First post so be gentle
We bought our 1.8TS Sportwagon after looking for ages. Eventually bit the bullet when our faithful Mondeo Estate (don't go there) cracked the sump and left us stranded. We also own a Reliant Scimitar so I think it's the aesthetic
rather than the kinetic
we admire. The Alfa looks gorgeous, turns heads and, until recently, went like sh*t off a shiny shovel. It's been in and out of the garage for bits'n'bobs rather regularly but the latest one seems terminal
We had the timing re-done to be on the safe side, new spoiler fitted, electrics sorted out, oil and fliter change, plugs etc, etc....but....it was always losing/using oil - lots of it! Last week whilst driving in a spirited
fashion it lost 2/3rds power and wouldn't rev over 3000rpm. Mechanic now reports that no 2 cylinder has NO compression and little oil left in engine - until he digs deeper can't advise on cost/consequences. So, fellow owners, a couple of questions .... since T/Spark engines seem to be like hen's teeth and it looks like we may need one, can a 1.8 be swapped for a 2 litre and, if so, what else needs changed at the same time? Any advice where to source a good 2nd hand unit and any pointers for Alfa mechanics in NE Scotland?
I am aware that this may well be my first and
last post on this forum due to the costs involved in sorting the Alfa but I hope not - Jeez, I thought Scimitar's were bad enough to keep on the road!!
TIA chaps and as I get to be more familiar with these beautiful cars I hope to be able to input some helpful advice rather than just leeching.
Vorsprung durch spaghetti