The Alfa TD engine is a very tough engine, very very strong indeed. I have
had the car now for 5 years and the only problem that it gave me was that it
blew one of the timing gears but luckily nothing happend to the rest of the
engine. I ordered the part from italy and withing a few days it arrived
here in Malta. I replaced the timing gear and all went fine.
As long as you give it fully synthetic oil there should be no problems. The
engine is so good that they even use them on Tractors!! that farmers use and
on large boats. There are the 4, 5 and 6 cylider version and all cylinder
heads and rocker shafs are interchangeable with ALL engines.
One thing i have against the engine is that it is noisy , but this is due to
the balancer which needs to be rebalanced. Then all will go good. But i
didnt bother to change it and nothing happened except that it is noisy. One
thing is for sure,,,, its a bloody fast car and very very torquey engine.
I f you cant find parts for it well think twice, but even so you can still
order the parts from italy, i have web sites that i can give to you for