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Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: United Kingdom
I've had a couple of visits to Heath Road Garage, Sandbach in Cheshire with this problem.
Alfie, the owner is currently driving a GT V6, so I feel more confident with him dealing with it and especially test driving the car.
As it was an intermittent fault, it was always going to be a difficult fault to replicate especially as the "thing" was typically choosing to behave itself as soon as a mechanic looked at it, then would kick off again on the drive home.
Alfie replaced suspected clogged brake hoses (and obviously) brake fluid.
The car is 5.5 years old and with full Alfa service history, I suspect that this could have been the first change of this fluid.
I remember picking the car up from the Alfa franchise 14 months ago replete with an "Approved Alfa used waranty", and then pointing out on collection that the service book had its latest stamp missing despite being told by the salesman that it had been serviced in their workshops the week before.
They whisked the car away and performed the "forth year service" (while I had a coffee). Twenty minutes (yes) later it was ready and I could only check that the oil had been changed.
Back to the present.
Seven days later and several hundred miles driven, I have so far had no repeptition of the judder.
However, I'm remaining cautious, given the GT driveshaft reputation and will see how it behaves over the next thousand miles or so.
Heath Road garage is recommended however for specialist Alfa work.