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Re: Buying a 166

Originally Posted by Barmybob View Post
So I will now have to take the chance that my chap can change the idler without needing to re-set all the cams & crank.
I could not manage it, had to set the whole lot, similar situation, but my belt had snapped so he had to change that the bearings are not horrendous 36 ea IIRC, just not worth the risk.
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Originally Posted by ivorycalthorpe View Post

looks like a nice one here? check the current alfa selection listing

i nearly bought a saab of these people a few years ago and they seemed very good. interesting to see that they have now gone for alfa's as well.

interested in a 166 myself so have been follwoing thread with interest
Just seen this one for sale after a having mine for about a month.
I kind of gave up on the idea of finding one with that spec and mileage for that kind of money. There is nothing wrong with the one I bought for 4k (pictured in my avatar), but I feel really naffed off I didn't wait for the ultimate 'right' car to come along!

Fortunately mine's had a 1k cambelt service and a whole heap of bills in the service history, so maybe I shouldn't get the hump. There's no saying the one on is perfect. The things that look odd straight away are the parking sensors and the oddly matching dashboard to blue leather. Mind you, it's got a sunroof, nice bodykit, lower miles, nicer wheels.... ...oh dear, I better stop before I top myself!
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I'm selling mine in Nuvola Blue, see the sales section if you are interested give me a bell
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