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You know you have the bug when you start looking at Alfas on Ebay

Im looking at this one does the description sound as innocent or are there nasties lurking
its described as running on 3 cylinders
ALFA ROMEO 156 LUSSO SALOON CAR NO RESERVE FOR REPAIR on eBay, also, Alfa Romeo, Cars, Cars, Parts Vehicles (end time 11-May-08 21:15:00 BST)

what do you think is causing this, would like a manual one to teach my daughter to drive in
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It could be a coil pack spark plug etc, but if bidding I would prepare for the worst eventuality such as damaged piston or a blown headgasket.
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thanks for the reply symonh Il see what the voices say in my head looks like a few peeps on here have put a bid on it
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I know the seller and I was supposed to be buying it and I have not had time to go and pick it up, the seller is a really straight honest guy with an addiction for Alfaís, I bought a GTV from him a few months ago and there was Alfas everywhere at his house, he is not a dealer but just has a serious Alfa issue, needs counselling I think

As for the car, I think a good service and a set of plugs will sort it, possibly a coil pack. Often the plug holes get filled with oil when cheap skates donít change the cam cover gaskets when doing belts

I am sure if the seller knew it was more than that he would say

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40 minutes left, bids at £300, someone is gonna get a steal...
 
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its going to go higher , I should have kept quiet
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I was going to pay £600 for it, it would be wrong for me to bid on it now and try and get it cheaper than I was going to buy it for, I think it is worth that all day long

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im sitting here doing the sums , service, mot , tax and trip up the road from your place, plus flight down ......
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im sitting here doing the sums , service, mot , tax and trip up the road from your place, plus flight down ......
I was going to break it, leather trim, head, crank, cat, wheels, ecuís, etc, worth about 2k in bits. Buy it and save it, sell it to me when you have the best out of it. Good luck.

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I am not doubting you on this one Ned but generally cars that are sold as non runners are usually a lot worse than they initially appear. As if they were an easy fix, why didn't the seller fix it.

I have been caught with this before, a Certain cinquecento with a failed headgasket. After fixing it, I found lots of other issues that would have been obvious if the car had been a runner.

There are always exceptions though.
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I am not doubting you on this one Ned but generally cars that are sold as non runners are usually a lot worse than they initially appear. As if they were an easy fix, why didn't the seller fix it.

I have been caught with this before, a Certain cinquecento with a failed headgasket. After fixing it, I found lots of other issues that would have been obvious if the car had been a runner.

There are always exceptions though.
I think it would be a good buy form Simon if he wants a car for his daughter, if it turns out to be a bigger problem I will still buy the car from Simon on the seller

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oh well i couldnt type fast enough got outbid went to put in a higher figure and it ended
Ill keep my eyes out for another one

7 seconds to go typed in my higher figure which would have won it but by the time id submitted it was over gets the adrenaline going though

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oh well i couldnt type fast enough got outbid went to put in a higher figure and it ended
Ill keep my eyes out for another one
Donít worry there will be another one

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Im sure there will be quiet liked the idea of having matching black alfas , thanks very much for your input its been very helpful
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I got 'sniped' on eBay tonight too, proper annoying! My girlfriends laptop has the annoying habit of going back a page randomly, which it did as I was putting in a bid seconds from the auction ending..
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150246258352 ebay item number.
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did you not like the alfa mark ? you not long got it ?

btw if anyone spots one or knows of one for sale for reasonable money feel free to pm me , the driving lesson are costing me £25 a pop and my daughter has had 20 already and I want to supplement this with me taking her out to get more driving time , its pointless here driving the auto and Its not fair letting her try the hilux
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i got a chance earlier of getting a jaguar - so i hav decided to sell the alfa.
and hope the jag is still available next weekend
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I bought my last 2 alfas on ebay. both red 156's...

To say I got a bargain on the latest one (a GTA). Is an understatement!
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