Hey guys im new to this board, but ive got an alfa 145 16v 1.7 ( boxer engine ) and it had a front end smash a while back ( a guy drove into the left side front end) its been fixed recently and now there is a knocking sound from the engine... Has anyone got any ideas what could be causing it or know anybody who could look at it, because i am finding alot of people see alfas as to much work!!!
Where is everyone from:? Im from the east midlands!
We'd need to know more about the sound before forming an opinion.
Can you tell us when the knocking occurs... is it constant when the engine is running? If so, does it speed up when the engine is rev'd?
Does it only occur when changing gear or at high rev's?
Is it a thumping or tapping?
ALfa's aren't much work if you treat them properly!
Let us know!
Thank you for replying, sorry its took me a while to get back to you.
The tapping is constant and it comes from the left hand side, top bank. Im not sure if it changes when u rev it because i havent seen my car in so long i couldnt tell u ( Been in a stupid garage for so long )
Ive also avoided driving it anywhere when i did have it as i wasnt sure what the problem was its been on a trailor everywhere!!!
Ok here's what I think it might be.. Forget complicated explainations.
Look under the car.. check around exhaust manilfold and block.. can you see soot escaping from the gasket? had this on our 146 16v thought it was tappets to start with. Manifold can be difficult to reseat properly.
Or is it an injector clicking ?? Had this on a 8v 146, car still runs no problems.
Yep... when I need cheap Alfa parts!
Sure wasn't I only over there in Rotherham 2 months ago.
The only way to make them go is to line your feet with lead, and smile innocently at the officer when you get done... works for me! Null Points!
Am I the only one with champioship points ?? 2..am I on the leader board or is there any one else out there that has been unlucky too??Got done overtaking a muppet who had been all over the place and decided to speed up as I was overtaking him,had to do it,out of 4th ,into second....waaahhhooommmm.....didn't see the filth on a hill ...on26th of december at 11am in the middle of nowhere...what are the odds...you think they'd accept my reason??Not on your nelly
MT - Thanks for giving me those links, ill keep an eye out in the future
Cant believe ive missed the meet today!! BUt i guess it wouldnt be the same without my alfa!! I was at oulton park yesterday so i didnt get your message til today ( sunday) ... not to worry im sure there will be other meets!!
Hoygaard, thanks for your help, really appreciate it!!
Its going to Peak alfa on tuesday... so fingers crossed... i should be on the road soon.... YAY!!!