My name is Ray and I am new to the world of Alfa Romeo. I have just bought a 1997 2.0 TS GTV, 106,000 with FSH. Cambelt has been changed twice, once at 41k and 2nd at 81k in 2009.
I only collected it yesterday (eBay punt), but have already fallen for it. The noise from the zorst is wonderful, assuming you can hear it over the Heat Shield rattle, I'll rip that out soon
Anyway, the main reason for starting this thread is because I have some questions if I may.
1st - There is a knocking noise coming from the engine. It sounds as if it has no oil in it, but it does. Could it be tappets? Is this an easy fix?
2nd - On the drive home yesterday, I noticed something stuck in between the seat and the gearbox tunnel. I pulled it. It was the Seat Belt/Air Bag switch. As such the Airbag light has come on and won't go out. I have reconnected the switch. Does this now need a Plug In fix? I am a plank, yes.
3rd - The washer jet tubes are Cable Tied to the wipers, looks ridiculous. Before I buy new ones, can this be rectified? Or are there small clips that always break?
Thankyou in advance,
Ray down in Cornwall