£700 is way too much. As suggested shop around, be prepared to travel if necessary, you will save money. Make sure by the way when the job is done the full cambelt kit is used (this includes the idle bearing as well as the cambelt and tensioner - the idle bearing is known to seize up, stripping the belt). I presume you have a CF4 engine so the Alfa part number for the kit is 71354559. And yes get the waterpump changed as well, that is an absolute must.
Remember there are good specialists and bad specialists. With the bad ones I include those who may be good but they know they are good, have their heads firmly shoved up their own bottoms, and will charge at least the same, if not more than an official dealer.
Last edited by Spider95; 23-12-11 at 16:35.