Re: Name that noise quiz...!
After a few setbacks and much cursing, I'm pleased to report the engine now sounds pretty sweet again. Annoyingly, a previous owner had stripped the thread from the sump plud so had to get that redone at £25. Also, why did alfa not design the sump to come off around the oil pick up device? Finally the rear engine mounting bracket was an arse to line up but eventually got it all together again.
Halfway through flushing the engine now, tomorrow morning I'll drain the cheap oil and wynns out and change the filter before putting the proper oil in with a new filter. And all of this done on ramps in the road whilst we have some of the coldest weather for ages. Not fun.
The exhaust seems to be emitting quite a lot of vapour at the moment though, even when hot, which is concerning. Before rebooking the MOT I still need to take a look at the handbrake mechanism, tomorrow morning so long as it isnt snowing again.
Cheers for the advice guys.