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147 servicing & conflicting advice


posted this on the general forum but this one may be better.


Last year as my 147 was on 45000 miles I went for the cambelt/tensioner change and was told by Westover motors that they would therefore do the 72k service.

Now 12 months has passed I have only taken it up to 50,000 but I'm going to get it serviced again. However, Westover is saying they need to service it in order so I'll need the 84k service next, however another Alfa specialist have said this is nonsense and I should go back on track and have the 60k service.

The million dollar question.....who is right?
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Re: 147 servicing & conflicting advice

...summarising my posts on the general Alfa discussion section.

I would get a low mileage annual service done as you only have 5,000 miles since last service if costs are important. Then the next would be the 60K, in about 1 year, with a spark plug change included (otherwise same as 80K).
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Re: 147 servicing & conflicting advice

Originally Posted by Giblets

The million dollar question.....who is right?
Dealer is WRONG! (now theres a surprise!)

Servicing for all cars have a mileage or time limit to them. For example 12months/12,000 miles, 24 months/24,000 miles, or what ever comes first. Take for example the cambelt - Cambelts do not just degenerate in strength when in use as they are under tension all the time and the atmospherics see to the speed in which the rubber looses its strength.
So, if you have done 6,000 miles in 12 months, between the 12,000 mile/12 month service, you need to get the service done.

Hope this makes sense

Dealer is talking tosh.

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