Brera 3.2 JTS Q4 SV 48,000 miles Timing Chain
Dear Wise and Wonderful Alfistas,
I recently bought the car above in excellent condition thoughout except a known P0016 fault (and since then, apparently, it has a P0017) in October. I got it for 6 grand on the basis of the fault. I now realise I made a big mistake because the timing chain issues I read about on here were all to do with 2.2 or 2.4 engines. I didn't do my homework and bought it with my heart, thinking I was faced with an £800 bill or so.
I took it to the world-famous Gonella Brothers of Catford ?, who confirmed the faults. They said I was looking at up to 2 grand for a new timing chain.
Having read the world famous Gonella thread, I thought I'd shop around, so I called up the wonderful Anna of Day & Whites and immediately knew I was talking to somebody who knew their stuff and wasn't going to mess me around. Long story short, £5000, because they would replace all the other parts that were removed in the process.
Now, £11000 for a 3.2 SV JTS Q4 on (now) 49,000 seems a high price to pay.
What are all your thoughts on what to do? Should I sell it and try again? Or go with just the chain? Or the whole nine yards?