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We have previously had in a 159 2.2 with the engine management light on diagnosing the fault as a stretched timing chain.Unfortnately the customer has carried on driving the car until it started to run badly and lost power.The stretched chain is now so loose it has jumped teeth and the engine is not timed up correctly.Luckily no internal damage has been done but still a costly repair.Everyone thought chains would last and would never need changing but we are seeing more and more cars that need timing chains.

159 Timing chain so loose it saggs

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A great turn out of cars on a nice summers evening.A good selection of classic and modern Alfa's with the first outing for the new Wessex section gazebo.Thankyou to Nigel and Denise for the usual faultless organisation and to everyone who came and made it a great night.

Pictures from the event if you keep reading...
Tonight is the Red motori sponsored Show and shine at the Langton arms : light hearted evening with the first 40 Alfa's being given a "goodie bag" and prizes being given to the best car's...
A good turn out of cars and stunning weatherSome pictures from Beaulieu facebook page.

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More information on how serious they are about the weight of the new 4c:
Just a reminder its Simply Alfa Romeo at Beaulieu on sunday - see you there :
A fresh import from Japan,one of the cleanest and most original examples weve ever seen.These cars are now appreciating in value very quickly and are very sort after....

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A nice looking car in for pre mot check over....
Today we have a 105 Spider in for work,the clutch pedal will randomly be lost resulting in not being able to select gears.This is a common symptom of a fault with the hydraulic system,further investigation showed...

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