Brisbane here i
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Re: Please help desperate GTV owner
Thankyou so much everybody for your support and advice and best wishes, i've owned my GTV now for 7 months after enduring Punto Sportings for the last 4 yrs ( all 3 were totalled so not destined for those! ), the warranty ( for what it was worth ) expired 3 weeks ago so im not covered. Just called at my local garage who;s owner is a lover of Alfas, he's picking my boy up on Monday and he told me ( after hearing what happened ) that it's most prob. the Head Gasket, I FEEL SICK. He also said that i would need a new cam belt and tensioners etc ( even though this was done by Alfa Dealer 10,000 miles ago...)...anyhow, the head's coming off, being skimmed and pressure checked....and he's phoning me Tuesday to let me know if it's repairable??....does this sound normal to you folks, i trust the garage but i dont wanna get ripped off cos my knowledge of AR mechanics is pretty limited....
You guys are fantastic.... never knew there were so many decent people out there!!