New GT Owner – Have you owned one that doesn’t creak?
I’ve now owned my 2007 Lusso JTD GT for a week, and I love it, however, I’m very good at appreciating, cleaning and driving cars – unfortunately not mechanically maintaining them! So, I’m hoping that someone with some Alfa experience can help me please… I have trawled the forums for some time so do have an idea of the problems, but need some further clarification, so…
1. Has anybody owned a GT that didn’t squeak going over bumps – or is it just part of the ‘experience’.
2. When I test drove the car and picked it up there was no squeak. Now there is a squeak under dash (drivers side) which goes after driving for a while? This did start as a solitary squeak and is now starting to last longer in to the drive. Should I be concerned?
3. There is an occasional Knock on the passengers side – this isn’t easily repeatable – from my research roll bar links show to be the culprit – again should I be worried?
4. The clutch pedal creaks like mad at the begining of a drive and then quietens down after 20 mins – is this likely to be the slave cylinder or just the pivot mechanism. If it was the slave cylinder what other symptoms would there be?
Finally this car was sold with a 12 month MOT – do any of the above sound like it shouldn’t have passed?
Thanks in advance,