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166 - Engine Failure - Help!

Hello there!

I have a Alfa 166 2.0 Lusso which I love and have owned for 3 years (it is 4 years old). Last week the engine completely siezed and the garage have had a look and are quoting 3k to fix. They are saying that something has gone wrong with con rod, camshaft, piston area and shattered the engine block etc

The car has only done 44k miles and there was plenty of oil so it seems like a major fault.

I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice or have expereince of whether it is worth approaching Alfa to get financial assistance for the repairs even though it is out of warranty?

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welcome to AO dude...sorry to hear of your problems


i would imagine you could have a case as long as you have maintained her properly, meeting all service intervals and using OE parts...at the very least, its got to be worth a try


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Re: 166 - Engine Failure - Help!

...and don't pay £3k for a new engine if it comes to it!

Many independant specialists will charge half that to fit a recon or second hand engine.

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Thanks - I think I am going to give them a call and see what happens!
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I will bear that in mind - thanks!
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Re: 166 - Engine Failure - Help!

Hi - I just noticed you are in Liverpool. I am in Manchester. Do you know of any Independent SPecialists in the North West area I could try. Thanks.
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Re: 166 - Engine Failure - Help!

Unluckily (or luckily for me) when I had my Alfa I didnt need to go to a specialist for anything major.

There are a few suggestions in this thread (Decent garage in Wigan area).

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Welcome to AO
sorry to hear of your dilema
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