Mobile alfa specialist in Dublin?
Does anyone know a decent Alfa mechanic in Dublin who could drop out to my house and diagnose what my engine (potential) issue might be? Car drives fine but is on UK plates and currently uninsured or taxed. I need to know if the car is worth VRT'ing/NCT/Taxing/Insuring or just taking back to the UK as a project for someone over there.
Basically I have a tapping on start up that lasts for no more than three minutes, I was concerned it might be belts related so I popped off the belt guard and had a closer listen, and maybe it's coming from in there but it actually seems to be coming from the back cylinder head. Just below the airbox/plenum chamber seems loudest.....
Car had a top end rebuild at 63K (aux belt tensioner failed), along with new belts. 78K on the car now 3 years later. The work was done by an Alfa specialist in Essex.
Are there common issues with tapping from the V6's in general? I've heard that twinnies can be a bit clattery at start up, but haven't of heard problems with the V6's?
Anyway, it would be great to put my mind at rest one way or the other, so if you know of anyone (whom I would obviously pay), who could come have a listen and take a reasonable guess, I would be most appreciative. I'm based in Killiney BTW.