Like a lot of GTV/Spiders my coolant tank had seen better days - in fact you couldnt even see the coolant level through it any more!
Inspired by a few others on here, I set about sorting it.
My first attempt was to remove and clean - I tried the 'rice and bleach' method, and although there was an improvement I think mine was just too far gone...... I also managed to ruin a pair of trousers when the bung popped out the tank and covered me in bleach!
So, off to the local Alfa dealers and a new tank ordered.
Once fitted it really lifts the engine bay
Removing and re-fitting is dead easy, the hardest part is trying to catch as much coolant as possible when you remove the bottom pipe from the tank.
I bought some new jubilee clips and 2L of new coolant - total cost around €50.
Alfa part number is: 60583517 - cost €36 here in NL, so probably about £28
I found one online place selling it for about €2 cheaper, but it was a weeks delivery, so not worth it. The Alfa dealer comes out top for once!