6 cylinders. Big
AO Silver Member
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: West Midlands
Alfa official guidance is for the 90K intervals on the cam belts for the dervs.
But most indies suggest a 72K interval for the cam belts.
I had mine done at 72K to be on the safe side. Also had the water pump done as my car is an 07 car, the water pump was of the older design with plastic bits and bobs in it. This was replaced while the belt was off for the more up to date version.
My indie suggested that the water pump can throw the plastic bits out and either seize the bearings or throw the belt, either way it won't be cheap or pretty.
So the belt and pump were done to keep me breathing and sleeping easier. Some run theirs to the full 90K, as do most fleet vehicles. Not worth the risk in my eyes.
And the beauty is that the 90K service due in a few weeks will only be £140 rather than the £550 I paid for the 72K! Gulp...
Moved over to the dark side
And loving it