Hey guys, can anyone advise me on some faults on the 2.4 as I just got one...want to have it looked over by alfa dealer, just want a heads up on problems????
appreciate it =]
appreciate it =]
I have the 10v, which i am loving so far!
cheers for the feedback, i have the wishbone knocking problem...
also sometimes when i put my foot down it seems like the clutch is slipping or something...????
with your faults take it back to trader for them to put right:thumbs:through a trader (not alfa)
id have a 10v over the 20v anyday. my mums was great, sounds better too, and the gearbox and drive shatfs arnt made of cheese:lol:122,000 miles on our 2002 2.4 10Valve 150 SW. It going in for its second cam belt change tomorrow, and is having a water pump just as a precaution. The original is still fine. The clutch take up is high, but I think they are all a bit like that, and anyway its bound to be worn at 122k really
Repairs: 1x DM front crank pulley, two upper wishbones, thermostat, battery, handbrake cable...and apart from that, just normal servicing and a previous cam belt change 60,000 miles ago, one set of brake pads, three sets of tyres, three sets of windscreen wiper blades.
What more can I say, except that Alfa did what it does best...'upgrade' the car with the 20valve engine and turn it from reliable to unreliable....just typical.
Ours uses a very small amount of oil between services. Not enough to even raise a yawn.
The 2.4JTD 10 valve has quietly earned itself a reputation as being one of the better Alfa packages to own in overall terms. Its a great car. Just make sure its maintained properly and you will love it.:thumbs:
enjoy away, there not that bad, i just prefer the 10v, and its gruffer engine note:thumbs:I know, it was a Thesis I was looking for in the beginning (having had a Kappa before), but I passed on it because of the 10v (damn 25 bhp extra in the 20v which I rarely use anyway) and of the rarity factor, making it far more difficult to maintain properly here... The insurance cost was not negligible either, about double compared to the 156. Well, I guess if I'm stuck with my 20v then I'd better enjoy it.
Diesel pump and turbo failure are not unique to Alfa. They are a regrettable feature of all modern day high tech, high fuel pressure diesel engines. I certainly dread either one going as its serious hole in the pocket territory whether you keep it or scrap it.The fuel pumps can fail, the sumps break easily if grounded and the turbos can disentegrate within 85,000 (known to be genuine) miles. From general feedback on these engines it would seem I've been unlucky. They are great when working properly but when the major components fail the replacement costs can be uneconomic. Mine may now be scrapped- not good for a 7.5 year old car.