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Back to the land of the living again.....

So about a year ago, my beloved GTV died on me from a cambelt failure. Lack of funds meant that I had to leave it on the drive and buy a ``sensible`` car. So I bought a VW Bora diesel. Boy what a comedown. I actually have to plan overtaking manoevers a week in advance now!

I can't take it anymore and have decided to take the plunge and buy a recon engine (any suggestions where to buy one from would be most welcome) so that I can get behind the wheel again.

Hope to be back in the land of the living again soon...:-)
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Bizarrely Ive just been through the same dilemma myself…… My twinny has had horrific Oil consumption so its just been in Yapps to have all the leaky bits replaced. Anyway after chatting to the Tec about options if the consumption remains high (then its being burnt) The only options would be rebuild bottom end with new rings and head with valve stem oil seals. Or, buy a recon unit.
Option 1 came in at about £2K. So I called Massimo at Autostillo who recommended I talk to Roger at Peak Alfa.
It seams that reconditioned Twinnys are the preverbal rocking horse poo.

However if it's a V6 you need, Roger can help.

Anyway, it looks like a change from Selenia Racing oil to Selenia 20K along with new seals here and there have sorted the consumption issue. 500 mile test drive confirms no leaks and no losses…woohoo

Loving being back in alfa ownership!!
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