S/W ,gtv sold, Mito
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: United Kingdom
Well its like a different car, it just pulls and pulls in every gear a real pleasure to drive, feels very fast for only a 2.0ltr also find overtaking can be carried out without fear of impunity, it was very bogged down before i just didn't realise how much until now...
And because i replaced the cat its very vocal too, a real purposeful rasp, the fun is back at last.
14th Feb..Well it was until i heard a whine sound at 5000rpm and temp gauge rising..
Got home and removed cam covers and discovered waterpump leaking onto belt and tensioner, pump was fitted 3 months ago along with
all belts tensioners etc, waterpump leaking pink coolant and lumpy pink crust.
18th Feb..Garage fitted new waterpump and belt and now the temp gauge is solid at 90 whatever the revs are, was fluctuating after new
belts were fitted a few monts ago..
Removed pump was leaking through shaft/ bearing not O ring..is now upgraded to metal impellor type..so finally fixed
When this specialist did the belts 3 years ago it was perfect and temp steady at 90, this time its been a complete nightmare but now
its finally sorted and running great so hopefully another 3 years of problem free motoring..
Any other car and it would now be gone/ sold but with the Alfa i have more patience and less begrudging when problems arise.
Thanks for all the help..
Last edited by alfafanatic100; 18-02-11 at 20:18.