Re: 156 gearbox failure ?
another one bites the dust.
set off for the garage ,absolutely fine for about a mile then started to feel like something "slipping" when in any gear (allthough no probs getting into gear),thought possibly duff clutch.carried on a further mile, by the time i got to the garage it sounded like a cricket ball bouncing round in the top of the engine,and a slight burning smell.no mechanic in town is prepared to touch it.hours of stripping engine to find the problem and the usual issue of getting alfa spares.cost could rapidly escalate to around the value the cars worth (£2k ?) .i've shipped it off to my mates garage in stoke.he's gonna have a play.told him to fix it and flog it if its worth doing otherwise ebay it for spares and repairs.
anyone want to make me an offer on a full set of 156 mats (VGC with "156" written on them) please pm me.