Ok guys... i can't take it anymore!... some of you may know that my beloved GTV decided to give up entirely a week last Thursday
, now.... as i expected, a call from the garage in Manchester confirmed my worst fears...
1. The clutch has gone ( it was fine when it broke down! )
2. "The crankshaft is beyond repair, cannot re-grind it, you need a new one"
3. "The lobes on the cam have buggered so you need a new cam" ( not sure what this means? )
4. It's thrown a rod - i know the big end bearing shells were at least partly to blame
Ok... after being sick at work and teetering on the edge of a huge cliff today i have been advised:
It's not worth throwing money ( which i don't have! ) at the engine as it's "irrepairable", the mechanic has offered to look for a second-hand engine.
The thing is....this: I HAVE to sell my GTV, for the sake of my sanity/hair/fingernails. ONE DAY i will buy another Alfa but i need my car back and then its up for sale. 95000 miles and its beautiful, like new...except the engine was re-built 8 months ago when it had a new piston, rings, belts etc....
So guys and gals....ADVICE PLEASE.....what would you do??.... 2nd-hand engine?...sell?.... i'm at my wits end...no more driving my baby...no more admiring looks.... is it time for some therapy????