Re: Simon East
Hi and thank you to everyone that has welcomed me to the Alfa forum. The whine in the gearbox of my 156 is not so much loud as annoying. I can detect it in every gear between 2500 and @ 3500 revs. It is especially annoying as this sits right in the middle of motorway 'cruising speed' - disappearing again at @ 80mph. The car has only covered 30,000 miles and is currently under warranty - though I doubt that the warranty would cover a whine?? This is my second Alfa - the first - a 156 2 litre JTS Veloce Speedwagon was a total disaster - I only owned it for 5 months before taking it back to the dealership - it broke down without warning 5 times - complete electrical failure - the last time was in a car wash!!
Oh well, undeterred I have bought another - I think I need might need therapy! BUT, the reason I have bought another 156 is obvious; they are beautiful, have 5 seats and go well. I have my fingers crossed this time.