I've owned my 05 Sportivo for about 6 months and never had any issues with it until I tried to start it today and it just wouldn't turn over, absolutely no indication that anything was amiss on a longish 1.75 hours yesterday. Car has been driven pretty sedately due to having a child in the car and therefore aren't sure whether lift was working prior to problem. Called RACV who were able to start it by giving it heaps of gas, but it was idling horribly and something was obviously wrong. He checked idle control, electrics, cyclinders etc, but couldn't work out what was wrong with it and couldn't get a reading on his scan tool. RACV guy thought it was a timing problem and I had to get it towed to a mechanic. Mechanic advised my wife (who is due to give birth any moment- such a great time to have your car brake down ) there was a fault code for the OCV for variable timing, quoted $200 for a new one which they informed her would take 4 weeks to deliver if they could not find a second hand part. They also stated they were not 100% if an new OCV would fix the problem. My questions are: does it sound like a OCV problem? Is $200 reasonable and is 4 weeks for a new one realistic?
Any help would greatly be appreciated as we need the car as quickly back as possible as we'd only be able to get a hire car for 4 days.