I am still debating the purchase of this 2000 Spider 2.0 ts. We had it on the lift yesterday, minor rust here and there, nothing to worry about I guess, but the engine under tray was pretty much shot, I just can't believe how low this car is
Any way, there appeared to be a transmission oil leak coming from some where, as this is a manual transmission, I am less worried. Time for a full inspection at the Alfa Romeo dealership!
As for the oil change, the darn thing needed a special key for the plug, which of course was not available at the quick oil change station
How worried should I be? Does it cost a bundle to change the engine under tray? The gas station attendant could not take it off, not his fault, some screws/nuts where not original, and one in particular, the at the rear left of the undertray, could not be unscrewed, there was no way to reach from behind and hold the nut!!! In the end they gave up and called it a day!!!!
Will get her in at the dealer, they are the only guys I would trust with a full inspection because I am sure they would want to maximize their profits.
Thanks for your input... Any one change their engine under tray? Why does the car need such a huge piece of plastic?