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by Alex Binnie
Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: Moved thermostat on K16 to cylinder head outlet position.
Replies: 1
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Moved thermostat on K16 to cylinder head outlet position.

I had a thermostat housing off an Alfa Romeo 2L twinspark which was lying in my odd parts box, so I decided to use it to move the thermostat on my 1997 Cabriolet from down below the inlet manifold to where a thermostat should be, namely, on the outlet from the head. It was a fiddly process extractin...
by Alex Binnie
Thu May 10, 2012 10:49 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: oil leak...
Replies: 1
Views: 605

Re: oil leak...

I have just fixed a small oil leak from just below the alternator bracket. In my case, the leak was from the joint between the camshaft plate and the head itself. It dripped down the bracket and onto the alternator itself. Since it was right behind the bracket where there is a small gap, I smear som...
by Alex Binnie
Thu May 10, 2012 8:17 am
Forum: Technical and Diagnosis
Topic: 216 Cabby - runs rough when warm
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: 216 Cabby - runs rough when warm

The little black box is a fuel vapour trap. It prevents fuel/air mixture getting back to the ECU. The pipes feed inlet manifold pressure to the ECU. Fuel mixture is not wanted there! :)