I brought my 2001 Alfa Romeo 147 1.6 TS Lusso back in September and as part of the package, I had the cam belt replaced, however!
I recently took it in to have the nearside light replaced, and they said that the VARIATOR, was on the way out? And I think they are right... It does sound like a diesel, when its running.
Anyway, I am after a little information on the variator, what does it do? How can it fail etc? (I did run a search before I made this post, just to check)
Also, do I have anything I can go back to the company that changed the cam belt, is it standard practice to replace the variator when replacing the belt?
Finally, can the variator be replaced without the need for a new cam belt? As meridien milano portsmouth
said they had to replace it even tho its like new, to fit the new variator.
If itís just that the engine is going to be noisy, then I guess I can deal with that, but to be honest, its not the way an ALFA should freaking sound...!
But someone please let me know, cos I am panicking that if it dies, then it will ****** the engine.