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GTV V6 24v - Bin or re-build?

Something broke or temporarly seized in my motor, which has broken the cam belt (belt was 14 months or so old, and has only done about 8000 miles, and looks to be in perfect condition, apart from the tear).

Is it worth re-building or just stump up for a re-con motor? or

Just buy another GTV and break mine?

Any of your thought's would be greatly appreciated.
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Rebuild!

You'll have too keep it though as you wont get your money back.

It would be as good as new though
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Depends what broke inside the engine.

It would surely be cheaper to re-build it yourself than to get a re-con one though?
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rebuild it yourself, its not that hard ?

I'd love to rebuild a v6 just for the fun of it. I am serously thinking of rebuilding mine again just for the fun of it. lol
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If you like I'll help you out, I've just finished rebuilding one which refused to turn over by hand with the plugs out, gearbox off and timing set perfectly. Turned out to be a small pie of broken off carbon in the #1 cylinderwhich was just enough t prevent it passing #1 TDC, but it would rotate 359' back the other way.
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Something broke or temporarly seized in my motor, which has broken the cam belt (belt was 14 months or so old, and has only done about 8000 miles, and looks to be in perfect condition, apart from the tear).

Is it worth re-building or just stump up for a re-con motor? or

Just buy another GTV and break mine?

Any of your thought's would be greatly appreciated.

It depends on how bad the damage is. V6's are not a cheap rebuild, they're not like a t-spark. If you're capable I'd take it apart and make make an informed decision from there.
 
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Cheers for your advice geezers - I've made up my mind to buy another cheap GTV to use while I re-build the motor.
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hiya, im currently gathering the courage to embark on a gtv v6 rebuild.

how did your project end up going for you?

what did you find was wrong?

any photos...?? would be a bonus
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Unfortunately - as I suspected it would, the car has become a project that is now gathering dust The engine is sat on a bench, but not stripped. - And the GTV TS I bought to run about in has been written off and the LPG conversion on my 156 is causing all sort's of issue's at the moment So looking for another GTV!

But my friend has just stipped and re-built a 3.2 V6 - I'll ask him if there are any pitfalls
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Unfortunately - as I suspected it would, the car has become a project that is now gathering dust The engine is sat on a bench, but not stripped. - And the GTV TS I bought to run about in has been written off and the LPG conversion on my 156 is causing all sort's of issue's at the moment So looking for another GTV!

But my friend has just stipped and re-built a 3.2 V6 - I'll ask him if there are any pitfalls
this is not the sort of encouragement i had in mind
that is alot of alfa for one man to take on.
hope you find a nice gtv...im gtv mad atm.
just bought a second one for a project and i will be inspecting the contents on the sump first and pick a direction from there on the rebuild.
cheers for the reply
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I've written a few threads about v6 rebuilds (see links below). They are fast becoming an uneconomical repair due to the cost of replacement parts and gaskets.

Alfa Romeo forum: GTA / V6 Cam Belt Guide

Alfa Romeo forum: Another V6 rebuild ( GTA ) snapped belt

Alfa Romeo forum: Knocking 3.0 V6 Strip down (Dead) 56k!

Alfa Romeo forum: New project car

There are other threads about other cars that went together without hicoughs, the 166 was a right pita because I didn't want to spend the money on it.
 
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it is seeming to be that way. i guess i must be at the under experienced, enthusiastic begining...waiting for reality.
oh well im having fun atm.
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this is not the sort of encouragement i had in mind
that is alot of alfa for one man to take on.
hope you find a nice gtv...im gtv mad atm.
just bought a second one for a project and i will be inspecting the contents on the sump first and pick a direction from there on the rebuild.
cheers for the reply
This will be the tenth Alfa for me

1 No. Alfasud Ti.
1 No. Sprint series 1.
2 No. Sprint series 2.
1 No. 75.
2 No. 916 GTV's.
1 No. 916 Spider.
1 No. 156 Sportwagon.

When the V6 went bang, I looked at a company called All things Alfa (01642 616129) at the time a re-build ran from 1595 to 1795. I didn't use them, so I don't know what reputation they have got, but if you Google 'All things Alfa' there are several links back to this forum regarding them.

Good luck
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