To update this, it turns out that all the tappets need to be replaced. That’ll be 16 lots of £33, plus labour, so a total of around £700. Alfa have offered to cover half the cost, do people think this is a decent outcome?
I guess it is a lot better than nothing, but equally a little disappointing given that it was barely out of warranty, has only done 30,000 miles and has a full dealer service history. Presumably if I’d just driven it a bit more the problem would have happened sooner and it would all have been covered.
General experience of dealing with Alfa customer services was pretty good. They weren’t always the fastest to return calls, but when I did speak to them Mario was very helpful. Mark at Mangos has also been very helpful throughout. Unfortunately for them the cash I had been thinking about spending on Mod 4 is now being used on tappets – distinctly less interesting!