Hello everyone. I recently purchased an Alfa 33 with a 1.5ltr boxer engine. The car starts straight away and works fine. Though I just have a few queries and would like to have a direction. As if they are normal and there is nothing I can do about them, I wont be worried. If they are issues, they how may I please tackle them?
1) At times, the gears do not go in. Now this is very random. At times they go in like a charm, at times they dont. But I cannot replicate it by doing some specific action (or at least I dont think I can)
2) Also, at times whilst driving and I just change gear, i hear the gears sort of crashing and making a sound. I am assuming that this is the synchromesh. But also, does it rarely. Anyhow, is this a big hassle to change if needed?
3) Last but not least - and one which utterly annoys me! This usually happens when I am going up a hill. And most probably more when its cold. I'll be on 2nd with a good amount of revs and suddenly, i feel the car losing revs on its own. Sort of it not getting any fuel. I then put it into 1st gear and floor it and it sort of takes it. Though when i stop on the hill (as i live on a hill), the car still tends to make that noise thats it about to stall and it revs itself. The thing is that this doesnt always happen. but its annoying especially if you got cars behind you.
Another thing it does, on flat road, I will be driving along, as soon as i give it more gas, it sort of 'lags' and then takes it all at once.
Im thinking that they might be the plugs, or the fuel pump. Anyhow, I currently not in the position to spend money
So was wondering if someone who has experienced the above may at least put me in a direction where the issue is most likely to be at. I am sorry that I cannot provide further detail, all of the above happen when it feels like.. It got a character of its own and thats why I love it
I just wish to understand it more! Or to correct any mistakes I am doing.