159/Brera 1750 TBI Cambelt change warning
I thought I better just put this out there for something to all 1750 owners to be aware of. Autolusso Penrith opened its doors for trading in November 2014. I placed a large order for cam locking tools for all models and engine varieties of Alfa Romeos, but as of yet I have still not received the 1750 timing tools. I've spoken to Shop4Parts & Alfashop, neither have stock of the tools, I've spoken to my local franchise dealer who can't get the tools at the moment, I've also spoken to Partsworld who were very helpful in trying to locate me a set but unfortunately there are none in stock in the UK, and they are on backorder with no ETA from Italy. Neither Sealey or Laser yet manufacture an aftermarket version of the tool, and Eurocarparts do not have anything listed for this engine yet from any of their other tool suppliers. Totally Alfa don't have them listed yet either.
We're doing a cambelt change on a 1750 on Friday, many thanks to Ned at Autolusso Bedfordshire for the loan of the tools required to properly complete the job. This is just a caution to all 1750 owners who may be due a cambelt change shortly, make sure you go to somewhere with the correct cam and crank locking tools, as it seems they are currently unavailable and I'm sure some of the more unscrupulous garages would try to carry out the job without the correct tools rather than turn the work away.
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