155 2.0 litre TS whine!!
Just bought a '97 2.0 litre Twin Spark 155, very nice but has a nasty grating whine coming from belt side of engine. Seller thought it was an alternator bearing but I think it comes from higher up. Haven't really investigated it yet but, whilst driving it home, I stopped to let a 156 through some traffic and, as it accelerated off, I heard it had exactly the same whine! So I guess this is a typical Alfa fault. It seems to come from a pulley at the top rear of the engine, although its difficult to be sure, What do the external pulleys drive apart from the alternator. Whine is at engine speed, grates more when you accelerate in first and second (more torque?), then just drones on!