I have a bad feeling I may be in the same boat boys, my Spider has 37,000 and the warning light came on, plugged it in a the code coming up is P0013 been told that it is either the chain that needs replacing or the cam solenoid valve which would only cost £80 instead of the £600 for the chain. Any idea what the solenoid does and how it would sort the problem out.
And has any ever actually been able to get the timing chain paid for BY Alfa? I have no warranty but I did not expect such a major component to need replacing at 37,000 miles! I can understand if steering racks need replacing due to potholes ect, but a chain which is designed to not need changing.... suddenly needs changing at such a short amount of mileage surely they need to foot the bill?!