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Looking for 2 litre twinspark engine - Ireland

Hey lads, friend of mine is needing a new engine for his 156. 2 litre, based in around Co Cork, not sure how much he would be willing to travel or if he cares about mileage on engine but if ye hear or see anything going then let me know on here please and I'll pass it onto him.
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Is his fooked. Maybe better recon his own at least that way he will know what he has. A second hand Alfa engine unless you know the history could be tricky.
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I think, but need to confirm his whole bottom end is goosed. Trying to get full details as I type.
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Pat might do a deal though

Cheers for the link Paddy.
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Just buy a whole car and take the bits you need. Lately I've noticed that its cheaper to buy a whole 156 than to buy an engine for one!
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u can get a decent enuf 156 for €1200 or even less these days, again u buy an engine and fit it you could have paid that much anyway
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What Mo said is the best idea.
 
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Would love to fit a 2.0 into the 147 as the 1.6 is not what I would powerful would i notice much difference though.
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It would make a huge difference, ~110bhp to about 140 to 150 is a huge jump.

This on the other hand is another world!
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that is some weapon too much work for me though. often thought of a 4WD 147 but from a brera 3.2 but hey that also seems like too much work but a man can dream!
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problem at the mo' is finding a 2lt ts that is not damaged most of them have suffered from oil starvation ~(no oil)
we ended getting a car from the north for its engine last time we needed one as we could not sorce
engine in south and then that ended up that it was screwed as well! we have about 5 scrap 2lt ts blocks and heads that are beond repair all have white metal burnt off bearings and big ends
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Yep unfortunately the 156 suffers more than most because it sold to non enthusiasts in big numbers. There's alot of cars out there that haven't had oil changes, never mind top-ups.
I saw one fail at Mondello last week and when I opened it up to have a look at the cams I found lots of floating carbon deposits and gunk and that typical smell of old burnt oil. At high revs the oil flow was likely restricted by one of these bits of crap.

I find that I'm buying the owner more so than the car when I go looking at 156s. I start by asking them to pop the bonnet, and then tell me what oil they use. It's amazing the amount of poeple who can't do either very easily.

But between asking the owner a couple of targeted questions, and have a sniff around the car, it is possible to pick up a good engine in a car for 3 to 4 hundred.
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I know that 156 that killed itself at mondello last week was bad form that it went pop.
 
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Yeah, sadly for the owner - nice guy.
I was passenger in it when it went, didnt go bang, but it did have some shell rattling going on in the engine so was best to pull over and get towed.
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