Alfa156 Rattleling Noise and Locked Engine
I’ve got an Alfa 156 2001 2.0 Tspark – just had the head gasket changed 3 weeks ago – Total Cost of (R7300 ZAR/ US$1042) with new water pump/cam belt/thermostat/balancing belt/ tensioners/ cam locks etc.
Yester Day – Thursday 30 Sept 10
The car started making a noise when i was returning from work, it was a strong rattling noise ( like nuts and bolts being shaked in a cooking pot)
I decide to try and make it home, had another 12km left from my 35km journey, but the noise got louder over 2000/3000rpm, and no power.
700m from home i heard a loud metal noise and the engine locked up(wont turn) got it towed back, this morning 1 October 2010 the car started with a struggle, the noise was still there and then locked up again.
So that’s the problem, any helped would be nice