Whining noise - belt slipping?
Test drove the 156 2.0 TS Veloce I'm thinking of buying on Saturday.
It drove superbly and went like stink. But...
There was a definite whine from the engine, which sounded to me like a slipping belt. The dealer thought it was just a characteristic (the perils of buying from a non-Alfa specialist, I guess), but said he would get it checked before I buy it.
I didn't hear anything like that from my old 166, which had the same 2.0 engine. I'm factoring a cambelt/variator etc change into the price anyway for peace of mind, but has anyone had a similar noise or any ideas what it could be?