<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Alfa 147 Distinctive:
<strong> <blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by dave:
if the car is pulling to the left,it could be because the geometry is out,as most cars are when leaving the factory apparently.Best thing to do is find a proper laser alignment centre,they will have a PC and will reset the car.After a hard airfield day my car pulled left,the toe settings were way out,negative on one side and positive the other,as an example.
Get this done or suffer badly worn tyres and poor handling</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Dave,
Thanx for the advice! I will have it examined wink </strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Brought my Bella today for a second opinion to another dealer than mine. This is what the second opinion dealer said (and from today he is also going to be my new dealer):
- They adjusted the drivers door as it wasn't attached well. He explained that how he adjusted it. My old dealer adjusted it and fecked up the door. Since he adjusted it, I could hear the door move while driving (I hope you understand what I mean! ).
- My backseat missed one bolt from the closing mechanism. My old dealer ordered the bolt which never arrived (and I guess it will never). My new dealer took one bolt from an Alfa 147 in the showroom and bolted it to mine (how's this for service). I think they keep a spare car reservered in the showroom for me wink for future requests
- My new dealer found a rather big imbalance in the front wheels and corrected them. My old dealer came with the ****5hit "you're left tyre was pressurized 1.2 bar.....that's why the car pulled to the LEFT
. Well it was pulling to the right and I felt slight vibrations on the steering wheel when travelling 130-140 km/h
- My new dealer also warned me that my front tires won't make it to the next service (60.000 km). It's got 45.000 on the counter now and he told me to stop by at 50.000 km to check the tyres and to replace them if necessary! My old dealer just handed me the keys and that's it!
The nice part about this all is that my new dealer ACTUALLY EXPLAINED AND TOLD ME WHAT THE MECHANIC DIAGNOZED ON THE CAR AND HOW HE DID SOLVE THE PROBLEMS. GREAT SERVICE! REALLY!
I'm very happy that the issues I had with my Bella finally have been solved or properly looked at!