Hi all , iam about to have the variator and tensioner done my question is about the variator.
As far as i know there is a repair kit for the variator which consists of a new spring and teflon washer /seal i think , ive spoken to my alfa mech and he was telling me yes there is a kit to do it and has used it onsome cars but it does not work on all as he has replaced the old with this kit and put it all back together and it was still noisey . i today took my old one apart to see what all the fuss is about with this bain of our cars and was surprised how well machined this little thing is consisting of the outer case an inner helicoil type mechanism and a shaft through it. has anybody had any experiance with the repair kit as it only costs about a fiver apposed to about £70 for a new variator?
thanks Craig wink