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Failed Giulietta engine

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Have been an Alfa fan for a long time, previously had a 146ti, then a brought a golf (mistake!). Recently brought a new Giulietta 2.0 Jtm-2 140bhp and had only covered just under 2000 miles, before the car was taken back to the dealer by the AA Thanks for the scratches on the car AA!!!

A water pump failure and idler wheel breakage caused the cam belt to slip and hence damage to engine. Dealer had car for a week and stripped engine down and replaced all tappets or valves, water pump and idler wheel.

Had car back and drove down to france, but soon realised engine not right. Car seems to struggle in 5th & 6th gear in low revs with poor MPG. Car has gone back to dealer and engine is in bits again, dealer confirms that system keeps acknowledging there is a fault but they can't as yet find it. They have been communicating with Alfa Italy technical division to try and resolve it. It has now been another week without our car and i'm becoming rather annoyed and frustrated that we have had to go through this after buying a new car. It feels like we have a second hand car now

Has anyone else had the same issue?

Could someone please let me have an email or tel no: for Alfa Customer Service
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Mechanical items go wrong, even "new" mechanical items. I'm sure all is being done that can be done to get your car as good as new asap. Just hang in there (I take it you have a courtesy car?) and I'm sure all will be resolved to satisfaction in the end
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Sorry to hear about your Giulietta, hopefully it'll be resolved soon.

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Thanks for the contact and words of comfort guys! yep have a courtesy car...Lancia ypsilon with a chrysler badge on!
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Originally Posted by C.I.M. View Post
Insist on a NEW engine, your entitled to it.
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Originally Posted by C.I.M. View Post
Insist on a NEW engine, your entitled to it.

Insist on a new replacement car not a fixed "we don't know how to fix it car"

They have tried to fix it, you have done 2k with nothing but problems

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I have just had my 2011 Giulietta water pump replaced at 21000 miles after it developed a high pitched squeak!
On removing the cam belt cover you could see the belt making its way off the sprockets as the water pump bearings appeared to have collapsed, making the belt run on a camber. Just so lucky to have caught it before engine damage?
The cam belt replacement wasn't due till next year according to service book......
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A lady at my daughters Nursery has a 2.0 Giulietta Diesel, and I noticed that something didn't sound right when she drove off yesterday.

I will mention it to her if I see her next week, as it did sound like a tensioner/waterpump issue to me.

Those cambelt/pump change intervals are too long.
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My TS collapsed its water pump bearings.

I'd go for a new engine, not a "fixed" engine.

AA should repair your paint if they scratched it. Contact their Complaints team.

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I strongly suggest

Go for a new mechanic.
Seriously if they can't tell you what's wrong they don't have a clue of the engine,
it's no magic you know? I they start changing parts like monkeys they are not qualified to work on that engine.

I had a dealer telling me it's normal that my oil pressure waring would come up during cold start, he even claimed that
FIAT specialists were looking at the car and it would be all ok.... probably a wireing foult (which they of cause could not find...).

Well i went to a different dealer, had the oild pressure manually checked.... gues what?
0.2 Bar at idle which is about 10 times lower than it should.
Oil pump replaced error gone. Those basdards would have me drive that car till the engine would eventually desintegrate ... as everything is all right.... seriously go change the dealer!

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