COVID-19 Coronavirus Message Updated: 17th September
Mail Order Customers:
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Our carrier DHL is operating near normally across the world. Allow an extra day for delivery (2 days for Australia, 6 days for New Zealand), just in case. However, regular international postal services can have additional delays, and are not recommended for anything required within 6 weeks.
  * For the UK only, Royal Mail are delivering the vast majority of orders on time according to our data, but is experiencing higher levels of staff absences, so there may some local delays.
  * We will be working normally and have a large warehouse full of parts that will help keep your car on the road. However, we are beginning to see supply delays from factory lockdowns around the world.
Workshop Customers:
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Following government guidance, we are open as usual. Taking your vehicle to a garage for repairs is a permitted activity (safety) as long as you observe the social distancing rules. We have strict social distancing processes internally and disinfect daily (not least because we have staff in vulnerable groups). In the circumstances, we have had to close our waiting room. Our mechanics wear gloves at all times and we will disinfect your vehicle with our Zaflora sprays on handing back to you. We would respectfully ask you to show our staff the same courtesy. We also have full amount contactless payment systems.
  * MOTs due for renewal from 30th March to 31st July will be extended for six months. However, you are still legally obliged to keep your vehicle in a safe and roadworthy condition, so if you need to use your car in this period, it is still strongly recommended to get one done.

Alfa Romeo 164


Tyre pressures:
- Front 2.2 Bar, Rear 2.0 Bar At normal speeds
- Front 2.5 Bar, Rear 2.5 Bar At high speeds

Service interval: 12,000 miles

Engine Oil Capacities: 5 Litres 2.0l TS, 5.5 Litres V6 engines both require 10W 40 oil. How to check your oil

Gearbox Oil Capacity: 1.8 Litres 75w 90

Cooling system: 7 Litres (3.65 Litres of anti freeze to protect to -35 Degrees C)

Fuel tank: 70 Litres

Power steering fluid: Dextron 11

Brake fluid: DOT 4

Plug gap: .6mm

Timing marks are on the front pulley (timing is ECU controlled)

Steering geometry:
- Tracking, 4mm +/- 1mm toe out
- Camber, 1 Degree 20 minutes +/-20 minutes up to 1992
- Camber, 1 Degree 37 Minutes +/-20 minutes from 1992

Fan belt: should deflect ½ inch (13mm) when pressed with thumb except vehicles with poly v belt

Anti freeze: should be a Ethylene-glycol based product and should be changed every 2 years

Engine oil specs: Agip 10w/40, Shell Helix Gemini 10w/40

Valve clearances (where adjustable):
- 2.0l TS: Inlet .4mm, Exhaust .45mm
- V6 12 v: Inlet .48-.5, Exhaust .23-.25

Exhaust emissions (non catalyst cars): Injected vehicles 0.4-1 % CO

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