Thankyou cj romeo, Smallville, Dzasterous, you do make me blush.
If i am asked about my experiences and the costs and delays and all the rest i will be honest and tell the TRUTH - on that basis you have nothing to worry about!!
Phew, so you'll be telling people that although you blame aforalfa for what happened to your engine, you cannot be sure where your oil feed bar was turned around, just that the people you asked first said, "it wasn't us" so you ran with that, and put blame with the easy target, even though the easy target never actually worked on the head, and the persons he instructed to do so were aware this fault could happen, and checked it before it left them? Good, i wont worry.
Tatters40, i just want to say what i said nearly three years ago, AforAlfa's workmanship has nothing to do with what happened to your engine, aforalfa had no part in the rebuilding of you cylinder head, nor the fitting of it, so please do not call into question the workmanship of AforAlfa. Bad service, by way of not being the "fall guy" you were after, the easy target, well, i am sorry you feel that way, and the poor service in not returning calls etc, and i apologise for that, at the time my customer service skills were very limited. Also, as has been said before, This really is a case of too many cooks spoil the broth, which is why no-one, in this tangled tale could, or would accept liability, one person, one job is a rule i work by to this day, and will continue to do so.
Also, thankyou, thankyou for being my lesson in turning down any work that doesn't feel right, since this incident, i reckon i have been saved from a lot of bother by having this experience under my belt.
I hope that you are now enjoying alfa ownership, and that you are happy with whoever is looking after the car for you, but i will thankyou to refrain from trying to damage my family's livelihood with unproven theories, focusing on workmanship that was carried out everywhere but aforalfa, that happened a long, long time ago.
To finish up, i'd like to apologise to Mr Alfaowner and the Alfaowner team, if this thread has caused you any headache, it's not great that this thread is out to air in public, but at least this way i can defend myself, and for letting me do so, please accept my thanks