Newbe - Alfa Romeo Forum
You are currently unregistered, register for more features.    
Introduce Yourself Again... No technical questions in here

Thread Tools Search this Thread
(Post Link) post #1 of 13 Old 04-01-08 Thread Starter
Status: -
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 3

Member car:

Alfa Romeo 156


Hi to all. I have taken over from friend 1999 Alfa 156 2.0TS in december last year. He has spent about 4000 pounds over a two year period with the Alfa specialist in Johannesburg, South Africa fixing various problems and servicing the car. In December 2006 he went for a short trip, day after the service, and after 150km the engine lost the power and started emmiting thick black smoke. As he asked me for help I have towed the car to my place and had a brief inspection of the engine. It looked very strange but it looked as the engine did not have oil changed for a very long time. With the help of another friend who is very experienced professional mechanic we opened the engine and found that it siezed as there was not an oil change done for at least two years. Further more we have discovered few dozen missing nuts and bolts, minor parts, trimmings etc. I have taken the car, restored the engine and moved the car to Cape Town. Slowly I am fixing bits and pieces in order to restore it to the full working condition. I am driving it to work every day and I must admit, it's great performer and real fun to drive.

Last edited by BigFoot; 04-01-08 at 09:33. Reason: Inappropriate language
rajko@iptv-net. is offline  
Sponsored Links
Status: Still Happily Married..........
AO Platinum Member
dpat's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: United Kingdom
County: Cheshire
Posts: 32,403
Images: 20
Re: Newbe

Welcome to AO
dpat is offline  
Status: The BSD says konnichiwa
Global Mod Team
BigFoot's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Italy
County: Milano
Posts: 113,594
Images: 14
Re: Newbe

Welcome to AO

I removed the last bit of your post as this seems to deal with a dealer and the forum rules indicate that 1) this is not the right lounge to post about dealers and 2) no slagging off is allowed, and one should only post reasonably about their experience with dealers.

Thank you for your understanding.
BigFoot is offline  
Status: Making Ron Jeremy look small !
AO Platinum Member
howell811's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Virgin Islands (British)
County: -
Posts: 26,529

Member car:


Re: Newbe

Hello Rajko, don't worry about BF, he edits everybody !!!

Users should be allowed to post about any experiences with dealers good or bad !
howell811 is offline  
Status: Spider's ready to go!
Global Mod Team
classicgal93's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Canada
County: British Columbia
Posts: 59,036
Images: 2
Re: Newbe

Hi and welcome to AO, sounds like you've put a lot of work into this car. Enjoy the site.
classicgal93 is offline  
Status: Zoe FTW
AO Rosso Alfa Member
baby278278's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: Essex
Posts: 46,602
Images: 49
Re: Newbe

Hello and Welcome
baby278278 is offline  
Status: -
AO Silver Member
garry-graig's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Vatican City State (Holy
County: -
Posts: 3,419
Images: 4
Re: Newbe

Hi Best of luck,what's the weather like back home.Over here we are having cold wet weather,hasn't stop raining for 3 days.
garry-graig is offline  
Status: making daily raids across the border
AO Gold Member
alfaholic's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: United Kingdom
County: Surrey
Posts: 6,451

Member car:

6C 2500

Re: Newbe

welcome to AO
alfaholic is offline  
Status: -
AO Gold Member
rammy's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: burton on trent
Posts: 7,719
Re: Newbe

Hello and welcome to AO.
rammy is offline  
Status: i don't use fuelly
AO Platinum Member
nigelread's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: United Kingdom
County: Essex
Posts: 22,304
Images: 5
Re: Newbe

Hello and welcome
nigelread is offline  
Status: Standby.........
AO Platinum Member's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: United Kingdom
County: Durham
Posts: 15,637

Member car:


Re: Newbe

Hello and welcome is offline  
Status: It's the silly season
AO Gold Member
Dirk's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Plett
County: South Africa
Posts: 9,803
Images: 10

Member car:

V6 Sportswagon

Re: Newbe

Hi and welcome to AO
Great to have another SA member
Hope you get your car sorted
Dirk is offline  
Status: - Update
Posts: n/a
Re: Newbe

hiya and welcome to AO..

all the best


Go Back   Alfa Romeo Forum > The Alfaowner Experience > Newbie Area > Introduce Yourself


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome