Re: My Love has gone down the pan - for good.
I think you have a good case and Alfa haven't got a leg to stand on.
I'm not familiar with the diesel engine,but if the water pump is driven from the cam belt,then that water pump should be designed to last at least as long as the cam belt ,72k miles (ONLY if the FIRST cam belt change is stated at 72k miles).
Theres no sense in having a water pump with a lifespan of 60k when the timing belt is to be changed at 72k,as you have to renew the timing belt every time its loosened to change the water pump.
I think Alfa are giving you the runaround to try and put you off,the "60k miles in three years is a high milage therefore tough"attitude is totally unacceptable,thats only 400 miles a week,perfectly normal.
If you have owned that car from new and always had it serviced on schedule at a main dealer,then Alfa should pay up,no excuse.
The waterpump was the weak link,it failed before it was due to be replaced(timing belt)therfore destroying the engine.
You questioned your dealer at 60k regarding the timing belt and he said "No problem,we'll do it at 72k" then your dealer is also,to a degree,responsible
Hang in there ash6812 and stand your ground.