Re: Motor Control System Failure
is the engine spinning over at the normal speed or is it spinning over very fast with perhaps a whizzing sound,if it is the latter it could well be the cambelt. I have just read your other post and with mine and my friends experience with Alfas (we have quite a lot) I have not come across one that has not bent the valves also I have not come across one that has damaged the bottom end or pistons to that matter unless it was been thrashed at the time. If in Scarborough your best indie garage of any stature would be BLS Lincoln. Very well experience 25 odd years road / race prep honest straight forward people. They charge a proper price to do a proper job. Good luck.
PS Most friends of mine some are trade said expect £1200 approx inc vat for broken belt repair. Alfa recon head are approx £400-£500
cambelt tens/idler £70-80, variator £80.00 gasket set £90.00, oils filters,antifreeze £35.00, headbolts £30.00 plus days labour 8 hours £45-£70 per hour. Rebuilding your head could be an option may save money on parts but head would need skimming relevant valves replaced,guides etc but labour would jump up in price. Ring round some good indie garages and get an idea of pricing and advice most will help.Get your facts as straight as possible before you move your car to another garage as you may jump from fat to fire. Also the advice to try a new cambelt and re time the engine may sound a good idea but garage will charge approx 2-3 hours labour or you could see if the garage has a scope to look down the plug holes to view damage. Ring those indies tomorrow. Good luck