drinking from the
green pump again;-)
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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: United Kingdom
I run a 3.0 V6, more or less the same as the 3.2...
MPG on short journeys= horrendous
a run yesterday to bristol and back ( around 200 miles) returned a repsectable 34 is mpg..combined around 28, so liveable.
you will need camlocks specifically for it, i have done ''several'' TS cambelts and wouldn't tackle a V6 one , way to much to go wrong.
the 3.2 seems a bit more prone to rear bank HG failure mostly because of the manifold cats, ( not sure if this applies in SA) but can be addressed with CF2 manifolds or custom ones from wizard or alike.
cambelt is not 36k or 3 on the v6, that is for the TS, its 5 years and 72k, i would revise it to 4 years and 60k for safetys sake as a snapped cambelt or failed water pump in a V6 would cause catastrophic damage.
when cambelt is done, idlers tensioners and water pump need doing at the same time.
as its a GT, likely other jobs will be upper and lower front wishbones, as a start, expect some other bits...budget 20% of purchase price for the local Alfa specialist to get it ''up to scratch''
I would also do a compression test before buying a V6, if you are in a position to do so.
It's Busso time ..