Hi Wrinx, when the join is made with electrical pvc tape (which isn't waterproof) and the join is right under the car where it'll definately get wet, I'd say that's poor. On top of this, I have the reciept for when it was changed last time. The guy was charged £68 for the probe. That is what a proper one costs from Alfa !!!! So I think the garage have been at the capers.
Anyway, I have lots of reciepts for various work done on the car and a lot of the "replaced" parts seem a bit worn ie. front suspension bushes done in July 2001, cost the guy £350 all in, but the bushes look perished and my front suspension is knocking. This is adding to a list of things I've found "wrong" with the car although it has been regularly serviced by the same garage since it was a year old. The same garage has been spotted wheel spinning 155's and 156's up and down the street where it's based. (my wife works at the end of the road).
Ah well, it's done now.....