Three years, two kids, one wedding, a camper van and a new house and it looks as though OKO (ph2 TS) is finally going back on the road!
She had a new recon engine (fitted by Monza) at 100k, just before hibernation and all else (with the exception of possibly rear bushes) was in A1 condition.
She's been garaged for a couple of years on an old set of rims, then sat on the drive for the last (New house no garage
). Regularly moved, run up to temp ever now and then, had a new battery which has sat on a conditioner at times and had her 17" teles refurbed back to their original beauty.
The only issues I've noticed to date is a light ticking sound from the engine bay (manifold has been mentioned), the sunroof has just started to let a little water in (note must stop playing with it) and scrubbing the rust of the breaks.
She's going in to my local trusty mechanic (not an Alfa specialist) for a MOT / look over to see what might need attention. I'll also give Monza a bell for a little after sales advice seeing as they swapped the engine.
I'm not planning huge millage but need to make a 120 mile round trip once a week. Unfortunately I'm no mechanic but I'm aware (by the revised Alfa dealer book) belts should be changed at 3yrs.
What else should I prep before using her as a daily driver? Any wisdom will be greatly received.
Touchwood, look forward to seeing some of you out and about