Just got my Car Back and am lighter in the pocket to the tune of $4700. AUD (2540 GBP)
If I had purchased parts from Alfa I would be closer to $9000 AUD lighter.. (4870 GBP)
the car now purrs like a kitten.
I have the parts and they are the same as GM Parts (will update later on Part numbers)
Same thing said by my mechanic, too infrequent oil changes. so I will be changing oil every 6 months from now on. Absolutely has transformed the car. sounds great and goes like a rocket. well a little rocket..
Labour was 3 days . 1 day to take the engine out, half a day to remove and replace bits. 1.5 days to put engine back into car replace gearbox oil, regas aircon, coolant refill, oil, connect all ancillaries and belts and test then check on hoist again. check for errors and give me my keys back.
happy for now