Well This morning I travelled over to Alfa Tech in Huddersfield to get my beloved GTV sorted.
I left him a long list of problems with my car, and it will have a service and cam belt change. The other list is as follows:
Investigate leak in braking system
Investigate smell of burning plastic coming from engine
Check all brake pads and discs
Rear suspension squeak
ABS light comes on intermittently
Check for damage underneath car (exhaust) when it was kerbed.
I am bracing myself for a big bill here
I will let you know when they get back to me.
On a side note, the lads at Alfa Tech seem very friendly, and helpful. I travelled over to Huddersfield this morning form Oldham (not too far), and when I dropped off my car, I asked the lad the directions to the train station so I could get home. He made a quick phone call, and then threw me a set of keys to an Alfa 156, and said drive that home, no questions, just take it. If first impressions are anything to go by, then Alfa Tech in Huddersfield are very good indeed.
I'll let you know the damage to my GTV later!