Urgent advice for 159ti 1.9jtdm engine fault
My 2009 Alfa developed a substantial knocking noise so I immediately took it to my local alfa dealership in Stafford. After 2 days of stripping the engine back they have semi diagnosed the problem as Piston vibration in the cylinders and have advised that I need a new engine at £4500 plus Labour!
I can't believe this is right for a 5 year old car with 60k on the clock???
I'm looking for advice whether anybody has experienced this before and the best solution. Are there companies out there who would undertake the repair rather than fully replace?
This is my 1st Alfa which cost 9k 15months ago and up to this point I absolutely adored it. My preference is to keep the car but the cost of replacing the engine @ 4.5k+ just isn't financially viable.
Sadly my tech knowledge is limited too hence why I'm posting here.
Any help would be gratefully received. Thanks