Hello Splendid Alfa owners,
I just wanted to see if I could resurrect this topic as I am being driven mad by the 159 JTS 2.2 sounding like an ailing tractor not the sleek black Italian sports car that appears on the wrapper. Seriously, over the last six months the repairs have mounted, steering hoses, water hoses, unexplained self healing leaks, timing chain tensioner disintegrating (new chain and kit now fitted) wheel wobble bonnet catch breaking weird membrane thingy getting clogged and making noise like an angry cow... It's all been worth it, well almost just to catch a glimpse of the sculpted grace of this beautiful machine.
EXCEPT IT SOUNDS LIKE A BLOODY TRACTOR!!!
Everything appears to be working, the local Alfa guy insists it's noisy injectors and although "a bit loud" perfectly normal - you can hear the rattling from across the street can this be normal? I was hoping the new timing chain would get rid but no... what can it be - it's a 2008, now with 90K Kms not exactly excessive. I'm happy to to anything to stop the noise but am hoping that someone ease has had this issue since I last posted...
It almost sounds like a rattle from a loose fitting is there anything I should check for (can't see anything except the heat shield which is solid as a rock).
Any help, guidance or advice would be most appreciated, before I start shoving nylon shirts in the oil filler.....
Thanking this most useful of communities in advance!