So....after a year of neglecting my alfa because i have zero spare time ever....she has now decided to bite me in the ass
Over the last few weeks i have noticed things start to deteriorate, and still failed to sort anything. So now I think the car has decided to force my hand to take more notice. So i have a list of issues, which I will be addressing:
1. On accelleration, the car makes a kind of hissing/raspy sound and does feel slightly less powerful although i dont know if thats just my mind playing tricks.
2. When i get to around 40mph the car feels shakey, steering wheel has a slight vibration too.
3. When braking i get vibrations and the same kind of shakey sensation - Thinking this might mean I need new discs.
At the same time as all this I think im due a cambelt and whilst shes falling apart on me i think it makes sense to do this (2007 with 90k on the clock). So I need to find the right part. Does anybody know if this is correct for the GT Blackline JTDm 1.9: Cam belt kit
and the water pump
. But there are 2 cam belt kits, one for CF3 and one for CF4. Does anybody know the difference?
Also going to give the car a DIY service. Priced up an air filter
, oil filter
for £30.50 on auto lusso but again need to know if this fuel filter
is right because its for CF3 (what ever that is) which is another £20. Also need to double check which oil i should use? Ive seen some threads which people talk about changing to "the right oil" as opposed to what it says in the book, but i cant find out what that "right oil" is
Is it 5w 40?
Thanks in advance for any help and advice! Guess this will teach me that i cant be a part time alfa lover and should keep ontop of things!