Expensive sounding engine noise
Hi everyone. Just registered having found this great site. Got a problem with my 156 2.0 selespeed - the engine sounds like the big ends are knocking at around 2000rpm when slowing down with no throttle. Got so bad its virtually undriveable. Is it likely to be the big ends or could it be something else? I am particularly disappointed because I have owned the car from new, it has less than 36000 miles on the clock, full Alfa service history, not mechanically abused and is in as new condition. I am very interested to hear from members with your thoughts and experiences as to whether or not it is likely to be the big ends or something a bit cheaper! Otherwise a great car. Still want to keep it after 8 years.
Any advise much appreciated particularly as I will be doing the work myself.