Right.... time for confucious to speak again:
I called AR customer relation and asked about the service interval and this is what they sent to me by email:
Thank you for contacting Alfa Romeo Customer Experience.
I can inform you that Alfa Romeo UK has advised the following service
intervals for your Alfa Romeo 159 2.2 JTS Reg: xxx xxx.
For this particular vehicle the service interval is every 18,000 miles or
If I can be of any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me.
You can always contact us by replying to this email or calling 00800 2532
0000, choosing option 1, and we will be more than happy to help. Our
opening hours are Monday to Saturday, 9am to 6pm.
Alfa Romeo Brand Ambassador.
Now what ??? I still feel the service interval is 18,000 miles or every 2 years for a major service after reading the handbook!!