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  2. Alfa GTV CARBONara

    I follow your job in the shadows... It's incredible!!! Waiting for more...
  3. Pavlin777

  4. AdieGerber

  5. 2001 GTV Cup 3.0 24v V6 (RHD) #60

    Thought I'd move into this forum to continue the journey with my GTV Cup V6 (#60 of 155 RHD). Lost keys & immobiliser/ecu issues forced it to be stored in my garage for the last 12 months. Its been a pain to sort out but finally, as of today, it's back on the road and I can't wait to get out in it as much as posisble and enjoy that engine! I've been gradually addressing required maintenance and returning it to original spec throughout my ownership (4 years now). I will shortly be having the new OEM Zender front bumper/splitter that's waiting in my garage sprayed and fitted (in place of the otiginal that I previously paid to have repaired and resprayed . . . and then grounded on a steep bank and split badly again, 5 days later ) . I also need to address some recent sudden lacquer peel on the rear wing. Finally I will be having the wheels repainted to original Cup spec. Then it will be pretty much perfect!
  6. GTV Cup owner - Bucks, UK

    So I've had a few issues to deal with. First of all the front bank cam cover was seeping oil from the new seal. I removed the cover and added red gasket sealant and refitted, only to have the engine run terribly, misfiring and throwing 14 different engine management codes! After 24 hrs of head scratching, disconnecting and cleaning earths and removing and refitting sparkplugs, I discovered I'd connected no5 and no6 coil packs the wrong way round! As soon as the connectors were reversed and the error codes cleared all was well once again, so I book teh car in for its annual government roadworthiness test (MoT). The morning of the test I was feeling quietly confident, until I moved the drivers seat with the ignition on. You guessed it - the dreaded airbag light! Needless to say it failed the test on this. The good news though is that today (after I downloaded multiecuscan and reset the airbag error), it passed! So now I am finally back on the road and enjoying the noise of the Busso once again, I think its time to stop updating on this intro thread and create a new thread in the Our 916s section to continue the adventures. Before I go though I thought I'd share the photo I took this weekend of my Cup with the other cars I have in my garage. Enjoy
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  8. Alfa GTV CARBONara

    thx!
  9. Alfa GTV CARBONara

    This is incredible work [emoji44] Maximum respect to you dude! [emoji119]
  10. Alfa GTV CARBONara

    It runs, absolutelly brutal and amazing:
  11. Hi there

    Ciao Xiqueba (a screen name, I guess?), Mmm I am biased (I have an ex-Dutch TV series V6 TB) ... but both are great. The 3.0V6 does not have the fuss and added complexity (minor in my eyes) of the turbo setup. Drive both ... then decide :-) ... and welcome to the madhouse! The more the merrier!
  12. Hi there

    Hi new member , I want but a 916...But must decide 2.0V6 turbo Or 3.0 V6 ? That's the matter.
  13. xiqueuba

  14. GTV 3.0 V6 CUP + Q2

    That model of the Busso? From 164? The alternator is up front and gearbox looks quite different..
  15. teob

  16. GTV 3.0 V6 CUP + Q2

  17. GTV 3.0 V6 CUP + Q2

    This summer , more than 2000kms in 🇮🇹💨💨🍀❤️
  18. GTV Cup owner - Bucks, UK

    Thanks Paul. You are so right, it's soul destroying and partly a result of never having enough time to spend working on the car in one or two sessions to complete a job. It means I often forget what went where! I try to take photo's but it doesn't always work. Having multiple cars to look after makes it harder as well. Nearly all of them are back to full roadworthiness now though, so hopefully I'll be able to enjoy driving them, rather than fixing them, for a while!
  19. Tc80

  20. Hola from Spain!

    Good choice (in my opinion!) - welcome, Dario. I have an ex-Dutch TV series car (a 1999 TB) in Vela Blu. Happy GTVing! Paul
  21. Hola from Spain!

    Hi there, I'm Dario, from Spain. I'm newbie owner of a GTV 2.0 v6 Turbo and I'm here to learn a lot about this cars! Thanks for this website, guys!
  22. BalfeR

  23. sedgewood

  24. GTV Cup owner - Bucks, UK

    Grande!
  25. gjma

  26. GTV Cup owner - Bucks, UK

    You are very far from being alone with small yet critical errors like the earthing! So easy to do, so devastating to the mood and humour! I just do not make errors like that when working on someone else's pride and joy. Mine? Oh yes. Never big things, just small and bloody annoying ones. Enjoy the Busso back in action! Paul
  27. GTV Cup owner - Bucks, UK

    Its ALIVE! Finally. Folowing getting the new keys cut and inserting the transponder chips and refittingvthe ECU, immobiliser box and aerial I joyfully turned the key. Nothing. I could have cried. I sulked for a week and then dismantled everything under the bonnet once again. This led to the following discoveries a) I had connected the main loom earth to the wrong location (Should have been the back of the intake plenum), the location to which I had connected it (Cam/rocker cover) was now painted, so no electrcal conductivity, c) I hadn't re-installed the bracket from the plenum to the side engine bracket, d) I was missing the two rubber isolated bolts through the plenum that hold it to the cam/rocker cover. Once all this was addressed I tried again and was greeted byvthe sonorous bellow of my Busso V6 roaring back to life! I also received the final missing OEM pieces of the air intake piping/resonators this week so it now looks as good as it sounds! Can wait to get it taxed again so I can go out for a drive.
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