Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: United Kingdom
2.4 JTD conrod exit wound
Had some bad luck today, I was driving home along the M18 just before joining the M1 when I heard this loud metallic noise and something bounce along the bottom of the car. Initially I thought the cambelt had gone (though only changed 3000 miles ago), but soon realised that with oil dripping from the bottom of the car it was worse than that even. So it appears that that no1 or no2 conrod has departed the engine.
So 2 Q's:
1. Is this something known on JTD's, mine had only done 137k!
2. How easy is it to do an engine swap on the floor. I have reasonable knowledge of mechanics as I have done engine swaps on Mk2 Golfs and Corrados before now, but never anything like this on an Alfa (any links to any guides also?)