Today i have picked up a Alfa 147 for my brother.
2002 Alfa 2.0 Manual.
Now, there is a few issues with it, that i am either going to fix, or hand it back to the dealership (3 day cooling off period)
I believe most of these issues may be in relation to the timming belt ?
#1 : At startup sounds like a diesel inside of the car (outside the car it sounds fine)
#2 : Between 80-90km/h has a loud humming sound (similiar to if you downshift) - This sound happens no matter what (in Neutral, in 5th, accelerating etc). At 115km/h i could not notice it
#3 Radio / CD player powers on but doesnt display anything? (LCD Screen stays blank, unable to get any sound from it) - Ive hit all the buttons there could be!
#4 Rattle comming from Drivers side (seems to be around the curtin airbag area? is there any common rattles that i should be aware of?)
I hope these are only minor issues, as i would prefer my Brother in this alfa than a golf again.
Look forward to responses