Hi, thanks symon and sprint veloce, I have ended up with about three sets of instructions on how to do this job. from dayco and alfa. it must just be me but they all give the impression that the cambelt adjustment tool will bring the pointer up to the small hole that it should line up with, I cant get it to do that and gave the engine a few turns by hand and as you say as belt on long stretch is tight, pointer at correct place. I think I was expecting the adjustment tool to bring pointer up more, Also only had this unloved car for 30.000 miles reciept says belt changed when I purchased it, but never seen a belt as bad as the old one. this and the last time I did an alfa belt was 10 years ago dont remember just so much slack adjuster side. have even had belt back off to count teeth. appreciate your response thanks.