells and pretty hard gasket.
Luckily I had a new gasket, everything cleaned up, faces/wells/caps, back together and fastened with the torque wrench.
Noticed a couple of none Alfa hose clips so I replaced them as well.
A nice hour spent in the sun.
Much nicer than going to the shops with herself later.
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dante giacosa
post 3rd April 2020 19:13
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crikey-

I wish I could be that efficient with an hour on the car!

There's few things more satisfying than an engine clean up (in the car world)

Any pictures, Wayne?

(Of the cleanup, not the shopping trip? 😂)
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post 3rd April 2020 20:15
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 3rd April 2020 20:13) *
crikey-

I wish I could be that efficient with an hour on the car!

There's few things more satisfying than an engine clean up (in the car world)

Any pictures, Wayne?

(Of the cleanup, not the shopping trip? 😂)


Iíll get one tomorrow
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post 3rd April 2020 20:38
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QUOTE(waynedear @ 3rd April 2020 21:15) *
Iíll get one tomorrow


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waynedear
post 4th April 2020 10:31
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As requested, before viewing please know I do not do much in the way of engine cleaning or detailing.
Added the pipe with new (used from my stash) correct hose fasteners.
The engine has air going in through a K&N panel filter in stock airbox with a less restrictive intake pipe.
Balance belt removed, air-con removed and a shorter aux belt fitted, decat.
Any power she makes goes straight to the wheels. biggrin.gif
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post 4th April 2020 14:32
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oh,

This is on the 146.gif of course! blink.gif

I must say that's some list of mechanical load efficiencies made there, to free up power to the wheels. Is there any rolling-road info 'out there' for what you might claw back from such mods?
I must ask about the less restrictive intake pipe? Can you expand on that (pun not intended!)

It's looking PRETTY sweet under there- I wish my exhaust heatshield was that clean. I never get tired of the engine-cover off, look; that twinspark plug wiring is always interesting.
I've spent a lot of time detailing engines actually; but I've just never gotten around to the 146.gif yet- although I did go through an intense lower-block & gearbox cleaning phase, just after I got the car; but you'd never see that from above..

My maintenance for today, is to drag in the outdoor cover, and resew the webbing strap mount points, and also add some transparent plastic / 'fabric' material to the permit-holders badge-window.
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post 4th April 2020 16:13
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The main pipework for my aircon was knackered anyway so I just dumped everything, saves a bit of weight as well.
The n/s foglight was broken so I removed it, i rummaged in my boxes of bits and found bits of pipe from my previous cars, cobbled them together to give a straighter feed which is fed from the hole where the foglight used to be, lowest bit is reversed so itís not taking water.
Had a chat with a mate who has built bucket loads of race winning Alfaís, he said he runs pretty much (where he can) everything with no balance belt, never had an issue, I have done it on my last 5 twinsparks.
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dante giacosa
post 5th April 2020 19:20
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That's really interesting- I've never heard of that done on a 146

do you have any pictures of the mod- I expect much of it is hidden; unless you've got some images taken at the time you did it...?


Ganz has an alternative cold-air feed too
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