AO Silver Member
Join Date: May 2009
Hi Ciarαn from Dublin myself.
The garage might be talking about the phase/cam variator. Have you noticed a loss in power? if so its prob the phase variator. I had a similar prob in my 155. Once replaced power was back to normal.
To answer your questions €1100 is a rip off big time. Regarding a certain main dealer in South Dublin was it Airton Motors by any chance? They are a bunch of muppets, steer well clear. Actually nearly all Alfa main dealers are. As the lads said PM theredx who will sort you out no bother however he is in Tipp. If you want a proper Alfa mech in Dublin Gerry Campbell in Ti Autos is yer only man. 018386567 is his number. He is in the business years and knows all Alfa's inside out. He is based just off Prussia street.
Not sure bout the Phase Sensor but if its the phase variator it controls the cam as far as I know and not fuel consumption but redx or Gerry can confirm.
30,000 miles should not require a belt change, you should get at least another 10,000 out of it.
Anyway let us know how you get on.
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