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A friend of mine who breaks Alfa's has offered a black 145 2.0 cloverleaf to me for £350. I haven't seen the car for a while but I remember it was in good condition when I last saw it. I have read through a few of the buyers guides and am completely unphased by the problems due to already owning a couple of 156's. What do you reckon?

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It depends on what condition it is in, and if it needs any work doing.
 

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If your local to me when I get down south then I'll fix her right up for you for the price of parts and a few crates of lager.
 

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My misses bought my 146Ti for wait for it £200................:D it's got service history up to 80,000 miles it's in very good condition & I'm well happy with the car.......:thumbs:

 

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If your local to me when I get down south then I'll fix her right up for you for the price of parts and a few crates of lager.
Thanks, I really appreciate that. You must be an enthusiast! I live in Essex mate so when I get it, if there is anything wrong i'll give you a shout. I always fix my own cars but Ive never had experience changing a cambelt and variator on a twinspark.

The car will be in pretty fair condition. I don't intend to sell it for parts either, I just want a fun little run about as opposed to a 1 liter Corsa C.

The only thing it will need is a new variator but that will be replaced when its cambelt time.

As I said my mate owns a breakers for just Alfa's so spares will be very cheap!

Thanks for the positive replies, I think I may well go for this!
 

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Thanks, I really appreciate that. You must be an enthusiast! I live in Essex mate so when I get it, if there is anything wrong i'll give you a shout. I always fix my own cars but Ive never had experience changing a cambelt and variator on a twinspark.
That's ok, \i know it's a fair trek from Essex to Swindon, but I am always willing to teach others on the art of correctly replacing cambelts and variators, I always advise the balance and aux belt tensioners and idler to be done at the same time too, this way you know the setup is tip top.
 

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That's ok, \i know it's a fair trek from Essex to Swindon, but I am always willing to teach others on the art of correctly replacing cambelts and variators, I always advise the balance and aux belt tensioners and idler to be done at the same time too, this way you know the setup is tip top.


you dont fancy a trip to grimsby aswell do you i have a v6 thats needing a new cambelt :cheese:
 

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Too far past "The Gap" for me (and way too far south atm) I'm affraid. Plus I have no need to go to Beverly now so I shaln't be in the area.
no worries think i have it sorted now found a mechanic that has a fair bit of alfa experience just around the corner he is gonna do cambelt an water pump etc

on the plus side he also owns a 156 2.5 v6 which he has just done so if he wrecks mine i will just steal his :lol:
 

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Disaster! Disappointment strikes again....It has been sold! Never mind though, from what I saw of it I didn't like. Paint was awful, it was black and looked like someone had used sand paper to polish it. Ah well. I'm on the look out for another 156 saloon 2.4jtd.

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Like Smaky said though, the engine is worth more than £350 on its own. But that depends on how many miles it has done.

It may also be worth buying as a cheap hack to keep the miles off your main Alfa.
 

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im running around in a £400 ebay cloverleaf. 6 months mot, a bit of history and some fuel in it for that price. i fitted a black momo interior that i got for 120 and its absolutely fine 4 months on. it'll never be the prettiest thing on the road but for that money its a no brainer. it'll still have a value as spares/repair when it fails the MOT !!!

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I already have a Corsa C for a run about, just wanted something quicker.....you could tell it was £350 believe me!
 
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