As anyone with a V6 knows, changing the oil is a right pain as the filter is a sod to get to.
The good news is that Alfa have a menu price of 30 minutes fof the job. That made me laugh as the poor sod who can do a V6 oil change in 30 minutes from on and off the ramp is very brave about his knuckle skin. Nevertheless, it actually makes an Alfa dealer service quite cheap if you just ask for the oil change and do the rest yourself.
I`m about top do a 60K service on mine (yep, its the third one its had!). There's just a few things I would like to ask before I try it.
Do I need a special tool to get the inlets back attached to the plenum chamber? They are those daft clip things and they don`t look easy to refit. I don`t mind getting a tool from halfrauds if anyone has tried and can recommend one.
What brand of plugs to use? I`m not particularly interested in super vandium/plantinum/diamond-tipped ones, just the standard alfa ones but not at alfa prices. Bosch? Champion?
What is the gapping for the plugs?
Oh by the way, anyone interested in a photo story of the job? Its not the hardest job but it might give someone the nerve to do it themselves and save a few hours of labour charges.