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  Topic: My 33's good vibrations
tvatavuk

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PostForum: Boxer Workshop   Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:44 pm   Subject: My 33's good vibrations
Because of that situation:
Alfa 16v original HT leads had almost inch longer head then usual with detachible lead wire.
Shame that this finger friendly design never lasted longer then 10y.

Repla ...
  Topic: Top Gear chat
tvatavuk

Replies: 45
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PostForum: Car Chat   Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:53 pm   Subject: Top Gear chat
Robin was so hilarious Smile
I was laughing long after it finished.
  Topic: Bad news....
tvatavuk

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PostForum: General   Posted: Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:16 am   Subject: Bad news....
Bob,
I'm deeply saddened by painful news written.
In sad times like this it always good to remember marriage vows and happines that surrounded it.
Eventually you'll stop crying but with every look ...
  Topic: How long have you owned your 33
tvatavuk

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PostForum: General   Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 1:40 pm   Subject: How long have you owned your 33
At this moment I've owned Permanent4 for last eventfull 12 years since June 1998.
  Topic: TVatavuk
tvatavuk

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PostForum: Introduce Yourself   Posted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:20 pm   Subject: TVatavuk
Hi,

I cannot afford to maintain both so 33 will be going probably for spare parts Sad

Regards,
  Topic: Cylinder bore damage
tvatavuk

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PostForum: Boxer Workshop   Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:28 am   Subject: Cylinder bore damage
Hi,
If any of piston rings were stuck long enough to scratch cylinder bore so much that could be seen on rings as big flat spot.

Maybe some dirt or debris from spark plug failure/change entered cy ...
  Topic: TVatavuk
tvatavuk

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PostForum: Introduce Yourself   Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:53 pm   Subject: TVatavuk
After celbrating 18th birthday of Permanent 4 time has come to think of something with better crash test results as I'lll be driving my 2.5yo daughter much more. So for last 2 weeks there has been BIG ...
  Topic: Service
tvatavuk

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PostForum: General   Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:28 pm   Subject: Service
Hi,
Besides usual cambelts,tensioners and water pump changes
from my own experiance it is very likely that at least one piston ring will stick to its piston. Running engine for prolonged time with s ...
  Topic: HELLO!!
tvatavuk

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PostForum: Introduce Yourself   Posted: Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:07 pm   Subject: HELLO!!
Welcome Dominic.
  Topic: Pininfarina
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PostForum: General   Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:57 pm   Subject: Pininfarina
Cmon people don't be so nasty take a look at how that car brand looked before P badge. It was advancement of 10years in design.
There are fridges, electric stoves....of corse not all was done by P ...
  Topic: found one!
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PostForum: General   Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:08 pm   Subject: found one!
Good luck.
Doors on 33 bent quite easily at least rear ones do. Thing I learned when mazda 323 driver decided to park his back bumper in mid of my driver side back door.
  Topic: Did any series 3 33s have electric mirrors?
tvatavuk

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PostForum: General   Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:04 pm   Subject: Did any series 3 33s have electric mirrors?
Not as standard but can be converted to.
Lee you remember well, it was me and someone else Smile
You'll need AR33 door base and rest from AR164 (non self folding series).
Can be done in 2 hours if yo ...
  Topic: Anyone abroad seen one of these? i want 1.
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PostForum: For Sale & Wanted   Posted: Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:54 pm   Subject: Anyone abroad seen one of these? i want 1.
Nope never seen it here in Croatia nor on scrapyards in Italy. And I seen a lot of AR33 mix breeds made for Italan market.
  Topic: 16v Cambelt lifespan
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PostForum: Boxer Workshop   Posted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 9:02 pm   Subject: 16v Cambelt lifespan
Hi,

16v has longer belts compared to 8v engine. And unfortunately they like to lenghten a lot.
Now problem is that AR first said you should retension them after 2-3k km
just to change that notice ...
  Topic: clutch lever
tvatavuk

Replies: 5
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PostForum: For Sale & Wanted   Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:17 pm   Subject: clutch lever
Yes those forks can bend which sometimes can cause bearing failure but sometimes it's other way around.
If you make it stronger it means that stronger force will work/be transfered to something else. ...
  Topic: Any colour dials in MPH
tvatavuk

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PostForum: General   Posted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 4:19 pm   Subject: Any colour dials in MPH
Lol.
Look on bright side this way you will have no problem reading dials when you turn 80+.
  Topic: On pic of recent OZ fires
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PostForum: Spotted A boxer Alfa   Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2009 2:41 pm   Subject: On pic of recent OZ fires
Seen it today without any background on it Crying or Very sad
Probably originaly put by owner on some other Alfa site.
http://i39.tinypic.com/2cdy4k9.jpg
  Topic: Thermostat - now also running temperature.
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PostForum: Boxer Workshop   Posted: Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:41 am   Subject: Thermostat - now also running temperature.
Do you see jump in temp reading when you turn ON lights ie low beams.
16v Normal operating temp is 85+ on open roads in cold it is ok to have 80. Below that can be bit problematic if we talk about re ...
  Topic: Whats connection between clutch pedal and steering?
tvatavuk

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PostForum: Boxer Workshop   Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 2:02 pm   Subject: Whats connection between clutch pedal and steering?
No it hasn't come off because it can't. After 2 broken pins and big egg shape hole in center of fork mechanics have modified pin on it. Size 10 hex screw holds fork in place. I'm not very fond of tha ...
  Topic: Whats connection between clutch pedal and steering?
tvatavuk

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Views: 4261

PostForum: Boxer Workshop   Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 10:04 am   Subject: Whats connection between clutch pedal and steering?
Hi Keith and Paul.
Yes I ment with clutch fully pressed. I also though it might be engine moving but no.
Clutch fork was touching one of linkage rods from rack to wheels.
Mechanic took some metal o ...
  Topic: Whats connection between clutch pedal and steering?
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Views: 4261

PostForum: Boxer Workshop   Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:23 pm   Subject: Whats connection between clutch pedal and steering?
I have no clue but every time I turn steering wheel to the right full lock my clutch pedal backs up 1cm. LHD P4.
Before replacement of clutch slave cyl and clutch disc/plate/bearing kit with new ones ...
  Topic: Found this on youtube
tvatavuk

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PostForum: General   Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:16 am   Subject: Found this on youtube
I'm somehow sure it was Cezh Wink
  Topic: Clutch thrust bearing woes.
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PostForum: Boxer Workshop   Posted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:06 am   Subject: Clutch thrust bearing woes.
With Valeo lousy bearings it is usualy their cover that touches plate then pin gets bended after that it is kaboom of all parts.
10y ago when I when I bought my P4 I spent serious amount of money on ...
  Topic: yt: CAR wash :)
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PostForum: Jokes & Funnies   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:09 pm   Subject: yt: CAR wash :)
Most likely that little child with water bucket in hand is reason.
Children and food/drinks at their hand reach/stomach rear seat usualy dont mix good together Wink
  Topic: yt: CAR wash :)
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PostForum: Jokes & Funnies   Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2008 3:29 pm   Subject: yt: CAR wash :)
http://es.youtube.com/watch?v=qF-RS4LoOn8
 
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