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Need a GTA engine - anyone know where to get one

Hi all,

Unfortunately, my 147GTA sucked up some water in the floods while going through a puddle a couple of weeks ago. Broke a rod and did a fair bit other damage, just to the engine.

Insurance company have contacted Alfa Romeo who are going to supply a brand new engine, which is great, but they can't give us any idea when it will arrive.

Anyway, I wondered if anyone knew of anywhere in the UK that may have one available, as the insurance co are prepared to look at alternative sources.

Anyone have one on the shelf?

Any help much appreciated!
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Hi Rob

I possibly have one, please give me a call in my office tomorrow.

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Hi all,

Unfortunately, my 147GTA sucked up some water in the floods while going through a puddle a couple of weeks ago. Broke a rod and did a fair bit other damage, just to the engine.

Insurance company have contacted Alfa Romeo who are going to supply a brand new engine, which is great, but they can't give us any idea when it will arrive.

Anyway, I wondered if anyone knew of anywhere in the UK that may have one available, as the insurance co are prepared to look at alternative sources.

Anyone have one on the shelf?

Any help much appreciated!

Not got an engine for sale but I'll buy it as it stands with a broken engine....
 
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Cheers guys!

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If the insurance company had written it off I would have bought it back and got it sorted myself. The insurers are only prepared to put a new engine in it for me, which I really can't complain about, but I just want it sorted!
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be vary wary. we suspect this advert to be a fake.
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Re: Need a GTA engine - anyone know where to get one

Just a suggestion, but if your insurance company can't find a new 3.2 V6 then why don't you ask if it is possible that they buy you a 3.0 V6 24v from a crashed GTV and then get it stripped, bored out to 3.X and rebuilt.. Worth a shot
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Cheers guys, had word from the insurers that they have been in discussion with ARUK to see if they can get a date for a new engine. If that comes to nothing tomorrow will start to call around.
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Re: Need a GTA engine - anyone know where to get one

RobF,

Good luck to you - I'd been on the waiting list with Alfa since June 2007 and they've not had a whiff.

They (the local dealer) gave me a pretty strong hint that it would be 'never'. No longer in production, you cant even get the con-rods any more.

I went the AD root - but if you don't want to Jano will supply and fit a standard 3.2 on an exchange basis for £3000+VAT and fitting. Bit more than the rest, but its the best place to go.
Plus you get to chose some nice extras while your there :P

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I think its the same has my engine isnt it? the 156 2.0 ts

i know some other alfa models have same engine ive got a 156 engine if thats any good.

seems to be abit common the conrods going even without the help of the floods!! ive come accross it a few times

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Did i understand that they are going to pay for a NEW engine?
If thats the case then wait, you might have been unlucky but if you manage to get one of the last arese v6 engines you should consider yourself very lucky. If i was you i wouldn't even consider getting a used engine.
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Trust me, he'll be waiting forever.
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be vary wary. we suspect this advert to be a fake.
I got a reply to a question about how the accident happened and how badly damaged was the bodyshell:

I dont know becuase I bought it from auction. yes the door frame needs to be replaced.

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Hmm ... what makes you think it's fake, OA? I can see he's bought the doors through Ebay.
 
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We'll see how things go today.

I want a new engine, but can't wait forever, so may have to make alternative arrangements. Have a fiat 500 coming in early April and I would prefer to be able to sell the GTA to fund that rather than have the money tied up in 2 cars.

Cheers everyone for help so far
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We'll see how things go today.

I want a new engine, but can't wait forever, so may have to make alternative arrangements. Have a fiat 500 coming in early April and I would prefer to be able to sell the GTA to fund that rather than have the money tied up in 2 cars.

Cheers everyone for help so far

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Is the new 3.2 in the GT's not an option

I know its not the same engine but i cant imagine its that much different is it?
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Is the new 3.2 in the GT's not an option

I know its not the same engine but i cant imagine its that much different is it?
NEW 3.2 GT?

Have they stuck the 159/Brera engine in it now?
 
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NEW 3.2 GT?

Have they stuck the 159/Brera engine in it now?
Not as far as i'm aware.
 
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Is the new 3.2 in the GT's not an option

I know its not the same engine but i cant imagine its that much different is it?
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NEW 3.2 GT?

Have they stuck the 159/Brera engine in it now?
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Not as far as i'm aware.
Well on that basis yes it will. Although I'm not sure if the GTA runs a different inlet cam.....

*wanders off to check eper.
 
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It would appear they're the same, so a 3.2 GT or 166 or GTV/Spider motor will drop in.....

Allthough there may be issues with different flywheels...
 
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Barry, you don't meant the new GM based 3.2 do you? Can't imagine that'll fit.

As for the 3.2GT's they're still selling, I've been informed these were built quite a while ago but are still being recently registered?
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Hi all,

Unfortunately, my 147GTA sucked up some water in the floods while going through a puddle a couple of weeks ago. Broke a rod and did a fair bit other damage, just to the engine.

Insurance company have contacted Alfa Romeo who are going to supply a brand new engine, which is great, but they can't give us any idea when it will arrive.

Anyway, I wondered if anyone knew of anywhere in the UK that may have one available, as the insurance co are prepared to look at alternative sources.

Anyone have one on the shelf?

Any help much appreciated!

https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/parts...ml#post1567369
 
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Thanks Chris - talked to Ned this evening!
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