Just wanted to share what happened to me today. I have left my car (147 2.0) sitting for about 2 weeks now because i am waiting for my EBC brake pads and brake rotors from alfisti.shop since i cannot find anything related to Alfa Romeo in my country.
Anyway i thought i better start the car in fear of a flat battery since i`ve heard a lot of problems can occur after (from this excellent site by the way) but when i tried to start the car a metallic sound came out, left the car for about 10 secs and this sound kept going, like a rattle/knock, i reved it a bit and it seemed rpm related. I got very, very very worried thinking it could be YOU KNOW WHAT
since my brother has an Alfa 156 2.0 with YOU KNOW WHAT.
Left the car sitting for an hour trying to think of something else, i didn`t wanted to start the car since my girlfriend was with me and she`s just starting to fall in love with Alfas
Then she left so i started the car again and the noise had disappeared i left it for about 8 minutes reved it and nothing.
What you guys think it could have been??? (checked oil= fine)
I have noticed BTW that the engine is a little noisy, like injector area, maybe a little tappety but this has always been like that, the noise heard today was new.