Overheated 2.0l sele (July 2001)
Hi guys and gals
Its been a while since I was at the forum! The new format looks great!! (Does anyone know how I can turn the [IMG] facility on?!?)
Was driving on the highway yesterday, and the warning came up "CAR HAS REACHED MAX TEMP". So pulled immediately to the side to see what was happening, all the coolant had drained from the vehicle! There was a tiny hole in the oil cooler housing (Its an aluminuim looking thing at the bottom left of the engine) where the coolant was squirting (pin ***** size hole) out of! Alfa S.Africa is attempting to submit a warranty claim for it, so lets hope that the part is in SA at least!
Has anyone else experienced the same??
I am getting really concerned as this is the second Engine trouble which I have had that has left me stranded( the other was a balancing belt that snapped and caused all the valves to bend).
The car will be out of warranty in the next few months, and I am seriously considering getting something non-alfa...which would be a pity considering I had already purchased the K&N filter, and intended to use it when the warranty period ended!