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Originally Posted by puroalfista View Post
Hey Ribzy,

Sounds like the timing chain is about to go. My Alfa 159 3.2 did exactly the same thing... went on for about 6months before the chain finally was overstretched so you may have a few months ago.
i'm now facing the same problem. My dealer (i'm in Czech Republic) tells me, the whole thing, including work will cost over 3.500EUR (2.800 GBP). From the discussions here, something stinks fishy.
Can you say how much you changed the chain for (parts/work)? I know it mustn't be the same over here in CZ, but at least an indication would be good.

(I take it, all prices stated before 500 - 800 GBP are for JTS2.2. engines, as there are majority)

thanks in advance.
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Originally Posted by Leonidas21 View Post
Hi Guys

I'm having the same issue with my 159 2.2 JTS. The timing chain needs replacing and the car hasn't even done 35K miles yet. Those chains are supposed to last for the life of the car. I've contacted ARUK to get them to accept responsibility and pay for the new chain to be installed because the stretched timing chain is a well known fault. AR customer service have fobbed me off because my car is a 2006 and out of warranty which is not acceptable.

The Sale of Goods 1979 states a product bought buy the consumer must be "Fit for purpose". The 2.2 JTS timing chain deosn't appear to be fit for purpose if it is failing at under 35K miles. ARUK are getting away with murder on this one and it appears alot of people are out of pocket because of this fault. I'm going to approach the Office of Fair Trading and the BBC Watchdog TV program.

The Alfa Owners club should be speaking with one loud voice on this issue. AR need to admit liability for this and offer to fix the problem free of charge. We need to make a big stink about this - Alfa won't like the bad public relations.

Please contact me if you are interested in getting involved.
Hi Leon, are you still pursuing AR over your timing belt issue? Happy to supply my details as had mine (brera 2.2) replaced at an AR specialist earlier this year and hit me in the pocket big time as I don't have a warranty. Have you had any luck and have you had many others contacting you with same problem? Cheers Richard
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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?!
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