Did you check/change the bearings in the donor engine or was it just fitted as-is? 1.6s do suffer, we strip down a good 5 or 6 a month for parts and more often than not big end bearings are already badly worn even if its not bottom end failure than has condemned the engine.
Indeed i did the belt etc. But once again the famous TS engine screws me over.
Again on a bearing. And I contstantly check oil. This was on a run to Luton to see a mate today - So topped up all fluids (Even though oil I did a week ago) and set off.
Real shame as I have 12 months tax and 5 months MOT left on the bugger.
I've amanged to source a 1.8 TS Engine I can collect in the week. But I'm seriously considering throwing in the towel and jumping to a diesel / another brand. I love italian cars but so far have let me down.
And I'm a competent person at looknig after cars.
So its either new 1.8 engine or break it and move on. Decisions.
Scott Alfa 166 2.0 Twinnie - LPG and a few trick performance parts
The engine block is taller, so anything that bolts to the cylinder head & block at the same time is a different fitting. The brackets down the belt side of the engine, inlet manifold support bracket, driveshaft support etc. Also your 1.6 twin cats might be sitting a little closer to the sump.
Hopefully it'll come with the inlet and throttle. If it's a cf 3 will the majority of it swap across ok though?
ie belts etc. Just need to get another engine in it. It's either that or I'm going to have to get a little run around while I source another 1.6 from a 147.
I was hoping the 1.8 would be a pretty straightforward swap with minimal changes.
It's ok I can fit them no problem. It's just I expected a little more than 12k out of it. Still easy come easy go. I'llend up doing the same again. IIt's just labour intensive. No a problem though when you diy it though.
But as you say. It's pot luck on how it'll run or how long it'll last. Same as any second hand car.
For 1500 Ned although it's a good price for the work involved it's still so far out my budget that it's out of the question. I love the car but not that much I'm going to let it financially ruin me.
I also could do with a diesel so it might be time to look for a 147 1.9 tourismo and swapping the good parts across. Just weighing up the options at the moment
plenty out there to do and I'm capable of doing the work. It's just what's best for me.
I've got the same problem Scotty with my 147 . Bottom end. problem is I just don't have funds to fix it and like you second lump blew so I am waiting for cash to sort it out.
Yours is a lovely looking motor and worth much more than the list .
If the bottom end has gone just get the sump off and mark each of the shell cups or do 1 at a time to see what's happened .
If the crank has no scratches the shells are about £60 to do yourself . Check the mains too.
You can do this engine in the car with the sump off.
The crank must not be scored though or it will need re grinding then your back to the price of a s/hand lump.
Sorry to hear that mate I know you've looked after her too
Mine always starts playing up just after the cost of the mot and tax Think it's to make sure you don't sell them aaaggggrrrr
Being poor. whilst I shouldn't I had a rye smirk reading that as I don't think a lot of peeps understand the 20 miles less tow but been there when mine blew . Just had to get it close enough to get a mate to tow it home and to be honest the cost of an engine is not much more than recovery cover on a 147 think I was quoted £172 a year
They must know something we don't