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Alfa Romeo 145 - 146 Forum _ Twin Spark Engine Only Oily Stuff _ Help ! Why does my 145 sound like diesel ?

Posted by: JeremyG 7th January 2019 15:11

QUOTE(crediblethreat @ 7th January 2019 14:22) *
Hey there mate thanks for the reply.

My car is not overheating no..the temperature needle goes at 90C and it doesn't go higher than that never..that's normal i suppose?

Also, how can we know 100% that the variator needs to be replaced..? I mean, my financials are pretty medium to low at this moment so i don't wanna spend money without making the job done.

Thanks in advance guys i'm really a noob with this car smile.gif

No worries - the clattering sound on startup is classic sign of a variator fault.

If your mechanic has another reason to think the head gasket has gone then all well and good - but if he is making this decision based on the clattering sound, then he is most likely wrong!

If in doubt - do you have access to an Alfa specialist who knows these engines? You don't want to be left with a damaged engine, or to be spending money unnecessarily... so perhaps an expert opinion is the best way to go.

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