Re: How do I know if my variator needs changing?
after I changed the belts at 39k (having just bought the car) a week later I thought I heard the diesel noise on startup. it only happens once a month but only recently - about a year and half after the belt change I know the variator is on its way out! boy can you hear it on startup! its fairly loud when its on its way out.
it still only happens once a month but i guess its warning me it will need doing at next belt change!
*everyone says get it done but you might have a rare alfa thats flawless, an old friend had a SW with over 100k and he didnt even know about the cambelt issue until I told him! he has never had to do anything beyond the servicing!