Loving my red
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: United Kingdom
Wherever you go make sure they do all the folllowing bits (See list below). Fiat Coupes always had a reputation for breaking cambelts and Alfa-like paranoia ensued. I spoke to an independent garage (down south) and he told me (in "confidence") that he'd naturally encourge everyone to get the cambelts changed (good money!) but that he'd never actually seen a snapped one - it was always the idlers/tensioners that broke up OR the anciliary belt (or its idlers/tensioners that broke) and meant the anciliary belt got tangled up in the cambelt with obvious results.
Cambelt Tensioners (I believe there are two on the V6 cambelt)
Anc belt idler(s)
Anc belt tensioners
Just be careful. This is quite a long list and reputable garages replace the lot as a matter of course, others will try and get away with just the cambelt making them a hell of a lot of money.
and I'd also ask to get the waterpump replaced while you're at it as well.....
Last edited by perksy; 06-02-10 at 10:32.