Hello from Dubai to be exact!
I'm not quite an Alfa owner yet but I registered here in the hope of some advice on a GTV i'm about to make a deal on. Great forum by the way, was browsing through the buying guides but havn't what I need, so here is my question for you mechanics out there.
I've negotiated a great price on a '98 GTV V6 24 valve. It's completely original with 2 owners - 129,000kms FSH from dealer.
Problem is as follows:
I expected this thing to pull like a train but... I currently drive an Omega V6 and it is noticably quicker off the mark and torquier than the GTV I drove. I felt heavy vibrations from the engine at idle and it felt like it wanted to cut out (very low idle speed -500rpm). It basically felt like it had as much power as 1.6 Lancer.
Are there any common faults with these engines that can cause a huge power loss, low idle speed and general rough running of the V6?
The speedo and sunroof wasn't working either but I can't imagine this would be that difficult to fix, the engine worries me a bit though.
Let me know your thoughts because I want to seal the deal this week as long as I feel confident I can fix the probem.
Thanks and apologies for the opening hello post being a tech question, but I really want this GTV!!