Missing some horses
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater London
Re: Timing Belt
Have a look around this very forum (147, 156 & GT) - I may be wrong but I think we have had posts regarding 3 seperate belt failures this last week - they do happen, Alfa reduced the recommended service intervals by 50% from 72,000 to 36,000 for a reason - the belts do and will fail.
I bought my 147 a few weeks ago and after the expense of purchasing it, taxing it, insuring it, parking permits etc I was skint but as she had 35700 on the clock I made sure the belts got done.
There is no way of knowing when they will go but when they do it is an expensive thing to put right, you could take the chance but everytime you drive the car you will think about it.