Last year (2007) my GTV V6 went in for it's BIG belt service by previous owner @ 51k miles at a Alfa workshop in Glasgow.
Now, I have sent my car last week to my local Alfa for work @56k (GTA cams etc) and I told them that the car had the big service last year, so the only thing I should need would be new cam belt and seals/gaskets etc.
Just got a call telling me my part prices/update along with them saying I need a new main tensioner belt as the only thing changed on the last service was the bearing tensioners, not the main one!
So I call the place in Glasgow that had the car last who are sure as
he11 they have changed them and they have charged for them.
The belt is being held at my local Alfa while I have called ARUK and put a complaint against the garage in Glasgow.
My Alfa guy reckons that some garages don't change them due to the price of them....£110!
Now, I don't mind paying for it if the job is done but to charge for the belt and not do it....
Will also be contacting the previous owner just in case he is still using them!