Hey guys! I posted this on another helpful alfa forum and got some interesting responses, so I thought I'd try you guys as well to see if anyone could help
Wish I'd never bought this bl00dy car (Alfa 156 1.6 ts). Looks great and I did get one years trouble free motoring out of it, but everythig is soooo ****ing expensive!Servicing/Parts, etc, etc, etc....
Now it's finally dead. Heard a loud bang when it started (I did accelerate quite hard as I started it), the revs are really random, I have no control over the gas and it runs for about 5 seconds before making lots of popping and spluttering sounds. It then cuts out...
I have done a bit of research and I think it might be some kind of air leak. It doesn't sound like the MAF filter thingybob, but possiblty something else.
I am taking (towing) it into a Garage on Saturday, but was hoping that someone here might have an idea what to expect from them. I know it is gonna cost an absolute fortune anyway!
any help/thoughts would be apprecited!