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I have recently purchased a Alfa 147, it has had a new head gasket fitted, but unfortunately
it now sounds like a diesel car (even though its petrol!!) ie very nosiy. Also I have noticed the heater does not get very hot and takes ages to get warm.
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Hi

I have recently purchased a Alfa 147, it has had a new head gasket fitted, but unfortunately
it now sounds like a diesel car (even though its petrol!!) ie very nosiy. Also I have noticed the heater does not get very hot and takes ages to get warm.
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Petrol TS engine sound like diesel because of faulty variator normally.
Suppose 20TS engine we talk about.
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Hi Paula, Welcome to AO, Enjoy the ride, hope you get things sorted
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Welcome to AO.

One thing with the petrol 147s:

Check the oil regularly and keep it topped up.

As said, 147 tech lounge will have loads of info.
Keeping the oil topped up should reduce the clatter but the "variator" may need changing.




Did I mention checking the oil....?



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If the noise still occurs when the car has been running, then it's more likely to be something adrift with the valve timing, given that it's had a new gasket recently.

If it rattles for a bit just when you first start it.. until you blip the throttle a few times.. then that's the variator. It's a pity they didn't change it when they changed the cam-belt (I hope?!? ) given that it's had a new gasket recently.

The thermostat is the cause of the cool running/taking time to warm up. It's a pity that they didn't put a new one on there while they had the coolant out...given that it's had a new gasket recently.

Whoever had it before was a tight-ar5e. Check everything.

And keep an eye on the oil level.


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