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"It failed on the headlight aim being too low on both lights, missing mounting on the exhaust. excessive play in the trailing arm pin/bush and excessive CO after the 2nd fast idle"

Hopefully nothing a hammer and some gaffer tape can't fix :lol:

I expect the headlights are fairly simple to rectify (or is there something that often breaks?)
Exhaust mounting and suspension bush seem straightforward.
Excessive CO - lambda sensor?

Oh, and the aircon doesn't work and the engine rattles like a diesel. But hey, I expect it will be a good introduction to the mechanics of a 2.0TS :)
 

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Wouldn't it be funny if the low lights was due to the regulator being set for a heavy rear load... :rolleyes: Could also be that it's stuck in that position. Have you checked?
 

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Good luck in getting is sorted :thumbs: ... how much did you pay for it??
 

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Haven't got the car yet so no idea about regulator motors. As for how much I paid - too much :lol:
 

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P reg (presumed 96) and 112k. Some history including cambelt at 82k. Owner knows a bit about Alfas as he reckons the diesel rattle is the variator.

I've already bought new genuine variator + belt tensioner, just need to start collecting the rest of the service/MOT fix parts. Oh, and collect the car of course ;)
 

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Good luck - '96 is one of the first and at 112k it will need some stuff.

Good that the cambelt was changed at 82k - next change at 118k. However if the variator needs changing now then that's gonna cost at least £500.

Rear suspension bushes are always worth a look - does the rear end "clunk" - is there a bit of wear on the inside of the rear tyres? If the answer to both is "No" then great. If not - another £500.

Aircon - if all of the controls work - fan, vents, hot air, then the news is good and bad. Good because it is just an aircon problem - bad because that could be expensive - best case scenario - £100 or so for a recharge.

Headlights - not a problem - I have never met anybody who has ever used the electronic beam adjustment other than just to aim at a wall, turn the knob and say "oh so that's what it does". Just manually adjust them and forget.
 

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So, after gathering some new parts - variator, balance belt, tensioner + some Powerflex bushes - it turns out the owner has lost the V5. Purchase cancelled!

No Alfa but hey, I've got some nice shiny parts :)
 

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Can you wait for him to get one through from the DVLA???
 

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Lost V5 means nothing,Get a bill of sale and check for outstanding finance,that should be enough to sort the sale
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Appreciate that, just not in a position to wait 6 weeks to get the V5 in my name. The plan was to MOT and sell it asap (see below).

Can you wait for him to get one through from the DVLA???
I could have done but something better has landed in my lap -
1 owner, 70k TS W reg, £1000 spent in Feb 08 - £2300. And it's two doors away:)

Just need to raise a grand in the next 10 days. I sense an ebay frenzy coming on..

I'll keep y'all posted;)
 
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