Help! Serious Engine Problems - Brera
I realised my 2.2 Brera S started making the sound of a diesel on Saturday and had lost some power. On Monday (On my way to the Alfas Garage) it broke down, it would not rev over 3k, slowed to 20/30mph and was vibrating / spluttering.
Upon retrieval by towbar to the Alfa Dealer, it has been established that its only running on two cylinders.
The cost by AR dealer is £300 to strip timing, a further £800 if the head needs to be stripped, and this is just to find out what the problem is. Any idea's or suggestions that could be wrong? The garage suggests that it could be bent rods...Approx cost of repair? Only 3 months outside warranty / full alfa main dealer history and servicing.
What causes bent rods?
Should I be looking elsewhere to try and cap the cost of this repair? Any guesses on possibnle costings? Sounds extremely expensive to me!
Your help and thoughts much appreciated!