Hello and help! Alfa 159 2.2 JTS top end noise
Hello one and all,
I'm down under, in Cairns near the pointy tip of northern Queensland and I have just purchase (at great local expense) a 2008 ***** 159 with a four cylinder 2.2 normally aspirated engine.
It is stunning to look at and is designed to move primarily my wife about in some style.
And I just realised this is the wrong place to post tech stuff so Hi from me and I've edited this post and will cut and paste it into the right place.
However I have a little issue (maybe) that there seems to be a god awful rattle/clatter coming front the engine. It seems to be top end,valves? it is there form start up but either disappears when the engine is revved hard or I just can't hear it.
I'm no expert but so was hoping someone might have had similar issues the car is has done 85k KM which I think is about 52K miles. I've been busy searching this forum and the we but the only recurring theme is timing chain, nothing about valves or tappets etc.
I appreciate anyone whoas experience with the=is engine with top end issues, I am having the car serviced as it has been over a year since the last service, but not up to the mileage. I worked that with long service gaps and previous short journey history the oil has clogged up and starved the head of quality lubrication (of course I'm now paranoid with a mildy annoyed wife) any thoughts most welcome.
Last edited by AusDavid; 12-10-15 at 11:22.