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bang gos my engine

hi everyone ' i am looking for help ' i bought a w reg gtv 2.0 ts lusso in november last year every one told me to not buy alfa romeo but ' theres something about them i love so hey i thought what the hell ' anyway had the car 6 wks and it when BANG big time. i thought the belt had snapped ' as the car had coverd 55k and would be due a change soon' anyway turns out my car through a rod which managed to punch a hole through the block' it dumped its oil and just about every thing that could of went wrong in the engine went wrong ' pistons valves rods crank etc etc ' basicaly i need a new engine ? can any one help or point me in the right direction please ?

oh' i am located in hertfordshire' the cars in north london.
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hmmm, this happens sometimes.. I would wreckomend a New engine, not second hand, as you never know where they have been, its expensive, but worth it i say. plus you get a good waranty indtead of none!!
Any specialist should be able to bag you a crate engine and fit it, whilst keeping the alfa warrenty
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This engine would prolly fit if your really stuck:
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Talk to Lisles of Hitchen they will be able to get you a re-conditioned engine direct from Alfa (italy) for about 3.5K

speak to Richard or Darren on 01462 443970

They are a good outfit...I have had no problem with them.

A better dealer than most...from some of the horror stories on here.

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what about Jamie Porter in Royston? Or there is a specialist in Codicote (I think?) could they not find and fit an engine for you?
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Look on ebay, do a search on Alfa Romeo, there's a breaker in Birmingham listed. Of course with buying a second hand engine there's a risk, but so there is when buying a second hand car.
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First, my sympathies...

Now, what to do? Depends how deep your pockets are, really, and whether you're thinking of keeping the car long-term. In all honesty, I don't see the point in spending 3.5K on a car that's only worth that....get a second-hand engine that you can hear running first, fit new belts 'n' tensioner before fitting, total cost less than 1k.

(HINT) don't ask for a GTV engine - you'll be asked around 800 - whereas ask for a 155 16v and it'll be more likely 450. The only difference is that the 155 engines have an extra couple of sensors for oil level and temp.....but most people don't know that and a lot of my fellow breakers (not a pop at anyone on here!) are a little more concerned with a big profit than a happy customer - tho to be fair I can't buy a GTV to break anywhere near as cheaply as a 155, so if you really want a GTV lump you'll pay for it.

And before you ask, no I haven't got one, sorry.....and I really mean that, I'd LOVE to sell you one.

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Sorry to hear about engine.....I am indread of that myself (like we all are)

I recently bought some parts for a 2000 (W) Spider from a breakers in Newcastle. Very good service

Might be worth a try.

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Give David Thomas Garages (Alfa Specialist in Codicote) a ring and Speak to David. He should be able to help you. His No is 01438 820288.

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if you go for a reconditioned unit from alfa these are in fact bran new, so worth bearing in mind.
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Heavy, presume you didn't buy from a garage otherwise it should be covered by a warrenty.
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