No more guiletta...
Founder of AO
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: United Kingdom
Firstly welcome to our site...
Your comments above are truly staggering, thanks.
Dont worry to much about those 2 mentioned problems. Firstly, get the tracking checked at a laser alignment centre before stressing yourself out. My 156 recently wore the inside of the tyre down to some braiding in just 5k of use, completly my fault for not checking them regulary.
A question for you though:
Do you seem to get alot of brake pad dust on your front wheels. Quicker than you would expect? When I mean dust I mean quite alot of it building up.
If so this would indicate tracking is way out.
The diesel noise is infact the variator, get it changed when you can, it shouldnt go again for a while.
Keep us informed.