156 2.0 TS : 1999/T New Engine required
After spending two weeks in the Caribbean, I drove my car (156 2.0 TS T REG - 55k miles) from the airport to my home in London, I was just thinking that I couldn't justify upgrading my car becuase I have had 6 years of good service and no major problems. Yeah you guess, the engineer start to make some strange noises and it now sounds like a diesel engine or a 'bag of nails'. I then had the car tow to my local Alfa specialist who stated that the Crankshaft was damaged and this damage would of been caused by low oil in the engine within the last 12 months. He recommended replacing the engineer with a recon engine at at cost of £2600. I have estimated that I could get between £3500 to £4000 for this car. The dealer stated that the car is worth about £4500.
As anybody had any similar problems?
I am considering selling this car to the dealer for between £1000-£1500, any views would be appreciated.