Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: United Kingdom
why is alfa rubber so expensive??
OK the bill for the beast [2.4 JTDm] is growing!
Was under the car with the tray down checking the air cleaner (has had water in it in the past) when I spotted a tiny cut in the hose from the turbo to the heat exchanger. Did not think it had penetrated fully through the wall but I'm all for preventative medicine and replace before repair. No codes or performance issues - yet.
So the shock
OK it's probably about 30cm long, couple of bends, 50/60mm in dia so it's not the smallest of hoses but £89 + VAT for a replacement !!!! Feel sorry for the parts assistant I hope his hearing was not damaged when I dropped the phone on the floor with shock! Even the 2nd hand dealers know the cost of this - £40 on ebay.
What is the justification -- is rubber or silicone rubber really that exotic and expensive? For £108 I would have expected to have been able to have bought a complete rubber catsuit.....let alone a single hose.