Cento per cento del
cuore di sport !!!
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Long time no post.......
The 166 2.5 is running well right now, I'm averaging 800mls a week to and from work, driving from Scotland to Tamworth on a Monday and the return leg on a Thursday night.
I have found a great mobile mechanic in Tamworth who is willing to take on every job I throw at him and he's cheap, he even does the cambelt change for £120 + The Parts.
Ok so recently I have had the groan of a wheel bearing going, so I went ahead and had the front two changed OUCH they ain't to cheap, that has not resolved the issue however and it would seem that it could be the rear offside ........... this has been compounded by a horrendous squeal from the same corner, but it did it for 320 miles on Friday so it's quite alarming, brakes are spot on, discs look clean and were new 4 months ago so I'm at a bit of a loss, has anyone had similar brake/hub/bearing issues ???
All toll the car is munching the miles in her stride, she should though, the engine has only covered 58k mls, the rest of th car having done 113k mls (i'm expecting other issues due to this combo).
Oh and issue number 2 which is a tad alarming too, when i sit in 5th on the mway for a couple of hundred miles it's stuck there when i go for forth, once it releases it takes a while to loosen off, I've had the box oil replaced with the right semi synth but to no avail, again calling on anyone who has has a similar issue, not sure if it's heat related or if it's a cable issue or even a box mounting, any suggestions welcome. The box is fine on local runs it's only on extended m/way runs, thats why I'm thinking heat build up
Thanks in advance for any help.