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Newbie Alfa Owner, worrying Engine noises!

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I am new to this site and relatively new to Alfa's in general, I bought my first a few months ago, its a (53) 147 1.6TS Lusso. I love the car and wish I bought one sooner..

I have a few worries about engine noise though, I have no idea what the TS motor should sound like so am hoping some of you experienced chaps can help me out.

I bought it from a reputable dealer and have a 2 year platinum warranty, here are a few issues I have concerning the motor.

1, on cold starting it sounds like diesel for a second or 2
2, it sounds a little bit diesel-ish all the time, has a slight diesel like rattle, maybe cammy, just louder than I would expect.
3, constant whining noise which increases with rpm, sounds like a tight belt.
4, when warm and setting off sometimes a metal to metal binding noise can be heard from the clutch, I can change the tone with the pedal, not there when cold or hot, just warm.

I have had it back in for a week but they told me nothing was wrong with it, since it wasn't an Alfa dealer I am not realy happy that they are familiar with the TS.

Do any of the descibed noises seem abnormal, I have heard peple say that the TS motor is a noisy one.

Thanks for any comments, Dave
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Re: Newbie Alfa Owner, worrying Engine noises!

Welcome to AO, Dave

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Re: Newbie Alfa Owner, worrying Engine noises!

ah double posting..welcome again dude..see your other posting for my advice

 
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Re: Newbie Alfa Owner, worrying Engine noises!

Couldn't find your other post, the diesel noise is most likely the variator. The advances/retard your timing at various rpms, like honda vtec. When variators go, you will loose a little power, get the diesel noise, but wont cause any damage.

The whining and clutch do sound worrying though.
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