Well the new owners of the Alfa stealership in Leeds (Stratstone - part of Pendragon group) have replaced the faulty cambelt tensioner, belt and idlers in record quick time ie less than 48 hours!
BUT only whne I got shirty with them on phone right from start, saying 8k for a failed cambelt tensioner was totally unacceptable.
"We have no courtesy car or garage time available until next Thursday"
"!!!!!!!!, you repaired the car less than 10 months ago. Your problem you fix it. I need a car"
"How did I know it was the cambelt tensioner sir"
"Because young man, I've removed cambelt cover and had a look. Would you like to see a photo of the knackered part? After spending 3k on repairing the damn thing last year I now know the Alfa V6 engine inside out, probably better than your thumb sucking "technicians" who are supposed to have repaired it."
"I'll speak to the manager....."
10 mins later, manager on phone. "We'll have it done by Wednesday if you can get car to us on Monday"
Moral, you don't get if you don't shout...
I have yet to inspect and check out the repair the proper Italian way.....