The heart transplant
Ever since I bought my '04 1.8TS in January last year, the clutch has been on its last legs - even so, I have done close to 40.000km! I had already started purchasing parts last autumn, including a nice TTV Racing lightweight flywheel. Then I got to talking to a fellow Alfaholic of mine, who's got a few unused 156s sitting around.
The thing is - mine consumes a litre of oil, every 2.000km - and that's running 10W60.. So my friend ended up giving me an offer I had a hard time refusing, on a complete car, with a 2.0TS CF2, that have only done around 75.000km. What's not to like?
Sure, it'll be a heck of a drive-way job, to pull an engine, and I will have to buy an engine crane.. But it should hopefully also mean, that I get my car running for another 4-6 years, at least!
I have created this thread to keep you all updated on the process.
I picked up the car on Thursday afternoon, and started doing a bit of dismantling yesterday. There's still a long way to go, but I'm hoping to have it done, by the end of Easter.
'04 156 1.8 TS, sportpack lowering, BMC filter (V6 intake), CF2 exhaust w/Remus back box
Personal Best Lap Times:
Circuit Park Zandvoort
- 2:37.89 ('05 Fiat Punto 1.2 8v @65BHP)