147 head gasket problems
I've got a 2004 147 2.0 selespeed. Lovely car, had it since new, done 63,000 miles. Head gasket went recently, it was replaced by my local alfa guy, who charged me £1,350 for the job. He did say that he'd had trouble flushing out the coolant system after he'd done it.
Anyway, 750 miles later (and about 400 miles from home) the car starts overheating. Oil and water leaking onto the road. The RAC guy said it looked like the gasket had gone again. The car was put on a truck and taken back to the guy who'd replaced the gasket first time. He says that either the gasket has failed again (he did skim the engine block), or there's a crack in the block. If the former he'll fix it free of charge. If the latter, he's going to charge me £450 plus VAT, which he says is parts only.
I wonder if this sounds fair?