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    SportsMaserati.com Moderator 2b1ask1's Avatar
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    Until recently I had no idea where it was going, I could do 1,000 miles and not use a drop then off the dipstick in the next 100 miles! More recently I see plenty of 'haze' behind me under hard acceleration with occasional puffs of more cloudy stuff, the variator is knac.... and a good deal more wrong with it but whilst it is still driving and pulling my tools around I'm going to keep thrashing it!
    Newton 2b1ask1

    Wife, five kids, house and two Italian cars to support….
    Or
    Newton’s fourth law of motion: With sufficient acceleration from an applied force acting upon a mass (workload), two or more working days can be condensed into one. A+F/ma = £

    Present:
    2005 Maserati GranSport
    2017 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air
    (others non-mentionable: 2003 Volvo XC90 T6 workhorse, 2009 Toyota Aygo [wife and kids really], Frankenvan - 2008 Peugeot Partner crew cab van 3008 6-speed graft [still non-running at this time but on the list to finish soon])

    Past:
    2002 Alfa 156 2.0TS Sportwaggon Selespeed - Sold for parts
    2016 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air Lemon car taken back by Alfa UK
    2003 Maserati 4200 Cambiocorsa Stolen - now with new owner on the forum
    2016 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air Stolen

  2. #112
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    Given its history of a broken cam belt before 50k, I suspect oil starvation is also in the very early history, I've changed the bottom end shells as they were done for, I suppose it is a Friday engine...
    Newton 2b1ask1

    Wife, five kids, house and two Italian cars to support….
    Or
    Newton’s fourth law of motion: With sufficient acceleration from an applied force acting upon a mass (workload), two or more working days can be condensed into one. A+F/ma = £

    Present:
    2005 Maserati GranSport
    2017 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air
    (others non-mentionable: 2003 Volvo XC90 T6 workhorse, 2009 Toyota Aygo [wife and kids really], Frankenvan - 2008 Peugeot Partner crew cab van 3008 6-speed graft [still non-running at this time but on the list to finish soon])

    Past:
    2002 Alfa 156 2.0TS Sportwaggon Selespeed - Sold for parts
    2016 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air Lemon car taken back by Alfa UK
    2003 Maserati 4200 Cambiocorsa Stolen - now with new owner on the forum
    2016 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air Stolen

  3. #113
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    Sat in it today with the engine running and suddenly noticed steam out of the bonnet and the temperature gauge off the scale!!!!!

    Ooops, I forgot that when I started to change the air con rad last weekend I'd disconnected the fan and thermostat before realising I needed to remove the bumper and go in that way. I had just forgotten to reconnect them.

    Oh well these things happen, It will be about right when I fill it back up fully later, 2 litres so far but still bleeding air out as the steam has condensed.
    Newton 2b1ask1

    Wife, five kids, house and two Italian cars to support….
    Or
    Newton’s fourth law of motion: With sufficient acceleration from an applied force acting upon a mass (workload), two or more working days can be condensed into one. A+F/ma = £

    Present:
    2005 Maserati GranSport
    2017 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air
    (others non-mentionable: 2003 Volvo XC90 T6 workhorse, 2009 Toyota Aygo [wife and kids really], Frankenvan - 2008 Peugeot Partner crew cab van 3008 6-speed graft [still non-running at this time but on the list to finish soon])

    Past:
    2002 Alfa 156 2.0TS Sportwaggon Selespeed - Sold for parts
    2016 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air Lemon car taken back by Alfa UK
    2003 Maserati 4200 Cambiocorsa Stolen - now with new owner on the forum
    2016 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air Stolen

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    Came back from Morocco to find Jeanette had parked my Alfa at the top of the road under a tree...

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    Newton 2b1ask1

    Wife, five kids, house and two Italian cars to support….
    Or
    Newton’s fourth law of motion: With sufficient acceleration from an applied force acting upon a mass (workload), two or more working days can be condensed into one. A+F/ma = £

    Present:
    2005 Maserati GranSport
    2017 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air
    (others non-mentionable: 2003 Volvo XC90 T6 workhorse, 2009 Toyota Aygo [wife and kids really], Frankenvan - 2008 Peugeot Partner crew cab van 3008 6-speed graft [still non-running at this time but on the list to finish soon])

    Past:
    2002 Alfa 156 2.0TS Sportwaggon Selespeed - Sold for parts
    2016 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air Lemon car taken back by Alfa UK
    2003 Maserati 4200 Cambiocorsa Stolen - now with new owner on the forum
    2016 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air Stolen

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2b1ask1 View Post
    Came back from Morocco to find Jeanette had parked my Alfa at the top of the road under a tree...

