I am not the brightest when it comes to cars, engines and technical stuff, so I was hoping that someone here might be able to offer me some guidance as to what has happened to my 156.
I started it yesterday (from warm) and all I heard was a loud ‘pop’ from the engine (or underneath). A popping sound is the best way to describe it, as it wasn’t quite a ‘bang’.
The car started, but the revs were all over the place; going up and down and I had no control over the accelerator. The car eventually stuttered and died.
When the Green Flag man came he asked me to start it, which I did. It did the same thing and sounded super rough; popping and revving up and down before dieing. He shook his head and said, “I dunno what that is and I don’t really do Alfa’s”.
He has absolutely no idea what was wrong, so towed me home.
I know I haven’t given you guys much to go on, but does anyone have any idea what this might be?? I don’t trust my Alfa dealer to tell me the truth.
Could it be an air leak or something, or is it more serious.