Took the 156 V6 for a spin today and sadly I'm fairly sure the clutch is buggered,
The one I viewed before this one also had a buggered clutch so I thought I'd be safe with this one, guess not,
Luckily I have an Alfa Specialist just up the road from me who can do it for hopefully not alot of money.
The thing I was wondering though is; Is it actually the clutch itself???
What's happening is that the clutch pedal isn't returning all the way back up when i depress it, so that when I'm flying down the motorway and put my foot down, it just revs the ******** out of the engine without actually going anywhere,
This happens when I pull away as well, meaning I have to pull away at a snails pace otherwise I'll just sit there revving the hell out of the poor car,
Also, it seems to be VERY notchy when coming back up, sort of like there's alot of resistance or something.
I've had a look at the pedal area and at the little gas shocker strut thing which is just above the pedal and that seems to be stuck in one position and won't move or anything, is it possibly that that's gone or do we reckon it is actually the complete clutch?
My main problem really is the fact this was bought as a project car for me and Hammy156 to work on, then possibly either use ourselves, track, or sell, but I don't want to throw too much money at it that I won't see returned. Would I be better off giving up now? And if so should I sell it as is, or strip it for spares? (
Personally I think it's way too good to strip as all it needs is the clutch, but if I get the clutch done then decide I want to sell it further down the lines, am I actually going to get my money back or not?
The thing is I'm saving up for a 'Keeper' at the end of the year and personally I reckon that I'll require the funds from selling this one for the new one.
I'm stumped.... Should I repair, sell for spares, or sell complete?????
All help and advice will be appreciated.