AKA Mechman - Back
in the Alfa fold!
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: United Kingdom
Previous owners and A/C fan inop
Morning everyone - I spent a very interesting 20 minutes on the phone last night chatting to the previous owner of my car.He confirmed all of the missing service history for me and is going to get copies of all the bills from the dealer for the past 9 years that he had the car!An absolute star or what!Fortunate he was so helpful ,as the service book is missing and the dealer cant get hold of service books for cars that old any more.
One thing he did say was that they thought that the inop A/C blower fan was probably down to a relay and not likely to be the fan unit itself ,as usually happens.The fan has previously been replaced on my car.Does anyone have any experince of this - the dealer didn't do any exhaustive tests ,just a quick look .
Also ,my guy was quoted nearly £900 to replace the exhaust system!!!!(Alfa stealer prices) ,so when you add up all the other little problems the car has (MAF gone ,exhaust , blower) it is no wonder he decided to change it ,as the work was only ever going to be done by the main agent!Fortunate for me though.Oddly ,he lives in Wales and chopped the car in ,and I bought the car at Auction in Exeter - amazing how cars travel in the motor trade!
Finally ,he did say he had owned Alfas since 1976 and the 166 was by far the best one he had owned!