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Alfa GTV 2.0 (Burnt Exhaust Valves)

I purchased an ***** Romeo GTV, it had done 18,000 miles. After 11 months of careful ownership and a 24,000 miles service by an Alfa Dealer, the car suffered total engine failure. The car was taken to an Alfa dealer who found evidence of early wear on number two & number three big end bearings, also the piston skirts are showing signs of early wear, number three cylinder in particular. Upon inspection of the cylinder head they found on number four cylinder a burned out exhaust valve. There was plenty of engine oil in the engine. When I bought the car, I was informed by a local Alfa Dealer to check the oil regularly as they were known to use a lot of oil, so there was no neglect on my part and the oil was topped up as advised. Unfortunately, I was told that the car was beyond repair and I had to have a re-conditioned engine fitted.

Help! Has this happened before at such low mileage?

I would be interested to hear your thoughts.
Thank you. Feeling really sad, they are such nice cars!
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Re: Alfa GTV 2.0 (Burnt Exhaust Valves)

Turbo Girl, I'm sorry to hear about your problems. It sounds as if the previous owner didn't take as much care as you, and run it low/dry on oil. Did you have a warantee when you bought hte car as you might be able to make a claim.
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Number two bearings are becoming a known problem...does indeed sound like the car was starved of oil at some point or it's had head work before you bought it.

Try PM'ing RGWM or Alan Alfa for engines.

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Hi Turbo Girl

My friends 156 V6 suffered burnt out valves in two cylinders and the 'stealer' blamed him also saying it was "because you use supermarket fuel" !! WTF ???

Some of 'em will spout any old sh1te to get out of helping you !!

Hope you get it all sorted soon !!
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You need to identify whether or not you have a valid warranty with the vehicle.

You need to identify whether or not they intend you to pay for the work or whether or not they are going to sub the payment as it is such a low milage car.

Where did you buy the car originally, alfa dealer?
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I purchased an ***** Romeo GTV,

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