Is three Alfas too
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: United Kingdom
Re: 166 3.0 lumpy idle
Thanks for the info. I did wonder about the engine stabiliser on the top. The car idles at approx 750 - 800 rpm according to the rev counter (not 900). It runs beautifully.
How do you know if the stabiliser has gone. I did notice a little movement in the rubbers on idle. Should this be completely rigid. I would of thought you would have to allow a tiny amount of movement.
Appreciate any advice as I'm sure the engine is running fine.
Also, when you turn the engine off, there is a funny sort of rattle sound. Could this be part of it? It could be me, but this seems slightly quieter if you hold the clutch pedal down whilst turning off.