Have I knackered my 156 2.0 engine?
Hi. I have a 156 2.0 T Spark Manual, and I was driving home (giving it some push up a hill, but nothing drastic) and suddenly the car lost most of it's drive and the accelerator pedal makes this horrible sound now. I managed to keep it going for a couple of miles, but then the oil light comes on (despite having oil in it) and I had to pull it over. My brother looked in the engine with a torch and said there were bits of loose metal in there.
I went back to get it in the morning. It started up ok so I continued on for another couple of miles, but then the oil light came on, steering stiffened up and I had to pull it over.
Surely this is the engine, right? I just want to double check with you guys first. I've been offered a Selespeed engine, which will hopefully convert to work with my manual Alfa, but before I go and buy it, I thought i'd best find out if this is a common problem...