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Could be a stupid ? BUT

Would I be correct in saying that only Alfa Dealers and their Garages can fully diagonse 24 valve problems and that independants do not have the correct equipment, or, am I talking a load of b---ocks. This forum works well.
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There are specialists that have varying levels of diagnostic equipment-but bear in mind that dealers will have the latest up to date expensive stuff-thats one reason why they can charge more money than a small specialist-it all depands on what you want diagnosing really.
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Thanks. Just want the engine set up correctly and see if their are any major running problems. I understand Alfa Garage rates are about 70 per hour not bad for an 8 hour day. Iam a project manager wish I was getting the same rates. Anyway thanks for the help.
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Olds in Dorchester wanted 75 just to connect my 2.0 16v for a Diagnosis, that wasn't including the correction of any faults they found. A specialist I know wanted just 35 for the same job and as far as I know they're gonna be just as good as the dealer because they want my custom back again.

I know dealerships and they are (in the most) complete rip-off merchants. They charge customers a fortune for labour & parts yet pay their skilled workers barely over minimum wage. A friend of mine who works for a Citroen Dealership gets paid just over 6p/h & he's the most skilled technician they have. The Dealership takes in 49p/h per man; five men, eight hour day = 2000 a day in just labour think parts.....

Go to a private specialist if you can, they need your money more!!!

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