I brought my 156 2.0 sw in May, had it 3 days and it broke
I ordered another engine which was just a bare engine with new belts, tensioners and variator (I think) & it took them over 4 weeks from paying to deliver it to the garage (after advising it would be delivered within 10 days). Garage fitted the engine took the car out and engine light came on dash. They hooked it up to the diag and it says cam sensor.
The car drives but is limited to 3000rpm & 60mph
I've called where I had the engine from and they said to take it too them and they'll have a look as the sensor is behind the cambelt & bits? I've no idea...I'm a girl!
They are 100 miles away from here & it is either going to cost me fuel to get to them or they'll recover it BUT if it turns out not to be the sensor they will charge me the recovery. They have said though that they don't think it's the sensor & are blaming the electrics. He also says if it's that sensor it wouldn't fire and start up?
The garage tell me they are 110% it's the sensor and not the electrics and I believe them but I can't afford to pay out any more money on this car than I already have. I've owned the car for just over 2 months, 6 weeks of which is was stored at the garage and 2 weeks on my drive & i've spent out already the same as I paid for it.
Those with any knowlege what do you think? Am I likely to get done for more money? What else could it possibly be and how long would it take to fix? The engine guy is talking about days if it turns out not to be the sensor.
I'm just confused and wondered what anyone else thought?