wondering what to
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: North Yorkshire
Re: Failed Head Gasket! Help!
hi, Pud, sorry, its the 2.0 TS, 2000 reg. i have been in touch with Italauto, who break Alfa's and recon engines. they seem to think the problem stems from the piston rings, they mentioned something about post-2000 model 2.0 TS engines having a problem with them going, leading to overheating with piston melting and gasket failure. "Meltdown" was the word used.
the "mayo" isnt just a bit, the whole plug port on cylinder one was full to the brim with water and mayo...spark plug completely submerged. Strangely enough, my coolant level is normal though.
the car is now booked in for collection, for either a full recon engine fitting, or a rebuild of mine. £1150 is the price, not including collection.
While the car is there, im gettign a couple of cosmetic bits done too, drivers front wing needs replacing, and passenger door does too.