Newbie Alfa Owner, worrying Engine noises!
I am new to this site and relatively new to Alfa's in general, I bought my first a few months ago, its a (53) 147 1.6TS Lusso. I love the car and wish I bought one sooner..
I have a few worries about engine noise though, I have no idea what the TS motor should sound like so am hoping some of you experienced chaps can help me out.
I bought it from a reputable dealer and have a 2 year platinum warranty, here are a few issues I have concerning the motor.
1, on cold starting it sounds like diesel for a second or 2
2, it sounds a little bit diesel-ish all the time, has a slight diesel like rattle, maybe cammy, just louder than I would expect.
3, constant whining noise which increases with rpm, sounds like a tight belt.
4, when warm and setting off sometimes a metal to metal binding noise can be heard from the clutch, I can change the tone with the pedal, not there when cold or hot, just warm.
I have had it back in for a week but they told me nothing was wrong with it, since it wasn't an Alfa dealer I am not realy happy that they are familiar with the TS.
Do any of the descibed noises seem abnormal, I have heard peple say that the TS motor is a noisy one.
Thanks for any comments, Dave