DB9 Top Gear Track
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: United Kingdom
County: East Sussex
Desparately unlucky. Shame you didn't register on the forum prior to this...or maybe you've lurked for a while.
Despite the number of this type of failure the official line is still 5 years and 72k miles for a timing belt change, and AFAIK the waterpump is not inculded as a service item. Mine's done ~96K now at just under 6 years old, it had its second belts,tensioners and waterpump change yesterday.
If you've got a full AR histoty you may be able to get some sort of goodwill payment from Alfa, but that will only be for work carried out at a main dealer. By the time you've paid their hyper-inflated prices you'd be as well off taking Dan up on his offer. They're in Bournemouth so not a million miles from you....not sure how much recovery would be...but certainly worth a look.
All the best
Last edited by pubsinger; 13-06-12 at 11:41.