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  1. 3.2 clatter

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Gtv 3.2 not run for 6-8 weeks fired up today lots of clatter from top of engine. Could it be oil drained from hydraulic tappets ? Any ideas?
  2. V6 clatter after long rest

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    replaced cam cover plenum with powder coated ones but car would not start. Traced to spark plug wires short due to insulation being ripe. Took a while so the engine has not run for 6-8 weeks. Started up and lots of rattling from engine. Could this be the oil drained from hydraulic tappets or...
  3. GTV clatter!

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi all, well I've been away an awful long time, years in fact, so long i couldn't remember my username, password, e-mail address that i set up the original account with. However I bought a 1998 Phase 2 916 GTV recently, now sometimes, on start up & especially as the engine gets warmer it almost...
  4. clatter tap tap tap

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Well after not using the Spider 2.0 ts due to a tapping noise from the top end and having sadly come to the conclusion it is not the top end making the noise i am coming round to the fact that it is probably the big ends making the noise as the head was completely rebuilt due to cam belt failure...
  5. clatter clatter

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    advice please (again!!!) just had an engine put in my 2.0l gtv ts, after my old one was starved of oil and cooked the bottom end. This engine struggles to start and when it does she sounds sweet on idling, but as i accelerate it clatters like hell and for some reason the handbrake light...
  6. Brera suspension clatter

    Alfa 159, Brera & 946 Spider
    Just bought a 56 plate 3.2 SV Q4 and despite a thourough test drive, I have noticed a clatter from the N/S suspension, front and rear, especially over speed bumps and the ever increasing pot holes around Nottingham. can anyone give me a clue as to what I should be looking for if I jack her up...
  7. GT JTDM 150 engine clatter when cold

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi folks. I have had my 2007 1.9 JTDM 150 GT for 2 years now, and i love it (just done 53k).:) When the engine is cold it SOMETIMES sounds like its got bad tappet clatter for about 2 mins, then its gone. It doesnt always do it though, changing the oil made no difference, and other...
  8. Start-up clatter

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Not sure if this is one I should be concerned about yet, but always nice to get a few opinions. When starting the car from cold, I get a tapping noise from the timing belt area, it lasts about 2.5-3 mins then disappears. I've checked various heat shields and manifolds, all appear tight, though...
  9. 1.9JTDM Clatter and whines.....

    Engines (TS, JTS, JTD & V6)
    Hi My 159 has been sounding a bit clattery of late (done 32k) and is noticeably more noisy inside the car especially when cold or at low revs, I read on Cloverleaf site there had been an issue with this which some people had had fixed under warranty, my cloverleaf memebrship does not seem to...
  10. judder & clatter - do I need new flywheel/clutch unit?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    I recently bought my 2004 156 Sportwagon 2.4 JTD, and have found that the gear change isn't quite as smooth as I would like, there is an intermittent judder when I put the power down in higher gears, and there's a bit of a rattle or light clatter on idle, even when the engine is warm. My...
  11. Top end clatter, not the variator...

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi all, I changed the cambelt, tensioners etc and variator on my car a while back , and there was a very slight ticking noise from the top of the engine when I had fitted the new parts. This noise gradually dissappeared. However its now 1000 miles since the job was done and my engine has...
  12. Suspension clatter

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi i have just changed both front anti roll bar drop links but still i am getting some clatter from the front off side suspension this happens mostly on lightly uneven road surfaces and is a clatter rather than a knock any ideas on what i should be looking at next?? :confused:
  13. Top end "Clatter"

    Alfa 155
    Right I know this is for my 146Ti not a 155 but you are nice, understanding people, right? I have finally reached the "turn key" moment following a lengthy and draw out rebuild on the 2.0 TS in my 146... Pretty cool, it started 1st turn once I had charged the battery but there is a loudish...
  14. Clatter. Tell me it's not the cam variator!

    General Alfa Discussion
    Hi all! My 145 sometimes rattles like a diesel on startup, but only for about 5 seconds. I'm hoping it's just (!) that oil has drained from the tappets while it was stationary - if so is this a cause for concern? :confused: I don't want to hear it's the start of something more serious...
  15. Engine clatter on start up

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Not started the car for about 3 weeks, but when I turned the key this morning the most horrendous noice came from the engine bay. It was as if a stick had been pushed into the cooling fan. I switched off, sat in shock for a moment, then tried again. Same noise, but almost immediately it started...
  16. Twin Spark Clatter

    Alfa 145 & 146
    We've recently bought a '97 145 Cloverleaf. We bought it off my father(who's just got a 2.0 147). I must admit to having a soft spot for the stunning design of the 145 as this is our third. I follows a 1.6Boxer and a 1.8TS. The car is absolutely fantastic in every way but I have noticed the...
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