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poohbah

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Re: Buyers Remorse
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2018, 11:17:33 PM »
hey Philpot, make sure you update us when you get to look at it. Especially if some crazed loon has decided to swap a Busso for a twinny. Certifiable!
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« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2018, 01:23:03 AM »
Ah sorry I only glanced at the photo and I'm not familiar with the JTS engines.

So hang on guys, shall we just regroup here.

Are we then not simply seeing a JTS engine (i.e. the correct engine) but with  a twin spark cover?

If yes....meh no big deal.

Sorry if I've more missed something.

That aside, I know you've been to auto delta and I've had zero dealings with them myself, but I would ALSO strongly suggest getting input from Chileberti motors.

Lastly I do know a guy in the hills looking to sell his 156 black on black JTS manual for possibly around $3k ish.

Its not perfect and he's had a few issues but sounds much better condition than what you have.

If you're remotely interested in checking it out let me know and I'll get you his number (son of a friend of mine).
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Mick A

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Re: Buyers Remorse
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2018, 11:12:47 PM »

So hang on guys, shall we just regroup here.

Are we then not simply seeing a JTS engine (i.e. the correct engine) but with  a twin spark cover?



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Re: Buyers Remorse
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2018, 09:22:37 PM »
Mick A - Yes, but I still wonder why/how it came about having a twin spark cover.

Also I had another look through the service book and the last receipt (that they had given me at least) and it turns out they had taken it to Celiberti's, they're the ones that noted the noisy variator and other bits and pieces that needed doing back then.
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Re: Buyers Remorse
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2018, 03:14:08 PM »
Well I'm confident chilebertis wouldn't have been the one to swap the engine cover.

Its also not unusual for a car owner to ignore or at least defer recommendation on a service report until later of course.

They may have got a verbal quote for the work and chosen to leave of till later, or sell the car cheap.

Chileberti keep records on a the cars so you could even ring them with the vin number or rego and have a chat "based on the last time you saw to car, what needed doing and what would be the cost?"
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Future: I've stopped looking. Wife says "No more Alfas" lol.