saving for a 3200GT
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Ive recently bought a 147 1.6 turismo 05 model with the 120 bhp engine. Ive done a lot of research on the car but ive got a couple of questions that i need help with.
1. At what engine speed does the variator kick in. I ask this because below 3000 revs the engine is quite sedate but once it hits 3500 it goes mental. Is this what the variator does?
2 What exactly does the variator do?
3 My research shows that the variator needs replacing with the cambelt change. Do alfa know about the variator issues or is it something that affects all 147's or just model specific years?
Your help and knowledge would be gratefully received?