Re: 147 cambelt change, should i do the water pump too?
Well I look at it this way - pump was only €50, so may as well get it out of the way as I plan to keep the car until the 149 is out late next year. Variator was €175, and death rattle was getting worse. The expensive part of the repairs was that and the 5.5hrs of labour.
Result - engine is as sweet as it's ever been, sounds and performs better than before. They did a great job including cleaning all the engine and sticking a printed label stating belt done at 125,000km!!
Work was done by an official Alfa garage just outside Milan, have been going to them for past 3 years and they have a full track record of all maintenance done on the car. Not cheap, but quality of work is A1 and they know what has to be done and when.