Alfa 147 2.o t spark, dumped oil, cam shaft end flow
I have an Alfa 147 and to be honest i know nothing about cars. I bought the car 3 months ago and have been told i need a new engine as it is no good. What happened was that about a month ago i noticed the low oil pressure light on the dash board and so had a look and saw that i was low on oil. having topped this up and all being ok for a month i thought i had solved the problem. I then came out to the car the other day and noticed a large puddle of oil under the car. I have since taken the car to someone i trust very well to look at it and have been told that the car has been thrashed by the previous owner and it has probably been 'bodged' to sell on. he suspects that someone has put oil thickner in the car and deliberately left the level low as not to get any leaks. I have also been told something about the cam shaft having end flow??? basically i have been advised i need a new engine ( not happy at all)!!!!! does anybody know an easier fix or can anyone suggest a company for a cheap yet good service for buying a reconditioned engine??