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    She's like a new car. Love it. Still some fettling to do, seat bolster repair for example, but she's a stunner [emoji3] Sent from my LG-H815 using Tapatalk
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    This summer , more than 2000kms in 🇮🇹💨💨🍀❤️
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    Hello all, A much-needed return to having a Busso in my life once more! I've just purchasedthe ex-Westenwind (Dutch TV series) Vela Blu GTV TB. My past includes an '82 South African limited edition GTV6 (116 series, naturally) and top of my personal pile, an '85 SA homologation special GTV6 3.0 (boy do I regret parting with this one!). Anyhoo ... it was time to re-Busso! There's a bit of a pattern here ... all 12V Bussos ... a 2.5, a 3.0, and now a 2.0. Thinks this is incurable! Some amazing-looking GTVs - congrats to all Later / Grüß / Totsiens Paul
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    Gave the j10 a machine polish and wax, for a 23 year old car she came up great! I also painted that glittery purple strut brace to red. Just wish I could drive her! p
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    This year is the 25 's birthday or the 916.. Love this car. Next step : Eibach -20 ..
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    Hi All, new to this group and here is a picture of my GTV
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    Hello all, Proud new owner of a black Alfa Spider 916. I’m new to the world of Alfa’s but the car looks like it’s going to need me to get up to speed with the technicals fast. Hope to call on the communities’ wealth of knowledge along the way. I picked up the car this morning and I’ll post up some pictures once it is clean and tidy.
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    Hi all, I don't know why it's taken me so long to find this group? I'm in the 4th year of ownership of GTV Cup #60. I enjoyed 3 years of life with it before losing the keys (after doing a cosmetic refurb of the engine)! It's sat in my garage ever since while I turned my attention to other cars I own. I'm now in the process of sorting the situation out though (ecu/immobiliser/new key challenges) and hope to be back on the road again in the next couple of weeks. I've certainly missed that Busso V6 roar! Drew
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    It runs, absolutelly brutal and amazing:
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    Hello All Great to have just found this forum especially dedicated to 916 owners! I've owned my Spider TwinSpark 16V since 2002, which was my regular drive (2-3 times weekly rather than daily) until 2007, then it became a garage queen and so has only covered 43k miles. It's hardly been used the last 8 years, only coming out for sunny days. Anyway, I had it MOT'd this morning and have now taxed it, so will be stretching it's legs a little over the next couple of months of summer. And hoping the oil leak it's developed isn't serious.. Glad to be part on this forum! P.S. why are there no 'car' emoticons on here?
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    Hello All! I just became the proud owner of a 916 Spider CF1 this weekend. It needs some TLC but it so puts a smile on my face and the wifes! Anybody from Portugal around? Mário
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    Hello guys ! Some news ( steering wheel , kit Zender ) and a few photos..
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    absolut! hey good news. this saturday it startet first try all soldering was perfect.
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    spal is super durable, since I have that fan I never needed to check the coolingsystem stuff again it just works have a look at this, I gave the ECU a new home. I soldered alot hours ^^' This also corrected the problem of the relays finally ( connectors corroded few years ago ) It really is like Alfa would have planed it originally for midengine ^^' also the timing belt is now easily accessable ^^ just super now putting on the auxillary belt (or so) fill up all fluids, mount battery and pray to god, then turn the key
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    First post although I've been lurking for a while. Here is my GTV V6 Ph3 as featured in AutoItalia Magazine October edition. It was the original UK Ph3 launch press car and has had all the usual desirable upgrades in my ownership. Q2 diff, eibach springs, Koni shocks, Alfaholics Handling Kit, de-cated manifolds and EQ downpipes.
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    Well I was missing the gtv and found this little beauty, previously I have spent as little a possible when buying a 916 thinking ot was a bargain however you learn the hard way spending thousands putting it right, this time i purchased one that's been very well look after and a credit to the previous owner, the underside is spotless with no rust at all 👌 so my advise to anyone buying a 916 is buy the best one you can find and afford 👍the only issue is the electric hood doesnt work correctly so got some fetteling todo and I would like some better alloys possible 17s or 18s and maybe get them painted darker. Heres a picture of the zoe being collected, more pictures to follow after a good clean and polish 👍
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    also incredible much work :S but it will be the ultimate GTV. I even mounted the alternator in front of the engine to get best weight distribution
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    the package ist finished and ready to go finally in. will be a lot fun reconnecting all pipes hoses and wires ^^'
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    New oilcooler with custom air duct almost finished. Fasteners still have to sorted out and some paint applied. I found out that the OEM connections from pipe and fittings to the hose were very restrictive: just 8,2mm diameter while the pipes themselves are about 10mm ID With the new custom hoses all will be ID=10mm, perfect! Also the oilcooler has more area, 50 instead of 40mm thick and much more rows, so a much more effective cooler.
