Living la vida loca!
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jul 2005
Re: How long do they last...
You'll be fine! Take it up to 300k miles, I dare you!!!
Mine did 250k miles and all it needed was a set of bearings in the gearbox (a grand's worth at K&L Auto's, London
). The engine has finally blown a piston ring but is still on its original head gasket and the timing gear is perfect! If I hadn't kept driving it like a looney it would still be OK I guess (bust the piston ring at 220 km/h) so just keep your top speed down and it should last a good 100k miles more!
164 V6 24v "Zender Alfa Sport"
Past glories: Sud 1.5ti, Alfetta GTV, GTV6, 33 1.5ti, 33 1.7ie, 164 3.0 V6, 164 3.0 V6, GTV 1.8TS, 156 1.6 TS, 159 2.4 JTDm QTronic.