On Alfa number 15
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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Re: The big jobs - What are they?
Oil cooler is the same as on the coupe.
The 3.0 GTV also uses a dual mass flywheel which is expensive, and most people replace it with a solid item from a 156 V6, and I think a GTA clutch. So chech the clutch is ok. IIRC the conversion costs around £700 fitted at a specialist.
Front suspension is pretty much the same layout as the coupe, so budget for lower arms, drop links and maybe top mounts+bearings.
The rear suspension is better than the TS, as it is rose jointed. You do need to listen for clonking though, as well as rusty rear spring pans.
You will never be cool driving a Vauxhall.