man you aint having much luck ! I'm intrigued how a naf release bearing caused your situation...............not saying its wrong just dont understand..............but yeah replace the lot while its apart.............did I read water pump should be replaced as well or that may be the v6 only but check and sorry to hear about your bad luck dude
Thanks fella, I guess sometimes poo happens but its all good the wife said we can keep my GTV until we have our first baby
party hard people
. The old girl is very lovable and she still has plenty off miles left in her and thats just the wife
. I will let you know how the clutch goes but Jamie my mechanic was more than sure it was the problem. If it helps you can hear something spinning loudly in the gearbox when you put the clutch down and then attempt to put it into gear (not a nice sound). This sound then goes when you take you foot of the clutch. The noise is not there when you just put your foot on the clutch, so Jamie said classic release bearing issue.
I always think it's not so much the car that deserves admiration, it's what the owner does with it that really shows their character. Someone driving a Maserati Quattroporte is quite likely to be a complete *****. Someone who takes the time to make their Alfa look special is probably a nice person.
You couldnt be more true my friend
. It gives me a lovely warm feeling making something old and abused new again.
I was leaning towards a coil pack fault myself - note that there are four coil packs, and one down will result in running on three cylinders. Although the smaller secondary plug in another cylinder won't be firing, that other cylinder will still have its main plug firing.
Pleased you raised this, which is the primary spark and then the secondary spark? as I understand it the twin spark doesnt fire all 8 together. Is the primary the coil pack spark plug or the more normal spark lead one?
Also does the spark plug lead next to each coil just pull off?
Just phoned the mechanics, they are just about to start on my car