Odly, can't find the answer to this on the Fiat forum, but what is the cambelt change interval for a mk1 sporting 1.2 16v? Alfa ownership has made me very paranoid about such things!
DO'H:lol: i thought all fire engines were non interference, ah well, i stand corrected:lol::thumbs:The 16V 1.2 FIRE engine is an interferance engine, so if the belt snaps it will bend valves.
The 8V versions are not though.
That reminds me I need to do the one on the Bravo which has the same engine. You are meant to lock the cams like on an Alfa and fit the belt with all of the pistons at the same height in the bores.
There is only one cam pulley which is on the exhaust side, and the inlet cam is connected to it with a gear.
i was given one too, for arguning with a mod, the threatened to ban me if i didnt stop arguing with, via pm this by the way, so wasnt hurting anyone else, he was a turd, the "copper" one with the red uno, or a white one anyway, i hardly go on now after that.I have posted on the FF, I must admit. However I rarely go on there since I was given an unjust infraction.
For posting a for-sale ad in the wrong place they infracted me for it. :lol:
I don't want to be part of a forum like that and asked to have my account deleted but they wouldn't do it for me.
I think it can be, but the gurgling only started on ours when I drained the coolant and fitted a new thermostat.isn't that gurgling a sign of inpending HG failure,which this engine is prone to doing?
mine does it a bit at start up at 3k revs or so, but disappears when warm. I can never seem to get the air out to go away, so I leave it, doesn't seem to do any harm or get worse.
OK, thx for that, I did a stat change last year, will give it a go this week :thumbs:I think it can be, but the gurgling only started on ours when I drained the coolant and fitted a new thermostat.
After plenty of bleeding it finally went and the car has been ok for the last 8000 miles so i assume the HG is ok.
If you park the car facing up a hill when you bleed the coolant it can help get more air out.