The Alfa GT was based on the same platform as the 156, giving it genuine 4 seat capacity, despite the curvaceous lines. Some modern 4 door “coupes” have a lot less room in the back than this gorgeous looking 2 door. Although it does look like it has a Coupe boot it is infact a
The Alfa Romeo 156 is a stunning looking car, be it The original version designed by Walter De Silva, or the facelifted design as in this case, styled by Giugiaro. When it was released in 1997 Frankfurt Motor Show it was a sensation and went on to win the 1998 European Car of the Year
The BMW N55 is a turbocharged straight-six petrol engine that began production in 2009. The N55 replaced the BMW N54 engine and was introduced in the F07 5 Series Gran Turismo. The N55 was BMW’s first straight-six engine to use a twin-scroll turbocharger. It also won three straight Ward’s 10 Best Engines awards in 2011–2013.
The BMW N47D20 engine is a 2.0 Turbo Diesel, also available as a 1.6 litre (N47D16). Unfortunately The N47 engine family is prone to excessive timing chain wear and premature failure. A rattling noise from the rear of the engine is indicative of the condition. In addition the return spring on the turbo’s wastegate was
We’ve recently performed a Carbon Clean on a VW Golf 2.0 16v Turbo EA888 using the only method we find really works, Walnut shells. The EA888 is a family of engines by Volkswagen. In this version from a Mk6 Golf GTI, the engine features Audi’s Fuel Stratified Injection (FSI) direct injection. Cast Iron remains the
We had a Mini Countryman 1.6 (BMW X1 underneath) in recently which was running very badly. The customer wanted a Carbon clean and all the running issues resolved. This car uses the Peugeot / Citroen 1.6 THP engine. In 1.4 litre form EP3/EP3C it is found in all these cars Peugeot 307,207 Mini One, Peugeot
The Volvo C30 1.6D uses the DLD-416 (or more commonly DV6) engine jointly developed by Ford and PSA Group (Peugeot & Citroen) where it is marketed as 1.6 HDi and 1.6 TDCi. Used in cars such as the 307, C3, C4, Fiesta, & Focus to name a few. This is a DOHC 16v engine with