Alfa 159 scrappage
I've been reading the forums in recent months looking for help and tips for our 159...
We've been having issues with intermittent power limiting of engine and insufficient engine oil pressure warnings for some months...On servicing with our local garage a few months ago, we were told they couldn't see anything wrong and so we pressed the issue further for them to then say there may be an issue with the EGR valve, so we had that cleaned out and had the oil pressure switch replaced a few weeks ago.
Unfortunately the warnings continued to show and we were advised to get diagnostics run and so went to the Alfa garage on Monday to be told no errors were showing up but on inspection there was a considerable oil leak around the turbo. The next day the car lost power and made some dreadful noise under the bonnet and had to be towed to the garage.
Reports today are of major engine failure, probably from bearings after an oil blockage of some sort. A new engine is not a cost effective option and we're having to look at scrappage as unable to drive the car now. A sad day :-(
Just wondering what's the best way people think of doing this...Is anyone interested?! (Based Wirral, Merseyside)
Thanks for any thoughts...