Pretty fed up now of GTV probs! Not sure if anyone can advise/reassure!?!
Recently had the Cam belt replaced along with all the usual stuff and also including the variator.
Was very pleased all seemed well, car ran great etc then noticed after a few days that the car was leaking a fair bit of oil on the drive so after a quick post on here looked as if may have been the cam cover gasket leaking!
I took the car in got it sorted and all I thought would be OK!
Anyway when I started it up at the garage straight away I noticed that the idle was very rough, the car seemed to shake! I was that keen to get home after already having to go back once I convinced myself that "give it a quick blast and it will be fine!
Been 2 weeks and its still there! the car drive fine when going along and Ive just done a round trip from West Mid's to Manchester with no problems OTHER than the Rough Idle juddering!
So today took the car into a different alfa specialist (seemed excellent) and they diagnosed it as 'Cam speed sensor failure' or words to that effect!
So on their advice I rang the guy who had replaced the cam and subsequently sorted the oil leak who is said it wont be the Cam speed sensor and it is more than likely the timing so if I bring it in he will adjust it for me!
Heres my questions! (Thanks for reading this far!)
1.Now am I being paranoid but will this have done some untold/unseem damage to the engine in anyway?
2. Is it safe to drive?
3. Why is the timing out after sorting the oil leak on the 2nd visit? It was absolutely fine after the actual cam belt change!?!
THANKS TO ANYONE WHO IS BRAVE ENOUGH TO READ THE WHOLE POST!
Any advice would be much appreciated!
One more question!
4. Why on earth do we drive Alfa's!?!