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Jarmo Korhonen
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60k km service with cambelt change

Hi all,

So I've had 60 000 service including cambelt change done to my bella, 2.5 V6. Cost would have been 1200 euros, if I hadn't had some parts myself. I had ordered timing belt, tensioner and two timing belt rollers from Iberparts for 288,59 euros. Seems I would have gotten discount at my Alfa specialist, too, but still I saved some 100 euros. I consider this not bad for two e-mails and 15 minutes of my time. There would have been another belt that I was not aware of that I should have ordered as well.

The cambelt change took the mechanic 6 hours and the rest 3 hours. One hour of labour is 57 euros here nowadays, BTW. T.P. told earlier that it takes only 6,5 hours in Tallinn to do all - Estonians work faster I see : ) You don't have to take the engine off to make the change as I thought earlier. But there's really very little room to operate. The guy's hands looked quite a bit scrathched after the job. I was told that the models from -99 onwards have air-con hoses there to make it even harder.

I have Mobil 1 5W-50 oil now in the engine. Juuso, the mechanic, was very doubtful about Selenia being the right choice for winter (you don't get it in Finland). His opinion was based on experience of Agip oils, when they were also a Ferrari workshop. Can't image anyone wanting to drive a Ferrari in winter here. (It's -15 C and a freezing wind at the moment.) Power steering fluid was also changed, cause it looked real dirty. I remember it was changed also last year, so this particular model is really hard on power steering. Not a big thing, but I don't recall these oils changed so often in my old Alfas.

There was nothing wrong with the car so nothing extra was done. The price is bloody awful, but I don't have to worry about the cambelt for three years with my normal mileage, I hope.

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