Re: 156 will not start
Sounds as though the belt may have jumped a few teeth and the valves may just be touching the pistons. Hope not but does sound possible.
Also, how loud is the clattering? I know on mine if the battery is nearly flat then it makes an awful clattering like machine gun fire (only not too loud) try charging the battery up or getting a new one. One thing though, when I try starting the spider on a low battery the engine turns a couple of times slowly then stops turning and the clattering starts.
If this is what yours does, definitely get the battery charged up and see how it goes from there.
< Rob >
Spider 2.0 TS 1997
156 2.0 TS Selespeed 1999 (now sold)
147 2.0 TS Lusso 2002