water pump seizure, snapped belt
Just had my water pump seize at 'motorway speeds' snapping the timing belt in my GT JTD 20v, done 62k, thought you could add me too your list.
Im looking at the Alfa 'goodwill' option since I have no warranty left on the car. Has anyone ever had any success using this route?
The bill came to £900, I've heard of worse bills than that.
That was for timing belt, water pump, (obviously) tensioner, and 20 valve caps, the tecno's will know that these are the sacraficial brittle caps that sit on top of the valve and will break during timing belt failure and save your valves, thats the clever bit
but now for the stupid bit, why in todays modern technology does Alfa have a water pump on the same belt as the timing, most manufacturers nowadays have auxialliary belts for water pumps. Bombproof engine, stupid design.