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    Hello, from The Netherlands my GtV 3L V6 24v with red style interior. Nice to drive ! Greetings, Campari
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    He’ll from Colchester, UK. Hope everyone doing well in this strange times. Here’s my Spider, looking forward to when I can drive it on long journeys again.
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    A post of my Spider, bought a year ago and been slowly modding it since. Has just under 52k on the clock but was in a bit of a state when bought. Other things I have done include spraying the centre console (had a mouse nest underneath) and dash and fitting the wooden wheel from 164 alongside a wooden 147 gear knob. Bought the Wing off the owner of this thread then found a car with full cup kit which I stripped for parts as well as bits from GTV city. Fox quads on rear from ebay. Still bits to do, but cosmetically its done.
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    btw. the engine is in
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    Not OEM... But i like.
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    The project is almost at the end...
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    I changed the color. I had a full painting done in bianco nuvola .. like 147 GTA . And the Busso is painting red. I hope Next week i drive my spider.
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    Long time no photos, so it's about time... This is Rijeka's harbour. 2020 is our year as this year Rijeka is the European Capital of Culture, but unfortunately the global pandemia ruined our plans. On a good side - there is no crowd so it's easy to take great shots in the downtown.
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    I already have some modifications in mind .. to make it even more exclusive. Well very happy to come BACK to Squadra family. Here is the sound of unicorse .. See u soon guys !
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    I bought it this weekend. The seller is Swiss and the spider is from Germany.
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    Mazda is Alfa Romeo of Japan New toy
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    Just found the group, nice! Got a original GTV Cup edition, nr 003 from 2001. The car is preserved for the moment, waiting for it's new garage. Total renovation starting in a couple of months. Car has 80.000 km on Norwegian roads. Need new engine for the window om driver side (left side) if any one got some to sell. 😉
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    4. Engine 2.0TS - troubleshooting, or Fatality We disassembled, scattered, carefully examined the entire motor, for something something with it, what to do and which way to go on to the cherished goal. In short, as in that movie: - How do you like your boat (motor)?! *! * - This is a complete cunt ... ... ... ...! delight seerrr! ... Actually, this did not come as a surprise, it was expected, it was not a surprise, and we are ready for it :). The task that was set for the motor when buying was to get to Kiev, and he successfully dealt with it, poor thing, and did not dry out on the way. We can definitely say that they tried to reanimate the motor with average blood, but it did not work out. If we consider in detail, then situevina with the fact that the following was pulled out of the hood, so: Crankshaft: Full size AR32301, Crankshaft. Crankshaft Troubleshooting The main necks are in nominal size, but have uneven wear and loss of cylindricality from two to four hundredths of a mm. In this case, the wear exceeds the minimum permissible size by 2 hundred parts. Requires resurfacing to repair size. The connecting rod journals are already ground in the first, and only, repair size. Like the main ones, they have uneven wear and loss of cylindricity, while it is pronounced due to the design of the lubrication system of the connecting rod and root necks. Depreciation of the minimum size ranges from 3 to 5 hundredths of a mm. The central journal for thrust bearings is also of repair size, and also wear exceeds the minimum permissible size. The necks have traces of direct contact friction with the liners, which was also noted on the liners. Crankshaft Troubleshooting AR32301 The crankshaft needs to be restored, but I will not use it on the engine, which will be in the next topic. Cylinder block: Here fatality, so fatality. Absolute absence of traces of honing on the walls of cylinders. The cylinders are polished so that in this reflection you can shave like in a mirror. In view of the low R / S = 1.593, the cylinders have a characteristic wear and tear, like a dancer’s waist ... Above and below, wide, in the middle - narrow. In one cylinder in the center, so generally fit into the tolerance. Bts The piston skirts have wear that is visible to the