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super66

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86 posts

80 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
Hi Guys.

I've recently bought a 147 JTDM, the previous owner says the cambelt has been changed but has no proof so i want to get it check out.
Is there a way of checking a cambelt on one of these? or can you only see it as you start to strip it, ie easier just to have it changed?

And can anybody recommend a garage around the leeds/huddersfield area.

Cheers

wrinx

668 posts

128 months

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Monday 24th September 2012 quote quote all
I'd be more inclined to find out where the PO is supposed to have had the cambelt changed and call them to check.

wrinx

HebdenHedgehog

237 posts

56 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
As Wrinx says best if you can contact the garage that did the work.

However, if you decide to proceed with a belt change etc, Turin Motors seem to have a decent reputation in that area

http://www.turinmotors.co.uk/

super66

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86 posts

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
Been in contact with the garage and they said they don't keep records for that long. So in that case, it's either not been done or was long enough ago to have it changed again now anyway. Have also been in contact with turin, they are quoting £435 for cambelt, water pump, tensioner and anti freeze. Sounds a bit pricey to me, what do you guys think! wish i had the time to do it myself but just haven't, ah well!

bobda

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122 months

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Sunday 30th September 2012 quote quote all
£435 is a bit rich for cambelt & waterpump change as It can be done for £350 at other specialists - unfortunately there aren't any others in Leeds which is probably why Turin charge that amount. Alfatech in Huddersfield, JJB Motors in York are a couple of alternatives that spring to mind. There's a list here; http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/yorkshire/136347-lo...
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super66

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Monday 1st October 2012 quote quote all
Cheers Bobda, I'm glad you felt the same. I had a quote from a local garage for £323 but as not being a specialist i'm not keen. waiting for a quote from JJB now.


super66

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86 posts

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
:O JJB have got back to me and they want £480!!

HebdenHedgehog

237 posts

56 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
The best value Alfa specialist I know in the UK at the moment is 'A for Alfa', but he's a bit further south than Yorkshire.

Maybe worth calling him and getting a price?


super66

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
Thanks for that, Have checked their website and wow yes they are cheap, but it is a 3 hour drive each way. might be worth it mind if i can't find anyone close to that price!

exgtt

1,587 posts

100 months

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Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
Can vouch for Alfatec in Hudds. They did the clutch/cambelt/upper arms on my 156 V6, Danny had the scars to prove it (well scratches on his arms!). Cant miss it - right next to the Galpharm stadium.


Also these guys have a good rep - never used them personally though.

http://www.cwlear.co.uk/


Edited by exgtt on Tuesday 2nd October 22:59

HebdenHedgehog

237 posts

56 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
CW Lear = Wyn Lear who is a fantastic Alfa mechanic. Sadly he moved to New Zealand a few years ago, sold the buisiness and they trade under his name. I've heard mixed things about them, some good some not so.

A for Alfa would be worth a trip south IMO if you have the time

Edited by HebdenHedgehog on Wednesday 3rd October 10:21

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