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by johank
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: Cars
Topic: 1984 GTV6 Resto Project or Parts Car - Durham, NC
Replies: 0
Views: 612

1984 GTV6 Resto Project or Parts Car - Durham, NC

Hi all, Selling a 1984 GTV6 that I once had envisioned restoring but simply do not have any time for. I'd rather pass it to someone else - preferably a fellow Alfa enthusiast - than have it continue to deteriorate from neglect. Good: - body is in decent shape, some rust around sunroof and windshield...
by johank
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Vendor & Product Reviews
Topic: Alfabob
Replies: 0
Views: 2910

Alfabob

Hi folks, Anybody ever buy anything from Alfa Bob on eBay? His stuff seems like high quality and he has good feedback. I'm thinking of buying one of his cylinder head rebuild kits for my 2.5 V6. Only reason I'm a little bit reluctant is that I can't find any info on the brand of parts he's advertisi...
by johank
Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Cooling system, Heating and Air conditioning
Topic: Missing Bleed Screw on T-Stat
Replies: 12
Views: 8755

For anyone still reading this (better late than never): I ended up initially doing what Scott said last year and it probably was o.k., but I didn't like that the car was dumping coolant every time the engine was turned off after being hot. It did seem like it was getting less each time, but I just w...
by johank
Tue Jul 03, 2007 3:52 am
Forum: Cooling system, Heating and Air conditioning
Topic: Missing Bleed Screw on T-Stat
Replies: 12
Views: 8755

This makes me wonder if some yahoo put a 164 thermostat on mine... :?

It looks like the cover's the same as with the bleed screw, just minus threads and opening at the bottom of the hole... I may try my luck with opening it up and putting a bolt in there. We'll see how that goes...
by johank
Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:10 am
Forum: Cooling system, Heating and Air conditioning
Topic: Missing Bleed Screw on T-Stat
Replies: 12
Views: 8755

Hmm... interesting. So I guess it doesn't need it? I know there's some air pockets in there right now, and I have a hard time seeing how those are going to get out of there. I'll run it and see what happens.

Thanks for your help, Mats!
by johank
Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: Cooling system, Heating and Air conditioning
Topic: Missing Bleed Screw on T-Stat
Replies: 12
Views: 8755

Missing Bleed Screw on T-Stat

Hi all, I recently tried to change my coolant, and noticed that the bleed valve described in the owner's manual isn't there. There's a smooth hole in the top cover of the thermostat valve, with large diameter going to smaller diameter (presumably for the threads of the screw that's supposed to be th...
by johank
Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:20 am
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: Cold Start Valve
Replies: 6
Views: 3768

For anyone who is curious: found a NOS Jaguar XJ-6 cold start injector (think it is Bosch 0 280 170 028) and the car starts again. Yay! It was almost impossible to start without it when it was less than 90°F outside, so I guess mine does absolutely need one. Then again, the engine does not run well ...
by johank
Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: Cold Start Valve
Replies: 6
Views: 3768

Thanks Barry - I figured it might deliver a little less fuel, seeing as how it's meant for 4 cylinders instead of 6. I'm pretty sure that the injector's keeping my car from starting properly. I checked it a few weeks ago, and it was working o.k. The car's been sitting for a looooong time, and I forg...
by johank
Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:16 pm
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: Cold Start Valve
Replies: 6
Views: 3768

Cold Start Valve

Howdy, Glad to have found this forum - it's awesome how much info you guys put up here. Great to hear from other people who love these cars! Anyway, my '84 GTV6 needs a new cold start injector. I just figured out that the old one's all clogged up, probably beyond repair. Does anyone know if there's ...
by johank
Sat May 19, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Fuel, Electrical & ignition (stock Bosch)
Topic: Fuel pump sources
Replies: 3
Views: 3203

I also recently got one of these pumps. It looks more or less identical to the old Bosch pump, except for being painted blue. So far, it's been doing its job just fine.