naked eye, the oil rings are completely absent, so the pistons did not even measure. Despite the good oil appetite, all the rings are free and not stale. Cylinder head: also underwent intensive wear, the camshafts were the most affected. Absolutely all inlet and exhaust camshafts necks have various degrees of wear, some immediately go beyond the upper limit of the working clearance. But this would not be critical, because the necks can be relatively easily restored, if not for the wear of the cams. Full size Camshaft Troubleshooting Camshaft cams are very worn out. On the intake shaft, 4 out of 8 cams have wear. And in two cases it’s just disastrous. The second cam of the first cylinder is worn 3.47 mm, and the second cam of the fourth cylinder is 2.63 mm. Swerl effect is good in these cylinder turned on the inlet :). On the issue, the situation is even more catastrophic, out of 8 camshaft cams - six are worn out, with wear from 1 mm. In general, camshafts in the trash or for souvenirs. Since I deal with Alpha engines for the first time, the explanations from the “experienced” are that it is from the “chips” that fall under the fists, sort of clarifying the situation. But after I dribbled a little deeper, I have another version - the failed hydraulic compensators of the valve clearance are to blame for such wear on the cams. When I checked the "hydraulic lifters" I noticed one characteristic feature. Full size Hydrik troubleshooting Under each worn cam - it was sagging, i.e. Having lost its working capacity and tightness - a soft hydraulic compensator. "Chips" under the cam and gidrik absolutely disappears, due to the fact that: - firstly - on the same cylinder, for example, the 1st and 4th cylinders of the intake shaft, only one of the pair of cams has worn out. - secondly - the base diameter of all the knuckles on both shafts was left absolutely without wear! All absolutely basic diameters of the cams have a diameter of 36.0 mm, in addition, on the 1st cylinder of the exhaust shaft, the base diameter is slightly less than 36.0 mm, on 2 hundredths!, And the cams are normal and not worn out. ... - thirdly, not one of the hydriks has wear on their outer diameter, which is impossible in the presence of “shavings”. ! The valve of the hydraulic compensator, which has lost its tightness, leads to the fact that when a fist rolls on the hydraulic, the latter simply "fails" without creating resistance. The load, with working hydrika, growing smoothly, now turns into a "shock". I measured the free run of a “failing” hydric - it ranges from 2 to 3.5 mm. In this state of affairs, the camshaft cam simply “blurs” the cam along the surface of the hydric, like a hammer on the anvil, high contact stresses arise, which wear out the cam cam and rivet the hydraulic surfaces. The photograph clearly shows - under all the worn fists - all sagging hydraulic lifters - have traces of "hardening" on their surface! Full size Wear - Hydraulic Cam The exhaust camshaft, in general, has such a profile that it knocks out a characteristic "hole" right in the center of even a working hydraulics. I believe that the cam shape is not optimally shaped by the profile of the cam and the "too" free run of the "faulty hydraulic compensator", in general, the maximum free play of the hydraulics should not exceed 1 mm., But here - 2-3.5 mm! Outlet and intake valves and valve bushings: All inlet and outlet valves, as well as valve bushings, are within tolerance, and I think they are new! Full size Valve and valve bushing troubleshooting Valve bushings are so precise, they have absolutely no wear and tear, and Metelli metal-ceramic is worth it, although according to rumors there should be "cast iron" ... valve seats have a very regular shape and without wear. Full size Full size On 100% balancing shafts, bearings must be changed. CVT also thinks knocking. Cranks without wear, but I did not measure them, because immediately sent for reforging. So the motor passed rebuild 100 percent, but died anyway. :). The rest does not make sense to write. There will be a new motor: Some spare parts have already arrived, so I will slightly open the curtain: - a crankshaft with 1.8TC in nominal came, how much easier it is than with a stroke of 91 mm. Full size Crankshaft 32201, 1.8TS, stroke 82.7 - the pistons came, with a puddle as expected, but a little need to be finalized: Full size Pistons - came custom sleeves Full size Liners Cutaway sleeve. Custom sleeve. - the connecting rods passed the replacement of the upper head bush by 22, and the length of the connecting rod decreased to 144 mm Full size Connecting rods. Finger 22, length 144 mm Everything is already spinning in processing, so we continue ... - camshafts with normal wear are searched. - and possibly a variator, but this is not yet accurate. Full size Price tag : 100 500 UAH Mileage: 217332 km

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