156 cambelt confusion
Right, first of all hi everybody and I am very happy to find this forum and share veiws and er, rants with you all.
I have owned alfas on and off for years too many to mention (years that is) and I have wanted a black 156 selespeed with the smaller spoiler ever since they came out, I will try to make this short. This April I became the proud owner of a 1999 14,000 mile one owner model COOOL so far, it is six months today since I bought the car and I have had a few problems with the selespeed unit but I digress this is about the cambelt.
Last week I took the car for its 24,000 mile service everything went ok until I read the bill it said and I quote: inspect and advise customer cambelt change!!uhh!??? I thought, so I asked what this meant reply: oh it's fairly ambiguous it's just a dictact from Alfa Romeo we have to tell every body this said the guy at the garage.
I asked to see the manager and he told me there was nothing wrong with my cambelt but to change it before 30,000 miles??!UHH! I thought again.
Sooo I rang Alfa Romeo UK and said what is going on? then he said the manager at the garage told him that my cambelt had a problem because he rang the garage and they had told him this(are you still with me?) So I then rang the garage once again and said WHAT THE ****** IS WRONG WITH MY CAMBELT?? and you can guess what they said can't you? nothing they said!!
I am at a loss with all of this because when I picked the car up I told the boss man at the dealership I was going to France on holiday and I wanted to be reasured there was absolutely no problem with my cambelt and he gave me this.
The guy from Alfa Romeo who rang me said he has been informed that there is a problem with my cambelt and the manager from my Alfa dealer will be ringing me er, yesterday only guess what he didn't.
I really love my 156 it's great but I have a feeling the dealers are trying to fleece me OR the is a problem with cambelt manufacturing and Alfa are just trying to cover their own backs.
sorry for the long post frown