Its not a car its a
tax on love
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Yorkshire
Something fell off my engine...
My cars in the bodyshop at the minute, so I cant go and check it. Disturbingly, something fell off on the way there, wondered if anyone knew what it might be cos its giving me sleepless nights....
It was roughly in the dead centre of the engine bay, not reachable by hand when trying to reach it. It was a piece of firm wire, (like wire coathanger) in a long narrow 'u' shape, the arc of the 'u' trailing on the floor with the other ends of the wire apparently attached to something on or under the engine bay. It was trailing on the floor and i heard a metallic scraping sound so looked underneath. Am 90% sure it wasnt a foreign body. Anyway, perhaps stupidly, I carried on driving as I had a 80 mile journey to make to the body shop....
During this drive the wire thing hit a catseye or 2 and ripped itself off. When slowing down there still seemed to be light metallic rattling when driving at low speeds and you can here the noise bouncing off walls if you have the windows down. My paranoia tells me the rattling increased with engine speed but this may be my head playing tricks.
Car has been in bodyshop 2 weeks now and Im due to pick up this week. Worried about the drive back and any serious damage I might do by continuing to drive it. Anyone got any ideas what this might be???
Ph2 GTV: Nuvola Blue, 3.2 engine, Alfatune map, Alfaholics exhaust, GTA 330mm Brakes, Tarox, Bilsteins, BMC CDA airbox, Q2 diff, GTA clutch & flywheel