Originally Posted by mick164
..alfa mad, are they sienas on your 166? very nice..
Yup. Not particularly buckled yet ;-) Permit me to ask, but might I have seen your 164 tb (with Sienas) in a certain garage?
By the way, I found parts of the following checklist (which I have customised to the Alfa TS) quite useful:
Presale service is expected to be a Full service and inspection to Alfa specification, which should include (but not limited to):
Poll engine control unit for any logged fault codes and report
New cam (timing) belt including other belts (balancer belt, multibelt), tensioners, idler pulleys, phase variator, fan belt etc.
New spark plugs
Check water pump; check engine mounts
Oil change (fully synthetic + provide bottle of same for top up), coolant change, replace all filters (air, oil, pollen etc.)
Will probably require new brake pads (especially front) if not done recently. New brake, clutch and steering fluid. Check wear on hand brake cable. Check discs for warping and replace if necessary; brake linings.
Check tyre wear (are these the original tyres? Spare wheel + jack etc.? Tyre pressure, alloy wheel deformation)
Do wheel tracking (alignment) and balancing
Check suspension (springs, shocks [especially rear shocks], ball joints, bushes, rubber boots gaiters etc.) and steering (was there an Alfa recall on hydraulic hose? Driveshaft joints condition?)
Check clutch wear
Check condition of hydraulic circuits (hoses and covers)
Check air conditioning (need regassing? is there bacteria build up?) and heater
Check all bulbs and headlight focus
Check operation of alarm, central locking, electric windows, heated seats (if applicable)
Require emissions check with print out
Check condition of battery
Check auto wiper function, wiper blades, screenwash and spray
Check radio and CD player; check petrol flap; check boot release
Check electric mirrors; check windscreen; check seatbelts
Ensure that security/ICS codes are provided with car