Pistons and Variator Urgent
Against everybodies advice I bought a 2003 Alfa 147 1.6 Tspark Sportivo with 21500 miles last Thursday. My friend had a look at it yesterday and opened the oil lid in the engine while the car was running, and oil came splashing out in what he called "blow back" from the engine. Is this normal or is this due to excessive piston wear? Also when the engine is idling, a diesel noise comes in for about 30 seconds every few minutes. Is this normal or does this mean that the variator is bust or something else? 1 more thing: Should the dealer that sold me the car have ensured that the timing belt etc were changed when they serviced the 147 before selling it to me? I read here that they need to be changed every 36kmiles or 3 years.
Many thanks for any help!
Last edited by jward; 15-07-07 at 12:40.
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