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Hi...my 156 has seized.

Just had new cambelt/pulleys/tensioners fitted to my 2001 156 2.0 T/S.
After fitting, once the engine warmed a bit (5 minutes) and the "choke" setting turned off, the injection warning light would come on and the engine would misfire at approx 3K, with a slight clattering noise.
After the engine was warm to 70deg (about 10 minutes) it stopped misfiring and all seemed fine.
I took it back to garage a couple of days later and they disconnected the variator and asked me to test it for a couple of days.
Next morning all appeared fine - no misfire, no warning light.
They said it was likely to be the variator solenoid.
Took it back today and a s/h solenoid was fitted (not exactly the same type but "that will be fine").
Drove away, I noticed a very slight misfire at 3K was still there. Was just thinking "I'll turn around and tell them" when there was a clatter clatter and the motor completely seized. I had travelled about 1/2 mile.

Any ideas?

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Hi mate, welcome to AO

Moved to 156 Lounge
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Re: Hi...my 156 has seized.

yea, take it back to the garage and tell them to fix it pronto
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It sounds horribly like they disturbed the cam sensor when they did the belts...and its now decided to fall off into the exhaust cam sprocket......

Whatever...I reckon they'll have a hard time refuting liability since its almost certainly related to work they've (mis)done.
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Who did the work? They have definitely ballsed something up!
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Re: Hi...my 156 has seized.

Someone needs to tell this guy that his threads have been moved in here, it is the 2nd thread he has on the same subject...

I expect he will post another thread later today!
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