Took the Sportwagon Ti 2.4 JTDM to my trusty Alfa mechanic for its first service since we bought it in December last year. It now has new Penrite HP5 oil, (much cheaper than that gold dust containing Selenia stuff the dealers use, and probably even better quality), and new oil, air and fuel filters. Luigi had trouble getting some of the undertray bolts off due to the captive nuts spinning, but he has a special tool for that situation and has fixed them so they won't be a problem next time. He didn't enjoy replacing the worn alternator belt. He says it is now at the top of his worst jobs list and he works on all models of Alfas, Lambos, Ferraris, Maseratis and others. He had to undo the air conditioner compressor to get it on. He found a small hose that goes to the turbo from the front of the engine compartment that was almost worn through and constricted, due to rubbing on the plastic cover. I would have lost turbo boost fairly soon. That's what I love about Luigi. He is very thorough and conscientious and I always know my cars will be maintained at the highest possible standard.
We are going on a week's holiday to Victoria in a couple of weeks and are looking forward to driving the car through some great countryside and the Great Ocean Road, which is spectacular.
2004 GT 3.2 V6, Grigio Stromboli
2008 159 ti 2.4 JTDM Sportwagon, Grigio Stromboli
1989 75 3 litre V6, black
1988 75 3 litre, red, (son's car now)
2000 156 TS 2 litre, Cosmos Blue, (daughter's car)