What work will have been done to my Brera?
My Brera's got roughly 120k on the clock, but only service stamps for the PDI, dated 30/07/08, plus the following services (all main dealer):
18/06/09 - 17,914 miles
11/05/10 - 36,036
06/04/11 - 53845
13/01/11 - 75768 (I assume that should have been 13/01/12, it's easy enough to do early in January)
Given the lack of history, but having found an air filter that had a manufactured date from 2012, I wrote to the previous owner and asked if they could give me any more info. I've had the following back as part of an email:
"The car was also serviced by the main dealers at 96,000 miles, which I forgot (and them) to have a formal stamp. Bauer Millet have ceased trading in Manchester and I'm not sure if they sent a record centrally to Alfa, it was subsequently serviced in 2014 via Halfords.
Unfortunately I don't have any of the above paperwork, but to my knowledge the cam belt hasn't been changed. In 2011 the car had a new DPF and alternator. Besides a replacement fly wheel there hasn't been any other major works carried out."
So, it was main dealer serviced for roughly 5 years and 100,000 miles. I'm sure halfrauds wouldn't have done the cam belt change if it hadn't already been done, but a main dealer should have done it at 5 years/90k which was it's last dealer service.
How likely is it that the belt wasn't done? I personally would have remembered, but I know some people don't take too much notice and just pay the bill. Having said that, an owner who knows that the DPF, alternator and flywheel have been done doesn't sound like one of them. What sort of reputation did Bauer Millet have for service work?
The other thing I'm wondering is would the flywheel have been changed without the clutch being done at the same time?