On Alfa number 15
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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Re: CAM BELT SNAPPED OR SOMETHING ELSE ??? (up-date to alfa dead posted earlier today
That doesn't sound good.
TS head gasket failures are not that common, so you have been unlucky.
Can you see any mayonaise type gunge inside the oil filler and on the dipstick?
The grinding noises do suggest that further damage has been done though. I would start looking for a replacement engine if you plan on keeping the car.