Fixing all your keys
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: United Kingdom
County: Tyne and Wear
Re: need urgent help!! balance plugs??
Balance plugs? What are they? I hope someone else knows because its one I've not heard of. Maybe they have a different name locally than in the UK?
Taking the gearbox off always takes a long time, although 12 hours is a very long time! You could find an independent garage that will be a lot cheaper but it might also be worth you finding out the exact problem first. My old 155 has had a gearbox gasket oil leak for 5 years now. It loses about an egg cup full per month or two so as long as I top it up from time to time it's just fine. If the problem isn`t dangerous you might be able to live with it for years and years.
Get a second opinion, preferably from an independent Alfa specialist is my advice.