Weird noise on 156 start-up???
Hi all, new here (please see my intro post) and I have a quick question for you 156 experts please.
In March this year I bought a 2004 156 1.8 TS Veloce and when starting the car (from hot or cold) there is a definate 'noise' that lasts for 1-3 seconds and then stops, kinda like a faint 'screech' or 'squeal'. The dealer said this was because the car had sat for a while and there was some rust on the starter motor shaft and I stupidly thought this was plausible as the car had had over £830 spent on it in Jan '08 at Edward Labinjoh, Edinburgh for new oil/filters, Variator, timing belt and tensioner, new discs and pads.
Otherwise the car is spot on and a dream to drive on the twisties - a very pleasant 1st alfa owning experience (so far!! - touch wood).
The car starts, drives and stops as it should with no drama's.
Any idea's anyone?
Cheers - Neil.