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AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Re: 159 Whistle and rattle
Ive had similar issues with Variava, mine included a 160 mile round trip everytime as they also had to fix non-warranty stuff that was wrong with the car when i bought it.... I still had the majority of the issues after three trips. These have all since been succesfully diagnosed by other dealer but not necessarily all cured once and for all, unfortunalty.
I had the wind noise after i had issue with the electric mirrors and they had been on and off a few times, they adjusted it and its fine now..... you could see a gap on mine between the wing mirror housing and the door seal.
I have the clutch clunk issue too, there are several things which are on this site that it could be, 1 a bracket near the drive shaft, and 2. an internal gearbox part (i read this on a post last week, so should be able to find it if you search.
The thing that annoys me is that people on here and other forums know the common faults but the dealers (seemingly) dont and if you suggest a fix they dont seem to agree or go off on another tangent and still the customer has the issue....
Alfa UK please get your dealers to talk to you and share information with them, we like our cars and fortunatly for you most of us put up with the niggles but when you ignore us or deny obvious issues it just winds us up and tarnishes the experience so please hold your hands up to the problems and get it sorted instead of fobbing us off!
Past 1999 - Grigio Chiaro, 156 2.0 T-Spark SP1 - 2007 - Strombolli 159 1.9JTDM LUSSO SW + Alfatune DPF Removal/Map --- Present 2005 - Strombolli GT 3.2 V6