Timing Belt skipping after 11k
This is just great! After a top job, 11,000km later and the belt slips when the engine was cranked. Before that the fuel pump failed! How could this happen?
Result - 8 bent intake valves. Another top job again! This time I went ahead with a total overhaul of the engine.
This is the advice from local Alfa gurus. Change the water pump with every 2nd timing belt change. Any comments?
I cannot figure how it happened as it just slipped about 4 notches. The smooth side of the belt had a slight tear and 2 of the teeth of the belt was ripped slightly on the far side facing the cam-belt cover.
My variator is making diesel sounds when starting (but not in the morning) but it will go off after about 8 seconds. Is this a cause for worry? Will it seize the cam and therefore rip the belt?
I love the car but these are the instances when I just want to blow it up with C4!
Besides setting me back financially, really setting me back like fix the car or 3 meals a day, flip a coin that sort of thing, there's this huge frustration and my temper is off the roof nowadays.
See what a car can do to a man!
Crap, here's the bill! Suppose I should be glad it is not in Euro!
Angry, frustrated, fuming Alfa owner