Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Hawkhurst, Kent
Hi all, just after some thoughts and advice really if possible. My scenario is as follows:
I purchased my first Alfa (2.0 petrol GT JTS) just over a year ago and my Alfa experience is just how I had imagined, beautiful car, great to drive and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute thus far.
Its just had its first major service after 10k miles (its just on 100k now) and I had a new cambelt fitted just after purchase as well. Unfortunately and very recently it started to run incredibly sluggishly with the horrible sound and sight of the engine management light flashing at me.
I took it too my local garage initially and they said that its not a compression issue but needs to go to a main dealer so it can be plugged in to the correct computer so to speak, having done this they have advised that they suspect it either needs valves or (and this is what they think) injectors replacing.
They are not 100% sure but its going to cost me circa £500 to get an accurate diagnosis rising to £1250 if it is the injectors. I'm absolutely gutted as the recent service cost me 600 quid, I absolutely love the car but I can't really justify spending that sort of cash on it, but then again how can I sell it as it is ??
Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated...