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  1. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Just received a call from my mechanic stating that my engine has ingested a swirl flap and it's lodged itself in the head. He's recommending just swapping the engine out as there are some bent valves but I'm swaying more on the side of getting the damage fixed by a specialist. Is this the right...
  2. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    2007 JTDm 1.9 CF4 147 I was accelerating hard through 2nd when there was a hesitation at about 4k and the traction light bliped on just as i went to grab 3rd. I stopped accelerating and could hear a tappeting sound coming from the engine... i thought i may have busted a driveshaft or cv joint...
  3. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    What a bottomless pit of money my Spider really is:cry: Knocking from the front = new lower arm needed (last done 3yrs/15k miles ago, although with non-OE parts I suspect). Rattling from exhaust = Ragazzon rear section collapsed internally. 5yrs/40k miles old, so in a way I cant grumble too...
  4. Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Dropped my car off at the local specialist tues morning with a suspected diff failure. Tues. night rang to see if it was and was told it hasn't been looked at yet. today at 4pm i thought i'd ring back and see. was told he thinks the clutch has parted or rather thrust bearing has gone through...
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