Tin worm attack ...
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Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: United Kingdom
Re: HELP! Problem started with the CAM
When mine snapped and it was all put back the same happened.
Turned out to be a crack in the plastic inlet manifold ..... if the car backfires, the pressure can damage this part. They are bl**dy expensive new, but you should be able to pick up a 2nd hand one for around £100. The 156 has a variable inlet system, so it's not just a plastic box. It's a plastic box with flaps inside ...
Trouble is, it's probably going to have to come off to see if it is the inlet that's the problem as s*ds law says the crack in on the underside where it can't be seen/felt.
HIS: 1998 156 2.0 TSpark with Sport Pack 2, sunroof and hi-level spoiler in Alfa Rosso. V6 intake mod, clear side repeaters and Zeatek undertray.
HERS: 2009 MiTo 1.4 95bhp Turismo arrived 21st November in Techno Grey with colour-coded headlight surrounds.
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