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by 18Fiatsandcounting
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 1/2 tooth off timing belt options
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: 1/2 tooth off timing belt options

miker wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:23 am
I measured the static compression in #1 and #4 at about 205PSI.
Wow, with over 200 PSI, you've almost got a diesel engine there, my friend! :shock:

-Bryan
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Timing Belt Tensioner Pivot Bolt-snapped
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: Timing Belt Tensioner Pivot Bolt-snapped

My guess is that the bolt post was previously damaged, perhaps from overtightening and corrosion, but managed to "hang in there" until you worked on it, when it finally called it quits. With the grease/oil on the bolt, I don't see any corrosion in the pictures you posted, but you never know what lie...
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Timing Belt Tensioner Pivot Bolt-snapped
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: Timing Belt Tensioner Pivot Bolt-snapped

Turns out about 1/8 in was sticking out of the block, and I was able to turn it out with fingers. Whew! Whew is right, and my heart rate just went down when I heard how easy you got it out. Congrats! But that kinda begs the question: If the remainder of the bolt was that easy to remove, why did it ...
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rear calipers e brake
Replies: 31
Views: 667

Re: Rear calipers e brake

How would that happen and who would do such a thing? I can easily answer both of those questions: Plain old carelessness by Bryan! In all seriousness, it did appear that the circlip was slightly bent (other than how it should be), and it's a good assumption that the circlip didn't fit all the way i...
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rear calipers e brake
Replies: 31
Views: 667

Re: Rear calipers e brake

Apparently what tima01887 has got is going around, as I had the exact same problem yesterday with a rear caliper that I had just rebuilt a few weeks ago. Symptoms were the same: hydraulic brake worked fine, but no emergency brake after one or two uses. The cause was that the circlip that holds the r...
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Timing Belt Tensioner Pivot Bolt-snapped
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: Timing Belt Tensioner Pivot Bolt-snapped

Man, that's definitely one bolt that I would hate to break... At any rate, I read through my various manuals, and my thinking is essentially the same as Dave and Jim above, that is, 33 ft lbs for the nut that secures the belt tensioner/pulley to its stud, and around 15 ft lbs (but not more than 20) ...
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Need information on an odd combination
Replies: 12
Views: 275

Re: Need information on an odd combination

I agree that this appears to be a "FrankenFiat" engine with parts from many different model years. Just a couple thoughts: 1) I have a 1438 cylinder head and a 2L block in my '69 spider, and it works fine in terms of temperature, top and bottom clearance, etc. It's been that way since the late 1980s...
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Upper and lower ball joints
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Upper and lower ball joints

Perhaps I'm too late to the party here and you've already resolved this, but my Haynes manual lists 15 ft lbs for the three nuts that secure the ball joint to the A-arms. That always seemed too low to me, and since the Haynes manual also lists some torque values that don't agree with the shop manual...
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rear Caliper E-brake cable pivot post
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Rear Caliper E-brake cable pivot post

I've had several of these stuck swivel posts, and I've always been able to free them up with penetrating oil (I use Kroil) and time. Let it sit overnight, stick a large Phillips screwdriver halfway through the hole, and use this to work the post back and forth until it frees up. After that, I lubric...
by 18Fiatsandcounting
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Proper orientation of upper A-arm?
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: Proper orientation of upper A-arm?

I'm sure someone on this forum can come up with a good picture, but in the meantime, the upper A-arm is installed so that the "lip" (where the pieces are stamped/welded together) is facing upward, and the overall arm is swept backwards towards the rear. Not the greatest description on my part; sorry...