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    Ouch!! I would go nuts if that were mine!!
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  6. #116
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    It's just the workhorse but It does upset me a bit, thankfully the Mas is tucked up in the garage under a cover...
    Newton 2b1ask1

    Wife, five kids, house and two Italian cars to support….
    Or
    Newton’s fourth law of motion: With sufficient acceleration from an applied force acting upon a mass (workload), two or more working days can be condensed into one. A+F/ma = £

    Present:
    2005 Maserati GranSport
    2017 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air
    (others non-mentionable: 2003 Volvo XC90 T6 workhorse, 2009 Toyota Aygo [wife and kids really], Frankenvan - 2008 Peugeot Partner crew cab van 3008 6-speed graft [still non-running at this time but on the list to finish soon])

    Past:
    2002 Alfa 156 2.0TS Sportwaggon Selespeed - Sold for parts
    2016 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air Lemon car taken back by Alfa UK
    2003 Maserati 4200 Cambiocorsa Stolen - now with new owner on the forum
    2016 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air Stolen

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    Got to service the 156 this weekend (an oil change at least).
    Newton 2b1ask1

    Wife, five kids, house and two Italian cars to support….
    Or
    Newton’s fourth law of motion: With sufficient acceleration from an applied force acting upon a mass (workload), two or more working days can be condensed into one. A+F/ma = £

    Present:
    2005 Maserati GranSport
    2017 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air
    (others non-mentionable: 2003 Volvo XC90 T6 workhorse, 2009 Toyota Aygo [wife and kids really], Frankenvan - 2008 Peugeot Partner crew cab van 3008 6-speed graft [still non-running at this time but on the list to finish soon])

    Past:
    2002 Alfa 156 2.0TS Sportwaggon Selespeed - Sold for parts
    2016 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air Lemon car taken back by Alfa UK
    2003 Maserati 4200 Cambiocorsa Stolen - now with new owner on the forum
    2016 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air Stolen

  8. #118
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    Well my time with the 156 is coming to an end at the end of the month; the MOT is due and I cannot make the mam maths workfor the MOT, easier to get a new motor at the moment.

    If anyone wants it as a project or parts donor let me know, it has a good set of leather (black) seats, most of the body is in good fettle, good wheels, recent Selespped gearbox replacement (< 40k miles on the box) and much more besides...

    So a quick PM would do.
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    Newton 2b1ask1

    Wife, five kids, house and two Italian cars to support….
    Or
    Newton’s fourth law of motion: With sufficient acceleration from an applied force acting upon a mass (workload), two or more working days can be condensed into one. A+F/ma = £

    Present:
    2005 Maserati GranSport
    2017 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air
    (others non-mentionable: 2003 Volvo XC90 T6 workhorse, 2009 Toyota Aygo [wife and kids really], Frankenvan - 2008 Peugeot Partner crew cab van 3008 6-speed graft [still non-running at this time but on the list to finish soon])

    Past:
    2002 Alfa 156 2.0TS Sportwaggon Selespeed - Sold for parts
    2016 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air Lemon car taken back by Alfa UK
    2003 Maserati 4200 Cambiocorsa Stolen - now with new owner on the forum
    2016 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air Stolen

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    It is listed on fleabay today...
    Newton 2b1ask1

    Wife, five kids, house and two Italian cars to support….
    Or
    Newton’s fourth law of motion: With sufficient acceleration from an applied force acting upon a mass (workload), two or more working days can be condensed into one. A+F/ma = £

    Present:
    2005 Maserati GranSport
    2017 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air
    (others non-mentionable: 2003 Volvo XC90 T6 workhorse, 2009 Toyota Aygo [wife and kids really], Frankenvan - 2008 Peugeot Partner crew cab van 3008 6-speed graft [still non-running at this time but on the list to finish soon])

    Past:
    2002 Alfa 156 2.0TS Sportwaggon Selespeed - Sold for parts
    2016 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air Lemon car taken back by Alfa UK
    2003 Maserati 4200 Cambiocorsa Stolen - now with new owner on the forum
    2016 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air Stolen

  10. #120
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    Didn't sell so I'm probably going to break it, any interest in a near perfect leather seat set, carbon console, leather wheel, wheels, selespeed gearbox (< 40k on it) or anything else let me know.
    Newton 2b1ask1

    Wife, five kids, house and two Italian cars to support….
    Or
    Newton’s fourth law of motion: With sufficient acceleration from an applied force acting upon a mass (workload), two or more working days can be condensed into one. A+F/ma = £

    Present:
    2005 Maserati GranSport
    2017 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air
    (others non-mentionable: 2003 Volvo XC90 T6 workhorse, 2009 Toyota Aygo [wife and kids really], Frankenvan - 2008 Peugeot Partner crew cab van 3008 6-speed graft [still non-running at this time but on the list to finish soon])

    Past:
    2002 Alfa 156 2.0TS Sportwaggon Selespeed - Sold for parts
    2016 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air Lemon car taken back by Alfa UK
    2003 Maserati 4200 Cambiocorsa Stolen - now with new owner on the forum
    2016 Alfa Mito 850 Twin Air Stolen

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