Right, the concluding part of my little epic......
Firstly the job list:
oh.. and a clutch
...so my missus starts looking round for quotes, I'm thinking "yeah yeah grand easy"
Timing belt, tensoner and variator, supply and fit (origonal parts I think
£199.99 - yep a penny under £200
Valeo Clutch, supply and fit - £250.00
That's right, the whole lot for £450 quid
Now that's what I call stonkin' value - it took 'em just over a day and a half, because they had to wait for a new set of fly-wheel bolts to come from Alfa.
I'll put some picci's of the offending items later on in this thread, and I'll write a garage review, so that you know where I'm talking about.
The place is called Formula 1 Auto Centres, the've got a branch in Derby, and a couple more in this area. They have a website which I think is:
and that should have a list of branches.
They also do a price-match on most things, but I would check with them, before you go steaming in.
how do I feel ?!