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Iv been without my GTV for nearly a week now and the Metro is getting tiresome!

Anyone any ideas on this?

I retardly forgot to put my oil cap back on after refil on a 300 mile drive and ran dry. Was ok but the next morning it was squeaking.

Garage took it apart and relubed everything and said the squeaking had stopped.

it kinda did but started again.

I took it back and they have had it since Friday.

First he through it was the coils as they were full of oil so he replaced.

The it wasnt transferring enough power so he took it to an auto electrician who recommended the lambda be changed (even though this was done as part of the MOT) apparently it had been replaced with a universal lambda rather than the Alfa one.

His diagnostics now say its a mechanical fault but having taken the engine apart he cant find any problems with it.

I dont think he knows what he is doing!!

Should i take it somewhere else? im going to have a look at it this afternoon to see what he has been doing. the Garage is HR Fast Fit in Jesmond.

I need it by Sunday
 

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You took your GTV to a Fast Fit? He has taken the engine apart????

Do not be surprised if he's unable to put it back together again:rolleyes:

Sorry to hear about your problems, but can you say why, on this God's green earth, did you entrust your GTV to a non-specialist outfit???

You are either extremely brave, or extremely foolish. Like oil and water, they never mix:eek:
 
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My god! i echo Spider95's words! arent fast fit just the same as kuick fit? ie they just do tyres and exhausts?even in my experience when i have been there for a tail pipe on an old escort they didnt know jack! i really hope he can put it all back together for you....

I wouldnt necessarilly always take mine to a specialist but i do know garages locally who my parents and me have trusted for years. If you live in a little village the local garage is usually the best place as they will care for your car. Thats what its like with my garage.Family friends too.. But get it out of there,he cant fix it becasue he doesnt know what hes talking about.Your already changing parts that dont need to be changed....
 

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if indeed you have left it at a fast fit bobby, then i would take it out asap.

there's a specialist alfa garage on the West Road (on the left as you're going out of town, just past the tesco garage), it's called Lyles. some people think he's ok, some don't, but at least they're an independent alfa garage. (their hourly rate is a bit on the high side).

after a 'low oil event' you really do need a good alfa specialist.
 

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Hey guys

thanks for getting back to me.

HR fast fit is not a kwik fit kinda place - just sounds like one.

Its a guy who i have used for a while -though im not sure im impressed with him - just went there because it was the most convenient and he fixed it the first time for £30, which i thought was ok. Its a proper garage though to be fair not an alfa specialist

Im going to see where he gets to today and then i might have to put it into lyles
 
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