Re: HELP TPB + FEEL GOOD! 164 TS problems - suspension+CHG
..they're sort of heavy on rear shocks, so anything second hand will probably be close to knackered too. maybe buy the KYB's from buypartsby and sell them after..? they do them at a very good price..
don't think there's anything too out of the ordinary regarding the head gasket, though you may want to find out the specs for torqueing down the head after.. i had it done a few yers back by a non-alfa mechanic and it only lasted 20k miles.. he was a good enough mechanic, but wasn't used to alfas..
that said, the tanks do get a bit dirty looking, especially in the V6's, so maybe your mechanic is right.. is it smokey..?