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    Re: Paint code

    The normal integrale none metallic bright red is FIAT 155 Rosso Monza.
  2. Re: Integrale winter/all-season tires in the US

    A friend of mine had an 8v, 16v and then a Dealer Collection Evo back in the day. At Xmas the trip home included 21 hairpins up the Alps. He said the 195’s on his 8v were noticeably better in snow...
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    Re: Balance shaft belt - to keep or not

    The rules weren’t always strictly adhered to (Toyota springs to mind). Some of the Abarth Group A engines had slightly further apart cylinder centres (improved cooling) according to someone who...
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    Re: Balance shaft belt - to keep or not

    Balancers has to be in place but not functional.
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    Re: Brakes come on when I turn?

    Yes I know, thanks for that little gem... Must remember to dissect my brake lines every 12 months...
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    Re: Brakes come on when I turn?

    I had an issue bleeding the brakes once, fluid with no bubbles coming out of all the callipers but still a long pedal, then one of the front calipers had no fluid even though the pedal was being...
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    Re: Brakes come on when I turn?

    Blockage acting as a one way valve in the flexi hose. Jack the front end up and get someone to turn the wheel whilst you turn the front wheels by hand to see if its one side, or both. Then instead of...
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    Re: Balance shaft belt - to keep or not

    Wow, talk about missing the point! Barry’s comment was about Lancia strengthening the block for Group A rally use by adding structure to it given the homologation restrictions. The whole point of the...
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    Re: Balance shaft belt - to keep or not

    To quote Barry Waterhouse (RIP):



    "I'm convinced that the reason that the balancer shafts were there in the first place is that the block could then be homologated in much stronger form and the...
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    Re: Balance shaft belt - to keep or not

    As I said (twice) the main reason people remove the tensioner belt is to allow the fitment of a wider cam belt and pulleys. There was a recall on the 16v when they first came out to have a wider belt...
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    Re: Balance shaft belt - to keep or not

    I prefer with the balancer, but its more of a comfort thing than a mechanical necessity. Don't confuse them with harmonic balancers (for the crank). It's also better to lock the shafts in place...
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    Re: Balance shaft belt - to keep or not

    The balancer smooths the engine. Without it the car tingles as you can feel the vibrations. I prefer with, but no harm in removing. The reason to remove is a slight performance increase but mainly to...
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