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duemila
post 28th November 2019 13:39
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My 145 cloverleaf has failed the Mot on front chassis rust and a bit on the inner wing, I'm not sure I can save her.my mechanic doesnt think it will be worth saving.The engine is faultless with 92000 miles, and has been my everyday car for the last 12 years, the interior has got the Alfa scripting all over, but the passenger seat has a 5p size hole in it. Not sure what to do any ideas people.
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post 28th November 2019 20:27
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My 145 cloverleaf has failed the Mot on front chassis rust and a bit on the inner wing, I'm not sure I can save her.my mechanic doesnt think it will be worth saving.The engine is faultless with 92000 miles, and has been my everyday car for the last 12 years, the interior has got the Alfa scripting all over, but the passenger seat has a 5p size hole in it. Not sure what to do any ideas people.


That's a tough one. We've all been there.

But honestly- what will it cost for another car?

I'd get it fixed. Get another mechanic! Or find another garage to do the work.

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post 28th November 2019 20:40
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That's a tough one. We've all been there.

But honestly- what will it cost for another car?

I'd get it fixed. Get another mechanic! Or find another garage to do the work.


Thanks Dante, the mechanic is not the issue, its a big job and I will be looking at 8-900 quid and more rust to deal with next year, the rest of the car has been faultless in 12 years and I've kept it going as long as possible. I paid the car a grand and have probably spent 7 over the years, at this point it will be of value only to someone whos hands on, its got a stainless exhaust, new suspension mounts, new alternator and there has to be loads of other parts that can help keep some others on the road, I'll have a large drink and a think.
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post 29th November 2019 13:41
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QUOTE(dante giacosa @ 28th November 2019 20:27) *
That's a tough one. We've all been there.

But honestly- what will it cost for another car?

I'd get it fixed. Get another mechanic! Or find another garage to do the work.


That's a tough call.

One other advantage of getting it fixed is that you'll know what else needs doing - whereas getting into another car that's more than a few years old is always a risk.

So even though it will be an un-economic repair in terms of the 145's value (and let's face it, that applies to practically any repair on a 145/146) - it could make sense if the car otherwise meets your needs.

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post 29th November 2019 14:01
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QUOTE(JeremyG @ 29th November 2019 13:41) *
That's a tough call.

One other advantage of getting it fixed is that you'll know what else needs doing - whereas getting into another car that's more than a few years old is always a risk.

So even though it will be an un-economic repair in terms of the 145's value (and let's face it, that applies to practically any repair on a 145/146) - it could make sense if the car otherwise meets your needs.


I know what you mean Jeremy and its the conclusion I came to every other time for the past 12 years, this time the rot is quite bad on the front chassis I might just be making a sentimental choice rather than the right one, its the longest I will probably own any car other than my classic and it's served more than well, will do some more thinking, but am starting to think its become a very good donor car.
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post 30th November 2019 12:03
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Right sorry boys but the car won't be saved if anyone wants a good donor car let me know, the engine has 92000 miles cam belt done 5k ago, its had 22 oil changes, I put new rear discs, shocks, alternator, and top suspension mounts about the same time. I will put it on ebay probably but would rather someone can make use of it to keep another one on the road.
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post 30th November 2019 22:14
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QUOTE(JeremyG @ 29th November 2019 13:41) *
That's a tough call.

One other advantage of getting it fixed is that you'll know what else needs doing - whereas getting into another car that's more than a few years old is always a risk.

So even though it will be an un-economic repair in terms of the 145's value (and let's face it, that applies to practically any repair on a 145/146) - it could make sense if the car otherwise meets your needs.


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post 3rd December 2019 19:53
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If anyone has any interest in the car or any parts I can easily get off just let me know, I have listed it on ebay but doubt there will be much interest and I won't be keeping it long before it goes to probably scrap, I know its a big shame but I have little parking and I need a replacement car. I've loved every minute of driving a 145 for 12 years but I have to move on.
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post 3rd December 2019 20:58
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QUOTE(duemila @ 3rd December 2019 19:53) *
If anyone has any interest in the car or any parts I can easily get off just let me know, I have listed it on ebay but doubt there will be much interest and I won't be keeping it long before it goes to probably scrap, I know its a big shame but I have little parking and I need a replacement car. I've loved every minute of driving a 145 for 12 years but I have to move on.

Decent looking motor, hope it gets saved.
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post 4th December 2019 10:40
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post 4th December 2019 13:12
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alfa-Romeo-145-C...mEAAOSw6NVd5re4

By the way - do you have any pictures of the rusty bits?

(The car looks great, by the way!)

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post 4th December 2019 14:15
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Alfa-Romeo-145-C...mEAAOSw6NVd5re4

By the way - do you have any pictures of the rusty bits?

(The car looks great, by the way!)


Hi Jeremy,

Unfortunately I don't I should have got some at the MOT centre but at the time, I was in the mind it may have been repairable, it's badly gone under the front chassis and needs the radiator support doing, my mechanic was pretty sure to do a good job it would need a lot of dismantling of the front end, you guys probably know better than I do, and even if he looked after me it was going to be very expensive. I've had a lot of interest through ebay surprisingly so it may live to see another day yet. I've attached a couple of photos of what I can see but most of the rust is underneath either side of the engine, I'm not sure of the exact name but the bit the water bottle bolts onto

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